Captive Audience

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A new study by Experian found that Americans spend 2 hours and 12 minutes on Twitter each month. The average time per session was 13 minutes and 12 seconds. This is 26 times the 30 traditional second elevator pitch. How are you using this time?

Museums Test New Ways to Captivate Patrons—With and Without Technology | Nonprofit Quarterly

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[Cool Infographic Friday] 20 Captivating Marketing Statistics


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Design Your Website To Tell Captivating Stories


Smart web design allows site viewers … Continued The post Design Your Website To Tell Captivating Stories appeared first on Tech Impact. Everyone loves a good story. A good narrative captures people’s attention, and it can make them want to get involved. According to a recent post from Nonprofit Hub, nonprofits can use their website to tell stories about the organization’s mission and efforts, but only if it is designed correctly.

Ten Tips for Creating Captivating Nonprofit Websites

Tech Soup Blog

Designing or redesigning your nonprofit's website? Before you get started, check out these ten tips for creating engaging nonprofit websites from Firespring CEO, Jay Wilkinson. Wilkinson shared his web design wisdom in a recent TechSoup webinar. These were my top ten takeaways.

[Cool Infographic Friday] CMO Spend (on Digital)


Cool Infographic Friday] 7 Ways to Screw Up Your Mobile Email Campaign [Cool Infographic Friday] 20 Captivating Marketing Statistics [Cool Infographic Friday] Is the Book Dead? Or in other words, how the other half lives. More like this.

HaveeruOnline - Technology and creativity go "full spectrum" at TED

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Tickets to the sold-out event cost $7,500 each, but captivating 18-minute "talks" for which the conference is renowned are made available free online at and have a growing worldwide audience HaveeruOnline - Technology and creativity go "full spectrum" at TED : The gathering kicks off Monday in the Southern California city of Long Beach with a roster of 1,350 attendees including Internet heavyweights, Hollywood celebrities, scientists, and other notables.

13 Nonprofit Statistics You Never Knew


They captivate us, put things into perspective, shock us, and give everyone something to talk about at the coffee pot in the morning. Image courtesy of Let’s be honest, we’re all suckers for numbers.

[Cool Infographic Friday] All You Need To Know About The Anatomy of Songs


I’ve just come back from ASAE14 in Nashville, and can honestly say if I never hear another country song again, it will be too soon. This is what they sound like to me. So in the spirit of Cool Infographic Friday, here’s all you need to know about the anatomy of songs. More like this.

How to Design a High Holiday Appeal for the Attention Economy

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Even when your donors are a captive audience, design your stories for the very human experience of contributing to making the world a better place. Donors want to feel like their contribution is making an important difference, rather than perpetuating the status quo.

Live From the AFP Conferance

AFP Blog

Live From the AFP Conferance: "Buzz On AFP Exhibit FloorIs Tech IntegrationAnnual conferences might as well be titled 'fresh fish' for exhibitors that roll out new products or upgrades to existing offerings in an attempt to attract the attention of the captives, err, conference attendees.The Association for Fundraising Professionals annual conference is no different, with vendors vying for the

Your Official #NN17 Local's Guide to Atlanta


For some reason, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta's downtown is the only place in the world where you can see whale sharks in captivity. We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly-anticipated progressive conferences of the year and we're so excited to be headed down South to the front lines of social change.

How To Have a Conversation With The World


So how do you break through the noise and develop a captive diverse audience? Tim Samuel. Bridgeway Community Church. Here are some tips for creating an inclusive environment in your organization. Let’s face it: we are living in a world of followers, friends, and instant feedback.

[PODCAST] Reconstructing Content Marketing for Nonprofits | Ft. Robert Rose

NonProfit Hub

To me, the words “content marketing” are a mouthful of sand for something that’s supposed to be so captivating and delicious. The heart of content marketing for any company or organization is to tell captivating stories and add value to the reader to relay the impact of your efforts. As a Content Strategist by trade, ironically content marketing is not my favorite topic to discuss.

How to Create Video Content for Nonprofit Donations

NonProfit Hub

And it’s true, one of the most effective ways to captivate an audience is to tell a story worth hearing about your organization. Captivate interviews with awesome lighting, showing their “window to the soul.”. “If In our Hubinar with Jeremy Vest, we learned that video is powerful. We also learned that the problem with video is that it’s difficult.

It’s Time to #Showyourculture!

Connection Cafe

More than almost any other industry, the arts and cultural industry has the ability to be extremely visually captivating. Let me open by saying that I have a prize to give out, but you have to read to the bottom of the post to learn more.

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Leveraging the Latest Trends in Non-Profit Website Design

Byte Technology

And remember that, the more captivating the image, the more likely it will remain in the viewer’s memory for a longer period of time. • In the world of non-profit organizations and institutions, credibility is everything.

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[Cool Social Tools] Awesome-ize your Instagrams and Vines with VideoSound


Vine, Facebook or Instagram are without a doubt great places to impress your friends and followers with your imagination and editing skills, so why not let VideoSound turn normal videos into captivating ones?

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From a Millennial: Nobody Wants to Hear Your Stories. We Want to See Them.

Connection Cafe

They were extremely captivating. One of the most captivating pictures that we came across was actually an ad for a nonprofit – charity:water. Stories. We all have them. We all love them. Entire civilizations have been built off of, held together by and divided by stories.

