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Category: New Technologies

Social Media Resources

Our work in social media strategy development and social media implementation has helped us come across a wide set of resources. This is just a small list of learning resources developed by Mark Holmgren and Brent MacKinnon that can help you understand certain applications as well as facilitate some strategic thinking within your organization. I hope it is helpful. The Facebook Guide Book http://mashable.com/guidebook/facebook/ This guide book provides training and resource in the following areas: Facebook 101, Managing your Facebook Wall, Facebook for Businesses (or organizations), using Facebook applications, and… Read more Social Media Resources

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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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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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Social Networking: Creating Transformational Change

If you follow this blog at all, you know I am an advocate for non profits and businesses becoming more strategic about social media – in particular social networks.  It’s not just because social networks are cool online applicati0ns. My reason for pitching social networks is because people use them. They use them a lot. But don’t take my word for it. Here are some trends from The Neilsen Company – just published in March 2009 which . “Social Networking has been the global consumer phenomenon of 2008. Two-thirds of… Read more Social Networking: Creating Transformational Change

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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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