Peer Giving Ideas – a hub of resources and discussions for the nonprofit world

Peer Giving Ideas – a hub of resources and discussions for the nonprofit world.

Looks like a good resource for the course.  Lots of ideas for making videos, using images, and tweeting.

How to make your posts stand out on the Web: The complete guide to social media formatting – The Next Web

How to make your posts stand out on the Web: The complete guide to social media formatting – The Next Web.

Pictures, 120 char, got it.

Will Someone Retweet This Post? | Jeremy Reis

Will Someone Retweet This Post? | Jeremy Reis.

A second great post from Jeremy Reis that will help us think about analytics, how to use Excel effectively, track progress and success.  Reis shows how to fairly easily track type of tweet, number of retweets, favorites, etc.. A little time consuming, but valuable analytics.

12 Must-Know Stats About Social Media, Fundraising, and Cause Awareness

Another golden post by Heather Mansfield, SMSG.

Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Blog :: A Social Media Guide for Nonprofits

12-statsUntil recently the nonprofit pioneers of the Social Web had to mostly rely on their intuition that their social media campaigns were resulting in more dollars raised online, an increase in brand and cause awareness, and higher rates of volunteer recruitment and retention. However, as LinkedIn, Blogger and Myspace all celebrate their 10-year anniversary this year, nonprofits have now had a decade to study and experiment with social media and create systems for successfully launching and tracking the value of their social media campaigns. Without a doubt the benefits of using social media successfully are starting to pay off and there are numerous recent reports and studies prove it.

That said, congrats to the early adopters! After spending all these years investing time and resources into building and engaging your online communities before there was proof that your time and resources were well spent, your nonprofit is now in…

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Twitter Etiquette: 5 Rules to Keep in Mind | Social Media Today

Twitter Etiquette: 5 Rules to Keep in Mind | Social Media Today.

A couple of 0ff-the-beaten-path suggestions here, like “stay polite” and “don’t neglect intellectual property.”

Three Nonprofit e-Newsletters to Subscribe To and Learn From

Heather Mansfield’s blog continues to generate outstanding content for our course, but also continues to provide exemplary “blog essay” posts: fabulous content, well-linked, great informative images, analytical. This is what we (including me!) aspire to, people.

Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Blog :: A Social Media Guide for Nonprofits

enewblogMy e-newsletter is by far the driving force behind Nonprofit Tech 2.0. Those 27,000+ subscribers produce more return on investment (ROI) in terms of bringing in new clients and webinar attendees than my 600,000+ Twitter followers and 40,000+ Facebook fans combined. And even though a recent report pointed out that email open and donor response are dropping in the nonprofit sector, I can’t help but wonder if current (yet old) e-newsletter design trends have a lot to do with the results. Most e-newsletters today seem to be stuck in the design best practices of 2006 and take little account for the rapid rise of social media and the fact that the number one activity on smartphones today is reading email. On average 43% of all emails are opened on mobile devices, thus nonprofits need to be sending out e-newsletters that make it easy to take action and…

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Top 10 Spreadsheet Secrets From A Nonprofit Data Nerd | Beth’s Blog

Top 10 Spreadsheet Secrets From A Nonprofit Data Nerd | Beth’s Blog.

Pretty sure I will be coming back to this post a few times. Excel is my nemesis, but I want it to be my friend.