What is Audience Engagement?

Museum 2.0

Audience engagement is the easiest and hardest thing about our work. How do we make the right changes to make the most of audience engagement given our museum culture? What changes to museum culture allow us to best grow audiences without destroying the best of our core competencies? Audience engagement is part and parcel to the survival of our work. So, this month, I ask you a few questions: What are the challenges in audience engagement?

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A new study by Experian found that Americans spend 2 hours and 12 minutes on Twitter each month. The average time per session was 13 minutes and 12 seconds. This is 26 times the 30 traditional second elevator pitch. How are you using this time? Are you engaging your constituency during this 13 minutes and 12 seconds? If so what are you saying via social media?


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Demystifying Next Generation Donor Audiences to Drive Engagement and Donations

Connection Cafe

Based on the research findings, we developed a series of easy-to-remember personas that can be leveraged to tailor messaging and cultivation strategies for distinct audiences. She is more likely to rely on information directly from a nonprofit than other audience segments and tends to stick with nonprofits she’s already donated to in the past. “The next generation of donors” is not just the latest fundraising trend or catchphrase for development teams.

Audience-Engagement Successes and Failures

Museum 2.0

Audience-centered for me is a subset of human-centered. Audiences are a portion of the humans in the museum ecosystem. The reason I think of a museum as human-centered is that to become audience-centered your organization has to center people. Without an internal understanding of humanity, it’s hard to be audience-centered. Practically, being audience-centered touches every aspect of staff work. We did what we could to foster audiences who thought like us.

How to Create Valuable Audience Personas for Your Nonprofit

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This is the fundamental basis of audience personas. The post How to Create Valuable Audience Personas for Your Nonprofit appeared first on The See3 Blog. strategy audience personas demographics nonprofit target audienceThousands of volunteers, donors, and supports are, or have the potential be to be, involved in your nonprofit’s mission.

Understanding Your Audience

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Use these five audience insights available through Google Analytics as you develop and adjust your web strategy. It’s important to keep focused on details that involve your audience and in turn give your constituents the best service in all areas, including online. Author: Alissa Ruehl. The start of a new year is the perfect time to focus on a user-centered strategy for your website. How well do you currently understand your users?

How To Find Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Audience


The post How To Find Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Audience appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. You know you should be tweeting, posting, sharing, and engaging. But are you entirely sure who’s on the other end of all your nonprofit’s social media marketing efforts? The truth is, most nonprofits run wildly into the light, hoping their ideal donor, volunteer, or otherwise constituent is on the other side eagerly awaiting their arrival. […].

How Make-A-Wish is Telling New Stories with Audience Personas

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The post How Make-A-Wish is Telling New Stories with Audience Personas appeared first on The See3 Blog. strategy audience personas content marketing content strategy make-a-wish nonprofit communications nonprofit marketing see3 See3 CommunicationsMake-A-Wish has told great stories for 35 years. With a lot of hard work from their team and a little help from See3, they are about to get even better.

Be Engaging: Four Plugins That Foster Audience Loyalty

Byte Technology

Here are four plugins–some free, some paid—that are designed specifically to decrease bounce rates (the ugly term for users hitting the “back button” without exploring your site); increase page views; and generally encourage your audience to stick with you day after day for every new post, video or product or service launch. Contextly is a great all-in-one plugin that builds audience loyalty through a diverse number of tools designed to keep readers, well, reading.

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Audience Engagement Conversation at Western Museums Association

Museum 2.0

In many ways, the subtext of our whole panel was that change will mean your audience will be different, but that’s not bad. Maren also got the largest “wow’s” from the audience when she talked about the issue of alcohol and museum programming. What are your thoughts on audience engagement and change? What is something you hope to see in the future of audience engagement?

The Attention Economy: How to Turn Your Audience into Passionate Subscribers

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One way to accomplish this is through content marketing – a marketing technique that informs, engages, and/or entertains your audience with the goal of ultimately driving constituent action. […]. Content Marketing Nonprofits audience content marketing marketing There is a big difference between organizations or companies who use marketing to sell something, and those who use marketing to create passionate subscribers to their brand.

