New and improved Facebook Profiles – a screen shot tour

John Haydon

will introduce Facebook’s new and improved profile for it’s 600+ million users. What you do for work, where you went to school, where you grew up, recent photos you were tagged in – all these are now located at the very top of your profile, where the tabs used to be. Everything else that use to be in the “Info&# tab is also listed by section on your profile’s home page: Philosophy. Will Official Pages look like the new Profiles?

How to convert your Facebook Profile into a Facebook Page

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How to Back Up Your Facebook Profile Data from Emily Garman on Vimeo. Many nonprofits have set up individual profiles instead of pages by accident. Many have been reluctant to change because they did not want to build up their friends list again. Now they don’t have to, Facebook has a feature that will automatically convert an individual profile into a Fan Page. How to Back Up Your Facebook Profile Data from Emily Garman on Vimeo.

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Facebook Comments - Boon or Bane to Nonprofits?

Frogloop

It’s been two weeks since Facebook launched a refresh to it’s blog Comments Box Plugin and the reviews have been mixed. It seems that Facebook can’t sneeze about a new feature without the people declaring the feature change to be either heroic or catastrophic. The new Facebook Comments are no exception and nonprofits should think carefully before jumping to implement the system on their blog or website. Share your thoughts in the comments. *

The difference between Google Plus Business Pages and Profiles

John Haydon

In the previous post, I shared a few ideas to help you understand how your organization’s Business Page and your staff’s Profiles can work together. It might be helpful at this point if we back up a bit and explain the difference between Google Plus Pages and Profiles. The difference between Google Plus Pages and Profiles. Google Plus Profiles and Business Pages have similar differences that Facebook Profiles and Pages have.

11 LinkedIn Profile Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

These basic LinkedIn Profile tips for nonprofit professionals serve as a foundation for when and if your nonprofit is ready to utilize LinkedIn Groups and Company Pages. That said, I do not cover personal LinkedIn Profiles in my upcoming webinar How Nonprofits Can Successfully Use Twitter and LinkedIn , but LinkedIn Groups and Company Pages are covered in detail in both the webinar and in the book. Fill Out Your Profile to “100 Percent Completeness”.

Facebook's New Public Profile Pages: Good News for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

Facebook's announcement of Public Profile Pages means nonprofits will be able to "share all types of content with an unlimited number of users" and Facebook users will be able to comment on their posted content. It's a giant step forward for nonprofit outreach on Facebook.( Tags: publicity Facebook Social networking Non-profit technology Non-profit Communications Web 2.0

From Promoted Pins to Social Profiles on Google: What’s New in Social Media

SocialFish

Facebook Calls-to-Action. Facebook is getting chummy with the old standby by introducing a call to action button for business pages. Page admins can choose from 7 standard call-to-action buttons to “bring a business’s most important objective to the forefront of its Facebook presence” by linking to “any destination on or off Facebook that aligns with a business’s goals,” according to the post on Facebook for Business. Social Profiles on Google.

4 Ways to Use Facebook to Engage Millennials in Your Cause

Connection Cafe

When looking for the best platform with multi-level engagement, I find that Facebook still has the advantage over other social platforms. Here are some observations from one Gen Why-er on how to strengthen Millennial volunteer engagement and funding through Facebook: Have an active presence. Having an active profile shows that you’re paying attention, ready to engage, and creating content that provides value to your audience.

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A Simple 6 Step Plan for Creating a Facebook Page that Works

NetWits

In my last session as part of the Schools out for Summer Series I took a deep dive into how Schools can get the most out of Facebook. — We already know that Facebook is crushing it and that schools have an incredible opportunity to use the platform to deepen relationships with families, students and alumni. Are you using Facebook to it’s full potential? Your Facebook cover photo is prime real estate. Set up A few Apps (the Facebook Call-to-Action).

11 LinkedIn Profile Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

These basic LinkedIn Profile tips for nonprofit professionals serve as a foundation for when and if your nonprofit is ready to utilize LinkedIn Groups and Company Pages. That said, I do not cover personal LinkedIn Profiles in my upcoming webinar How Nonprofits Can Successfully Use Twitter and LinkedIn , but LinkedIn Groups and Company Pages are covered in detail in both the webinar and in the book. Fill Out Your Profile to “100 Percent Completeness”.

Five Ways To Deal with Losers On Your Facebook Page

John Haydon

A common concern / challenge that many Facebook Page managers have is dealing with disrespectful and hateful commenters. And the fact that any Facebook user can comment on your Page makes this even more difficult. Fortunately, all Facebook Pages have four features to moderate and block hate on your Page. Moderation Blocklist – This option is also found with in the manage permissions area of your Facebook Page.

