18 Ways to Beat Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm

John Haydon

This article gives you 18 ways to beat the Facebook News Feed algorithm with posting strategies, external channels, and Facebook Insights. You’ll be able to see how your reach is improving over time (as shown below). When is the best time to post on Facebook?

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Meg Worden, Feed Me Darling : How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The fourth blogger in this run of the Have Fun, Do Good guest post series is the delicious Meg Worden (I say delicious because I love her e-cookbook, Salad Alchemy). Also, I am a writer, storyteller, and part time editor of other people’s novels. Feeding people.

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ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Keeping the Volunteering Torch Lit

ASU Lodestar Center

Disclaimer Monday, May 9, 2011 Keeping the Volunteering Torch Lit posted by Brittany Fasnacht , Office Assistant ASU Lodestar Center Todays youth generation has been stereotyped as the "me" generation — as obsessed with technology, social media, and constantly checking Facebook news feeds. Instead of spending your "family time" watching television, give volunteering a shot! It seems unbelievable to think of a time before fb or twitter, much like it did before mobile phones.

New Intranet for Feeding America | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot?

I Like To Watch Feed

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today I discovered Cityzenjane's blog and her i_like_to_watch tag/delicious rss feed via a comment to one of my blog posts. " Cityzenjane's goal for this feed is to provide you with content that will inspire you to make a great green future. Who is the audience for your feed?

All you need to know about organic reach on Facebook

SocialFish

If people are more active and engaged with stories that appear in News Feed, they are also more likely to be active and engaged with content from businesses.” Short version: Sigh. This situation only hurts nonprofits.

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6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”

SocialFish

Time to sit back, relax, and wait for the views. Through unique analytics you will be able to see in real time how your content is measuring up, so it ends up informing back on the posts you create in the future. And certainly if you have no time, it’s better than nothing.

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Support for Future Bloggers | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot?

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Fear not, nonprofit professionals!

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Aaron Stiner , Senior Program Manager, Paths of HOPE, Catholic Charities I am at one of the most intense, rewarding, and sometimes frightening times in my nonprofit career. But it can be scary at times – looking at a mountain of work, thinking there has to be a better way to manage – because if we dont, we cant improve lives. Our staff down here is all stretched thin and everyone's task lists get overwhelming at times.

How to Write a Great Business Blog Post

SocialFish

I usually have a basic title that states what my post is about while I write it, but then when I am done, I’ll spend a decent amount of time thinking about different versions of the title that stand out in some way. Bloggers love to talk to other bloggers. Think like a blogger.

How Do You Browse By Category Blog Content from NpTech Bloggers?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He told me about his elearning learning portal that might not only solve my blog categorization and finding issues, but also do it for a community of bloggers who write about a particular topic - say nptech and nonprofit bloggers. We have lists of nonprofit technology and nonprofit bloggers , we have the nptech tag , a NpTech Blogs Twitterfeed Twitter account , and several excellent lists on AllTop ( fundraising , nonprofit , social change , and social good ). Blogger.

nfp 2.0 » “Social media” is distinct from traditional media

Rebooting Charity

Steve Bridger : It’s blogging Nick, but not as you know it :) Nick Booth : Monitoring this feed has felt like listening to the skies for alien life. whitewater widgets yak shack January 22nd, 2007 “Social media&# is distinct from traditional media Ãœber-blogger Steve Rubel’s Micro Persuasion web feed is usually one of the first I read. Today, Steve calls time on “a bunch of terms&# he signals are now completely unnecessary.

Blogger Uses Petition Site to Create Better Transportation for NY - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

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!"

22 Must-Circle Nonprofits on Google+

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As a follow-up to Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits and 22 Must-Circle Nonprofit Bloggers and Resources on Google+ , below are 22 nonprofits that are regularly using Google+ effectively to engage and inspire the Google+ community.

Three ways to stretch your marketing budget

SocialFish

User-generated content can help stakeholders become and stay engaged, especially younger supporters who are more accustomed to fast and furious feeding schedules. In her spare time, Liz mentors health start-ups at 1776 DC and Village Capital and is active in the D.C.

3 Ways to Get Members to Read Your Marketing Communications

SocialFish

There’s a constant feed of social media posts flooding your accounts. Think a lot about those overarching questions like: will this be a waste of my time? Members have a hard time making the link from why your organization is so great to how you can help them.

Have Fun Do Good Link Love: WeAreMedia Webinar, Pottery Bloggers & Cupcakes in Mason Jars

Have Fun - Do Good

NEWS I'm co-presenting with Michael Hoffman of See3 Communications about "storytelling" during the WeAreMedia Webinar September 23rd. I'll be talking about how nonprofits can use blogs to tell their stories, and Michael will be talking about how nonprofits can use video.

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How To: Create a Listening Dashboard for your Organization

Amy Sample Ward

This month’s Net2 Think Tank question asks, “How do you stay up-to-date online?&# There are so many blogs, news sources, and conversations happening at the same time, every day, and the chances that you’ll be able to find them all without trying is pretty unlikely.

Five Years Later: How #GivingTuesday Reached Ubiquity

Connection Cafe

Beth Kanter , expert nonprofit blogger and a #GivingTuesday influencer, agrees, citing “the distributed nature of Giving Tuesday” as the biggest factor driving its growth. I believe it even has the potential to move the needle on giving as a percentage of GDP over time,“ says Winegar.

