Cold Calling or Networking

A Small Change

And how else do you find these relationships without networking or cold calling? Networking can work extremely well if you have active volunteers or you have a lot of personal connections. But sometimes it can be worth it to grow your organizations networks.

Two Free Twitter Network Visualization Tools

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Lately, my associates and I have been doing quite a bit of social network visualization research for clients, typically using raw social data and comprehensive, fee-based custom tools. Use this tool to quickly visualize a network based on a Twitter username.

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#Social Networking: Netflix Losing Control of Social-Network Goodwill

Non Profit Marketing 360

The draw of the story about the media-streaming service raising its rates by over 60% earlier this week (a raise that will not have an impact on current subscribers until the fall) is how Netflix’s subscribers jumped all over the service via their social networks and Facebook.

“Networked Individualism”

The Agitator

Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman have written an important new book called Networked: The New Social Operating System. Networked explores the convergence of three technologies — broadband, mobile connectivity, and social networking — and consumer adaptation to them.

Who's Using Social Networking and How?

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If you haven’t perused the Nonprofit Social Network Survey Report by NTEN, ThePort and Common Knowledge, here’s what you’ve missed: Social Networking Presence Facebook is still used by more nonprofits than any other commercial social network with 86% of nonprofits indicating that they have a presence on this network. of organizations fell into this successful fundraising category Download the full Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report for all the details.

#SM4NP: Are Pinterest & Scoop.it Part Of Your Social-Network Arsenal?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Staying up-to-date with developments in the social-networking world is no easy task. Facebook engages most of our oxygen/eyeballs, but plenty of other services are available.

Interview with Ami Dar: What is Idealist Network?

Wild Woman Fundraising

A global network to help people do things that they want to do but haven’t done yet. We’re going to be called simply the idealist network, we’re going from being a site to being a network. Today I am interviewing Ami Dar, founder and director of Idealist.org.

#HOWTO: Efficiently Monitor Your Organization’s Busy Social Networks

Non Profit Marketing 360

That said, getting your up-to-five accounts integrated into the service is as easy as clicking the + tab at the top, picking which social network you want to add, and filling in your name and password. Need help taming those updates and retweets?

#SOCIALNETWORKS: StumbleUpon An Early & Still Independent Social Network Web Searcher

Non Profit Marketing 360

Creating social networks before anyone knew what they were. Like any network of peers, colleagues, browsers… you tend to get out what you put in.

#DEVELOPMENT: Social-Networking Is Good, But Conversation-Building Is Better

Non Profit Marketing 360

Difficult to say that social networks have already grown to be mature means of communication. Moreover, some platforms shoot wide and far ( vis Facebook for everyone), while others target a specific subset of the social-media community ( vis Epernicus for the scientific community).

#Development: Jumo And Good.is Join To Create Largest Nonprofit Network

Non Profit Marketing 360

We have followed the development of the Jumo website and network over the last year or so, and that organization has recently announced a development ‘merger’ with Good.is that will make it/them arguably the largest nonprofit socially-conscious network around.

#HOWTO: Efficiently Monitor Your Organization’s Busy Social Networks

Non Profit Marketing 360

That said, getting your up-to-five accounts integrated into the service is as easy as clicking the + tab at the top, picking which social network you want to add, and filling in your name and password. Need help taming those updates and retweets?

Partner with Program Staff & Your Network for More Marketing Impact

Getting Attention

They “Get&# It from Communications Network on Vimeo. Kids Count leverages its network of grantees — who have the knowledge and experience to communicate most effectively at the local level, including with policymakers — as messengers.

#SOCIALMEDIA: It’s OK To Say ‘No’ To Your Social Networks

Non Profit Marketing 360

You know you want to… We are often extolling the virtues of particular social-networking platforms or encouraging specific strategies to reach out to your audience(s) across these platforms. The term used since 2004 is “ social networking fatigue.

