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30 Ideas For Your 2012 Social Media Plan - Adrants

30 Ideas For Your 2012 Social Media Plan - Adrants | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

The team at Radian6 compiled their most-shared posts from 2011 into this eBook. Download it free.  -Ken

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Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Thanks to the launch of Google+ Pages for brands, Google+ traffic hit an all time high in December 2011 and it's likely that the trend will continue in 2012. Here is a quick best practices tutorial, enjoy!  -Ken

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What are Advanced Segments in Google Analytics and Why Should You Use Them? | SmartData Collective

What are Advanced Segments in Google Analytics and Why Should You Use Them? | SmartData Collective | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

For the techies among you. A good discussion of Advanced Segments on Google Analytics.  Essential to really know what you're doing.  We use these all the time.  -Ken

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Here's How to Win $5k For Your Favorite Non-profit- Contest!

Here's How to Win $5k For Your Favorite Non-profit- Contest! | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Here's a win-win idea.  Ask your evangelists to make a slide presentation for your non-profit. Have them enter this contest. You could win $5000 and at the very least, will get one or more presentations!  Love this!  -Ken 

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Tips for Managing a Viral Fundraising Campaign

Tips for Managing a Viral Fundraising Campaign | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it
On Monday, a documentary about an American basketball player in Iran ended a 50-day campaign that generated $100,000 in donations at the buzzer on Kickstarter after major media hits with CNN, The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal.

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OnSwipe: Make your site ‘swipeable’ on the iPad!

OnSwipe: Make your site ‘swipeable’ on the iPad! | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

The iPad and other tablets are the TV of this generation. Here is technology that automatically makes your website "swipeable" on iPad, and it is free for Non-Profits!

 

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Pinterest: A Tool To Curate Relevant Visual Content for Your Audience

Pinterest:  A Tool To Curate Relevant Visual Content for Your Audience | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard where you can organize and share images and videos you discover on the web. Beth does a great job of explaining how and why non-profits should use this to further their cause. Check out her non-profit Infographics Pinterest.  -Ken

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Convio Predicts Key Trends for the Nonprofit Sector in 2012 ...

Convio Predicts Key Trends for the Nonprofit Sector in 2012 ... | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it
Social and Mobile Gaining Momentum; Personalized Engagement Becoming Necessity. Listen to your supporters an communicate what and how they prefer to hear your story. Not said but critical ... Learn to tell your story in a compelling way! -Ken
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Six Innovative Ways for Non-Profits to Use Social Media

Six Innovative Ways for Non-Profits to Use Social Media | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

We always look for good ideas.  Here are a few.  -Ken

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What Can Non-Profits Learn From Entrepreneurs? | Brian Gerald Murphy

What Can Non-Profits Learn From Entrepreneurs? | Brian Gerald Murphy | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

As both an entrepreneur and a non-profit advocate, I like this article a lot.  It is a great reminder that we need to know our customer (donor) and take action (be our own cause).  -Ken

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8 Stunning Facebook Landing Page Designs – The Daily Egg

8 Stunning Facebook Landing Page Designs – The Daily Egg | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Kristi Hines of Kikolani shows us eight stunning landing page designs and why they work.  These are for commercial companies, but non-profits can learn a lot here.  -Ken

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Calendar of 2012 Nonprofit & Social Change Conferences

Calendar of 2012 Nonprofit & Social Change Conferences | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Following is a roundup of conferences and events scheduled in the nonprofit and social change sector in 2012 with a few related events tossed in as well. This has become an annual tradition here at Socialbrite, and we hope you’ll bookmark this page and return to it throughout the year — we’ll be updating it throughout 2012 as more conference details firm up. - You need to get out more this year, - Ken!


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25 Best Social Media for Social Good Blogs :: Ventureneer ::

25 Best Social Media for Social Good Blogs :: Ventureneer :: | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Blogs are key influencers for your non-profit cause. Here are 25 you should be familiar with and put on your interaction list.  -Ken

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CALLING LOCALLY-FOCUSED, NON-PROFIT NEWS ORGANIZATIONS IN KEY MARKETS: NBC WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU

CALLING LOCALLY-FOCUSED, NON-PROFIT NEWS ORGANIZATIONS IN KEY MARKETS: NBC WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Any non-profit local news organizations out there? NBC wants to partner with you.

