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November 20, 2009

Hats off to you, Minnesota | Weekly Roundup

  • Three cheers for e-philanthropy! During their “Give to the Max Day” campaign, GiveMN raised over 14 million dollars online in twenty-four hours for Minnesota nonprofits. Even the recession can’t keep Minnesotan donors down.
  • If your organization has a Facebook page, get excited–you can now target your page’s updates to appear only to fans in a specific geographic area or who speak a specific language. Could be especially handy if you’re working with a multilingual online community, or if your organization has regional offices.
  • The social web is all about sharing–tweeting interesting links, posting funny videos on Facebook, you name it. But you may be surprised to hear that even in the age of the status update, email and instant messaging are still the most popular ways to share links and information. Jason Falls takes a look at the data from some popular sharing widgets on Social Media Explorer blog.
  • Thinking of applying for a Google Grant? No time like the present. Google’s just rejigged the approval process to make it faster and easier for your nonprofit to set up an account and start driving traffic to your lovely website.
  • The turkey isn’t on the table yet, but seasonal decorations just appeared on my street. I guess it must be time for holiday shopping. Luckily, Nonprofit Tech 2.0 has compiled a list of nonprofit holiday gift programs, so you can give gifts and do good in the same click.

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