In the early years of social networking, people thought it was just for kids. As the field has matured, however, that notion has changed and many sites have successfully targeted themselves towards particular age or demographic groups. From mommy blogging to the new AARP community, age segmentation can create a new level of participation, functionality, transparency, and interest. This month's Net2 Think Tank asks you to share your thoughts and best practices for using social media with or for a particular age group.
Social media has dramatically changed how nonprofits and libraries communicate with supporters, donors, and volunteers. Most organizations in the United States now use social media in their communications and development strategies, but few have been properly trained on how to best utilize sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Your organization's return on investment (ROI) in social media is directly related to whether your staff fully understands the long-term implications of social media and are knowledgeable of each sites' unique functionality and toolset.
Since 2008, the Nonprofit Tagline Awards (aka the Taggies) have been rewarding organizations for using strong taglines in their marketing materials. A powerful tagline can be the centerpiece of a strong marketing campaign, and can serve to both clarify and simplify your message. Does your nonprofit have an organizational tagline or a tagline for a campaign, program, or event? If so, enter to win a Taggie Award from Getting Attention.
The Taggie Awards:
The deadline for entering is July 28. The form takes about 3 minutes to fill in, so why not do it right now?
In keeping with Blackbaud’s corporate mission to “Make the world a better place by working with the nonprofit community to improve lives”, we've decided to support NetSquared by sponsoring the global Camps pilot. We're also located near one of the events and members of our product development staff are eagerly looking forward to participating in the Research Triangle Campfire later this week.
For this month's Net2 Think Tank, we asked you for your tips, tools, and suggestions for communicating online within a team. Many organizations have found ways to work seamlessly across the hall or across an ocean using online tools to facilitate their internal communication, but finding the right tools for your team takes effort. This round-up aims to help you to jump-start your creative juices and re-think the way you look at internal communications.
The NetSquared Campfire in Paris is less than one week away! The unconference tickets are now sold out, but everyone is welcome to participate virtually. If you're already on the guest list, let us know what you're most excited for in the comments section below.
The NetSquared Campfire in the Research Triangle is just one week away! The event aims at helping bring nonprofit leaders, technology experts, and volunteers together to brainstorm and learn about using technology in their work. Tickets go up in price starting tomorrow, so register today to get the early bird rates!
The NetSquared Camp in Portland is just one week away! The free tickets are now sold out, but everyone is welcome to participate virtually. If you're already on the guest list, let us know what you're most excited for in the comments section below.
In the last two months, we've had 5 new NetSquared Local groups join the scene, bringing the new official number to 70 groups worldwide! Below is a list of the new groups that have just gotten started.