Top 10 Change.org Best Practices for Nonprofit Admins

September 21, 2009
Please Note: All nonprofits in the United States that have an entry in GuideStar.org are also on Change.org. You can access your nonprofit’s profile and the Change.org tool set by signing up for a Nonprofit Admin account. Now on to the best practices: 1. Brand your organization’s

Five Things Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Web 2.0 Donors

September 17, 2009
Over the last few years we’ve heard a lot of discussion about nonprofits and their use “Web 2.0” and social media. Much of the focus has been on the fundraising tools themselves [namely “Apps” and “widgets”]… What are they? How do they work? Do they work? But

Five [More] Fun and Fabulous Twitter Tools for Nonprofit Organizations and Activists

September 16, 2009
A continuation of the original Five Fun and Fabulous Twitter Tools for Nonprofit Organizations and Activists, here are five more fun and fabulous tools that nonprofits can use to spruce up their Twitter campaigns: 1) Trottr: Trottr allows you to record brief audio messages with your cell

HOW TO: Protect Your Nonprofit from Social Media Squatters

September 13, 2009
Like clockwork, every couple of weeks I receive an email from a panicked nonprofit or university asking how they should handle a situation where someone has squatted their URL/username on a social networking site. Most often it is YouTube and/or Twitter. Sometimes these squatters actually have the

New YouTube Channels: What Nonprofits Need to Know

September 10, 2009
YouTube has been testing a new channel design since July. Nonprofits that already have a channel can easily upgrade to the new design and tool set under Account > Edit Channel > Channel Information > Upgrade My Channel. For nonprofits that have yet to create a channel

Five Most Common Mistakes Made by Nonprofit Admins on Facebook

September 1, 2009
As I was browsing through numerous nonprofit Facebook Pages today, I was quite surprised to see that many nonprofits still really don’t understand the Facebook Page tool set. Here are five of the most common mistakes being made by Nonprofit Admins that I saw today on Facebook:

10 Insights Gained from Spending 7,280 Hours on Social Media Websites

September 1, 2009
This week marks my 3 and half year anniversary of launching the Nonprofit Organizations MySpace. That decision changed the course of my life and my career. Today, I now also run “Nonprofit Organizations” profiles on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, FriendFeed, and LinkedIn, and my business has done