Our EveryAction Hero: Feeding Wisconsin


Our EveryAction Hero this month is Feeding Wisconsin. With over 750 affiliate agencies across the state of Wisconsin, Feeding Wisconsin is dedicated to eradicating hunger and improving their community. Earlier this month, I sat down with Executive Director, David Lee, to learn how Feeding Wisconsin mobilizes their audience, advocates to their local and federal officials, and engages with their community. Our Feeding Wisconsin Hunger Fighter program is our advocacy program.

Facebook Now Ranks Live Videos Higher in the News Feed 

AFP Blog

Facebook Now Ranks Live Videos Higher in the News Feed : "To counter this Facebook have made some updates to the way the News Feed works when it comes to displaying Live video content. Facebook wants to draw attention to Live video broadcasts in-the-moment, and the data appears to show that Live content will keep users attention for longer.

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Facebook Radically Changed the News Feed – Here’s What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

Connection Cafe

In a Facebook post dated January 11th, Mark Zuckerberg shared a completely new direction for the News Feed to make sure the “time we all spend on Facebook is time well spent.”. Public content from businesses, brands and media has “crowded out the personal moments that lead us to connect more with each other.” So his new goal for the News Feed is to create more meaningful conversations between “friends, family and groups”. How will the News Feed rank public content?

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Facebook News Feed Overhaul – How Your Nonprofit Can Prepare

John Haydon

Facebook has finally decided to pull the plug on almost all types of public content from pages. The News Feed’s goal is shifting from “helping you find […]. The post Facebook News Feed Overhaul – How Your Nonprofit Can Prepare appeared first on John Haydon.

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Content Curation Primer

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What is Content Curation? Content curation is the process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme. Content curators have integrated this skill into their daily routine. Content

Getting RSS Feeds Via Email

Robert Weiner

There are a few RSS feeds I don't want to miss. I have an RSS feed reader but I often go for days without looking at it. Some RSS feeds offer email subscriptions, but most don't. However, I found a way to do this even for feeds that don't offer email delivery by playing with these instructions for setting up a Google FeedBurner subscription for one's own web site: [link]. Once that's set up, click the My Feeds link in the upper-right corner.

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3 Ideas for Inspired Social Media Content

Connection Cafe

When scrolling through your social media feed, what makes you stop and say “Wow”? I get excited when I see content from nonprofits. Curated Content : . Show social love to your followers and like-minded organizations by sharing their content.

3 Ways To Create Better Content Marketing


Create content that your target audience cares about, and can use in their every day life. Nonprofits everywhere understand the importance of content marketing, but content marketing can be harder than it seems. that’s been stocked with content.

The simplest way to have your Facebook Page show up in more News Feeds

John Haydon

It All Happens In The New Feed. Facebook users stay connected to their friends (and Pages they’ve liked) by scrolling down their News Feed, which is the default view for all Facebook users after logging in at facebook.com. iPhone News Feeds.

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Consolidate Your Social Media Feeds and Take Back Your Content

Beaconfire Wire

Have you ever seen an otherwise good homepage ruined by the presence of too many social media feeds? But giving each of these feeds its own space on the homepage takes up too much real estate – and takes the user’s focus away from what’s important: the actual site content.

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What You Need to Know About Facebook’s News Feed Changes


Facebook page admins take note: just when you thought you’d figured out Facebook’s EdgeRank algorithm, they’ve changed the game and the way News Feed works. Here’s what you need to know about the News Feed changes: Story Bumping.

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50 Social Media Content Ideas

Connection Cafe

5 to feed a family dinner) Event registration/Ticket sales Ask for specific in-kind donation (ex. Any other ideas to fill the social media content queue with? Author: Cheryl Black.

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What Facebook’s Hybrid News Feed Means For Your Facebook Page

John Haydon

Facebook’s enhanced News Feed and Ticker has changed the engagement game for Facebook Page admins. Facebook now has two News Feeds. Facebook users now have two News Feeds in one (the Ticker and the main News Feed). How these two News Feeds impact Facebook Pages.