Your Audience’s Content Is King (and Your Content Is Subservient to It)

Connection Cafe

When it comes to advocacy and political campaigns, we must understand how our audience is talking about our issues and candidates before we know what to share on our social media platforms. Without knowing what issues matter most to the audience, a campaign may end up focusing on less important issues. Another explanation may be that the way the campaign is talking about the issue—the frame it is using—is different from the frame its audience is using to discuss the issue.

Design a Fundraising Website For Your Audiences

Connection Cafe

As you’re approaching the end of year fundraising, you are also comparing your … Acquisition Fundraising Retention Branding end of year fundraising web design

Embracing a More Diverse Audience in Arts and Culture

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If arts and cultural nonprofits fail to cultivate more diverse audiences, they risk decreased attendance and bankruptcy. These changes will increase attendance rates, deepen audience engagement , and encourage more individuals to donate to their efforts. Translations and multilingual educators eliminate language as a barrier to participation, and bring art and cultural understanding to a larger audience.

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The Ideal Audience for Using QR Codes

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The Ideal Audience for Using QR Codes : The results are in and I'm disappointed. I was hoping tha

Does Your Audience Grok Your Message?

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This message supports all of your business objectives, and should speak to all of your core audiences. You don’t need to rank these in a general order of priority, but it does help to think about which secondary messages speak more directly to specific audiences. You don’t need to spend an enormous amount of time wordsmithing your messaging and getting the phrasing just right, because your online audience is rarely (if ever) going to see your message hierarchy.

Community-centered and Audience-Engagement and What not

Museum 2.0

Author: Seema Rao This month, inspired by the panel at Western Museums Association , we've been discussing all things audience, community, and visitors. I asked the somewhat provocative question: Can museums go TOO far with audience engagement/ being visitor-centered? Similarly, there is a group of people don't visit, but they might be invested in your audience. The content should inspire new questions, and answer some of them, and keep the audience engaged the whole time.

5 Social Media Stats That’ll Help Your Nonprofit Understand Audiences


We know our audiences are out there on social media. Marketers from the nonprofit sector and the for-profit sector alike are attempting to harness the power of social media to connect with these audiences. You have to first make sure you understand exactly who’s using that outlet, then optimize your content for that unique audience from there. to start engaging with their audience and growing its group of ardent followers.

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Know Your Audience: How to Use Google Analytics With Your WordPress Site

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Successful website owners and administrators all have one thing in common: they know their audience. So how does one begin to seek out an understanding of their target audience? But be sure to use the tracking data for what it is intended: to give you ideas for tweaking your site to make it the most user friendly for your target audience. They know what products and services they want. They know what sorts of content they want to read and explore.

Pinterest for Associations: New Audience, New Addiction - Reid | Avectra

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Pinterest for Associations: New Audience, New Addiction - Reid | Avectra : Pinterest for Associations: New Audience, New Addiction Wednesday, February 8, 2012 by Deirdre Reid Although it’s been around for two years, Pinterest has finally hit the big time.

Reach Your Audience Where Your Audience Already Is!


The recent boom in social networking has brought about enough of a shift in the way people use the Internet that it has completely altered the way organizations think about their online strategy. Most organizations maintain a stubborn point of view that their website is the center of everything they do and that any other online presence only detracts from their own website

Profiling Like a Pro: Understanding the Demographics of Your Instagram Audience

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And now, popular social media site Instagram is the latest to get a truly valuable profiling tool, a new service that gives users vital data on their audience breakdown and allows them to leverage those metrics to make the most of their social media efforts. Enter Demographics Pro, a go-to service for e-tail, non-profit and online business interests looking to grow their audience and, in turn, their bottom lines.

How A Nonprofit’s Content Marketing Engages Audiences


The number one goal of every blog and content marketing campaign is to engage with their audiences and drive interactions. The bottom line is, engaging with audiences is difficult. Whether you know it or not, your content marketing campaign is engaging with your target audiences in more ways than one. You have to know your audience, and what they expect, to capture their attention. Positioning your target audience. Image courtesy of Engage Designs.

