October 15, 2010 – #smNPchat on Twitter Transcript

4:00 pm BearsOnPatrol: Hello! #smnpchat
4:00 pm PamelaGrow: SO EXCITED! Hi everyone and welcome to the Twitter chat for marketing and fundraising for the small nonprofit organization #smNPchat
4:01 pm PamelaGrow: If you?re new to Twitter chats, I highly recommend using a tool to access these chats, like TweetChat. #smNPchat
4:02 pm PamelaGrow: Do me a favor and please introduce yourself, along with your organization & what you?re hoping to learn. #smNPchat
4:02 pm susiecambria: Teach me my fellow fundraising and marketing peeps, please! #smNPchat
4:03 pm HeidiEKMassey: Hey @PhilanthropyInk Join #smNPchat right now if you are available…led by @PamelaGrow
4:03 pm PamelaGrow: Also, how did you hear about today?s chat? #smNPchat
4:03 pm oneicity: RT @PamelaGrow: How DOES the 1-person #nonprofit marketing/development shop prioritize? Join us today @ noon EST for the #smNPchat! http://dld.bz/z9Mn
4:03 pm HeidiEKMassey: Hi everyone! Excited to participate in #smNPchat 🙂
4:03 pm rebarclay: Hello! I’m Rachel and I work in a theatre in Cornwall, England #smNPchat
4:03 pm andystitt829: Andy here, work for @pmief. Hoping to learn time mgmt for mktg and fundraising so I can do more of them! #smNPchat
4:04 pm BearsOnPatrol: Blake from Bears on Patrol here. Heard about it from @rjleaman. Just seeing what I can learn #smnpchat
4:04 pm PamelaGrow: @AlisonRapping It’s on right now – just starting #smNPchat
4:04 pm andystitt829: @PamelaGrow I heard about the chat through your newsletter. #smNPchat
4:05 pm NancyIannone: Hi all – I sit on the board of several small nonprofits and heard about the chat from @rjleaman #smNPchat
4:05 pm PamelaGrow: I?m Pamela Grow, nonprofit consultant, author and a big believer in working SMARTER, not harder. #smNPchat
4:05 pm joannefritz: #smNPchat Hi about.com blogger on nonprofit here….glad to participate
4:05 pm PamelaGrow: One more thing: Please remember to add #smNPchat hashtag on your tweets for this chat. #smNPchat
4:06 pm WorkingLori: NOW! RT @PamelaGrow: So excited about our new #smNPchat Twitter chat for the small nonprofit marketing/development dept! Noon today!
4:06 pm taralconnolly: Tara Connolly, currently doing contract nonprofit work as a recent grad and looking for tips on better task management /work flow #smNPchat
4:06 pm meganwh: Megan from @kapowinc – Always looking for tips to better support clients’ marketing & fundraising initiatives online #smNPchat
4:07 pm PamelaGrow: In Network for Good?s recent webinar ?Become a Linchpin? Seth Godin said resource-strapped NPs simply can?t ?do it all.? Agree? #smNPchat
4:07 pm kichigaisan: #smNPchat
4:07 pm janetlfalk: Self-intro: NYC-based Public Relations pro working with nonprofits on media outreach and marketing communications #smnpchat
4:07 pm AlisonRapping: #smNPchat Alison Rapping here, I have been promoting this TwitChat all week and will continue to do so. GREAT resource. Thanks Pam.
4:07 pm HeidiEKMassey: I am Heidi Massey and I work with a number of nonprofits-always helpful to learn more about fundraising! #smNPchat
4:07 pm PamelaGrow: @AlisonRapping Thanks Alison! We’re lucky to have you here. #smNPchat
4:08 pm PamelaGrow: @HeidiEKMassey Always a treat to see you Heidi! #smNPchat
4:09 pm AlisonRapping: @joannefritz I just want you to know., I quote your stuff all the time. Everyone should follow YOU! #smNPchat
4:09 pm PamelaGrow: ?Doing a mediocre job on nine things is going to guarantee that you?re mediocre,? Seth said #smNPchat
4:09 pm NancyIannone: RT @AlisonRapping: @joannefritz I just want you to know., I quote your stuff all the time. Everyone should follow YOU! #smNPchat
4:10 pm taralconnolly: most small nonprofits certainly try to do it all–though how successfully I’m not sure #smNPchat
4:10 pm PamelaGrow: ?it?s better, I think, to not do six of them – and acknowledge upfront that you?re not going to do six of them.? #smNPchat
4:10 pm rebarclay: I agree @pamelagrow. It’s so hard to do everything, and more importantly, to do it well. #smNPchat #smNPchat
4:10 pm janetlfalk: Q1 Resource-strapped NPs must prioritize & outsource to volunteers or consultants, or collaborate with like-minded NPS & neighbors #smnpchat
4:10 pm WorkingLori: @PamelaGrow i agree w/ Seth. both small/large NPs strapped 4 resources. must focus on actionable and measurable items (ROI). #smNPchat
4:10 pm HeidiEKMassey: @PamelaGrow 🙂 Thanks Pamela! #smNPchat This is terrific!
4:10 pm kichigaisan: @PamelaGrow #smNPchat I work with Earthen Vessels, just celebrated our 30th anniversary. See evkids.org
4:10 pm PamelaGrow: Is Seth right? Is it even possible for the one-person development shop to ?do it all?? #smNPchat
4:11 pm rebarclay: @workinglori you’re so right about ROI #smNPchat #smNPchat
4:11 pm desireeadaway: RT @HeidiEKMassey: Hey @PhilanthropyInk Join #smNPchat right now if you are available…led by @PamelaGrow
4:11 pm rjleaman: Hi all #smNPchat folks – I’m in the midst of a nor’easter (storm) here, but will hang out for chat as long as my wireless link will hang in!
4:12 pm PamelaGrow: @janetlfalk @WorkingLori: but 4 the small org, how do you measure ROI on, say social media? #smNPchat
4:12 pm andystitt829: @PamelaGrow I don’t think it’s possible to do it all. You will exhaust yourself trying and have lots of half-done items. #smNPchat
4:12 pm HeidiEKMassey: YES! RT @AlisonRapping: @joannefritz I just want you to know., I quote your stuff all the time. Everyone should follow YOU! #smNPchat
4:12 pm PamelaGrow: @rjleaman Oh my! Thanks for joining us Rebecca! #smNPchat
4:12 pm LeslieatHope: #smNPchat Leslie signing on a little late -taking pics of a baby placement
4:13 pm HeidiEKMassey: That so confirms what Seth said RT @taralconnolly: most small nonprofs try to do it all–though how successfully I’m not sure #smNPchat
4:13 pm PamelaGrow: @HeidiEKMassey @AlisonRapping aw, thanks! #smNPchat
4:13 pm htoby: Looking forward to what I can learn from #smNPchat for small Nonprofits.
