Donations as Revenue: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Episode 2 of monetizing online communities looks at donations – an overlooked revenue stream and the social media tools that enable donations online. Donations play very much into the socailized aspect of money transfer. Donations. PayPal Donations.

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Chocolate Guinness Cake and Disaster Relief Donations

Nancy White

If you like the cake, the idea, the beer – whatever – donate to help the good folks of Japan who are suffering so much from the earthquake, Tsunami and nuclear challenges. I’ve copied in a list of donation options for you.

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Libraries to accept food bank donations as fines

Neighbourhoods

Trust ordinary people in the north to have worked this out: library users in St Helens are being given the option of paying any overdue fines with donations to food banks instead of cash.

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Please Donate to Help Nepal’s Earthquake Victims

Full Circle Associates

Just sayin… Next of course, my attention went to the question of “Where to donate?” I received several emails from charities that I already support that do work in the area. I donated to Save the Children. This sparked a few other recommendations from friends about where to donate. So, I shared it on my wall tagging friends , many of whom re-shared the post, and made a donation. via Please Donate to Help Nepal’s Earthquake Victims Now | Beth’s Blog.

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Tweeting of purchases is a plug that money can’t buy – Social Media ROI Monetization

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Because people who participate in donations, fundraising and not-for-profits know each other, Just Giving discovered that if a donor shared the link, 6 per cent of clicks coming through that link would donate and that one share is worth about $8 in donations.

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Memorial Service for Jeff Stamps

Endless Knots

Memorial service for Jeff Stamps 10:30 AM, Wed, June 15, 2011 First Unitarian Society of Newton 1326 Washington Street, West Newton, MA Burial immediately following at Newton Cemetery In lieu of flowers, donations please: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or Tibet.

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Buying Local – Stuff I’m Thinking About

Hildy Gottlieb

The cashier asks, “Would you like to donate to a fund to keep our local health-food store alive?”. A window pops up, asking, “Would you like to donate 5% of your total to keep a local bookstore in your hometown going strong?”. Donating is supporting those stores in theory. “I

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SharePoint Saturday (Washington DC): Charity Food Drive Contest

Michael Sampson - Currents

Donate canned food to benefit local charities. You can bring your donations to SharePoint Saturday DC on May 2, 2009. You can still donate and participate in the contest. Just send in your donations to the address listed on the left side of the page, email us and notify us of your donation. Top 20 people to donate the most canned food can spend an hour with your choice of participating SPS DC Speaker.

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A lot "More Than Words"

Endless Knots

Funded by a mix of bookstore revenues, donations, and grants, the. Inspiring story by Megan Woolhouse in today's Boston Globe, "Building resumes, rebuilding lives," about More Than Words, the Waltham, MA, bookstore that employs teens as they learn about business. Books

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Blogging to raise funds for wildlife conservation

Joitske Hulsebosch

He asked for donations on his blog: "100% of your donation, minus only a small bank fee, will go directly to the work of the Mara Conservancy.". The blog raised $40,000 from donations in March 2008, his facebook page drew about $2,000.

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Images from the New Orleans Saints Victory Parade

Portals and KM

Various Mardi Krewes donated floats to help with the effort. I have been watching the parade via streaming video form the NOLA.com site. In the first one you can see Drew Brees (number 9) holding the Lombardi trophy at the top of the float.

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Wonderwebby Microfinance request

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

It’s for @Wonderwebby ’s Filipino Women’s Trust Bank (WonderWebby is Jasmin Tragas ): “If just 250 people donate $20 each this week then a community of up to 30 Filipino womenvcurrently living in poverty will immediately commence a two year journey, creating small businesses and meeting weekly to support one another and learn new skills - imagine that!!&#. . Donate now. However much you dollars you donate, your friends may add collectively more!

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What is the Value of a Tweet or Facebook Fan?

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

933 : the number of donations from people who clicked on ‘like’ links in Facebook. 6% of visitors from ‘liked’ links on Facebook end up donating. On average, six ’ likes’ are needed for one donation (the ratio of ‘likes’ to actual donations is 6:1).

