11 Excellent Examples of Nonprofit Avatars

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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.

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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

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. What are the logistics of working the avatar?

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. Then I teleported off to the Berkman Center discussion on Avatar Marketing.

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?

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

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.

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

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

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.

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

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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). The “Nonprofit Organizations” brand was launched in February 2005 on Myspace.

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

AFP Blog

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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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.

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.

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

AFP Blog

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.".

MacArthur Foundation Event About To Start!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Remember the sea of green avatars last summer in support of the Iran ?

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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in a decade virtual worlds will be normal

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Susan Tenby and I were co-authors (our real life and avatar photos above). It's called: Change the World by Working in a Virtual One.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.)

100 Word Review: Twitter Mosaic for Nonprofit Organizations

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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.

HOW TO: Upgrade Your Nonprofit’s Twitter Profile to the New Design

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11 Excellent Examples of Nonprofit Avatars. Now that nonprofits are officially in the throes of peak fundraising season, upgrading to the new Twitter profile design launched on September 18 is likely low on the priority lists of many nonprofit communications and fundraising staff.

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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Five Nonprofits That Have Found Their Twitter Voice

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They have personality and its obvious that there is a human being behind the avatar. Finding your Twitter voice is an accomplishment only earned through a process of trial and error and conscious experimentation.

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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.

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!

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.

Top 5 Social Media Best Practices for #GivingTuesday

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Create an ambassador sign up page and provide sample email text and social media graphics/avatars. Now entering its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media.

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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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.