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4 Ways to Use Facebook to Engage Millennials in Your Cause

Connection Cafe

That’s millions of us becoming more established in our careers with greater means to give generously to causes. When looking for the best platform with multi-level engagement, I find that Facebook still has the advantage over other social platforms.

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How World Wildlife Fund Used Segmentation to Activate Social Influencers for Their Cause

Connection Cafe

It’s not uncommon to hear a friend say that they are going to take a “detox break” from Twitter or Facebook, or that they are going to declare email bankruptcy. So what is a nonprofit supposed to do when trying to activate supporters around a critically important issue to their cause?

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9 Ways Social Media Can Help Nonprofits Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy

Connection Cafe

Today, nonprofits have an opportunity like never before to reignite their partnership with supporters and provide platforms and opportunities for people to use their social networks to organize and advance your cause. Ask Ambassadors to Live Stream on Facebook and Twitter.

Amplify Your Voice with Facebook Ads

Connection Cafe

Nonprofits have a significant advantage on Facebook. I am not just talking about the fact that Facebook has teamed up with Blackbaud integration partner ActionSprout to give away $2M in Facebook ad credits. As strange as it sounds, Facebook is a very personal space.

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How to Broadcast Your Impact with Facebook Live

Connection Cafe

Facebook Live is a feature that lets any Page live-broadcast events, breaking news, interviews, and more. Nonprofits like The Met and Best Friends Animal Society are using Facebook Live to engage donors in powerful and very creative ways. How to Broadcast your Impact with Facebook Live.

What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Facebook’s New Fundraising Tools

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The new Facebook Fundraising Tools could be a game changer for the nonprofit sector. Instead, donors will give through Facebook – or perhaps they will still give to your nonprofit on your website, but by using a Facebook Login. All Fundraisers are featured on your Facebook Page.

Your 2016 Cause Camp Speaker Lineup Announcement

NonProfit Hub

Without further adieu, we’re pleased to announce our Cause Camp speaker lineup for 2016. Cause Camp is an annual conference for nonprofit professionals held in Lincoln, Neb. People passionate about their cause and about making the world a better place.

The Facebook ‘Donate Now’ Button Should Be a No-Brainer for Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

Facebook announced some big news last week. Nonprofits now have the option to include a“Donate Now” button as a call to action on Pages and ads, offering visitors a direct path from Facebook to the donation forms on their websites. Reactions ranged from“let’s wait and see” to “Facebook missed the mark” and “this is dumb and I hate it”. We rely heavily on Facebook’s targeting capabilities to help build awareness for our cause.

The Happy Healthy Social Change Activist: Passion for a Cause without Burnout

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Happy Healthy Social Change Activist: Passion for a Cause without Burnout Workshop. The assessment helps educate people about the symptoms of burnout before it becomes too late. And, of course, asking for or receiving help from family and friends.

Cause Camp 2017 Speaker Lineup Announcement

NonProfit Hub

The moment you’ve all been waiting for, the official Cause Camp 2017 speaker lineup. Derrick Feldmann is the lead researcher and creator of The Millennial Impact Project, a multi-year study of how the next generation supports causes.

6 Proven Ways to Grow Your eMail List using Facebook [w/ Slides]

Connection Cafe

You can use Facebook to make people aware of your email list and to bring attention to it, but at the end of the day you’ve got to make people want to join. It also helps the dog shelter build a list of people who might have adoption on their mind.

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Facebook Page Redesign – 7 Features You Need to Know About

John Haydon

Today Facebook announced a completely new design for Facebook Pages , starting this week. The redesign of Facebook Pages is intended to help admins “find the tools they use most” The layout also looks like it will display more consistently on desktop and mobile.

The Biggest Facebook Mistake Most Nonprofits Make

John Haydon

The biggest mistake nonprofits make with Facebook is thinking Facebook is about them, not their community (This claim is based solely on the work I’ve done with hundreds of nonprofits). Think about your personal use of Facebook for a moment.