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Daily DoGooder: The Cove trailer

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Change the world, one video at a time.The Cove trailer | 2:18 This captivating film follows activist Ric O’Barry (of Flipper fame) and a team of commando environmentalists as they heroically film the yearly slaughter of approximately 23,000 dolphins in a well-guarded cove in Taiji, Japan.

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[Cool Infographic Friday] How’s Your AMS?


Cool Infographic Friday] 20 Captivating Marketing Statistics. Are you an association professional using an association management database? Have you posted a review of it yet yet? Or even better, are you on the market for a new CRM or member management software?

Getting Advancement into Gear: A Conversation on Higher Education Charitable Giving Trends

Connection Cafe

We see continuing efforts to build peer-to-peer networks and generate a profound and captivating sense of urgency through giving days, which can lead to positive outcomes. Highlights of 2017 Charitable Giving Performance in Higher Education.

6 Qualities A Nonprofit Database Management System Should Have


Smaller nonprofits, and even larger ones, are constantly evolving as they find their captive audience and grow their voice. Image courtesy of The Connected Cause. Nonprofits use databases to handle volunteers, donors, staff, and more.

What I Learned About Fundraising from My Career in Recruiting

Connection Cafe

” This is an example of a story that has the power to captivate and inspire people to be a part of your cause. I started my career in recruiting.

How to Grow Offline Support by Executing Stronger Online Strategies

Connection Cafe

Evaluate your content across channels (website, email, social, blog, videos, etc) and put things out there that will engage your captive audience in the mission. #1 Last week I kicked off the Blackbaud Power Hour series with a webinar on tips to get donors into the pipeline.

Four Steps to Write the Right Content on your Nonprofit Blog

NonProfit Hub

Captivate with headlines. Maintaining a blog is like running a marathon. You can’t just do it on a whim—you have to be in it for the long run, otherwise you won’t be rewarded. So how do you write the right content on your nonprofit blog?

How to Build Great Organizations for Greater Societal Impact

Connection Cafe

However, the pillar which has most recently captivated my interest and attention in much of my work with nonprofits is the fifth one: a culture that values learning.

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13 Marketing Strategies to Increase Donations This Holiday Season

NonProfit Hub

Remember to include a captivating call to action. Over 50 percent of all nonprofits receive the majority of their annual funding during the holiday season. Is your organization poised to maximize year-end donations?

5 Marketing Mantras You Should Always Return To

NonProfit Hub

While keeping the focus on giving consumers a captivating reason to engage with your content, it’s important to stay on brand. This article was originally published in Nonprofit Hub Magazine. A mantra is a thought or expression that encompasses your basic beliefs. Similar to a mission or brand positioning statement, mantras help capture and bring focus to your goals.

Three New Ways to Delight Your Donors

Connection Cafe

Well-crafted, professionally created explainer videos will captivate viewers and easily transform them into advocates. We live in a busy world with all the panoply of beeping, modern-day distractions vying for our divided attention.

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Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Surprising Twitter Stats, Content Creation, and Media Love for Your Next Event.

Connection Cafe

Writer or not, the success of your organization depends on the creation of content that captivates and motivates supporters. This was one of those weeks that will go down in history.

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22 Ways to Stay Connected with Your Schools Alumni on Facebook


Schools have a unique opportunity to build their Facebook following and stay connected with alumni due to the captive audience and deep relationships that are built with students, families and faculty.

40 Twitter-iffic Event Day Ideas

Connection Cafe

Turn your Captivated Audience of Event Participants into a Social Media Army. Event day is an excellent opportunity for your organization to turn the captivated audience of event participants into a social media army for your event & your organization’s mission.

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5 Facebook Marketing Tips for Nonprofits


Make sure your videos are short, entertaining, and captivating. Nonprofit organizations need online exposure for a multitude of reasons… one of which is to secure funding.

Video Storytelling Made Easy with Adobe Spark

Tech Soup Blog

How Can I Captivate? Sometimes captivating can be as simple as serving up beautiful imagery to go under your text. An eye-catching opening, slick text animation, smooth transitions — these are all important elements of polished social videos.

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Help me decide: Is it time for this iPhone user to go Android?

Judi Sohn

Anti-Android: On AT&T right now it looks like my options are the Samsung Infuse , Samsung Captivate , HTC Inspire or Motorola Atrix. My 2 year-old iPhone 3GS has about had it. It’s painfully slow despite a few full restores and I’ve been having a lot of volume/speaker issues. The speaker will just stop working at random times. And when listening with headphones, any headphones, the left side is clearly much louder than the right. I’m eligible for an AT&T upgrade.

The One Thing Successful Fundraisers Carry in Their Back Pockets

Connection Cafe

Stories captivate the mind, engage the imagination, and humanize your mission. Meet Katie: When I first started working in the nonprofit sector, my job was to host learning opportunities for teen girls.

Mud, Color, Glow, Run, and Raise: The Rise of Multi-Charity Events

Connection Cafe

Let them act as your feet on the ground to bring new participants to the event through easy social media integrations and captivating stories. This article was originally published in npENGAGE magazine. Go here to subscribe. .

Five Leadership And Business Books To Read This Fall

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are five must-read books for leaders well worth adding to your list: Lead With A Story -- A Guide To Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire. Stumped for what business books to add to your fall reading list?

Drive Attention and Gain Donations on Facebook with Video Storytelling

NonProfit Hub

Stories have the capacity to captivate in a short amount of time, which is great since attention spans are short on social media. Sponsored by Animoto. Nonprofits have a unique advantage on Facebook.