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Why 2012 Was A Very Good Year For Social Giving [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that 74 percent of non-profits use Twitter, which is behind only Facebook (a heady 98 percent) amongst social networks, but ahead of YouTube (66 percent), LinkedIn (48 percent) and Google+ (26 percent)?

Moreover, incorporating Twitter into your social fundraising can generate almost ten times as much revenue, and online giving has breached a new frontier thanks to #GivingTuesday, the Tuesday immediately after Thanksgiving which has become a charitable movement solely powered by social media.

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Charity Auction: Bid To Have Your Twitter Handle Tattooed On Somebody

Drew Olanoff is a writer at TechCrunch, a cancer survivor and, obviously, a tattoo-lover. And he’s auctioning off

Don’t think he’ll do it? Think again. He’s done it before (pictured to the right).

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Website Guilts Celebrities Into Participating On Twitter

It isn’t as bad as it sounds. There’s a website, called Charity Bribes, that raises money for various charities in a pretty unique way – by collecting money to bribe celebrities to do stuff. Huh?

The site calls on folks to put up some cash to try to convince their favorite celebrities to join the rest of us online (or to do something whacky). Celebrities don’t need this money, of course, so the bribe isn’t really for them – and isn’t the true motivating factor here either. You see, once the celebrity  joins (or does whatever he or she is being “bribed” to do), all funds raised to convince the celebrity to participate are given to a specific charity attached to the bribe. Hmm. I guess it is as bad as it sounds.
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Animal Rights More Important To Twitter Users Than Disaster Relief, Environment [INFOGRAPHIC]

Animal rights issues are more important to users on Twitter and Facebook than environmental concerns, disaster relief and other nonprofit issues, says a report.

The study, by Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, has been published in infographic form on his Craigconnects website and follows up his report in October which analysed how the top nonprofits used social media.

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Cancer Research Tops The First Charity 100 Social Index [REPORT]

The arrival and massive growth of social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook has provided many new opportunities for businesses of all sizes, but used correctly they can also be hugely beneficial to charities and other non-profits.

Visceral Business have looked at how 300 charities in the United Kingdom have applied social media to their campaigns, producing the first Charity Social 100 Index. This ranks charities using specific social metrics, such as their total Twitter followers and Twitter list count, Facebook Page Likes, LinkedIn followers, YouTube subscribers, as well as how engaged they are with these communities. The branding and financial strength of the charity is also addressed, and each of these components produces a final score.

Cancer Research, with 830 points, leads the way, followed by The British Heart Foundation (750) and Oxfam (729).

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