7 Totally Surprising Brain Tricks to Sell Your Cause

NTEN

Appeal to the massive subconscious mind to help sell your cause. Here are seven of the most surprising ways to sell your cause. Here are seven of the most surprising ways to sell your cause. Does your cause involve babies in any way? A University of North Carolina study found people were more helpful at the top rather than bottom of stairs and escalators. The more than 100 million members of various Causes on Facebook is a testament to the possibilities.

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Passing the Word: Getting Supporters to Share your Cause

Byte Technology

However, it’s important to first be honest: in today’s go-go world, it’s difficult for even the most cause-dedicated people to find the time to fully immerse themselves in a charity they’re passionate about. Give them tools to help them succeed.

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How to Add The Facebook Page Call-To-Action Button to Your Page

John Haydon

Facebook has been rolling out a call-to action-button for Facebook Pages. The Facebook call-to-action button can help drive Facebook users to take actions that are important to your nonprofit. How to Add the Facebook Call-To-Action Button to Your Page.

LinkedIn Launches Volunteer and Causes Profiles

Frogloop

I love to see social networks carve out space to promote nonprofits, causes, and volunteering. Facebook integrates with Causes. And now LinkedIn, which has over 120 million members in over 200 countries and territories, has added a Volunteer and Causes section to users profiles.

Facebook Kills Like-Gating, Now What?

John Haydon

Like-gating is when you require a someone to like your Facebook Page BEFORE they can have access to exclusive content, coupons, giveaways, etc. For many Page admins, this tactic was an easy and powerful way to get more Facebook fans. What does this mean for Facebook Page admins?

How Your Nonprofit’s e-Newsletter Can Help Retain Donors

TechImpact

Here are 6 ideas to help you get started retaining donors, and increasing your donations quickly and easily. Whatever the cause, make sure donors are informed of how their donation is making a change. Link back to your Facebook post and give them the opportunity to share the post.

13 Blog Posts To Help You Become A Nonprofit Facebook Marketing Demigod

John Haydon

You may already know about the Nonprofit Facebook Guy, a resource I created a few months back to help shorten the Facebook learning curve for nonprofits. How to toggle between a Facebook Profile and a Facebook Page (video). Three Awesome Facebook Search Engines.

I Would Dump Garbage On My Head If It Would Help a Nonprofit Reach 71,000 New Donors.

Connection Cafe

In a perfect world, everyone would give freely and often and social media would be our platform to tell stories about how our donations are making a difference and encourage others to join our favorite causes. This has been incredible exposure not just for ALS, but for causes in general.

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Is Facebook Good for Fundraising?

Frogloop

The topic of this particular podcast was how nonprofits can best use Facebook. One thing Tony and I talked about was the difference between fundraising with Facebook and collecting donations with Facebook and how understanding the difference is absolutely critical.

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How Online Fundraising, Gamification and Social Media Helped Raise over $2 Million Dollars in One Day

NetWits

Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington helped prove the point that, if used effectively, social media can, in fact, product real results resulting in an ROI that any nonprofit would be proud of. Most nonprofits need to raise money to survive. It’s a day-to-day fact of life.

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Hurricane Sandy: How to Help

Frogloop

I also wanted to share Cynthia Samuels, (who runs the Care2 Cause Channel) terrific compilation of resources on how folks can help in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. American Red Cross: Red Cross Facebook page/information.

Rally More Support for Your Cause: 3 Simple Ways to Add New Event Participants

NetWits

Sample tweets, emails, Facebook posts, employee memos, phone scripts, communication plans, and anything else they’ll need to inspire and manage their team. Teams may also ignite friendly competition or just a feeling that I need to “do my part” to help the team. Your cause.

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Two Opportunities for Nonprofits to Power their #GivingTuesday Campaigns — Facebook Ad Credits & #MyGivingStory

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But despite jet lag and an over flowing email in box, I wanted to write up two opportunities for nonprofits that could help them power up their year end and Giving Tuesday Campaigns. Submit your essay by November 24 on the #MyGivingStory tab of #GivingTuesday’s Facebook page.