4:13 pm BearsOnPatrol: Measurable ROI for social media should be based on the results you want, and realistic goals #smnpchat
4:13 pm meganwh: Open source software makes it easier for small #nonprofits to piggy-back on previous development – not having to reinvent wheel #smNPchat
4:13 pm joannefritz: @PamelaGrow I think saying no to inappropriate requests by others in org important too #smNPchat
4:13 pm andystitt829: @rjleaman We had that storm yesterday. I hope it doesn’t cause too much havoc! #smNPchat
4:13 pm WorkingLori: gr8 posting (with calculator) here about measuring socmedia ROI for nonprofits: http://bit.ly/uGILt #smNPchat
4:13 pm PamelaGrow: @LeslieatHope That must have been rewarding 🙂 #smNPchat
4:14 pm HeidiEKMassey: I think the issue is small NPO’s don’t think they have the time to even think for a second and strategize-afraid to slow down! #smNPchat
4:14 pm janetlfalk: Measure ROI on all communications by attendance, donations, web traffic, inquiries, etc. ROI of SM is by FB traffic, RT, etc. #smnpchat
4:14 pm desireeadaway: Hi everyone! Ready to learn as much as I can from this great group #smNPchat
4:14 pm NancyIannone: Focusing on what you can do effectively seems more important to me #smNPchat
4:14 pm PamelaGrow: @WorkingLori Thank you Lori! #smNPchat
4:14 pm AlisonRapping: one of my funding friends says “Don’t ‘SPRAY & PRAY” use “SNIPER FOCUS.” It is sound advice. #smNPchat
4:14 pm joannefritz: @HeidiEKMassey so true, Heidi! #smNPchat
4:15 pm PamelaGrow: @AlisonRapping I love that *spray & pray* comment Alison – see it too often #smNPchat
4:15 pm rjleaman: Working alone in a tiny nonprofit? Jump in on the Twitter chat http://tweetchat.com/room/smNPchat led by @PamelaGrow #smNPchat
4:15 pm meganwh: That looks like a great tool RT @WorkingLori: gr8 calculator measuring socmedia ROI for nonprofits: http://bit.ly/uGILt #smNPchat
4:15 pm joannefritz: @AlisonRapping grt advice, alison #smNPchat
4:15 pm WorkingLori: @joannefritz i agree with you. learn to say no. put up a “stop doing” list in addition to a 2 do list. #smNPchat
4:15 pm FY_EYE: RT @AlisonRapping: one of my funding friends says “Don’t ‘SPRAY & PRAY” use “SNIPER FOCUS.” It is sound advice. #smNPchat
4:15 pm PamelaGrow: @AlisonRapping The key is figuring out the *sniper focus.* #smNPchat
4:15 pm NancyIannone: RT @AlisonRapping: one of my funding friends says “Dont SPRAY & PRAY” use “SNIPER FOCUS.” It is sound advice. #smNPchat
4:15 pm CandiThinks: RT @AlisonRapping: one of my funding friends says “Don’t ‘SPRAY & PRAY” use “SNIPER FOCUS.” It is sound advice. #smNPchat
4:16 pm FY_EYE: RT @WorkingLori: gr8 posting (with calculator) here about measuring socmedia ROI for nonprofits: http://bit.ly/uGILt #smNPchat
4:16 pm taralconnolly: Agreed-seen this at my org RT @HeidiEKMassey small NPO’s don’t think they have the time to think or strategize-afraid to slow down #smNPchat
4:16 pm rjleaman: @HeidiEKMassey you are so right – small NPOs often run on a hamster wheel just to stay in one place: who’s got time to strategize? #smNPchat
4:16 pm NancyIannone: RT @WorkingLori: gr8 posting (with calculator) here about measuring socmedia ROI for nonprofits: http://bit.ly/uGILt #smNPchat
4:16 pm HeidiEKMassey: @meganwh would be VERY cool to tweet a link to some great open source software for small nonprofs #smNPchat
4:16 pm PamelaGrow: How do YOU prioritize? What tools help you? What hinders you? #smNPchat
4:16 pm andystitt829: For me, each task that I do should help me advance our organizational goals somehow. Eliminates busy-work. #smNPchat
4:16 pm joannefritz: @PamelaGrow sniper focus on tangible results perhaps? #smNPchat
4:16 pm LeslieatHope: @PamelaGrow – baby placement=very rewarding #smNPchat
4:16 pm WorkingLori: @PamelaGrow that’s one of those old postings that’s priceless. #smNPchat
4:17 pm fdncenter: Hopping onto #smNPchat – if you’re a #nonprofit, check it out!
4:17 pm LeslieatHope: unfortunately the fire burning hottest usually gets highest priorities #smNPchat
4:17 pm NancyIannone: RT @andystitt829: For me, each task that I do should help me advance our organizational goals somehow. Eliminates busy-work. #smNPchat
4:17 pm HeidiEKMassey: YES! GREAT point! RT @NancyIannone: Focusing on what you can do effectively seems more important to me #smNPchat
4:17 pm joannefritz: @andystitt829 grt screening tool #smNPchat
4:17 pm FY_EYE: RT @fdncenter: Hopping onto #smNPchat – if you’re a #nonprofit, check it out!
4:17 pm HildyGottlieb: RT @PamelaGrow: How DOES the 1-person #nonprofit marketing/development shop prioritize? #smNPchat going on now.
4:17 pm LeslieatHope: I am a one person office. budget $1.2M #smNPchat
4:17 pm andystitt829: @PamelaGrow I prioritize by deadline and what the primary focus of my job description is. My Outlook task list helps. #smNPchat
4:17 pm HeidiEKMassey: LOVE that! RT @AlisonRapping: one of my funding friends says “Don’t ‘SPRAY & PRAY” use “SNIPER FOCUS.” It is sound advice. #smNPchat
4:18 pm rjleaman: Social media ROI may be intuited via website stats, in a pinch, too. #smNPchat
4:18 pm FY_EYE: RT @HildyGottlieb: RT @PamelaGrow: How DOES the 1-person #nonprofit marketing/development shop prioritize? #smNPchat going on now.
4:18 pm HeidiEKMassey: @rjleaman @TaralConnolly But I LOVE @NancyIannone ‘s point to focus more on what they do well! SO smart! #smNPchat
4:18 pm artezonline: Small charities & nonprofits, follow the #smNPchat hashtag for discussion about you today!
4:18 pm rjleaman: Yes. RT @AlisonRapping “Don’t ‘SPRAY & PRAY’ use ‘SNIPER FOCUS’.” #smNPchat
4:19 pm joannefritz: RT @andystitt829: For me, each task that I do should help me advance our organizational goals somehow. Eliminates busy-work. #smNPchat
4:19 pm meganwh: RT @HeidiEKMassey: Sure – as the chat progresses, will put together some ideas and post them near the end as a group takeaway #smNPchat
4:19 pm PamelaGrow: For those in a 1-person shop, do you also handle all database & stewardship? #smNPchat
4:19 pm HeidiEKMassey: Strategy… RT @PamelaGrow: @AlisonRapping The key is figuring out the *sniper focus.* #smNPchat
4:19 pm LeslieatHope: i have a pt admin who handles database #smNPchat
4:20 pm PamelaGrow: RT @janetlfalk: Thank you Janet! http://us.cision.com/resources/pr-marketing-webinars-on-demand.asp #smNPchat
4:20 pm AlisonRapping: RT @HildyGottlieb: RT @PamelaGrow: How DOES the 1-person #nonprofit marketing/development shop prioritize? #smNPchat going on now.
4:20 pm BearsOnPatrol: Yes. RT @PamelaGrow For those in a 1-person shop, do you also handle all database & stewardship? #smnpchat
4:20 pm JoppaThoughts: And is your database working for you? RT @PamelaGrow: For those in a 1-person shop, do you also handle all database & stewardship? #smNPchat
4:20 pm rjleaman: @HeidiEKMassey Absolutely. “Jack of all trades, master of none” is not usually a successful approach 🙂 #smNPchat
4:21 pm HildyGottlieb: Coming late to the party – what brilliant minds assembled here! #smNPchat
4:21 pm flozer: Here it’s sniper focus on real connections over hits and follows. I’ll take quality community building over audience volume. #smNPchat
4:21 pm LeslieatHope: use 10 hr days and a good calendar to help me prioritize #smNPchat
4:21 pm HeidiEKMassey: @meganwh I can supplement-just ran a tech/nonprof conf in Chi and some speakers spoke about open source software #smNPchat
4:21 pm PamelaGrow: RT @rjleaman: @HeidiEKMassey Absolutely. “Jack of all trades, master of none” is not usually a successful approach 🙂 #smNPchat
4:21 pm AlisonRapping: RT @meganwh: That looks like a great tool RT @WorkingLori: gr8 calculator measuring socmedia ROI nonprofits: http://bit.ly/uGILt #smNPchat
4:21 pm KidsAreHeroes: I handle everything – from soup to nuts. #smNPchat
4:21 pm rjleaman: RT @PamelaGrow: For those in a 1-person shop, do you also handle all database & stewardship? #smNPchat
4:21 pm HeidiEKMassey: OH MY! THE question for EVERYONE EVERYWHERE! RT @PamelaGrow: How do YOU prioritize? What tools help you? What hinders you? #smNPchat
4:21 pm WorkingLori: @andystitt829 exactly! “you can pay me to do this, or you can pay me to do that. which one has more value to the org?” #smNPchat
4:21 pm PamelaGrow: So what are your biggest time wasters? #smNPchat
4:22 pm JoppaThoughts: @KidsAreHeroes Kids aren’t the only heroes! #smNPchat
4:22 pm LeslieatHope: unexpected requests hinder me #smNPchat
4:22 pm HeidiEKMassey: YUP! RT @LeslieatHope: unfortunately the fire burning hottest usually gets highest priorities #smNPchat
4:22 pm PamelaGrow: RT @andystitt829 exactly! “you can pay me to do this, or you can pay me to do that. which one has more value to the org?” #smNPchat
4:22 pm davidpidsley: @rebarclay Hi Rachel. Tell me about your #nonprofit #smNPchat
4:22 pm BearsOnPatrol: Definitely. RT @LeslieatHope: unexpected requests hinder me #smnpchat
4:22 pm PamelaGrow: @LeslieatHope Unexpected requests from ED, board? explain #smNPchat
4:22 pm andystitt829: @WorkingLori That is true. We all do a lot of juggling in my four-person non-profit, so it’s a challenge! #smNPchat
4:23 pm KidsAreHeroes: They are the ones I focus on. 🙂 RT @JoppaThoughts: @KidsAreHeroes Kids aren’t the only heroes! #smNPchat
4:23 pm JoppaThoughts: @LeslieatHope And those types of requests are so frequent! #smNPchat
4:23 pm AlisonRapping: I start my day with everything, then ask: is it urgent, essential, would love to get to it, or really it can wait til tomorrow. #smNPchat
4:23 pm HeidiEKMassey: RT @artezonline: Small charities & nonprofits, follow the #smNPchat hashtag for discussion about you today!
