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Justyn Hintze

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Social Media: An Ingredient to the Event Planning Recipe for Nonprofits

When is the last time your nonprofit spent months planning a fundraising event? Did your organization use social media to help promote it? Probably not. According to a new survey from Constant Contact, the number one reason nonprofits aren't using social media for event planning is because 54% admit that they just don’t know how to use it effectively. Oftentimes nonprofits are so busy trying to do the work of more people than they actually have, that social media tends to get put on the backburner, particularly as it’s still evolving and unfolding, for everyone.  The survey revealed just how critical of a marketing tool social media really is when it comes to event planning for nonprofits. A whopping 77% of event planners currently use social media to market their events, and another 14% plan to do so in the next year.

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  Topics: Social Networking, Web 2.0, Trends

Social Media: Not Just a Revolution, but a Voice for the Silenced

People have been silenced throughout time by media outlets, governments and authority figures who strive to keep minorities and protestors at bay. Social media may be changing that across the globe. Are Facebook, Twitter and YouTube creating an online democratic world where democracy does not exist otherwise? Women in Iran and protestors on Wall Street think so.

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  Topics: Social Networking, Technology, Web 2.0, Trends

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