Captive Audience

NCE Social Media

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? Are you engaging your constituency during this 13 minutes and 12 seconds? If so what are you saying via social media?

Design Your Website To Tell Captivating Stories

TechImpact

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.

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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. Resist the "Do it Cheap" Syndrome. Many profits suffer from what Wilkinson calls the "do it cheap" syndrome, also known as the "ED's nephew can build our website for free" syndrome.

5 Tips to Write a Captivating Crowdfunding Description

NonProfit Hub

Don’t make the mistake of writing an engaging and captivating call to action for your readers only for it to be riddled with spelling and grammar errors. The post 5 Tips to Write a Captivating Crowdfunding Description appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Whether you work for a small staff or you’re a bigger nonprofit with a clever new idea, crowdfunding can help you put your plans in motion.

Upcoming Webinar July 31: How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website

Tech Soup Blog

In this free webinar, How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website , learn from more than 10 years of focus group research with nonprofit constituents and donors how to captivate and engage your audience. In this season of technological change, having an effective website is the single most crucial component of a communications plan.

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

AFP Blog

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How Storytelling Captivates, Convinces And Inspires Employees And Customers

Eric Jacobson

Three months into my first job out of college my boss brings me into the company cafeteria and tells me things just aren’t working out. He states a few things he likes about my work. Then, he details a longer list of what he doesn’t like. I’m surprised. Worried I’ll lose my first real job. And, scared. I wonder, how will I tell my parents I’ve been fired from my first job.

How to Design a High Holiday Appeal for the Attention Economy

See3

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. The attention economy is a human economy. Design for it and the dollars will follow. The post How to Design a High Holiday Appeal for the Attention Economy appeared first on The See3 Blog.

How To Have a Conversation With The World

NTEN

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. Nonprofits and for-profits alike are competing to be heard in a world that can’t stop screaming online. It’s as simple as 1-2-3. diversity Leadership organizational culture Organizational Culture

13 Nonprofit Statistics You Never Knew

TechImpact

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 ok.gov. Let’s be honest, we’re all suckers for numbers. Nonprofit statistics seem to grow more positive with each passing day. Donation numbers are growing steadily and the pervasiveness of technology is saturating nonprofits with opportunity to become more efficient and expand into new markets.

Step-by-Step Guide To Writing An Annual Report For Small & Growing Nonprofits

Kindful

Create a captivating cover page for your annual report so that everyone on your report’s distribution list has a clear understanding of what you are sending them. Writing an annual report is an important component of doing business as a nonprofit organization.

Daily DoGooder: The Cove trailer

See3

Change the world, one video at a time.The Cove trailer | 2:18 thecovemovie.com 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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How to Identify, Grow, and Retain Your Most Loyal Donor Base

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Monetize your social media channels by pairing captivating photos and heartfelt stories with donation – and crowdfunding forms when appropriate – that make it easy for your donors to support and share about causes that matter to them. Your most loyal donors are your multichannel donors. Multichannel donors support you in every way possible. They follow you on social media, donate to your cause, rally their Facebook friends, and participate in your events.

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The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

The Innovation Festival aligns a community of innovators and agitators, bringing to life the future of business and culture with a mix of playfulness and sophistication, captivating keynotes, hands-on workshops, and intimate site visits at the most dynamic studios, startups, and centers of creativity in New York City. Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events.

Healthcare Fundraising Ideas for a Healthier Bottom Line

Qgiv

These events are great for attracting a captive audience of supporters. As a medical nonprofit, the health of your community is paramount. You care for those you serve regardless of their ability to pay for services. This can be a serious blow to your organization’s finances.

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4 Tips to Increase Conversions on Your Online Giving Page

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In the process of coming up with a nice design and captivating storytelling to capture potential supporters, you may be overlooking a few fundamental and truly effective steps to boost conversions on your online donation page. By Christy Noel , Vice President of Digital Marketing Services at MobileCause – a company that pioneered text-to-donate and also offers an extensive suite of online, mobile and event fundraising solutions.

5 Leadership And Business Books To Read This Winter

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 leadership and business books to add to your winter reading list?

7 Tips for Successful Creative Agency Partnerships 

Media Cause

If you’ve never ventured into the wonderful world of working with agency creative teams before, let me be the first to welcome you to our little slice of the industry. If you’re a repeat visitor hoping to make your next creative project even more successful, thanks for coming back. .

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How to Start a Corporate Giving Program

Givinga Blog

You should understand what matters to your employees as you venture into building out the program – after all, employee participation in the giving program is of paramount importance, as captivated employees will serve as brand ambassadors for your company. As companies consider effective, modernized methods to connect with their employees, proactive giving plans and programs are becoming more popular – and more critical.

How to find donors online – 22 ideas that work

Whole Whale

You have a captive audience, that at this point has already invested some time and their email to your cause. One of the top questions we get asked at Whole Whale is “how can we attract new online donors to our organization?”

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Five Must-Read Books For Leaders 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?

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.

[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.

6 Types of Nonprofit Video Messages

Greater Giving

With the captivating visuals and persuasive copy that come from the work of a nonprofit, these messages are naturally compelling and have the potential to motivate donors to act.

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Romancing The User Online: A Story of Engagement

Allegiance Group

It takes a concerted effort on the part of the organization to find ways to captivate the attention of, and delight the user. User engagement online isn’t the sexiest subject, but it can be romantic! As I recently wrote in a post on the Salsa Labs Blog , user engagement has recently become a buzzword around the nonprofit world, but for very good reason. The dialog is shifting (slowly but steadily) away from demanding action, toward inspiring action.

