Why the Reddit Situation Really Matters to Associations

SocialFish

Certainly you’ve read all about what happened at Reddit ( see this long and full rundown if you need the backstory ), where the community revolted after a beloved community manager was unceremoniously fired without explanation, and which eventually led to the CEO’s firing.

How Nonprofits Can Use Reddit

NTEN

Amid all the bad stuff, you'll find some ridiculously generous human beings on Reddit. I'll admit it: when people have asked me how brands could engage effectively on Reddit , the super-popular link-sharing social network, I've usually rolled my eyes and said, "They can't.". In light of the success of that event, people are asking once again if brands and nonprofits can use Reddit effectively. What's wrong with Reddit. Annie Lynsen. Director of Awesomeness.

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Wasting Time While Doing Good: Nonprofits and the World of reddit

NonProfit Hub

My one stop, time-wasting source is a little gem called reddit. So, what is reddit? Reddit is, as its tagline boasts, the front page of the Internet. Reddit is the amalgamation (22 point word on Words with Friends) of everything that is the Internet. It’s Friday.

Reddit is getting a fundraising button - Technolog on NBCNews.com

AFP Blog

Reddit is getting a fundraising button - Technolog on NBCNews.com : Now, for the first time, Reddit users will be able to execute some of these fundraisers within Reddit-branded pages

Bookmark Your Browsers! The Official Blogs of the World’s Most Popular Social Media Sites

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Reddit Blog :: reddit.com/r/blog. Reddit. The nonprofit sector has a large community of technology bloggers committed to helping nonprofits stay current on emerging trends in social media, online fundraising, and mobile technology.

Reddit's FeedaNeed.org Pairs Volunteers with Nonprofits

Have Fun - Do Good

I'll be interested to see how reddit coordinates the actual doing of the volunteer work, and what the results are. reddit volunteer online webReddit.com , a social news site, is pairing volunteers with nonprofits between now and February 14, 2009 as part of its Feed a Need project.

Vote for the First Anti-Genocide Hotline on Reddit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My colleague, Ivan Boothe, who works with the Genocide Intervention Network and who is incredible smart about integrating social media into cause-related campaigns, pinged me about this reddit campaign. I'm also highlighting this because it is a terrific example of using social news sites like Digg and Reddit o promote a cause (the Reddit guys were among my first video blog interviewees back in Nov. See the full alert here.

5 New And Quirky Nonprofit Social Media Tactics

TechImpact

Host a Twitter chat or Reddit AMA. Image courtesy of athgo. Social media is well documented as a necessary marketing platform for all nonprofits. They allow you instantly connect with millions of users who represent every demographic under the sun.

Digg is Dying. Who are the Players Now?

Frogloop

Between Digg’s redesign, Founder Kevin Rose leaving the company, and other dud product launches like Newswire , Digg just can’t compete with other social networks where people go to share news these days – Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Google+, Care2, etc.

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Reddit to Rally Volunteers for Needy Nonprofits

Wild Apricot Blog

Last year, social bookmarking site Reddit partnered up to raise over $3,000 for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF.org), a non-profit selected by the website’s users to benefit from the fund-raising drive. It's partly an acknowledgement that many people have few funds to spare, and partly a nod to the wealth of high-tech talent found among Reddit users.

Reddit yet? Cute Aliens, Community News, and Youth Venture.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last night, I attended the Berkman Thursday Blogger Meeting which featured Alexis and Steve, Reddit Founders. Reddit is a community news service with ratings. "Not enough money to live in luxury, but enough to be able to work on Reddit and live."). Reddit is like del.icio.us Alexis and Steve received venture capital from a company that funds projects by youth (these guys must have been all of 22).

Say So What To Your Data Three Times

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The referral traffic came from Reddit. So What? The news piece that was on the top of the Reddit site was about the server outages for major online services. The comments were discussing what people did when Reddit was done.

