Top 12 Social Media Insights for Nonprofits in 2012

NetWits

The 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report was released at 12NTC yesterday and it’s already stirring up discussions about how nonprofits are leveraging social networks as part of their fundraising and communications strategy.

Digital Life Hacks: Savvy Social Media

Connection Cafe

billion active social media users? As usage numbers continue to grow across all age groups, it is safe to say that social media has become an essential element of digital marketing. Focus on the social channels that work with your brand.

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Anti-Social Network

NCE Social Media

There is now an anti-social media network that uses social media to allow you to avoid people you know. But is it so bad that you use social media to do it? Well, it’s come to this.

2011 Non-profit Social Networking Survey

NetWits

I just got an email from Holly Ross, the Executive Director of the Non-profit Technology Network – better known as NTEN. What’s the Nonprofit Social Networking Survey? How can I get the 2011 Social Networking Benchmark Report for Non-profits?

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Long Term Success with Social Media

NetWits

Guest post by my friend Geoff Livingston, author of Welcome to the Fifth Estate a new book focused on creating and sustain a winning social media strategy. Why is it that we don’t discuss long-term success with social media?

How to Become an Expert in Social Media Branding

NonProfit Hub

In today’s modernized world, social media branding has become a no-brainer. With millions surfing the web at any given moment, social channels have proven to be super valuable as a way to keep in touch with friends and family ? billion social media users worldwide.

Top 5 Social Media Tactics Every School Should Implement

NetWits

Top 5 Social Media Tactics Every School Should Implement. First off, your school should have a blog that’s the center of your social media strategy. Remember, great content is the key to successful social media. 5) Monitor the Social Web.

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. What you want to be doing with your voice and story via social media will shape the tools and content.

Now Share This: Improving Your Event’s Social Media

Connection Cafe

For a while now, social media’s no longer seen as simply a fad of teens and college students. Anyone with an internet connection uses social media in one way or another–and that isn’t likely to change any time soon. Your event website serves as an online landing point for your event and therefore, should also host a hub for your social media activities. Then, perhaps it is time to develop a social media site for your event on its own.

How Social Media Influencers Fuel your Fundraising Goals

NetWits

Fortunately, research is weighing in with some great information that gives us insight into our social donors and potentials. Four Social Media Types. Key Influencers are one of those “super social” people who you want to know.

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Social Media Secrets: Top Tips for Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

Heather manages everydayhero’s international social media presence. By leveraging multiple social platforms, her efforts have led to a major increase in reach, engagement and interaction with everydayhero supporters. These days, the best way to do this is through social media.

The 10 Best Social Media Tools for Nonprofits That Save Time and Money (2018 Update)

Wild Apricot

Here are the 10 best social media tools for nonprofits to save time (and money) scheduling, managing, and optimizing their social networks. social media

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

NetWits

Do you know how many of your supporters use popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube? Google recently made a big social medial play by introducing Google+. The social Web is no different. This helps build your social-network fan base in two ways.

Tips for Nonprofits on Using Social Media to Build Supporter Relationships

Connection Cafe

We asked some of our favorite nonprofit tech friends to share ideas for how organizations can use social media to build meaningful relationships with their supporters—donors, influencers and activists—and what that looks like on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

9 Ways Social Media Can Help Nonprofits Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy

Connection Cafe

Today, nonprofits have an opportunity like never before to reignite their partnership with supporters and provide platforms and opportunities for people to use their social networks to organize and advance your cause. 9 Ways to Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy with Social Media: 1.

The Best Social Media Marketing Resources For Nonprofits

Nonprofits Source

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS. 5 Nonprofits Winning At Social Media. Case studies of nonprofits winning at social media is an opportunity to see the strategies in action. Social Media Marketing Statistics. Social Media Marketing Tools.

20 Insightful Nonprofit Technology And Social Media Stats

TechImpact

Social media: 56% of people donated to an organization because they read a story via social media. 59% of people donate after becoming a follower of a nonprofit’s social network. Image courtesy of StavtrupPortalen.

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5 Social Media Advancements Every Nonprofit Should Prepare For ?

TechImpact

Social media is a comparatively very young frontier in the nonprofit sector which features surprises around every twist and turn. Here are 5 changes that social media experienced in 2013 that your nonprofit may have missed according to Resource Media.

6 Common Social Media For Nonprofits Misconceptions

TechImpact

You’ve had blogs yelling at you for years, urging you to take advantage of social media to help promote your nonprofit. Yes, it’s true your nonprofit should have some form of a social component, it certainly does not need all of them. Image courtesy of River Rock Films.

#13NTC Session: Does Social Media Make Cents? An Expert Panel in Social Media Fundraising

NetWits

That’s the hashtag we’ll be using when I start talking about the impact of social media on fundraising with John Haydon , Farra Trompeter from BigDuck, Carie Lewis from HSUS and Casey Golden from SmallAct at #13NTC. >$10k) using social media.

Nonprofits Value a Facebook Like at $214.81

NetWits

While we were there, Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge released the 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. Don’t forget to download the complete 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report.

Managing Social Media Campaigns

SocialFish

Social media marketing has become the third most popular form marketing as of 2013. Needless to say, it will only gain more popularity as social media marketing campaigns are far less expensive to create and maintain than traditional advertising campaigns.

Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

Amy Sample Ward

My contribution to the panel is to provide context about the use of social media in emergency and disaster response as well as an overview of some of the tools we saw deployed last year and we may see in the future. Social media, like all technology, is developed by people.

