How to Increase Instagram Profile Visits? 9 Ways to Drive Your IG Profile Views?

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Are you curious about how many profiles visits your Instagram account is getting every day? Do you know how to keep track of your IG profile views? The post How to Increase Instagram Profile Visits? 9 Ways to Drive Your IG Profile Views? Social Network

Is it illegal to give away social networking profiles in exchange for a donation to charity?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

When I first started DIOSA Communications I also offered social media training to small businesses, but my background and interest was much more aligned with the nonprofit sector so I stopped offering small business services in 2010. However, I still have numerous profiles that could be very useful to a business that offers services to small businesses. Social Media


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Mastering Social Networking as a Volunteer

Amy Sample Ward

The session focused on using core social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to raise awareness and inspire others as a volunteer. For many organizations, we provide guidance or goals for using social channels to our staff, but this session was for the volunteers who want to make a difference from outside of the organization. What you want to be doing with your voice and story via social media will shape the tools and content.

Social Networking Communities Are Migrant Communities

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social networking communities are migrant communities. Social media skeptics often say that it’s a waste of time to utilize social networking sites because they are here today, and then gone tomorrow. I just didn’t see how a Facebook Group could ever compare to a MySpace profile in terms of power and ROI (Return on Investment). Social networking communities are migrant communities. Social media in many ways is a numbers game.

Social Networks and Digital Sharecropping

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Social Networks and Digital Sharecropping October 1, 2007 I was reading Deborah Finn’s curmugeonly post about Facebook. I have been having curmudgeonly thoughts about social networks in general. Time suck: Social networks are a time suck. They own my profile, and whatever time I spend adding content.

Pheed and Sulia: Two New Social Networks for the Nonprofit Early Adopters

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits that have the capacity to be early adopters have learned that early adoption in and of itself is a wise social media strategy. Followers tend to grow the fastest during the early adoption phase and being one of the first nonprofits to have a presence on a new social network tends to solidify their popularity on the social network over time. Pheed: The Next Social Network for Teens? Pheed Social Media Sulia

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Social Networking Strategies: The Limits of Cutting and Pasting

Amy Sample Ward

My latest contribution to the Stanford Social Innovation Review is up on the opinion blog – you can read the post and join the conversation on the SSIR blog or read the full post below. —– Google+, the social network launched by Google nearly 5 months ago, has recently opened up the platform to organizations and brands with a profile type akin to the options for individuals and Pages on Facebook.

4 Signs Your Nonprofit Should Quit a Social Network

Nonprofit Tech for Good

After a decade of embracing new social networks as they rise in popularity, in recent weeks it became clear that it was time to reassess the value of being active on so many social networks and to prioritize the social networks that most benefit Nonprofit Tech for Good. The time required to be active on those social networks is time well spent. Quit a Social Network. There are other social networks that need your attention.

SXSW: Future of Social Networks

Amy Sample Ward

Social networks will be like air.&#. 3 things need to make social networks like air: Identity - who are you? professional v personal = two profiles. pick your friends once - social networking fatigue. calendar, call, sms, facebook, twitter, address book = level of closeness of social data. social algorithm will make privacy and permissions easier to manage - context makes content privacy easier, commnity based privacy.

Monetizing My Social Network

Robert Weiner

Today I received spam from a site called Frens Zone that will allow me to make money off my social network. You even earn points when other members view your profile. Social Media Web 2.0Last month I posted about how Facebook was making money by datamining my friends. I can. earn instant cash by just referring your friends. The more you referred, the more you earn. You are rewarded with valuable points whenever you post photos, videos, blogs, comments.

Which Social Network is Most Relevant to My Brand?

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Social networks are nowkey to internet users, and it’s hard to miss. 57% of Internet subscribers use a social network daily, and 76% have logged in the last 30 days. For brands, the arrival of social networks has created a strong relationship with users and to be audible again. But social networks are distinct and varied,and a lot of brands are drowning on all these platforms and do not know where to turn.

ATTN Nonprofits: Instagram Has Launched New Profiles for Desktop

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Mashable wrote up thorough post on Instagram’s new profile pages for Desktop last week, but I wanted to emphasize four points useful for nonprofits: 1) The photos in banner across the top of the new profiles are automatically generated from the photos you have uploaded using Instagram’s mobile apps. 2) Under “Edit Profile” in both the mobile apps and on desktop, you can select a username that becomes your Instagram URL, such as:

HOW TO: Upgrade Your Nonprofit’s Pinterest Profile to a Business Account

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The new business accounts do not change the design or functionality of your nonprofit’s Pinterest profile, but it will give you access to new tools and case studies for brands as they become available. It also allows you to stop having to use a personal profile as a brand (i.e., Brands using personal profiles eventually and always becomes problematic and the clean-up and conversion process is usually messy, frustrating, and overly-complicated.

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?

Facebook Profiles and Pages and Groups, oh my!

