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Best Links: Widgets, Microsponsorships, and Who Texted for Haiti?

Social Media

Debra Askanase parses the stats from two timely studies in Social media IS effective for nonprofits and small businesses. What is good for business is good for nonprofit, or is it the other way around?

Laura E. Kaufman, of Change4YourDollar, has some answers if you’ve been wondering how to get all that social media done. Discover some guidelines in 3 Ways Nonprofits Can Staff Social Media.

Texting for Haiti across the generations. Convio, Edge Research, and Sea change Strategies studied the donor response to mobile technology. Read about it at The Demographics of Text-Message Giving.


Marc Pitman provides 5 Tips For Increasing Traffic to Your Nonprofit’s Website at the Network for Good site. Sharpen your optimization skills.

From BrainyQuote to the Wayback Machine, Nonprofit Tech 2.0 serves up 10 Fun and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits.

A widget for your website. IssueLab is the place to go for research about and by nonprofits. Now IssueLab has three widgets that can be added to your website. Learn about them in Three New Widgets & Three Reasons to Grab One.

Cause Marketing and CSR

Jason Dick, of A Small Change, talks with the mastermind behind eBay’s Giving Works in Interview with eBay’s Robert Chatwani. The conversation ranges from corporate philanthropy to the response to Haiti.

So who are the best at CSR? Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship tells us in Corporate Responsibility Magazine announces 100 Best Corporate Citizens list. Maybe a good stock list.

Advertising Age examines the good and the not-so-good of microsponsorships in Cause Effect: Brands Rush to Save World One Deed at a Time.


Eric Foley deconstructs the story of the family who sold their house and gave half of the proceeds to charity. The family has become a media darling and they’ve even written a book. Foley uses their example to explain Here’s what it looks like to move from Participation to Engagement to Ownership

Don’t miss the free webinar at Network for Good, Homer Simpson for Nonprofits: The Truth about How People Really Think and What It Means for Promoting Your Cause, on March 16. Speaking of free, check out Rebecca Leaman’s list of 28+ Free Webinars for Nonprofits – March 2010 at Wild Apricot.

The simple things really do matter as Jeff Brooks, of Future Fundraising Now, reminds us in Why making your fundraising easy to read matters. Find out about cognitive fluency.

Food for Thought

I’m becoming addicted to Jonah Lehrer’s blog, The Frontal Cortex. This week he expounds on Inequality Aversion. Are we self-centered or not?

Mitch Joel, philosopher of all things digital at Six Pixels of Separation, ponders Why Is Privacy So Unsexy? One of the scarier sides of social media.

Chief Happiness Officer, Alexander Kjerulf, provides a must read for all workaholics with The top 5 new rules of productivity. You know who you are!

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Best Links: Widgets, Microsponsorships, and Who Texted for Haiti? originally appeared on About.com Nonprofit Charitable Orgs on Friday, March 5th, 2010 at 05:00:40.

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