Our Favorite Articles from Nonprofit Hub in 2015

NonProfit Hub

Wasting Time While Doing Good: Nonprofits and the World of reddit. One of the best outlets for that is reddit. Despite what your boss might think, you can actually use reddit for good. As we complete another trip around the Sun, one can’t help but feel a little nostalgic. (We

Six Creative Ways To Use Photos To Increase Engagement On Your Facebook Page

John Haydon

Use Reddit. Reddit , like Craigslist, is probably one of the ugliest but most useful websites on the internet. And if it’s received a lot of attention on Reddit, chances are it will do well with your Facebook Page.

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Infographic: How To Create An Awesome Meme

Frogloop

About 27% of memes orginated on websites and 14% on Reddit. Telling a good story is important to moving people into action. Amy Sample Ward and I talk about this in our book Social Change Anytime Everywhere , which is coming out next month.

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Infographic: How Do Social Network Users Lean Politically?

Frogloop

Users on Yelp, Reddit, Instagram, Tumblr, Zappos, and Spotify lean left but are not the most politcally engaged.

Seven Ways To Use Photos To Amplify Engagement On Your Facebook Page

SocialFish

Use Reddit. Reddit , like Craigslist, is probably one of the ugliest but most useful websites on the internet. And if it’s received a lot of attention on Reddit, chances are it will do well with your Facebook Page.

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Your Audience’s Content Is King (and Your Content Is Subservient to It)

Connection Cafe

We can use these methods to collect data in real-time and analyze them to see the relative rise of your campaign message vis a vis other message frames on Twitter, Facebook Pages, forums (like reddit), Instagram and tumblr. In a world where everyone is their own publisher on social media, the conventional wisdom that “content is king” is simply incomplete.

Social Actions Wins Reddit's FeedANeed.org Contest - A Personal Thank You

Social Actions

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote in my blog about the entry of Social Actions/Change the Web in Reddit's Feed A Need contest. This honor translates to 160 hours of pro-bono programming and volunteer hours from the Reddit community. As the days wore on, and the contest gained momentum, our team remained cautiously optimistic that a win could be clinched.

Social Actions Wins Reddit's FeedANeed.org Contest - A Personal Thank You

Social Actions

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote in my blog about the entry of Social Actions/Change the Web in Reddit's Feed A Need contest. This honor translates to 160 hours of pro-bono programming and volunteer hours from the Reddit community. As the days wore on, and the contest gained momentum, our team remained cautiously optimistic that a win could be clinched.

Getting on The List

NetWits

The latest on Reddit. Seth Godin came out with a list where he essentially asked the question “How do you prioritize life?&# It’s well worth the read as it makes you think personally about how you go about filtering (aka prioritizing).

5 Creative (and Free!) Ways to Attract More Volunteers

NonProfit Hub

You can find people to fill these positions on online job boards and sites like Craigslist and Reddit. It can sometimes be a challenge to attract enough volunteers to your organization or event. Maybe shaking up your recruiting methods will help. When traditional recruiting tactics start to return lackluster results, consider implementing these five creative and free approaches to attracting volunteers: Mine Your Social Network.

Social Actions Wins Reddit's FeedANeed.org Contest (plus A Thank You to Donors)

Social Actions

Thanks to everyone who voted for our submission in Reddit's FeedANeed.org contest and has donated to our $20.09 This honor translates to 160 hours of pro-bono programming and volunteer hours from the Reddit community.

Social Actions Wins Reddit's FeedANeed.org Contest (plus A Thank You to Donors)

Social Actions

Thanks to everyone who voted for our submission in Reddit's FeedANeed.org contest and has donated to our $20.09 This honor translates to 160 hours of pro-bono programming and volunteer hours from the Reddit community.

Power to the Online People

Frogloop

Users on Reddit also crowdsourced ideas to draft new Internet legislation in place of SOPA. Our desire to reach people wherever they are any time of day has radically changed the way we communicate with constituents, colleagues, and friends in the last decade.

Can “Viral” Videos Really Create Social Change?

Frogloop

It quickly made the front page of Reddit, and people have been re-pinning “Kony 2012” images on Pintrest.

