#SOCIALNETWORKS: Let Flickr Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story As It Happens

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One of the best ways to share that story is through Flickr. Flickr was launched in 2004 and then was bought up by Yahoo! Google+, or Facebook account (although there is no small controversy about whether such integration is good for Flickr itself). Flickr teams with Pinterest, releases share button for proper photo attribution (venturebeat.com). A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words.

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Frustrated with Flickr

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I LOVE FLICKR. I LOVE MANY OF THE AMAZING PHOTOS ON FLICKR. I GO TO FLICKR ALL THE TIME FOR INSPIRATION but for the life of me I can't figure out the copyright rules. Here's my beef. I know. The rules are listed here. But what exactly do they mean? Can I cut and paste any photo I see as long as I acknowledge the photographer or is sharing only approved for photos under Creative Commons license? I'd appreciate any feedback.

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techsoup and flickr offer free online photo accounts to nonprofits

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One of the most popular online photo sharing services, Flickr , is partnering with TechSoup , a nonprofit that helps other nonprofits use technology, to offer 10,000 free premium Flickr accounts to nonprofit organizations. Flickr is also starting a new program, Flickr for Good, whereby it will highlight photos of "good works" depicted on Flickr. Members can also provide a link to their organization's Web site in their Flickr profiles.

techsoup and flickr offer free online photo accounts to nonprofits

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One of the most popular online photo sharing services, Flickr , is partnering with TechSoup , a nonprofit that helps other nonprofits use technology, to offer 10,000 free premium Flickr accounts to nonprofit organizations. Flickr is also starting a new program, Flickr for Good, whereby it will highlight photos of "good works" depicted on Flickr. Members can also provide a link to their organization's Web site in their Flickr profiles.

#Development: Listening To Social Networks An Important Investment Too

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Click to enlarge (posted on Flickr). Advertising Advice Blogs Campaigns Case Study Cause Marketing Communications Community Fundraising Marketing Marketing Budget Marketing Skills Measurement Nonprofit Public Relations Site Administration Social Media Beth Kanter communication design Facebook Flickr Marketing and Advertising Non-profit organization Online Communities Tumblr web 2.0 The field got built only after Ray listened.

Is Social Media Necessary? Sufficient? Myth-Busting Monday

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Facebook unique visitations can be measured in the millions, while unique visitors to Twitter, Flickr, etc., Advice Campaigns Communications Crowdfunding Development Donor Acquisition Facebook Fundraising Marketing Media Review Nonprofit Social Media Technology Twitter Web and Print Blackbaud Business Flickr Google Social networkThe energies of advertisers, politicians, and fundraisers have been focussed on social media for the last five to seven years. And largely for good reason.

#How-To: Is The World Ready For Google+ (‘Google Plus’)? You Can Be.

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You can also create links to your Twitter , Flickr , LinkedIn, Quora , etc., Communications How-to Marketing Social Media Technology Web and Print communication Facebook Flickr GMail Google Google Profile Online Communities Quora Social network TwitterWere you invited? A week or so ago Google+ (‘ Google Plus ‘) went Beta to a number of developers, insiders, and people cooler than this blog writer. The jury is, to say the least, out.

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What Do You Mean, "We"?

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Tags: social networking volunteers Flickr social media Twitter nonprofits

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Storytelling: Behind the Scenes at One Warm Coat

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Nonprofit Communications Storytelling digital storytelling flickr photographyA couple of weeks ago, Sybil Hunt and Sherri Wood with One Warm Coat shared that they had received an honorable mention in the TechSoup Digital Storytelling Contest for their five-slide show called “ Albert’s Story.&# Both Sherri and Sybil have worked with me via my coaching programs over the last couple of years, and are great about sharing with me how they are using what they’ve learned.

