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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

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

Odds Are, Your Nonprofit Has a Facebook Community Page :: Find It, Claim It, and Link It to Your Official Page

May 12, 2010
8/7/11 Update: You can no longer link community pages to your official page. Instead, you can now merge them. Over the last month Facebook has created millions of Community Pages. As I understand it, Community Pages are created based on what Facebook users have mentioned on their

How Facebook Community Pages Undermine Nonprofit’s Official Pages in Facebook Searches

April 30, 2010
Today is Arbor Day. I wanted to promote the the National Arbor Day’s Facebook Page on the Nonprofit Organizations Facebook Page. So, I searched Facebook for “Arbor Day” and three Pages came up: 1) Arbor Day :: 79 Likes: www.facebook.com/pages/Arbor-Day/103129336394300 2) National Arbor Day Foundation :: 99

Four Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Reconsider Facebook

April 24, 2010
Reconsider. To think about again. To reassess. To reevaluate. I have been mulling this post over for months, and with some recent changes made by Facebook, the time has come. Some of the opinions I express below I have had for a while and speak to them

10 Social Media Metrics for Nonprofit Organizations (and How To Track Them)

March 24, 2010
“A survey of 200 charity and foundation professionals revealed that nonprofits are finding it difficult to determine how valuable social media tools are for their organizations. Seventy-nine percent said they hadn’t found ways to do so.” – Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 12, 2009 For those 79% of