11 Tips to Get Your Nonprofit Live on Facebook

NonProfit Hub

He has helped hundreds of nonprofits achieve their best marketing and fundraising results. John is a trainer, coach, consultant, speaker, and author of Facebook Marketing for Dummies. Facebook Live is taking the newsfeed by storm! Test out other Facebook live features.

What Does Facebook’s New Timeline Apps Mean for Nonprofits?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Remember last September when Facebook announced all those changes to individual profiles, including the timeline? One of the changes was that your friends and fans can do more than “Like” or “Comment” on Facebook. with their Facebook friends.

Tips for Nonprofits on Using Social Media to Build Supporter Relationships

Connection Cafe

We asked some of our favorite nonprofit tech friends to share ideas for how organizations can use social media to build meaningful relationships with their supporters—donors, influencers and activists—and what that looks like on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Conscious Computing: 7 Apps and Tips That Help You Focus, Reduce Stress, and Get Work Done

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” But what if there was a way to use online tools, mobile apps, and software that helped lengthen our attention spans and replace information overload with a sense of mindfulness? Here are some of the tools that can help make better habits or break bad ones.

Six Ways Nonprofits Can Benefit from Facebook Hashtags

John Haydon

By now you’ve heard that Facebook Hashtags have been rolled out to many users. How to create a Facebook Hashtag. Creating a Facebook Hashtag is as simple as typing a “#” in front of any word or phrase (no spaces). Facebook Facebook Hashtags Strategy

Six Things Nonprofits Should Know About Facebook Ads

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note From Beth: Here’s some quick tips on using Facebook Ads. What if you’ve done everything to build a strong Facebook community, consistently post quality content and do your very best to engage with users, but you (or, in some cases, your CEO) still want more?

17 Ways to Resuscitate a Fading Facebook Page

John Haydon

If your Facebook Page no longer has the growth and activity it did when you first launched the Page, you’re not alone. Promote Your Page in Emails - Hopefully you haven’t been neglecting your email list in addition to your Facebook Page. Think Hashtag chats but on Facebook.

19 Nonprofit Facebook Page Status Ideas You Can Steal

John Haydon

If you’re like most busy nonprofit professionals, you make your best effort to have an organized content strategy on Facebook. But there are still times when you get buried with other projects and simply have no idea what to post on your Facebook Page.

An Interview With Facebook’s Libby Leffler: Facebook and Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity have lunch with Libby Leffler who works on strategic partnerships at Facebook with nonprofits. I sat down for an interview to learn more about her work at Facebook and tips for nonprofits. What is your current job at Facebook?

New Facebook Brand Page for Beth’s Blog: With A Little Help from My Friends

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Like many of you, when Facebook unveiled the new brand page guidelines – I was stressed out. With a big training project in the Middle East less than a week away, I was short on time. You get a little help from your friends.

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How To Get More ROI from Facebook Boosted Posts

John Haydon

Boosted Posts is a Facebook product that increases reach for specific Facebook Page updates. Facebook doesn’t sell engagement. You can’t pay Facebook to increase engagement on your Page posts, but you can pay for more reach (the number of people who see your update).

7 Ways to Optimize Your Facebook Page for Search

John Haydon

But Facebook is also an important element in any search strategy, for three simple reasons: 1. Facebook is huge. billion Facebook users, more than half use Facebook every day ( 757 million daily active users on average in December 2013). Facebook is your second website.

Tips to Beat Declining Facebook Reach

Tech Soup Blog

If you're a seasoned digital marketer, you've probably noticed Facebook's organic reach has been declining steadily over the last four years. One of the main causes is the advancement of smartphones and their camera technology. Tips to Engaging Your Facebook Audience.

13 Ways to Boost Your Facebook Page Reach Without Spending a Single Dime

John Haydon

Lately there has been a huge stink from people claiming whining that Facebook is somehow forcing people to pay to have their page updates reach their Facebook fans. Analyze Your Top Ten – Go into your Facebook page Insights and rank your content by virality.