4:23 pm HildyGottlieb: In our exper, using a matrix to weigh proposed actions against objective criteria simplifies a lot. #smNPchat
4:23 pm WorkingLori: w00t! RT @flozer: sniper focus on real connections over hits & follows. I’ll take quality community building over audience volume. #smNPchat
4:23 pm JoppaThoughts: @KidsAreHeroes I was talking about you! The soup-to-nuts nonprofit professional is definitely a hero in my book! #smNPchat
4:23 pm flozer: RT @WorkingLori: gr8 posting (with calculator) here about measuring socmedia ROI for nonprofits: http://bit.ly/uGILt #smNPchat
4:24 pm PamelaGrow: RT @AlisonRapping: I start my day w everything, & ask: is it urgent, essential, would love to get to it, can wait til tomorrow. #smNPchat
4:24 pm htoby: RT @AlisonRapping: one of my funding friends says “Don’t ‘SPRAY & PRAY” use “SNIPER FOCUS.” It is sound advice. #smNPchat
4:24 pm davidpidsley: @PamelaGrow Hi Pamela. Can you outline / link to what you mean when you suggest a #nonpfit should work “SMARTER” please. #smNPchat
4:24 pm rjleaman: Yes, unexpected requests take a lot of time. In our beekeepers’ group, lots of media inquiries we’re not equipped to handle, too. #smNPchat
4:24 pm yeloroom: US-led #smNPchat going on right now on how the 1-person nonprofit marketing prioritise – by @pamelagrow. Might be useful.
4:24 pm HildyGottlieb: RT @AlisonRapping Start my day w/everything & ask: is it urgent, essential, would love to get to it, or can wait til tomorrow? #smNPchat
4:24 pm joannefritz: RT @AlisonRapping: I ask: is it urgent, essential, would love to get to it, or can wait til tomorrow. #smNPchat
4:24 pm LeslieatHope: Most unexpected requests come from program staff #smNPchat
4:25 pm NancyIannone: RT @joannefritz: RT @AlisonRapping: I ask: is it urgent, essential, would love to get to it, or can wait til tomorrow. #smNPchat
4:25 pm kichigaisan: @WorkingLori @flozer That sound like a good strategy #smNPchat
4:25 pm JoppaThoughts: I’ve used @charliegilkey‘s great planners to help prioritize my monthly madness. They are free and fabulous: http://bit.ly/cRHlE4 #smNPchat
4:25 pm joannefritz: What tools do you use to manage daily to do’s? #smNPchat
4:25 pm HildyGottlieb: I like @AlisonRapping‘s point about planning the day. It lets us set aside time for working on “interruptions.” #smNPchat
4:25 pm PamelaGrow: @davidpidsley Good question. I see a lot of nps using the same tired approach 2 fundraising #smNPchat
4:25 pm KidsAreHeroes: @JoppaThoughts: I’m just a mouthpiece for some amazing children, but thanks. #smNPchat
4:25 pm andystitt829: @PamelaGrow My biggest time-waster is piled up email. I try to deal with each message immediately in some way. #smNPchat
4:25 pm DADiaperBank: @rjleaman RT @PamelaGrow: For those in a 1-person shop, do you also handle all database & stewardship? #smNPchat <— YEP!
4:25 pm HeidiEKMassey: GREAT! RT @WorkingLori: @andystitt829 exactly! “u can pay me 2 do this, or pay me to do that. which has more value to org?” #smNPchat
4:25 pm rjleaman: @yeloroom … and not everyone chatting here is in the US 🙂 #smNPchat
4:25 pm davidpidsley: @taralconnolly Hi Tara. What are your best tips on writing grants, providing project assistance and communications? #smNPchat
4:26 pm PamelaGrow: RT @joannefritz: What tools do you use to manage daily to dos? I use a Planner Pad #smNPchat
4:26 pm HeidiEKMassey: HA! @socialchngediva and I discussed just this morn! RT @LeslieatHope: unexpected requests hinder me #smNPchat
4:26 pm LeslieatHope: @PamelaGrow old fashioned legal pad! LOL #smNPchat
4:26 pm PamelaGrow: @HildyGottlieb Ditto. #smNPchat
4:26 pm heidithorne: Yep! RT @PamelaGrow: ?Doing a mediocre job on nine things is going to guarantee that you?re mediocre,? Seth said #smNPchat
4:26 pm joannefritz: RT @JoppaThoughts:use@charliegilkeys great planners to help prioritize my monthly madness. free and fabulous: http://bit.ly/cRHlE4 #smNPchat
4:27 pm rjleaman: @joannefritz mostly it’s pen & paper, believe it or not! #smNPchat
4:27 pm KidsAreHeroes: I spend time on things that give us the best benefit, and social media is a major part of it. #smNPchat
4:27 pm FY_EYE: RT @JoppaThoughts: I’ve used @charliegilkey‘s great planners to help prioritize my monthly madness. They are free and fabulous: http://bit.ly/cRHlE4 #smNPchat
4:27 pm WorkingLori: many peeps break up workday n2 b4 lunch & after lunch. 2-hour chunks of time seem 2 work best, project management speaking. #smNPchat
4:27 pm joannefritz: RT @LeslieatHope: @PamelaGrow old fashioned legal pad! LOL #smNPchat
4:27 pm andystitt829: @joannefritz Outlook task list organized in a Kanban project management method: backlog, works in progress, and done. #smNPchat
4:27 pm PamelaGrow: RT @LeslieatHope: @PamelaGrow old fashioned legal pad! LOL 🙂 – & I thought mine was old fashioned #smNPchat
4:28 pm HeidiEKMassey: A graph? Anything online to show? RT @HildyGottlieb: …matrix to weigh proposed actions against objective criteria simplifies… #smNPchat
4:28 pm PamelaGrow: @andystitt829 Whoa. Impressive Andy! #smNPchat
4:28 pm davidpidsley: @AlisonRapping Good job with #smNPchat Alison. What do you consider the emerging trends on sharing #opendata on civic society? #smNPchat
4:28 pm flozer: RT @HeidiEKMassey: GREAT! RT @WorkingLori: @andystitt829 exactly! “u can pay me 2 do this, or pay me to do that. which has more value to org?” #smNPchat
4:28 pm rebarclay: @andystitt829 That’s super-impressive – something to aim towards (I use some paper!) #smNPchat
4:28 pm janetlfalk: @rjleaman Need to respond to media inquiries promptly before they forget about you & will be less responsive when you are ready. #smnpchat
4:28 pm KidsAreHeroes: RT @buzzdock: @KidsAreHeroes Social media is huge! It would be a huge mistake not to use facebook or twitter! #smNPchat
4:28 pm joannefritz: RT @andystitt829: @joannefritz Outlook task list org in Kanban project management method: backlog, works in progress, and done. #smNPchat
4:29 pm andystitt829: @PamelaGrow I work for the Project Management Institute’s philanthropic arm. It rubs off on you 🙂 #smNPchat
4:29 pm WorkingLori: a project management approach can help even small NPOs. anyone PMI certified? #smNPchat
4:29 pm PamelaGrow: RT @KidsAreHeroes: RT @buzzdock: @KidsAreHeroes Social media is huge! It would be a huge mistake not to use facebook or twitter! #smNPchat
4:29 pm NancyIannone: I’ve been experimenting with Pomodoro – breaking the day in to 25 minute blocks for focused work #smNPchat
