[Guide] Creating Video for Nonprofits

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Creating a video with social media in mind (while also growing your social media audience organically) is a great way to grow your base and reach more supporters. We chatted with digital strategist Yash Mori for insights on creating video for nonprofits, campaigns, and advocacy organizations.

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Why You Should Start Creating a Mid-Level Donor Program ASAP

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

By focusing a little extra energy on your mid-level donors, you can raise more money and create a quality pipeline for your major gifts officers. Provide them with sophisticated content and create calls, webinars, or events to provide them deeper insight into the organization.

3 Steps to Creating Your Perfect Advocacy Fundraising Moment

Connection Cafe

That’s where creating your own advocacy moment comes in. So here are just three steps you can take to create your own advocacy fundraising moment: Using Action-Oriented Communication to Prime Your Moment. WEBINAR: Create Your Own Fundraising Moment.

Giving Tuesday: Steps to Create a Stellar Campaign

Connection Cafe

Created by 92nd Street Y , a cultural center in New York City focused on bringing people together around the values of giving back, #GivingTuesday is now a global movement that connects individuals, communities, and organizations around the world to celebrate and encourage giving.

How To Help Volunteers Create Crowdfunding Campaigns

VolunteerMark

Nonprofits rely heavily on the generosity of donors. A common, but detrimental, practice of charities is to return to the same small pool of supporters over and over again to ask for funds or volunteer hours.

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Creating the Perfect Volunteer Recruitment Page (& Start a Great Relationship)

Connection Cafe

“It’s not me. It’s you.” . No, it’s not a bad breakup. In fact, it’s just the opposite – the beginning of a great relationship. . When recruiting a new volunteer to your organization, it should begin just like that great first or second date.

Creating content that works

SocialFish

Creating Content (That Works) from Amy Vernon. You may remember the fabulous Amy Vernon presenting this content for one of our hottest webinars in the past. Well, here’s an updated deck for you! ——— ( photo credit ). Content Strategy

How Skills-Based Volunteerism Creates Transformational Experiences

Connection Cafe

I explained why the UN created these goals, how they relate to everyone from individuals to large companies, organizations and governments, and why they matter to us. After the orientation, we helped each student create his/her own LinkedIn profile.

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Boulder-Based Company Creates Software to Help Haitian Children

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7 Tips to Make This Year Your Best #GivingTuesday Ever

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

When possible, save yourself time and effort by creating automated processes to do the work for you. #GivingTuesday is right around the corner!

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Creating a Giving Tuesday Strategy That’s ‘Just Right’

Connection Cafe

We started using online giving forms —creating a custom donation page just for this event. We created suggested ask amounts. Create a plan ahead of time to define what messaging will resonate with your donors.

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Creating the Right Culture at your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

If you get everything else right but have difficult processes that create a lot of red tape, guess what happens to employee satisfaction? Culture is mission. Culture is process. Culture is everything. I really do believe this. When I was a kid, culture had a very different meaning.

Screen Play: Creating A Full-Width Page in WordPress

Byte Technology

And of course WordPress themes come with tons of options to customize and create exactly the look you want for your blog, e-commerce store, company website etc. Case in point: creating a full-width page for your site rather than relying on the default size.

Creating Healthy Nonprofits in Silicon Valley

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Creating Healthy Nonprofits in Silicon Valley. And how might we help bring these two groups together to create healthier nonprofits, healthier networks, and ultimately, healthier communities? Guest Post By Heather McLeod Grant.

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Want to Co-Create an Exhibition on a Hot Issue? Introducing the Community Issue Exhibition Toolkit

Museum 2.0

We partnered with foster youth, former foster youth, artists, and community advocates to create an exhibition that used art to spark action on issues facing foster youth. We co-created it from start to finish with community partners.

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GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Before you attempt to create a program from scratch, evaluate what you have already in place. Create Job Descriptions. If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate.

#GivingShoesDay Creates a Shoe-Gooder Movement on Giving Tuesday

Connection Cafe

They’ve created a campaign that focuses on connecting with women on a personal level. They created a full marketing and PR toolkit to arm their affiliates with the resources needed to be successful on the day.

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4 Steps to Creating Your Nonprofit’s Storytelling Strategy

Connection Cafe

These are all potential opportunities for your organization to tell stories that showcase the ways in which your organization has created impact and benefited from donor support. I recommend creating a master spreadsheet or document of all the important dates throughout the year and keep track of the key opportunities for your nonprofit to insert its voice. Step 4: Create Your Plan. Once you have completed Steps 1 to 3, you are ready to create your storytelling plan.

Infographic: Create The Perfect Social Media Post

TechImpact

Here’s a handy guide to hep your nonprofit start creating more impacting and meaningful posts on social media, today! The post Infographic: Create The Perfect Social Media Post appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

Creating your Amazing Moments

Connection Cafe

” With that, I offer you 5 tips for getting the most out of your CRM system so that you can create your amazing moments: 5 Tips for Getting the most out of your CRM system. Author: Lynn Howes.

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GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Create an email series just for sustainers like Susan to share your successes and thank her for the part she plays in each one.

