Social Media


6 Steps to Online Fundraising for Medical Costs

Posted on 26 May 2010

When a friend or loved one gets sick and is facing huge medical bills, the quickest and easiest way to raise money for them is through an online fundraising website. Sites like GiveForward, Fundbunch and GoFundMe allow individuals to create customized pages where friends and family from across the world can contribute to help a [...]

Roundup: Internet Strategies for Nonprofits

Posted on 19 February 2010

Today’s link roundup includes advice regarding a variety of internet strategies for nonprofits: Integrating Your Web Site and Database for Greater Donor Engagement by Robin Fisk, FundraisingSuccess Are you new to blogging? Read this simple primer. by Sandra Sims, Cause Blogger Online Outreach on a Budget – the January Nonprofit Blog Carnival, issueLab’s Footnotes 15 [...]

12 Ways to Use Social Media to Market Your Fundraiser

Posted on 04 February 2010

Social media applications like blogs, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook can be useful tools to help you publicize, gain attendees and supporters for fundraisers such as benefit auctions. Not only are these tools free to use, but they enable you to relay short, constant reminders about your  fundraiser. Creating “something to write” can be overwhelming for [...]

Roundup: Social Media for Fundraising

Posted on 28 August 2009

I spent most of this afternoon watching the live video from the Social Media for Social Good conference.  Here’s a blog post with some tips from the presentation and more links: Roundup: Social Media for Social Good If you are on Facebook you’ve probably recieved “gifts” from your friends.  Anything from virtual plants to cupcakes, [...]

Roundup: The Latest on Social Media for Nonprofits

Posted on 01 May 2009

In the past few weeks the media buzz about Twitter has exploded.  Even if you’ve never been to the site, now most people have at least heard of it.  Like with the Twitter war between CNN and Ashton Kutcher, it’s mostly been about the numbers.  A million followers?  Wow. But really social media is not [...]

Roundup: More than $250K raised by global networking event “Twestival”

Posted on 20 February 2009

Last Thursday, February 12th, 2009, people in over 200 cities around the world hosted events to raise money for charity: water.  This non profit organization brings clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Many of the events were small networking parties, bringing together people who normally only correspond via the web, specifically the [...]

Roundup: Social Media, Networks for Non Profits

Posted on 06 June 2008

Last week’s roundup was on online fundraising and taking donations online. Having a great website, including online donation capacity is now a basic must-have for every non-profit. For non profits those who are ready to go to the next level there are many online social networks and other tools related to “web 2.0.” Many of [...]