6 Qualities A Nonprofit Database Management System Should Have

TechImpact

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. For smaller nonprofits, a database may be nothing more than an Excel file. Medium to large nonprofits might have an IT staff and a simple database, designed by the in-house development team.

An 11-Step Guide to Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Tech for Good

4) Write a captivating fundraiser story. By Paige Kutliek , SEO Manager at GoFundMe ––a free fundraising platform for charities, people, and the causes you care about. To date, more than 50 million donors have given over $5 billion through the GoFundMe fundraisers. The public counts on nonprofit organizations to champion important issues and bring about positive change. But a nonprofit organization’s yearly financial budget isn’t always enough for its goals.

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

AFP Blog

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 ted.com 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.

Should I Sponsor a Virtual Event?

AccelEvents

As most companies and brands know, event sponsorship is a great way to get in front of a captive, targeted audience. The opportunity to grow brand awareness, generate and capture leads, and to convert sales is almost always worth the initial investment. .

Virtual Event Venues: The Rise of a New Event Space

AccelEvents

This will serve to help you better feature your sponsors as they will be displayed to a captive and engaged audience. . In a world that is rapidly adjusting to COVID-19, hosting physical events has become difficult, if not impossible. .

Share Stories to Further Your Cause

NonProfit Hub

Find a captivating story. Once upon a time…. With that phrase alone, I feel a twinge of anticipation for what’s coming next. Everyone loves a good story. Whether it’s a tale of a hero overcoming a hardship to find a happy ending, or a tale of misfortune with a valuable lesson learned, it’s ingrained into our DNA to seek out stories. However worthy your cause, sometimes it can be hard to measure your day-to-day progress. Not everyone notices, so it can seem like not everyone cares.

How to Get More Subscribers for Your Digital Newsletter

NonProfit Hub

Its design and copy need to be captivating or else people will ignore it. Here’s the cold, hard truth: people won’t care about your newsletter unless you make them. That means going above and beyond to grow your list by being strategic about how you promote it. Follow these suggestions to step up your newsletter marketing game. Your pop-up matters. A newsletter popup is one of the first things your audience should see when visiting your website.

5 Leadership Books To Read This Winter

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 winter reading list?

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.

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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. But what really makes a story shine is a strong, concise message, told in a way only your unique perspective and voice can.

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22 Ways to Stay Connected with Your Schools Alumni on Facebook

NetWits

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. I recently gave a talk to a super engaged group of people who work in the education space as part of our Schools out for Summer Series - You can find out about upcoming sessions here. Our focus was Facebook. With over 900 Million users Facebook is the top social media site on the planet.

Multi-Channel Marketing: A Love Story

Allegiance Group

It starts with a look — not a flirty gaze from across the office — but a strong, consistent look and feel across all marketing pieces that captivates a user, drawing their attention away from whatever else they are doing and into your organization’s story. Did you ever think Jerry McGuire would guide the multi-channel marketing strategy for your nonprofit? I didn’t either until I recently started hearing myself silently beg constituents to “Show me the money!”

Five Leadership 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? Author Paul Smith explains why storytelling has emerged as a vital skill for every leader and manager. In the book, you'll find over 100 ready-made stories you can use as templates to tell your stories.

6 Powerful Types of Video Content Every Nonprofit Needs

Nonprofits Source

The site is filled with captivating, engaging content made by “amateur” creators – many on a shoestring budget without a single piece of “professional” equipment to their name. According to The New York Times, we are now officially entering a “post-text world” as a society. In short, this means that the written content is going out of fashion and is no longer the dominant form of communication. Types Of Video Content.

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Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Since I had been playing with screencast software, Captivate , from Macromedia, I stopped by to put my card in the raffle for a copy of Studio and listened to the pitch. At the NTC in Boston there were vendors in the hall way, including Macromedia. They are selling Breeze , "a rich web communication system that lets you reach your audience anytime with engaging multimedia content." " A high-end program.

Your Top 10 Tech Topics

Tech Soup Blog

Refresh it with these 10 tips for creating captivating websites. Fiscal year end is a time of reflection here at TechSoup. Well … reflection and crunching epic piles of data. We're reviewing what worked well this year and what we can improve for next year. This includes understanding what you, our nonprofit community, found most interesting in 2014–2015. Here are the top 10 reasons you tuned in to the TechSoup blog this year. You're (Justifiably) Paranoid.

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Online Crowdfunding: A How-To Guide

NonProfit Hub

Use these tips to write a solid, captivating crowdfunding description. In the last decade, crowdfunding, or the collection of small donations from a large number of people, has taken the fundraising world by storm. It’s projected to become a $90-96 billion dollar industry by 2025 , and for good reason. By using the internet to rally supporters, you can reach an exponentially larger and more diverse audience while also streamlining the giving process.

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How to Market on a Budget

NonProfit Hub

If it’s captivating enough, it might take off without you having to spend a dime. Getting the word out about your nonprofit can be tricky, especially when your funds require you to market on a budget. But fear not—you don’t need a big wallet to get your organization’s name out there. These tips will help you reach more people without breaking the bank. Social media. Social media in itself is free to use, but it’s rendered useless if no one’s engaging with your content.