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18 Ways to Beat Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm

John Haydon

This article gives you 18 ways to beat the Facebook News Feed algorithm with posting strategies, external channels, and Facebook Insights. Reach is generally influenced by one or more of the following actions: You post content to your Facebook Page.

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When We Go with Accessible Content, Everybody Wins


There are ways to make content more accessible for people with disabilities using adaptive technology, and when we do, other users benefit as well. Without these tools, some users won’t be able to consume the content. Transcription is posted on the page outside of the audio content.

How to Use Content Curation To Grow Your Online Presence


However, Google did not have to create all of this content but rather just curate it for others. Content curation surrounding plumbing topics will help you spread the word about your store, get more calls and maybe even improve your search engine ranking. Content Strategy

Content Curation: The Art and Science of Spotting Awesome

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Content curation – the process of finding, organizing, and sharing topical, relevant content for your audience that supports your nonprofit’s engagement or campaign goals (or your professional learning) begins with “ Spotting the Awesome.” Content Curation

Facebook News Feed Now Gives Text Updates Less Reach

John Haydon

So Facebook has now tweaked the News Feed to decrease the distribution of text updates from Pages. Here are three ways you can deal with this recent News Feed change: 1. Facebook says this news feed tweak will “increases engagement and distribution for other story types” .

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11 Content Marketing Tools To Promote Your Blog


You know how I love posts about content curation tools. —————— Effectively promoting content is often the most challenging variable in the content marketing craze. This is a topic like content marketing, social media management etc.

Content Curation for Nonprofits – Notes from #13ntccur8

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This year at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, I had the pleasure of designing and facilitating a session on “Content Curation for Nonprofits” with Will Coley. The session was designed to balance content delivery with peer interaction. ” Content

6 Ways Content Marketing Platforms Can Net Your Nonprofit Volunteers


But as we’ve detailed in previous blogs , with all the increased competition online, getting noticed through the typical social media feeds and through your website is becoming increasingly difficult. Content marketing is a team effort, and the weight does not have to be shouldered alone.

Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Posts Are Likely Not Appearing on News Feeds Anymore

NonProfit Hub

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been close to 10 years since Facebook first introduced the News Feed. And since then, Facebook has implemented over 30 major algorithm changes to determine what is prioritized on your Facebook News Feed.

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Is Your Facebook Page Publishing News Feed Spam?

John Haydon

Facebook recently tweaked the News Feed to reduce spam, including frequently repeated posts : … people tend to find these instances of repeated content less relevant, and are more likely to complain about the Pages that frequently post them.

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This Digital Marketing Process Will Make You Write Better Content

Nonprofits Source

Do you have a digital marketing process in place to manage your content, social, email, and engagement activities? In this article, I’m going to share a strategic marketing process that, when followed, will help you create content your audience will love. Resuse Old Content.

Why Your Nonprofit’s Content Marketing Voice is Important


Create content readers will care about. Ensure this person is reading and approving all content that your nonprofit creates to ensure that messaging is in line with the approved voice. Image courtesy of Pttsburgh Courier.

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How A Nonprofit’s Content Marketing Engages Audiences


The number one goal of every blog and content marketing campaign is to engage with their audiences and drive interactions. Whether it be through social feeds or blogs, the goal is always the same. Content marketing is a two way street. Image courtesy of Engage Designs.

Video Rules: Tips for Creating “Distributed” Content that Gets Attention

Byte Technology

And, according to Bridget Colling, director of content strategy for nonprofit strategist See3, today it’s all about “reaching people where they are, instead of expecting them to come to you.”

5 Tips For Nonprofits Using Image Driven Content Marketing


Focus content to audience and your nonprofit’s objectives. While utilizing images, infographics, and visuals, ensure your content is inline with both your nonprofit’s goals and your audience’s expectation. You want your social media feeds to be known for something.

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Let Humor Pierce Your Content


How exactly do you get creative with writing content; whether it's in your emails, your subject lines, or your blog posts? If your nonprofit feeds the creative flame with passion and storytelling, you'll start getting somewhere. content humor nonprofits salsa labsAre you funny?

