Reddit Thread Prompts More Than $200,000 in Donations to Foster Children Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

After a Reddit user posted to the Ask Reddit thread “What is something you've done purely out of the goodness of your heart but have not told anyone?"

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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Reddit to Rally Volunteers for Needy Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

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 Alien is Ready for Thanksgiving

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Reddit Alien is ready for Thanksgiving! Here's more about Reddit

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

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. You can find out more about the Feed a Need Project at feedaneed.org , and read more about it on the Reddit blog post, Feedaneed.org - Volunteer to help nonprofits get important things done. 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.

Latest Episode Highlights Danger and Potential of Reddit Fundraising - Social Media - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Latest Episode Highlights Danger and Potential of Reddit Fundraising - Social Media - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas Over Labor Day weekend, the same subreddit that helped disseminate a cache of nude celebrity photographs tried to organize an online fundraiser "in honor of" Jennifer Lawrence, one of the actresses victimized by the leak.

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. But, if you dig a little deeper, reddit can be a valuable source for anything and everything. Reddit is segmented into subreddits that deal with a specific topic like gadgets, DIY and, wait for it, nonprofit.

Cryptocurrency Fundraising: A Beginner’s Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Active on Reddit: Reddit is a go-to for information on cryptocurrency. By Pat Duffy , co-founder of The Giving Block. 1) Should your nonprofit fundraise cryptocurrency? Hundreds of nonprofits now accept cryptocurrency donations.

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. There are these 35 nonprofit marketing blogs and these 25 must-read nonprofit IT blogs as well as these 8 great nonprofit resources. You can also browse 300+ on Twitter at @nonprofitorgs/lists/bloggers-resources.

New Social News Site for Nonprofits

NTEN

Idealist.org and Reddit launched a joint venture today: IdealistNews.org , a social news site geared towards nonprofits. While I have accounts with StumbleUpon and Reddit, I rarely use them. Tags: NPTech stumbleupon idealistnews.org idealist.org reddit web2.0 You're probably familiar with the concept of social news through sites like StumbleUpon and Digg : users post links to stories, other users rate the posts by voting them up or down.

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Digg This?

Allegiance Group

Easier to determine–and something I can now instruct you to do for yourself–is to learn the difference between Digg , Reddit , Facebook , Twitter , and StumbleUpon. After all, it takes work to gain the status you need on a site like Digg or Reddit to get your submissions noticed. People who submit links to Digg, Reddit, or one of the other commonly used social networks likely already have a method of doing this, and an icon on your pages is unlikely to help them do so.

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Geeks + Bacon + Volunteering = Awesome

NTEN

Imagine my great joy upon learning that Reddit is hosting a fantastic resource to connect volunteers of all stripes with organizations that need them this holiday season -- and those volunteers could win some BACON! You may have read about my intense love of all things bacon. I talk about it some(all the)times.

10 Common Misconceptions Nonprofits Have About Bitcoin Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A single donor donated $56 million worth of Bitcoin to 60 nonprofits at the start of 2018 – on Reddit! Get your organization ready to accept cryptocurrency now, so that you aren’t left empty-handed the next time a donor gives away $55 million dollars worth of cryptocurrency on Reddit.

5 Steps to Running a Campus Voter Registration Program

EveryAction

advanced social network integration features match students' email addresses to nearly 100 different social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and Tumblr, allowing you to analyze the best digital platforms for engaging the student body. For universities searching for ways to both grow students' engagement on campus and develop their education and participation as active citizens, voter registration programs have become an increasingly popular activity.

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? So, when Amazon’s cloud server went down, some social media sites did too. Some were down or sluggish for 15 hours or more.

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Join the Trend: Six Ways to Discover Hot Topics for Your WordPress Blog

Byte Technology

Reddit. If you’re not currently visiting Reddit to grab ideas for your blog, start doing so immediately. And dedicated Reddit users can sometimes get into some pretty lengthy discussions on topics in the comment sections, which is certainly a place bloggers should be checking out for current interests. One of the biggest obstacles bloggers encounter—whether they’re on the WordPress platform or not—is how to create content that is based on currently trending topics.

"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.

Why "Free Agent" Social Communities Rock

Care2

The community could be a blog community, a YouTube channel community, a Facebook or Ning group, or a reddit group. The Reddit fundraising challenge that raised almost $60,000. The Atheist, Christian, and Islam subgroups of Reddit , the social news site, decided to raise funds and challenge each other at the same time, in a good-natured way. On December 9th, redditor maggieed suggested that the reddit Christianity subgroup start a fundraiser

Are You Ready to Say No?|Crowdfunding’s Ethical Boundaries

Connection Cafe

One Reddit user proposed that anyone who looked at these illegal photos should donate money to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. On Tuesday, September 2, the Prostate Cancer Foundation released the following statement : A post appeared on Reddit late Monday afternoon, September 1, 2014. A Reddit user directed other Reddit users to make a donation to the Prostate Cancer Foundation without the Foundation’s knowledge.

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. Read the tips from Devin Thomas about how you can find information and tips on reddit to help your nonprofit. As we complete another trip around the Sun, one can’t help but feel a little nostalgic. (We We blame the eggnog.)

