Thursday, April 02, 2009

Can Social Media for Social Change Reinvent Charity Work? Maybe! | The New York Observer

Can Social Media for Social Change Reinvent Charity Work? Maybe! | The New York Observer: "Mr. Knell, MTV’s senior manager of social media product development--along with Gradon Tripp, who works in business development for online donation company Firstgiving, and Meg Fowler, a Vancouver-based writer--had organized a virtual “pajama party” for their charity organization, Social Media for Social Change. On SM4SC's website, they describe the organization's mission: “We want to use the tools that are helping businesses and companies grow to do something more than make a buck… we want them to make a difference.”"

What Does the Maturing of Facebook Mean for Fund Raisers? - Philanthropy.com

What Does the Maturing of Facebook Mean for Fund Raisers? - Philanthropy.com: "What Does the Maturing of Facebook Mean for Fund Raisers?

Facebook is no longer just an online playground for teenagers and twentysomethings. The number of the people over 35 who use the network has doubled in just the last 60 days, according to data from the blog Inside Facebook.

Tom Belford writes on The Agitator blog that the more this happens, the more valuable the social-networking site will become to fund raisers"

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "Do You Speak Geek? Do Your Donors?

It seems like the Web 2.0 era has a whole other language – like Digg, Blogger, Facebook and Twitter. But these technologies are shaped by a fundraising cornerstone – personal relationships. Organizations are “far more likely to build trust if you are connecting to your donors as people,” said James Collier, from Paprika Studios in Fresno, Calif., at the Association of Fundraising Professionals international fundraising conference in New Orleans."