Foursquare Launches New Vanity URLs for Profiles

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It looks as though Foursquare has dropped “user&# in its vanity URLs for profiles. I can’t find confirmation of this change site-wide on or on Foursquare’s Twitter account , but it is clear that the old URLs are broken. If you link to your Foursquare profile on your website or blog, now would be a good time to double-check your link and make the necessary edits. Just a quick note to nonprofits!

Four Creative Uses of Facebook Profile Pics by Nonprofits on Facebook Pages

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Beyond the obvious graphic design work, what’s exceptionally clever is that they have created long vertical profile pics that when cropped in Status Updates produce a solid, square avatar that’s seen by their Fans in their News Feeds. The consistent use of a square avatar is necessary for successful online branding on social networking sites. The question is, will these profile pics function similarly when the new Facebook Pages go live?


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Client Profile: Net Impact


So we were thrilled when Net Impact, a nonprofit headquartered in San Francisco, came to us for a full-scale redesign of their site including an integrated database. There are plenty of stereotypes about Generation Millennial -- those born in the late 80s and 90s and raised with access to personal technology and the internet for most of their lives.

Profiling Like a Pro: Understanding the Demographics of Your Instagram Audience

Byte Technology

And now, popular social media site Instagram is the latest to get a truly valuable profiling tool, a new service that gives users vital data on their audience breakdown and allows them to leverage those metrics to make the most of their social media efforts. The post Profiling Like a Pro: Understanding the Demographics of Your Instagram Audience appeared first on Byte Technology’s Nonprofit Web Design Insights Blog.

Picture This: Automatically Add Instagram Photos to Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

There’s no denying the overwhelming popularity of Instagram and the impressive place it holds among social media sites. And for those owning, operating or administering a WordPress site, having a tie-in between Instagram and their pages can really boost hits and visits and add serious curb appeal that helps drive traffic to a website. So how do you go about adding Instagram photos into posts on your WordPress site?

Lightweight Profile Management with Sites

I’ve built a prototype app for managing email subscription preferences in Check out the movie to see it in action: Right now doesn’t allow unauthenticated users to modify standard object records like Contact. I had to write some tricky code to make this functionality work, but this code is actually in violation of the current license agreement. I’ve posted a Salesforce Idea for this licensing change. Vote it up

The Buddy System: Going Social with Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

The best WordPress bloggers, site owners and administrators know that one of the keys to having a fantastic and wildly successful web page is to integrate everything you post and promote with some sort of social media component. Still others allow back and forth dialogues between your site’s users and frequent visitors and those who follow you on various social networking sites. If your site takes the style of a magazine or news outlet, check out Cool Stuff.

Case study update: NTEN's site re-launch


We are wrapping up the community card sorting exercise in August and will use the results to refine and inform the new information architecture of the site. Content audit: We have started a content audit and have begun to feel overwhelmed by the amount of content currently available on the site. content audit content strategy design Web Sites websites It’s summer here in the States, but we aren’t taking any vacations from our website relaunch project!

Best to Test: Tools for Gauging your WordPress Site’s Speed and Performance

Byte Technology

It’s an all-to-common scenario: a new user to WordPress builds their site, goes live and starts blogging or selling or raising funds without giving much thought into how their site’s performing. Having images that are too large, a poorly coded theme, a lousy hosting service and far too many plugins are all things that can slow down your site considerably and have visitors hitting the “back” button immediately.

How to Streamline Conference Room Capacity Management for Continuing Education with a Mobile Event App

Cadmium CD

Since they had already created a profile for the app, it wasn’t necessary for them to fill out all their details again.   eventScribe Apps Event Management On Site Conference Management

Social Media Best Practices: 12 Tips for Making the Best of Any Social Site


Knowing that a good portion of your supporters already participate on the social Web, and with the continued growth and popularity of social media, it’s very likely your nonprofit organization is focused on figuring out how to best utilize sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. With that in mind, here are 12 tips that will help you succeed no matter what social-networking site you apply them to. Fill out your profile completely.

How Your Nonprofit Can Make the Most of Its LinkedIn Profile

Beth Kanter

How Your Nonprofit Can Make the Most of Its LinkedIn Profile – Guest Post by Victoria Michelson. As most of you probably know, LinkedIn—the networking site for professionals—expanded its scope to include company pages back in 2010. Since then, the site has slowly developed its page content, and nonprofits have caught on, using the site to promote their organizations by gaining individual followers and joining LinkedIn Groups.

Making the Sale: Great Business-Centric Themes for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

It also features custom widgets and navigation menus—a nice asset to help people find their way around your site—as well as specially-designed sections to add employee profiles, photo galleries and examples from your company’s portfolio. The post Making the Sale: Great Business-Centric Themes for Your WordPress Site appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog.

Optimizing Your Site for Social Media Visitors


A whopping 86% of nonprofits say they have a presence on Facebook or another social media site according to the 2010 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. . That’s astounding really, but equally astounding, if a whole lot less obvious: your site visitors are increasingly getting to your site from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media sites. Should you be considering this important demographic when you redesign your site next time around?

