Herding Cats, er, Bloggers

Connection Cafe

At Convio Summit last year (that’s right, 2011 is already “last year”) I was asked for tips on managing a blog team. In fact, sometimes the marketing team not so secretly refers to blog team management as “herding cats.” The Blogger Alias.

So You Think You Can Blog? Guidelines For New Bloggers

Frogloop

Your organization is starting a blog and you have all your ducks in a row. You're happy with the new blog design, you understand the platform you've chosen, you've gotten sign-off from above to move forward, and you've signed a surprising number of your staff up to serve as regular bloggers. You want to offer your bloggers some guidance and make them comfortable with the process since many of them are nervous about blogging and most have never blogged before.

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3 Ways to Identify Influencers for Your Blogger Outreach Campaign

SocialFish

So, you’re about to kick off a Blogger Outreach campaign. If you have a blog and you haven’t planned to do blogger outreach – you need to start planning. The point of this post isn’t to sell you on the idea of blogger outreach.

Nonprofit Podcast and Blogger @joangarry Profiles Healthy Happy Nonprofit Book

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you don’t already read Joan Garry’s nonprofit blog and or listen to her podcast , you should. She is a must read and a must listen.

22 Must-Circle Nonprofit Bloggers and Resources on Google+

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Google+ is a bit more complicated than Facebook or Twitter, but already a significant source of traffic to this blog, and like most communities that get a lot of initial buzz, the growth rate of new followers is exponentially much faster during the early adoption phase.

Top blogger-tastic takeaways from #BWENY

SocialFish

Live from BlogWorld: How to use SEO to corner a niche with your blog – another post on SBOSM, this time penned by Gregory J White of the American Institute of CPAs, talking about a presentation by Lee Odden , who I was very bummed to miss at BWE last year.

10 Blog Design Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Your nonprofit could have a wide variety of excellent blog content , but if your blog’s design doesn’t make a positive first impression, then few will read it – much less share it with their followers on social networks. Mercy Corps Blog. Defenders of Wildlife Blog.

7 Blog Post Ideas for Nonprofits

SocialFish

If you maintain a blog for your nonprofit, chances are you’ve come up short on ideas more than a few times. Well, in fact there are lots of creative ways to keep your blog active and interesting. There are lots of ways to keep your blog up-to-date with interesting stories.

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11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Initially a reluctant blogger, I launched Nonprofit Tech 2.0 in August 2009 and within a few months came to the conclusion that blogging had been the missing piece in my social media campaigns. Post a wide variety of blog content and have some fun with it.

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11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Initially a reluctant blogger, I launched Nonprofit Tech 2.0 in August 2009 and within a few months came to the conclusion that blogging had been the missing piece in my social media campaigns. Post a wide variety of blog content and have some fun with it.

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10 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits are familiar with writing blog posts that provide program updates, tell success stories, comment on breaking news and current affairs, and promote calls to action. Quite often the nonprofits or think tanks that release the report will promote your article or blog post.

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How to Bring Your Business Blog to the Next Level

SocialFish

Your business blog is a failure. But you keep updating it because all your competitors have blogs. Many company blogs are like this: Business owners start them because everyone else does but you are not sure what to do with it. What Constitutes A Successful Blog?

So, You’re Thinking About Blogging? How To: Create a Blog for your Organization

Amy Sample Ward

Another topic that is of interest and can serve as a valuable launch pad for conversations and information, both for Romanian NGOs and organizations around the world, is a blog. Why Blog? But blogs can help your organization in a few key ways: Central Communication Hub.

The Killer Blog Strategy Mind-Map For Simple Minded Bloggers

John Haydon

I’m currently working with a number of nonprofits who want to start a blog. They’ve all gone through a process on deciding whether of not a blog is right for them (Also see tomorrow’s free webinar with Charityhowto ). The Killer Blog Strategy Mind-Map.

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112 Nonprofit Blog Posts, Articles, and Stories from 2013 You Can’t Miss.

