Nature Conservancy Instagram Contest and Other Examples

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The post summarized why it may be important, best practices, and a few nonprofit examples. One of my blog readers, Sarah Mowry, Outreach Director for the Deschutes Land Trust pointed me to Nature Conservancy’s Instagram contest , an image scavenger hunt.

Humor As Part of Nonprofit Social Content and Engagement Strategy: Hilarious Examples

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nonprofit technology professionals know how to converts laughs to donations and devoted an entire session to sharing tips, techniques, and examples during a NTEN conference. Nonprofit Humor Blog chronicles funny (fictional) stories about nonprofits.

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Nonprofits and Instagram: The Ultimate Curated Collection of Best Practices, Examples, and Tips

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nonprofit Examples and Getting Started or Rebooting A Strategic Approach. If your nonprofit wants to get started or set up a presence it is “meh,” the first step is to check out what other nonprofits in your space are doing on Instagram and other inspiring examples. Nonprofits That Get Instagram (2014) by Kerri Karvesti – an excellent Pinterest board of great examples.

5 Examples of Great Mobile Calls to Action

Mobile Commons

Learn how you can follow their example and start building your mobile list! All Posts Blog Calls to Action Inspirations Mobile Resources and Research Nonprofit npo

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[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: WITNESS

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Blog: blog.witness.org. WITNESS currently utilizes the following social media tools: YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and “Video for Change” (blog). A good example is witness.org/spring2010. Organization: WITNESS. Organization Size: 29 staff members. Name: Marianna Moneymaker.

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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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. Pamela Grow shares a great example of how one nonprofit isn’t letting go : Loving lapsed donors back into the fold | Simple, brilliant and oh so swipe-able! On the NTEN blog, Lauren Giardin says it’s time to Take Charge of Your Editorial Process as Air Traffic Control.

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?

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.

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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The Sharing Economy of Nonprofit Organizational Strategies: The Top 10 Nonprofit Blogs

Connection Cafe

While nonprofit blogs have been ranked before , my rankings are based off my own personal research and opinions. I chose the blogs that published consistently and those that I felt offered unique perspective with every post. 8: Nonprofit Marketing Blog. 4: GuideStar Blog.

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. After initially promoting the blog carnival on our network, which has a social media reach of 3.5

Blogging or bust!

SocialFish

We strongly believe that building a blog is the single most important and effective thing you can do to move your association into the social age. As can your fellow association social media practitioners … Here are three great examples of association blogs to inspire you.

How to Choose a Format When Writing Your Next Blog Post

SocialFish

When writing a blog, multimedia is going to keep your readers engaged. If you’re only posting YouTube videos, for example, you’re missing out on an entire demographic of website visitors who actually like to read. One example is a new blog.

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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Jacobwith of the Fire Starters Blog offers up some terrific ways to avoid burnout that are free or low cost. Leonard, GPC who writes the Grant Writer’s Blog writes about the importance of taking a real break from work and making it an unplugged vacation.

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11 Nonprofit Blogs Designed for the Social Web

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The rise of the Social Web in recent years has dramatically changed how your supporters consume and share your nonprofit’s blog content. Odds are, if your blog has not been redesigned in the last few years, then it’s time to consider a relaunch. Oceana :: oceana.org/blog.

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!

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.

Do Your Homework First, Write Second—Examples of Successfully Funded Grant Proposals

NonProfit Hub

So instead, I’ll offer you the next best thing: examples. We have written several blog posts on dos and don’ts, but if you’re looking for some real-deal proposals, check out my list below. This next example illustrates my answer to the question, “how long should my proposal be?”

Three Ways to Get the Most From Your Brand’s Blog

SocialFish

Whether you’re new to the blogging game or you’re simply wondering how to squeeze your blog for whatever value it can bring your organization, it’s no secret that there are about a million dos and don’ts when it comes to effectively harnessing your own little patch of online real estate.

How To Find Hidden Blog Posts In Your Emails

John Haydon

So you’ve finally decided to start blogging for your nonprofit. But you’ve got one small problem: Who’s going to write all of these blog posts? Most nonprofits ask this when starting a blog. Sifting Emails for Blogging Fodder.

Blog Tips to Boost Your Web Traffic

Frogloop

Did you know that there are over 156 million public blogs, according to Wikipedia. How do you make your blog stand out? What are the best blogging practices your organization should implement that will also generate more blog traffic?

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Four ways to get more from your most popular blog posts

John Haydon

One way to be smart about using a blog for your nonprofit is to get more from your top viewed posts (you can find these in a Google Analytics report called “Top Content By Title&# ). For example, if they arrive from Google, they may not know about your organization at all.

