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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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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Encouraging Networking at Your Virtual Event

AccelEvents

Yes, people attend conferences and trade shows in order to learn and grow their skill set, but they also attend to network with other industry professionals. Steps for Encouraging Attendees to Network at Virtual Events. Another option is to host a live session on social media.

7 Original Networking Ideas for Your Virtual Event

AccelEvents

At an in-person, live event, networking often just happens. These impromptu networking opportunities are not possible at a virtual event. It can seem difficult to think of networking ideas for your virtual event, but we’re here to help. . Private Social Media Groups.

Encouraging Networking at Your Virtual Event

AccelEvents

Yes, people attend conferences and trade shows in order to learn and grow their skill set, but they also attend to network with other industry professionals. Steps for Encouraging Attendees to Network at Virtual Events. Another option is to host a live session on social media.

7 Engaging Virtual Networking Ideas For Your Online Event

AccelEvents

At an in-person, live event, networking often just happens. These impromptu networking opportunities are not possible at a virtual event. It can seem difficult to think of networking ideas for your virtual event, but we’re here to help. Virtual Networking Ideas.

10 Signs Your NGO Excels at Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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. It was the final presentation of the social media excellence webinar. Social media is integrated into your website and blog. Social media is integrated into your email campaigns. Social Media Fundraising

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s estimated that by late 2014 or early 2015 the majority of adults will get their information from social networks rather than search engines and that social networks will become the primary source of referral traffic to your website and blog. 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 effective use of social networks is a skill not to be underestimated.

Top 5 Social Media Best Practices for #GivingTuesday

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Now entering its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media. To tap this potential, your NGO, nonprofit, or charity needs to activate its social media presence before, during, and after #GivingTuesday to help build the movement and, in the process, raise awareness and funds for your organization and mission. Social Media: Prepare in advance a month-long campaign. Best Practice #4: Activate Your Networks.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

All medium and large nonprofits with multiple chapters eventually experience a unique, but common problem in their mobile and social media campaigns. On the flip side, some head offices have chosen to not allow their chapters to have their own presence, but are now ready to move forward with a comprehensive, organization-wide mobile and social media strategy. Step 2: Create avatars and banners for your chapters. Social Media

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Organization: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Title: Social Media Manager. What was the very first social media tool your organization utilized, and when? What social media tools are you currently utilizing? Facebook has been a highly effective tool and is the strongest in communicating the message of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, but also allows people to connect and offer support to each other. Who maintains your social media campaigns?

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How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook. One of the very first bloggers I started reading and having conversations with about social media was Alan Levine (aka CogDog Blog ). Over the years, we have supported each other’s professional work and personal fundraisers before ever meeting in person. Last year, Alan invited me to keynote the New Media Consortium ’s virtual conference to talk about the future of social and nonprofits.

11 Obvious Signs Your Nonprofit Needs Social Media Training

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Many nonprofits need social media training - they just don’t know it. 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). Social media best practices are constantly in flux as tool sets change and algorithms are modified. blogs, social networks, peer-to-peer fundraising).

11 Nonprofits That Excel at Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

How I chose the nonprofits is that I have a basic set of criteria that I use as a litmus test when I audit nonprofits and their social media campaigns. A small selection of that criteria is as follows: Consistent use of a visually compelling square avatar across all social networks. Their website, e-newsletter, and blog all include links to their social networks. They have found the right balance of what kind of content to post on their social networks and how often.

10 Signs Your Small Nonprofit Excels at Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Small (and medium-sized) nonprofits have a different experience on social media than large nonprofits. Small nonprofits have to work harder at growing their following and most often the work of social media management is added to an already full job description. Social media is in a weird transition right now. Referral traffic, reach, and engagement is on the decline for those that do not have large followings and a social media advertising budget.

How To: Use Social Media To Boost Nonprofit Fundraising

TechImpact

We all know that using social media to engage with constituents is a good idea. Aside from showing your dedication, can social media really help with fundraising, though? And social media is one of the most effective digital means for generating leads. Over 70% of adults in the United States are using social media, and 42% are using multiple social media networks. The best way to establish your new shiny social media accounts is to follow a lot of people.

