11 Excellent Examples of Nonprofit Avatars

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Every second of every day nonprofits around the world are posting status updates, tweets, and messages on social networks attached to avatars with cropped art work and/or unreadable text. However, and unfortunately, the importance of using a visually appealing, perfectly-square avatar consistently on all social networking sites to build a powerful, recognizable online brand has yet to make its way into the communications and fundraising plans of many nonprofits.

11 Excellent Examples of Nonprofit Avatars

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Every second of every day nonprofits around the world are posting status updates, tweets, and messages on social networks attached to avatars with cropped art work and/or unreadable text. However, and unfortunately, the importance of using a visually appealing, perfectly-square avatar consistently on all social networking sites to build a powerful, recognizable online brand has yet to make its way into the communications and fundraising plans of many nonprofits.

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Fanton's Avatar Looks Like Him!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Fanton's Avatar Looks Like Him! Originally uploaded by cambodia4kidsorg. Sitting in the event for the MacArthur Foundation

Avatars Against War Protest Poster Workshop

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A photo from this afternoon's protest poster and t-shirt making workshop that is part of RootsCampSL "J27 Events for Peace " Building stuff together in Second Life is where great learning takes place.The workshop leader was errcheck Hick (you can see his read t-shirt and ponytail in the photo.) He did an excellent job. I was able to at least build a poster with a handle, although I had major problems attaching it.

More about that Homeless Avatar in Second Life

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Remember the homeless avatar in Second Life that got a lot of attention a few weeks back? I also tracked down the avatar in Second Life and did an interview with the people from NGO involved in this campaign. We will start to train someone in Mensajeros de la Paz who's gonna be responsible for the avatar if the action works. What are the logistics of working the avatar? We created an avatar, the cardbox, the sign, and recorded a video to show our creative directors.

EENs Avatars Campaign Brings Online Marketing to Life - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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60) Search « M+R and NTEN CMS, Email, Fundraising Benchmarks Study | Main | 51% of Donors Not At All Interested in Social Networks » Monday Apr 21 2008 EENs Avatars Campaign Brings Online Marketing to Life Monday, April 21, 2008 at 02:56PM | by Caitlin Ochs Imagine having the ability to translate virtual reality into actual reality. By creating avatars to represent online protesters, Ramaker has twice used a unique approach to get tangible results.

Nonprofits in Second Life: Avatar Marketing, Fundraising, and TechSoup's Plans

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I attended a meeting at the SLTechSoup Office, a discussion forum on Avatar Marketing hosted by Harvard Berkman Center , and visited a donation site for the Make A Wish Foundation. Today's planning meeting at TechSoup Office in Second Life on Information Island was with a group of avatars, some of who I know in real life , to discuss the upcoming TechSoup mixed-reality event on July 18th (more about that later).

EENs Avatars Campaign Brings Online Marketing to Life - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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60) Search « M+R and NTEN CMS, Email, Fundraising Benchmarks Study | Main | 51% of Donors Not At All Interested in Social Networks » Monday Apr 21 2008 EENs Avatars Campaign Brings Online Marketing to Life Monday, April 21, 2008 at 02:56PM | by Caitlin Ochs Imagine having the ability to translate virtual reality into actual reality. By creating avatars to represent online protesters, Ramaker has twice used a unique approach to get tangible results.

Second Life vs My Real One

Rebooting Charity

And did you read that apparently avatars consume as much electricity as your average Brazilian (is there such a thing?). I’ve got as far as creating my avatar (&# Joe Boa&# ), but I’m with Amy Gahran: Second Life: I’ve enough going on in my First Life , thanks I’m still getting over a bit of a head cold (read “man flu&# ), but this cheered me up. Deborah Weil flagged this single-page parody of Second Life, Get A First Life.

The Most Common (Yet Completely Obvious) Mistake Made by Nonprofits on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits have been utilizing social media for five years now (beginning with Myspace and YouTube in 2006), and while most at this point have invested the time and resources into designing a solid, visually distinct, social media-compatible avatar, many nonprofits still make the very common (yet completely obvious) mistake of using a cropped logo as their avatar in their social media campaigns. Please do not underestimate the power – or lack thereof – of your nonprofit’s avatar.