Juicy Nonprofit Blog: The Case Foundation Blog

Have Fun - Do Good

When I give talks about nonprofit blogging, I often use the Case Foundation's blog as an example of a juicy blog. Icons for their RSS feed, Twitter feed, Facebook page, and newsletter are featured at the top of the blog. • It has a blog roll.

Time-Saving Hacks to Write More Blog Posts – A Video Demonstration

John Haydon

One thing I’ve learned from years of blogging is that a blogging process saves time and headaches. Transfer the Copy – Copy the content from your plain text editor, and copy it in your blogging software.

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Share Your Posts on Measurement and Learning from Your Data: January Blog Carnival

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That’s what we’d like to discuss in this January’s blog carnival. Wondering what a blog carnival is? Here’s the most recently published blog carnival hot off the press. Here are some more examples ). Photo by Notemily.

Great reads from around the web on February 24th

Amy Sample Ward

To follow more of the things I find online, you can follow @amysampleward on Twitter (which is just a blog and resource feed), or find me on Delicious (for all kinds of bookmarks). " roundup activism bookmarks branding code data examples infographic issues list marketing media millennials movement news occupy opendata opensource pinterest politics postalicious resources social socialmedia strategy

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: The Humane Society of the United States

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Blog: hsus.typepad.com. Organization: The Humane Society of the United States. Organization Size: 11 million supporters, 500+ staff. Name: Carie Lewis. Title: Director of Emerging Media. Website: HumaneSociety.org. Facebook: facebook.com/humanesociety. Twitter: @ HumaneSociety , @ cariegrls.

How to Convert Emails Into Blog Post Content

John Haydon

So you’ve finally decided to start blogging for your nonprofit. You’ve done the research about different blogging platforms, and had even outlined a strategy for topics that are based on what your supporters want and how people search for you on Google.

DIY Community Engagement Metrics

Amy Sample Ward

When people who work in services, programs, grant writing and fundraising, for example, all share their view of the groups in the community, not only can you start mapping the network but you can also have really rich discussions about the way different parts of your organization view the community.

Six Ways to Optimize CTAs in Your Blog Posts

John Haydon

For example, your donation page, or your email sign-up form. But how often do you think about the calls to action in the blog posts you’re publishing each week? Here are six simple ways to improve the calls to actions that exist with in your blog posts: 1.

How to create a successful multi-author blog for your nonprofit

John Haydon

One of the biggest questions that nonprofits have when starting a blog is “How can one person possibly continue to publish interesting articles?”. And this is precisely the reason why many nonprofits like Oceana and The National Wildlife Federation have multi-author blogs.

Nonprofits and Pinterest: Nonprofit Blog Carnival Round-up

Have Fun - Do Good

Last month, I put out a call for posts about fun ways nonprofits are using Pinterest for the Nonprofit Blog Carnival. Below are links to some examples, plus additional info and inspiration. The July Nonprofit Blog Carnival will be hosted by the Fundraising Detective !

GreenPeace: An Example in Connecting with your Supporters

Amy Sample Ward

One of the biggest issues that has come out of the blog posts and the conversations in the comments is the idea of data. To review the other blog posts about these topics, visit the Causes post , ideablob post or the guest post for Tactical Philanthropy. That example?

Love It: Tumblr Blogs for Nonprofits

Have Fun - Do Good

One of the first Juicy Blogging E-Course assignments I give to my students is to write a blog post that has more images than words. I'm still a huge fan of traditional blogging platforms (e.g. Some nonprofits' blogs can be a bit, er, boring.

Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: Exploring the Latest Millennial Research

Amy Sample Ward

Today, I’m live blogging a few sessions from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit. Talk to Millennials about your goals, for example if you are trying to do something big and raise a large amount of money, break the goal and gifts down into smaller buckets so it isn’t overwhelming.

Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: Successfully Going Mobile

Amy Sample Ward

Today, I’m live blogging a few sessions from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit. As an example, Soles4Souls.org’s mobile website looks very different than the normal website.

Blog Picks of the Week

Frogloop

Check out our blog picks of the week. And feel free to tell us your favorite blog posts from this past week in the comments section. There was so much great content being shared this week across the blogosphere for nonprofit campaigners.

7 Facebook Hacks for Your Nonprofit’s Website

John Haydon

For example, let’s say someone shares a blog post by clicking a Like Button. Now, if you have a blog AND a Facebook Page, your ability to reach people gets amplified! For example, let’s say that you write a blog post about an upcoming event.In