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Nonprofit Radio for June 12, 2015: Visual Social Media & NTEN and NTC

Big Nonprofit Ideas for the Other 95%

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Be strategic with your visual content on Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Reddit and Snapchat. Jessica Williams and Jenna Cerruti are account managers at Prichard Communications. Emma Chadband is online outreach associate at PAI. We talked at NTC, the Nonprofit Technology Conference hosted by NTEN, the Nonprofit Technology Network.

 

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Hello and welcome to tony martignetti non-profit radio big non-profit ideas for the other ninety five percent. I’m your aptly named host. Oh, it’s really good to be back live after two weeks away. Oh, welcome km! Jozy seldman keizer, oregon our newest affiliate. Well, i was on the west coast. I met the program director dave hammock and the board chair pam. Hello, david. Pam welcome km you z one hundred point seven eighty eight point five fm non-profit radios newest affiliate. Oh, i’m glad you’re with me. I’d suffer glass so far in jail neuralgia if i had to speak the words you missed today’s show visual social media be strategic with your visual content on twitter, vine, instagram, pinterest tumbler, reddit and snapchat no, jessica williams is a consultant. Jenna cerruti is account manager at pritchard communications and emma chadband is online outreach associate. At p i we talked at ntcdinosaur non-profit technology conference, hosted by n ten, the non-profit technology network, also in ten and and tc amy sample ward is our social media contributor and ceo of inten at ntcdinosaur asked her to explain and tends many programs, including their valuable annual conference, this really is an organization that will help you use technology smarter from the social networks to c r m on tony’s, take two non-profit radio on the road, responsive by opportunity collaboration, that working meeting that unconference on poverty reduction that will ruin you for every other conference. Here is visual social media from and t c welcome to tony martignetti non-profit radio coverage of the non-profit technology conference twenty fifteen were hosted by n ten the non-profit technology network. We’re in austin, texas, at the convention center topic now is visual media for a social world. What you need to know about the future of social media my guests are jessica williams, she’s account director for pritchard communications. Emma chadband, online outreach associate for p i and jenna sorority, the account manager for pritchard communications. Ladies, welcome. Thank you. Don’t you have all of you? We’re talking about social and visual. Jessica, what are non-profits not quite getting one hundred percent? Oh, i wouldn’t say they’re not getting anything. I think they’re very well aware of what needs to happen. Okay often times, it’s just a matter of having the resource is the budget and the time available to do. What needs to be done on the right channels? How should they be? How should they be allocating resources or maybe prioritizing let’s talk about that? Well, that really depends on the goals and objectives for that particular non-profit and the target audience is they’re trying to reach so thinking about those three things in regards to the message is you’re trying to spread so who can i target? Where are they and why is this important to them and what channels are gonna help me reach that audience? All right, uh, you want to add anything to our to our overview? Yeah, i would just say that it all comes as just closing it all comes back to strategy and goals on and that’s how you should choose what networks were going to be on and what, how you’re engaging on on all of them and so generous. We want to be avoiding shiny object syndrome on right? Just because something is new doesn’t mean we ought to be there exactly were all about, you know, paying attention to strategy and the reason we’re here at intent today, eh, is because we find that a lot on non-profits are really intimidated by these visual media tools? Yeah, yeah, i mean, there’s a lot out there and there’s always other one sprouting up s o we’re kind of here today to home that in on dh share kind of the important important facets of each of those and share how non-profits shouldn’t be intimidated by those on drily, you know, feel free to explore them and play around with them. Okay? Let’s, let’s not start with the most popular facebook, etcetera something that’s pretty popular growing vihn don’t we start with vine diesel? Six second videos, let’s start let’s keep with you, jenna, what are you thoughts there? Well, so, you know vine was acquired by twitter in two thousand twelve eso we’ve seen in the past three years that it’s really making optimization sze that make the channel really appealing toe organization the non-profits they’re letting users upload videos directly from their camera roll, they’re adding different editing features that make it really user friendly. S o we’re seeing that non-profits air really seen success on vine, and i think emma can’t talk even more about how her organization has seen success with driving traffic to its block, okay? Good, emma what’s piela are doing well? We’ve had a lot of success in vine on the thing i always tell people about that platform is the value is not necessarily on the channel it’s with the content that you can create making videos really expensive and time consuming. But if you use vine it’s cheap and quick, so it’s much easier to make a six second video and vine than it is to make a six minute video for youtube on dh. So we have made these great little videos on buy-in and then we’ll embed them in our block, and any time we’ve done that, we get, like, double the traffic and tons of positive comments and a ton of engagement. But what if we have no idea what to do with with six seconds of video? You go ahead, let’s just stick with you. I just don’t know what i can do in six seconds. Well, i think it comes down to your non-profits mission and what you’re trying to tell people like i spoke to someone after our session from another reproductive health non-profit who’s saying we just constantly work in data, we don’t have any. Like people that film or anything like that. But if you have something like data, you can do a great visual ization and vine people, even news organizations have used buy-in like cnn to do like cool graphs and stop motion videos. You can really do anything in that platform. It’s really great for creativity, okay, jessica, if we’re thinking about