The Chronicle: Wired Campus Blog: Second Lifers May Soon Get a New Way to Talk

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The Chronicle: Wired Campus Blog: Second Lifers May Soon Get a New Way to Talk: "Second Lifers May Soon Get a New Way to TalkIn the virtual-reality world Second Life, cartoonlike characters known as “avatars” communicate through instant messages. Avatars know someone is chatting with them when his or her hands pantomime tapping a computer keyboard while a message appears on the screen.That.

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Seeking Feedback: Should “Nonprofit Organizations” Go Through a Rebranding?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

At the core of the brand is the Nonprofit Organizations avatar which has been used consistently since then to build a visual brand across many social networks ( Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest , etc). I worry that if I change my avatar and all the graphic design associated with it (like the banner on this blog), I would be hurting my brand recognition on the Social Web. The “Nonprofit Organizations” brand was launched in February 2005 on Myspace.

More proof Second Life is a boondoggle (well, sort of) | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Pipes (1) Nonprofit 2.0 , Second Life , nptech More proof Second Life is a boondoggle (well, sort of) 12.12.06 | 154 14 Comments [link] More+proof+Second+Life+is+a+boondoggle+%28well%2C+sort+of%29 2006-12-13+04%3A21%3A50 Allan+Benamer Hilarious yet fascinating blog post about the energy consumption of an avatar in Second Life… courtesy of the sciam.blog.

10 Best virtual world games like IMVU 2019: IMVU Alternatives

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It allows you to create 3D avatars in a fun and safe virtual world and that too for free. IMVU is sort of a virtual world that was established in 2004 and was very popular at that time. It is basically a multiplayer online video game that brings people together on an online platform. The post 10 Best virtual world games like IMVU 2019: IMVU Alternatives appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Gaming

10 Facebook Best Practices for Nonprofits

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Ensure that when potential new followers land on your Facebook Page, the design of your cover photo and your avatar is visually compelling.

After Frustrations in Second Life, Colleges Look to New Virtual Worlds - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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After Frustrations in Second Life, Colleges Look to New Virtual Worlds - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education: "Some colleges that have built virtual classrooms in Second Life—the online environment where people walk around as avatars in a cartoonlike world—have started looking for an exit strategy.".

Four Creative Uses of Facebook Profile Pics by Nonprofits on Facebook Pages

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Beyond the obvious graphic design work, what’s exceptionally clever is that they have created long vertical profile pics that when cropped in Status Updates produce a solid, square avatar that’s seen by their Fans in their News Feeds. The consistent use of a square avatar is necessary for successful online branding on social networking sites.

How To: Use Social Media To Boost Nonprofit Fundraising

TechImpact

These alerts usually shows your avatar and often time your bio. Make sure your avatar and bio information is up to date and start actively following as people in your community. Image courtesy of Home Business Rotator. We all know that using social media to engage with constituents is a good idea. We understand it shows how involved and dedicated we are to the the communities we’re serving. Aside from showing your dedication, can social media really help with fundraising, though?

How Multi-Chapter Nonprofits Can Create a Consistent Brand on Social Media

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Step 2: Create avatars and banners for your chapters. On your nonprofit’s website, the head office should offer a downloadable version of your nonprofits primary avatar (250 x 250 pixels). If the avatar needs to be customized to mention a city, state, or country, provide a Photoshop file of the avatar for those chapters that have the capacity to customize the avatar themselves.

HOW TO: Custom Design Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Timeline

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Next, hover over your nonprofit’s avatar and upload a profile picture. As I have said many, many times your avatar a.k.a. Building a powerful visual brand of your nonprofit’s avatar is crucial on all social networking sites and a cropped, messy logo a.k.a. avatar is an absolutely worst practice: 3) Upload Application Icons :: 111 Pixels X 74 Pixels.

MacArthur Foundation Event About To Start!