4:29 pm HeidiEKMassey: I think ppl have diff styles-I am an “in the clouds” type. Some are more grounded/strategy types. Needs may differ #smNPchat
4:29 pm AlisonRapping: RT @JoppaThoughts: ive used @charliegilkey‘s gr8 planners 2 help prioritize They R free & fabulous: http://bit.ly/cRHlE4 #smNPchat
4:29 pm joannefritz: social media can be huge time suck….how do you handl daily? #smNPchat
4:30 pm rjleaman: I’m also now using Licorize when work is web related: bookmarking tool w/ Kanban type UI to move items btwn people/projects #smNPchat
4:30 pm PamelaGrow: @KidsAreHeroes Agreed. How do you handle the time suck of social media? #smNPchat
4:30 pm HildyGottlieb: .@HeidiEKMassey We don’t use canned graphs. Instead ask, “What are important dec-making criteria?” Then group owns it. #smNPchat
4:30 pm rjleaman: @joannefritz haha, still working on that particular time suck! 🙂 #smNPchat
4:30 pm KidsAreHeroes: I use Windows Calendar and a legal pad. #oldschool #smNPchat
4:30 pm PamelaGrow: @HeidiEKMassey Agreed. I’ve found Planner Pad best for my ADD personality. #smNPchat
4:30 pm joannefritz: I do social media and email first each day, then work on to do list, then late in day check back into social media #smNPchat
4:30 pm davidpidsley: Hi @joannefritz . What are your thoughts on the likely challenges/opportunities for #nonprofits of #datagov #opendata and #gov20 ? #smNPchat
4:31 pm LeslieatHope: RT @joannefritz: social media can be huge time suckhow do you handl daily? in a.m. b4 work (4:30 – 6:00), lunch, & evening (7-8) #smNPchat
4:31 pm kichigaisan: @joannefritz social media can be huge time suck….how do you handl daily? #smNPchat Great point, anything work for you?
4:31 pm HildyGottlieb: Dec-making criteria could be: How much will it raise? How much effort? How much risk? How close to mission? Etc. #smNPchat
4:31 pm rebarclay: @davidpidsley It’s a theatre in Cornwall UK – largest theatre in the county but that means large funding targets! How about yours? #smNPchat
4:31 pm WorkingLori: @joannefritz i frankly would be lost without TweetDeck in terms of socmedia management! #smNPchat
4:31 pm HeidiEKMassey: LOVE that! RT @HildyGottlieb: I like @AlisonRapping‘s point-planning day. Lets us set aside time for working on “interruptions.” #smNPchat
4:31 pm KidsAreHeroes: @PamelaGrow It’s not a time suck if you do it right. Everything important that you do takes time. #smNPchat
4:31 pm AlisonRapping: @davidpidsley #smNPchat Great to meet you David. Think biggest a-ahs for me are need to be OPEN, (we can’t control), HONEST, #smNPChat
4:32 pm LeslieatHope: Tweet deck rocks. Just started using #smNPchat
4:32 pm rjleaman: RT @davidpidsley Hi @joannefritz What are your thoughts on… #datagov #opendata and #gov20 ? #smNPchat
4:32 pm PamelaGrow: @LeslieatHope That is almost identical to how I handle it. Use a formula. #smNPchat
4:32 pm NancyIannone: RT @HildyGottlieb: Dec-making criteria could be: How much will it raise?How much effort? How much risk? How close to mission? Etc. #smNPchat
4:32 pm PamelaGrow: @KidsAreHeroes Definitely agreed. #smNPchat
4:32 pm meganwh: +1 Love TweetDeck RT @WorkingLori: @joannefritz i frankly would be lost without TweetDeck in terms of socmedia management! #smNPchat
4:32 pm HildyGottlieb: We also find the worst question = “Should we do x effort – yes or no?” Better is “What are all options?” @HeidiEKMassey #smNPchat
4:32 pm andystitt829: Avoiding socmed time suck: set aside time to do it and focus on information that you’re looking for. Don’t get distracted. #smNPchat
4:32 pm flozer: Ditto here. RT @joannefritz: I do social media/email first each day, then work on to do list, later check back into social media #smNPchat
4:33 pm andystitt829: Oh, and my previous don’t get distracted statement is easier said than done 🙂 #smNPchat
4:33 pm PamelaGrow: @KidsAreHeroes And sometimes, while the initial setup takes time, makes it go smoother long run #smNPchat
4:33 pm AlisonRapping: (con’t) ppl have access 2 everything) & FUN 2 ENGAGE w/. (There R so many opportunities 2 engage, how do U make yours STAND OUT) #smNPChat
4:33 pm WorkingLori: @andystitt829 seriously? awesome that u work from PMI! #smNPchat
4:33 pm LeslieatHope: @HildyGottlieb agreed – look at the options #smNPchat
4:33 pm PamelaGrow: RT @andystitt829: Oh, and my previous dont get distracted statement is easier said than done 🙂 LOL #smNPchat
4:33 pm joewaters: @joannefritz I use Remember the Milk & Notify Me 2, both iPhone apps. #smNPchat
4:34 pm NancyIannone: RT @joannefritz: I do social media/email first each day, then work on to do list, later check back into social media #smNPchat
4:34 pm davidpidsley: @janetlfalk I think that #nonprofits should consider merging & more *collaboration* 2 reduce costs http://is.gd/g3p26 #smNPchat #thirdsector
4:34 pm WorkingLori: @andystitt829 or rather FOR PMI’s philanthropic arm. #smNPchat
4:34 pm rjleaman: @davidpidsley gov’t data can be a huge aid to nonprofits, but better when it’s sorted into a useful form, e.g. OpenParliament.ca #smNPchat
4:34 pm taralconnolly: RT @andystitt829: Avoiding socmed time suck: set aside time and focus on info that you’re looking for. Don’t get distracted. #smNPchat
4:34 pm flozer: RT @meganwh: +1 Love TweetDeck RT @WorkingLori: @joannefritz i frankly would be lost without TweetDeck in terms of socmedia management! #smNPchat
4:34 pm LeslieatHope: Let’s face it – to do FR job well, you must be ADD to the max – ergo- our creative genius makes it hard for us to concentrate #smNPchat
4:34 pm andystitt829: @WorkingLori Yup, been here three and a half years! #smNPchat
4:34 pm archivesinfo: RT @KidsAreHeroes: [social media is] not a time suck if you do it right. Everything important that you do takes time. #smNPchat
4:34 pm Jennyablue: RT @HeidiEKMassey: I am Heidi Massey and I work with a number of nonprofits-always helpful to learn more about fundraising! #smNPchat
4:35 pm PamelaGrow: @LeslieatHope LOL! So true! #smNPchat
4:35 pm JoppaThoughts: RT @LeslieatHope To do FR job well, you must be ADD to the max – ergo- our creative genius makes it hard for us to concentrate #smNPchat
4:35 pm andystitt829: @LeslieatHope I’m more of a creative myself, so it takes extra effort to stay organized and on task! #smNPchat
4:36 pm AlisonRapping: davidpidsley gov’t data cn B a huge aid 2 nonprofits, but better when it’s sorted in2 a useful form, e.g. OpenParliament.ca #smNPchat
