October 6, 2011

12 ways to develop a loyal community for your blog

by Debra Askanase

Blog conference sessions. The surest way to attract a community is to be part of the community when events and conferences are happening. Live-blog sessions you attend, or ask others to do so and post to the blog. Use the session’s Twitter hashtag and tweet that you are live-blogging certain sessions. Those following the conference online will refer to your blog as a source of session content, expanding your organization’s usual reach. Continue reading

July 11, 2011

10 social tools to put to work for your cause

by Guest

Fablistic: Discover new products and places from people you trust.   Have you tried out these free apps and metrics tools? Target audience: Nonprofits, social enterprises, brands, companies, cause organizations, educators, NGOs, Web publishers. Guest post by Roberta Stanfield HandsOn Network Did you blink and suddenly realize everything around you is digital? The technology train is taking off! Here’s your … Continue reading

April 28, 2011

6 ways YouTube is helping out nonprofits

by JD Lasica

The highlight of last month’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington, D.C., for me came when Ramya Raghavan, YouTube’s News and Politics Manager, detailed all the programs and services that YouTube provides for the nonprofit community. At NTC, Google announced that nonprofits no longer needed to apply to each program individually — now an all-in-one application process was in place. Fill … Continue reading

January 12, 2011

10 paid social media monitoring services for nonprofits

by JD Lasica

Search engines and free monitoring tools can help you find mentions of your brand easily, but if you want to take your social media efforts to the next level, you may want to consider using a social media monitoring vendor. Continue reading

January 11, 2011

20 free, awesome social media monitoring tools

by JD Lasica

Free monitoring tools may fill your needs if you work for a small nonprofit or your business has no need for more sophisticated services (coming tomorrow). Just remember: Free monitoring tools aren’t really free — they require an investment of staff time and analysis. Continue reading

December 16, 2010

14 free tools to measure your social influence

by JD Lasica

A screenshot of the TwitterPoster visual application. (Image by mil8) Are your online efforts getting traction? Start your metrics engines! Target audience: Nonprofits, brands, businesses, foundations, NGOs, cause & community organizations, Web publishers, educators, individuals. In this series: • Getting started with social media metrics • How to measure your nonprofit’s social media success • Guide to social media metrics … Continue reading