2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report [INFOGRAPHIC]


Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge just released the fourth annual 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. The report is packed with insights into how nonprofits are leveraging social networks as part of their marketing, communications and fundraising strategies.

Anti-Social Network

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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.

Infographic: Nonprofits and Social Networking


According to The Foundation Center , only 45% of nonprofits are actively utilizing the power of social media to reach and interact with the public. According to most, using social media to communicate your message is not a choice it is imperative.

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.

2011 Non-profit Social Networking Survey


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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Home | Nonprofit Social Network Survey

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Home | Nonprofit Social Network Survey: "Survey ReportNonprofit Social Network SurveyNonprofits Are Embracing Social Networks:Industry Survey Reveals 74.2% of Nonprofits Have a Presence on Facebook

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The social network commitment

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Getting involved in a social network, whether it be something like Facebook or Myspace, or a content-connected social network like flickr or delicious (I’m starting to get used to writing that without the dots,) is pretty easy. What I have learned, though, is that a social network is only as good as something that you have absolutely no control over: how many of your real friends and colleagues use it. LinkedIN : The professional, serious, network.

How Diverse are Social Networks?


traffic it’s social networks networks like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter that dominate, according to Quantcast, one of the biggest analytics companies for measuring websites. Women dominate on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. The most diverse social network is YouTube. Social Networking Trends Web 2.0Out of the top five websites ranked by U.S.

A Preliminary Theology of Social Networks

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A Preliminary Theology of Social Networks : As people like Beth Kanter and Allison Fine made clear in their book, The Networked Nonprofit, networks are the new form of organizational structure in the 21st-century. Actually, Jessica Lipnack and Jeffrey Stamps predicted in 1994 in The Age of the Network that networks would be the signature form of organizations in this century and I wrote about network organizations for the Jewish community in 2001 in Network Judaism).

Social Network Management Systems?

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Social Network Management Systems? They allow you to create stand-alone social networks. Elgg, a LAMP(hp) project, started it’s life as a learning platform with social network features, but has transmorgrified into a social network platform with learning features.

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2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report

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Here’s a video of Jeff Patrick , president of Common Knowledge , being interviewed by Melanie Mathos at the 2012 NTC conference explaining the 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. Jeff goes over topics in the report such as ROI, value of a new fan/follower, commercial social networks, and resources for strategies.

Social Networks and Digital Sharecropping

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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. There is no question that the social networking space is evolving.

4 Signs Your Nonprofit Should Quit a Social Network

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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.

Infographic: Foundations and Social Networking - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

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Infographic: Foundations and Social Networking - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly : The Foundation Center put together an eye-catching infographic that compiles the survey’s data on foundation social media use. You can view it below

Thoughts on Social Networking

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Nonprofit association NTEN , consultants Common Knowledge and social networking software providers ThePort conducted a joint study of nonprofit organization and their use of and attitudes towards social networking tools. The survey asked about two types of social networking presences a nonprofit organization could have. Presence on Commercial Social Networks. Existence of a House Social Network.

Video Fridays #7…Social Networking

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This video is short explanation of social networking websites and why they are popular. Tags: Education and Training Video networking social I’ve added a short video for today’s installment of the Video Friday series. Something simple to cleanse the palate. Something simple to cleanse the palate. Enjoy!

The Other Social Networks - Association Bisnow (DC)

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The Other Social Networks - Association Bisnow (DC) : So, you finally figured out Twitter and Facebook. Now, what the heck are is Pinterest? Or Instagram? Google Plus? We break it down and give you some examples of how associations and non-profits are experimenting with them

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The History of Social Networking | Fast Company

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The History of Social Networking | Fast Company: "n case you hadn't heard, social networking is big. As with everything, social networking has a history Sites like Facebook and Twitter dominate the tech news sites with every move they make getting attention. How much are they worth? Who's using them now? What changes are coming?

Understanding, Valuing Your Social Networks - TheNonProfitTimes

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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.

Using Social Networks to Recruit Employees


One creative solution is social networking. Social networking technology” is the term used to describe websites that allow members to use their personal and business relationships for networking, hiring, and obtaining references. At Blackbaud, we have turned to sites such as LinkedIn ®, MySpace ®, Facebook ™, and Spoke to build social networks designed to attract candidates that may not be actively looking for a job.

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? 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. most social ads require explicit action.

How to Avoid Social Network Burnout

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From Web Worker DailyHow to Avoid Social Network Burnout: "It’s not trending on Twitter just yet, but I’ve noticed recently that a number of individuals I follow are taking breaks from it and other social networks. Some have announced their intentions; others have just gone quiet — and it seems that social network burnout is to blame.".

