Best Social Media Resources Wrap-up for 2011

by Daniel Martinage, CAE

My post this month is short on words and long on links. Posted below are the 10 most popular social media posts from Nonprofit Tech 2.o, a blog created and is managed by Heather Mansfield (http://nonprofitorgs.wordpress.com/about/).

Another great free resource can be found at Nonprofit Marketing Guide:
http://www.nonprofitmarketingguide.com/resources/#.

Social Media is all about user-generated content. Quite often the richest part of information posted in open forums on the Internet is the comments and reviews from others, so be sure to scroll down after each of these postings to read what other nonprofit users have to say.

2012 promises to be another big year for Social Media. No doubt one of the biggest trends continuing into 2012 will be the growth in mobile applications and mobile sites. If you want to stay relevant and ahead of the curve, make sure one of your New Year Resolutions addresses how your organization will integrate social media into your overall play book. Happy New Year!

Ten Top Social Media Posts in 2011

1. Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits
2. 33 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits
3. 10 Common Mistakes Made by Nonprofits on Social Media
4. HOW TO: Create Custom iFrame Tabs on Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Page
5. 10 Recent Upgrades to Facebook Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About
6. 22 Ways Nonprofits Can Use QR Codes for Fundraising and Awareness Campaigns
7. 11 Nonprofit Websites Designed for the Social Web
8. Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits
9. Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Webinar for Nonprofits
10. 11 Qualities of an Effective Social Media Manager

Daniel Martinage, CAE is an executive coach and consultant specializing in nonprofits and associations. The former executive director of the International Coach Federation Dan also serves on the Selection Committee for The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management. His website is www.associationcoach.com.

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