April 12, 2010

Net Tuesday SF: ‘The New Volunteerism’

by JD Lasica

Pamela Hawley, CEO of Universal Giving, and John Power, executive director of The Volunteer Center. NetSquared’s Net Tuesday event returns on Tuesday evening in San Francisco with a revamped format and three sterling guest speakers. Details: Topic: “The New Volunteerism: How to plug into cool projects in your community.” We’ll have several speakers talk about how to use new online … Continue reading

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February 18, 2010

Why your nonprofit should check out Google Buzz

by John Haydon

You’re probably wondering (like I’ve been for the past week) if your non-profit should be using Buzz. And I’ll agree with you – it’s not an easy decision. At first glance, Google Buzz seems like a cross between Twitter and Facebook. You have followers and following like on Twitter, and you can “like” and “comment” on posts like on Facebook. … Continue reading

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February 15, 2010

Should CEOs and executive directors use social media?

by Beth Kanter

The NASSCOM India Leadership Forum has multiple tracks based on theme. I was asked to facilitate a session on the question, “Should CEOs and Executive Directors Use Social Media?” To prepare for this session, I asked colleagues in the US to share their collective wisdom so we could see the US perspective. In addition, during a roundtable on social media at … Continue reading

February 15, 2010

8 tips for effective online networking

by Beth Kanter

Tips, tricks, and tools for using and managing your social networks wisely Is your organization considering setting up a profile on a social networking site? Are you wondering what tasks are involved, how much time it will take, and how you might streamline your efforts? Maybe your organization has established a presence on MySpace and is now contemplating adding one … Continue reading

January 27, 2010

How to use LinkedIn to promote your blog

by Guest

This is part of the series the 31 Day Challenge To Optimize Your Blog With Social Media. Guest post by Lewis Howes LewisHowes.com LinkedIn is one of the most powerful ways to drive traffic to your blog. It is always in the top five referred sites that drive traffic to my blogs each month. I’m amazed by the success stories of … Continue reading

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January 26, 2010

SMS fundraising campaign for breast cancer

by Beth Kanter

Given the visible success of the Haiti text-to-give campaigns, SMS is bound to become one of the tools in an organization’s fundraising bag, if it isn’t already. This week I heard about Drew Olanoff’s latest fundraising campaign, a text-to-give strategy on behalf of Boarding for Breast Cancer. Here’s how it works: Every time someone texts “tp4bc” to 60611, the textPlus mobile address, textPlus will … Continue reading

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