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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

They acted on instinct that social networks were going to be transformative tools for cause awareness and fundraising campaigns, and they were right. A good content strategy requires time and skills to execute and the successful management of your social networks requires training. And quality graphic design for your social networks that strengthens your online brand is also not free unless you are fortunate enough to have a staff person or volunteer skilled in Photoshop.

Personal Fundraising in Second Life: Yonder Doesburg Raises Money for Make A Wish

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Make A Wish Donation Box in Second Life On the Web, you can become a messenger for your cause by adding a charity badge or fundraising widget to your blog or web site. In Second Life, you can build a 3-D display and donation box where avatars can contribute Linden dollars.

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9 Must-Know Best Practices for Distributing Your Nonprofit’s Content on Social Networks

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The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. Any doubts that social networks aren’t powerful or don’t need to be prioritized in your online communications and fundraising campaigns can now be put to rest. The sooner your nonprofit can master content distribution on social networks, the more likely (and faster) your fundraising and content strategies will result in success. Fundraising Mobile Media Social Media Mobile for Good

10 Signs Your Small Nonprofit Excels at Social Media

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New platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat, and Periscope don’t offer easy ways to link to back your nonprofit’s website, thus successfully fundraising on these new platforms is nearly impossible. As a result of this temporary decline in social media ROI, web and email campaigns are being rejuvenated and very soon digital payments within social networks will revitalize online fundraising. Your nonprofit has a social media fundraising plan in writing.

HOW TO: Get Your Nonprofit Started on Snapchat

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Similar to the early days of Myspace and its users mastering HTML hacks and widgets, Snapchat has an equally dedicated user base of young people that pride themselves on becoming skilled at Lenses, Filters, Stickers, and other Snapchat tips, tricks, and hacks. Snapcash was released in 2014 and while there little data on how much has been processed in the two years since, but it’s just a matter of time until Snapchat fundraising becomes plausible for nonprofits.

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11 Obvious Signs Your Nonprofit Needs Social Media Training

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There’s always room for improvement and unfortunately overconfidence in social media skills prevent many nonprofit staff from getting training that could significantly increase their social media ROI (Return on Investment). 1) Your avatar is cropped, shrunk, blurry, or too small to make an impact. If all your tweets are marketing or fundraising focused, then your are hampering your ROI. websites, e-newsletters, donate now fundraising) and Web 2.0

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Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

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Add your nonprofit’s Twibbon/avatar to your Google+ Profile picture. Upload your nonprofit’s avatar as one (or all five) of your featured profile photos. Those nonprofits that focus on storytelling for their cause rather than mostly fundraising, event, and volunteer pitches do much better on social networking sites – and consequently and ironically tend to raise more money online, secure more event attendees, and recruit more volunteers.

11 Types of Photos Nonprofits Should Post on Social Media

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The barrage of messages we all experience on a hourly basis now is without a doubt changing how the online commons processes online messaging – and that means if your nonprofit wants to stand out and get your messages through all the clutter, nonprofit communications and fundraising staff are going to have to evolve quickly in their skill sets and become more adept at visual storytelling. Photos with Your Nonprofit’s Logo or Avatar.

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Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Add your nonprofit’s Twibbon/avatar to your Google+ Profile picture. Upload your nonprofit’s avatar as one (or all five) of your featured profile photos. Those nonprofits that focus on storytelling for their cause rather than mostly fundraising, event, and volunteer pitches do much better on social networking sites – and consequently and ironically tend to raise more money online, secure more event attendees, and recruit more volunteers.

Guest Post by Amanda Rose: Reflections on Cause Fatigue

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Volunteers around the world feel empowered when asked to use their skills, not only to bring people together at an event, but contribute to something positive. Sure $5,000 sounds like a fantastic fundraising goal, but what if I told you by meeting that target, a local cause would be able to launch an evening food program for the homeless, or make much needed repairs to a home for abandoned girls and boys. Hosting events for fundraising is nothing new.

33 Must-Read Updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Early this year I was considering dropping Network for Good as vendor that I advocate for because they were not innovating fast enough, but they recently relaunched their “Donate Now” service and it now meets most of the criteria I look for in online fundraising services – especially when coupled with their “Email Now” service. A well-executed social media campaign requires a time investment and skilled social media manager.

