Archive for the Tag 'Social Media'

Pinterest and privacy

I was planning to check out Pinterest to see what the buzz is about, but their privacy policy gives me the creeps. I can only sign up by linking a Pinterest account to my Facebook or Twitter account. The description on the Twitter link page says this allows them to: Read Tweets from your timeline. […]

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Predictions for Nonprofit Fundraising Technology in 2012

NTEN published my somewhat snarky predictions for nonprofits’ use of fundraising technologies in 2012. My overall predictions are that most things will be pretty much the same as last year (and 2010 and 2009, etc.): many nonprofits will struggle with out-of-date systems.  No surprise — many will also lack the funding to replace them.  But […]

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Resources from the Compasspoint Panel

Yesterday I spoke on a fundraising panel at Compasspoint’s Silicon Valley/Peninsula Nonprofit Forum and mentioned a variety of resources. Here they are, with links: Donor Retention AFP’s Fundraising Effectiveness Project: The Agitator’s post “No New Donors!” Attracting New Donors “Homer Simpson for Nonprofits: The Truth about How People Really Think and What It […]

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Separating Personal and Professional Lives on Social Media

Do you "friend" your co-workers, clients, or service recipients on Facebook?  What about LinkedIn?  Are your tweets appropriate for all audiences?  Andrew Heller discussed the risks of oversharing in his NTEN blog post Social Media and Privacy: Best Practices for Managing Your Personal and Professional Identities.  His basic advice: "Be Prepared.  Be mindful of your […]

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SF Fundraising Day 2010

San Francisco’s Fundraising Day will be happening June 16 at the downtown Marriott.  Once again I have the honor of co-chairing the Technology Track with Michael Stein. We’ve programmed sessions on online fundraising with Madeline Stanionis, social media with Jeff Patrick, database selection with Eric Leland, and an open discussion session with me and Michael […]

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The Idealware Research Fund

My friends at Idealware have created a new fund to support their research.  Many of Idealware’s reports have been funded by foundations and some have had corporate sponsorship. As you probably know, neither foundation nor corporate support is a reliable funding source these days. In addition, since Idealware must maintain its independence in order to […]

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Online Alumni Communities in the Age of Social Media

I received the following email from a listerve.  The topic of closed alumni communities versus social media is on the minds of a lot of university staff, so I’m posting this along with my response. I’d like to hear from anyone who is using the social networking function of Blackbaud Net Community.  We are purchasing […]

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Schools using social media but not for fundraising

I spent the last 3 days at the CASE District VII conference, for schools in AZ, CA, Guam, HI, NV, and UT.  Social Media was a big topic this year, with workshop titles like "Maximizing Social Networks and Online Resources in Alumni Relations", "Now That Facebook and Twitter Aren’t Enough: Integrating Social Media into Your […]

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Using Facebook Causes to Promote Your Nonprofit: October 13 Online

What: Another in The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s series of online discussions: How to Use Facebook Causes to Promote Your Nonprofit Group When: Tuesday, October 13, at 12 noon, Eastern time Where: How Much: Free Description: read more

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Develop Your Social Media Strategy with NTEN

What: NTEN is holding an online workshop on social media using a Choose Your Own Expert format. They’ve gathered a group of nonprofit social media experts to help you devise a solid organizational strategy and learn the secrets of a variety of social media tools.  After an opening plenary by Beth Kanter, you’ll choose one […]

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