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So you wanna cover the Occupy movement?

When blogging was young you could tell there was an emerging set of writers with real talent. It wasn’t new as a medium, there were probably tens of thousands of LiveJournal blogs around with people expressing opinions and personal thoughts on everything from politics to what they had for breakfast. It’s what these talented writers […]

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Friday Linx: Eat your vegetables edition

Friday Linx will be a recurring feature on our blog. We’re aiming to bring you a collection of links worth a read and cute cat video to ease you into the weekend. This week we’re kicking it off with a classic.

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Are nonprofits raising money with social media?

The 3rd annual Nonprofit Social Benchmark Report is hot off the presses. Allyson Kapin has a good post summarizing the key findings over at Frogloop.

But let’s focus on raising money. “Can I raise money with social media?” is one of the most common questions we hear. There are enough stories of an organization raising a large amount of money through Facebook or another platform that many organizations become interested in social media because of the fundraising potential.

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Winning the Internet

Welcome to our new blog, Winning the Internet. All of us at Netroots Foundation and Netroots Nation have been working in the new media space since there was a new media space. In fact, our signature annual conference was created so that people could meet in person, collaborate and learn.

As a busy organizer, it’s hard to keep up and determine if you really should be investing in something. Should you be focusing on building out a G+ brand page or decking out your LinkedIn profile?

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The Occupy Network

Our friends at Fission Strategy have cooked up something really special with the developers at CrowdTangle. Ever since Occupy Wall Street first setup camp on September 17th, there has been a proliferation of facebook groups. Some of them are small, some of them have become very popular. Whether you’re an activist seeking to make change under the occupy banner or a blogger or journalist trying to tell the story of the movement, it’s hard to follow everything at once. Well, on Facebook that’s now been changed with this really smart application of technology to social media.

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Demystifying Google Grants

Google’s grant program represents both a terrific opportunity for non-profit organizations and a source of confusion and frustration for most of them. It sounds pretty easy on the surface, Google is giving you $10,000 a month in ad words and you can increase that to $40,000 a month if you’re consistently using the $10,000 up. It can be quite difficult to spend even a fraction of that $10,000 if you don’t employ the right strategies.

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