9 Social Media for Social Good Sites You Should know About


An incredible added benefit is that you can see who else has joined Jumo from your Facebook social network and get an idea of what causes they’re interested in by checking out their Jumo profile. —. If you haven’t already, please consider subscribing via RSS or eMail to receive fresh content on a regular basis. —. It’s amazing to watch technology evolve. Think about it for a second. Ten years ago there was no Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

Google Analytics - Site Search

Connection Cafe

Google that you can add to your site to give you information about how. Your site probably has search functionality, so use Google analytics to track it. If you find things that people are searching for, maybe they need to be promoted more heavily on your site. People often browse individual websites and only search as a last resort (ecommerce sites are notable exceptions to this rule). Next, go to your profile and click "Edit". Author: Alissa Ruehl.

Tracking site search with Google Analytics

Allegiance Group

What would you say if I told you that Google Analytics can tell you exactly what visitors on your site are looking for, and whether they’re finding it, and that you can turn on this feature in just 2 minutes, with no technical skills required? The feature is site search tracking, and it’s the easiest, most powerful feature in Google Analytics that you’re probably not using. First, we assume that your site has a site search, and that it’s configured well.

Making Media Connections: Ning Site

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It recently launched a ning site - a branded social network for its community of nonprofits. Tell me a little about your organization's social media strategy for its ning (branded social network) site? A Ning site was developed in order to answer this specific need. For every online social network training we do, we actually present the ning site and demonstrate ways participants can create and customize profiles, syndicate RSS feeds, post blogs, photos and videos and more.

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Check out the Sharing Foundation's Profile on Changing the Present and Global Giving

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A volunteer on our board put up this profile over at Changing the Present. We also have a presence at Global Giving which has recently launched a new look for its site I love that photo. I took it during my last trip to Cambodia, almost three years ago. Those kids are the children of the poorest villagers in Roteang Village. Their parents are working on our farm project. We built a new school building for them - and the school is a literacy program. A sort of Headstart program.

Birth of a Blog


If you have feedback on how we could improve this site or topics you would like to read about, please comment in response to this post. Consulting Association Blog Non Profil

Fashion and Passion for Your Cause: Wear it on Your Blog or Profile!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I recently read an article about fundraising on social networking sites. I placed the photo of me wearing my newest Creative Commons T-Shirt on blog - and of course added it to my Facebook profile and on Twitter , you'll see the Creative Commons Logo with a donate message.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising


These days, we pay for a lot using automatic charges or withdrawals and it’s tough to keep track of each site that needs to be notified when your card information changes. You can put this information to work now by creating donor personas for your organization with this Nonprofit Donor Persona Template, which includes nine customizable template pages with full profiles and a sample to get you started.

E-Mediat: A Simple Design Process for an Online Learning Community Site

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The process encourages stakeholders describe user profiles and what the site needs to meet their needs. Chris, who is a talented designer and visual facilitator, used a variety of techniques to help us brain storm, discuss, and flesh out the user scenarios. Three hours never went so fast. It uses machine translation but on the Meedan site there is a cue for human translators.

Creative Profiling: Tools for Defining and Understanding Your Audience

Museum 2.0

And now, the research group Forrester provides new insights about different kinds of participatory styles among users of social media sites. Forrester suggests that companies use their profiling tool (and related custom research services) to understand the behaviors and desires of target audiences, and then provide experiences accordingly. People who create content for the public try to appeal to a wide range of people, both in terms of demographics and usage styles.


Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I was profiled on A new site was launched called “ Green Nonprofits.&# Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Tidbits August 13, 2008 I love these tidbits blog posts. I come across a lot in my varied net wanderings, and people send me stuff, so it’s a nice way to talk about some of it, without having to go into too much detail. That’s kinda fun!

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Get Social Covered: 13 Lesser Known Social Media Sites for Your NPO

NonProfit Hub

But you’re just scratching the surface with those two mainstream social media sites. At the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising in San Antonio, Lisa Chmiola and David Tinker helped us through some of the lesser known social media sites that can help your nonprofit with efficiency and productivity. This is a crowdfunding site that your organization can use to fundraise. It’s the worst when you want to remember a site and then can’t find it later.

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Yet Another Social Networking Site for Good

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Provided with this new feature are free badges to be placed on profiles, and registered nonprofits free job listings in order to find new members to join their teams. There's also another charitable donation social networking site that facilitates free surgery. The site itself looks like spoof site, but it isn't a joke.

Open Government IdeaScale Sites Solicit Valuable Feedback but May Unintentionally Compromise Citizen Privacy

Forum One

This is due to the fact that the sites automatically assign the user’s email address (minus the domain) as the profile name. this implementation makes it possible to compromise the privacy of some user email addresses and, by extension, other off-site information. The second is to enter your first and last name in your profile so that the site displays this information rather than the default user name.

