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Whew, what a week for us, we were without power for 4 days, even though we did not have much rain, and winds were
no worse than some of the N”or-easter”s that come through. It was interesting “camping out” at home. Our hearts go out to those with real damage, flooding and trauma.
Here are my picks for the week:
1. Hurricane Irene and the Nonprofit Social Media Storm from NTen:
We know our friends over at the Red Cross have been expertly using social media for disaster response for years now, but this weekend, with Hurricane Irene set to touch down all along the east coast, we saw many other organizations and government entities reaching out via social media, as well.
2. Get the Most Value from Your Audit from Blue Avacado and Denise Walsh, CPA:
Many nonprofits have annual CPA audits, but the executive director and/or the board”s finance or audit committee may be unsure whether they are getting the most out of the audit. A worthwhile question for the board to ask might be: “Are we getting the most out of this significant investment of money and time?”
3. Foursquare (a geo-locating site where you can find information & friends) can help promote your location & NPO: Five Types of “Tips” Nonprofits Can Post on Foursquare Venue Pages from Nonprofit Tech 2.0
…five different types of “Tips” that your nonprofit can post on Foursquare Venue Pages using your nonprofit’s Foursquare Page (not your personal Foursquare account) to both gain new followers and inspire the Foursquare community. That said, some things to keep in mind when posting Tips:
4. 7 Things Nonprofits Can Talk About on Facebook Besides Themselves from Social Strand Media:
…there are other things besides press opportunities and fundraising or awareness events that your fans are interested in learning more about. As I’ve talked about before, social media is about being social, so when you talk only about yourself or your organization, it gets old quickly. Spice it up. Here’s a
list of 7 things a nonprofit can talk about on Facebook besides themselves…
5. This is a fun one…which persona are you? The Six Personas Of Social Media Sharing from John Haydon:
The New York Times partnered with Latitude Research to conduct a study to understand why people share content.
By conducting in-person interviews, “sharing panels”, and surveying over 2500 participants, they were able to define sharing six personas
Have a safe Labor Day Weekend!!
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