Six Power Tips for Great Meetings in Today’s Virtual World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As a follow up, we published the following article as part of their newsletter. Six Power Tips for Great Meetings in Today’s Virtual World by Beth Kanter and Andrea Kihlstedt. Tip 1. Tip 2. Tip 3. Special Tips for Combined In-Person/Virtual Meetings. Tip 4.

9 Tips for Making a Multichannel Fundraising Ask

NonProfit Hub

She is a blogger, marketer, and communications coordinator for Qgiv , an online fundraising service provider. However, the tips that we’re going to discuss in this very article are general enough for any nonprofit that is looking to move toward a more multichannel fundraising approach.

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500 Social Media Marketing Tips

SocialFish

This is a guest post from Andrew Macarthy , author of 500 Social Media Marketing Tips. Buy 500 Social Media Marketing Tips.

10 Tips for Managing Social Media Burnout

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Here’s a few tips on how to deal with it: 1. I tend to lose more followers, fans and friends on weekends than during the week, and my stats show that there is very little ROI [Return on Investment] in terms of traffic, e-mail newsletter and mobile subscribers, event sign ups, etc. Blogger. Not only that, your Website traffic has likely has increased significantly since you’ve started using social media, as well as e-newsletter subscriptions.

Show The Love: Thoughtful Engagement to Retain Donors [eBook]

Connection Cafe

What happens when 14 nonprofit experts come together to share tried-and-true donor retention strategies, tips and ideas? Chapter 6 : Five Steps to Newsletters that Keep Your Donors Close. Frank Barry is the Director of Digital Marketing at Blackbaud and blogger at npNGAGE.

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Tips to Increase Email Open Rates

Connection Cafe

Author: Guest Blogger. Originally posted on Constant Commentary , here's four tips from Caroline Shahar at Constant Contact on how to increase the open rate on your nonprofit's emails. Who is this newsletter from? If they can’t figure that out quickly, they will likely skip over or delete your newsletter. Are you intrigued by the subject line “Go Green Association Newsletter?”

The Starting Line: Great Tips for Beginning a WordPress Blog

Byte Technology

So the beginning blogger may be asking themselves, how can I help ensure that my blog lasts? How can I garner attention amongst all the millions of other bloggers out there? Here are just a handful of tips, gathered from some of the best and brightest in the “blogosphere,” for getting your pages up and running and helping them go the distance in the constantly evolving and expanding virtual world. * It’s no great secret that blogging is big. Huge really.

Tips for Sharing Mind-Blowing Blog Posts

Frogloop

You convinced the bigwigs to let you start a blog for your organization, you recruited peers to join you as staff bloggers, you’ve set clear guidelines , and shared some creative blog post ideas for your staff to draw from. Your Email Newsletter. And your email newsletter template also has a spot in the sidebar with links to recent posts. Blogger List. While you’re at it you send it to your blogger contacts.

5 Tips to Start a Nonprofit Blog

Have Fun - Do Good

Here are five of the tips I most frequently give: 1. Being an organization's blogger involves not only writing for the blog, but also building relationships with other bloggers by reading them, linking to them, commenting on their blogs and inviting them to comment on your blog.

11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Initially a reluctant blogger, I launched Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Finally, remember that blog posts make great content for e-newsletters. Definitely integrate your blog posts with your e-newsletter. Allow Guest Bloggers to Post Commentary and Share Their Expertise.

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11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Initially a reluctant blogger, I launched Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Finally, remember that blog posts make great content for e-newsletters. Definitely integrate your blog posts with your e-newsletter. Allow Guest Bloggers to Post Commentary and Share Their Expertise.

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Raise Money on Facebook: Four Strategies You Need to Know About

NTEN

When it comes to online fundraising, an obvious tip is to meet your current and potential donors where they are. Nonprofit bloggers including Alison Fine , Beth Kanter , Steve MacLaughlin , and Brian Reich were quick to point out that donating money on Facebook is just one of many actions people can take in support of a nonprofit or cause. facebook Newsletter NPTech NTEN online fundraising peter deitz web2.0Peter Deitz, Social Actions.