vine, where do we where do we start our thinking to decide whether we should spend time there? Well, it again goes back. Tio, what are you trying to accomplish? Some most non-profits, you know, one of their big, overarching goals is fund-raising so are they trying to retain a donor base or they trying to attract new donorsearch in that example, find might be a great platform to reach a younger audience, particularly is emma mentions the content itself can be the platform allows for a lot of creativity, and so obviously younger generations enjoy kind of that creative spent on content, so it might be a great place to attract new donors to engage new audiences. So but to your point of being strategic, if you’re trying to engage younger audiences, correct that’s not an objective of yours than maybe vine isn’t appropriate, correct? Or maybe i mean in emma’s example that she uses in our presentation is ah, great example of birth contraception, and it appeals to me and i’m thirty four years old, so and it’s a vine video, so it doesn’t necessarily have to be a younger audience. It was just again goes back to your goals and objectives for your organization. Okay, so our first place to be thinking when we’re considering something is how does it fit? What? What? What do we feel we can do with it? How do you know those? But when you’re asking oh, i mean, yeah, sure. I mean, we could do six second videos on we have people let’s say, you know, look, make the sort of the simplest case and take wuebben let’s, take let’s, take a shelter for for domestic violence victims and survivors. We have that. And if we could do it anonymously and brovey but how do we know whether we can? We can use it successfully for the work we’re trying to achieve. Well, i think you have to look a tte your budget like, do you have the staff time? Available. Do you have the the amount of time it takes? I mean, emma, the video she shares in our presentation actually took her three hours to create. So, do you have three hours to make a great video it’s up to you and your organization? So it’s really hard for me to advise or any of us to advise any particular, like general set of ideas without knowing a particular situation are looking at your strategy in your goals may be just what questions should we be asking? Well, regarding target audiences, what are their behaviours? So are they online? You know, maybe if you’re reaching policy makers or partners, those audiences air very different. So thinking about, um what kind of online content do they consume? What? You know what topic or issue area are you focused on? Can you know, is that appropriate for a video like you talked about a shelter for domestic violence? Is that violence? Is that something you know? How can we capture that on video? In a positive light? How can we instill a call to action in that video to mobilize our audience to to action. So, it’s really? I think. You know, we keep going back to strategy and messaging, and what are you trying to mobilize your audience to do and is video and is mine and effective tool to reach that? And, you know, of course do we have the resources to do it? Okay, almost sounds like you want to you want to look like you want to add something about vine? No, i just think it really does come down to what? What is your awful angle and that’s with any platform it could be? We’re actually looking into launching our instagram and we’ve just re branded and we have a new logo, and as part of that process, we found out a lot of people don’t understand what we do and how we work. So we’re launching instagram not because we think it will give us a lot of traffic or because we’ll get a ton of followers, but because that’s another platform to people so people can see photos of where we work, who were working with how we’re doing it. So it really is like a storytelling tool and that khun go for any platform, you have to have an offline goal before. You can figure out what you want to do online, okay, excellent. So we can drill down to these things we can weaken, at least give advice on what you need to be thinking about what questions you should be asking. Ok, you’re tuned to non-profit radio. Tony martignetti also hosts a podcast for the chronicle of philanthropy. Fund-raising fundamentals is a quick ten minute burst of fund-raising insights, published once a month. Tony’s guests are expert in crowdfunding, mobile giving event fund-raising direct mail and donor cultivation. Really, all the fund-raising issues that make you wonder, am i doing this right? Is there a better way there is? Find the fund-raising fundamentals archive it. Tony martignetti dot com that’s marketmesuite n e t t i remember there’s, a g before the end, thousands of listeners have subscribed on itunes. You can also learn maura, the chronicle website, philanthropy dot com fund-raising fundamentals the better way. Right, so we seem to transition to instagram very conveniently. Thank you. Um, let’s make clear instagram versus pinterest, jessica, go ahead. So instagram is actually a publishing tool so you can take the photo right in the app on your phone and then from there, share it with your network’s, whereas, pinch, this is more of a storage and sharing tools, so you’re actually curating images from, say, a website or a block, and then pending that toe boards on pinterest for other followers to see the images. Once they click on that link, then they’ll go to their website. So unlike something like instagram, where you’re sharing to multiple social media channels, pinterest is more of a hub to manage the visual content that you have on something like, well, your website, your block or instagram we know you are are most of the users of pinterest still women? Is that still they are? Yes, they’re predominantly women about thirteen percent of men, so we did see some growth and there’s like eighty seven percent of users who are women and creating percentage meant yes, okay, they’re pretty affluent as well, that’s, the other kind of defining demographic. For pinterest so okay, um, you want toe share advice around what you might be able to achieve with interest in the general sense? Yeah, pinterest is a great brand building platform, so brands really rely on visual cues to build their communities, and pinchers is a great platform for visual representation of your work, so you could use it to showcase some data points and infographic some inspiration quotes over a beautiful photo or some photos of your organisation in action that you know your followers might be interested in. So those were some great ways to kind of share community. Another really cool thing is an