Kid-Tested, Hipster-Approved: How Austin’s Thinkery Curated a Whole New Audience.

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The event is definitely a hit, and Thinkery has enjoyed increased revenue, an expanded audience, and an increase in their supporter base. I asked the team for tips on how they implemented Thinkery21 – check it out: Pick topics that excite your audience. That way we get audience buy-in before we’ve even started planning an event. Oh, Austin, TX. It’s safe to say this town is up there trending with those other ‘cool hipster’ cities like Brooklyn and Portland.

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Using Social Media to Speak *With* Your Audience.


Have a policy change to communicate to your audience? Whether you are an organization with thousands of donors, a company with countless consumers and hundreds of employees, or perhaps a politician with a public full of constituents, there are an increasing number of exciting tools to communicate your message to your target audience. But what does your audience do when they want to reach you with a question, idea, concern, or suggestion?

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns


Successful fundraising campaigns come in many shapes and sizes, and not every tactic works for every organization's audience. With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals. Each of these five organizations exemplifies different ways to make industry best practices and technology tools work in a way that resonates with their supporter base.

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Backed by Huge Audiences, Video-Game Stars Get Into Giving Tuesday - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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Backed by Huge Audiences, Video-Game Stars Get Into Giving Tuesday - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "A new Save the Children campaign kicking off Dec. 1 aims to tap into the passion of a new, younger audience: video-game players. On what the nonprofit has dubbed #GamingTuesday, gamers and YouTube stars will encourage their followers — which sometimes number in the millions — to make donations and serve as a "life force" for vulnerable children around the world." 'via via Blog thi

Backed by Huge Audiences, Video-Game Stars Get Into Giving Tuesday - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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Backed by Huge Audiences, Video-Game Stars Get Into Giving Tuesday - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "A new Save the Children campaign kicking off Dec. 1 aims to tap into the passion of a new, younger audience: video-game players. On what the nonprofit has dubbed #GamingTuesday, gamers and YouTube stars will encourage their followers — which sometimes number in the millions — to make donations and serve as a "life force" for vulnerable children around the world." 'via via Blog thi

Want to get your audience hooked? Try something interactive.

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Interactivity on websites means more audience engagement, and audience engagement is at the core of every nonprofit communications strategy. The post Want to get your audience hooked? Here are a few interactive-inspired approaches for your nonprofit's next web campaign. Try something interactive. appeared first on The See3 Blog. web interactive scrollytelling storytelling website

Why You Should Start Creating a Mid-Level Donor Program ASAP


Your major gifts team is probably already creating incredible content that can be adapted to share with your mid-level audience. By focusing a little extra energy on your mid-level donors, you can raise more money and create a quality pipeline for your major gifts officers. Successful mid-level donor programs are all about providing donors with a personal touch while maintaining the analytic discipline that allows you to scale your programming.

5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement


While it’s important to follow standard best practices, engagement rates depend highly on the preferences of one’s audience, which can vary greatly between nonprofits who serve a diverse array of communities and issues. The most reliable way for nonprofits to increase digital engagement is to test different techniques and messages with your own audience to determine what they respond to best, and follow the results.

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Tools to Help Grow Your Social Media Audience

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Use this tool for straightforward audience growth on Twitter and Instagram. While Crowdfire will help you grow your audience by sheer volume of engagement, having great content will increase conversions. The post Tools to Help Grow Your Social Media Audience appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Jason Grad is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub, and Founder of Bstow.

Who’s Coming? A New Free Toolkit for Respectful Audience Surveying

Museum 2.0

Today, OF/BY/FOR ALL is introducing a new free resource - a guide to creating and implementing demographic audience surveys that are accurate, respectful, and useful. That’s why we decided, as part of our first year of work with OF/BY/FOR ALL, to demystify audience surveying with The Who’s Coming toolkit. We’ve teamed up with Slover Linett Audience Research - with generous support from the James and John L. Michaela Clark-Nagaoka surveying visitors at a MAH event.

