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Rhyming Social Media Advice for Nonprofit Board Members

In keeping with this month’s Nonprofit Carnival Theme, here is some advice for nonprofit board members…in rhyme. Dear Nonprofit Board Member, Your nonprofit appreciates your endeavor But there is one place your effort is lacking on social media, your nonprofit doesn’t have your backing. Are you afraid to be branded a slacktivist? Afraid of adding […]

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Are You Uncharitable When it Comes to Social Media?

If you’re in the social benefit sector, you’ve undoubtedly heard about or watched Dan Pallotta’s recent Ted Talk. Many folks have applauded the talk, agreeing that if we want charities to be successful we have to value nonprofit work. Yet every time I check my email inbox I find another organization looking for unpaid social […]

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Pinterest: One Nonprofit’s Story

Just when you thought you had a handle on social media, along comes something new – Pinterest. If you’re like me when I first got started on Pinterest, you might be asking yourself how to identify content worth pinning and build a following. The fact is, as I’ve learned, if you have a website and […]

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Is it Time to go Geosocial?

A recent Pew Research Center report on Americans’ technology habits finds that 74% of smartphone owners are using location-based services. The report also found that use of geosocial services, like Foursquare, to check-in at locations is now at 18% of smartphone users. Most notably, use of geosocial services more than doubled among the general population […]

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Mobile for Nonprofits: Lessons from the Innogive Conference

The Innogive Foundation‘s Innovative Giving Conference came to San Francisco on April 2. The conference helped nonprofit leaders understand how to use mobile technologies to deepen engagement and support fundraising efforts. The conference featured speakers from organizations such as PayPal, Microsoft, Network for Good, The American Cancer Society and more. Nonprofits that are hesitant to […]