How Much Time Should Your Nonprofit Invest In Different Social Media Channels?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

According to this Mashable study , Pinterest actually drives more traffic to publishers than Twitter, LinkedIn and Reddit combined. Flickr Photo by Yung Tsai.

How to Choose a Format When Writing Your Next Blog Post

SocialFish

If the inbound views came from a site like Stumbleupon, or Reddit, and you haven’t shared your other posts there, you might need to look into changing your promotion strategy rather than your content media.

Maddie’s Must Reads for July – Social Media Edition

SocialFish

Also, part 2 – What Teens Really Think about YouTube, Google+, Reddit and Other Social Media. A few social media goodies handpicked by me that I think you need to see: A Teenager’s View on Social Media – “written by an actual teen” – very, very eye-opening.

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Starting an Association Online Community? Five Tips for Building a Strong Foundation

SocialFish

In the article, he referred back to the Reddit volunteer moderator revolt I wrote about last August , and offered some tips for organizations just beginning to build online communities. This post originally appeared on the Online Community Results blog.

#SocialCongress – Perceptions and Use of Social Media on Capitol Hill

Connection Cafe

Reddit, Instagram, and Snapchat may someday have their day in the sun, but as far as Congress is concerned, Facebook is king and Twitter is the crown prince. Social Media is an aspect of technology that has been more enticing, faster-moving, more powerful, and more fickle than any other mode of communication—an almost daily topic here on npENGAGE, and one that nonprofit grassroots activists are constantly trying to harness.

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The Ultimate Guide to Social Marketing for an Ecommerce Business

SocialFish

In addition, Reddit is the fastest growing social site in terms of orders. Think about how many social media accounts you currently have for your online store. Is it zero? Online business owners consistently make the same mistakes when it comes to integrating social media with ecommerce.

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The Sky is Falling!

NCE Social Media

Well, several social media sites like HootSuite , SCVNGR , Reddit , Quora and Foursquare use Amazon’s services to host their content. Yesterday, Amazon had a server problem for their cloud-based clients. You can read more about it here. What does that have to do with social media?

Best social media tools bringing conversions to your online store

SocialFish

Facebook still dominates as a source for traffic through online stores, and orders from Reddit have increased by 152% in 2013. The average order value is highest on Pinterest, Instagram and a social shopping site called Polyvore.

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6 Ways To Make Your Nonprofit’s Holiday Campaign Successful

TechImpact

Twitter and Facebook are still the two most used outlets, but other spheres, such as Instagram, Pinterest, Reddit, and more are gaining more ground every day. Image courtesy of DoJiggy. The holiday season is meant for giving.

"Web Users Vote to Give $246K to Three Boston Area Nonprofits-massnonprofit news ::

AFP Blog

massnonprofit news :: : "Web Users Vote to Give $246K to Three Boston Area Nonprofits February 27, 2015 — Three Boston area nonprofits will each receive a donation exceeding $82,000 from reddit, a social networking service and news website, sharing 10% of the organization’s gross 2014 ad revenue with seven other nonprofits nationwide.

The Charity Social 100 Index | Voluntary Sector Network | Guardian Professional

AFP Blog

The Charity Social 100 Index | Voluntary Sector Network | Guardian Professional : Voluntary sector blog banner The Charity Social 100 Index Charities need to develop more effective social strategies for a cash-strapped age reddit this Comments (2) Anne McCrossan and Steve Bridger Guardian Professional, Monday 19 September 2011 04.30

7 Best Practices to Create a High-Traffic Campaign Website

NonProfit Hub

However, many campaigns are organized under an extremely tight timeline and it’s difficult to know ahead of time exactly how big of a splash one will make online, and it only takes one post on Reddit or one retweet from George Takei for a website to experience the Slashdot effect.

5 Examples of Non-Profits Using Cats…and a Dog in Content Strategy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A while back, a picture of cuddly cat Refurb made it to the front page of viral entertainment website Reddit – a fate which is not easily achieved.