4:36 pm PamelaGrow: [social media is] not a time suck if you do it right. – Aside from Tweetdeck, what r othr tools? Do you have a strategy? #smNPchat
4:36 pm RTSboulder: What are your best social media fundraising strategies? #smNPchat #smNP
4:36 pm rjleaman: Join me for a #smNPchat TweetChat at: http://tweetchat.com/room/smNPchat #smNPchat
4:36 pm HeidiEKMassey: Check out hootsuite-even better tools/less glitches like “twitter jail.” RT @LeslieatHope: Tweet deck rocks. Just started using #smNPchat
4:36 pm WorkingLori: @andystitt829 i always have PMI certification on my “some day” list. must move that to my TOday list. #smNPchat
4:36 pm AlisonRapping: RT @meganwh: +1 Love TweetDeck RT @WorkingLori: @joannefritz i frankly would be lost without TweetDeck in terms of socmedia management! #smNPchat
4:36 pm HildyGottlieb: Best planning tip I’ve used is NOT check email/soc med til mid-day. Email starts day reactive. (Now if I could follow that…) #smNPchat
4:36 pm rebarclay: @HeidiEKMassey Love hootsuite! #smNPchat
4:37 pm rjleaman: @PamelaGrow a timer with an alarm #smNPchat
4:37 pm janetlfalk: Must YOU do SM? Can it be an intern or volunteer? #smnpchat
4:37 pm davidpidsley: @rjleaman Thanks for link. In the UK we have a project called OpenCharities.org, you can follow each @newcharity as it is ‘born’ #smNPchat
4:37 pm HildyGottlieb: Great chat, Pamela – thank you so much for organizing! Have to jump off. Thx for sharing, everyone! #smNPchat
4:37 pm HeidiEKMassey: LOL! RT @andystitt829: Oh, and my previous don’t get distracted statement is easier said than done 🙂 #smNPchat
4:37 pm AlisonRapping: RT @HildyGottlieb: We also find the worst question = “Should we do x effort – yes or no?” Better is “What R all options?” #smNPchat
4:37 pm JoppaThoughts: I’m loving @HildyGottlieb‘s suggestion of not checking email until mid-day . . . email can be a huge, crazy distraction. #smNPchat
4:38 pm rjleaman: .@HildyGottlieb “Email starts day reactive” – yes, and so does social media. Wise to put it all off until noon, but who can? #smNPchat
4:38 pm WorkingLori: @davidpidsley that’s really cool! opencharities.org. thanks! #smNPchat
4:38 pm PamelaGrow: @rebarclay Too many 2 pick 1 -Donor Centered Fundraising, anything by Ahern/Warwick/Burnett #smNPchat
4:38 pm RTSboulder: @HildyGottlieb Hmm… But then I’m always sending emails/tweets late in the day and not hearing back till the next morning! #smNPchat
4:38 pm davidpidsley: @PamelaGrow I agree with the need for sound project management and ROI. #smNPchat
4:39 pm rjleaman: Cool, thanks @davidpidsley “In the UK we have a project called OpenCharities.org, you can follow each @newcharity as it is born” #smNPchat
4:39 pm NancyIannone: RT @JoppaThoughts: Im loving @HildyGottliebs suggestion not checking email til mid-day . . email can be a huge, crazy distraction. #smNPchat
4:39 pm joannefritz: I find a wkly, monthly to do lists help me stay focused on most important tasks… #smNPchat
4:39 pm WorkingLori: @JoppaThoughts i wonder if email will ever die…some day… #smNPchat
4:39 pm LeslieatHope: would be interested to know what everyone’s org is- me – oldest non profit adoption agency in Dallas. est 1918 #smNPchat
4:39 pm NancyIannone: Favorite FR books RT @PamelaGrow: @rebarclay Too many 2 pick 1 -Donor Centered Fundraising, anything by Ahern/Warwick/Burnett #smNPchat
4:39 pm LeslieatHope: RT @joannefritz: I find a wkly, monthly to do lists help me stay focused on most important tasks…agreed #smNPchat
4:39 pm taralconnolly: ditto RT @andystitt829: @LeslieatHope I’m more of a creative, it takes extra effort to stay organized and on task! #smNPchat
4:39 pm Susan_Chavez: Great suggestion: RT @joannefritz: I find a wkly, monthly to do lists help me stay focused on most important tasks… #smNPchat
4:39 pm PamelaGrow: RT @HildyGottlieb “Email starts day reactive” – I schedule mine in 15-30 min increments thru-out day #smNPchat
4:40 pm HeidiEKMassey: HA! @HildyGottlieb @NurtureGirl is advising me about leaving socmed/email for mid morning too…good advice, if I follow! #smNPchat
4:40 pm davidpidsley: RT @meganwh: Open source software makes it easier for small #nonprofits to piggy-back on previous development – not having to reinvent wheel #smNPchat
4:40 pm JoppaThoughts: @WorkingLori We can only hope! I’ve started making rules in Outlook so my email inbox doesn’t get too crazy . . . it has helped. #smNPchat
4:40 pm PamelaGrow: RT @joannefritz: I find a wkly, monthly to do lists help me stay focused on most important tasks… #smNPchat
4:40 pm rebarclay: @pamelagrow Love all of them! And the influential fundraiser by @bernard ross/clare segal. The psychology of it all is awesome. #smNPchat
4:41 pm KAPOWinc: The only problem is that your intern/volunteer has to be completely on message RT @janetlfalk: Can intern or volunteer do SM? #smnpchat
4:41 pm PamelaGrow: @rebarclay & also Hildy’s book, Pollyanna Principles, which is not a fundraising book but goes much deeper #smNPchat
4:41 pm taralconnolly: @the99percent provides excellent content on task, time and self management #smNPchat
4:41 pm rjleaman: Not to be pushing own links, but this may interest some #smNPchat folks: Do You Partner with Other Nonprofits? http://bit.ly/cFOXZF
4:41 pm WorkingLori: @JoppaThoughts love the rules in Outlook! any1 love gmail’s new functionality? helpful? #smNPchat
4:41 pm JoppaThoughts: This will be unpopular (I warn in advance): I sometimes question the ROI on ROI, especially where it is difficult to measure. #smNPchat
4:41 pm PamelaGrow: @rebarclay Ah yes, & don’t forget Cialdini’s Influence – which, IMO, should be reread every year #smNPchat
4:41 pm Susan_Chavez: I sync iPhone & MacBook calendars at the beginning & end of day. Plus I set recurring alarm reminders on both of important tasks. #smNPchat
4:41 pm joannefritz: you who work in office….can you take time for learning such as attending webinars, etc? #smNPchat
4:41 pm HeidiEKMassey: Gotta be someone engaged and informed on organization-not short term RT @janetlfalk: Must U do SM? Can it be intern or volunteer? #smnpchat
4:42 pm fdncenter: For #fundraising Q’s, you can check out grantspace.org – there are some free tools, resources, webinars, etc. for grantseekers #smNPchat
4:42 pm davidpidsley: @meganwh #Opensource is brillaint for #SME sized #nonprofits . Reusing #opendata is great way 2 provide donors with evidence #smNPchat