interest will drive traffic back to your block or your website, so if the user clicks twice on an image, they’ll go back to your website and buzzfeed sites pinterest as its second largest driver of traffic to its web site, so it has the potential to drive tons of traffic, and this is because pens live a lot longer than other social media posts. So a pen on pinterest has a life span of about two months. Where’s a tweet has a life, has a life span of about three hours. So i don’t even think it was that long for a tweet, but okay, um, general, i kind of feel like i gave short shrift to instagram and i didn’t mean to do that. What more can we say about you? Serve instagram? Well, we found that again, like vine instagram is making a lot of optimization sze to the platform that makes it appealing to organization, so it just added video capability in two thousand thirteen it’s also added just added verified badges, which is that little blue checkmark that you often see on twitter to help users reach the authentic accounts that they’re seeking. Um, and what we like about instagram is that’s it’s, a really strong storytelling platform, so not only can you upload a photo or video, but it equips non-profit communicators to really be a visual mediapro instagram gives you the enhancements and filters you need to really make the image or video pop, and then you can add these other features like hashtags teo, jump into existing conversations online, you can tag others to engage with partners or policy makers, so by created by adding all these features, you’re really allowing the user to click on different aspects of the photo on drily explore the story more deeply than if they were just scrolling through in viewing a photo me either if you want to add anything about that instagram no, we’re good on instagram. Okay, uh, what about storify? We talked about story five who wants to explain what storify is for those who listeners who may not know emma, you you haven’t even heard from you? Basically, it allows people to follow a story through social media, so basically our organization will use it a lot. When we host tweet chats, we’ll we’ll we’ll go through and storify all the tweets so that if you miss the tweet chat, you can still view the whole thing in store if i’m right. That means this zoo aggregating based on your, uh, your criteria brings a bunch of media together and you’re using it for twitter chats, right? I guess everybody who use the hashtag or something yeah, all the tweets we can keep them all in one place and it’s easy to follow along. Okay, you can also curate from facebook from various social networks. It’s really kind of built out now, so you can carry it from all sorts of places, okay, they can post on your block. So that’s a great way, tio, if someone wasn’t at this event, you could say he was the conversation as it happened on social media and here’s what you missed in a block post. So that’s, another great way to do so. Excellent recap, all right. And i see a lot of news outlets using storify also bring in other other channels, other outlets, coverage, things like that. Okay, um, no other before we get to the big players, twitter, facebook and he’s smaller don’t be necessary, lesser known, but any smaller channels we ought to talk about. Well, in our presentation, we also touched on tumbler, which is a micro blogging platform that realized really heavily on visuals, specifically short form visuals. So we like tumbler because it really accommodates different types of content. So unlike facebook, where you only are able to post four types of posts a link, a photo of video or a text posts tumbler accommodates beyond that so it’s it works really well with gifts as well as audiocasting ups our kind of short snapshots of quotes or excerpts so it’s a really great tool or platform for non-profits who are looking to publish a diverse mix of content now, jenna, you mentioned gifts on non-profit radio we have george in jail, which which i didn’t just make up, but i do love a liberation, but we do have jargon jail, but probation comes pretty easy, so you better explain everybody may not know what a jiffy yeah, thanks for reminding me they’re animated images. So you know this kid often times you’ll see a clip for, like maybe three second clip from parks and rec episode with a quote overlaying on the jif so it’s really just an an animated image on oftentimes they’re used as a reaction. So you know if if you’re having a sad day or something it’s not uncommon, tio go on tumbler and see that there’s jeff’s kind of evoking this emotion so good hyre kayman jessica, anything you want to add about tumbler, i think non-profits are just beginning to really experiment with tumbler and it’s been fun to see what people are coming up with. One of the big differences is that people don’t comment that often on tumblr it’s kind of part of the community there, so if you’re going to comment, i think the best practices generally the community likes humor there, not goingto you’re not going to see really serious templar comments and then also the tags on tumbler different than any other network and that they use spaces between the words and they’re also they’ll have a ton of tags on any given post, which is different than like instagram will usually have, like three and probably no more. So it’s definitely a little different than anything else we’ve worked with, okay? And you have to be conscious of tagging and the way the community what the community is expecting, yeah, and that can go for help. We’re going to find your content, right? And that can go for any platform. Every platform is a little bit different and has a little bit different community norms and voices, and so you want to be familiar with that before you engage. Okay? Jessica, you’re shot anything tumbler somewhere is a great place to bleach younger demographic, so if you’re if you’re non-profits looking, tio reach a younger audience, maybe to grow that millennial or even the generation. After donorsearch tumblers a great place to do that and we’re seeing organizations use tumbler really effective ways. One of our favorites is on being, which is ah, public radio conversation project. They used tumbler as one of the extensions of their kant arika which is their website, and they do a fantastic job if anybody’s looking for an example of how to use tumbler. Okay, actually, that’s a great good. Thank you for examples. Um, any any other examples of good good tumbler blog’s and then wants to shout out? I think we included a smithsonian in our presentation. They just have really compelling images. The reason we like on being is because