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Time for action

Viv Mcwaters

Donate money. Donate our expertise. If you’d like to donate any expertise you have please leave a comment. What a difference a day makes. Many thousands of Victorians did not have a good weekend. They now face the devastation of bush fires that swept the State on Saturday in extraordinarily hot weather, fuelled by gale force winds. Whole townships have been destroyed, and many, many lives lost. It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed and hopeless.

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Educating the under-privileged

Jenny Connected

It is a not-for-profit organization which relies entirely on donations, grants and fund-raising for its existence. As well as relying on donations for its existence, the school also relies on volunteers. Please forward this post to anyone who you think might be interested in working in this Indian School for 6 months, or who might be willing to provide a donation.

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What to do with all that Halloween candy

Endless Knots

Kids can even write a letter to send along with their donations. Spotted this poster in a pediatrician's office in Brooklyn last Thursday. Instead of freezing all that sugar -- or in a fit of capitulation letting the kids make themselves sick -- consider this. Scantlebury Orthodontics.

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Social Media and Village Crisis Comms – Local Gov Councils and Emergency Services #NSWFires

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Crowdsourcing donations was something that everyone took on – we along with many others dropped off bags and boxes of donations at the Springwood Country Club and after speaking to the coordinator I tweeted out requests for kids clothing, hats, shoes and cot sheets.

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Helping You Get Up in the Morning - the Shredder Clock

Michael Sampson - Currents

Other alarm clock inventions force you to feed them money before they’ll shut up, or automatically donate to charities that you hate until you get out of bed, but this one lets you see your money going to waste.

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Online Community Premium Membership Program Examples

Managing Communities

These programs are not charity or donations. photo credit: Condor.com Premium memberships can be a great way to monetize an online community. They allow loyal members to pay for extras on a community they already enjoy and appreciate. The best ones offer value that members want to pay for that goes beyond the good feeling [.]. Generating Revenue

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Helping Changemakers Create More Impact

Hildy Gottlieb

Donate here. Donate here. Donate here. By clicking through to donate to the scholarship fund, you will be giving a changemaker the tools to create significantly better results in their communities. Donate here.

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Educating the under-privileged

Jenny Connected

It is a not-for-profit organization which relies entirely on donations, grants and fund-raising for its existence. As well as relying on donations for its existence, the school also relies on volunteers. Please forward this post to anyone who you think might be interested in working in this Indian School for 6 months, or who might be willing to provide a donation.

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Why Networks Matter (emergency or not)

Nancy White

If you need a place to donate, consider organizations like Haiti Partners – not just today, but in the coming months and years. Watch this video from John Engle, someone I know peripherally from the Open Space facilitators network, about the work he is doing in Haiti, post earthquake.

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Facilitators helping with bushfires recovery

Viv Mcwaters

In an earlier post I asked for anyone who was willing to donate time and/or skills for the community recovery process following the recent devastating bush fires here in Victoria. My friend Anne Pattillo had the same idea with members of IAP2 (International Association of Public Participation). We’ve been overwhelmed with offers. Thank you. We’ve created a group site to bring us all together. Go to here to join if you can help in any way.

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Somers Relay For Life

Collaborative Thinking

We are also reaching out to our family, friends, and other people in our lives for a donation. You can make a gift by following the links to either Meagan’s or Rachael’s personal donation page. Information on how to make an offline (postal mail) donation can be found here.

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How to Serve Government A Shitstorm Online #SocialMedia #Auspol #LGBT

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Stay connected and updating donators and signatories on petition. Don’t let up, keep pushing people to sign, donate and most importantly… 9. Ten Steps to Create a Shitstorm Online with Social Media. The Government allowed gay marriage. And then it didn’t.

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Grassroots social justice

Neighbourhoods

Occasionally you happen upon a house like this, where the tiny frontage is used for awareness-raising, communication and the creation of opportunities to get involved - leaflets to take, notices to read, petitions to sign, plants to buy, a box for donations.

