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Social Media – What Now?

Most non-profits are active on the web and understand the importance of ensuring there are ample opportunities for cross sharing between websites, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other platforms like Pinterest. My sense is that only a minority of non-profits – truly understand and then embrace social media as being vital to communication with stakeholders, increasing brand awareness, promoting a cause, and generating philanthropic interest and action in their organizations. I understand it is difficult for many non-profits to allocate a staff person or more importantly overall staff time to social… Read more Social Media – What Now?

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Social Media Revolution

This video had to be refreshed by the authors because things are changing so fast. Here is the latest version. This is compelling evidence as to whey engaging in social media is no longer an option to consider. It is what needs to be done to be relevant and engaged with your stakeholders.

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Who provides the money to charities?

One might think in Canada, with all its emphasis on social programs, that the government provides a larger percentage of funding to nonprofit organizations that does the United States. According to Charity Village, that’s not true. In Canada 31% of revenues to charities come from government; US governments provide 57%. The differences don’t end there. Canadian charities rely on fees for service (51% of revenues)  more often than their US counterparts (31% of revenues). Revenues from philanthropy in Canada are 9%, compared with 12% in the United States.  Who knows what… Read more Who provides the money to charities?

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This isn’t change. It is transformation

This is how things work. Someone sends me a link to a blog (thanks Carol). I go to that blog and see some links in the body of a posting that interest me (thanks Lucy). One link takes me to wiki site (i.e. a collaborative site) about trends. There read a posting by Laurie who mentions this YouTube video (below) offered up by Bronson and all of that happened in less time than it took me to write this posting. That’s the interconnectivity and networking that the Internet and its… Read more This isn’t change. It is transformation

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The So-What about Social Networking

You’ve probably heard of social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, and perhaps LinkedIn, but have you thought about how social networking (and its many manifestations) can add value to your organization’s mission, its impact in community, and/or building relationships with donors and volunteers? So, what is “social networking?” In the simplest of terms, social networking is an online community of people who share a common interest, cause, or purpose. Some social network sites exist primarily to allow users to socialize. But others are more focused on politics, or a hobby,… Read more The So-What about Social Networking

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Ten Ideas to Strengthen the NonProfit Sector

In this posting I offer 10 ideas that non profit sector organizations might consider undertaking to strengthen themselves.. All of them may not be necessary to the same degree for your organization but this list of ten transformations does, I believe, contain at least several major changes your organization should at least think about. Here they are in no particular order.

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Wiki wiki what?

A wiki is a website that allows visitors to add, remove, edit and change content. It also allows for linking among any number of pages. This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for mass collaborative authoring. The term wiki also can refer to the collaborative software itself (wiki engine) that facilitates the operation of such a site, or to certain specific wiki sites, including the computer science site (the original wiki) WikiWikiWeb and online encyclopedias such as Wikipedia. (source: Wikipedia) WHY IT’S COOL First of… Read more Wiki wiki what?

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