Monthly Archive: November 2010

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: Big Cat Rescue

Organization: Big Cat Rescue Organization Size: 125 exotic cats, 9 paid staff, 107 volunteers, 80,000 supporters Name: Carol Baskin Title: CEO Website: BigCatRescue.org Blog: BigCatRescue.org/Blog Facebook: facebook.com/BigCatRescue Twitter: twitter.com/BigCatRescue YouTube: youtube.com/BigCatRescue Posterous: BigCatRescue.posterous.com 1. What was the very first social media tool your organization utilized, and when?

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

11/4 UPDATE: The interview below was conducted as research for the newly released Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits. Allison and the Pancreatic Acton Network is featured in Chapter 3: Facebook and Facebook Apps. Organization: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Organization Size: 65 staff

Foursquare Launches New Vanity URLs for Profiles

11/21 Update: Foursquare now automatically forwards your old URL to your new URL, but you should still update print materials and e-mail signatures. Just a quick note to nonprofits! It looks as though Foursquare has dropped “user” in its vanity URLs for profiles. I can’t find confirmation

How often should you post on your nonprofit’s Facebook Page, and when?

Over the last few years I have been experimenting with the frequency of posting Status Updates on Facebook  on the Nonprofit Organizations Facebook Page. From posting twice a day to only twice weekly, I have tested all levels of frequency in posting until finally settling on posting

11 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits and Make the World A Better Place :: 2010 Edition

Last year’s list of nonprofit holiday gift programs has been getting a lot traffic over the last two weeks thanks to Google searches. In addition to all those wonderful programs, I wrote up 11 more for 2010. Please use your purchasing power wisely and with compassion this