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Link Roundup 12/18

Daily roundup of links shared via @giipucsc on Twitter

In season: Social investment tax reliefs

In the UK, there was much interest ahead of the Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement yest...

How To Optimize Images For Twitter In-Stream Preview [50 Free Images]

Twitter recently launched several updates to improve user experience. Tweets containing pictures now show a cropped image preview directly in your Twitter streams. The platform also makes it easier for you to favourite, retweet and reply to a tweet directly within your timeline.

25 Things that Make You Look Dumb on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of those social networks you may feel a bit unsure about. You might even be asking yourself, "How can this site help me grow my small business?" LinkedIn is recognized as the professional social network. It's a place where people in all industries can go to build relationships with their colleagues and demonstrate their experience and expertise.

The Global Information Internship Program

The Global Information Internship Program (GIIP, pronounced "jeep") is a fabulous program at UCSC, which allows undergraduates to fund and work on projects they are passionate about in the areas of global social justice and sustainability. This video helps to explain more about GIIP, so students can find out how to get more involved.

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Listening & Nonprofit Storytelling

http://www.spiral16.com This is an updated version of the Social Media for Nonprofits: Listening, Setting Goals, Storytelling presentation from Spiral16's marke

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Link Roundup 12/17

Listly List - Link Roundup 12/17 - More Mobile Phones in Uganda than Light Bulbs Stat Uncovered | mark: my words, Creating an Automated Custom Tweet Archive with IFTTT, Time for a Philanthropy Revolution in China, Facebook Algorithm Update Cracks Down on Memes in the Name of "Quality" Content, The Nonprofit Marketing Personas Workbook [FREE DOWNLOAD], Taking action: WEF launches 'learning exchange' on impact investing, Is Your Nonprofit Marketing to Boomers Effectively?

Game Changer: Facebook Launches New 'Donate' Button for Nonprofits

Facebook is believed to be the most effective social media platform for nonprofits, according to a recent study by the Content Marketing Institute. While there have been many attempts to provide organizations with an easy way to take donations on Facebook, the adoption of functionality has been slow.

5 Biggest Social Media Lessons of 2013

for Bloomberg It was a big year for social media. Twitter made its successful debut on the stock market while Facebook recovered from its troubled IPO a year earlier. We also saw the launch of Vine, the rise of Snapchat and the acceptance of social media by the SEC, which said public companies could use these sites to disclose information.

Twitter / Meticulon: End of the first official ...

End of the first official assessment.. welcome to our first batch of 'Meticulons'! #autismemployment pic.twitter.com/yrcYJzOlLf

Three Things Every Nonprofit Should Do in 2014

Imagine this: You run a small- to mid-sized nonprofit, and you're about to close out your year. It's well into the middle of the month of December, and things have gone really well. You're in the midst of your most successful campaign ever, and this year you've grown your constituency by twofold.

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I'm delighted to share with you today a wonderful success story from our Volunteer Program. UC Santa Cruz students who participated in our volunteer pilot project- proofreading textbooks for our Bookshare collection-have done a fantastic job proofreading over a short period of time three entire textbooks!

2014 Cause Awareness Days

Launching online fundraising campaigns around cause awareness days is good strategy. Social network communities are highly responsive to giving and promoting your nonprofit's cause on cause awarene...

3 Reasons To Incorporate Volunteers With Your Tech

Volunteers are often the unsung heroes of the nonprofit sector. The Third Sector Today originally talked about a volunteer's importance, and how incorporating them into your tech strategy can pay dividends. Americans volunteered 7.9 billion hours in 2011, and according to the Independent Sector, each one of those hours are worth approximately $22.14, saving nonprofits ...

One Small Step for Privacy, One Giant Leap Against Surveillance

Today, the 193 members of the United Nations General Assembly unanimously approved a UN privacy resolution entitled "The right to privacy in the digital age."

Hope for Daisy

Daisy Ramirez needs our help. On Saturday, December 14, while walking home from a long day of studying for her first college finals, Daisy was hit by a motorist. She was severely injured and rushed to the hospital where she arrived with many broken bones and major head trauma.

The Single Most Important Habit of Successful Entrepreneurs

In his book No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs , business coach and consultant Dan Kennedy reveals the steps behind making the most of your frantic, time-pressured days so you can turn time into money. In this edited excerpt, the author describes the one habit you should adopt--and stick to without fail--if you want to be successful.

How To Optimize Images For Twitter In-Stream Preview [50 Free Images]

Twitter recently launched several updates to improve user experience. Tweets containing pictures now show a cropped image preview directly in your Twitter streams. The platform also makes it easier for you to favourite, retweet and reply to a tweet directly within your timeline.