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So You Think You Can Blog? Guidelines For New Bloggers


You're happy with the new blog design, you understand the platform you've chosen, you've gotten sign-off from above to move forward, and you've signed a surprising number of your staff up to serve as regular bloggers. Here are some of the key lessons we've learned at Rad Campaign through blogger orientations and trainings we've run.

Google + for Nonprofits: Invest Time or Not? Nonprofit Starter Steps

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Should your nonprofit do more than simply set up a presence on Google + and not invest any more time? What is a productive way to experiment and learn to the answers to these questions without wasting time? Debra Askanase Blogger and trainer who share useful tips about Google + (and other platforms too!). What have you learned?

23 Years Ago Today and How Not To Pitch A Blogger Redux (And Twitter pitches too)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last year, I marked the date with the above photo and a post with tips for cultivating bloggers and how it was like a long term relationship. 

It’s that time of year again- the DoGooder Awards are back!


Compelling cause-based video has the ability to advance social change and create real impact. Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia.

Difference Between Pitching Mainstream Bloggers and Mainstream Press from Chris Brogan

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He talks about what motivates bloggers and how we're different from mainstream press. Photo from Chris Brogan Chris Brogan does it again.

Millennial Donors: Please Stand Up

Connection Cafe

Time or Money. Think about your engagement strategy and ensure it goes beyond just opportunities to make financial contributions.  Peer to Peer.

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The 5 Reasons Nonprofit Crowdfunding Campaigns Fail


Not having a go to member of the press can make it difficult to raise awareness for your campaign. Image courtesy of

Successful Social Media Content Strategy Is A Continuous Improvement for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Then you have get organized, really organized. And on a regular basis, measure, learn, and improve what you are doing. What are your best tips?

5 Tips for Getting Media Pickup for Your Fundraising Campaign

Tech Soup Blog

But working with the media is tricky, especially if you don't have a dedicated marketing or press relations person on staff. spanhidden.

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MPower Open keeps moving forward

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

What’s kind of funny is that I was quoted on the press release , which was out 3 weeks ago or so, but it’s taken me this long to blog it. Bad Blogger! (I think my clients thank me for being a bad blogger.) So what’s the news? MPower Open is now on Sourceforge , they released their product under the GPL v3.

Time and Social Action

Social Actions

Let’s turn now to volunteering in small units of time…. The conversation takes less time to produce and disseminate than a monthly e-newsletter.

10 Tips for Asking Bloggers to Write About Your Cause

Have Fun - Do Good

There are a lot of answers to that question, but if you want to do outreach to bloggers about an issue you care about, here are a few tips: 1.

Blogger Uses Petition Site to Create Better Transportation for NY - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


People definitely saw the URL in the local press and on local media websites and responded. stuff. When it was clear that Ms. Use with care!

22 Years Ago Today and Some Advice About How Not to Pitch Bloggers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Blogger relations (not to be confused with blogger relationships like I'm describing above) that is blogger outreach came up as a topic in a workshop I did on social media and the arts earlier this week. Don't have your office intern hapzardly send out a canned pitches, get to know the bloggers first. Are Bloggers Media?

Social Community Impacts Volunteerism

Connection Cafe

Author: Guest Blogger. Creating a Blog within your Community - Why send the traffic back to Word Press and Blogger?

Women Bloggers in Africa Celebrate International Women's Day

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Sokari has a summary on Global s on International Women's Day and how African bloggers have choosen to honour African women. WOZA stand out as a group of women who, through non-violent peaceful action, give a public face and press-friendly words to the experience that weighs on all women in our country?????? for social change

Make Your Nonprofit Board Meetings Magical


No one likes a dull board meeting, or a long one, or one that doesn’t start on time. Prompt start and end times. Ongoing dialogue.

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How to generate Twitter leads using automation


Journalists, anchors, customer prospects, and bloggers use the platform to find and vet sources on the fly. Image credit: Photobucket. urgharo”.

10 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Blogs and Bloggers to Support Their Cause

Have Fun - Do Good

It only makes sense that if your nonprofit is going to include a blog in its communications strategy that it includes other bloggers too.

3 Tips on Planning a Nonprofit Crowdfunding Campaign

John Haydon

Timely – goals should be created so that a campaign start and end date are timed carefully. Set SMART Goals & Objectives.

Six Steps to Plan a Multichannel Fundraising Campaign


Allyson's newest book -- co-authored with Amy Sample Ward -- is hot off the presses (almost literally!). Enjoy! Establish Fundraising Goals.

How can I write better blog posts?

John Haydon

Writing awesome blog posts is something great bloggers are always working towards, and something bad bloggers have mastered.

How to Apply Social to Communications


We live in a world where anyone, anywhere, can sound off about anything at any time. You may already be concentrating on blogger relations.

Dress for the job


Please welcome our newest Industry Insider blogger, Sarah Hill, Social Media Specialist with Memberclicks. Enter the casual work environment.

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Using Social Media to Leverage Family Stories: MomsRising Shares Lessons Learned

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Momsrising Story Site. They are experts in using  social media as part of their multi-channel advocacy campaigns.   You’ll learn lots. 

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Whether you have a staff of one or 100, you will find benefit in taking time away to attend. Fundraising. Donor relations. Accounting. spacer.

Nonprofits: Diversify!

Connection Cafe

Author: Guest Blogger. very businesslike approach. As a consultant working with nonprofits, I agree with this strategy.

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10 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Tech for Good

wasn’t convinced at all that the world needed another blogger. But Allow guest bloggers to share expertise and experience.

Conference Season: Learning for More than Members


All of them are  smart and savvy bloggers, and we know you’ll enjoy what they have to say! Spring conference season is upon us. 

Why Can’t We Define Public Relations?


Our industry, for a very long time, has used media relations as the example when describing what we do because it’s tangible. Enter PRSA.

9 Tips for Making a Multichannel Fundraising Ask

NonProfit Hub

She  is a blogger, marketer, and communications coordinator for Qgiv , an online fundraising service provider. Train your staff. Wrong!

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11 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Social Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

However, while in Asia I got to watch CNN Asia and the BBC and read the local press. Learn basic HTML. VIDEO: HTML All Writers Need to Know. 3.

How to Apply Social to Conferences


Gone are the days of waiting for the formal press release before sharing information about keynoters. This is how. Is your appetite whetted?

Could John Wayne be the world’s most effective philanthropist?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And at the same time, we’ve seen that without patience, donors can suffer fatigue. – guest post by Jim Coutre. It’s a marathon.

Media layoffs accelerated in 2006 | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot? Long Live IE6! It’s not you, it’s them.

Turning Engagement into Empowerment

Connection Cafe

Author: Guest Blogger. Larger ones have new media, press outreach, and advertising strategies. The following post is by Joshua Gee.

9 Tips for Making a Multichannel Fundraising Ask

NonProfit Hub

She is a blogger, marketer and communications coordinator for Qgiv , an online fundraising service provider. Discover your donors’ preferences.

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Populism, Commercialism, and Jeffrey Deitch: The Shifting Debate about LA MOCA

Museum 2.0

That contemporary art museum is on the front of the LA Times again," she said. Last week, my mom called. In some ways, this debate is fabulous.

E-Mediat: Reflections from the Conference in Fez, Morocco

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Group Photo with Certificates. Workshop Handouts work in Arabic and French. This conference was designed as an interactive, networking event.

The Save Darfur Coalition’s "Be A Voice For Darfur" - A Stellar Example of A Multi-Channel Campaign

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Blog Components There is also a bloggers kit and blogger outreach effort underway.  Here's the call to action from the web site.