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My Favorite Thing About Houston Today

The article on the Houston Chronicle Website about Non-Profits using Social Media that quote Monica Dana and Ed Schipul. It’s nice to be able to call these brilliant, passionate people my friends.
July 4, 2008, 8:33PM
BUSINESS OF GIVING

Nonprofits should make use of social networking

“This is the time for nonprofits to get into social media while there
is not a lot of traffic there,” said Monica Danna, a Houston-based
blogger and marketing professional. “Early adopters get the most
benefit.”

Danna, writer of the CosmoPolitician blog, is co-founder of Vinyl
Creative
, a public relation events and design firm that frequently uses
social media to promote her clients’ activities.

Often clients ask her to set up and maintain whatever they need in
terms of social media, the umbrella term for all the ways people
interact socially through technology.

That includes Internet forums, blogs, instant messaging, telephone
texting, social network sites, such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter
and the photo and video sharing sites, Flickr, Qik and YouTube.

But outsourcing social media work eliminates the benefits.

The point is the personal touch

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