Not Just Another Post on Ning Alternatives for Your Small Nonprofit

Social Media Bird Brain

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. Tags: small nonprofits social media Online Communities ning Social network 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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Ning Announces shut down of it’s free service, fires 40% of staff

Search Marketing for Nonprofits

If you have a free Ning network, you will now be forced to upgrade to a paid account or take your business elsewhere. Read more about Ning’s shut down of free service. Tagged: ning. Just announced today.

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Social Media is About Them - Not You

Social Media Bird Brain

Tags: FriendFeed small nonprofits Facebook community social media website Twitter ning links nonprofits

Cause Marketing Triple Play

Cause Related Marketing

Tags: Garmin RIF Ning American Diabetes Association Plus 3 Network business benefits of cause marketing Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Susan G.

Working Differently in a Crisis

A. Fine Blog

The Nonprofit Roundtable in DC created a new social network on NING called Nonprofit 911 that has a big vision of “redefining [.]. Tags: Social Media Madoff Nonprofit Roundtable Chronicle of Philanthropy Ning As awful as the economic crisis is (and just ask any nonprofit or foundation who lost money because of the Madoff disaster) there are stirrings in the nonprofit sector to work differently to survive.

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Amazon is giving away my book for free today

Fundraising Coach

Amazon is promoting my newest book Nonprofit Social Media: A beginner’s guide to building donor relationships from your desk. On Thursday, July 18, Amazon is giving the Kindle version away for free. Just go to [link] to see if they’ve set it up for free.

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Social Media Inspired By CREWTeens

Diva Marketing Blog

A lot of the students were using social media from Facebook and Twitter to YouTube, MySpace and Ning. Inspiration can materialize at the oddest moments. We round a corner and Zap! something unexpected takes hold of our hearts and imaginations.

5 Ways to Prep for the CDC Conference

SocialButterfly

Nedra Weinreich has set up a community on NING, a social network that lets you create your own social community. *This post was originally published on the blog of iQ Solutions , a health communications and health IT company.

5 Ways to Prep for the CDC Conference

SocialButterfly

Nedra Weinreich has set up a community on NING, a social network that lets you create your own social community. *This post was originally published on the blog of iQ Solutions , a health communications and health IT company.

Super Online Fundraising, Step 6

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Maybe you can’t tackle Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Gather, Ning, and an organizational blog all at once. This week is online fundraising week at Nonprofit Marketing Guide.

10 hot consumer trends to watch in 2013

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Data My-ning : Says Trendwatching, “To date, the ‘big data’ discussion has focused on the value of customer data to businesses. Changing course from yesterday’s post, today I’m going to talk trendy. Trendwatching is out with its 10 hot consumer trends to watch in 2013 , and they are worth sharing. I’ve listed each trend along with what I think it means for nonprofits. But don’t forget the basics as you consider these shiny new developments!

5 Fictions About Social Media for Public Health and Healthcare

Social Marketing and Social Change

I have been particularly impressed by how many health communities I can find on Ning for example. “We can reach and change the behavior of our target audience through social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.”

Atlanta Women In Social Media Marketing_5

Diva Marketing Blog

My favorite social media tactic: Finding ways to redeploy content automatically by connecting various social media outlets, e.g., Blog publishing that goes to instantly to Facebook page, LinkedIn profile, Twitter, and Ning pages, and all back again.

Head in the sand? Or finger on the pulse?

Sea Change Strategies

Maybe you can’t tackle Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Gather, Ning, and an organizational blog all at once. One of my favorite cartoons shows a lady stretched out on the couch at her shrink’s office. The caption reads, “Maybe I’m depressed because I have to pay someone to listen to me.”. The cartoon says it clearly. People want to be heard.

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Friday Fun: #Bring Back The Blog

Diva Marketing Blog

LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and every community on Ning could go away tomorrow. Friday Fun is Diva Marketing's virtual happy hour from cosmos to Jack to lemonade. A waiting for the weekend 'playground' time to be sophisticated-silly. Or sometimes just plain silly. In the world of social media Facebook, Twitter and other social networks have taken center stage. Our old friend. the blog. seems to be relegated to a role in the chorus.

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After The Social Media Marketing Sugar High

Diva Marketing Blog

Perhaps it's a community on Ning and not one developed from the ground up. The holidays are a time for indulgences and that often include eating more sweets than usual. Scattered energies run high, feeling great for the moment and then a sudden sugar crash the next. While watching the kids play I thought. how many of us find that our social media initiatives are like sugar highs?

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Atlanta Women In Social Media Marketing_2

Diva Marketing Blog

As other tools came out like Delicious, Ning, Twitter, etc. Part 2 of Where Are the Atlanta Women in Social Media Marketing?

Israel Day 4

A. Fine Blog

Again, perhaps not a particularly helpful answer, but any social media platform they use, Google groups, Ning, are not really private just temporarily shielded from authorities and he needs to be aware of that and make choices that work for his efforts.