4:42 pm PamelaGrow: RT @rjleaman: This may interest some #smNPchat folks: Do You Partner with Other Nonprofits? http://bit.ly/cFOXZF #smNPchat
4:42 pm rjleaman: @JoppaThoughts oh, me too! #smNPchat
4:42 pm PamelaGrow: RT @joannefritz: you who work in office….can you take time for learning such as attending webinars, etc? #smNPchat
4:42 pm meganwh: Nice! We need a US version… RT @WorkingLori: @davidpidsley that’s really cool! opencharities.org. thanks! #smNPchat
4:42 pm rebarclay: @pamelagrow Thanks for the tips – will check them out 🙂 #smNPchat
4:42 pm andystitt829: @joannefritz I can take time for learning and I do. Professional development is encouraged where I work. #smNPchat
4:42 pm JoppaThoughts: RT @fdncenter For #fundraising Qs, check out grantspace.org – free tools, resources, webinars, etc. for grantseekers #smNPchat
4:42 pm taralconnolly: I have daily as well! RT @PamelaGrow @joannefritz: I find a wkly, monthly to do lists help me stay focused on most important tasks #smNPchat
4:43 pm rjleaman: RT @JoppaThoughts: This will be unpopular… I sometimes question the ROI on ROI, especially where it is difficult to measure. #smNPchat
4:43 pm JoppaThoughts: @rjleaman Yay!!! #smNPchat
4:43 pm janetlfalk: @HeidiEKMassey If LT mission-related, Yes. If event-related, or ST goal, can be anyone. #smnpchat
4:43 pm PamelaGrow: Almost forgot; today?s handout is on the Franklin Principle, along with 5 tips for time management. http://ow.ly/2U9J4 #smNPchat
4:44 pm meganwh: @davidpidsley Completely agree – saw a great opendata presentation recently – changed my whole understanding of what’s possible #smNPchat
4:44 pm rjleaman: @meganwh I was just googling for a US version of opencharities.org – let me know if you find one? #smNPchat
4:44 pm RTSboulder: Haha I find my to-do lists always descend into sticky notes all over my computer. @taralconnolly @Pamelagrow @joannefritz #smNPchat
4:44 pm rjleaman: RT @PamelaGrow today?s handout is on the Franklin Principle, along with 5 tips for time management http://ow.ly/2U9J4 #smNPchat
4:44 pm HeidiEKMassey: @rjleaman You should def hock EVERYTHING you do here! GREAT and FREE resources! #smNPchat
4:44 pm MsVisionary: Locally, yes. RT @PamelaGrow: For those in a 1-person shop, do you also handle all database & stewardship? #smNPchat
4:44 pm LeslieatHope: @PamelaGrow woo hoo – party favors! Schwag is good – thanks for the handout #smNPchat
4:44 pm davidpidsley: @meganwh I’d be happy 2 talk with u about a US-focued service for sharing #open #nonprofit info http://davidpidsley.com/contact #smNPchat
4:44 pm PhilanthropyInk: Very important for small NPOs to understand: RT @PamelaGrow: [social media is] not a time suck if you do it right. #smNPchat
4:45 pm JoppaThoughts: @RTSboulder Oooh . . . that sounds familiar! Even better now that sticky notes come in lots of colors! #smNPchat
4:45 pm PamelaGrow: RT @Susan_Chavez: I sync iPhone & MacBook calendars at the beginning & end of day & set rec alarm rem on both of important tasks. #smNPchat
4:45 pm HeidiEKMassey: @Kanter wrote abt prior. inbox Gmail filters rock 2 RT @WorkingLori: @JoppaThoughts any1 love gmail’s new functionality? helpful? #smNPchat
4:45 pm flozer: Terrific!RT @fdncenter For #fundraising Qs, check out grantspace.org – free tools, resources, webinars, etc. for grantseekers #smNPchat
4:45 pm rjleaman: @JoppaThoughts that just felt like hearing the boy say “The Emperor’s got no clothes” 😉 #smNPchat
4:45 pm WorkingLori: @JoppaThoughts as long as you have measured ROI re: your questioning ROI. (LOL) Metrics just to have metrics are, well, useless. #smNPchat
4:45 pm commutiny: RT @rjleaman: @davidpidsley gov’t data can be a huge aid to nonprofits, but better when it’s sorted into a useful form, e.g. OpenParliament.ca #smNPchat
4:45 pm PamelaGrow: @LeslieatHope LOL. Want to provide take-away value 4 every chat. #smNPchat
4:46 pm WorkingLori: @JoppaThoughts ROI must point to actionable data and next steps, even if it’s simply stop doing X. #smNPchat
4:46 pm MsVisionary: Effectively, not really. RT @PamelaGrow: Is Seth right? Is it even possible for the one-person development shop to ?do it all?? #smNPchat
4:46 pm fdncenter: @rjleaman glasspockets.org access foundation info, chk out “Foundation Finder” on foundationcenter.org – what info do u need? #smNPchat
4:46 pm joannefritz: soc media not time suck if working on soc media campaign for donors, supporters, etc then is priority #smNPchat
4:46 pm davidpidsley: @janetlfalk I really support your focus on #nonprofit measurement as means to sharing the #opendata with donors, volunteers, etc #smNPchat
4:47 pm HeidiEKMassey: Good point! RT @janetlfalk: @HeidiEKMassey If LT mission-related, Yes. If event-related, or ST goal, can be anyone. #smnpchat
4:47 pm andystitt829: RT @joannefritz: soc media not time suck if working on soc media campaign for donors, supporters, etc then is priority #smNPchat
4:47 pm Susan_Chavez: Very true: RT @joannefritz: soc media not time suck if working on soc media campaign for donors, supporters, etc then is priority #smNPchat
4:47 pm WorkingLori: big fan of post-it note planning! put each step on 1 note, place on wall. which steps can u eliminate? simple, but awesome! #smNPchat
4:47 pm joannefritz: RT @WorkingLori: @JoppaThoughts ROI must point to actionable data and next steps, even if its simply stop doing X. so true! #smNPchat
4:47 pm PamelaGrow: RT @JoppaThoughts: This will be unpopular: I sometimes question the ROI on ROI, especially where it is difficult to measure. #smNPchat
4:47 pm AlisonRapping: RT @fdncenter: @rjleaman glasspockets.org access foundation info, chk out “Foundation Finder” on foundationcenter.org – what info do u need? #smNPchat
4:47 pm andystitt829: @joannefritz 100% agreed on that point! Fundraising and general supporter engagement activities take precedence. #smNPchat
4:48 pm JoppaThoughts: @WorkingLori Agreed. ROI is often useful. But there are many places where I *know* something is working even if I can’t prove it. #smNPchat
4:48 pm meganwh: @rjleaman Guidestar, Charity Navigator have some of this info, but not necessarily all for free – less open. #smNPchat
4:48 pm HeidiEKMassey: LOL! RT @LeslieatHope: @PamelaGrow woo hoo – party favors! Schwag is good – thanks for the handout #smNPchat
4:49 pm HeidiEKMassey: @davidpidsley @meganwh #smNPchat THere is a TON of convo about open sourced stuff. @Tropology is a great resource!
