Resource round-up for November

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 | 10:10 AM


This month's resource round-up for November includes information about how to make social networking work for your organization, pairing philanthropic bloggers and corporate giving programs, upcoming webinars for beginning to advanced Google Grantees, and an opportunity for your organization to be featured on the YouTube homepage.

Using social networking to your organization's advantage
In this recent New York Times article, a variety of social networking strategies and goals - ranging from donations to awareness to developing strong online followings - are discussed. An important message from the article emphasizes that every social networking strategy isn't a fit for all organizations. Choose the ones that make the most sense for your org and its goals.
If you think that a Facebook presence would be beneficial for your org, there is a webinar coming up on NTEN (Nonprofit Technology Network) that can help you become a Facebook rockstar.

Blogging for dollars
A new org, Bloganthropy, looks to pair philanthropic bloggers with corporate giving for the greater good.

Google Grants Webinar series'
If you missed the last Google Grants webinar series, you can sign up now for the upcoming webinars in two upcoming series on NTEN.

Google Grants Beginner Webinar Series: Learning to Use and Maximize Your Google Grant
1/14/2010 - Setting Your Organization Up for Success with Your Google Grant
1/21/2010 - Learning How to Use Your Google Grant
1/28/2010 - Maximizing Your Google Grant to Attain Your Advertising Goals

Google Grants Advanced Webinar Series: Maximizing Your Google Grant To Meet Your Organization's Goals
2/25/2010 - Setting Goals and Setting Yourself Up for Success
3/4/2010 - Evaluating Performance and Monitoring Your Google Grants Account
3/11/2010 - Optimizing Your Google Grants Ads and Keywords
3/18/2010 - Optimizing Your Google Grants Campaign & Maximizing Your Organization's Online Initiatives

YouTube Video Volunteers spotlight on hunger
You may have noticed that the YouTube Video Volunteers channel features various issues and gives volunteers and non-profits the opportunity to showcase their organizations. With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up, the channel has been spotlighting hunger organizations, and the top three videos will be featured on the YouTube homepage at the end of the month.

You can submit your organization for consideration (and hopefully adoption) from a YouTube video-maker by filling out this form. If your org is chosen, they'll contact you to get started.

If you come across resources that would be useful to the greater non-profit community, feel free to post it to the appropriate topic in our discussion group so that everyone can benefit. If you'd like to review previous round-ups, just click here and read through previous months' round-ups or search for "resource round-up" from the search box at the top of the page.