A Photo A Day Keeps Lack of Engagement Away

Frogloop

And if nothing else, it's worth a whole lot of social engagement. In the realm of social media, this infographic , Storytelling One Frame at a Time , explores just how photos and videos are ruling social media, and why you should jump on this social bandwagon if you haven't already.

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6 Takeaways From ShareThis’ Study on Social Sharing

NetWits

Articles on TechCrunch and AllFacebook revieiwng this data seem to focus on Facebook ‘s stronghold on the clickthroughs of shared links, at 38% of all links shared by social means. Here are some quick takeaways to consider: 1) The Ease of Social Sharing is Important.

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Trending Sources

Using Social Media Increases Fundraising by 40% [Study]

NetWits

Do you know how many of your supporters use popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube? With usage stats like that it’s probably safe to assume that a large portion of your supporter are using at least one social network, right?

Social Media 101 TweetChat Recap: Tagging

Tech Soup Blog

The final installment of TechSoup's Social Media Mondays tweetchat series, an interactive companion to its Nonprofit Social Media 101 wiki , covered the topic of tagging. Tagging, a feature found across many social media channels, is used to help surface content during searches.

Transcript: Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes

Robert Weiner

If you missed The Chronicle of Philanthropy's June 23 online discussion Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes , the transcript is now available. The discussion featured: Danielle Brigida , the social-media outreach coordinator at the National Wildlife Federation, in Washington, DC where she manages the organization's voice on online networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Care2, Change.org, Digg, and StumbleUpon.

Guest Post by Steve MacLaughlin: Creating a Social Networking Strategy (Part 0)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Submitted by Steve MacLaughlin, publisher of Connections For a while now I've been talking with a lot of nonprofits about using social media and social networking in their organizations. Hope from the Hype So why does social networking matter?

Google +: The Trade Off Between Privacy Needs, Community, and Social Context

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

On Friday, I tripped down the rabbit hole of Google + field test with many other social media early adopters and nonprofit technology (#nptech folks) who were kicking the tires. Google + is Google’s new social sharing platform.

Online Discussion on June 23: Using Social Networks to Promote Good Causes

Tech Soup Blog

This Tuesday The Chronicle of Philanthropy will host another free online discussion about how nonprofits can use social media. The speakers include: Danielle Brigida , the social-media outreach coordinator at the National Wildlife Federation, in Washington, DC where she manages the organization's voice on online networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Care2, Change.org, Digg, and StumbleUpon. Tags: Social Networking Web 2.0

Top 8 Social Media Tracking Tools - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

Generating Buzz: Using Social Media to Drive Website Traffic

NTEN

As social media grows in popularity, one fact cannot be ignored: if used well, it can generate impressive amounts of traffic and increase engagement around your cause or organization. I spend a lot (and I mean a lot) of time trying to figure out how to use social networking, bookmarking and news sites to enhance the National Wildlife Federation's online presence. Anne was excited, but still wary about how much of her job she could actually commit to this social media stuff.

How Much Time Does It Take To Do Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's a question I get all the time: How much time and resources does it take to implement social media? So, how can you quantify - as close as possible - the amount of time it takes to put social media in practice with good results?

Digg This?

Beaconfire Wire

The idea is that you can click one of those icons and, by doing so, submit a link to this post to the associated social networking site. I’d say that there are three main reasons to put an application-like shortcut to anything, social network or otherwise, on your website: To give your visitors a quicker way to accomplish something they already do. Social networks are trickier. What is a social network anyway?

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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

The Perils of Popularity

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It helped me clarify some fuzzy thoughts about social networking, pattern analysis, and information overload. Rashmi illustrates how social networks have and are evolving over the past five years from the perspective of an information architect/interaction designer/cognitive psychologist. Rashmi called this "just a social graph" (or just a social network). Object-Based Social Networks: 2004 Think Flickr, delicious, digg, Slideshare.

Guest Post by Angus Parker: Review and Book Giveaway - The New Community Rules by Tamar Weinberg

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you'd like to be eligible to win a free copy of Tamar's book, leave a comment explaining why your nonprofit's community rules and your secrets to success in marketing on the social web. Tags: social media Note from Beth: I got a review copy. I read the book. It rocked.

NpTech Tag Summary: Chimp Personality, Convio Open API, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nonprofit Social Media ROI and Adoption Issues The meme of the last week continues with a look at specific metrics like engagement. " What do you think about measuring social media? Which is worse, email overload or social networking fatigue. Social Bookmarking.

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Interview with Jonathon Colman: Social Media Secrets from a Green Geek

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was (and still am) so convinced that social media and web 2.0 Luckily enough, one of the most interesting parts of engaging in social media is how you can measure just about everything that you do. StumbleUpon. popularity into other social news networks.

It's the End of Tumblr As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)

Idealware

It’s a perfect coincidence that one week after we launched our latest report at Idealware, Exploring Cutting Edge Social Media , Yahoo! There is a bit of danger in calling yourself “cutting edge” in a field as dynamic as social media, but it doesn''t affect the report dramatically, and more importantly, shouldn''t really affect Tumblr, either. Like any social media outlet, it’s great advertising that only really costs staff time.

10 Questions to Get You Started Using Social Media for Your Nonprofit or Do-Good Project

Have Fun - Do Good

One of the most common questions I'm asked as a social media consultant is, "Which tool is the best?" If you have a do-good project, or a small nonprofit that you want to promote, fundraise for, or build an online community around using social media, your first step is to create a plan. If the idea of creating a social media plan sounds scary to you, just think of it as: 10 Questions to Get You Started Using Social Media for Your Nonprofit or Do-Good Project.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » NTEN Does Web 2.0

See What's Out There

The first session I attended was specifically about social networking and led by Brian Reich of Echo Ditto, author of Media Rules! A good tip Brian mentioned was to deputize people to grow your network for you. Brian provided an overview of many of the social networks out there.

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[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: National Wildlife Federation

Nonprofit Tech for Good

What was the very first social media tool your organization utilized, and when? What social media tools are you currently utilizing? I join as many social media sites as I can and try to spend time learning each community so I can offer advice to others on how to engage with them.

How To Think Like A Nonprofit Social Marketing Genius: What's Your Brilliant Thought?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How To Think Like A Nonprofit Social Media Genius View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. Here are my slides from the Convio " Social Media for Social Good " for tomorrow. So, in the spirited of social media, I want to know what your brilliant thought is.

4 Social media tips that Rock by @franswaa

John Haydon

Following is a guest post from a dear friend, @ franswaa who writes for NetWit’s Think Tank : To be honest I’m not totally sure if I’ve rocked social media or if social media has rocked me. Funny thing is I got into social media by complete chance. Be social!

Netscape wants its gatekeepers back | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

That seems pretty close to Netscape’s opinion of social news, if you read their recent statement closing shop at their own social news portal (emphasis mine): Many of you may remember that Netscape.com used to be much different than it is today.