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. The Blogger Alias. We have a blogger alias set up in Outlook that allows me to easily communicate with team members. Author: Cheryl Black.

3 Ways to Identify Influencers for Your Blogger Outreach Campaign


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.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Tips for Good Openings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nonprofit blogger Vu Lee has some tips on what types of openers to avoid. I’ve just returned from a two-week trip to Guatemala hosted by Wake.

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Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Her book provides tips on how to do this more effectively.

So You Think You Can Blog? Guidelines For New Bloggers


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. Fill your bloggers in! How often do you expect your bloggers to post?

Facebook Revamps Embedded Posts for Bloggers and Publishers

John Haydon

Facebook Marketing blogging tips embedded posts One strategy for creating more reach for your top-performing Facebook Page updates is to embed them in blog posts. This kills two birds with one stone: Create more reach for your top-performing Facebook page updates.

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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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Best Tips to Rock your Online Presence


Not to worry, here are some tips that Avi Kaplan and I of Rad Campaign compiled to help nonprofits rock your online presence. Cycle through a combination of blog authors and guest bloggers from within your organization, board members, influencers, etc.

5 Tips for Mobile

Connection Cafe

Author: Guest Blogger. The following blog post is by Michael Sabat. Michael is the VP of Account Management and Business Development at Mobile Commons. He has worked there for 3 and a half years and has helped clients launch hundreds of campaigns. Mobile Commons is a Convio partner and they have just launched Mobile Advocate - A new product integrated with Convio Luminate and designed to drive targeted advocacy phone calls from the web or SMS.

500 Social Media Marketing Tips


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

Are You Content Creation Impaired? Here’s Some Tips and Resources

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

20 Different Formats by Pro Blogger. Ten Tips for Creating Killer Content by Hubspot. As a one-person shop, I use guest bloggers throughout the year, especially when I need to take a vacation! What are your best tips for content creation? Source: Copyblogger.

Tips to Manage Facebook Embeds and Typos


We used Frogloop guest blogger Justyn Hintze''s Facebook page as an example for how to edit a status on a personal page.

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Holiday Productivity Tips for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

She is a writer and blogger with a passion for self-improvement and helping others. So here are some tips for helping your nonprofit staff stay motivated this holiday season. The post Holiday Productivity Tips for Your Nonprofit appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

5 Tips for Getting Media Pickup for Your Fundraising Campaign

Tech Soup Blog

After years of being on both the press side and the PR side of the media game, here are some of my favorite tips for elevating a fundraising campaign. This article from PRDaily offers some really useful tips on crafting a press release. My favorite tip?

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5 Tips to Host a Successful Fundraising Event

Tech Soup Blog

No matter what your fundraiser ultimately looks like, there are some tips that, if followed, can help to ensure that your event is a big success! Tip #1: Set a Goal. Tip #2: Go Cheap with Your Venue. For more tips on finding a cheaper venue, check out this article.

Six Important Tips For Your IRS Form 990


For advice on what you can be doing to take advantage of this communications opportunity, as well as your IRS Form 990 generally, we turned to regular BoardAssist guest blogger and finance pro Paul Konigstein. Six Important Tips For Your IRS Form 990.

Blog Tips to Boost Your Web Traffic


That's a lot of competition for all you nonprofit campaigners and bloggers. Check out some of our favorite blogging tips below. Consider doing list-driven posts, e.g. Five Tips to Save Money on Your Electricity Bill.

[Guide for Nonprofits]: How to Engage Social Media Influencers to Extend Your Reach and Drive Action

Connection Cafe

We recommend including different types of messengers such as the media (aka self-identified bloggers) who can write about your issues and “everyday” advocates who can share your message to their networks. Media (blogger) Influencer. Social media influencers aren’t elusive.

11NTC Tip of the Day: Choose Your Sessions Early


Since we just can't wait, we thought we'd take a cue from the community on twitter, and start posting some NTC Tips to our blog.

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7 Tips to Start a Guest Blogging Program


Today I want to talk about the importance of getting influential guest bloggers within your community to write a guest blog post for you. Here are 7 tips for reaching out to and identifying guest bloggers.

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5 Facebook Marketing Tips for Nonprofits


Here with all the tips on the latest way to optimize your Facebook marketing are our friends from Tech Impact down in Philadelphia. 5 Facebook Marketing Tips for Nonprofits. Tip 1: Build Out Your Bio. Tip 2: Write a Memorable Tagline. Tip 3: Create a Branded Cover Photo.

10 Tips for Optimizing Mobile Email Marketing


“Mobile email marketing design is smoking hot,&# says Shane Ketterman of Copy Blogger and it’s a communications tool that’s continuing to grow. Ketterman shared some tips that organizations should start using ASAP to get better results with mobile email marketing. What are some of your best tips to optimize mobile email marketing? If your nonprofit doesn’t have a mobile strategy on its radar, you need to develop one.

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Call for Submissions: What Are Your Best Time Management Tips?