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Plant swap

Neighbourhoods

Bring a garden plant to swap or, it you do not have anything to bring, there will be plants available so you can give a donation instead. I've not come across this before, what promiscuity -.

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Weekend Data Mining

TNT - The Network Thinker

One way to gain insight into possible future behavior is to look at who is donating to the campaign and hoping to influence a new administration. I downloaded data of the top bundlers of donations for the 2000 and 2004 Bush campaigns and the 2008 McCain campaign.

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Cranes on their minds (and in their 5th-grade hands)

Endless Knots

Many people text or send donations, but you don’t always have to send a text or give money. Apparently, I'm not the only one thinking about this (" A thousand million trillion cranes) ," as Akilah Johnson reports in today's " Boston, A Caring Message to Quake Zone :" Sitting in small groups, fifth-graders at Bradley Elementary School in East Boston methodically folded colorful pieces of paper into beautiful cranes.

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Goodbye Sweet Dad

Nancy White

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Project Linu s San Jose Chapter, 11061 S. William (Bill) A. Wright. Born January 26, 1929 in San Leandro, CA; died peacefully March 24, 2011 after a short illness.

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Support Haiti (24 Hour Haitian Assistance Relief Telethon (#HART) Begins Today)

Managing Communities

Can you afford to donate $5? $3? My prayers and thoughts are with the people of Haiti and everyone affected by this terrible disaster. What is apparent in times like this is that everything counts, no matter how small. If so, that’s great. It may be a small amount to you, all on it’s own, [.].

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Updates from Haiti

Chris Corrigan

Consider donating to his work A quick break from being unplugged to point you to my friend John Engle’s blog from Haiti. John is an Open Space colleague who I have known for nearly ten years now.

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It’s not about the thing; It’s about the people

Hildy Gottlieb

In honor of my mom’s memorial, we have asked people to donate to one of her favorite causes. In our attempts to acknowledge the people who have donated, we have uncovered mistake after mistake on behalf of the organization’s fundraising staff. Tech people.

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The virtual winner: The first Pulitzer to a distributed news organization

Endless Knots

depends on donations, both from rich charitable foundations and a. In a way, all news organizations are distributed, i.e. you can't really get most breaking news stories without showing up. But newsrooms have been the energy drinks for reporters for forever.

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Twestival: Imogen Heap

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Imogen Heap donates creative commons song to Twestival (Twitter Festival) - for @ johnlacey … Imogen Heap - The Song That Never Was. But their loss is Twestival’s gain as she’s excitedly donated the aforementioned vocals for ‘The Song That Never Was’ experiment.

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Twitter: Oprah, Ashton Kutcher and CNN

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The blog post outlines the time line and the “spontaneous&# (read:NOT) nature of engagement from all concerned, including the company that donated just so happened to be able to donate over 1000 billboards for the stunt. .

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Philanthropy Networks

TNT - The Network Thinker

David Lazer points to an interesting article in the Boston Globe on how our personal networks influence our political behavior and our donating behavior to particular candidates.

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In lieu of presents: Yozhik project

Mathemagenic

So, I will be collecting donations for Yozhik project. We still have to sort out most of the details: what should be the format, how much money we will need and what is a good way to collect donations. Being so close to finishing my PhD feels good.

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My 2010 “How Good Grows” Update

Online Community Strategy

My choice this year (with the help of my wife and daughter) was to donate the money to my daughter’s classroom at her charter school in Sonoma. I was fortunate enough to be selected again this year to participate in the Yahoo! “How Good Grows&# program.

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Japan’s Tsunami is Gods Way of Teaching A Lesson – Social Media Fraud

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

She’s been on YouTube for a year or two and an early video was about The Vatican shouldn’t donate to Haiti because they’ve been punished by God. If someone puts up a video on the social network YouTube saying that God is Good and teaching Japan not to be heathens by sending them an earthquake for Lent do you think: oh that’s so right! wot a nutjob! a fake – like LonelyGirl or some other prank. Attention seeking viral campaign thingie.

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