Websites and tools:
- A great project management tool-make your employee social! http://pbworks.com/
- Broadcast your event live! http://www.ustream.tv/
There are also two highlights for me in the conference,
1. Engagement is fundamentally an emotional response, therefore, well-told stories are powerful!
- Learn how to tell your stories. http://www.getstoried.com/
2. The result of collaboration of talents!
- Remember to check these cool apps for democracy! http://www.appsfordemocracy.org/application-directory/
- There would not be a cooler festival of innovation and creativity. http://digitalcapitalweek.org/
Twitter management tools:
- Listorious: http://listorious.com/
Twitter Tracking tools:
- TwitterCounter http://twittercounter.com/
- Tweetstats http://www.tweetstats.com/
- social mention: http://www.socialmention.com/
Below is a really good summary from networkforgood
This week, a lot of passionate and smart nonprofit professionals came together for the DC leg of the Social Media for Nonprofits series. There was an amazing amount of discussion on how, why & when nonprofits can leverage the power of social media to reach their constituents, rally their supporters and raise funds. Our own Katya Andresen was there and pumped up the crowd with her talk on why people *really* give. Some takeaways from the event:
— Have a strategy. Social media isn’t marketing, it’s a way to build a relationship with your audience.
— Involve your organization & your supporters — set some guidelines and let them run with it
— If you make a mistake, own it. Don’t overlook presenting a human personality. People want to talk to a person, not a faceless org.
— Be consistent. Don’t set up a social media profile and then walk away.
— Connect on human level. You have to awaken the heart to arouse the mind.
— There is no one-size-fits-all social media plan — find the platform and style that works for you.
— Tell real stories to connect with your audience and cultivate your community.
For a collection of some of the great information shared during the Social Media for Nonprofits event in DC check out some of our favorite tweets shared during the event. These bite-sized nuggets of wisdom pack a punch and are in themselves a great testimony to how social media can form a great discussion and elevate a topic or event to a larger crowd.
- Hot Tweets from the morning sessions: http://storify.com/network4good/hot-tweets-from-social-media-for-nonprofits-dc
- More great stuff shared in the afternoon sessions: http://storify.com/network4good/hot-tweets-from-social-media-for-nonprofits-dc-par