Social Media for Social Good :: Your Nonprofit Tech Checklist

Nonprofit Tech for Good

At the end of the Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits is a nine-page “Nonprofit Tech Checklist” which I have copied and pasted below. That was my number one priority when writing the book… to create a comprehensive, useful social and mobile media how-to guide for nonprofits. Subscribe to social media and mobile technology blogs. Get the necessary training (HTML, digital photography, video, social media, and mobile technology).

Social Media: Before You Get Started, Get Organized!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of the newly released book Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits. are already using social media, many have not yet taken all of the steps below to ensure that their social media campaigns are built on a solid foundation meant to produce ROI (Return on Investment). Social Media: Before You Get Started, Get Organized! Are you using social media primarily to raise money? Social media is not a fad.

10 Instagram Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Related Webinar: Social Media Best Practices for Nonprofits. With one billion active monthly users, Instagram is a very powerful social network used by nonprofits worldwide. avatar. People had joined the social network primarily for the visual experience – not to read.

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

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frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!" 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. triggered loads of media attention.

10 Common Mistakes Made by Nonprofits on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

I’ve watched the early adopters of MySpace in 2005 propel themselves into the national and international spotlight using social media, and I’ve seen latecomers begin to dabble with Facebook and Twitter just this year. The range of nonprofits using social media and their subsequent levels of commitment vary widely — as do their expertise, implementation and, of course, return on investment. Using a horizontal logo for your avatar. Social Media

10 Facebook Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Related Webinar: Social Media Best Practices for Nonprofits. billion monthly active users , Facebook is the largest social network in the world. First impressions are important on social media. 101 Best Practices Facebook Social Media

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

Care2

frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!" 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. triggered loads of media attention.

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Social Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s so easy to get consumed with and exhausted by the intense volume of content and social media advice posted on the Social Web every day (every hour, every minute, every second) that we often neglect some of our basic needs that keep us mentally fresh and up to the challenge of trying to make the world a better place through social media, as well as some of the best practices that successful online communications are built upon. 2) Ask for a social media budget.

New Service! Social Media and Online Communications Audits for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

and author of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits now offers social media and online communications audits for nonprofits. The design and layout of your e-newsletter in order to maximize online fundraising success and social media ROI (Return on Investment). Your nonprofit’s presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+, and other social networking websites. Social Media

How Many Hours Per Week Should Your Nonprofit Invest in Social Media?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

To follow up on Monday’s post about why nonprofits should consider hiring a social media manger , below is an excerpt from Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits that helps further explore the time commitment necessary to create and sustain a comprehensive social media stategy for your nonprofit. Deciding What Social Media Tools to Use. The truth is that you get out of social media what you put into it.

New Service! Social Media and Online Communications Audits for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

and author of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits now offers social media and online communications audits for nonprofits. The design and layout of your e-newsletter in order to maximize online fundraising success and social media ROI (Return on Investment). Your nonprofit’s presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+, and other social networking websites. Social Media

How to Find Out Someone’s IP Address on IMVU

Find the free stuff

IMVU is the largest makeover social network. Each month, over 700 million users change their images and communicate with each other using avatars. IMVU is a social media app that allows you to create and modify your avatar appearance in different ways.

11 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Social Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

There’s no shortage of year-end-and-beginning blog posts about social media, but I thought I’d throw mine into the mix as well. I took some much-needed time off in December and was able to spend some down time reflecting on the future of social media and mobile technology for the nonprofit sector. Your supporters also want to see what your staff and working space look like – the human beings behind the avatar, if you will. ROI (Return on Investment) Social Media

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. Social Media

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Five Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Hire a Social Media Manager

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Adding social media to that already packed job description just would not have been possible. All that said, I know there are many nonprofit staff out there in the exact same position and it’s becoming increasingly clear that adding social media to a long list of job responsibilities is just not humanly possible. The successful use of social media requires a significant time investment. Social media is not free! You need a good avatar. Social Media

