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.

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.

Libraries to accept food bank donations as fines


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.

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.

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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Twitter allegiance


Question nine: would you donate a kidney to me? of respondents either would or would consider donating a major organ!

UNICEF: They Just Don’t Understand Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Sometimes Not for Profits and Charities diss social media to try and emotionally bully us into donating. Why bother engaging with your community when you can denigrate them into donating? 933 : the number of donations from people who clicked on ‘like’ links in Facebook.

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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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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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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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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).

Knowledge, Reciprocity and Billy Ray Harris

Chris Collison

Billy Ray is a homeless Kansas man who received an unexpected donation when passer-by Sarah Darling accidentally put her engagement ring into his collecting cup. So far, $151,000 have been donated as the story has gone viral around the world.

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Online Community Premium Membership Program Examples

Managing Communities

These programs are not charity or donations. photo credit: 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

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.

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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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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Networks and Communities of Practice: What is the difference? | Leadership Learning Community [beta]

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Leadership Learning Community [beta] Login Join LLC About Us Advanced Search Community Connections Knowledge & Resources Consulting Services Learning Circles & Events DONATE NOW Secure Donations by Networks and Communities of Practice: What is the difference?

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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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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Grassroots social justice


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.

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.

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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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.

State of the Collaborative- Peer- Sharing Economy #sharenyc

21st Century Organization

Recounting a trip to Africa to reunite two children with their mother in the United States-- a trip funded by donations from her blog readers-- Jen Lemen described seeing the human values driving Sharing Economy initiatives in the developed world at work in African villages to ensure survival. .

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Join me at the 9/22 San Francisco Online Community Meetup

Online Community Strategy

Beverage Sponsor: Drinks generously donated by Hansen’s Natural SF. For our September MeetUp, we are thrilled to have longtime online community expert, Randall Farmer, as our guest speaker.

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. .

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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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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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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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.

Plant swap


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 -.

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.

“Things We Need in Order to Do Our Jobs and Make the World Better Dammit” (TWNODOJMWBD)

Full Circle Associates

I’m putting in some snippets here: Stop saying “100% (or 98%, or 95% or whatever) of your donations go into programming.” …The next time you attend a fundraising event that says “100% of your donations…,” forward them this blog post.

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Does Email Fundraising Really Raise Money?

Hildy Gottlieb

They forwarded appeals they had thought interesting (but most them not interesting enough for that person to have donated). For instance, one of my organizations requested donations of $15 – each would provide a safe taxi ride home on St. I thought it was going to be easy.

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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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