8 Social Media Marketing Hacks to Ensure Success in 2018

SocialFish

Social media marketing is more than just regular publishing of content on social networking sites in the hope of growing an audience and ultimately making money. For the last few years, videos have been the social engagement goldmine.

Social Media ennui

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I have social media ennui. I’m tired of reading and hearing about about social media and nonprofits, and I’m annoyed that social media is taking up so much of the air space in the #nptech world. I’m a fairly active user of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and some other social networking sites, and have been for years now. I’ve been using social media to actively promote my new science fiction books.

Is the Future of Social Media Much Different for Non-profits?

NetWits

Jeremiah Owyang, an industry analyst with digital strategy consulting firm Altimeter Group , interviewed 140 enterprise-class social strategists for a report on the “ Career Path of the Corporate Social Strategist ”. What are the major focuses of your social media strategy in 2011?

Five Steps for a B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

SocialFish

Its taken a while, but the business-to-business community is finally jumping onto the social media bandwagon. An effective B2B social media marketing strategy is very different than the ones employed by business-to-consumer companies.

The Truth About Social Media and Nonprofits: A New Perspective May Be Required

NetWits

You may have noticed: Social media seems to be the talk of nonprofits for the past few years. A quick scan of nonprofit-focused publications and websites, as well as the session topics at nonprofit conferences, will confirm that organizations are interested in how to use social media.

How to Use Social Media Insights to Drive Patient Engagement and Donor Retention 

Connection Cafe

These donors are smart, mobile and social-savvy. Your foundation should be applying social media strategies to not only retain current donors, but recruit new donors as well. . Tips to Incorporate Social Insights into Your Strategy .

Who is on Social Networking Sites?

NonProfit Trends

The recent Pew Internet & American Life Project report, The Demographics of Social Media Users, had many of the trends and findings aren’t shocking but a couple were more or less dramatic than I expected.

Social Media for Non-Profits - Workshop slides

Wild Apricot

Here are the slides from my Mesh workshop - Social Media for Non-profits. Social Media for Non-Profits Workshop View more presentations from Wild Apricot. social media training Social networkingGreat opportunity? Colossal waste of time? The answer is YES.

World Map of Social Media

NCE Social Media

I recently came across a world map of social media on the Vincos Blog. I really enjoy their post because it shows you the gradual change in social networks in different parts of the world. Only three years ago you can see that there are many different social networks dominating in different countries. As social networks have matured and the weaker networks have faded away, you can see what is left.

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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.

Nonprofits and Jelly: A Tasty Social Media Sandwich

Connection Cafe

Point, shoot and ask – Jelly is a new app created by Twitter geniuses Biz Stone and Ben Finkel that uses your social networks and your friends’ networks to get answers to your questions. Think of it as a visual search engine powered by your social web.

Social Media 4 Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

This morning I have the good fortune to be presenting to a sold-out crowd at the Social Media for Nonprofits Conference in NYC. Social Media for Nonprofits Excerpt on Prezi. There’s a frequent misconception about social marketing that if you say something, anything, you are being proactive. Celebrities, athletes, mere mortals like you and I say stuff on social networks all the time but that doesn’t mean it’s truly proactive.

10 Signs Your NGO Excels at Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social media changes so frequently that unless your NGO has a full-time social media manager who has the time to consistently research and adopt emerging trends, odds are your NGO is using social media in ways that are no longer effective.

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SXSW 2011: David J. Neff talks Social Media Fundraising with Frank Barry

NetWits

Help ) while also becoming COO for a technology startup that helps non-profits raise money through social media ( HelpAttack )! and how the future of online fundraising is heavily tied to peoples social networks. Neff talks Social Media Fundraising with Frank Barry.

Can Social Network Analysis Improve Your Social Media Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Networked Nonprofit: Care2 Webinar. Join Allison Fine and me on June 21st at 1-2 PM PST/4-5 PM EST for the launch of The Networked Nonprofit published by Jossey-Bass. The above visual is a social network. Each dot represents a person or in network jargon, a node.

Causes Starts Social Network Focused on Charitable Passions - Social Media - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Causes Starts Social Network Focused on Charitable Passions - Social Media - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : Causes, a company that got its start as a Facebook application for donating money to charity, today transformed itself into a full-fledged social network

Understanding, Valuing Your Social Networks - TheNonProfitTimes

AFP Blog

Understanding, Valuing Your Social Networks - TheNonProfitTimes : People who grew up on computers (and all that implies) do things easily, almost unconsciously. So it is with organizations using the Internet and social media to fulfill mission. Those who had already reached their majority (or more) by the Internet age often find themselves adapting and coping (as well as cursing and raging) as they go along.

Social Media Lessons from 4 Generations of Canadian Donors

Connection Cafe

Social media may seem like the way to reach the next generation of donors. But, can you really raise money through social networks? Social Media Generation Profiles. Here are some highlights: Gen Y: Gen Y is the most active on social networks.

5 Social Media Stats That’ll Help Your Nonprofit Understand Audiences

TechImpact

We know our audiences are out there on social media. They’re busy retweeting, posting, sharing, pinning, and blogging on an array of social media websites and platforms across the Internet. But what social platform are they on the most?

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Association Social Media Best Practices

SocialFish

Last month, I presented at an Association Trends event about association social media. Here are 10 association social media best practices I shared: Meet your members where they are. Yes, young people are using social media….but Don’t be anti-social.