they have a really nice balance between texts and visuals. So it’s more, i think, accessible to non-profits who maybe don’t have a ton of resource is too turnout images or video on a daily basis, you know, texas fine. Just short bites of content. Okay, okay. Let me, uh, anything you want to know. Uh, let’s, let’s. Stick with smaller platforms before we get to the huge ones and the others that i’m not thinking of or i don’t know there, please, category way we had a question on our presentation about read it and that’s something about r e d d i t right? Yeah, and a lot of people are curious about it read it is, i think of it is like the wild west of the internet because there’s like not a lot of too many of those left. Yeah, there’s not a lot of best practices or guidelines for non-profits and in fact, i think the community doesn’t really like organizational users, so let’s explain what it is. Oh, read it is like aggregation site primarily for news or other current things, and it’s basically just a big list of links and it’s divided into thousands of tinier communities called subreddit it’s, which are like mitch interests and they’re part of the bigger side is a hole, okay? And please continue. You were talking about what the community expects her doesn’t yeah, i like there’s. The reddick community doesn’t really like organizational users, so they’re they’re sort of motto is that you, khun b, a reddit user who happens to work for an organisation, but they don’t like when an organization has has its own reddit user name s o the best way to engage on reddit is from a personal account, usually because you want to be engaging in other communities that aren’t just from your non-profit okay, excellent, obviously important to know you’ll be scorned before you even get started. Yeah, you khun get band! They wanted to quickly get bad, but it is a great place for i mean, we’ve seen huge amounts of traffic from reddit like other platforms, we can get it a couple hundred a couple thousand visits, but read it once we got ten thousand visits from read it in the night from one piece of contacts that because these subreddit sir so narrowly and closely defined that’s part of it it’s also just one of the biggest drivers of traffic on the internet. Now it is a huge site it’s been around, i believe, for about five years, i think, and there’s just so many people on there, and if you find the right subreddit that that corresponds with your mission and your non-profit they’re going to be really excited to see your content, okay, anything you want to add about read it well, i was just going to add that i thought. Emma was going to cover this. Someone in our presentation asked about snapchat and that’s, not just jenna. Did you have anything you want to head about? Ready? No. Okay, you go. Okay, please just go. Snapchat is keep a little order. You’re doing great. You’re not a kiss. Wait a little while, so you’ve got to rein it in. So snapchat is ah, very new platform and it’s used by much younger generations, but emma mentioned during our presentation that do something dot or gets doing a great job with snapchat. I don’t know if you want to talk about that more, but they’ve had they i remember reading encased anywhere they had, like a snapchat scavenger hunt on and there’s i believe the guy who’s running it is called the snap, stur he’s like really the pioneer of non-profits on snapchat but he was basically like snapping pictures of himself. It was around valentine’s day snapping pictures of himself around the city with different signs corresponding to what they were doing. And it was a really successful campaign. But yeah, i would love for you guys should look it up. Let’s do something that organ i’ve already had. A mole? Are you finger on? Artie’s been on twice? I’m talking about do something and also talking about t m i they’re consulting arm. Yeah, you know, we didn’t do snapchat. We didn’t. We didn’t explain what it is. Jenna, we haven’t heard from your recent you want to explain what snapchat is? Let me see if i can do this in a concise way. It is a photo sharing app that lets users share temporary photos meaning and i believe you can do video now on it tio lets users take a photo and basically you khun send it to your friend for three seconds for ten seconds and then after that it disappears. That’s snap and that’s what we think exactly, young people like it because it’s ephemeral, it’s like a conversation, right? I’ve seen it used a lot among young people. They share their reactions, so if someone sends a text will respond with the snapchat of their face making an emotion reaction. Teo now, right now i have a choice of if i want to share of the action i gotta choose between read it and he snapchat this is by then my reaction is dead? I’m overreacted already. I think you’re really working it and rises again that especially among millennials and even younger generations that, you know, just getting communications, just getting more visual so people want to see faces they want to engage with people s o text messaging isn’t even, you know, that’s might go away, people really want to communicate face-to-face andre uses nap jet as a vehicle to do so. Okay, excellent, i love that way just have, like two minutes left and we haven’t even talked about facebook or twitter yet. Ah, but i’m goingto since i like twitter a lot, i have a lot of fun with twitter, just like a minute and a half or so who wants to? I want to talk about zoho strategy for twitter? Go ahead, jessica. So twitter is a social networking platform that allows you just in tweets, which are one hundred forty characters long and no more hashtags are extremely popular on twitter it’s fact it’s critical where they originated, may allow you to engage in conversation outside of your immediate conversation that you’re having so you know, it’s common to see multiple hashtags and one tweet tagging users. Is really important if you want to be a part of the community and engage, you can geo tags so you can tie the location from what you’re tweeting, you can now video dirt. They just rolled out a video recording capability on twitter last week, so that’s really important to know. And then, just recently, it was announced that google is going to start searching twitter in their algorithm. So when you search something online, really that’s lee’s tweets, they’re gonna teach will be search results, tweets will be searchers. Oh my gosh, when does that start? Well, it says it’s in the process, last i heard so, but that was like two weeks ago, so it was probably an updated but twitters here to stay, and its growth has kind of slowed, but they’re