New Service! Social Media and Online Communications Audits for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

and author of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits now offers social media and online communications audits for nonprofits. The design and layout of your e-newsletter in order to maximize online fundraising success and social media ROI (Return on Investment). Your nonprofit’s presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+, and other social networking websites. Social Media

Social Media Tips & Secrets from Heather Mansfield

Tech Soup Blog

You've heard the maxims of social media before: "Join the conversation," "Engage your audience," "Be authentic!" — but what does all of that really mean? If you attended last Thursday's free webinar, 10 Social Media Tips & Secrets , you can now answer these questions for yourself. Of the nearly 400 people who listened in on Thursday, many say they gained real, actionable advice they could apply to their organization's social media use.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits was released in August 2011 and despite the rapid change occurring on the Social and Mobile Web, 90% of the content still rings true. below are 33 of must-read updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits. You may also want to listen to a 30-minute radio interview I did about the book on May 17 which also discusses how social and mobile media has changed since the release of the book.

16 Reasons Why You Should Choose an All-in-one Event Platform

AccelEvents

Attendee Tracking To Build Customer Avatars. Because all-in-one event platforms come with analytics, they allow your brand to tap into targeted customer avatars or buyer personas. Intuitive Marketing: Post-Event Engagement and Social Media Campaigns. Improved Networking Features.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits was released in August 2011 and despite the rapid change occurring on the Social and Mobile Web, 90% of the content still rings true. below are 33 of must-read updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits. You may also want to listen to a 30-minute radio interview I did about the book on May 17 which also discusses how social and mobile media has changed since the release of the book.

15 Infallible Ways to Increase Your Followers in Different Social Media Platforms in an Instant

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Presentation: Web-based social networking has turned into a worldwide wonder which has made a great many individuals worldwide to be immersed in its utilization, yet for a web-based social networking page to be a blasting achievement particularly in the realm of business; one needs to deplete every one of the endeavors to draw in faithful adherents. Express your true expectation to interface with your endorsers in online networking by sending them applicable messages.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

On the day that I submitted the final manuscript of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits to McGraw-Hill, Facebook launched Timeline for Pages. here are 22 of must-read updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits : 1. ” Social Media for Social Good is written as a how-to, step-by-step strategic plan for nonprofits in three parts: Web 1.0: Chapter 2 :: Experiment with Social Media Dashboards.

Can Social Media Create and Spread Revolution?

Care2

The political uprisings in Egypt for the past week have sparked the tiresome debate again – can social media create and spread revolution? The truth is that, while social media played a role in getting information out quickly, it was Al Jazeera (a traditional media outlet) that provided mass new coverage and fed it to US newsrooms who then repurposed it. “It's actually been interesting to watch as a case study in the enduring power of traditional media.

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International Directory of Verified NGOs Launching Early 2015

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A featured avatar and header image. A “Connect” section where NGOs can link to their social network communities. Based on more than 20 years of experience and 25,000+ hours spent utilizing mobile and social media, Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits is a comprehensive 256-page book packed with more than 500 best practices. Fundraising Mobile Media Social Media

ATTN Nonprofits: Instagram Has Launched New Profiles for Desktop

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Instagram’s priority is to be a mobile social network. Thus, you can not upload an avatar or photos on the desktop version, or browse who’s following you or who you are following. Social Media

10 Facebook Page Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With more than 1 billion active users, Facebook is the largest social network in the world. Therefore, Facebook Pages should be your first priority and entry into social networking. Invest in quality graphic design for your Avatar (a.k.a. First impressions are very important on social networks. Facebook Social Media More than two-thirds of its users log in every day and three-fourths do so on a mobile device.

New on SSIR: Organizations and Individuals Fundraising in Social Media

Amy Sample Ward

Social media is a space where the individual reigns, relationships are required, and conversations are public. Online : that’s exactly what people are doing when they become a fan of your organization on facebook (adding your icon to their profile), add your twibon to their Twitter avatar (a little logo that is placed over the user’s picture), or even when sharing links or messages about your organization (even ones that you didn’t create) with their social networks.