'Free' and Cause-Related Marketing: Part II

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Tags: Wired Wall Street Journal Facebook Flickr Chris Anderson Andy Andrews Rupert Murdoch Gillette AOL Google Craigslist

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'Free' and Cause-Related Marketing: Part I

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Tags: Wired Trendwatching.com Flickr Chris Anderson Suze Orman Prince Oprah Craigslist The Long Tail

Social Networks and Blogging More Popular than Email

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Tags: "email marketing" Flickr Social media marketing YouTube blog promotion facebook future of search online behavior nonprofit marketing Social media social networking tips to optimize YouTube channel twitter

Social Media and Local Search Training for Leadership Alexandria

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Tags: Craigslist Flickr Google MySpace SEM SEO Social media marketing facebook keyword research live.com local search online marketing training twitter alexandria leadership alexandria local search training search marketing training social media training social media workshop va

Free Buzz monitoring Tools

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Social Mention - searches across a variety of social media sources , including Google blog search, Twitter, Delicious, FriendFeed, Flickr, Digg, YouTube. The major social media sites that Serph uses are: Technorati , Digg , YouTube , Flickr , Google Blog Search , Bloglines , and Newsvine. Tags: Flickr MySpace Social media marketing YouTube facebook twitter buzz buzz monitoring online monitoring social media analytics social media monitoring

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New Ideas in NGO Structure - The Participation Nonprofit

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Via Flickr Robert Shiller, who is an economics prof at Yale, recently wrote a NYT article called "How Donors Give More When They Feel a Sense of Belonging." Within the article he posits a new form of nonprofit, the participation nonprofit. Rather than request donations, it would sell shares in the nonprofit, though how the valuation would be calculated, I don''t know. Shareholders would. co-opts NGO nontraditional participation shareholders shares small nonprofits

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It's Not Just How You Say It, But Where And When

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By Yevy Photography, on Flickr Communication is a word we use a lot in social media because that is what social media is about: creating a relationship with others by communicating with them. But how is communication defined as a strategy? ONE is an international NGO whose mission is to end extreme poverty by 2030. In a recent article for Stanford''s Social Innovation Review, Jamie Drummond.

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how nonprofits can communicate online -- simply and inexpensively

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BLOGGING COMMUNICATIONS FUNDRAISING MARKETING WEB aldermanic Bamboo_Project Blogger Chicago communications Dolar Expression_Engine ExpressionEngine Facebook flickr fundraising Godin Michele_Martin naisy dolar Naisy_Dolar NaisyDolar net2 net_2 netsquared nonprofit nonprofits nptech online philanthropy politics Seth Seth_Godin Typepad web widgetsHere's an utterly excellent post from a new favorite, The Bamboo Project blog by Michele Martin.

how nonprofits can communicate online -- simply and inexpensively

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Tags: BLOGGING COMMUNICATIONS FUNDRAISING MARKETING WEB aldermanic Bamboo_Project Blogger Chicago communications Dolar Expression_Engine ExpressionEngine Facebook flickr fundraising Godin Michele_Martin naisy dolar Naisy_Dolar NaisyDolar net2 net_2 netsquared nonprofit nonprofits nptech online philanthropy politics Seth Seth_Godin Typepad web widgets

Data Driven Campaigns Can Help Small Nonprofits

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graphic via Robert Kirrily on Flickr I really dislike numbers, but sometimes it can't be helped. SSIR has a good article about learning from Obama's data-driven campaigns. They make it about measurement, but I make it about reach. Here's the gist of it: Target your audience for the best returns on your outreach. Example: Obama's campaign focused on buying ads in places where they could. data segment research measurement targeting Small nonprofit outreach

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Do Your Nonprofit’s PR Efforts Include Diverse Audiences?

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Flickr Creative Commons photo. When I advise nonprofits on how to build effective media relations strategies on a modest budget, I preach the importance of being focused.

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My Wake-Up Call

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Image via Alan Cleaver on Flickr Have you ever had a serious wake-up call? I read about a man who would rather be a competent violinist than an important physicist. Playing music was his passion and physics was just what he was good at. At the time I read that, I was shocked. I had always been told that you need only find out what you were good at and do it well to be happy, and here was. development NGO Small nonprofit wake-up call

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Baseball & Root Balls - Social Media Free Agents & Your Small Nonprofit

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Illustration by Johnny Goldstein via Flickr Nonprofit social media heavy-hitter Beth Kanter is gearing up for 2011's SXSW. She's proposed an interactive session based on a key theme of her recent book (co-authored with Allison Fine), The Networked Nonprofit, about how nonprofits can go from being standalone institutions to energy-filled networks. The key to this transition, and the focus of.