rolling out these new capability. So, you know, it’s it’s going to be around it’s a great way for organizations just to be a part of a conversation, especially when tools like facebook are slowly becoming less effective for non-profits and other organizations. All right, excellent. We’re gonna leave it there, ladies. Thank you very much. Thanks. Durney on dh. My guests have been jessica williams, account director pritchard communications kayman chadband online outreach associate at p a i and jenna cerruti, account manager. Richard communications ladies. Thank you again very much. Thank you, tony. My pleasure. This is tony martignetti non-profit radio coverage of the non-profit technology conference. Thanks so much for being with us. Jessica williams is now independent. Consultant twenty six, two and ten and tc. Coming up. First opportunity collaboration. It is the single most productive week i have spent all year. And quote that’s. Gretchen wallace, founder and president. Global glass. Grass roots global grassroots. Dar for haiti, rwanda, uganda and yusa. Opportunity collaboration. It’s this weeklong unconference in x top of mexico for everyone who works in poverty alleviation. Ah, there are non-profits from around the world and you connect with people who can help you do your work wherever you are working there’s lots of free, unstructured time to meet people. Make friends figure out how you can help each other. You meet in the pool in the ocean, at the bar. Whatever you want to meet it’s in october i was there last year and i’m going again this year. Any sample ward coming up in? The second segment will be there this year. There are no plenary speakers. There’s, no power points. Every session is in a circle. Three hundred fifty people from around the world collaborating. If you work in poverty alleviation, you need to check it out. Opportunity collaboration, dot net non-profit radio was on the road for two and a half weeks. Oh, my gosh. I was in colorado springs, denver, phoenix, l a half moon bay, san francisco and portland. I met folks when i was in portland. I met the folks at km jozy in in salem, oregon. Of course our newest affiliate, the the program director there. Ah, dave, dave hammock. And then we went and went and met the centre for non-profit innovation. They’re going to be sharing this show. Also lots of very good things happening in the salem keizer, oregon area and then a new california affiliates i’m going to be coming on after they renovate their their sight on dh there in stanford. That is all i am permitted to say at this time i met a second new affiliate coming on in california and that is all i am permitted to say at this. Time in portland met up with amy sample ward also jim white, executive director of the non-profit association of oregon. They’re going to be carrying the show lots of fun in portland, as i mentioned on overall on outstanding two and a half week trip. Loved it. Lots of non-profit radio outreach there’s a video from portland at tony martignetti dot com. And that is tony’s take two for friday, twelfth of june twenty fourth show of the year. Here is amy sample ward from the non-profit technology conference. Provoc radio coverage of ntc fifteen the non-profit technology conference. We’re in austin, texas, at the convention center on day two. My guest now is amy sample ward. She is the ceo of and ten the non-profit technology network and the regular social media contributor. Two non-profit radio kayman sample ward. Welcome. Hi, it’s. Good to have in person. Yeah. It’s fun. I miss being in person. Thank you. Since you left new york city. Yeah, we are. We are each day. By the way, that noise was not non-profit radio sound system. That was the i’ll leave out my adjective. That was the sound system for intend so well that convention center, you know, it was definitely not intend on the convention center is setting something up. Okay on dh non-profit radio has high quality sound. The second day we are highlighting a swag item each each each interview, and we have appropriately hoesch stock and p tech socks for this for this interview with any sample ward ceo. So they’re the socks, and for those listening to the podcast, they’re green or mostly all green with little brighter green heel and toe and orange hashtag and pete hoexter love and and and ten on the other side. Oh, and intends on the other side, there’s intend on the second side. Let’s, get a picture of that also great socks. I’m gonna enjoy wearing these thank you. And we’re headed into the swag pile on day two. Welcome. Thank you. Thanks for thanks for coming on over to the show and i’m very glad it worked out. Well, you know, i’m doing like we did fourteen yesterday, my literally. And how many we have a today mersa eleven. We’re gonna leave twenty five interviews. That’s. Incredible. Yeah. That’s. Twelve and a half shows of. Yeah. And were they? And many of them were with multiple folks from the pictures. Oh, yeah, yeah. We have a panel of four today. They were like, yeah, well, so indian just in just three days of the conference. We have about three hundred speakers outstanding. So all right, you have a you have a great ten percent sample bilich more than i have to have more than ten percent of the yeah, that’s awesome. Um share some anti seat went fifteen stats. How many people are here? How many hotel don’t have? Okay, well, we sold out all of our blocks in six hotels like, two months ago. S o i’m sure we’re in lots of hotels and registrations. I’ll get the latest numbers tomorrow morning for the plenary. But where we’re pretty close to two thousand and cem stats i shared this morning at the plenary we’ve got forty seven states, sixteen countries cool. We have twenty four people here. Who? This is their tenth or mohr ntc. Oh, this has been going longer than i realized. Yeah. Somebody said two thousand seven was the first that’s wrong. Oh, no, the conference. It wasn’t called the ntc, but it was happening and that was the reason and ten was formed was to be the organization to maintain the convenience for this country was a community built around the events. Yes. Oh, excellent. We were just talking. I just had a panel of four. Even though we only have three mikes we started panel for on community built. That was exactly again. Your membership director? Yeah. Was part of it. Yes. So anton was formed in two thousand, so we normally use that as the kind of formalization of the conference. Because it, you know, after intend was formed, there was a riel process and, you know, support for an actual conference verses just smaller community convenience. And before that before that the