The Thrill of the Hunt or: How I Came To Stop Worrying (about the fold) and Love the Scroll

Allegiance Group

Reddit is the most amazing time-suck the internet has ever invented. Putting aside whether I should spend time doing these things, Reddit truly captures the spirit of the hunt. Now, not every website can be just an endless scroll of content like Reddit or Pinterest. The importance of being above THE FOLD has always been a topic of debate, and clearly smartphones have gotten users more comfortable with scrolling.

How to Market Your Event On A Budget

AccelEvents

There are other free marketing strategies, like posting your event on forums, in Reddit, or on Quora, and asking for guest blog posts, for example, as a way of promoting your event in exchange for something else. .

Viral Philanthropy: The Impact of Crowdsourced Compassion

AFP Blog

This is viral philanthropy, through which users of online communities, such as Reddit, Facebook, Twitter and other platforms, spread awareness and raise money for those who need it Viral Philanthropy: The Impact of Crowdsourced Compassion : Bus monitor Karen Klein didn’t ask the world for sympathy, and she definitely didn’t request money. But once Internet users watched the heartbreaking viral video of young students harassing Klein, they reached for their wallets.

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). But it’s also very though provoking in terms of our work in the nonprofit space. As I read his list I started thinking about how priorities affect fundraising.

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Great reads from around the web on March 18th

Amy Sample Ward

IdealistNews - New partnership with Idealist.org and Reddit has created the IdealistNews site where you can see some of the hot news items in the nonprofit sector. These are some links I wanted to share from March 18th. Find me on Delicious for more! About Us | Overview | UX Test Kitchen - "The UX Test Kitchen is a nonprofit interactive agency providing free website and media development to other nonprofits. Our staff comes from various companies - such as Razorfish, Time Inc.,

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Say So What To Your Data Three Times

Beth Kanter

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.

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. This is what many nonprofit fundraisers and donation campaigners are banking on. People are hardwired to give and be charitable during this time of the year.

Wordpress Extras: My Favorites

Amy Sample Ward

Postalicious is a WordPress plugin that automatically posts your delicious, ma.gnolia, Google Reader, Reddit or Yahoo Pipes bookmarks to your blog. A recent comment from Ichi (working on social media for good in Japan w/ SocialCompany.org ) asked after the tools I was using on this blog to bring in comments via Twitter. He suggested I post about the plugins I use so others could check them out – and that’s just what I’m doing!

Digg is Dying. Who are the Players Now?

Care2

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. Digg, the once beloved link-sharing site that power users were able to game has been dying a slow death over the past couple of years.

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Essential Tools for Online Reputation Management

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Reddit. Digital Reputation Management Must-Haves. Reputation is everything. Whether be it for a business or an individual, reputation is the ultimate metric upon which identity is dependent upon. In the hyper-social world that we are living in, reputation has become a readily available representation of us that follows us everywhere we go. At a high level, your digital Identity is essentially built from the information that exists publicly about you.

Hannah Somers, CCChampions

Nonprofit Talent

I read the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and (I’m going to be outing myself as a real millennial here) Reddit. Hannah Somers Job Title and Organization: Assistant Director, CCChampions E: hannah@ccchampions.com.

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.

Online Fundraising Strategies: Nonprofit Marketing Link Roundup

Nonprofits Source

While on the topic of advertising, I recently came across a Reddit thread discussing the potential of promoting fundraising efforts online. In this weekly nonprofit marketing link roundup , we’re taking a look at articles that are all about online fundraising strategies. Whether you’re fundraising, selling a product or providing a service, the way in which you market to people really isn’t all that different.

Digital Fundraising Strategies: Nonprofit Marketing Link Roundup

Nonprofits Source

While on the topic of advertising, I recently came across a Reddit thread discussing the potential of promoting fundraising efforts online. In this weekly nonprofit marketing link roundup , we’re taking a look at articles that are all about digital fundraising strategies. Whether you’re fundraising, selling a product or providing a service, the way in which you market to people really isn’t all that different.

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. Everyone knows promoting your nonprofit’s events, services, and fundraisers on social media is a good idea, but many do not know why, or more importantly, how, to do it.

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

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

How to Create the Best Nonprofit Marketing Plan

Qgiv

Look into these popular social media platforms: Facebook YouTube Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Snapchat TikTok Reddit. To successfully market your nonprofit, you need to have a strategy.

12NTC: Nonprofits and the Future of Internet Rights

Tech Soup Blog

Many became aware of the movement against the Stop Online Piracy Act after the January 18 service blackouts started by Wikipedia and Reddit (with support from Craigslist and Google ). Engage with the Internet community (the social news site Reddit played a huge role in the SOPA Internet blackout). Remember that SOPA thing that almost happened not too long ago?

WeAreMedia ToolBox: This Week We're Working Crowdsourcing, Micro Media, and Lifestreaming Tools

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

  We're talking about tools like Digg, Stumbleupon, Reddit and others.  The month of October we've been focusing on building out the Nonprofit Social Media Tool Box and awarding t-shirts to contributors! Week Three of the We Are Media Toolbox begins! 

Can “Viral” Videos Really Create Social Change?

Care2

It quickly made the front page of Reddit, and people have been re-pinning “Kony 2012” images on Pintrest. The 30-minute “Kony 2012” video produced by the nonprofit Invisible Children , which generated over 70M views on YouTube over the past week, has caused a firestorm in the nonprofit community.