Monthly Archive: June 2010

10 Types of Nonprofits That Absolutely Must Add Themselves to Foursquare

6/20 Update: Foursquare surpasses 10,000,000 users. Original Post from 6/28/10: Foursquare now has 1.6 million users. That may not seem like very many compared to Facebook’s 465 million users, but Foursquare is only one year-old and growing quickly. Part social networking site, part smartphone App, Foursquare is a

Three Things That Happen When Facebook Pages Reach 10,000 Fans

Last week the Nonprofit Organizations Facebook Page reached the 10,000 fans milestone. It took 2.5 years. In 2008, many of the friends of the Nonprofit Organizations MySpace migrated over to Facebook, then in 2009 and 2010 a good number of the new fans came from @NonprofitOrgs on

Will Facebook Authenticate “Nonprofit Organizations” or Shut It Down?

6/22/10 Update :: Good news! Facebook authenticated the Nonprofit Organizations Page on Friday, June 18. It only took one day: 6/17/10: As soon as Facebook launched Community Pages, I knew this day coming. My gut told me the prompt for authentification would arrive at 10,000 fans, and

10 Twitter Apps for Nonprofits

An online database of Twitter Apps called oneforty currently lists almost 2,900 third-party Twitter Apps. While some nonprofits have been early adopters of Twitter Apps, the vast majority are not. They may not even know the tools exist. Once you start browsing around and experimenting, you’ll quickly

Facebook Page Admins Can Now Remove Other Admins (Including the Original Page Creator)

A really simple, but crucial upgrade… but also potentially problematic. Facebook Page Admins can now remove other Admins – including the Page’s original creator. Nonprofits (and businesses) have been requesting this functionality for years. It is often the case that the original Page creator is a long-gone

HOW TO: Update Your Nonprofit’s Wikipedia Page (and Why You Should)

Now that most nonprofits have a Community Page on Facebook in addition to their Official Page, it is crucial that nonprofits create a Wikipedia account to edit, maintain, and “Watch” their organization’s Wikipedia Page. Why? Because Facebook Community Pages have Wikipedia Tabs that pull in your organization’s information

HOW TO: Use Flickr to Distribute and Archive Press Releases

Full disclosure. I have no idea if using Flickr to distribute and archive photo and press releases will appeal to the media and/or blogosphere, but I got the idea from what I think is the best nonprofit photostream on  Flickr: The UN Refugee Agency. The UNHCR does