community was still they were called round ups. They were still coming together, mostly regionally, people that worked in in non-profits or four non-profits you know, from the outside as technologists trying to say, please tell me i’m not the only person who does this, you know, and meeting up. And it was that community who said it’s not sustainable by ourselves to try and keep meeting up, you know, we need support and there needs to be something that’s organizing all of us and that’s when microsoft and certain in a well gave the initial funding and formed and ten and ten outstanding, the community was yes, the community that so and so so encouraging community building. Exactly built itself around exactly around an event, and it knew it needed mohr. Right? Exactly. Be sustainable. Yeah. Love it. Love it. Okay. Um, let’s, talk a little about in ten. Ok? If your opportunity to shout out it’s a very, very welcoming organization, you have tons of re sources and events and things for nonmembers. Let’s start with non members. Yeah, yeah, well, i think that we take being a c three fairly seriously. And we recognize that even though we have membership as a way of making sure we’re better able to know who’s in the community, what resource is they need have channels to communicate with them? You know, membership just gives us direct kind of entry toe all all of that data and knowing what to do programmatically. But like i said, we take being a c three. Seriously, we want everyone to access what we’re doing resource is we’re creating research that we’re doing and our mission isn’t just to serve members remember, our mission is that every non-profit will be able to use technology strategically, so that requires everything be as accessible as it can be. And it is not an organization on ly for technologists no let’s, dispel that myth. Go ahead, exactly. I mean, i think, you know, when we were formed it it probably felt much more technical because the community members that that were in the community, right and back in the nineties, ah lot of folks didn’t really think about technology and all of all of the departments of the organization, you know, we’re not everyone in the organization even had a computer necessarily. So now you know, many years later, everyone an organization is using email the web, you know, many of our our tools or software is actually up in the cloud. We have documents that were sharing so everyone needs to be using technology, whether that’s deep in the database or over here in html or whatever it is. So we want to make sure that everyone across an organization has access to knowledge and resource is but also to other people like them, people that have the same job is them in another organization, his most non-profits, you know, were small enough that there’s only one person that does that thing so it can feel really isolated. You know, i’m the only one that knows how to send a mass email from our system s o making sure people can connect with each other and other organizations to find that one person in the other organization we can complain together, but we can also, you know, help each other a lot, and a lot of this is also live meet ups. Yeah, they’re local clubs throughout the world, but you have international club. Yeah, yeah. So there’s a club in new york and you’ve even been all right? Yeah. So there’s club in new york for trial, and in portland, i tested google glass. Oh, how was that? Loved it. It was a while ago. Chris tuttle, you know, was was one of the beta testers selected by google, and i had fun with it. You know, i talked to it. You move your eyes and it did things. I don’t remember that part talking to it. I like the verbal commands, but yes, so i’ve been i’ve been a couple of times i’ve been another couple, yeah, yeah, so there’s there’s, tech clubs all across the u s, canada, poland, etcetera, okay, yeah, excellent. So that’s the online live ok, so now membership s so very open your worship, his membership is really cheap. Share share its membership. I try to avoid the word cheap because it it is valuable, jordan, it is affordable, affordable very because we want it. We don’t want the membership to be the barrier to this information. And like i said before, membership tow us isn’t the only way that we’re going to be a sustainable organization. Revenue wise. You know, membership tow us is really a way to say these were the people that get it. And these are the people that are committed to using technology. So if we have to make a decision between something we’ve randomly thought up on staff, you know, to do for our next report or something that group of members wants, we noted default to what the membership want, um, and it helps us plan and understand what we’re doing. Of course, there’s not just a couple members. There’s about ten thousand, so it’s not a small group of people to talk to. But it’s it’s, you know, smaller. Then i guess the rest of the world, if we were trying to listen to everyone and meghan in the session, she was in on community building made the point that there’s often surveying your equally survey. Okay, but all right, well, you won’t say cheap, but it’s really it’s really cheap. The low price. Okay, what is it for people who might like to be members? Yes. Oh, well, so the price is based on your operating budget. So it’s starts really low on dh goes up, but i don’t think the highest that it goes is about three. Fifty and that’s for organised for huge organization. Exactly, exactly. And it’s for unlimited staff. Fifty or seventy five dollars? Yeah, i know. You have to tell you a little. Hasn’t oh, it’s seventy five. You do know. Okay, your small organization, five hundred thousand volts boardmember yet every staff person could be a member of our organization. Not per person. Exactly. I won’t say that again. It’s per organization doesn’t matter how big or small you are. It’s, not per person. Yeah, very. Welcoming. Yeah, welcome. Okay. All right. And what? What can what can members expect beyond accessing resources in the membership category? So, of course you’re going to get discounted registration to conferences like the auntie si on and then our other conference, the leading change summit in the fall that is going to an annual now. Yet last year was the first. Last year was the first, and it did well, this leading change yet. And this year, we will be in washington dc in september, the thirteenth through the sixteenth. Okay, yeah. Leading changes. Cool, it’s. Like a little digression. Toby okay. What’s leading change summit about well, you know, we already talked about how the ntc has been going. Basically since