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10 Free Market Research Tools for Small Businesses

10 Free Market Research Tools for Small Businesses | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Free is good. Market research is good too.  Here are some free tools non-profits can use to understand their target markets. - Ken

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Social Media and Cute Dogs Go Mobile And Other Cute Animal and Nonprofit Tales

Social Media and Cute Dogs Go Mobile And Other Cute Animal and Nonprofit Tales | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Something fun and an introduction. Non profit dog adoption group Best Friends has created a mobile web AP that takes your picture and matches it with the dog that looks like you.  That's fun, and a great idea. And, an introduction, if you don't know Beth Kanter meet her blog here.  Enjoy!  -Ken

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How Nonprofits Make Data Fun and Informative - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

How Nonprofits Make Data Fun and Informative -  The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Infographics are the latest rage in coneying information in a fun, engaging way that people want to share. Here's an overview and examples. Your cause needs this to explain everything from what your cause is, to how well you serve it. Enjoy.  -Ken

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Steal these 42 Creative Pinterest Ideas for Nonprofits

Steal these 42 Creative Pinterest Ideas for Nonprofits | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Want to reach more women on social media? This piece makes a great case for @Pinterest, with ideas for how to use it!  -Ken

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TEDx: Storytelling--The Secret Key to Leadership - Forbes

TEDx: Storytelling--The Secret Key to Leadership - Forbes | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Slides leave listeners dazed. Prose remains unread. Reasons don’t change behavior. When it comes to inspiring people to embrace some strange new change in behavior, storytelling isn’t just better than the other tools. It’s the only thing that works.

 

Here's a terrific video from Steve Denning clearly linking successful leadership to storytelling skills. Yeah!

 

We are all leaders -- whether as a corporate executive, entrepreneur, business owner, community activist, or nonprofit organization.

 

What I love is that Steve shares that most leadership stories don't work and why. Gives tips as to what does work, and shares his own story to provide context, credibility, authenticity and hope.

 

Get your game on -- listen to this video and start mastering effective storytelling skills!  This from Karen of Just Story It.  Thanks Karen -Ken


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Start 2012 by Taking 2 Minutes to Clean Your Apps Permissions

Start 2012 by Taking 2 Minutes to Clean Your Apps Permissions | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Do you really know which apps have permission to access your private information?  You'll be surprised, as I was when you find out. Clean up your APP here. Great start for 2012!  -Ken

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Posterous for Non-profits: An Easy Way to Connect to Social Networks

Posterous for Non-profits: An Easy Way to Connect to Social Networks | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Here's a walk through of how you can use Posterous to manage your non-profit's social media accounts and more. It's like a new blog platform that is very easy and flexible.  -Ken

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How to Get the Most Out of Google Analytics | LinkedIn

How to Get the Most Out of Google Analytics | LinkedIn | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

2012 should be a year of measurement. What gets measured gets done. If you're not using web analytics you are in trouble.  -Ken

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Telling Stories. | Clarity and Perspective about Online Marketing

Telling Stories. | Clarity and Perspective about Online Marketing | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

"It’s probably too early to select the “catchphrase of 2012,” but as an early front-runner you’d have to go with Storytelling."

 

I love this article because it's straight talk about biz storytelling. My favorite quote from this article is: "In the world of sales, the idea of Storytelling is often little more than a sophisticated way to say 'pitching.' We go to great lengths improve the way we tell our story." Ugghhh.

 

But then the author says, " Truth is, the only story customers want to hear is their own."

 

He then explains more about how businesses need to tell their customers stories and avoid telling the wrong story. It's a great quick read! Enjoy the insights.

 


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AliveNow - Social Media Blog: VIDEO: 8 LinkedIn tips for Non-profits

AliveNow - Social Media Blog: VIDEO: 8 LinkedIn tips for Non-profits | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it
Social media usage by non-profits is quite widespread, but we only hear about how non-profits use Facebook or twitter effectively. But Bryan Breckenridge shares 8 invaluable tips on how non-profits can use LinkedIn successfully. -Ken
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You have probably heard of micro funding, but how about micro volunteering? Same idea but for human capital. -Ken
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