Be a Blogger for Human Rights

Have Fun - Do Good

They provide RSS feeds about human rights issues classified by region, country and theme, and e-mail newsletters in several languages. Finally, the site directs bloggers to the Electric Frontier Foundation site for tips on how to blog anonymously , if necessary.

11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The easiest way to conduct these interviews is through e-mail or over the phone, but for the enterprising blogger with a penchant for journalism, in-person interviews provide the opportunity to get action photos and video interviews. Share Resources and Useful Tips.

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Got Your Ears On? How to Listen to Your Audience Using Social Media

NTEN

Bonus Tip: Rather than email alerts, you can use a feed reader like Google Reader to collect all of your listening alerts and searches from Google, blog search engines and Twitter into one place. Maybe a few bloggers are regularly discussing your industry and you're ready to start engaging with them by commenting, setting up your own blog, or even inviting those bloggers to blog for your organization. Maddie Grant and Lindy Dreyer, SocialFish, LLC.

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. Include bloggers on your press list.

Quick Tips for Improving Screencasts

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In the comments, Sue Waters ( who was nominated for a Best Blog at Edublog ) points to some tips she wrote on her excellent blog in response to Michele's query. This tip caught my eye: Use fixed width to capture and auto pan Ideally, for most situations, when creating a screencast it is best to use a fixed region (640 wide by 480 high) and set the screen recording to autopan. I got to Allan's post because of the Stephen's daily email newsletter pointing to a different post).

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 April 17, 2008 I guess because I’m a blogger, I get these interesting tidbits in my mailbox. I don’t always have a lot of time to investigate them, or figure out if they are useful, but I do like to not completely ignore the ones that look interesting. I do hope folks will comment if they know something about these, or have an opinion.

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. Because I learned how to do so myself, and these tips can get you far. Creating newsletters.

How to Avoid the Elephant Stampede (And Other Crisis Communications Tips) - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Here are a few tips to make sure the online landscape is your friend, not your foe, even when facing a PR crisis: 1. Do you have other tips in handling crisis communications? This article was written by Jen Nedeau, Project Manager at New Media Strategies and blogger.

18 Ways to Beat Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm

John Haydon

An example would be linking to a specific Facebook update in your e-mail marketing newsletter. One constant challenge for most bloggers is finding topics to write about. Select three of these tips to generate more engagement and reach on Facebook.

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » America’s Giving Challenge

See What's Out There

Beth Kanter , friend and blogger, is raising money for the Sharing Foundation, which supports kids in Cambodia. 21 Jan 2008 Leave a Reply Get Tips and Best Practices Sign up below to get our newsletters highlighting the latest in online marketing and communications for nonprofits.

10 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Tech for Good

I wasn’t convinced at all that the world needed another blogger. Nonprofit bloggers should think of themselves as reporters, and a very popular blog is always a report back on an event complete with a photo slideshow or video.

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Social Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Blogger and LinkedIn both launched in 2003. If your communities are not growing, then something is missing from your social media strategy (good content, right voice, e-newsletter, blogging, etc). 10 Tips for Managing Social Media Burnout.

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

Connection Cafe

Check out the post for tips on how you can inspire Batkid moments at your next event. In Marc Koenig’s NPhub post, 7 Tips on Asking for Donations – It’s Intimidating, We Get It , he reminds fundraisers that asking isn’t about convincing donors to give. Tech Impact echoes words from BBCON and The Nonprofit Times in their post: 6 Tips For Creating A Better Donation Form. It’s been quite the year.

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Juicy Nonprofit Blog: The Case Foundation Blog

Have Fun - Do Good

TED Fellow profiles, social media tips , reporting back from events , calls to action ). Multiple staff members are bloggers , which takes the weight off of one person. Icons for their RSS feed, Twitter feed, Facebook page, and newsletter are featured at the top of the blog. •

Getting the Most out of Facebook for Your Nonprofit Organization

ASU Lodestar Center

Maria Rainier , Freelance Writer & Blogger. Here are a few tips for getting the most out of Facebook: Create a Page, Not a Group. posted by. First in Education.

