Facebook is expanding Fundraisers
Facebook is expanding Fundraisers

Facebook is expanding Fundraisers beyond nonprofit organizations to a wide range of causes, community groups and endeavors, individuals. Through a Fundraiser on the social media behemoth, individual residents of Facebookistan can ask friends to donate to specific events, causes, community events, community sports teams, medical expenses and students can ask for help with tuition and […]

Facebook promises no more third-party surveillance
Facebook promises no more third-party surveillance

Facebook promises no more third-party surveillance – that means companies who sell to police agencies information on Facebook users, typically civil protesters. “Today we are adding language to our Facebook and Instagram platform policies to more clearly explain that developers cannot ‘use data obtained from us to provide tools that are used for surveillance’,” posted […]

Compassion can be engaging in the digital spaces
Compassion can be engaging in the digital spaces

Compassion can be engaging in the digital spaces and maybe even transfer to the real world, building a better world with xocial. No, that’s not a typo. xocial is an app, a site (pronounced, “social”), dedicated to making compassion a digitally interactive pursuit, competitive even, where good works and empathy, genuine acts of kindness and […]

#GivingTuesday for the greater good
#GivingTuesday for the greater good

#GivingTuesday for the greater good, beyond the conspicuous consumption of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, toward building a better world for all its people. Giving Tuesday the day (month,  year) when our better angels take the reins of our pocketbooks and donate money, time, resources to nonprofit organizations in our own communities working to make […]

The Giving Season & Facebook for nonprofits
The Giving Season & Facebook for nonprofits

The Giving Season & Facebook for nonprofits. If you’re one of the countless organizations working hard for the greater good you just can’t ignore these two dominant facts of life. Sure, it’s long been established – and vitally important – to nonprofit organizations that much of any organization’s annual contributions arrive during the holiday season. […]

Tradition adopts 21st Century digital marketing
Tradition adopts 21st Century digital marketing

What happens when a 33-year-old tradition adopts 21st Century digital marketing? “Folkmoot has blockbuster year,” read the newspaper headline. Folkmoot is the 33-year-old folk dance festival staged each summer in Western North Carolina and the Tar Heel state’s official international folk festival, a grand and colorful tradition of the world’s folk dance cultures swarming the […]

Facebook beefed up call-to-action & Live
Facebook beefed up call-to-action & Live

Facebook beefed up call-to-action & Live features on Pages so businesses & organizations can get Facebooked a bit more easily. Specifically, the social network behemoth has made call-to-action buttons more useful and more prominent on the mobile version of pages. Businesses and organizations can now schedule Facebook Live videos to give fans, customers and supporters […]

How to create and run Facebook Groups
How to create and run Facebook Groups

Say you’ve been curious and wanted to delve deeper into Facebook and perhaps wondered, for example, how to create and run Facebook Groups. This piece was first published on the website of Tech4good SWFL after Mark Benson presented at the topic at the monthly meeting of the Southwest Florida group, affiliated with NetSquared, an international organization […]

Your Facebook Page has been refreshed
Your Facebook Page has been refreshed

Your Facebook Page has been refreshed – most likely, by now, as the update seems to have rolled around to most in the business side of the social network giant. If you’re a business or organization, institution or other entity and you’re not taking advantages of the significant enhancements to Facebook Pages over the last […]

Time to plan now for #GivingTuesday2016
Time to plan now for #GivingTuesday2016

It’s time to plan now for #GivingTuesday2016, which is set for November 29 following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday is an online and social media event intended to draw attention away from the ironic commercial, self-gratifying spending binges of the days each year following Thanksgiving and toward the idea of giving to make the world […]