Category Archives: Social Media

What’s the Buzz… Social Media and the 2012 Election

by Daniel Martinage, CAE OK, I know many of us are so over the election. But there are some very helpful lessons we can take away, especially about engaging our target audiences. Corey Christiansen, Social Media Strategist for global digital … Continue reading

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What’s so Interesting About Pinterest?

by Daniel Martinage, CAE Just when you think it may be a good time for your nonprofit to test the social media waterways, up pops another big internet fish—in this case, Pinterest. Pinterest debuted in March 2011 to lukewarm reviews. … Continue reading

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Not So Pretty In Pink

by Daniel Martinage, CAE This past weekend I facilitated a workshop on Keeping Your Board above Board for a small nonprofit organization based in New Mexico. Part of our discussion centered on the need to have crisis plans in place … Continue reading

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8 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Sparked.com

by Jerry Bishop Sparked.com is an amazing resource for organizations to access a pool of ready volunteers for assistance on a wide range of needs. But Sparked.com and micro-volunteering in general is a little different than most organizations are used … Continue reading

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Adventures in Episodic Volunteering

by Jerry Bishop My name is Jerry Bishop and I am modern day volunteer who uses the Internet and social media as the vehicle for my volunteerism. Some call what I do crowdsourcing while others refer to it as micro-volunteering. … Continue reading

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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/). … Continue reading

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The Changing Face of Nonprofit Communications

by Daniel Martinage, CAE, CEG When I landed my first job at a nonprofit in the early 80s I learned that communicating with our key stakeholders was a lot like selling retail—give customers what they need/want and they’ll continue to … Continue reading

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Social Media and Nonprofits—A Powerful Mix

by Daniel Martinage There’s no question that Social Media is changing dramatically the way we communicate and network. Sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are woven deeply within our personal and professional worlds. Social media allows organizations to reach out … Continue reading

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