sanson ten has been going and it’s exactly. And it’s space. Where really? I mean, every every kind of organization, every size of organization, all of the different technology providers, all the service roads. I mean, this is the conference for everybody and there’s currently, we looked at it this morning, seventeen sessions per times lot. You know, there’s, just so much that happens here and it’s really a place where people come because they want to. Meet people, they want to meet up with people they already know they want to find that person that can help them on, and they want to go to los lots of sessions. But that doesn’t mean that there’s a lot of time where you’re not talking to people going to different sessions, going around to all the different parties we wanted to create another space that let people who maybe didn’t necessarily need thio learn things in a session. They already had the ideas they just needed people to poke holes in those ideas or people tto give them the push they needed to really try it out. So the leading change seven unlike the ntc, with two thousand people leading change, summit has about a couple hundred three hundred people it’s purposely small because there are no sessions, it is ah facilitated process. So you come in with your ideas or your challenges or this thing that you’ve been driving you crazy and you don’t know how to get over it at your organization on through those three days have the opportunity to work with trained experts, facilitators and everyone else that’s there to say this is what? I want to do help me tear it apart. So i make it better. And the leading change summit ends with an idea accelerator, so people can formally throw out an idea. Have people joined their team and help make it better throughout the day? And at the end of the day, you can pitch for riel prices. So organizations, air receiving software, other technology they’re receiving. Probono branding probono strategic advice. All of those pieces come to projects that are voted on at the end of the day by everyone in the room, so that they can really become riel. Okay, leading change, some it’s going to washington, dc. When, when is it? September thirteen through sixteen okay. Like what you’re hearing a non-profit radio tony’s got more on youtube, you’ll find clips from stand up comedy tv spots and exclusive interviews catch guests like seth gordon. 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Duitz now back to back to what we’re talking about, teo members have lower rates on both of the conferences and of course, on the way we do online educational programs, webinars and community calls all year and for members, those air either free or fifty percent off every time, and then members also always have free access to our research little known fact or or rarely used member benefit is that in ten members for research that’s done in house it entin so not necessarily our partner reports, but reports that we collect and analyze all the data members can have access to the raw data to run their own analysis if they want to do their own, you know report or they want to compare their organisations data against the report data, alright, yeah and then of course, there’s online community groups we call him community practice, we have the tech clubs we talked about, they’re just you know, any any idea that community has for away that will bring people together or create more resources for others? We’re all ears were happy to create those things that’s outstanding us a little more about the communities of practice? Sure. Very diverse subset of communities. Oh, yeah, and they’re their community lead, so we don’t necessarily say there should be a community of practice on this topic and we just create it instead, we wait for a community member to say they want to have that community, and we encourage them to have at least one other co leader so that you don’t feel like you know you’re on you. Yeah, they have two people do it myself exactly, and so there’s normally too. I think one of the communes of practice of it has five organizer’s and they have an online group. Some of them have a weekly twitter chat that’s public, some of them have monthly community calls, phone calls where people call in, others do full webinars really self directed. I’m totally self directed, we we provide those platforms so you’re using and tens webinar platform so you don’t have to pay for it is a community group where our phone line, whatever, and we of course help with promotion or making sure people know about the community of practice and like you said, super wide range there’s community of practice for women and technology there’s a community of practice for people who use droop a ll as a web platform. So you know, everything in between there was some conversation about starting one in podcasting. Yes, there was on the show that yeah. And you have been hearing? Yeah, that was from a listener. But then you had been getting some interest. Independent? Yeah. Did. Did a podcasting community practice get started? I what i remember is that i think they were going to start after the ntc s. I think so, folks, we’re going to try and meet up here in person. Yeah, but there’s definitely. Maybe maybe people are taking your lead. They like this on ly audio thing on. They want to meet up. They want to start making them from them. Certainly do. Well, podcasting xero latto getting a lot of popular press now. Yeah, i’ve been doing it for a half year. Exactly. I feel like an early adopter. Finally, somebody right. Finally sides. Great hair early, which i have sixteen. I had a past you patch of gray here, right? Right here on my left temple. Really? Sixteen years old. Yeah, i got but so aside from that now i’ve actually, early adopted something by choice. Write what i know. Yes, i love the audio format. Although we brought video to ntc. Yes, of course. Way i found a great local videographer. Okay, i’ll shut him out. West shepherd, he’s our videographer and and you know multi-channel yeah, because i’m always i’m most thing to you advice exam often encouraging multi-channel engagement. Exactly what’s your own what’s your own history and end ten going back before membership director when i first knew you when you first joined this show. Yeah, membership director what’s your own history. I’ve been and ten member for many years i was part of the community i actually used to be based before new york, and before london, i was back in portland and started the portland tech club that actually still exist today. However, many years later, oh yeah, i was still been organized, so i started that grew back in two