Wild Apricot

If questions from our readers are any indication, there’s still a lot of confusion about the differences between Facebook’s Profiles, Fan Pages, and Groups — and which of these might best suit a nonprofit’s social-networking plan. Facebook was conceived as a social network of individuals, so everything starts with the individual Profile. Every member has a Profile page, created automatically when the account is set up — it’s the basic unit of Facebook.

What are your tips for using your social networking profile for professional work?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

David Carr, NY Times That quote made me think of Wendy Harman's Facebook Profile. As she notes on her profile in the "about me," I am the New Media Integrator for the American Red Cross. What professional value has your Facebook profile brought you? I think of Facebook as a middle ground between business and pleasure, sort of MySpace for post-adolescents or LinkedIn for professional late adopters like me.

Lame spams of the day: confirmation from [insert social network name]

Robert Weiner

Sure you're ready to let go of your friends, music, and that profile design you spent so much time creating? Canceling your account means your profile and all your content will be removed from Myspace and you can't get it back! Why not preserve your profile, playlists and photos by deleting your friends and changing your privacy setting to "Only my friends?" View their profile: (link actually leads to [link].

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Which Social Networking Analysis Term Best Describes Virgin America?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been in Washington, DC for the Network Effectiveness and Social Media Strategy Map working session for Packard Foundation Grantees convened by Monitor Institute. This is a post to help me identify what I don't know about social network analysis and mapping tools with the hope that you'll fill in the gaps in the comments. The visual above is a social network. Each dot represents a person or in network jargon, a node.

Twitter Makes Profile Updates

Connection Cafe

For those of you who haven’t yet heard, your Twitter profile page just got a facelift, and many think that Twitter seems to have “borrowed” (to put it nicely) elements from other rival social networks to revamp its look. Now, you can make whatever assumptions you wish as far as where Twitters ideas came from; however one thing is for certain – the new Twitter layout has successfully made the social network extremely conducive to online marketing.

Beaconfire Survey: Social Networks | Beaconfire Wire

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Upcoming Webinar: 9 Creative & Effective Engagement Tools & Techniques » Beaconfire Survey: Social Networks Posted Saturday, May 3rd, 2008 at 11:50 am by Beaconfire Bloggers (25 posts) Editor’s note: Periodically, we do a survey of Beaconfire staff to get impressions on a variety of non-profit technology issues. With so many social networks out there, every one appeals to a different audience.

Social Networking Inside and Out

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There was a great question about social networking and representing one's organization posted on the Social Networking Affinity Group at NTEN by K.E: When asked about social news sites like Digg, Jonathon says: "The type of things we post regularly on Digg and Netscape and Newsvine are real-world events, announcements, and discoveries ??? Should I be creating a personal profile for the organization? I found this slideshow Via Stephen Downes.

Social Networking and Social Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There is a very thoughtful post on the NTEN Blog called " Social Networking and Social Change " from Dan McQuillan, Amnesty It's hardly a surprise that large NGO's are starting to experiment with social networks, given the sheer numbers of people using them and their high media profile. " He also talks about the double-edge sword: fragmentation of social networks for nonprofits.

Nonprofit Blogging and Social Networking Policies: Examples?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When I was in Minnesota, one of the questions I got was about blogging and social networking policies. Now, I swear I remember seeing something from Easter Seals or another nonprofit on a listserv that mentioned either social networking policy or blogging policy. Perhaps some additional questions for social networking personas: Why you really shouldn???t t have naughty gifts on your Facebook profile if your ???friends???

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Sold Activists’ Data That Turned Into Racial Profiling


How many social networks does your nonprofit have a presence on? And if you did read the TOS, did you understand the legal jargon and how each network uses your data and your constituents’ data? At the same time, your nonprofit is getting some engagement on social media and might even be raising a bit of money, so do you really need to be worried about what’s in these social networks’ TOS? Social Networking nptech Nonprofit research Social Justice

Nonprofit Social Media Smarts: Internal or External Social Networking Tools?


Nonprofit organizations are increasingly adopting social networking tools to create a sense of community among members and donors. According to a recent poll by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, two-thirds of nonprofits are using social media, and 39% of respondents said they feel these tools are important for reaching the greatest number of donors. Once your organization recognizes the benefits of creating an internal social network, ASI partner GoLightly, Inc.

Can Social Network Analysis Help You Improve Your Social Media Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

2009 - Connected Action - Marc Smith - Social Media Network Analysis View more presentations from Marc Smith. In our book, The Networked Nonprofit , co-authored with Allison Fine, we provide an overview of mapping your social network in Twitter and other sites using some of the social network analysis tools available. . Or, a guide to before/after maps so you could see how visualizing your network helped you improve strategy.

Putting Effective (Online) Social Networking Into Practice

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Over the past month, I've been doing a little action research for an article on ways to be effective using online social networking sites. To do the research, I've been asking my "friends" in different online social networks, "What is your best practice or tip for using online social networking sites for your organization."

