A word from The Networked Nonprofit: People are partners, not ATMs!

Wild Woman Fundraising

A word of caution, I made a myspace page for my nonprofit in 2007, and my boss was all, “Oh no u didn’t!&# Want social proof that your nonprofit should have an online presence? I submit this case study for your consideration.

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Crossing the line or a Creative Cross? MySpace Research with “Dr. Meg”

SocialButterfly

Maybe not, but if you’re a teen on MySpace you may have. For the first, researchers located 190 MySpace public profiles in a single urban ZIP code, randomly selected from 10 U.S. In another study, Moreno and other researchers looked at 500 randomly selected MySpace profiles of 18-year-olds nationwide and found that more than half contained references to risky behavior such as sex, drinking and violence. Have you heard of Dr. Meg?

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Nonprofits on MySpace

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

What you might not know is that MySpace members include much more than teenagers. I've even found a handful of nonprofits who have created MySpace profiles and appear to be using them effectively to attract new supporters. While the MySpace tools don't allow for direct fundraising, it does allow members to create interest groups and post bulletins to their networks. Here are a few examples of organizations using MySpace: World Preserve, Inc.

Failing MySpace drops behind Twitter in the UK

Giving in a Digital World

Some pretty shocking data for UK fans of the social networking site MySpace was highlighted last week, with the news that traffic to the site has now dropped behind that of microblogging site Twitter. However what is more significant is such clear evidence for the apparent collapse of MySpace over here. world over the last few years, it’s easy to forget just how dominant MySpace looked in the UK market back in the early days of the online social networking goldrush.

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Failing MySpace drops behind Twitter in the UK

Giving in a Digital World

Some pretty shocking data for UK fans of the social networking site MySpace was highlighted last week, with the news that traffic to the site has now dropped behind that of microblogging site Twitter. However what is more significant is such clear evidence for the apparent collapse of MySpace over here. world over the last few years, it’s easy to forget just how dominant MySpace looked in the UK market back in the early days of the online social networking goldrush.

Resource Roundup: Economic Downturn Advice, MySpace, The Great Gorilla Run, and More

Fundraising Breakthroughs

MySpace, my nonprofit: Create a customized MySpace IMPACT / PayPal fundraising widget. Economic downturn advice by the numbers: 5 tactics to rev up fundraising in a down economy. 7 fundraising tips for surviving 2008. 5 tips for nonprofits in an economic downturn.

Relief—Your Social Media Decision Guide (No Charge)

Getting Attention

Tools such as Myspace and Second Life—which became too specific or are no longer sufficiently widely used—have been replaced by “tools on the rise,”alternatives that are gaining traction or are worth further investigation to reach specific audiences (such as Tumblr, Instagram, and Pinterest).

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#HOWTO: Use Crowdbooster To Marshall Your Social Media Conversations

Non Profit Marketing 360

MySpace evolve, the staff at a nonprofit can feel overwhelmed with the changes. Let this platform tame your Tweetstream and Timeline.

Are We Seeing Pushback on Google+?

Non Profit Marketing 360

’ Not only is Google+ not expressly trying to do so (at least not any time soon), it also is using some of the very techniques that got MySpace, then Facebook, to the top of the SM ladder. The launch of Google+ (G+) remains an ongoing, by invitation only, event.

#HOWTO: Setup A Pheed Account & Why It Could Prove Valuable For Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

So far, the majority of people on Pheed seem to be musicians (is Pheed the new MySpace ?) The latest social network vying for our attention. Alright, I admit that when I first heard about one of the newest social networks out there, Pheed, I was underwhelmed.

#HOWTO: Setup A Pheed Account & Why It Could Prove Valuable For Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

So far, the majority of people on Pheed seem to be musicians (is Pheed the new MySpace ?) The latest social network vying for our attention Alright, I admit that when I first heard about one of the newest social networks out there, Pheed, I was underwhelmed.

Google+ Defies Expectations And Thus Facebook

Non Profit Marketing 360

The same Reuters report cautions us all about the meteoric rise of social networks: “ MySpace grew to 25 million unique visitors in less than two years — faster than Facebook or Twitter. Fair enough, MySpace broke records in rise and in fall. The fastest growing social network in history (at least until the next one) is now officially Google+, which has grown to over 25 million visitors since its launch a mere 5 weeks ago, according to Reuters.

