Idealware’s Social Media decision guide

Idealware, a nonprofit dedicated to helping nonprofits make smarter decisions, has created a guide to help nonprofits learn how to use social networking tools.  From their website:

Social media can be useful to your organization… but how useful?  For what?  What tangible results are people seeing from it?  Created in partnership with the New Organizing Institute, the Decision Guide walks you through a step-by-step process to decide what social media channels make sense for your organization via a workbook, guide, and the results of more than six months of research.

The Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide includes a self assessment worksheet and tons of helpful information on choosing tools.  Download the guide here.

Also, make sure to check out our own Activities to Tools worksheet, created to help your group match available online tools to your needs and goals.

Social networks taking over email?

When it comes to online communications, social networking has huge communities of people sharing information with each other. And its rise comes as people question email’s effectiveness—are social networks replacing email as a communications channel? In short, no. But that doesn’t mean social networking is an insignificant trend.  Check out Idealware for the complete article.

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