November 15, 2011

How socially responsible mobile tech is evolving

by kiwanja

Last Monday was an exciting day for us when we picked up the prestigious 2011 Curry Stone Design Prize for FrontlineSMS. The Curry Stone Design Prize was created to champion designers as a force for social change. Now in its fourth year, the Prize recognizes innovators who address critical issues involving clean air, food and water, shelter, health care, energy, education, social justice or peace. Continue reading

November 14, 2011

Social fundraising tools for nonprofits & causes

by JD Lasica

At the Vivanista Charitable Fundraising Summit and Bootcamp, held Saturday in San Francisco, Janet Fouts and I closed out the afternoon with a wide-ranging conversation with nonprofit representatives in the audience about social media tools and strategy. The night before the summit, I put together a one-page color flyer in the visually pleasing style that has characterized these handouts from … Continue reading

November 11, 2011

GoodTwo: Give something back to your donors

by Guest

Online deal offered to donors through GoodTwo by Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Discover an easy way to fundraise by rewarding your donors with online deals Target audience: Nonprofits, NGOs, cause organizations, social enterprises, businesses, brands, educators, community organizations, fundraising professionals, individuals. Guest post by Kristen Elworthy Director of Marketing & Publicity, GoodTwo It’s a challenge that every nonprofit, school … Continue reading

November 7, 2011

10 lessons learned on the road to social

by JD Lasica

Before and after: sfgoodwill.org (click through to see new site). SF Goodwill’s big leap forward in outreach to the community Last spring, Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties reached out to Socialbrite to help the venerable nonprofit social enterprise take some big steps forward in becoming a more social organization — one that engages with the … Continue reading

Category: Best practices, Nonprofits, Social enterprise, Social media
November 4, 2011

The role of personal branding for nonprofit professionals

by Tamara Schweitzer

Image by kikkerdirk for Big Stock Why sharing your core beliefs matters to your organization Target audience: Nonprofits, NGOs, cause organizations, social enterprises, brands, Web publishers, bloggers, individuals. By Tamara Schweitzer Socialbrite staff Last week I attended the Social Venture Network‘s fall conference in Philadelphia, which is always an inspiring gathering of innovative business leaders and organizations working in the … Continue reading

November 3, 2011

Study: How nonprofits benefit from using social media

by John Haydon

As you’ll see from the graph above, most nonprofits report using Facebook to increase website traffic and get people to act.

They also found that a growing segment of Facebook users turn to the platform as a reference site. Not being on Facebook today is almost as bad as not having a website. Continue reading