Social Media Archive

11 Nonprofit Blogs Designed for the Social Web

The rise of the Social Web in recent years has dramatically changed how your supporters consume and share your nonprofit’s blog content. Odds are, if your blog has not been redesigned in the last few years, then it’s time to consider a relaunch. Just a few years

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Training for Nonprofits in New York, NY

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011 Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm Cost: $149 per person. Location: Meetup.com Headquarters 632 Broadway, New York, NY (Google Map) How to Register: Sign up! View: Training Agenda (PDF) View: Trainings in Other Cities This one-day intensive social media and mobile technology how-to training

11 Nonprofit Websites Designed for the Social Web

The average Internet user today is barraged with a constant stream of messages in the form of tweets, status updates, shouts, bulletins, e-mail, and “Breaking News!” Social media is not only changing how we communicate online, but it’s also changing how our brains process information. That said,

Google+ and Nonprofits: No Worries If You Have Not Yet Been Invited!

My guess is that 99.99% of nonprofits (or more) have not yet been invited to beta test Google+ (sign up here), but if you are a regular reader of Mashable, TechCrunch, or The Next Web, you might be feeling like your missing out on the fruits of

HOW TO: Tweet for an International Audience

At about the time I quit working for the day (6pm in Missouri, USA), nonprofits in New Zealand, Australia, and Asia are coming online for another work day. Then, over the next 12 hours, on comes nonprofits in India, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. It’s amazing

Don’t Think Social Media Results in Online Donations? Think Again!

Source: Social Good: Charity and Technology in the Online Universe Written for the March  2011 issue of Fundraising Success Magazine, where I am writing a quarterly column throughout 2011. *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * In the summer of 2000, I launched

Five Ways to Grow Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Fan Base

A Few Words of Caution: Small to medium-sized nonprofits should take Facebook case studies and best practices based on the success of large nationally and internationally well-known nonprofits (with huge email lists and multiple communications and development staff) with a heavy dose of skepticism. 99.9% of nonprofits