Book Review: The Future of Nonprofits

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This book also talks about how having innovation steeped in the culture of the organization (all the way up to the board of director level) is more important than having people with top-notch tech skills. The authors break down broad topics like communications, fundraising, and staffing and "futurecast" ways to re-think these high-level, common nonprofit strategies with an eye toward a supporting a paradigm-shift.

50 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

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Cinchcast is ideal for nonprofits that are advancing their communications into real-time reporting while on location from fundraisers, conferences, protests, etc. Free for nonprofits, it’s an easy way to tap into a skilled volunteer network without committing a lot time to volunteer management. Great for farmers’ market vendors, silent auctions, and fundraisers on the go! Live-streaming is ideal for reporting live from conferences, fundraisers, and protests.

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33 Must-Read Updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Early this year I was considering dropping Network for Good as vendor that I advocate for because they were not innovating fast enough, but they recently relaunched their “Donate Now” service and it now meets most of the criteria I look for in online fundraising services – especially when coupled with their “Email Now” service. A well-executed social media campaign requires a time investment and skilled social media manager.

111 Low-Cost or Free OnlineTools for Nonprofits

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Using Wordle, nonprofits could generate word clouds that add some color and creativity to their online fundraising and outreach campaigns. Live-streaming is ideal for reporting live from conferences, fundraisers, and protests. A website that allows you to create an image with a mosaic of your Twitter Followers’ avatars. Twibbon is a tool that allows your supporters on Twitter and Facebook to add a micro version of your nonprofit’s avatar to their profile pics.

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Gamification: A Primer for Nonprofits

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The presence of virtual goods augments the interest of the players, who can buy or earn a choice of objects, from clothing to weapons to skills, allowing them to create a unique identity in a social environment. In that way, for example, players can express themselves by decorating their avatars and showing them to friends and colleagues. How is your organization using gaming elements to drive participation or fundraising?

100 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

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Ideal for launching online fundraising and awareness campaigns, your nonprofit needs at least a month to prepare your campaign materials and craft your messaging in order to build a sense of anticipation among your fans and followers. Cinchcast is ideal for nonprofits that are advancing their communications into real-time reporting while on location from fundraisers, conferences, protests, etc. Great for farmers’ market vendors, silent auctions, and fundraisers on the go!

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60 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

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Cinchcast is ideal for nonprofits that are advancing their communications into real-time reporting while on location from fundraisers, conferences, protests, etc. Otherwise, nonprofits who already have websites can use Flavors to create landing pages for social media and fundraising campaigns as needed. Free for nonprofits, it’s an easy way to tap into a skilled volunteer network without committing a lot time to volunteer management.

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22 Must-Read Updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

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A well-executed social media campaign requires a time investment and skilled social media manager. Peer-t0-Peer Fundraising Networks (Razoo, Crowdrise, KickStarter, FirstGiving, GlobalGiving): 5 Hours Weely. It increases your generosity score and the exposure of your avatar in the Twitterverse and in the “Interactions” module and thus results in more new followers. Chapter 10 :: The Future of Fundraising is Mobile.

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Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0

85 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

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Cinchcast is ideal for nonprofits that are advancing their communications into real-time reporting while on location from fundraisers, conferences, protests, etc. Otherwise, nonprofits who already have websites can use Flavors to create landing pages for social media and fundraising campaigns as needed. If your nonprofit is ready to begin experimenting with group texting or mobile fundraising, MobileCause has the most affordable pricing.

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70 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

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Cinchcast is ideal for nonprofits that are advancing their communications into real-time reporting while on location from fundraisers, conferences, protests, etc. Otherwise, nonprofits who already have websites can use Flavors to create landing pages for social media and fundraising campaigns as needed. Free for nonprofits, it’s an easy way to tap into a skilled volunteer network without committing a lot time to volunteer management.

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60 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cinchcast is ideal for nonprofits that are advancing their communications into real-time reporting while on location from fundraisers, conferences, protests, etc. Otherwise, nonprofits who already have websites can use Flavors to create landing pages for social media and fundraising campaigns as needed. Free for nonprofits, it’s an easy way to tap into a skilled volunteer network without committing a lot time to volunteer management.

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