4:49 pm JoppaThoughts: Another place where social media is definitely NOT a time-suck . . . these great chats! Thanks @PamelaGrow for hosting this one! #smNPchat
4:49 pm PamelaGrow: @JoppaThoughts http://www.pamelasgrantwritingblog.com/482/social-media-for-nonprofit-re-thinking-the-rules-of-engagement/ #smNPchat
4:49 pm flozer: Amen. Metrics = next steps @JoppaThoughts ROI must point to actionable data and next steps, even if it’s simply stop doing X. #smNPchat
4:49 pm MsVisionary: RT @fdncenter: For #fundraising Q’s, you can check out grantspace.org – there are some free tools, resources, webinars, etc. for grantseekers #smNPchat
4:49 pm PamelaGrow: RT @WorkingLori: Love this! put each step on 1 note, place on wall. which steps can u eliminate? simple, but awesome! #smNPchat
4:49 pm WorkingLori: @JoppaThoughts i hear u. that’s challenging when u *know* it’s working. keeping a work journal can help. #smNPchat
4:49 pm andystitt829: Must head out now. Thank you @PamelaGrow and everyone else for a great chat! Will certainly join again. #smNPchat
4:49 pm KAPOWinc: RT @davidpidsley sure thing 🙂 megan@kapow.com #smNPchat
4:49 pm joannefritz: need to “harness” tools such as soc media to goals of org… #smNPchat
4:50 pm rjleaman: @meganwh hm, and it’s the open part (plus convenient format) that’s truly valuable for very small nonprofits, isn’t it? #smNPchat
4:50 pm PamelaGrow: @andystitt829 Thanks for your participation Andy! Have a great weekend. #smNPchat
4:50 pm WorkingLori: how many of u track stewardship activities? (donor relations/marketing’s version of contact reports) #smNPchat
4:50 pm JoppaThoughts: Goodies! @PamelaGrow http://www.pamelasgrantwritingblog.com/482/social-media-for-nonprofit-re-thinking-the-rules-of-engagement/ #smNPchat
4:50 pm WorkingLori: @andystitt829 have a wonderful weekend! #smNPchat
4:51 pm PamelaGrow: Quick Q: Is there any area of development – grants, stewardship, individual giving, social media, events – you think is time wste #smNPchat
4:51 pm janetlfalk: Catch you next week. Thanks Pamela for organizing and thanks everyone for sharing. #smnpchat
4:51 pm LeslieatHope: @WorkingLori I record each “touch” with every donor (phone call, letter, etc). #smNPchat
4:51 pm PamelaGrow: RT @WorkingLori: how many of u track stewardship activities? (donor relations/marketings version of contact reports) #smNPchat
4:51 pm rjleaman: @fdncenter just looking for creative use of open data / open government type sites in different countries, not specific info #smNPchat
4:51 pm KAPOWinc: RT @rjleaman:- yes, exactly: it’s the open part (plus convenient format) that’s truly valuable for small nonprofits, isn’t it? #smNPchat
4:52 pm davidpidsley: @HeidiEKMassey Thnx. If #opensource means ‘free software’, #opendata means being able 2 build trust with donors via transparency #smNPchat
4:52 pm PamelaGrow: @janetlfalk Thanks so much for joining Janet! #smNPchat
4:52 pm DJDiG: @JanetLFalk I’m late to the chat due to a call with @YNPN Boston but I wanted to echo the thanks to @PamelaGrow for #smnpchat
4:52 pm joannefritz: gotta get back to to do list…LOL…thanks for organizing this chat, Pamela! #smNPchat
4:53 pm WorkingLori: RT @davidpidsley: If #opensource means free software, #opendata means being able 2 build trust with donors via transparency #smNPchat
4:53 pm PamelaGrow: @joannefritz Thanks for joining us Joanne – and for everything you do at about.com – awesome resource. #smNPchat
4:53 pm DJDiG: RT @PamelaGrow: RT @WorkingLori: Love this! put each step on 1 note, place on wall. which steps can u eliminate? simple, but awesome! #smNPchat
4:53 pm WorkingLori: attended gr8 session as AASP conf about measuring donor relations. person from Yeshiva University was presenter. #smNPchat
4:54 pm Susan_Chavez: RT @davidpidsley: If #opensource means ‘free software’, #opendata means being able 2 build trust with donors via transparency #smNPchat
4:54 pm flozer: Big thanks over here too Pamela! RT @joannefritz: gotta get back to to do list…LOL…thanks for organizing this chat, Pamela! #smNPchat
4:54 pm JoppaThoughts: @PamelaGrow Any area of development can be a waste when not done strategically. Biggest culprit? Too many special events. #smNPchat
4:54 pm HeidiEKMassey: I’m a connector-thinking I should so that w/ my network! RT @LeslieatHope: @WorkingLori I record each “touch” with every donor #smNPchat
4:54 pm PamelaGrow: @WorkingLori I would love to hear more about that Lori (the conf.) #smNPchat
4:55 pm DJDiG: RT @flozer: Terrific!RT @fdncenter For #fundraising Qs, check out grantspace.org – free tools, resources, webinars, etc. for grantseekers #smNPchat
4:55 pm DJDiG: RT @PhilanthropyInk: Very important for small NPOs to understand: RT @PamelaGrow: [social media is] not a time suck if you do it right. #smNPchat
4:55 pm LeslieatHope: @HeidiEKMassey My database has a place to record these #smNPchat
4:55 pm PamelaGrow: RT @HeidiEKMassey: RT @LeslieatHope: @WorkingLori I record each “touch” with every donor – YES! #smNPchat
4:55 pm fdncenter: @rjleaman TimeSlider glasspockets.org/facts/ & some new initiatives like http://data.worldbank.org/ – more initiatives to come #smNPchat
4:55 pm davidpidsley: We’ve JUST started the conversation to define a case for open #nonprofit data http://is.gd/g3ix6 Will u publish #open3rdsec data? #smNPchat
4:55 pm PamelaGrow: @JoppaThoughts Absolutely. #smNPchat
4:55 pm HeidiEKMassey: YES! RT @davidpidsley: If #opensource means ‘free software’, #opendata means being able 2 build trust w/donors via transparency #smNPchat
4:55 pm NancyIannone: Thanks so much Pam for a great chat – have to head out #smNPchat
4:55 pm PamelaGrow: @LeslieatHope What database are you using? #smNPchat
4:56 pm indy_luboff: would love to hear any ideas for #rural #marketing campaigns for #nonprofits #smNPChat
4:56 pm PamelaGrow: @NancyIannone I’ve got to head out too Nancy (call w/ a client in a few). THANKS for joining us! #smNPchat
4:56 pm meganwh: Open Source Software for small #nonprofits: for website content management, open source CMSs like #drupal, #joomla and #wordpress. #smnpchat
4:56 pm LeslieatHope: @PamelaGrow Raisers Edge. I record touches in the notes section of the donor’s record #smNPchat
4:56 pm meganwh: all have modules that provide specific functions such as calendars, volunteer tracking, email newsletters, social media tools, etc.#smnpchat
4:57 pm Susan_Chavez: Anyone have any ideas to share?: RT @indy_luboff: would love to hear any ideas for #rural #marketing campaigns for #nonprofits #smNPChat
4:57 pm LeslieatHope: @PamelaGrow Thanks for hosting. Can’t wait until next week! #smNPchat
4:57 pm PamelaGrow: Wow. Thanks to all who joined us today! I’ve had a hard time keeping up :). #smNPchat
4:57 pm meganwh: that the organizations can install and use on their website. Customization of these modules, designing themes for the website, #smnpchat
4:57 pm HeidiEKMassey: @LeslieatHope How do you set up the data base? Excel or some other tool or…? I am most curious! #smNPchat
4:57 pm PamelaGrow: @LeslieatHope Raisers Edge is VERY GOOD for that. #smNPchat
4:57 pm meganwh: and hosting are usually the costs associated with using this kind of software, but the underlying software itself is free. #smnpchat
4:57 pm WorkingLori: @PamelaGrow in Chicago each year – usually late Sep./early Oct: http://bit.ly/9cu1eV #smNPchat
4:57 pm meganwh: As more new modules are created, they are added to the community sites (drupal.org, joomla.org, wordpress.org). #smnpchat
4:58 pm meganwh: In our experience, Drupal is the most advanced with lots of control over user experience, #smnpchat
4:58 pm rebarclay: Gotta head off now. Thanks so much to @pamelagrow and everyone for the chat – so helpful! See you all next time x #smNPchat
4:58 pm rjleaman: Storm is breaking the intertubes here; I give up… @PamelaGrow thanks so much for launching small nonprofit chat! #smNPchat
4:58 pm meganwh: Joomla has an admin-friendly interface but some limitations, but the new version of WordPress 3 ( originally a blogging platform) #smnpchat
4:58 pm PamelaGrow: Don’t forget to download today’s handout: http://ow.ly/2UahW #smNPchat
4:58 pm LeslieatHope: @HeidiEKMassey re:DB setup – I inherited Raiser’s Edge. I know just enough to be dangerous. #smNPchat
4:58 pm meganwh: is becoming a powerful CMS as well. Hope this is useful. #smNPchat (and sorry for the plethora of posts!)
4:58 pm DJDiG: RT @PamelaGrow: RT @joannefritz: I find a wkly, monthly to do lists help me stay focused on most important tasks… #smNPchat
4:58 pm rjleaman: RT @PamelaGrow: Dont forget to download todays handout: http://ow.ly/2UahW #smNPchat
4:59 pm HeidiEKMassey: RT @indy_luboff: would love to hear any ideas for #rural #marketing campaigns for #nonprofits #smNPChat
4:59 pm PamelaGrow: @rjleaman Thanks so much for joining us Rebecca! Have an awesome weekend. #smNPchat
4:59 pm PamelaGrow: @LeslieatHope That is a telling statement 😉 #smNPchat
5:00 pm davidpidsley: Web #fundraising = great 4 encouraging #microphilanthropy Firstgiving, JustGiving. Use http://socialactions.com 2 search them ALL #smNPchat
5:00 pm LeslieatHope: @PamelaGrow I am married to an IT guy – he refers to me as a “techno-tard” #smNPchat
5:00 pm HeidiEKMassey: @PamelaGrow What a wonderful chat! Thank you! #smNPchat
5:00 pm PamelaGrow: RT @HeidiEKMassey: How do you set up the data base? Excel or s…? HEIDI! 30 lashes w/ a noodle. Excel is not a database #smNPchat
5:00 pm HeidiEKMassey: RT @PamelaGrow: Don’t forget to download today’s handout: http://ow.ly/2UahW #smNPchat
5:00 pm Susan_Chavez: Lot of great ideas & suggestions on #smNPchat today! Thanks everyone & especially @PamelaGrow!