Tell Me a Story, Please. And Make It GOOD! Part Dos

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Image by cherrypatter via Flickr In Part Uno of Tell Me a Story. we talked about finding a hero and supporting cast and making sure the end of the story resolves the problem posed at the beginning. In this post, we'll talk about how your word choices can affect the story you're telling. And what I've seen over the years is that when it comes to writing, many small nonprofits write a clear but.

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It's MY Car - I'm Gonna Do the Drivin' Drivin'

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Image by Sam Stoner via Flickr You can get plenty of help putting together a social media strategy for your small nonprofit. But do you just blindly have to trust the experts? Should you go with your gut or are you looking for something a little more scientific? A post I read recently on the Sources of Insight blog gives a breakdown of why we make bad decisions. We might begin by determining.

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Sometimes the "Madding Crowd" May Be Just What Your Small Nonprofit Needs

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Image by National Library NZ on The Commons via Flickr I've never been a big fan of crowds, but there's no denying that a virtual crowd is what supports the efforts of most nonprofits. One of the good things about being a small nonprofit, is that you have a better-than-average chance of knowing more of your crowd. And where they hang out. But that downside of that is that you can wear your.

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Pinterest Primer for Nonprofits

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Flickr: stevegarfield. My name is Gayle Thorsen…and I’m a Pinterest addict. Me and 21 million other users, more and more of whom are nonprofit organizations. The demographics of Pinterest–82% females with higher education and income levels–hold a lot of promise for nonprofits. That combined with the fact that it now drives more referral traffic than Twitter doesn’t hurt. (It

The Road to Nonprofit Hell is Paved with Vague Intent

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Image by blackheartking.com (xtyler) via Flickr When you've watched as much Japanese anime as I have, you notice some words seem to keep popping up. One of those words is "intent," although warriors like Musashi or Sun Tzu probably meant it more like attitude or spirit than a dictionary definition such as purpose. A combination might work best, as in intent: an attitude that.

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Just a Small Glitch

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Image by Hector Aiza via Flickr I've had a pretty good run up until now, but no one living is totally immune from free-floating viruses or balky internet connections. It's just my misfortune to have both of them at once. I will be back! Very soon, I hope. Until then, as Mike Meyers once put it: "Rhode Island - neither a road nor an island - discuss.".

How Big? How Long? The Grantor’s Branding and Your Small Nonprofit

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Image by Damien Basile via Flickr Anyone using the internet must have heard by now that social media is where you should be, regardless of whether you’re a big for-profit or a small non-profit. Less clear may be the admonishment to have a policy about social media, but you need one. It needs to spell out a lot of things including who’s going to be in charge of what and what you hope to get.

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Not Just Another Post on Ning Alternatives for Your Small Nonprofit

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Image by guspim via Flickr A lot of bloggers and folks on Twitter are talking about Ning and their decision to go completely to a paid service. As you might expect, a lot of the focus is on the free communities and what alternatives are open to them. And some are concerned that this is the opening move in a "free is dead" movement. Call me Pollyanna, but I think this is a good opportunity.

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6 Ways to Get More Value Out of Your Next Press Release

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Flickr Creative Commons photo by Alvin Chua. Many communicators overvalue the importance of press releases. Yes, a press release is an important part of your nonprofit’s media relations toolbox. But it is just one tool.

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Return on Investment

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Image by tstadler via Flickr"Return on Investment." This is a phrase that's probably going to come up again and again when small nonprofits talk about investing in social media.At the best of times, a small nonprofit has to watch its pennies. In this economy, you'll be squeezing the them so hard, Lincoln will complain about a sore neck.So why even consider putting time and effort into social.

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Watch Your Temper(ament)

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Image by FunnyBiz via Flickr I don't write a post about social media and small nonprofits every day and sometimes I'm not consistent about the day of the week. This goes against every bit of advice I've read about blog posting. Too bad. I'm an INTP, and we don't do frequent interaction. Introverts like to think about ideas before we talk about them and I detest writing.