#Public Media: Netflix Losing Control of Social-Network Goodwill

Non Profit Marketing 360

The draw of the story about the media-streaming service raising its rates by over 60% earlier this week (a raise that will not have an impact on current subscribers until the fall) is how Netflix’s subscribers jumped all over the service via their social networks and Facebook.

How to measure ROI of social media? Book Review: Measuring The Networked Nonprofit

Wild Woman Fundraising

Beth Kanter and Katie Paine’s new book, Measuring the Networked Nonprofit, helps you answer that question. The first thing you should probably do is read Beth Kanter’s first book, The Networked Nonprofit. The next book, Measuring the Networked nonprofit, ALSO has a wiki.

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#SOCIALNETWORKS: Can Niche Online Networks Outperform Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Page?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Our participation in online social networks seems well beyond the status of a ‘fad.’ These social networks are the current heavy hitters, of course. Could these more concentrated communities really be worth the effort of building a presence on yet another social network?

#SOCIALNETWORKS: LinkedIn’s Value As Networking Platform Far Bigger Than Mere Numbers

Non Profit Marketing 360

Another concern is that Facebook tries to be all things for all people (all 900 billion users), whereas other social-networking platforms are making strong inroads as specialists in certain kinds of social and informational exchanges.

Facebook Turns 12 – What’s In Store for the World’s Most Popular Social Media Network

J Campbell Social Marketing

Love it or hate it, the world’s most popular social network turns 12 today! The post Facebook Turns 12 – What’s In Store for the World’s Most Popular Social Media Network appeared first on JCSM.

Put Your Social Network to Work for a Worthy Cause

Cause Related Marketing

Isn’t it time your social network slipped into its spandex and buttoned on its superhero cape and did a little good in the world? Here’s how you and your social network can do good using HopeMob. But it is the larger network that will fund all those school uniforms.

#SOCIALMEDIA: How Can We Efficiently Use Our Time On Social Networks?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Here are some recommendations to rethink how you are using your time and mental energies on social networks. of social networks is that they can throw new information about unexpected developments at you without warning. How are you measuring your time?

#CIVICS: Nonprofits Should Watch Their Politics On Their Social Networks

Non Profit Marketing 360

Guidelines for any staff members participating in your nonprofit’s social networking outreach should also include policies on these sorts of issues. As the now-famous comic writer Andy Borowitz has posted on Twitter: “Only a billion more lies until the election.”

What are the best and worst times to post on social media networks?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Fannit.com created a helpful infographic listing the best and worst times to post on each of the main social networks. The post What are the best and worst times to post on social media networks?

Flint as a Network Problem

A. Fine Blog

The people of Flint lack the “bridging” power of social networks. Rich neighborhoods get better services than low-income ones because of their social networks. The post Flint as a Network Problem appeared first on Allison Fine

Membership 2.0: A Socially Networked Museum Membership

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Membership organizations looking for ways to entice constituents who have demonstrated an interest in their organization but haven't made the commitment to join are sure to find inspiration from the Brooklyn Museum , which recently launched a socially networked museum membership called 1stfans. William Cary: 1stfans is the first socially networked museum membership. Tags: Case Studies & White Papers Fundraising Social Networking

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Starfish Television Network II

Cause Related Marketing

Last Wednesday I posted on the Starfish Television Network, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity and a television network devoted to airing TV programming that supports the missions of other nonprofits.I Tags: Starfish Television Network So What’s the Catch?Last also used the word ‘free.’ As in, “Starfish will air your broadcast-quality nonprofit television programming for free.”Nothing Nothing worthwhile is free, I hear the skeptics say.The.

#Social Networks: Google+ vs. Facebook – Let The Debates Begin!

Non Profit Marketing 360

If you’re a social-networks maven, you’ve probably heard a lot, perhaps even too much, about the exclusive/VIP/by-invite-only launch of Google+. Out of the trenches, Google+ conceivably could tie together what most of us do on Facebook (‘Friends,’ family, sharing holiday snaps, poking folks on their birthdays…) with what many of us do on LinkedIn (post resumes, create ‘networks’ of business peers, discuss developments in our industries…).

