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Learn how to grow your nonprofit through Donor Recruitment, Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media with Care2’s team of expert nonprofit professionals.

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Sold Activists’ Data That Turned Into Racial Profiling

How many social networks does your nonprofit have a presence on? 2-4? Have you ever read their Terms of Service (TOS) before your nonprofit registered its account? And if you did read the TOS, did you understand the legal jargon and how each network uses your data and your constituents’ data? Probably not. At the same time, your nonprofit is getting some engagement on social media and might even be raising a bit of money, so do you really need to be worried about what’s in these social networks’ TOS? Yes, and, here’s why…

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  Topics: Social Networking, nptech, Nonprofit, research, Social Justice

New Poll Reveals Political Harassment is Increasing in 2016

Nonprofit campaigners who work on hot-button issues can struggle with community management. Dicussions on social networks can be meaningful, powerful, and even controversial. But sometimes these discussions can also attract online harassment, which can be challenging to manage.

In 2014, I helped conduct a national poll on online harassment with Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and craigconnects, and Lincoln Park Strategies to learn more about the types of harassment people endure.

Since 2014, social networks have faced public pressure to take action and stop online harassment on their platforms. Has it worked? Our latest poll revealed that sexual harassment is down and homophobic harassment has decreased by half, but political harassment has doubled. You can view the poll data as an infographic here

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  Topics: Technology, online harassment, harassment, cyber bullying, research, Social Justice

3 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Be An Ally Without Stepping On Toes

It’s been a pretty tough year for communities across the nation. With the need for the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the killing of communities of color, the tragedy at Pulse in Orlando, and the passing of HB2 in North Carolina, lots of nonprofits have been stepping forward as a resource, a support center, or through advocacy.

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  Topics: Social Networking, Nonprofit, Digital Strategy, Social Justice

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