Everything You Need to Know About Posting as a Brand and Posting as a Person on Facebook

John Haydon

Facebook allows you to do certain things when logged in as a Person (Profile) and as a Brand (Page). When you first log into Facebook your automatically logged in as your Profile (you, a person). Once you have checked Posting Preferences on your Page, you can take the following actions even if you’re logged into Facebook as a Profile: Publish updates on the Page as a Page. Reply to comments on your Page as a Page.

Facebook Timeline Contests – Everything Your Nonprofit Needs for Success

John Haydon

Facebook’s opened up a fun new avenue for pages to entertain fans and boost engagement. Businesses and organizations may now reward fans for their activity (likes and comments, but not shares) on the page’s Timeline. Counting likes on a post or manually checking the comments for a right answer or a nice photo is not fun. The 411 on Facebook timeline contests. Commenting on a page post (including comments with photos).

Facebook the last frontier?

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 Facebook the last frontier? June 18, 2007 OK, so I finally drank the Facebook coolaid – and although it took me a long time to get around to, I have now realized how many people in the nptech field have already been on facebook for a while. And, if you’re already on facebook, add me as a friend.

10 Facebook Page Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With more than 1 billion active users, Facebook is the largest social network in the world. Without a doubt your nonprofit’s supporters use Facebook on a regular basis. Therefore, Facebook Pages should be your first priority and entry into social networking. Profile Picture), Timeline Cover, and Tab Icons. Under Settings > Similar Page Suggestions, tic the box to include your page when Facebook recommends similar pages. Experiment Facebook Events.

January 31 Webinar: Facebook and Facebook Apps for Nonprofits :: Advanced

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This webinar begins with a brief explanation of the difference between Facebook Profiles, Groups, and Pages and then quickly moves into a short click-by-click demonstration on how to successfully create and manage a Facebook Page for your nonprofit. The webinar then hones in on the importance of the News Feed and showcases tactics to increase Likes and Comments on your Status Updates, as well as numerous strategies to grow your nonprofit’s Facebook Fan base.

October 23 Webinar: Facebook and Facebook Apps for Nonprofits :: Advanced

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This webinar begins with a brief explanation of the difference between Facebook Profiles, Groups, and Pages and then quickly moves into a short click-by-click demonstration on how to successfully create and manage a Facebook Page for your nonprofit. The webinar then hones in on the importance of the News Feed and showcases tactics to increase Likes and Comments on your Status Updates, as well as numerous strategies to grow your nonprofit’s Facebook Fan base.

Webinar: Facebook and Facebook Apps for Nonprofits: Beginner/Intermediate

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This webinar begins with a brief explanation of the difference between Facebook Profiles, Groups, and Pages and then quickly moves into a short click-by-click demonstration on how to successfully create a Facebook Page for your nonprofit. The webinar will also give a tutorial of the new Facebook Timeline and discuss how the new design impacts nonprofit communications on Facebook. Facebook WebinarsDate: Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Time: 1pm-2:30 ET.

Facebook Ad Platform

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 Facebook Ad Platform November 13, 2007 It always takes me a bit to digest new Web 2.0 news, so I’m just now blogging about last week’s news that Facebook launched a new ad platform. The first part of the package is Facebook Fan Pages. That shows up in user’s news feeds, and in their profile.

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. Following are the top 13 posts from the Nonprofit Facebook Guy: Create a Custom iFrame Tab for your Facebook Page with WordPress (video). How to toggle between a Facebook Profile and a Facebook Page (video). A Visual Map Of Facebook Pages, Profiles, Places And Groups – All In One Slide.

How to Create a Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign on Facebook

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Currently only nonprofits in the United States can take advantage of Facebook Fundraisers. This is frustrating to many NGOs, charities, and nonprofits located outside of the United States, but it’s due to the fact that the United States has a database of nonprofits called GuideStar USA that Facebook can sync with theirs to easily verify a nonprofit’s legal status. Facebook currently has 1.94 Verify your nonprofit is in the Facebook Fundraiser database.

Free Facebook Video Course At The Inbound Zombie Facebook Page

John Haydon

If you’re looking for one central location for a set of video tutorials on using a Facebook Page, check out the Inbound Zombie Facebook Page ( [link] ). You’ll find more than 13 videos covering a variety of topics (mainly “How-to&# ) that I’ve embedded on a single page: How to select the best category for your Facebook Page. How to upload an avatar to your Facebook Page. How to configure your Facebook page wall settings.