More RSS Tools: Sharing Feeds


For my last followup to my RSS article, Using RSS Tools to Feed your Information Needs , I want to discuss OPML, the standard for RSS Reader feed information, and talk a bit about why RSS, which is already quite useful, is about to become an even bigger deal. Last week, I discussed sharing research with Google Reade r; before that, filtering RSS feeds with Yahoo! Pipes , and I started with a post about integrating content with websites.

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Eleven Ways Facebook Page Timelines Change Your Content Strategy


The new Facebook page timeline layout changes the way your organization needs to think about content. The News Feed – The the content strategy for the newsfeed focused on engaging Facebook fans in the hopes that greater awareness would be spread through virality.

Facebook’s Latest News Feed Algorithm Update – Three Things You Need to Know

John Haydon

Facebook’s News Feed algorithm will soon put a damper on external links to memes, suggest related articles, and resurface updates with new comments. Links to memes will take a back seat to high-quality content. So keep calm and create awesome content!

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New Intranet for Feeding America | Beaconfire Wire

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Better Blogs: 6 Tips for Creating Great Content

Byte Technology

After all, there are some 31 million active blog sites in the United States only at any given time, and to make your own content stand out from the crowd is certainly no easy chore. Here are some important tips to keep in mind when cranking out content that people want to read. Once you’ve got an audience interested in your posts, feed them content on a regular schedule so they know when to check back for new posts.

Eleven Ways Facebook Page Timelines Change Your Content Strategy


The new Facebook page timeline layout changes the way your organization needs to think about content. The News Feed – The the content strategy for the newsfeed focused on engaging Facebook fans in the hopes that greater awareness would be spread through virality.

Book: A Great How-To On Creating Social Content

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I picked up a copy of Content Rules by Ann Handley and CC Chapman and could not put it down. The books shares the secrets to creating good content on social channels that engages your audiences. Many nonprofits are more used to thinking of content as a single campaign.

@NonprofitOrgs Named One of the Best 140 Twitter Feeds of 2013 by TIME Magazine

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Today, I discovered that @ NonprofitOrgs had been named one of TIME Magazine’s Best Twitter Feeds of 2013 : Every year, TIME recognizes those who exemplify the very best wit and wisdom Twitter has to offer. My Twitter feed is only as good as the content you tweet.

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Can Memes for Good Work for your Nonprofit’s Content Strategy? Not on Facebook!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Many charities are often stretch to find the time and resources to feed the content beast and riffing on popular memes can an efficient and effective way to create content, especially with the plethora of free “ meme creators “available. Content Visual

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8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media


Content curation describes the act of searching the web for awesome topics, blogs, quotes, news articles, videos, images, or other forms of content to share with your audience. The “art” of content curation, as I like to call it, is a lot more challenging than it may seem.

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Social Activity Feeds and Laptop Stickers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" An activity stream is a feed of recent activities by your blog friends on various social networks - blog posts, new photos, bookmarks on Delicious, Facebook updates, Twitter updates, etc. Ian spoke on a panel called Social Networks and the Need for Feeds at Graphing Social Patterns.

I Like To Watch Feed

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today I discovered Cityzenjane's blog and her i_like_to_watch tag/delicious rss feed via a comment to one of my blog posts. " Cityzenjane's goal for this feed is to provide you with content that will inspire you to make a great green future.

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Nonprofits and Content Strategy: The Wisdom of the Network

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The other day I witnessed the result of feeding and tuning a network. Colleague Miriam Brousseau tagged me and several other “close professional ties” asking us for resources on nonprofits and content strategy. Generally, they’re curating great content.” -Debra Askanase.

Eleven Ways Facebook Page Timelines Change Your Content Strategy


The new Facebook page timeline layout changes the way your organization needs to think about content. Previously, a Facebook Page content strategy was primarily focused on two things: Custom Tabs – The the content strategy for custom tabs (landing tabs) focused on engaging visitors with a clear call to action in mind. The Newsfeed hasn’t changed, and so to some degree your content strategy is still about what’s happening “now”.