2009 Nonprofit Social Media Recap

We are excited about where Social Media will take us in 2010 – but even more stoked about watching your organizations’ take it up. Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s look to Beth Kanter, Nonprofit Social Media Goddess (okay, full disclosure, we heart her:) for a 2009 recap, from her recent post,

Five Social Media Fundraising Trends for 2009:

“Over the past six months, I’ve been collaborating on a book with Allison Fine, titled “The Networked Nonprofit”  and we’ve been sifting through stories, research, and seeing many patterns. So for this post,  I’d like to share 5 fundraising trends that we saw emerging in 2009 related to fundraising and social media and that will most definitely continue to have impact in 2010.”  – Beth Kanter

We look forward to what 2010 will bring, but we’d like to pause a moment and reflect on where Nonprofit Social Media has taken us in 2009.

In August 2009, the Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center kicked off our Social Networking is Social Series with 4 programs about basic Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and Google use for nonprofits. Our blogging program in May also served as a sort of launch for this Resource Page (using a blog platform) and you’ve taken to the medium as a way to filter nonprofit resources and information.

Coinciding with our recent Video Blogging Series with ACPL’s Melissa Kiser, we’re posting videos here and looking forward to creating more fun, informative podcasts over the next year.

Even our daily reference work with each of your organizations suggests that Nonprofit Social Media use has taken hold in Northeast Indiana.

We can’t wait to see what your organizations do with Social Media over the next 12 months and we’re happy to learn right along with you.

2 thoughts on “2009 Nonprofit Social Media Recap

  1. Thanks, Brian! I appreciate your positive feedback and am encouraged that you find the information here helpful:) We aim to serve nonprofits in Northeast Indiana and discovered that your org is in Pennsylvania, so we’re stoked that you found us.

    Check out this list to find your local Foundation Center Cooperating Collection, where you will get access to many resources, including the Foundation Directory Online – a powerful grants database. http://foundationcenter.org/collections/ccpa.html
    If you’re ever in our neck of the Midwest, please stop in!


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