Social Networks Grade Google Project - Search Engine Watch (#SEW)

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Social Networks Grade Google Project - Search Engine Watch (#SEW

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Social Network ROI Calculator Update


A couple of years ago I put together the "social network" calculator as a free resource to assess the opportunity cost of recruiting email subscribers and donors online. Online Fundraising Social Networking Trends Web 2.0

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Top 100 Socially Networked Cities in the U.S.

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Top 100 Socially Networked Cities in the U.S.

Mobile Social Networking Usage Soars [STATS]

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Mobile Social Networking Usage Soars [STATS]: "Digital measurement firm comScore released a study today highlighting the rise in social media access via mobile phones and offering some comparison metrics for some of the biggest social networks and their usage on mobile devices.".

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Social Network Sites Dominate Web Visitor Results

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According to Google’s ad planner , social network sites now account for more than 50% of all unique website visitors. This list, which is based on April 2010 data, “excludes adult sites, ad networks, domains that don’t have publicly visible content or don’t load properly, and certain Google sites.&# Still, at more than 50% the majority of web visitors visit social network sites. Of the top 100 websites, 7 are social media sites.

Privacy and Security on Social Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A colleague recently shared this video that pokes fun of the “always on, gotta share everything on social networks&# lifestyle for many people here in America. Who controls and owns the information I put into a social networking site?

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. 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. You even earn points when other members view your profile.

Start a Fire in Your Social Network


Start a fire in your social network…okay, not a literal fire. We all know launching a private social network is much easier than developing an actual community of participants who are connected, active and engaged.

Who is on Social Networking Sites?

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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.

2011 Nonprofit Social Networking Survey ?


NTEN, Common Knowledge and Blackbaud invite you to take part in a nonprofit survey about how nonprofits are using online social networks, and enter your name for a chance to win an Apple iPad. Please take just 10 minutes now to complete this 3 rd annual survey , and help us compile an updated snapshot of nonprofits and their use of social networks - commercial social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube, and organizational house (private label) social networks.

Social Networking and Your Tradeshow [infographic]


Learn how to use social media to get the most out of attending your next exposition.” ” This infographic by Northwest Creative is basic, but the first one I’ve seen talking specifically about tradeshow social media.

Update on social network portability

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Update on social network portability January 8, 2008 Last week, I covered the Richard Scoble dust-up. This, of course, doesn’t mean that all of a sudden, everyone’s social graph and data will become portable, but it’s a very good sign that perhaps, after all, things are moving in that direction.

Social network updates a friend to charities

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Social network updates a friend to charities: "Got a tweet to spare? It could help the charity of your choice.A week ago, a record number of status updates on Twitter and Facebook using the phrase '#BeatCancer' helped raise $70,000 for four non-profit cancer organizations". NPtech NPTwitterFundraising

Creating a Social Networking Strategy (Part 1)


This is a follow-up to Creating a Social Networking Strategy (Part 0) that originally appeared on my Connections blog and also as a guest post on Beth Kanter's blog. One of the key takeaways from Part 0 is that once you stop just playing around with social media then you need to start putting together a strategy. The first place to start is a proven and solid framework for your strategy. That bad news is that most people don't like "strategery" stuff.

How Should Charities Use Social Networks? - Philanthropy.com

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From the Chronicle Blog Give and TakeHow Should Charities Use Social Networks? Philanthropy.com: "How Should Charities Use Social Networks?Is Is it wrong to use social-networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter to help promote your nonprofit group?A A debate on that topic is brewing among nonprofit experts, as some people express concern that marketers show a lack of respect for the purpose of

Social Networking For Social Causes - WashBiz Blog

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Social Networking For Social Causes - WashBiz Blog: "Social Networking For Social CausesCan the world of Web 2.0 startups -- the jeans and t-shirts, the funky furniture, the social networking and viral marketing, the desire to make millions with the Next Great Idea -- transform the world of philanthropy?That's

Social networking, malaria and philanthropy partnership

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Social networking, malaria and philanthropy partnership: "Philanthropy just got easier and a lot more accessible to the public thanks to the social networking power of the Internet and a ground-breaking partnership between a young British entrepreneur, a global health think tank and an African medical research institute.Debuted April 20 to offer individuals a meaningful way to mark World Malaria

Social Networks to Replace Email? NOT!!!


She said only 11% of teens email daily and that they are using SMS (or Twitter) and social networks for communications. Interestingly, despite all the protests against Facebook’s privacy policy she also said that people entrust their personal info with social networks.