thousand seven in portland, and then a year later moved to london, started the tech club, they’re moved to new york, helped with the tech club it was already going, and then when i moved back to portland in summer twenty thirteen, helped again with the portland tech club, even though i’ve been all these years and whole, you know, cycles of organizer’s had gone through and yeah, it was pretty cool to see there was still going, and the communities can use your baby. Yeah, what year was that? Portland you started two thousand seven. I started the club. Okay, that was really your beginning of ah, of having a membership did you know i was already a member, but that’s when i had my, you know, kind of formal active role because i was an organizer tell me more about, um, what are the types of events are there you? Uh, yeah, we have lots of different i mean, we we gravitate towards online things just because they’re more accessible, he doesn’t you don’t to fly anywhere you want to pay for a hotel, you know? So we do a lot that’s online or we try and make things accessible online. So, you know, the ntc has thirty sessions recorded and uploaded for people who aren’t here, but we also have what we call labs, and they’re you know, they’re not a full conference or just one day, and they normally have a capacity of only forty or fifty people, but they’re on all day we or shop hands on doing doing in a really strategy or planning work. So we’ll walk you through how to create your evaluation plan. How do you go from knowing what your mission is to what happens to be in your database to what should be in your database and what you want to be measuring? Or how do you create a campaign plan? You know, those kinds of things will do those in labs on we have to think we have about eight of them this year. We’ve already had one that was on technical project management. That sounds a little nerdy, but it was saying, you know, even if you’re not, even if you’re not techie, if you’re going to do a website redesign, how do you how long does that handle? What? How much does it cost? I mean, how do you how do you know how? T exactly? Yeah, eso we do labs, we have the conferences, but i i’m always really impressed just to go back to community practice again by the diversity of those events, you know? I kind of mentioned it, but we have a group that organizes twitter chats every week. It takes a lot of work to organize a twitter channel, you know, and they’re doing that as volunteers every week, and then we have community calls or people call in there’s one for, um forget what they’re called. They changed their name technology managers is basically anyone in organization who you know feels like they’re managing all the systems on bail, they haven’t open calm. People call in and just ask, you know, i need a new ticketing help desk what it was everybody used, you know, and they just kind of crowd source answers for each other every month on dh the droop a ll group i mentioned they have webinars because they take turns literally sharing their screen and showing each other how to fix code, how to install modules. I mean, it’s, just so sharing, you know, it’s such a great spirit that then when we think we’re going to put on a workshop, yeah, we here take everything because you’re probably going to go do this workshop tomorrow better than we did it today, you know, just take it run with it you’re coming up on your two year anniversary, you know june’s jones, your two year anniversary? Yeah. Any aah! No, no lessons learned or something. You you’re willing to share about being good moving from staff position membership director tio the ceo. I don’t know. I kind of can’t believe that it will be two years in j remember what it was? I know, you know, i feel like it’s time flies, right? But i think it’s i think it’s really great. I mean, i am so proud of how much this small number of staff have done in, you know, now, whatever eleven, eleven counting me. So tio have, you know, put on two conferences. You know, this one that we’re at now in last year with over two thousand people and everything else that way around, like it just feels so cool to be a part of that team where magic is happening. That’s an example of the smart use of technology, you use a lot of shared documents. Unconference sisto conferencing, right? Exactly. Docks? Yes, because we also have two staff who are remote, so they’re not in the office we can’t just rely on is there, some way we remote, so we we’ve kind of changed our processes that we just don’t you know, you don’t have a meeting unless you have a hangout video or skype video, something going that khun lupin, who else is not in the room on dh? You know, everything we do were taking notes in live documents so that they can be shared with people. Andi just made that kind of daily practice of howto work with staff has made events like this really easy because you don’t have things sk world away on just one computer, you know, everything’s living in the cloud staff are used to having to use collaborative apse on their phone to post an update to everybody, you know, things like that where it just makes live events so seamless because we know how to communicate with everybody. We know where the resource is live, all of that you’re not standing example of the use of technology on and nonprofit organizations. I mean, we feel like we have to be right. You are, should you and you are in fact walking the walk. Awesome that’s great to hear we have. We have high expectations. For ourselves. Amy sample ward she’s the ceo of intend the non-profit technology network, monthly contributor in social media to non-profit radio and a good friend. You know i love are you come on the two hundred fiftieth show. Yeah. Way okay. Yes. 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Nonprofit Radio for July 19, 2013: Relationships & Tumblr Tactics

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Maria Cuomo Cole: Relationships

Maria Cuomo Cole, philanthropist and board chair of HELP USA, shares the professional value of all her relationships (including her mom!) and how they’ve helped her and HELP USA succeed. We talked at the June meeting of Executive Women in Nonprofits, part of the NY Society of Association Executives (NYSAE).

 

 

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Amy Sample Ward: Tumblr Tactics

Amy Sample Ward, our social media contributor, co-author of “Social Change Anytime Everywhere” and CEO of NTEN explains the value of micro-blog site Tumblr, how to decide whether you should be in, and how to get started.

 

 
 


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