Social Media Stats and Trends for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

LinkedIn communities are the lowest they have ever been and are actually lower than MySpace, according to this report. Last week, I wrote an article detailing 3 big reports recently released on nonprofit marketing and fundraising. There is a ton of information in these reports and it can be a little overwhelming trying to sort through it all. I thought it would be helpful to break those reports down based on certain topics. Today we are going to tackle social media.

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Setting Up a Social Media Listening Dashboard

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I use the same RSS concept to pull in Flickr alerts, Myspace and Facebook. A dashboard is a visual way to bring lots of data together easily (hopefully automatically) into an at-a-glance overview of a situation.

Ten tips for getting more donations through social media

Wild Woman Fundraising

Whether your nonprofit is on facebook, twitter, or myspace, you may be asking yourself, How can I get more facebook group members? How can I get more myspace members? Go onto Myspace. Whether it’s domestic violence, the environment, teen empowerment, animal rights, or homelessness and hunger, you’re going to find LOTS of nonprofits already on Myspace doing what you’re doing. Post this to MySpace.

$2.5 million and you didn't lift a finger

GenerationYGive

Causes is an application on MySpace and Facebook that allows users to donate to their favorite charities and non-profits through their profiles and recruit friends and families. MySpace over 300 million. Tags: facebook myspace causes

The Cause Marketing Blog Jumps on the Star Trek Bandwagon

Cause Related Marketing

And so after threatening to cancel the series after the first season, NBC executives felt obliged at the end of the show that March 9, Tags: MySpace YouTube Common Knowledge Facebook LinkedIn ThePort Vulcan Sun Twitter Star Trek Nonprofit Technology Network Fanboys

Are sneezers going to wipe us out?

GenerationYGive

There are other ways to get info out to your network on Facebook (and other networking sites), for example by posting a note, or a bulletin announcement (bulletins are a pretty popular feature on MySpace). Tags: Facebook myspace fundraising tools

10 Twitter Tips for Nonprofit Organizations

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Those nonprofits who are most successful at utilizing social networking Web sites like Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace know from trial, error, and experience that a “marketing and development approach” on social networking sites does not work. And whether it’s Twitter, MySpace, Facebook or YouTube, if someone does something nice for you in the public commons of Web 2.0, but just like Facebook and MySpace, Twitter requires time and energy to produce results.

Adults Increase Social Net Use

The Agitator

Says Pew in its latest study : “Fully 65% of adult internet users now say they use a social networking site like MySpace, Facebook or LinkedIn, up from 61% one year ago. Pew Research is reporting strong usage of social networking sites by US online adults.

Finesse Shampoo and Conditioner and Locks of Love

Cause Related Marketing

Tags: MySpace Make-A-Wish YouTube Finesse Susan G.

Are Online Communities Just As Segregated As Offline Communities?

Marketing for Nonprofits

Rosa Parks Check out this interesting piece on NPR's All Things Considered called, Facebook, MySpace Divide Along Social Lines. No one uses MySpace," says 17-year-old Halie Pacheco, a student at The Urban School [an elite school in San Francisco]. My brown people are on MySpace."

Are you ready for donors using LinkedIn?

Fundraising Coach

Anyone remember Friendster or MySpace?) In teaching nonprofit social media , I call LinkedIn the "little engine that could.". Started in late 2002, LinkedIn has seen many social media platforms rise and fall. But LinkedIn keeps trucking along.

5 Fictions About Social Media for Public Health and Healthcare

Social Marketing and Social Change

These women had all been MySpace users and insisted they would continue being active there as well. For example, when one looks at the groups of people most deserving of public resources, and among whom some health problems may be more prevalent, MySpace may be more important.

How to Coordinate an Army of Nonprofit Social Media Ambassadors on #GivingTuesday (and beyond)

J Campbell Social Marketing

MySpace is coming back too!). It’s hard to believe, but #GivingTuesday , the international day of giving back, is just 22 days away! If you are planning on leveraging the social media power of that day to ask for donations, you probably know that you can’t do it alone.

