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. The eleven nonprofits below are good examples to model your avatar design upon.

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. The eleven nonprofits below are good examples to model your avatar design upon.

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

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

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Yet everyday on Twitter and (especially) Facebook nonprofits are sending out hundreds of thousands of Tweets and Status Updates with completely wrecked avatars. The visual appeal of your social media avatar is very important to the success of building your online brand.

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 they do not have the capacity, then the head office must customize the avatar for them.

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.

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

Frogloop

By creating avatars to represent online protesters, Ramaker has twice used a unique approach to get tangible results. The only use of volunteers involved carrying avatars from Utrecht to The Hague. The Plan: What was the strategy behind the avatar campaign and the general description?

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

Frogloop

By creating avatars to represent online protesters, Ramaker has twice used a unique approach to get tangible results. The only use of volunteers involved carrying avatars from Utrecht to The Hague. The Plan: What was the strategy behind the avatar campaign and the general description?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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You Finally Have a Google Plus Business Page… Now What?

SocialFish

Turn your avatar into a gallery – One thing that’s amazing about Google plus pages is that you can upload multiple photos for the main avatar. Tuesday night I had the awesome privilege of hanging out with Marc Pitman and Nathan Hand on Google Plus.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

11 Types of Photos Nonprofits Should Post on Social Media

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You’ll need to invest in a photo-editing software or app that will allow you to edit, crop and insert text or your nonprofit’s logo or avatar into your photos. Photos with Your Nonprofit’s Logo or Avatar.

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Six Simple Ways Nonprofits Can Increase Their Exposure on Social Media

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It’s grunt work which many nonprofit’s do not have the time for or the endurance to maintain, but every time your nonprofit does one of the six actions listed below, your nonprofit’s avatar get increased exposure on the Social Web – and as a result more fans and followers.

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.

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Nine 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.

Nine Pinterest Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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.

Eight Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make When They First Join Twitter

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1) Following others without having yet uploaded an avatar. A 2009 study study by HubSpot found that not having uploaded an avatar decreases your followers by up to 80% and my guess is that the data from that study still speaks true today.

Using Pinterest to Drive Social Commerce

NetWits

Customize your account by adding an avatar and completely filling out your profile. Just as Chad Norman’s and my book, 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits , went to print, a new social network started gaining momentum – Pinterest ! Have you heard of it?

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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

10 Signs Your NGO Excels at Social Media

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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.

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11 Obvious Signs Your Nonprofit Needs Social Media Training

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1) Your avatar is cropped, shrunk, blurry, or too small to make an impact. Your nonprofit’s avatar is the brand identity upon which your social media campaigns are built and resources should be allocated to ensure that it’s visually compelling and memorable.

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10 Facebook Page Best Practices for Nonprofits

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Invest in quality graphic design for your Avatar (a.k.a. With more than 1 billion active users, Facebook is the largest social network in the world. More than two-thirds of its users log in every day and three-fourths do so on a mobile device.

10 Common Mistakes Made by Nonprofits on Social Media

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Using a horizontal logo for your avatar. Your nonprofit’s avatar is your visual identity on social-networking sites, and with the exception of LinkedIn Groups, all social-networking sites require a square avatar.

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.

Eleven Ways Facebook Page Timelines Change Your Content Strategy

John Haydon

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.

How to Create Visual Content for Social Media on the Fly

SocialFish

Pic Monkey is an amazing desktop app that lets you do everything from making photo and image collages to quickly designing Facebook cover photos, banners, featured posts, avatars and more. My favorite free (or cheap!) tools for non-designers. So, we’ve all been hearing it.

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.

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10 Signs Your Small Nonprofit Excels at Social Media

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Your nonprofit has a visually compelling avatar that is used consistently on all social networks. Small (and medium-sized) nonprofits have a different experience on social media than large nonprofits.

HOW TO: Create a Google+ Page for Your Nonprofit

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Enter your nonprofit’s tagline and upload your square avatar. Exciting news! Nonprofits can now create a “ Page ” on Google+.

Everything You Need To Know About Facebook’s Epic Upgrade To Pages

John Haydon

The tabs at the top of Pages are now located in the left-hand sidebar, under the main avatar. However, there are three ways the new layout impacts Pages: Avatar: Having an avatar that’s 600 px tall used to be a great use of real estate, but now that height pushes your tabs further down.

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