Association Social Media: American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

SocialFish

I use Feedly to follow and read blog posts from OT bloggers, health news from major news organizations, and other sites where I can typically find good and relevant information for our members. I also subscribe to several daily e-newsletters to find content.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s also worth noting that these time estimates do not include website maintenance, e-newsletter publication, donate now campaign management, or group texting and text-to-give campaigns, so pick and choose carefully based on what your resources allow.

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I want to be like J-Hud

Connection Cafe

Author: Guest Blogger. In the nonprofit events world, we’re great at sharing mission information or providing fundraising tips like how to raise $500 in a week. In your next email or newsletter, include a story about an individual’s or teams’ fundraising success.

Three Tips: How to Harness the Power of Video for Nonprofits - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

He gave a series of tips that will help video become popular, but stressed the fact that some videos will never go viral.

Table of Contents :: Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Chapter 1 Websites, E-newsletters, and “Donate Now” Campaigns. The Importance of the E-newsletter. How to Launch an E-newsletter. Eleven E-newsletter Best Practices for Nonprofits. Five Ways to Build Your E-newsletter List. Eleven Profile Tips for Nonprofit Professionals. Five Must-Have Characteristics of a Nonprofit Blogger. Title: Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits.

Online Community Meetup: The Five Steps to Growing an Engaged Online Community

Tech Soup Blog

Care2 has achieved this by providing healthy lifestyle tips and articles through their blog and news feature, the Care2 News Network. Meanwhile, Care2’s blogging network is comprised of 80 bloggers writing compellingly about a multitude of causes that matter to its membership.

Content Curation Tweet Chat Recap

Tech Soup Blog

Susan Chavez is a blogger for TechSoup's Online Community team. The best advice is to take a tip from libraries and museums and curate all that information. The proliferation of social media has paved the way for newer curation tools, many of which organize and display content like an online newsletter or magazine with minor feature differences. installs a button on users' web browsers, which they can click when they find content to add to their newsletter.

Nonprofit Blogging Burning Questions and Answers

Have Fun - Do Good

In general, a blog is a different communication tool than say, a newsletter. Provide rss feeds to the whole blog, and to individual bloggers' feeds so readers have a choice of how they want to subscribe. The interns can be contributing bloggers, but they shouldn't be the lead blogger.

Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Increased Relevant Visitor Traffic and Page Rankings: You're using social media tactics to drive traffic to your organization's web site or newsletter sign up or improving search engine results or using social media channels to spread your web site or blog content.

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The Real Housewives of Social Media: Cooking up Recipes for Nonprofit Success

NTEN

Wordpress, Typepad, Blogger, Convio CMS) Microblogging enables real-time sharing of "bite-size" information, quick news, and update links and real-time collaboration. As a victim of a "twitterstorm", I have a few survival tips. I talked about the importance of finding influencers at the first step and shared a few tips and tools. Tags: Newsletter NPTech NTEN Social Media Communications

Building Your Social Media Fan Base

Idealware

People who already know you are more likely to join your social media communities than strangers, and you can reach people who already support your organization through email, print newsletters and other social media channels. Participating honestly in the online conversation about topics of interest to your organization will build an audience more successfully than any other tip or trick. PublishDate: October 2011. Author: Laura S. Quinn.

Finding Fans on Social Media

Idealware

People who already know you are more likely to join your social media communities than strangers, and you can reach people who already support your organization through email, print newsletters and other social media channels. Participating honestly in the online conversation about topics of interest to your organization will build an audience more successfully than any other tip or trick. PublishDate: January 2012. You need an audience for any social media strategy to work.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » NTEN Does Web 2.0

See What's Out There

A good tip Brian mentioned was to deputize people to grow your network for you. Her take-aways from that activity are that internally, people love the feedback from bloggers, and externally, people love to know that you care.