Social Media and Local Search Training for Leadership Alexandria

Search Marketing for Nonprofits

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

Feeling Nostalgic

A. Fine Blog

I miss 2006, Facebook had just opened its door to non-college students, Flckr was going strong, MySpace was the busiest online social network with over 140 million users, MeetUp was growing, we were creating our own online library through bookmarking tools like Delicious.

series offers an excellent overview of web trends and tools for nonprofits

Studio 501c

A recent series from the popular Read/WriteWeb blog provides a great overview of best practices and resources for nonprofits in using the web, including Facebook and MySpace. Non-Profits on Facebook and MySpace. Tags: BLOGGING COMMUNICATIONS EMAIL FUNDRAISING MARKETING NEWSLETTERS PHILANTHROPY RSS WEB facebook myspace net2 netsquared nonprofit web

Redlining Online

A. Fine Blog

Ivan Boothe wrote a terrific post last week about Causes taking down its application from MySpace. Tags: Social Media Amy Sample Ward Causes application danah boyd facebook Ivan Boothe Justin Maasa myspace Sean Stannard-Stockton Causes is an application for use on social networking sites. it enables users to highlight causes that they care about asking friends to join their cause and also to make donations. Since its launch in 2006, there are around 250,000 [.].

Crossing the Double Divide, Two Million Dollar Questions

SocialButterfly

And before you answer “MySpace&# or “mobile&# –show me the evidence. Earlier this month, Susannah Fox discussed a health Information divide based on a recent report.

9 experts weigh in on quite possibly the worst nonprofit mobile friendly advice ever

Fundraising Coach

anyone who spent their time building up their brand on MySpace instead of a website would be suffering the consequences now. Just over a week ago, I saw this tweet from a self-proclaimed "social media expert": #Google is requesting all websites are mobile friendly by April.

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Are your supporters Twittering? New report profiles Twitter users

Giving in a Digital World

Compared to 27 for MySpace users; 26 for Facebook users; and a positively ancient 40 for LinkedIn users. Tags: Blogging Online advocacy Online fundraising Twitter Facebook LinkedIn MySpace Twitter fundraising Twitter user profile A report has just been released by the Pew Research Centre in the US, detailing research into the profile of US users of the increasingly popular microblogging service Twitter.

Are your supporters Twittering? New report profiles Twitter users

Giving in a Digital World

Compared to 27 for MySpace users; 26 for Facebook users; and a positively ancient 40 for LinkedIn users. Tags: MySpace Twitter user profile Twitter Twitter fundraising Online fundraising LinkedIn Blogging Online advocacy Facebook A report has just been released by the Pew Research Centre in the US, detailing research into the profile of US users of the increasingly popular microblogging service Twitter.

Free Buzz monitoring Tools

Search Marketing for Nonprofits

Tags: Flickr MySpace Social media marketing YouTube facebook twitter buzz buzz monitoring online monitoring social media analytics social media monitoring

Mapping the Social Networking world – handy country-by-country data

Giving in a Digital World

Tags: Facebook MySpace Online fundraising Social networking Bryan Miller

Mapping the Social Networking world – handy country-by-country data

Giving in a Digital World

Tags: Facebook MySpace Online fundraising Social networking Bryan Miller

13 tips on how NOT to get your annual report read

Wild Woman Fundraising

Post this to MySpace. Here are some helpful tips that I’ve gathered through the years on how NOT to create an annual report. Make it over 20 pages, and an extremely hi-resolution pdf. the longer, the better, really. No graphics on the cover , just a blue field.

nonprofits, teens, and blogs: seeking and sharing some examples

Studio 501c

The projects could be based on blogging platforms such as Typepad , Blogger , Wordpress , and ExpressionEngine or social networks like MySpace and Facebook. Tags: BLOGGING WEB Blogger blogging blogs danah_boyd digital_literacy ExpressionEngine Facebook Global_Kids kids MacArthur MySpace net2 netsquared new_moon nptech social_networking social_software TakingItGlobal teens Typepad Vox Wordpress youth youth_development youth_leadership youthnoise ypulse

As Facebook hits 150m users, Social Networking sites get 1 in 10 UK Christmas Internet visits

Giving in a Digital World

Over the whole of 2008, traffic to those sites classified by Hitwise as Social Networks (top 5 sites being Facebook, YouTube, Bebo, MySpace, and Yahoo Answers) has apparently grown by 20% to make it the fourth most popular category after Entertainment, Search Engines, and Shopping & Classifieds. Tags: MySpace Hitwise Social networking Fundraising YouTube Web 2.0

Social Sharing

Diva Marketing Blog

Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Yelp, MySpace have forever changed what and how we buy. Remember the all important word we were taught in kindergarten? Share. We shared crayons, books and sometimes our PB&J sandwiches. Through sharing we made new friends. .