5:01 pm DJDiG: RT @AlisonRapping: one of my funding friends says “Don’t ‘SPRAY & PRAY” use “SNIPER FOCUS.” It is sound advice. #smNPchat
5:01 pm WorkingLori: RT @davidpidsley: great 4 encouraging #microphilanthropy Firstgiving, JustGiving. http://socialactions.com 2 search them ALL #smNPchat
5:01 pm meganwh: My thanks as well! RT @Susan_Chavez: Lot of great ideas & suggestions on #smNPchat today! Thanks everyone & especially @PamelaGrow!
5:01 pm daTempted1: RT @KidsAreHeroes: I spend time on things that give us the best benefit, and social media is a major part of it. #smNPchat «-but of course!
5:01 pm PamelaGrow: @HeidiEKMassey Thank you SO much for joining us Heidi – what a privilege it is to know you. #smNPchat
5:01 pm DJDiG: RT @PamelaGrow: ?Doing a mediocre job on nine things is going to guarantee that you?re mediocre,? Seth said #smNPchat
5:01 pm PamelaGrow: @LeslieatHope 🙂 #smNPchat
5:02 pm PamelaGrow: @meganwh Thank you for joining us! #smNPchat
5:02 pm DJDiG: RT @daTempted1: RT @KidsAreHeroes: I spend time on things that give us the best benefit, and social media is a major part of it. #smNPchat «-but of course!
5:03 pm PamelaGrow: I’ve got to run – thanks to all who participated & tweet your ideas for future chats. Happy weekending! #smNPchat
5:03 pm WorkingLori: @pamelagrow thanks 4 doing this! following time management tip #5, gotta jump now and have lunch! ciao, every1! #smNPchat
5:03 pm taralconnolly: Thanks @PamelaGrow and everyone at #smNPchat !
5:03 pm rjleaman: @PamelaGrow Transcript for today’s #smNPchat > http://bit.ly/c0qHzP
5:03 pm davidpidsley: Our team use the http://www.pomodorotechnique.com for time management: (25m then 5m break) x 4 – then take 45m break. Try it 🙂 #smNPchat
5:04 pm PamelaGrow: RT @rjleaman: @PamelaGrow Transcript for todays #smNPchat > http://bit.ly/c0qHzP #smNPchat
5:04 pm PhilanthropyInk: YES! RT @JoppaThoughts: I sometimes question the ROI on ROI, especially where it is difficult to measure. #smNPchat
5:05 pm HeidiEKMassey: @davidpidsley GREAT input on #smNPchat SO glad you were there…nice to meet you! FYI, check out @Tropology and @CoalitionFilm Open Source!
5:05 pm flozer: Love this.RT @AlisonRapping: one of my funding friends says “Don’t ‘SPRAY & PRAY” use “SNIPER FOCUS.” It is sound advice. #smNPchat
5:08 pm PhilanthropyInk: @WorkingLori @JoppaThoughts If you are transparent & have impact, donors and volunteers won’t question ROI. #smNPchat
5:09 pm davidpidsley: If u don’t fundraise & recruit on Facebook & Twitter because u think they r teenages, the stats show ur wrong. http://is.gd/g3qYs #smNPchat
5:09 pm PhilanthropyInk: @WorkingLori @JoppaThoughts Those that ask you to prove ROI are delaying their decision. Stall tactic. Nothing more. #smNPchat
5:11 pm davidpidsley: @HeidiEKMassey Thanks Heidi. I’m here http://davidpidsley.com and am happy to support and advise all small #nonprofit who mention #smNPchat
5:13 pm davidpidsley: @andystitt829 Imagine trying to implement CMMI or PMI processes in a #SME #nonprofit ! What are your PM top tips for #smNPchat Andy?
5:15 pm davidpidsley: @NancyIannone Me too. Pomodoro. Works a treat. Keeps the #nonprofit blood flowing around a social entrepreneur’s head. #smNPchat
5:17 pm davidpidsley: @HeidiEKMassey Is @rich_w post on Open Data and the voluntary sector http://goo.gl/fb/aSQPd comments from @kanedr & @davidpidsley #smNPchat
5:20 pm HeidiEKMassey: Thank you! SO mutual! RT @PamelaGrow: @HeidiEKMassey Thank you SO much for joining us Heidi – what a privilege it is to know you. #smNPchat
5:21 pm davidpidsley: @rebarclay I founded http://LymingtonFoundation.org. Moving on 2 help open up UK’s #nonprofit sector. Me http://davidpidsley.com #smNPchat
5:24 pm PhilanthropyInk: @PamelaGrow Thanks for organizing today’s chat. Sorry I missed so much of it – hope to make it next time. #smNPchat
5:24 pm davidpidsley: @meganwh Have u tried [Seesmic Desktop 2] vs TweetDeck for managing ur social network activities. I welcome thoughts/comparisons #smNPchat
5:26 pm meganwh: @davidpidsley I haven’t – right now liking TweetDeck a lot, except for obvious problem I have with switching between accounts! #smNPchat
5:30 pm davidpidsley: @WorkingLori Email died 4 me the day http://is.gd/g3suo PI for Gmail launched. We read <5% of email we used 2 using Google Apps #smNPchat
5:34 pm andystitt829: @davidpidsley My tips are that a sound PM system is important and to use a system that works and meets the needs of your org. #smNPchat
5:36 pm andystitt829: @davidpidsley Waterfall vs. agile vs. whatever, as long as it helps you get projects done effectively, that’s what matters. #smNPchat
5:38 pm davidpidsley: @andystitt829 I like the mantra ‘the tool will help you project manage, but it won’t solve problems you arn’t managing already’ 🙂 #smNPchat
5:40 pm ABACtrProBono: RT @fdncenter: For #fundraising Q’s,check out grantspace.org – some free tools, resources, webinars, etc. for grantseekers #smNPchat
5:41 pm davidpidsley: #smNPchat I like the Santa Claus approach to #nonprofit Project Management. “He’s making a list, And checking it twice…” :x)
5:41 pm davidpidsley: RT @rjleaman: @meganwh hm, and it’s the open part (plus convenient format) that’s truly valuable for very small nonprofits, isn’t it? #smNPchat
5:44 pm rebarclay: @flozer thanks so much for the book tips – looks like I need to make a wish list! #smNPchat
5:45 pm davidpidsley: @rjleaman Examples: browsing tweets with #opendata or see Open Knowledge Foundation http://okfn.org #open3rdsec ideas are very new #smNPchat
5:49 pm davidpidsley: @indy_luboff Idea: Use State & Fed. statistics 2 demonstrate need 4 rural renewal projects for young people & internet adoption #smNPchat
5:55 pm davidpidsley: @LeslieatHope RE: How 2 Database. Start list of all types of info u have, need & want. Collect it all. Give to an IT volunteer #smNPchat
5:57 pm davidpidsley: @HeidiEKMassey thanks for sharing the Chris Anderson video http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/955 #smNPchat
6:13 pm npinnovators: Oh dear: I see we missed out on #smNPchat today. We’ll be ready next Friday!
6:22 pm indy_luboff: RT @davidpidsley: @indy_luboff Idea: Use State & Fed. statistics 2 demonstrate need 4 rural renewal projects for young people & internet adoption #smNPchat
6:39 pm peninsulasymph: Handout from today’s #smnpchat: http://bit.ly/9uDoOE. Great resource for small nonprofits like ours!
7:00 pm kidpowerdc: RT @peninsulasymph: Handout from today’s #smnpchat: http://bit.ly/9uDoOE. Great resource for small nonprofits like ours!