Five Creative Ways To Thank Your Facebook Fans

John Haydon

It’s easy to think about thanking your Facebook fans as something that’s nice to do – if you have the time and are in the mood. But saying thanks is a vital part of your success on Facebook, and everywhere else. How do you thank your Facebook fans in ways that are sincere and meaningful? Check out the Facebook cover Dogs Trust created to thank their supports. With Facebook Ads. Facebook ads allow you to target specific donor segments.

Why don’t my friends like me on Facebook?

Connection Cafe

But lately, I've noticed an interesting trend: I post something on Facebook that I think is fascinating, hilarious, or some deep revelation into the mysterious world of Miriam Kagan, and my social sphere reacts in.dead silence. Post your comments in the form of a question. Respond to comments. So we start with the industry-wide best practices: How many people like you on Facebook? Use Facebook surveys. Author: Miriam Kagan.Well actually they do.

March 26 Webinar: Facebook and Facebook Apps for Nonprofits :: Beginner/Intermediate

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This webinar begins with a brief explanation of the difference between Facebook Profiles, Groups, and Pages and then quickly moves into a short click-by-click demonstration on how to successfully create and manage a Facebook Page for your nonprofit. The webinar then hones in on the importance of the News Feed and showcases tactics to increase Likes and Comments on your Status Updates, as well as numerous strategies to grow your nonprofit’s Facebook Fan base.

Whats Your Groundswell Social Technographics Profile: I'm A Creator

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Discover Your Groundswell Social Technographics Profile Your Result: Creator. Discover Your Groundswell Social Technographics Profile See All Our Quizzes. For the past year or so, I've included this visual based on Forester Research Social Technographics profile information. They've built a profile tool over at the blog that lets you plug in some very general demographic information and get a summary of the percentage of profile types that fit that demographic.

The Unofficial User’s Manual For Updating Your Facebook Page

John Haydon

Over the past few weeks I’ve received a number of questions about the various ways admins can update their Facebook Page. This topic also comes up a lot during the Facebook Foundations webinars I do with Charityhowto. So I thought it might be useful to outline the various ways users can update Facebook Pages. The most obvious way to post to your Facebook Page is as the Page. On Page as Profile. On Profile as Page.

How to activate Facebook’s new Subscribe Button (and what it means)

John Haydon

With all of the amazing features that Facebook pages have, the one thing that they’ve always lacked is the ability to create that personal connection that Facebook users like. This all changed last Wednesday when Facebook released a new feature on Facebook profiles called the “Subscribe Button&#. What this ultimately means for your organization is creating it deeper more personal experience around your nonprofit on Facebook.

Four Recent Facebook Upgrades That Nonprofits Need to Know About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Hopefully your nonprofit has grown accustomed to the fact that Facebook is a constant work in progress. That said, some recent upgrades to Facebook Pages have a big impact upon your nonprofit’s presence on Facebook and with the site-wide launch of the new News Feed and Social Graph Search coming soon, many more changes are likely to come. ” Facebook now recommends similar Pages when Facebook users like Pages. Facebook Social Media

January 29 Webinar: Facebook and Facebook Apps for Nonprofits :: Beginner/Intermediate

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This webinar begins with a brief explanation of the difference between Facebook Profiles, Groups, and Pages and then quickly moves into a short click-by-click demonstration on how to successfully create and manage a Facebook Page for your nonprofit. The webinar then hones in on the importance of the News Feed and showcases tactics to increase Likes and Comments on your Status Updates, as well as numerous strategies to grow your nonprofit’s Facebook Fan base.

Seven ways to be eternally awesome at Facebooking

John Haydon

Over the past two weeks, Facebook has yet again, flipped your universe upside down. They’ve nuked the like button , added a subscribe button , doubled up the News Feed , and revamped your Profile. Following are things you should always be focusing on, regardless of how much Facebook changes: 1. You can read the latest research about why people use Facebook, and read blogs about why Facebook continues to grow even after exceeding 800 million users worldwide.

Seven Ways To Use Photos To Amplify Engagement On Your Facebook Page

SocialFish

The reason why Facebook paid a billion dollars for Instagram is the same reason why Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social media sites in history. It’s also the reason why Facebook redesigned Pages to the new Timeline layout: People Love Pictures. Over 300 million photos are uploaded to Facebook every single day! Facebook users love liking, commenting on, and sharing photos more than any other type of content on Facebook.