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There are almost 200 hundred avatars here and it's twenty minutes before the event! Check out the article on the New York Times

The Buddy System: Going Social with Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

It includes very cool features such as a custom login form and avatars for your users that appear in the menu bar as well as in submitted posts and the authors list section. The best WordPress bloggers, site owners and administrators know that one of the keys to having a fantastic and wildly successful web page is to integrate everything you post and promote with some sort of social media component.

11 Nonprofits Utilizing the New Twitter Profile Design

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In that case, go to Bing Images and search by color (to match your nonprofit’s avatar ) and you’ll be presented with hundreds of potential header images that could look as good as the eleven chosen by the early adopter nonprofits listed below: 1. 11 Excellent Examples of Nonprofit Avatars. The vast majority of nonprofits have yet to utilize the new Twitter profile design that was launched on September 18.

4 Must-Know Features of the New Twitter Profile Design for Nonprofits

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Larger Avatar :: 400×400 Pixels :: @ UnicefNZ. This week Twitter began its roll out of a new Twitter Profile design and at any moment your nonprofit’s Twitter Profile could have a completely different look and functionality. The new design is obviously more visual, but it also places more emphasis on the content that your followers have engaged with.

Twibbon: A Twitter Tool That Puts a Ribbon on Your Profile

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He is using a tool called " Twibbon " that makes it easy for people to change their avatar to incorporate a visual for a particular cause. Exactly two years ago , the idea of changing the visual of your Twitter avatar to support a cause spontaneously happened as part of the Pea Fund Fridays , a Twitter fundraising campaign created by Connie Reece to support breast cancer research to honor Susan Reynolds. Remember the sea of green avatars last summer in support of the Iran ?

The 6 Hottest Training Technologies That You Can’t Overlook

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Virtual Environment and Avatars: Virtual learning environments bring the social interaction part of traditional classroom training into the e-learning world. Organizations are using virtual training coach also called avatar, who engages with the learners like a real human being. These are human looking avatars in the form of a cartoon, a 3D character instructing and engaging with learners during the training process.

The Importance of Branding Your Nonprofit on Social Networks Through Graphic Design

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An Avatar :: 200 x 200 pixels. Your avatar should compliment or be extracted from your logo: 2. Nonprofits were the early adopters of social networks. The were active on Myspace, YouTube, and creating Facebook Groups long before most of the companies that are often praised for being the pioneers of social media. One of the reasons was that social networks were free to join and lacked monthly fees.

Five Types of Tweets Nonprofits Should Never Post on Twitter

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Retweets ensure than your nonprofit’s avatar get increased exposure on Twitter which ultimately results in more followers and click-through rates. They want to know there’s a human being behind your avatar. If your nonprofit is not getting retweeted on Twitter, then you haven’t yet found your Twitter voice. Twitter itself has concurred that influence on Twitter is not in how many followers you have, but rather in how often you get retweeted.

How to Convert Your Facebook Page Over to the New Timeline Layout (VIDEO TUTORIAL)

John Haydon

Change your main avatar picture. As you may know by now, Facebook Pages will automatically migrate over to a completely new format on March 30th. You do not want to wait until 9:00PM on the 29th to start figuring this out! Because I’m in a good mood this week, I’ve created this is a step-by-step video for you an on how to convert your Facebook Page over to the new Timeline format.

8 Essential Nonprofit Tools to Get You off the Ground

NonProfit Hub

Some features are: Versatile logos – (Great for avatars, email subject lines, business profiles listings, and website headers). So, you’re starting a nonprofit, that’s great! The world needs people like you.

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100 Word Review: Twitter Mosaic for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With a just a couple of clicks, Twitter Mosaic allows you to create a mosaic of the avatars of your Twitter Followers that can be placed on t-shirts, tote bags, mousepads, mugs, business cards, etc. It’s a unique gift for social media volunteers and interns, as well as a great way to market your nonprofit’s Twitter profile at conferences, workshops, protests, etc.

