A comprehensive list of resources, how to’s and goodness to rock your nonprofit’s communications, fundraising and social media.
Facebook for business - great source for tips on managing your Page and buying ads
Mashable’s Guide to Facebook – from starting your page to integrating Facebook with your blog
Facebook Insights – John Haydon’s tutorial on what metrics you need to measure
Mashable’s Twitter Guide Book – Covers everything from setting up your Twitter page to how to manage multiple Twitter accounts.
Mixtape Communications’ Top 10 Things we Love about Twitter presentation
Google+ collaborative document - a group written (120+ people) & continually evolving document that covers everything you need to know about using Google+
Google+ tips & examples – a Scoop.it page curated by the awesome Beth Kanter
Google’s YouTube program for nonprofits - find out all the free goodies nonprofits get on YouTube & learn how to customize and optimize your nonprofit’s channel
YouTube Playbook for Non Profits – Tips and examples directly from YouTube and tailored to nonprofits.
YouTube playbook - Meant for everyone who uses YouTube, this guide is chock full of great instruction on how to do everything on YouTube.
LinkedIn’s YouTube channel with videos with tips on establishing & enhancing your organization’s LinkedIn Profile
Overall Great Social Media Resources
Social Media policies – see examples of social media policies from leading nonprofits like the Red Cross and adapt them for your organization
Nonprofit Social Media Policy Workbook – guides you through questions to create a tailored policy for your organization
The Chronicle of Philanthropy - They have a regular section on social media.
Editorial calendars – A coordinated social media program is a successful one. Use an editorial calendar to boost your efficiency and create better content. Here’s one from Kivi Leroux Miller and the 2012 editorial calendar from Lightbox
— Patricia Lobaccaro (@patcaval) January 7, 2012
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Razoo’s blog has stellar advice on fundraising and they also have a widget for collecting donations on your Facebook page.
So much that pertains to nonprofits can also be applied to foundations, but sometimes you need advice and resources that specifically address foundation’s unique concerns.
Working Wikily – From the Monitor Institute, Working Wikily is a must read for foundations considering what it means to work in the networked way of our digital world. Also see their companion website.
Come On In. The Waters Fine – A groundbreaking report and guide for foundations on how emerging technology is affecting grantmaking.
Communications Network – Resources and community for Foundation communications staff.
Glass Pockets from the Foundation Center – A site dedicated to encouraging foundations to be more transparent and accountable.
— Knight Foundation (@knightfdn) January 7, 2012
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There are a ton of great people and organizations who freely share their expertise and knowledge on nonprofits, social media and communications. We couldn’t begin to list them all. This is an evolving list of who we regularly rely on for advice and guidance.
Kivi Leroux Miller – Reading Kivi’s blog or attending one of her webinars is like having your own personal communications coach. She knows her stuff and if you pay attention to her your work will get easier and more effective. @KiviLM
NTEN Nonprofit Technology Network - All things nonprofit and tech can be found at this great nonprofit. From what IT staff need to the latest on effective email campaigns, be sure and join and follow NTEN. @NTENorg
— Susan McPherson (@susanmcp1) January 7, 2012