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Four Tips to Help Nonprofit Marketing Departments Create a Culture of Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

This gets to the heart of the best practices that are needed to create a culture of philanthropy within anonprofit organization. It also creates a problem internally where turf wars and a noncollaborative environment lead to frustration, burnout, and staff turnover.

Smart Selling: Tips for Creating a Successful E-Commerce Site

Byte Technology

Doing so helps build authority in whatever product line you’re in and creates a definite sense of credibility. Create Amazing Category Pages. Don’t use the same verbiage as the manufacturer does or rely on generic descriptions, but rather create text that really speaks to the customer.

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Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Create custom target segments in EveryAction, then push them to Facebook for precisely targeted ad buys. Using Peer-to-Peer Fundraising on EveryAction , empower your members, donors, or supporters to raise money for your organization by creating their own, customizable donation pages. #20.

We Launched a Product Feedback Group to Help Us Create Better Products

Everyaction

We're always looking for ways to incorporate user feedback in our product development process. That’s why we’re launching the Product Feedback Group , to connect EveryAction users directly with our product team.

Lights, Camera, Action! How to Create a Video Gallery in WordPress

Byte Technology

And among those possibilities is the opportunity to create a video library that can really increase the profile of a site and help engage visitors on different levels. Go to the “Add New” page to create a video gallery of self-hosted choices or videos pulled from YouTube, Vimeo etc.

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

Byte Technology

So she recommends creating video content designed to be viewed vertically on mobile phones and other devices. So be direct and create videos that speak to your audience matter-of-factly and in the most personal way possible.

Infographic: Create A Smarter Nonprofit Social Media Strategy

TechImpact

The post Infographic: Create A Smarter Nonprofit Social Media Strategy appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Tweets, posts, likes, shares, conversions, landing pages, retweets, favorites. It’s enough to make anyone’s head spin.

5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Different giving options Your donation pages should offer users enough options to meet a broad range of donor preferences, without creating a cluttered and confusing experience. There’s no secret trick to instantly improving digital engagement for nonprofits.

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3 Ways To Create Better Content Marketing

TechImpact

Create content that your target audience cares about, and can use in their every day life. Here are 3 ways your nonprofit should start thinking about content marketing to start seeing more interaction, and start creating better content. The premise seems simple enough.

3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

For example, someone with a background in marketing or customer relations will already have a strong sense of how to create excitement about a brand and manage long-term relationships. Getting development teams and their nonprofit boards to work in alignment can be challenging.

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Money Matters: Creating a Donation Form for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

Once you’ve installed and activated the plugin, it’s time to create your custom form. Hover over the template you want and click “Create A Donation Form.” Lastly, create customized notifications—usually done through an email sent to donors after they’ve completed the donation process—by clicking on “Settings, Notification” then “Add New Notification.”

Five Signs You Should Double Opt-In Your Emails

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

In the last few years, we’ve seen an increase in what’s known as “list bombs” where the target email address is signed up to email lists that are unprotected in order to bombard them with thousands, or millions, of messages creating a denial of service.

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7 Tips for Creating Compelling Nonprofit Infographics that get Shared

Connection Cafe

But … While infographics may be hot, they’re not all created equal. Essentially, you can be sure you’re creating a piece that will resonate with the people you’re trying to reach. The alternative is to create something for no one. We all love a good infograhpic.

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7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Work backward from your fundraising goal to create your budget. Have someone on your fundraising team create a briefing document with short bios of each attendee (3 sentences will do) along with a photo of each attendee.

6 Tips for Creating Engaging Email Newsletters

NonProfit Hub

How can you create a newsletter that keeps your audience engaged and delivers the maximum results? Don’t ever create misleading subject lines. The post 6 Tips for Creating Engaging Email Newsletters appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Sponsored by iContact.

6 Clever Mobile Apps Created by Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

All launched in 2014, the mobile apps listed below created by nonprofits clearly demonstrate that nonprofits are evolving in their approach to mobile apps.

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Creating an Infographic

Idealware

Infographics can be difficult to create, especially if your budget is small and your dreams are big. But every infographic creation process requires these steps: The most commonly overlooked step is probably #2.

Creating A Global Network of Capacity Builders for Social Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve always benefited from learning from colleagues who do nonprofit technology training and capacity but often we come from the same perspective.

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Creating a Development Army: The Next BIG Thing in Fundraising

NetWits

This combined with a growing segment of supporters that want to take a more active role in supporting your nonprofit creates a potential army of development associates that don’t even need you to host an event – they just need the tools to fundraise on your behalf.

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How to Create Nonprofit VIPs with Social Media

Connection Cafe

You can follow your favorite athletes’ social accounts by creating your own customized feed. So maybe you don’t put on programming that would create interesting behind-the-scenes content. Guest post from Blackbaud intern, Ben Baker.

Augmented Reality and Social Good: The Art of Creating Meaningful AR

Connection Cafe

But, is this new technology a passing fad, a mere game, or can it be leveraged to create truly meaningful experiences that shape our world for the better? Here’s an example of an AR experience we created that uses a painting as the trigger.

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How to Create a Twitter Moment for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

First launched in October 2015 in partnership with a select few media partners, as of September 29 all Twitter users can now create Moments. If possible, view the Moment on both desktop and mobile before experimenting with creating your own Moment.