Connection Cafe

Here’s Your 2013 Nonprofit Roundup: THIS – thanks to Marc Koenig of Nonprofit Hub: Nonprofits, 2014 is the Year of the Blog. Your blog is your gift to them, as well as to yourself. In Farra Trompeter’s recent Big Duck blog post, Facebook for nonprofits: Moving your marketing beyond the likes , she recaps insight shared by Kaiya Waddell and Amy Bryant at a recent 501 Tech NYC event. The Nonprofit Blog Carnival got dressed up this year, major donor style.

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6 Ways to Get Your Employees Blogging

SocialFish

Recently, at my company, I was tasked with starting up a company blog. This is where it gets fun… we have helped our clients build successful blogs and come up with a blogging strategy, content calendars, etc. Write a blog? I don’t know how to write a blog.

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11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Thanks to the Social Web, there is no shortage of possible topics for your nonprofit to blog about. Still, understand that the content your nonprofit blog publishes, the higher your ROI. offers a 90-minute webinar on blogging on WordPress. Blogging

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Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The first Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2015 is on the theme is personal productivity. That was the call for blog posts. I received a rich selection covering this topic – from changing mindsets, new tool sets, and lots of tips on how to manage your social media, email, and work flow.

The 10 Step Blog Plan

NTEN

Nonprofit Blogger. So, you're ready to start a blog for your organization (or wondering why people aren't reading your current one)? Don't make blog planning a six-month process. A little planning will go a long way towards making your blog more successful. Jot down some notes, have a couple meetings, and start blogging! blogging blogs Leadership nptech nten Social Media Web Sites CommunicationsBritt Bravo. brittbravo.com.

To blog or not to blog in the age of Medium

SocialFish

—————– More and more, blogging feels like speaking into an unplugged mic. Back in the day, blogging was about words. The powers that be are telling us not to bother with our little blogs or websites anymore because…money.

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Facebook Revamps Embedded Posts for Bloggers and Publishers

John Haydon

One strategy for creating more reach for your top-performing Facebook Page updates is to embed them in blog posts. Source content for your blog that’s already been vetted by your community. Are you using Embedded Posts in your blog?

January 2014Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Measurement and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m delighted to be hosting the January, 2014 Nonprofit Blog Carnival. I put the call out for nonprofit blog posts on the topic of measuring your nonprofit’s marketing or communication strategies. Blog Posts About Various Steps of the Measurement Process.

Seven Ways to Make Sure Your Blog Gets Noticed

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” My colleagues at Momsrising, the poster child for Networked Nonprofits, offered this amazing guest post filled with great tips on how to get your blog noticed. It’s every blogger’s nightmare. Lesson #3: Ask partners and allies for help in disseminating your blog.

Honored to be BlogHer Tech featured blogger of the week

Judi Sohn

For as long as I’ve been blogging, there’s been BlogHer empowering women to express themselves through technology. Therefore, it was a thrill and an honor to receive an email this morning that my site has been named their “Feature Blogger of the Week&# in the tech section.

Here’s Your Opportunity to Start Something Awesome: Join #MBUstorm Blogging Challenge!

SocialFish

They receive f ree coaching and consulting from a great community of fellow bloggers for free. That’s what MyBlogU new blogging challenge is all about: Start a new site. Newbie & Experienced Bloggers!

Bookmark Your Browsers! The Official Blogs of the World’s Most Popular Social Media Sites

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The nonprofit sector has a large community of technology bloggers committed to helping nonprofits stay current on emerging trends in social media, online fundraising, and mobile technology. You can also browse 300+ on Twitter at @nonprofitorgs/lists/bloggers-resources.

How to Write a Great Business Blog Post

SocialFish

Seems that everyone’s churning out content these days – but that doesn’t mean that everyone knows how to write a really good blog post that grabs interest and keeps it. Here are just a few tips that might just help your blog writing stand out from the crowd. Think like a blogger.