7 Easy Tips to Increase Your Instagram Visibility

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They successfully buy Instagram followers to boost their profile. Social NetworkInstagram is one stop for all digital marketers to find the right audience for brand promotion. But gaining visibility on Instagram is not a simple task. It requires engagement and consistency.

Leveraging social networking to influence change

Rebooting Charity

PR Blogger Stephen Davies thinks we’ll start to see a fragmentation of social networks. As people begin to tire with the vast, general nature of MySpace et al , they may migrate to niche social networks that are more relevant to them, their passions and their lives. Niche social networks can be tapped into for more relevancy in online engagement. Interestingly, there is already some activity in the ’social networks for change’ space.

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. According to Mashable , LinkedIn (Myspace for grown-ups) will: announce tomorrow its new LinkedIn for Good , which is a philanthropic initiative for raising awareness and raising funds for nonprofits around the world.

Flowtown Turns Email Addresses into Social Media Profiles

Wild Apricot

What social networks should you focus on, for the best return on investment? Tags: Non-profit technology nptech E-mail marketing Social networking Non-profit Communications social media Where do your nonprofit's members, donors and supporters spend their time online? Flowtown can help you find out.( read more ).

Facebook's New Public Profile Pages: Good News for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

Facebook's announcement of Public Profile Pages means nonprofits will be able to "share all types of content with an unlimited number of users" and Facebook users will be able to comment on their posted content. Tags: publicity Facebook Social networking Non-profit technology Non-profit Communications Web 2.0

Overlap of User Communities in Social Networking Sites

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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???? 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).

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Burning Problems With Social Networks: What do you think?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the questions: How to address concerns about privacy, security, and avoiding spam overload that comes with social media and social network sites? Vladislav Chernyshov , a self-identified geek and masters student at Novosibirsk State Technical University (NSTU) in Novosibirsk, Russia and who is currently working on a next generation social network project called Genome identifies five major "burning" problems with social networks.

Social Networking and Web Tools for Chicago Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Social Networking and Web Tools for Chicago Nonprofits. now hear from homegrown social networks and what they have to offer local nonprofits. The majority of the room had experience in social networking sites and tools, both personally and for their organization. Each of the panelists shared a brief overview of the current social networking projects. People told them that they wanted more social capital.

Suffering from Social Network Withdrawal | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Because when I logged in this morning, I got a most unsettling message: Now, to be clear, I’ve got profiles on a lot of networks. Most of them are just to test them out and do research, but Facebook is one of only a couple SocNets I actually use for social purposes. And while I’m nowhere near as active a Facebooker as someone still in school who has hundreds of friends, I’m still feeling a sort of strange nervousness to be off the network.

The Top 10 Tools To Use For Your Link In Bio On Instagram

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Having a strong social media presence is increasingly important in the modern era of technology, and connecting your accounts is a great business move, namely by supplying a link in your bio on Instagram. Social Network

LinkedIn Launches Volunteer and Causes Profiles


I love to see social networks carve out space to promote nonprofits, causes, and volunteering. And now LinkedIn, which has over 120 million members in over 200 countries and territories, has added a Volunteer and Causes section to users profiles. This is a great opportunity for your organization’s supporters to help promote your mission on LinkedIn by having them share their volunteer experiences and support with their professional networks.

Guest Post by Aspen Baker: Friend or Foe? UC Berkeley Investigates the Legal Landscape of Social Networking

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I really wanted to attend the " Social Networks Friend for Foe? "at who gave the keynote speech at UC Berkeley’s conference on law, ethics and technology, “ Social Networks: Friends or Foes? ,” complaints of hijacked accounts increased by one-third from 2007 to 2008. Can the lawyer of an accused rapist subpoena the private network of the accuser for evidence to place doubt on her story?

How to Get More Likes on Your Instagram Pictures

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Here we are going to talk about the best tips and strategies to get more likes on your Instagram pictures and watch your profile skyrocket. Social Network

What is your Facebook Profile Photo Style?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We know that professional relationships are moving from the Rolodex to the social networks. LinkedIn is designed for specifically for business professional networking, while Facebook is a bit more casual. Yet, I do professional networking on Facebook and I'm noticing a number of colleagues are too. On Facebook, you need to set up an individual profile and if your organization has a presence on Facebook, no doubt you will be representing your organization. (Yes,

Social Network Demographics: Is there a middle ground between email is for old folks, social networking sites are for young people?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" -- Although when I posted videos of his grandchildren on his profile, he emailed me saying he enjoyed the video. A question I'm often asked is " What are the demographics of social networking users ?" " and what is behind that question is the need for some information to decide what social media strategy is right for their organization's goals and audiences and further, social networking or not?

Facebook, Open Social, Networked Relationship Building, and Leveraging Social Capital

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She also just signed a book deal with the tentative title: How to be a Social Capitalist: winning with the currency of online communities. My question: Network for Good's recent Wired Fundraiser report talks about "superactivists" or the nonprofit equal of Seth Godin's Evangelists. Superactivists are individuals who raise money for a cause and have a large network that can be leveraged. Of course, the above activities take time to care and feed the network.