Is Your Organization Looking At Alternative Audiences


In fact, instead of targeting obvious audiences (e.g. young moms), it is often more effective to try to identify lateral audiences that aren’t targeted as heavily. The percentage of users that click might be lower and the audience might be lower, but the lower cost per user can lead to a healthier return on investment (ROI). One good way to identify alternative audiences is to look at the traffic from your existing users.

Which New Audiences? A Great Washington Post Article and its Implications about Age, Income, and Race

Museum 2.0

The Washington Post covered the MAH's transformation as part of an article about museums engaging new audiences. Audiences of all backgrounds found ways to connect with museums as it presented exhibitions with the help of foster youth, migrant farmers, roller-derby girls, mushroom hunters, surfers and incarcerated artists, among others. This article subtly juxtaposes two interpretations of what it means to "engage new audiences." This weekend was thrilling for me.

Cheap and Cheerful Audience Analysis for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

” My answer is: ”Don’t ask me, ask your audience.” ” That to say that you need to know your audience and how they get their information. Even more importantly, what motivates them. So, was delighted when Darren Barefoot asked if he share a guest post about how to do audience analysis. Cheap and Cheerful Audience Analysis for NGOS by Darren Barefoot. But not all kinds of audience analysis are evil.

Guest Post by Martin Djupdraet: Let the Decision Makers Do the Audience Research

Museum 2.0

At Den Gamle By we have set ourselves a goal to broaden the perspective of those in responsibility and to ensure the management will take our audience seriously. What we have done is quite simple, but it works: we require decision makers to do audience research themselves. But direct involvement with the audience is not necessarily a method used by museum management.

7 Tips to Make This Year Your Best #GivingTuesday Ever


effective digital testing wherever possible, to fine-tune your messaging and maximize its impact with your audience. #GivingTuesday is right around the corner! Whether you’re still putting together your plan, or just double checking to make sure that everything is ready to go, here are seven tips to decrease your stress and increase your fundraising this year. For even more helpful tools for maximizing the money you raise and , check out our. Giving Tuesday Resource Library.

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[Cool Social Tools] Mattr Segments Your Social Audience To Identify Influencers


—————– Segment Your Social Audience To Identify Influencers with Similar Values. Cultivate those mid-level and micro influencer relationships (non-celebrities) that can provide a consistent voice to your target market— and learn what influences them. - Gain a clearer picture of your brand audience, instantly, including personality traits, STEEP values (is your audience Green?

Tips and Techniques for Making Good Webinars: Engaging Your Audience


Unlike in a live training, where you have a (mostly) captive audience, it’s easier for participants in a webinar to wander off. The key then, is to make webinars that the audience wants to pay attention to. Asking people to share their personal experiences, asking questions, taking polls, or showing a little bit of humor can help “break the ice” so your audience will jump in and stay involved.

Engage Your Audience and Sell Out Your Next Show with These Super Simple Tips

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Not only are we fighting giving fatigue, there’s also audience burnout to consider. One way to increase buzz for a new performance is to let our potential audience members hear all about it from their peers. This authentic, real-time feedback leading up to the performance’s debut can help you reach an audience you may not have reached otherwise. Dzauya Nkuchwayo is an Arts & Culture Consultant with more than 10 years’ experience within The Raiser’s Edge.

HOW TO: Tweet for an International Audience

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but it is a great tool for scheduling Tweets (and Facebook Status Updates and Foursquare Shouts) in advance to reach an international audience (or while you are on vacation or unable to tweet in real-time). At about the time I quit working for the day (6pm in Missouri, USA), nonprofits in New Zealand, Australia, and Asia are coming online for another work day. Then, over the next 12 hours, on comes nonprofits in India, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.

CNN to steer audience to charities - baltimoresun.com

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CNN to steer audience to charities - baltimoresun.com: "NEW YORK // CNN plans to go beyond reporting the news by directing its viewers to charity and relief efforts involved in some of their stories.".