Starfish Televison Network, 1 Year Later

Cause Related Marketing

Every couple of months it seems I hear of another television ‘network’ that is devoted to airing programming from and on behalf of nonprofits.Inevitably the network delivers its signal entirely online. Tags: Marshall McLuhan Starfish Television Network HDTV Dish 1000

#HOWTO: Collaborate & Manage Projects From Any Networked Device

Non Profit Marketing 360

This time last week we talked about the online scheduling convenience of Tungle.me , which offers subscribers the opportunity to block out available times on their calendars within which prospective colleagues or meetings can choose mutually convenient meeting times.

How DecentWork can take your nonprofit to the next level: Interview with Cathy Taylor, Executive Director, Ontario Nonprofit Network

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising and today I am so pleased to be interviewing Cathy Taylor, the executive director of the Ontario Nonprofit Network. CT: So I’m executive director at the Ontario Nonprofit Network. Hey, everybody. Welcome.

Networking grows more crucial in economic downturn

GenerationYGive

I did not realize it at the time, but I was harnessing the power of networking. In the time since, I would say that 50% of my career opportunities have in some way come thru my networks. And I am, what I would call, a network "underutilizer"-I am generally hesitant to use my personal and professional networks for career advancement. The odds are in the networkers favor. How you present yourself to your networks is key.

The psychology of social networking

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

To follow on to yesterday’s post, here is an infographic via Scott Dunlap of PayPal. He has a great Pinterest board of social media infographics here. This is one of my favorite recent ones. Having trouble viewing it? See it here

Televised Social Networks

Social Marketing and Social Change

Your social network strategy? More about The Widget Channel at cnet and MySpace becoming the first TV social network. Tags: Social Media Social Networks Television Widget Channel The convergence of internet and television may have just happened.

11 Steps to Social Networking Success (Hampton Roads)

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Ep224: How Children's Miracle Network Raises 70% of its Revenues from Retailers

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Clark Sweat , Chief Revenue Officer at Children's Miracle Network (CMN), about CMN's incredible success with checkout charity. On the show, Megan, Clark and I discuss: Clark Sweat, Children's Miracle Network.

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Nonprofits and Social Networking Tools

Blue Sky Collaborative

From the Chronicle of Philanthropy blog [link] "Nonprofit Groups Outpace Businesses in Adopting Social-Networking Tools. Although it pains me to respond to a post on the Chronicle's soporific blog, i do think this time they've posted about an interesting

5 Steps to Building Your Generosity Network

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

In The Generosity Network , authors Jennifer McCrea and Jeffrey C. Build your Generosity Network by taking action in these 5 areas: 1. This is an amazing opportunity to learn how to build your own Generosity Network, plus you’ll have a chance to win a free copy of the book!

Old-Style Social Networking

The Agitator

The heart pines for the good old days, when social networking occurred face to face. Tags: fun social networking Enjoy this commercial.

Learn from AARP’s Social Networking Strategy

The Agitator

But perhaps most striking is the growth in use of social networking sites by this group, with 34% of online seniors now using. AARP, the ‘skunk works’ of social networking with seniors. Boomers communications Don't Miss these Posts media usage online advocacy online publishing online video social networking

Starfish Televison Network Goes Live

Cause Related Marketing

Watch it on Dish 1000 or on VDC.comThe Starfish Television Network profiled several times in this blog space, began broadcasting on Dish 1000 on Wednesday, April 18. Tags: VDC.com Starfish Television Network PBS Not long thereafter it began streaming live on Virtual Digital Cable, vdc.com. Starfish [itself a 501(c)(3) public charity] airs 24-7, so it still very much needs your nonprofit programming. Almost all types are welcome, including.