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.

The Surprise Inside “The Networked Nonprofit”

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I made a mistake when I started reading The Networked Nonprofit (Amazon link ) by Allison Fine and Beth Kanter. Allison: In our research we found that all Networked Nonprofits had a way of being that led to a way of doing. Allison: Networks thrive on simplicity.

#SOCIALMEDIA: Rise Of Micro-Networks Might Reconfigure Social Outreach

Non Profit Marketing 360

Online social networking is all about the sharing, even sharing stuff you wished the rest of the world didn’t see. The opportunities for outreach are expanded exponentially through a social network like Twitter or a blogging site like Tumblr.

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.

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.

#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.

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.

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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#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.

#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.

Social Networking/Charity Mashups

Cause Related Marketing

Cause-Related Marketing in the Newest Social MediaIn the last quarter three charity/social networking mashups have crossed my desk, each with their own distinctive tang. Tags: uPlej Metcalf's Law Facebook Just Cause Do Good Channel Network Effect

#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.

#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?

#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.

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?

#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.

#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?

#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?

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.”

#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.

Demographics of Social Network Site Users - 2013

Social Marketing and Social Change

The rise in the use of social network sites (SNS) among internet users over the past 7 years has been dramatic. Social network sites: Definition, history and scholarship.

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.

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

#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…).

13 Secrets of Holiday Fundraising Online | Online Fundraising & Nonprofit Marketing Resources & Tips | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

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Fundraising Social Networking Web Site 101 Email 101 Donor Databases Nonprofit Marketing Training Network for Good provides easy and affordable online fundraising services. Tis the season for email marketing. We can help.

6 Ways to Tame the Social Media Monster — Communications Network Report

Getting Attention

I recently returned from Boston, where I co-presented a session titled “How to Tame the Social Media Monster” at the Communications Network conference. The greatest fear Communications Network members (staff and consultants who communicate for grantmakers) have is being talked about in a negative way (via comments, forwarding, message kidnapping) and/or overwhelmed by comments.

Network Weaving Personalities

A. Fine Blog

My friend, Lisa Colton , wrote fascinating post on the personality of network weavers. Meyer-Briggs for network weavers, she called it. We know there is a function called network weaving, originally defined by Valdis Krebs and June Holley. This design will shape the network.

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

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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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.

New Social Media Network Road Map

Diva Marketing Blog

Much of our learning about social media/networking is derived from experience and experimentation. Although most social networking platforms include some sort of engagement and sharing features, each new category tool is slightly different. New Social Media Network Road Map.

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.

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

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.

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!

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

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network! Interview with Meredith Maples

Wild Woman Fundraising

My name is Meredith Maples and I am the Vice President for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) of Austin Board of Directors. Young Nonprofit Professionals Network:Who they are, what they do, why you should join.

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

The Networked Nonprofit is a book by Allison Fine and Beth Kanter , which you should really go buy, okay? This story is from the Networked Nonprofit. Want social proof that your nonprofit should have an online presence? I submit this case study for your consideration.