Winning Webby Awards, talking strategy, using Pintrest, and posting infographics are just a few of the things NTEN members are doing this week. In the latest member round-up, we feature information on organizing IT assets and content curation, as well as a highlight of philanthropic advances by Groupon. It’s great to be a techie for good!
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Time magazine recognized NTEN member Ben Rattray as one to the The 100 Most Influential People in 2012! Ben is the CEO and cofounder of Change.org. Congratulations on the huge honor and thank you for being a part of our community.
We’ve heard a lot of questions recently about how to use Pintrest as an organization. Opportunity International just launched an amazing Mother’s Day campaign that is a great example of using Pintrest for a social cause. Their campaign uses the platform’s share-ability to create a global quilt made from individually-chosen patches that can be purchased and shared with others.
What channels are nonprofits using to generate, curate, and share content? On April 24th at noon, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Laura Quinn of Idealware, and NTEN’s own, Annaliese Hoehling, will be chatting online about nonprofit content strategies. It’s a great opportunity to learn how other nonprofits are posting their content and why. Be sure to tune in and ask your questions!
Speaking of online chats, NTEN’s members-only LinkedIn group has a great conversation thread regarding the best way to track technology in a small organization. Nikia from the National Disability Institute is in charge of keeping track of her organization’s IT assets and asked the group if they had any ideas for tools or solutions to help her keep track of the smaller pieces of tech. Join the conversation and share your ideas!
Groupon is transforming its philanthropic arm into Groupon Grassroots. Groupon Grassroots evolved out of Groupon’s collective action platform as a way to discover and support local causes. Their transformation kicks off with 50 Earth Day-themed campaigns, all of which are backed by an initial $1,000 dollar grant from Groupon.
Making the most of Social Media is more complicated than just posting status updates periodically. To position your organization successfully on the social web you need a strategy. Mashable recently posted a great infographic on the best ways to engage your audience on a variety of social platforms.
Lastly, NTEN would like to congratulate all of the nonprofits whose sites and Internet projects were nominated for the 16th annual Webby Awards and Webby People’s Voice Awards, which recognize the best online content. Great work everyone!
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