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Free tool of the week: CommonCraft tutorials on social media tools

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flickr/dorineruter. Need to introduce your staff or anyone else to social media tools? CommonCraft offers a set of nine very short (3-4 minutes each) beautifully simple YouTube tutorials in plain English that appeal to even the least experienced among us. They really are small works of genius. Use one a week at your staff meetings, then spend a few minutes talking about possible work setting applications.

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Social Media News Alerts - a Tool for Your Small Nonprofit

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Image by ro_buk [I'm not there] via Flickr With a very small nonprofit, any staff may be forced into wearing so many hats they may be tempted to open a shop on Etsy. These are the folks most likely to worry if they should stick a toe into the social media ocean. With little to no social media swimming skills, a fear of drowning can keep one firmly on the sand and under an umbrella. If this is.

Don't Compete - Combine!

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image by deSKOLtrolado via Flickr Last month a local accounting consulting firm held a seminar for nonprofits in how to survive the economic downturn. The minute I saw it I thought what a great idea and why not broaden it?When When I was presenting on behalf of a local arts nonprofit, I often shared the stage with reps from other nonprofits. We became kind of a support group for one another because we.

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12 New Year’s resolutions for nonprofit communicators

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Flickr/alykat. Spend no less than three hours a week listening online to what’s going on in your field and what’s being said about your organization. This is how you stay in front of the curve. (Be Be sure to include couple of good tech news blogs in your listening… NTEN , ReadWriteWeb , TheNextWeb.). Spend five hours in January scanning the web and social media sites of your organization’s main competitors and peers. You need to know what they’re doing.

Top mobile social media apps for nonprofits

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Flickr/Irish Typepad. Photo-sharing apps: Flickr works best with mobile right now, but other options include Twitpic , Twitrpix , and Instagram. Reminder: If you don’t have a great website and email strategy, you probably shouldn’t be focusing on social media yet. Those have to be your first priorities. It’s predicted that by the end of 2014, mobile (smart phone and tablet) access to the web will have outstripped desktop access.

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How to Prepare Your Nonprofit for a PR Crisis

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Flickr Creative Commons photo by fotologic. Sometimes, bad things happen to good organizations. Because of this, even the best-run nonprofits need to have a crisis communications plan. A crisis communications plan ensures that you are ready if your organization is ever thrown into a situation when the news is bad — and a slow or ill-informed response can make the situation even worse.

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Social math: Yes…data can tell stories too

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flickr/fragmented. For a long time, nonprofits and foundations have tried to use data to drive social change–with varying degrees of success. But lately, they’ve caught onto stories as a more influential and memorable communication medium. Many nonprofits are proficient storytellers these days, but few extend that expertise to data-sharing. In part, stories work because they help people connect new information to what they already know.

The Right Way to Use Stock Images

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Many websites sell photos: • iStockphoto • Big Stock Photo • Punchstock • Shutterstock If you don’t want to buy an image, try your luck with Flickr''s Creative Commons gallery. Flickr, one of the largest communities for online photo sharing, has developed an online photo gallery that gives photographers the ability to share free, high-quality, downloadable images with minimal licensing requirements.

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Free tool of the week: Online collaboration tools

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flickr/pascal.charest. Another little break in my parade of online storytelling and presentation tools.). Since collaboration is such a hot topic these days, I thought it might be useful to do an overview post about the online tools that make it easier and less expensive than ever. Many of these tools are free, or very low cost. Even with cool tools, collaboration can still be challenging. That’s a whole other post to come.).

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More Than Ever, Nonprofit Messaging Needs to Express Empathy

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Flickr Creative Commons photo by Michael Swan. Why can’t they get it? That’s a question so many of us ask about people who have a different view than our own. And it’s getting asked even more today as we collectively face a terrifying pandemic that has put our health and our livelihoods at risk. Some of us can’t understand why others are sticking to their guns and wanting to keep our society in lockdown as our nation teeters on an economic depression.

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