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October 16 Webinar: Facebook and Facebook Apps for Nonprofits: Beginner/Intermediate

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This webinar begins with a brief explanation of the difference between Facebook Profiles, Groups, and Pages and then quickly moves into a short click-by-click demonstration on how to successfully create and manage a Facebook Page for your nonprofit. The webinar then hones in on the importance of the News Feed and showcases tactics to increase Likes and Comments on your Status Updates, as well as numerous strategies to grow your nonprofit’s Facebook Fan base.

Five Recent Facebook Upgrades That Nonprofits Need to Know About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That said, in recent months Facebook has launched a slew of new features for Facebook Pages. The others will be covered in my upcoming webinars on Facebook and Facebook Apps for Nonprofits. Facebook has launched a new App Center for Timeline and Mobile with over 600 Apps. 2) New Facebook Pages Manager App. For nonprofit Facebook Page Admins on the go, Facebook recently released a new Facebook Pages Manager App for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

June 25 Webinar: Facebook and Facebook Apps for Nonprofits :: Beginner/Intermediate

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This webinar begins with a brief explanation of the difference between Facebook Profiles, Groups, and Pages and then quickly moves into a short click-by-click demonstration on how to successfully create and manage a Facebook Page for your nonprofit. The webinar then hones in on the importance of the News Feed and showcases tactics to increase Likes and Comments on your Status Updates, as well as numerous strategies to grow your nonprofit’s Facebook Fan base.

Are you updating your Facebook Page with useless stuff?

John Haydon

Last year, Facebook revamped Facebook Pages to look very much like Profiles. But even though a Page looks like a Profile, brands haven’t caught up with the idea that users want to connect with brands on a more personal level too – not unlike how they connect with their friends. Marketing folks generally don’t understand how users perceive Facebook status updates. We comment on events that everyone is watching.

8 New Facebook Social Plugins And How They’ll Socialize Your Nonprofit Website

John Haydon

On Monday I shared with you my initial thoughts on how Facebook will change how we all experience and use the internet – and how this change will impact your nonprofit. They also have no clue who else has visited your site, what content they’ve shared on Facebook, and whether they have a social connection to those visitors. The new Facebook platform changes all of this, making your website – and the entire internet – social by default. Comments?

How admin privacy works on Facebook Pages (video)

John Haydon

The most frequent question I get from nonprofits who have a Facebook Page is about privacy. The concern is that by using their personal Facebook account as the Page admin, somehow their privacy will be breached. By commenting and posting on the wall, Page connections will somehow have access to personal photos, friends, relationship status and other details. But the “privacy barrier&# is solid between you as a Page and you as a profile.

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Six Creative Ways To Use Photos To Increase Engagement On Your Facebook Page

John Haydon

There reason why Facebook paid a billion dollars for Instagram is the same reason why Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social media sites in history. It’s also the reason why Facebook redesigned Pages to the new Timeline layout: People Love Pictures. Over 300 million photos are uploaded to Facebook every single day! Facebook users love liking, commenting on, and sharing photos more than any other type of content on Facebook.

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Webinar: Facebook and Facebook Apps for Nonprofits: Beginner/Intermediate

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This webinar begins with a brief explanation of the difference between Facebook Profiles, Groups, and Pages and then quickly moves into a short click-by-click demonstration on how to successfully create a Facebook Page for your nonprofit. The webinar will also give a tutorial of the new Facebook Timeline and discuss how the new design impacts nonprofit communications on Facebook. Facebook WebinarsDate: Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Time: 1pm-2:30 ET.

A goodbye to Facebook and LinkedIn?

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 A goodbye to Facebook and LinkedIn? August 7, 2007 I’ve been experimenting with the non-content centered social networking sites LinkedIn and Facebook for a while now. I’ve been playing with LinkedIn for probably a year, Facebook only for a couple of months. But, something has always been nagging me about them, especially Facebook.

Building a Better Association Facebook Page

SocialFish

Register now for our next FREE interactive Think Tank webinar, on Wednesday August 24, 2 pm ET – Building a Better Association Facebook Page. Our guest speaker is Brian Carter , a good friend and instructor at FanReach Facebook Marketing Courses (so you can be sure he knows his stuff!) Here’s his impressive bio: Brian Carter has been an internet marketer since 1999, starting with SEO, then AdWords, Twitter, and now Facebook. Post them in the comments.

Facebook Brand Pages: How To Be Ready

Beth Kanter

Two weeks ago, social media blogs were buzzing with the news that Facebook would unveil the long anticipated new format for Facebook brand pages that would include the timeline and cover image. Mari Smith, in this informative post , gave us a sneak peek at what it might look like for a big brand like Coke. According to Mari, there have been rumors that the new format will be shared at the Facebook Marketing Conference on February 29th in NYC. Source: Mari Smith.