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4 Ways Non-Profits Can Jump Into Google+

Published by pratyushkp on August 17th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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Post from Mashable Authered by Zoe Fox

If you and your non-profit have steered clear of Google+ during its “people only” phase, now is a good time to reconsider. Yes, your Facebook and Twitterpresences are still important — and will continue to be — but the new social network in town has lots of great features you can take advantage of right now.

While Google publicly announced that group and business pages are imminent, non-profits should not wait to wet their feet. Non-profit social media consultant Beth Kanter recommends communications staff spend 15 minutes each day dabbling in the new network.

We asked non-profit staff for their best practices experimenting with Google+ and their hopes for the future of the new social network. Here are four ways non-profits can make the most of the growing network.

Facebook Launches Non-Profit Resource Center

Published by pratyushkp on May 30th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

Facebook is launching a resource center to help non-profits use the social network. The site will include educational materials, tutorials and a downloadable non-profit guide geared toward raising awareness and funds for causes specifically through the social network.

A “Get Started” section offers quick tips on how to create a Facebook Page and explains how to set up events and use discussion boards to connect with an audience. The Guide has more general advice like “Be Personal and Educational” or “Use Tools to Increase Relevance” along with mini-spotlights on Facebook features such as targeted ads and Like boxes.

The Resource Center will also include a spotlight section for successful non-profits and a success stories app where Facebook will showcase best practices and try to build a community around shared stories and advice. The main news feed features regular non-profit news and announcements, and the Resource Center has already tapped companies like (RED), UNICEF-USA and to share their success stories and experience with the community.

The resource center is clearly meant to provide non-profits tools, but it’s also a sign that Facebook is taking social good seriously. Facebook has been a home to online philanthropy for some time, but it is not the only game in town. It would be nice to see Facebook expand its resource center the same way that Google did with its non-profit page. It’s important from a business perspective to establish Facebook as a hub for non-profits online, but ultimately the cause — and social good — should come first.

The page has already raked in more than 410,000 Likes and only seems to be growing. Has social good hit the mainstream? Should more companies create resource centers? Let us know in the comments.

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Former WikiLeaks Partners to Start Openleaks

Published by pratyushkp on February 15th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

With the big brother closing in on beleaguered WikiLeaks architect Julian Assange, his former partners at the project are deserting him for a similar project. Christened Openleaks, the new non-profit organisation is founded by the former associates of Assange at WikiLeaks. The erstwhile partners claim, on the condition of anonymity, that Assange’s high-handed approach is what made them break off into a separate entity.

Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter quoted one of the founders, “As a short-term goal, this is about completing the technical infrastructure and ensuring that the organization continues to be democratically governed by all its members, rather than limited to one group or individual.” The ex-partners claim Assange’s personal problems disrupted WikiLeaks from its goals. They contended that his experiences from the past were motivating his autocratic approach in pursuing issues without taking the collective into consideration.

In a clear departure from WikiLeaks’ ethos, Openleaks will not directly publish the exposes. It will instead pass on the same to independent media entities. Openleaks intends to position itself as a neutral mediator with no political agenda. According to them, this will shield them from government wrath. The basic idea behind the move is to place the burden of editing and authenticating the information to third parties. The governments and other entities at the receiving will then have to contend with the independent media, which Openleaks believes would be more resilient against such pressures.

  • WikiLeaks defectors launching OpenLeaks in protest of methods used by Julian Assange [TNW Media] (
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  • Former WikiLeaks Colleagues Forming New Web Site, OpenLeaks (
  • Silicon Alley Insider: WikiLeaks Defector Explains What’s Wrong With WikiLeaks And Why He’s Creating A New Site Called “OpenLeaks” (
  • OpenLeaks-WikiLeaks Smackdown Reveals Theft and Foul Play in Leak Land (
  • Openleaks to be Launched by Former WikiLeaks Staff (
  • WikiLeaks Employee Defects to Start OpenLeaks (
  • Former WikiLeaks Colleagues Forming New Web Site, OpenLeaks – New York Times (
  • OpenLeaks Founder ‘Crippled’ WikiLeaks (
  • A WikiLeaks Split: Openleaks.Org to Launch Site Soon (
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