NetCentric Advocacy: WiserEarth: Wow Nice Site

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Pew Press Release on Internet Coverage and Use | Main | social circles - marcos weskamp » May 11, 2007 WiserEarth: Wow Nice Site Here is a site with an amazing amount of network-centric stratgy and tricks baked in. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

10 Things Every Nonprofit Should Know About Social Media and Online Communications - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


Facebook As the fifth-most trafficked site in the United States, Facebook is a great social network for nonprofits to build a community and brand their campaigns. Freshen Up Profiles Update user profiles every couple of days with new stories, interesting facts, new videos, blog entries, photos, etc. Its based on the ideas in the book "Groundswell" and it links to a free tool called the Forrester Groundswell Profile Tool.

Viva the Time on Site, The Page View is Dead!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In between plastering a copy of Hugo's photo ( Nina Simonds ' cat) on Facebook Profile and letting me know that How an online video site records a view for their online videos varies greatly from site to site. We conducted research to test such differences across eight of the top video sites (results can be seen in this report ). While one site may count a view every time the play button is clicked, another might only count finishes.

Overlap of User Communities in Social Networking Sites

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was wondering this myself as I'm contemplating whether or not one needs to have a presence on one or more social networks as part of the marketing mix (assuming you've decided that a social network profile is appropriate for your organization). As the ability to aggregate your friends on various social networks happens via Open Social, Compete asks ???How How do the user communities of the social graph overlap today????

United Nations Volunteers Launches New Online Volunteering Site

Have Fun - Do Good

Write a great apes species profile for the African Conservation Foundation? The UNV recently updated its site to make it easier for individuals to find online volunteer opportunities, and for organizations to post them. Have you ever wanted to translate newspaper articles from Turkish to English for UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)?

Networking and News Sites scramble to keep up with Facebook.

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

2)LinkedIn , the professional networking site that often seems like little more than a sharable rolodex, has an announcement of its own. that allows outside developers to weave their own programs into its site. " But to preserve the all-business-all-the-time feeling of the popular site (current growth is at 1 million new accounts every 25 days) Nye has vowed: “We have no interest in doing it like Facebook with an open A.P.I.

Last Updated on Sunday, 11 March 2007 01:29 Written by Steve Sunday, 11 March 2007 01:29 I logged into my Google analytics account the other day to discover that my profile was no longer there. Their tech support told me via email that my profile had been deleted. And that the only one who could have deleted my profile was me. I don’t remember deleting my profile. You can leave a response , or trackback from your own site.

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NetCentric Advocacy: Congressional Web Site Investigation Project

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Rethink a few change and advoacy | Main | Nature Needs to Listen to Us. » February 14, 2007 Congressional Web Site Investigation Project There are lots of reasons I Love Sunlight labs. Sunlight Labs: Congressional Web Site Investigation Project. Welcome, Citizen Journalist The Sunlight Foundation needs you to research congressional Web sites!

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Addressing Accessibility in Social Media


Many non-profits have embraced features such as forums, blogs, user profiles, and photo/video sharing as a means to extend their reach. These needs may relate to accessibility and the user-friendliness of your site for those with auditory, visual, cognitive or mobility impairments. User Accounts & Profiles. When developing social sites, personal user accounts and profiles form the backbone of such destinations. By Stuart Holland, Sr.

Using Social Networking Sites for Campaigns: An Interview with Carie Lewis, HSUS

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

she manages all social networking profiles, online advertising, search engine optimization, and online marketing techniques for campaigns. We wanted something different; not just another MySpace profile. What kind of research or community participation or presence did you have on these social networking sites before launching the campaign? We also created a custom profile and layout, which gave his page a different edge.

Our Website as Our Home Base


At NTEN, we''re all over the Internet: we''ve got a community platform supporting online discussions and local events; microsites for both the Nonprofit Technology Conference and the Leading Change Summit; monthly email newsletters highlighting guest articles and new research on the blog; and social media profiles where we engage with the community regularly, including on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. integrated digital strategy Web Sites website Amy Sample Ward.


HOW TO: Effectively Manage Hate and Anger on Social Media Sites

Nonprofit Tech for Good

My advice to nonprofits has always been that mean people on social networking sites are few and far between, so don’t worry so much about them. A good way to tell if you should block them is to go to their profile and browse through the Pages that they have fanned. I normally try to leave politics and religion out of my work with nonprofits, but this time I need to make an exception. A month ago I launched a Facebook Page called Accomplishments of President Barack Obama.

Boosting Your Association's Revenue with Attractive Microcopy

Association TV

There are tons of different instances of microcopy on any given site, like: Form elements including input fields, placeholder text and buttons. Think: As a user, what could I possibly be looking to accomplish by coming to this site?

How Nonprofits Can Use Instagram for Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Instagram is all about visual content, meaning you’ll need a new approach to use the site effectively. Start With the Right Profile Type. Instagram offers two account types — business and personal profiles.