10 Simple Nonprofit Twitter Tips

TechImpact

Upload an avatar, and fill out a short blurb about your nonprofit in the bio. Image courtesy of The Telegraph. Twitter is a powerful tool for any nonprofit. It is, in simply put, a free messenger that instantly connects your nonprofit to hundreds of millions of possible constituents. With this powerful contemporary tool, however, comes unknowns. New tools can often time take time to get used to or can be difficult to get to know.

Eleven Ways Facebook Page Timelines Change Your Content Strategy

SocialFish

Simplify Your Profile Picture – The new profile picture (AKA avatar) is now 180 pixels square. You don’t need to include the name of your organization in your main avatar because the name of your Facebook page travels with your avatar everywhere on Facebook. The new Facebook page timeline layout changes the way your organization needs to think about content.

[TV Interview] Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

over being “Heather Mansfield,” but writing and promoting Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits has required that I step out of my comfort zone a bit and put a face and voice to human being behind the “Nonprofit Organizations” avatar. Truth be told, I much prefer the anonymity of being “Nonprofit Organizations” online ( Twitter , Facebook , YouTube , etc.)

Humanizing is more than social media tactics.

SocialFish

It’s just nowhere near enough. “Humanizing” is MUCH more than having a real face instead of a logo as your avatar. A lot of the stuff you’re probably reading online about “humanizing your brand” is about social media tactics. Like this post on Social Media Examiner, 5 Ways to Humanize Your Company With Social Media. Take a look, you’ll recognize all of that stuff. And it’s not wrong, exactly.

in a decade virtual worlds will be normal

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People think I'm nuts that my business card features my SL avatar. in a decade virtual worlds will be normal Originally uploaded by lynetter. Maybe I am or maybe I just have a talent for future trend analysis

My (co) article on TechSoup about Second Life and Nonprofits!

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Susan Tenby and I were co-authors (our real life and avatar photos above). We interviewed three nonprofit trailblazers -- Dave Pentecost (also known as avatar "Usu Ventura"), Barry Joseph ("Globalkids Bixby"), and Evonne Heyning ("In Kenzo") -- all from youth organizations doing projects in Second Life and pictured below! It's called: Change the World by Working in a Virtual One.

Why You Need to Game Your Supporters

NetWits

As gamification evolves beyond badges and avatars, nonprofits can institute game play to tell their story in a moving and convincing way. This is a guest post by Jesse Noyes. He’s a Corporate Reporter at Eloqua. Make sure to follow him on Twitter at @noyesjesse and check out the Eloqua blog – they’re doing some great things!

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10 Signs Your NGO Excels at Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Your NGO has a visually compelling avatar that is used consistently on all social networks. Donors and followers will associate your NGO with your avatar. Social media changes so frequently that unless your NGO has a full-time social media manager who has the time to consistently research and adopt emerging trends, odds are your NGO is using social media in ways that are no longer effective.

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HOW TO: Add YouTube’s New InVideo Programming to Your Nonprofit’s Videos

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Step 2: Select “Feature your channel” to add your avatar to all your videos. Seemingly less than 1% of nonprofit have upgraded to YouTube’s new One Channel design , but even fewer appear to be utilizing YouTube’s new InVideo Programming option.

Five Pinterest Best Practices for Nonprofits

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Add your logo or avatar to your images. In terms of branding, it’d be wise to add your logo or avatar to some of your photos. You’ll need a photo editing tool to drag and drop your logo or avatar onto your images, but the extra step is worth your time.

Ten Ways To Give People A Reason To Like Your Page

John Haydon

Use Your Avatar – Whatever bold offering you have for new fans, give it prominence by mentioning it in your Page avatar, like Community TechKnowledge is doing with their $10,000 nonprofit grant. Facebook users don’t like Pages because they like the sound of a mouse click. Like you, Facebook users are generally reasonable people. And by reasonable, I mean they have the ability to exercise reason.

Eleven Ways Facebook Page Timelines Change Your Content Strategy

SocialFish

Simplify Your Profile Picture – The new profile picture (AKA avatar) is now 180 pixels square. You don’t need to include the name of your organization in your main avatar because the name of your Facebook page travels with your avatar everywhere on Facebook. The new Facebook page timeline layout changes the way your organization needs to think about content.