January Nonprofit Blog Carnival: What Are You Doing To Be Happier, Healthier in 2016?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This month’s carnival was an opportunity for nonprofit bloggers to share a post that addressed this question: What self-care techniques, rituals, or habits do you personally live and breath everyday that keep you inspired, calm, and effective at your nonprofit?

A Huge Thanks To Guest Bloggers from the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Conference 2012

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A huge thanks to the small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who attended the GeoFunders National Conference taking place this week in Seattle and published blog posts to share their reflections and thoughts.

How To Create A Successful Blog For A Business or E-Commerce Website

SocialFish

Many business owners and e-commerce site operators overlook the power of blogging, mostly because the traffic isn’t directed to their product or services pages, so they wonder “why bother?”. Blogging can help you overcome those challenges. and then blogging about their needs and wants.

How to Promote Your Blog: 5 Tools to Improve Rankings of Your Old Content

SocialFish

To keep your blog growing, you add more and more content doing your best to market everything you write. But while doing that, you may be missing a low-hanging fruit, something that may boost your blog traffic considerably over time, that is go back and optimize your old content.

5 Must Haves for Every Good Blog Post

SocialFish

I run a Social Media Professionals Community on Google+, and I recently asked a few members of the community to provide 5 things they look for in a good blog post. One professional says, “[this is] probably the hardest part of writing a good blog post.” – Julep Media.

Why Blog Log is the Best Book on Nonprofit Blogging

John Haydon

The BlogLog is not just another book on blogging. In fact, it’s not so much a book as it is a tool you can use to get better results from blogging through a series of exercises. Here’s a quick summary of why I think this is really the best book for nonprofit bloggers.

Three Must-Haves On Your Nonprofit’s Blog

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As I have said many times, I was a reluctant blogger. I did not think the Internet needed another blogger. Sadly, the vast majority of nonprofit blogs do not feature on their blog the three must-haves listed below: 1. Global Exchange :: globalexchange.org/blogs.

7 Tips to Start a Guest Blogging Program

Frogloop

Today I want to talk about the importance of getting influential guest bloggers within your community to write a guest blog post for you. Guest blog posts and quotes are a great way to bring in diverse voices and to talk about niche issues. Blogging

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Inspired Blogging for Social Change (Video + Slides)

Have Fun - Do Good

This summer I taught a webinar about Inspired Blogging for Social Change for The Mission List. It includes lots of tips and examples of how individual bloggers can have fun, do good, and share their story to realize their big vision for a better world. Hello Have Fun, Do Gooders!

Blogging: Just like riding a bike.

SocialFish

One of the great things about Lindy’s post is her number one action for creating valuable content – writing a blog post, updating your website, or hosting a Twitter chat. A lot of people may look at blogging as difficult or time-consuming. Blogging is inherently human.

Cambodia Bloggers: Five Years Later – Part 2

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I started blogging in 2003 about nonprofits and social media and started second blog about Cambodia, “Cambodia for Kids” after the arrival of my daughter, Sara and discovering that there was a vibrant community of bloggers in Cambodia. I started blogging [.]

How to Create, Manage and Evolve Your Nonprofit Blog

NTEN

Creating a blog should be an opportunity, not an obligation. If it feels like solely an obligation, you should reconsider starting one — because, in my opinion, the most compelling blogs are born and grow from true curiosity, enthusiasm, and exploration. A blog is an opportunity not only to change static into dynamic, but also discover and share voices from your organization. It's also a very helpful organizing principle for keeping your blog focused.

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29 Nonprofit Bloggers to Follow on Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Last week I asked the followers of @NonprofitOrgs to nominate their favorite nonprofit bloggers. This time around I limited the list to individuals bloggers, rather than blogs maintained by associations, publications, PR firms, etc. Please feel free to post a link to their blog in the comments section. The 29 nonprofit bloggers below are posted in reverse alphabetical order, all equally valuable. Blog: MobileActive. Blog: ext337. Blog: FrogLoop.