August 11, 2011

Why your nonprofit should have a mobile strategy

by Tamara Schweitzer

I attended the Social Media for Nonprofits conference in New York last week, an event series curated by Darian Rodriquez Heyman and Ritu Sharma, to help nonprofits make better use of social media and discover new ways to use social networking platforms to promote their cause. The lineup of speakers was stellar, including Farra Trompeter, VP of communications firm Big Duck, who already put together a great recap of the day that you should definitely check out if you want a quick rundown of the main takeaways. When I was thinking about what I wanted to bring back to Socialbrite readers, one of the standout presentations for me was by Andy Steggles, the chief operating officer of Higher Logic, who spoke about the basics of crafting a mobile strategy. Continue reading

June 22, 2011

6 ideas to help nonprofits get started on Foursquare

by Guest

Here are six ideas to get your organization started on Foursquare, the geolocation social network that announced Monday it has surpassed 10 million members. Continue reading

June 7, 2011

Does a mobile app make sense for your nonprofit?

by Guest

Tap-n-Give app helps lay groundwork for other charity apps Guest post by Tonia Zampieri Smart Online Does a mobile app make sense for your nonprofit? It depends. If your organization has the capacity to support one, a mobile app can be not only a phenomenal branding tool but also an entirely new way to capture engaged supporters who spend a … Continue reading

May 25, 2011

Apps for Change: Top mobile ideas from around the world

by JD Lasica

Over the past few weeks, Nokia held the first Apps for Change contest, inviting people from around the world to suggest a mobile application to benefit society — which Nokia has agreed to develop. The winners also get to steer a $10,000 contribution to a nonprofit organization. Continue reading

April 28, 2011

Will mobile tools help turn empathy into action?

by JD Lasica

Perhaps the most anticipated keynote at last week’s Where 2.0 conference in California’s Silicon Valley came from D.J. Patil, the former chief scientist of LinkedIn who is now chief product officer of the hot Silicon Valley startup Color, which recently raked in $41 million in venture backing. Continue reading

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April 27, 2011

How nonprofit supporters are using their smartphones

by Guest

Last week I presented at the NCTech4Good conference here in North Carolina. Our session, “Mobile for Today’s Nonprofits,” was a combination of recent discussions held at last month’s NTEN conference on the big four of mobile as well as an overview of findings from our recently published whitepaper on consumers’ use of smartphones titled, “A Mobile World: How supporters are using their smartphones, and why you should care.” Continue reading