Have Fun - Do Good

I'd love to hear your time management tips for nonprofits and nonprofit consultants. Please share your time management tips by July 26th! For bloggers : You can enter your submission in one of two ways. I’m hosting the July Nonprofit Blog Carnival.

19 Proven Fundraising Ideas from Nonprofit Experts


npEXPERTS: Fundraising Ideas and Marketing Tips from the Pros (#npEXPERTS) is a a 46-page free e-book collaboratively written by a cross-section of npEXPERTS in fundraising, marketing and communications, social media, mobile technology, digital advertising, and more.

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10 Tips for Managing Social Media Burnout

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Here’s a few tips on how to deal with it: 1. Blogger. Six months ago I came pretty close to complete social media burnout. I was running over 20 social networking profiles, logging in seven days a week, and at minimum pulling 60-hour work weeks. My brain was completely fried and those around me were getting pretty fed up with the fact that I was never present, only connected… online, all the time.

3 Tips on Planning a Nonprofit Crowdfunding Campaign

John Haydon

Here are three 3 essential tips to ensure your nonprofit crowdfunding campaign finds that success. Tweet out to bloggers who align with your campaign and supply them with content they can easily redistribute. Crowdfunding is a very effective form of online fundraising.

13 #npEXPERTS Share their Most Valuable Donor Acquisition & Fundraising Ideas

Connection Cafe

That’s right – we’ve rallied 13 nonprofit thought leaders to share their best fundraising strategies, tips and ideas with YOU. blogger at wildandcrazypearl.com. — Frank Barry is the Director of Digital Marketing at Blackbaud and blogger at npNGAGE. Due to the incredible response we received the last time we brought together leading nonprofit experts to share their best fundraising insights, we decided to do it again!

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Is Influencer Marketing Part of Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Strategy in 2018?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Blogger Influencer: Individuals who write a blog on a topic that is aligned with your organization’s mission and programs and has an online presence of 500-5,000 followers. … Read More Strategy Tips

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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?

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Two Examples of Nonprofit Social Media That Will Make You Smile (and learn a best practice or two)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Blogger Vu Lee, who wrote the forward to The Happy Healthy Nonprofit , offers up 9 tips for self-care , including downloading a chrome plugin that replaces 45 with photos of kittens. Social Media Policy Storytelling Strategy Tips

Seven Nonprofit Finance Tips to Keep Your Board Out of Trouble


BoardAssist is pleased to welcome nonprofit finance pro Paul Konigstein, who wrote this post, as our first guest finance blogger. Seven Nonprofit Finance Tips to Keep Your Board Out of Trouble.

20 Juicy Blogging Tips

Have Fun - Do Good

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou Last week, I shared these 20 juicy blogging tips during a talk at the Breakfast Blogging Club of the East Bay.

Successful Social Media Content Strategy Is A Continuous Improvement for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is designed for one-person bloggers and small teams, so it is ideal for nonprofits that don’t have a specialized social media manager on staff. It isn’t free, but the $15 a month fee is reasonable – and certainly worth it in the time savings. What are your best tips?

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6 Tips for Mobile Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Mobile Commons

If your organization is looking for mobile P2P fundraising tips, start with the six ideas listed below: Establish clear goals and share them with your fundraisers. Tip #1: Establish clear goals and share them with your fundraisers. Tip #3: Add a little friendly competition.

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? By Nancy Schwartz : Nonprofit marketeer and communications pro — consultant, blogger and speaker.

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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. Guest Post Tips Tools and TacticsFlickr Photo by alshepmcr.

11NTC Tip of the Day: Get out and See DC!


We've put together some tips for making the conference both memorable and valuable and we're them every day until the event starts. Today's tip: Get out and see DC! The Nonprofit Technology Conference is now less than one week away!

3 Tips to Improve Online Marketing

Connection Cafe

Author: Guest Blogger. Do you have a favorite tool or tip to share that you think nonprofits really need to know about, but don't yet Eric Pratum is the Director of Digital Strategy at Grizzard Communications Group , a 90+ year old direct marketing agency specializing in nonprofits.

Red Light, Green Light for Peer to Peer Fundraising in 2015

Connection Cafe

I’m excited to introduce you to a new npENGAGE blogger, Shana Masterson! Nonprofit Fundraising crowdfunding donor cultivation fundraising ideas fundraising tips Peer to Peer Fundraising Hello blogosphere! I know it’s been awhile since you’ve heard from me.

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Generous Blogger Poster + Contest

Have Fun - Do Good

Generous Blogger Poster So many of you enjoyed and shared my post, 20 Ways to Be a Generous Blogger , I asked the hubs to create a poster for us. You can download a PDF of it for free from Dropbox at [link] Generous Blogger Contest I'd love to highlight your favorite generous blogger on Have Fun, Do Good , so I'm holding a little Generous Blogger Contest. P.S. You can hear me chat about the Way of the Generous Blogger on the World's Biggest Summit.