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

June 17, 2010
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

June 14, 2010
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)

June 11, 2010
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)

June 7, 2010
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

June 3, 2010
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

Why Nonprofits Should Sync Their Twitter and MySpace Accounts

May 26, 2010
Thousands of nonprofits haven’t logged into their MySpace profiles in months, or even a year or more. The majority have moved on to Facebook and Twitter. That said, MySpace is not dead. Traffic has definitely sloooowed, but the site still has 57 million monthly visitors in the

Which Company is the Most Socially Responsible and Generous to Nonprofits: Facebook? Twitter? YouTube? LinkedIn? MySpace? Flickr? Google?

May 24, 2010
Nonprofits and their adoption of social media has created an interesting, albeit interdependent relationship with large companies like Google, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr. Nonprofits use the sites to build their online brand and supporter base, and the companies in turn then benefit from having tens