Microsoft poised to feed the masses? | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot? 05/17/2010: Method Tweeting: Act I Updates in Your Inbox Beaconfire at Play More of Beaconfire Bloggers photos www. Internet Explorer 7 Coming Knocking » Microsoft poised to feed the masses?

5 Attention Grabbing Twitter Marketing Tactics for Non-profits

SocialFish

Using content curation and scheduling tools like DrumUp and Feedly is a smart solution to this problem. These tools simplify the process of content discovery and save you significant time and effort in the process. Twitter is perhaps one of the fastest-moving social platforms.

10 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Blogs and Bloggers to Support Their Cause

Have Fun - Do Good

A lot of nonprofit blogs have come on the scene in the year between these events and I feel like it is time to revise and update my "10 Ways" post to include not only ways that nonprofits can use blogs, but also engage bloggers to support their cause. Don't be afraid of RSS feeds.

Time and Social Action

Social Actions

They treat seconds, minutes, and hours as perfectly reasonable units of time in which to raise money, coordinate volunteers, and communicate with supporters. Let’s turn now to volunteering in small units of time…. tell them to be patient and that it’s just a matter of time.

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

SocialFish

All too often, I’ve watched bloggers obsess about their keywords, only to displease the great and powerful Google and its bot-crawling minions later on. Also, it can be great to have buttons showing how many times your article got shared… if people are actually sharing your article.

Please Donate to Help Nepal’s Earthquake Victims Now

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The devastating earthquake in Nepal has killed more than 2,400 people and injured about 5,900, residents so far (as reported in the NY Times on Sunday). The UI would have been better if this had worked as an interstitial on start up each time I opened up the app.

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Twitter As Gift Community: Cambodia Bloggers Summit Campaign - $552 to go.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We are connected in Twitter, indeed, and I am looking forward to the time where we could meet in real life and catch up. We shall be watching from here how you guys are doing :-D While I was reading feeds, I saw a tweet about a video at Twitter Headquarters. Heading down the home stretch. but wanted to share a few learnings re: personal fundraising. For this campaign, I haven't sent out any "email blasts" - except for one to the video blogging community list.

Daylight Savings Time | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot? 05/17/2010: Method Tweeting: Act I Updates in Your Inbox Beaconfire at Play More of Beaconfire Bloggers photos www.

How Much Time Does Web 2.0 Take?

Museum 2.0

In most cases, the audience wasn’t asking about money: they were asking about time. As one woman put it, “spending time on this means time staff isn’t spending on other work.” The time cost of Web 2.0 You don't need big time to get started with Web 2.0.

11NTC Tip of the Day: Choose Your Sessions Early

NTEN

If you haven't been reading our blog , or following the twitter feed , or liking us on our Facebook page , you may not have heard that the 11NTC is about to sell out!

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How To Write A Post That Will Rock Your Facebook

SocialFish

Post at optimal times. have been determined as the best time to post. Just like your blog posts, if you want to be successful you must respond to your fans in a timely manner. Unlike Twitter, shortened URL’s on Facebook result in 3 times less reader engagement.

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nfp 2.0 » A toast to fundraising with widgets!

Rebooting Charity

Steve Bridger : It’s blogging Nick, but not as you know it :) Nick Booth : Monitoring this feed has felt like listening to the skies for alien life.

Facebook Community in No Time

Beaconfire Wire

For example, PDFs are never good material to link to on facebook, because they won’t create a nice looking story feed item. Apart from cosmetic errors which can be a hurdle to success in implementing these simple tools, time and effort are always a problem for busy organizations. Although it integrates with Blogger , Wordpress , Typepad , and any website well, the best feature I believe is in it’s ability to create a Facebook community.

If the Times can’t sell it… | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot?

50 Nonprofits Every U.S. Politican Should Follow on Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The 50 nonprofits listed below are tackling some of the most important economic, social and political issues of our time. Feeding America :: @ FeedingAmerica.

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AP Wants to Redefine Fair Use? | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot?

Balancing the RSS Scale | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot?

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Tidbits

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Tidbits February 14, 2008 These are tidbits of things I’ve gotten recently from vendors, or gotten via feeds or twitter. Setup of all three has a one time fee. Matt Asay, blogger of all things in open source biz models, thinks Google Code may have overtaken Sourceforge.

How To Create More Content, Faster, Without Sacrificing on Quality

SocialFish

Every time I come across a blogger who is able to write every day, or who produces a new ebook once or twice a month, I feel an overwhelming jealousy. It may be time to start expanding what you create, and producing something brand new.

World Food Embraces the Good of Slacktivism

Frogloop

To give you an idea of how that plays out here: Just $10 feeds children. Just $25 feeds a child in need during school for a half year. According to the study , people who frequently engaged in promotional social activity are: Twice as likely to volunteer their time.

Ready to play the piano? Google.org looking to hire! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

11.27.06 | 136 No Comments [link] Ready+to+play+the+piano%3F+Google.org+looking+to+hire%21 2006-11-27+14%3A12%3A40 Allan+Benamer Picked up off the dailytech.com RSS feed — Google.org is hiring. Check out the NY Times’ coverage of Google.org.