It”s Friday, so I do “Around the Web” and choose some of my favorite Non-profit posts. But since Sunday is a very “Special Day” I thought I would start out with a promotion for To Mama, With Love is a collaborative online art project that honors moms across the globe and raises funds to invest in remarkable women who are transforming our world. Please stop by their site.
Now on to our weekly Fab 5:
1. 6 Ways Youtube is helping Non-Profits from Socialbrite: So think
about video, and all the good it can do for you, and then ponder this: of the more than 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States, only 10,000 had bothered to apply for the YouTube nonprofits program. Now an all-in-one application process was in place. Fill out an application form, answer a few simple questions and within 30 days you’ll be notified if you’ve made the cut. Qualifying nonprofits will be able to participate in Google Grants,Google Earth for Nonprofits, Google AdWords for Nonprofits and much more.
2. HOW TO: Launch a Mobile Photo-Sharing Campaign for Your Nonprofit from Nonprofit Tech 2.0. Are NPO”s being left behind in the mobile world?
One of the simplest ways to begin dabbling in mobile technology is to launch a mobile photo-sharing campaign, and Yfrog, Twitpic, and DailyBooth make it easy for any nonprofit social (and now mobile) media manager with a smartphone and little creativity. While mobile websites, group text messaging, and text-to-give campaigns may be looming large on your To Do List, making that transition from desktop communications to mobile is a crucial and timely evolution in your nonprofit communications practices. That said, here are three simple steps to get started with mobile photo-sharing… [read the 3 steps]
3. How Mature Is Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Practice? from Beth”s Blog.
Putting the Networked Nonprofit ideas into practice and using social media and other emerging technologies will only be success if nonprofits take small, incremental and strategic steps. In this model, there are four different levels of social media practice: Crawl, Walk, Run, Fly. One level is not better than another; it is just where the organization is at with respect to becoming a networked nonprofit and agile at using social media and other emerging technologies.
4. Facebook Page Insights analytics: Users vs. Interactions from John Haydon…first of a series about Facebook Insights. Second one: What does “Active Users” mean in Facebook Page Insights? next: Viewing detailed reports on Facebook Page’s Daily Active Users
You already know that you can view metrics for your Facebook Page with Insights. But knowing how to view these reports and knowing what they mean are two different things.
5. How nonprofit supporters are using their smartphones And how nonprofits need to adjust to the new mobile marketplace from Socialbrite: Guest post by Tonia Zampieri great overview on what needs to be looked at when thinking about mobile, and it”s not just text2give.