A list of the essential articles that I posted to Twitter from January 3, 2010 – January 9, 2010. This week’s categories: Nonprofit Strategy & Governance; Internet, Social Media & Fundraising; Israel Economy & Nonprofits; and Potpourri.
Tizku LeMitzvot [May you continue to merit doing good deeds],
Nonprofit Strategy & Governance
Thinking of collaborating with other NPOs? Ask these 8 fundamental questions first, from NPTimes. http://ow.ly/SE1t
“Working with Foundations: Never Take Support for Granted,” & how to react when that support shrinks. http://ow.ly/Tk6m
RT @Network4Good: Despite Weak Economy, Online Giving Strong.http://ow.ly/T8SK // Should these numbers influence fundraising strategy?
Collaboration & consolidation are year’s mega-trends. Some ways they will crop up.http://ow.ly/UCKp via @Philanthropy
Importance of brand (& competition) monitoring. Story of NPO that was “brandjacked” by @stevedrake on@askdebra http://ow.ly/T6v3
Internet, Social Media & Fundraising
RT @socialcitizen RT @kanter: “Last chance to donate” emails have stopped. Why no “First chance to donate in 2010″ emails? // Amen!
RT @kanter: RT @mashable HOW TO: Do Good on Twitter http://bit.ly/TRLb5
4 Fundamentals to help raise more money with your newsletter http://ow.ly/T7aY via@LJacobwith #fundraising #nonprofits
RT @askdebra: “11 Simple Stats You Must Measure On Your Facebook Page”http://ow.ly/T7RP via @HeidiEKMassey@johnhaydon
->@TechSoup: Guide to SMS for Social Change: How mobile tech can promote your NPO. http://ow.ly/TrTp via @nptechblogs
RT @nonprofitorgs: 3 iPhone Apps that Every Nonprofit Needs to Know About.http://ow.ly/TrYa // Don’t own an iPhone, but apps look great.
Can the location-based social network Foursquare help nonprofits? Some NPOs are being super innovative http://ow.ly/TseN
RT @HilzFuld: Are you on Linkedin? Here are “Ten Steps to Maximize your LinkedIn Network” http://is.gd/5RvG2
Increase online donations! // RT@Michael_Hoffman: Optimizing landing pages for fundraising. http://ow.ly/UBCG
How Social Media can help NPOs with donations, volunteers, & spreading the word. http://ow.ly/UBPq via@nptechblogs
Israel Economy & Nonprofits
New blog post: “Rise, Knight of the Nonprofit Round-Table” http://ow.ly/TEu9
Haaretz: Israel kicked off its version of “Cash for Cunkers” this past weekend. http://ow.ly/Sc9A
RT @jtanews: Can tax-deductible donations fund settlement construction? http://ow.ly/THSw // Repercussions aside of donations to Israel
Things are looking up: Fischer to soon raise 2010 Israel’s growth forecast.http://ow.ly/UBAr via @Israel_News
UK Banks Vote to Phase Out Paper Checks—Will the US Follow? http://ow.ly/Se1H
Great analysis: How much pay is “too much” for a bailed-out bank exec (little long but well worth it) http://ow.ly/SbZJ
Awesome! A visual take on how Americans give charity. “Charity: Who Cares?”http://ow.ly/Se8l via @eJPhil
USA consumer, save yourself money! Type a PIN when using debit card instead of signing the receipt. http://ow.ly/T6fd
Doing Charity is Healthy: Giving to others may have direct health benefits to the giver.http://ow.ly/T6Fq
Top reason to smile at a passing stranger: it will increase his or her good samaritan behavior. http://ow.ly/UBx8