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Social Networks and Community Benefit Organizations

A social network service focuses on building online communities of people who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. Social networking has encouraged new ways to communicate and share information. Social networking websites are being used regularly by millions of people.

Social networking services have opened doors for nonprofit organizations to engage and interact with the people they serve, their donors, and volunteers in new ways never thought possible. Social Networking allows nonprofit organizations to reach a new level of transparency and openness with the communities they serve.

Resources

From from the 5th Annual Community Renewal Summit on Friday, November 23, 2009
Presented by Kelvin Alfaro

Social Media Presentation

Social Networking: A Quick Start Guide Social Networking: A Quick Start Guide (298 KB)

Nonprofit Social Network Survey Nonprofit Social Network Survey (327 KB)

2009 Nonprofit Ebenchmarks Study 2009 Nonprofit Ebenchmarks Study (1044 KB)

Trends in Constituent Satisfaction with Nonprofit Websites Trends in Constituent Satisfaction with Nonprofit Websites (997 KB)

Videos

Charity: Water Video

Six PIxels of Separation

Neighborhood Market Program

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Volunteers help supervise the children as clients visit the Community Food Bank’s Neighborhood Market program. This food distribution program delivers fresh produce and other healthy staples to destitute areas of Fresno, Madera and Kings Counties. Since its launch in March 2008, the program has distributed more than 1 million pounds of food in more than 30 locations. Thank you to the Fresno Regional Foundation for awarding a $10,000 human services grant to support this important work!

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