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Link Roundup 1/17

How Transparency Can Help You Succeed on Twitter

Image credit: Peter Cagnacci In his book Tweet Naked, online marketing expert and Social Media Firm CEO Scott Levy provides the critical information entrepreneurs need to craft a social media strategy that will boost their brand and their business.

5 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long

Most of us work long hours: 40, 50 or even 60 hours each week. But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits and ill-designed time management, we're only churning out high-quality work a portion of each day.

The 10 Necessary Steps Before Launching Your Fundraising Plan

Natasha Golinsky is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub and is the Founder of Next Level Nonprofits-an online training company dedicated to equipping new nonprofit Executive Directors with the skills and support they need to enjoy successful, sustainable and satisfying careers.

LinkedIn Launches 'Volunteer Marketplace'

Mark Hrywna - January 16, 2014 Nonprofits can now leverage the more than 250 million members of LinkedIn to find volunteers with the launch this week of the LinkedIn Volunteer Marketplace. Members can locate skill-based volunteer opportunities and nonprofit board positions while nonprofits can access an online network of 250 million professionals worldwide to find people who are interested in giving their time.

For high school dropouts, running a social enterprise is an alternative

Five years ago, Toronto District School Board (TDSB) teacher Craig Morrison started a half-school, half-business program called the Oasis Skateboard Factory (OSF) to keep teens interested in school. Unlike traditional schooling, which leaves some students feeling alienated and unfulfilled, the skateboard company allows students to gather credits while building a successful brand.

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.

Practical Visionary: Dorothy Everett video

The woman behind the newly endowed Dorothy E. Everett Chair for Global Information and Social Entrepreneurship and manger of the Everett Program, previously GIIP, at University of California at Santa Cruz. Directed, Produced, Edited by Sienna Thorgusen and Katie Roper

7 ways nonprofits can use Jelly

Last week, Twitter cofounder Biz Stone announced Jelly, a new social network that's basically the lovechild of Quora and Instagram. People take pictures and ask questions about the pictures, and then the answers are provided by other users. But how can nonprofits use this new service?

The untapped potential of buying social

As demand for ethical products grows, consumers are also keener to support social change through their purchases Guardian Professional, Did you "buy social" this Christmas?

What's in Store for 2014?

What's in store for 2014 for nonprofits? Kimbia's Miriam Kagan writes that 2014 will bring a mix of old new. Their top 5 predictions for nonprofits in 2014 are: 1) CRM maturation-we've got it, now how do we use it?

Twitter / giipucsc: F. Nightengale summed up the ...

F. Nightengale summed up the #SocEnt spirit in this pic/quote #50voicesSocEnt

One Key Metric in Google Analytics for Nonprofits

A vital aspect of creating a measurement plan in Google Analytics for nonprofits is understanding what your Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of success are. Here's how to determine KPIs of success for your nonprofit: Set up Google Analytics for your organization's website.

Santa Cruz Tech Beat

Editor's note: The following feature by Marcus Cisneros, Senior at Watsonville High School, is about the trip he and classmate Morelia Lopez took to Washington, D.C. to represent a group of local students honored last December as Video Game Innovation Fellows by the Entertainment Software Association and Hispanic Heritage Foundation's Leaders on the Fast Track...

Branding: The next and final frontier

The New Lexicon of Fundraising Part 8 "Love is friendship caught on fire." Northern Exposure One of the core lessons of leadership and management is that people can only take so much change. So, on the basis that we have come to the last of an eight-part blog series to define a ...

Vancouver accelerator names 5 social enterprises to join 2014 cohort

Photo: Brian Howell/UBC. Left to right: Shaun Strobel (Director), Emma Holmes (Operations Manager...

Courage and Conviction: Eric's Story

As a Global Fellow, Junko Tashiro traveled to Ghana to launch Copa Connect, a social venture aimed at integrating smallholder rice farmers into the value chain. Through Eric's story, Junko illustrates the power of courage, conviction, and effort.

Supporting Nonprofit Capacity: Three Principles for Grantmakers

As the demand for services from nonprofits continues to rise in communities everywhere, more funders are recognizing capacity building as a critical way to support strong organizations that are equipped to rise to the challenge.

Nonprofits: How To Ask Engaging Questions On Facebook

How can you encourage your nonprofit's supporters to participate in lively discussions about important issues on Facebook? Ask questions. While asking questions to your organization's fans on Facebook is an easy way to generate discussions about your group's causes, many organizations still struggle with crafting questions that elicit many responses.