January, 2017

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

Connection Cafe

Last weekend, more than 1 million people marched around the globe as part of a worldwide protest, in support of women’s rights , immigration reform, health care reform, environmental protection, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, freedom of religion, and workers’ rights.

From tinsel town to slums:These celebrities are dedicated volunteers

VolunteerMark

No matter how satisfactory our careers or lives, all of us seek a higher calling to satiate an inner part of us, that demands we do something beyond ourselves, something that will leave a larger impact on the society and the world, long after we’re gone

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I would like to wish all my readers, colleagues, and friends a happy new year! I had a fantastic break, including a family vacation in Hawaii, walking, hiking, quiet, and reflection. How about you?

Four Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Pay More Attention to LinkedIn Pages in 2017

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Odds are your nonprofit has a LinkedIn Page. Most nonprofits have claimed their pages and set up the basics, but very few regularly post on their LinkedIn Pages. Snapchat and Instagram may be all the buzz, but ignoring LinkedIn Pages is a mistake.

Start With Why: How to Improve your Nonprofit Messaging

NonProfit Hub

For nonprofits to be successful at generating money from both fundraising and earned income, they have to be able to communicate effectively. The best way to do it is to start with why you’re doing what you’re doing, not how or what you’re doing or selling.

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A Few More Tips for Nonprofit Professionals To Avoid Getting Overwhelmed

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Real Blades, Creative Common License. This year, I was really looking forward to taking a holiday break and not feel stressed about deadlines, tasks, or the never ending parade of meeting requests and emails. I’m overwhelmed getting back into the daily grind, how about you?

2017 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to craft and launch online fundraising campaigns. The real-time, in-the-moment nature of cause awareness and giving days often inspire donors to give provided that your nonprofit knows how to promote the days effectively.

Facebook and Instagram's Latest Marketing Tools for Nonprofits

Frogloop

Social media marketing has become an integral part of building online community and advocacy. Through social media channels nonprofits are able to engage directly with their audiences, fundraise a bit, and have important conversations about the critical issues they work on.

2017 Social Media Cheat Sheet – Updated!

SocialFish

Tip o’ the hat to Matt Banner at OnBlastBlog. Thanks for sending this along! photo credit ). Content Strategy Cool Social Tools Implementation Potluck

5 Trends in Giving That Will Reshape Philanthropy in 2017

Connection Cafe

2016 was a record-setting year for philanthropy, with Americans donating more than $373 billion and communities across the globe setting new standards for #GivingTuesday. Even better news? The Philanthropy Outlook from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy projects a 3.6

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Recovery Room: Quick Tips on Fixing Your Hacked Site

Byte Technology

It’s a sad and unfortunate reality that any website—large or small—can get hacked. And because of the overwhelming popularity of WordPress around the globe, when a bug or flaw in the security protocols is discovered and disseminated, WordPress sites become very attractive targets to unscrupulous individuals who now have literally millions upon millions of pages on which to wreak havoc, driving away important site traffic and harming your most loyal subscribers and visitors.

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One Simple Tip To Increase Your Productivity at Your Nonprofit Job

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Sarah Cooper – 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings. I’ve been enjoying The Cooper Review , the satirical blog of Sarah Cooper that features weekly original articles, videos and cartoons on workplace humor.

8 Research-Backed Ways To Improve Marketing For Nonprofits

Nonprofits Source

Marketing can feel like an uphill battle. The constant pressure to create engaging content to reach members can test even the most seasoned of professionals. But, the truth is marketing for nonprofits doesn’t have to be an insurmountable challenge.

The Greatest Photos and Messages from the Women's March and Protests

Frogloop

January 20 and January 21, 2017 will go down as one of the biggest moments in modern history where Americans and allies across the world (mostly) peacefully protested against Racism, Islamophobia, Transphobia, Sexism, and stood up to protect Prochoice, LGBT Rights, Healthcare Reform, and much more.

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Introducing an Awesome New Podcast About Workplace Culture

SocialFish

So perhaps I am biased, as the Culture Chat podcast is my podcast I have started producing over at WorkXO, but it really is awesome and I want to share it with you. Here’s a list of the episodes so far.

5 Things To Stop Doing If You Want A Successful Employee Engagement Program

Connection Cafe

Throughout January I’ve been reflecting on my successful and in some cases not so successful endeavors of 2016. Simultaneously, I’ve been sifting through an unending list of hopes and dreams, plucking out the items that I would like to focus on in 2017 (and that might actually be attainable).

Wondering About Widgets? How to Use Them in Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

It may be a funny sounding word to many beginning WordPress users, but widgets can be—and should be—a vital component to any WordPress design. What exactly are widgets? In simple terms to the uninitiated, widgets are small blocks that provide very specific functions on your WordPress page. They allow users to add different features—galleries, quotes, a “most popular posts” box, Facebook connections and tons of other options—without having to write complicated code.

What Does Resiliency Really Mean for Nonprofit Leaders and Their Organizations?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by J Ronald Lee.

Feeling Political? Here’s How You Can Take Action Via Text Message

Mobile Commons

We’re living in a politically charged time. Hundreds of thousands of people are taking action around the country, and millions more are looking for how they can make their voices count. Are you looking for a way to get involved?

[PODCAST] Earned Revenue for Nonprofits | Ft. Vu Le

NonProfit Hub

Earned income for nonprofits can be an ambiguous topic when it comes to most organizations, because if you dig in more, you’ll find a lot of merchandise and coffee. We’re not knocking coffee or a nice shirt, but it usually doesn’t go much deeper.

12 Advanced Google Tricks

SocialFish

Came across this awesome article by Larry Kim. One to bookmark! Implementation Industry Insider

A 2017 Outlook on Corporate Responsibility

Connection Cafe

When it comes to the social sector, philanthropy, giving back, helping others, improving our communities and our planet—however it’s defined—we are seeing clear and positive trends. Last year, charitable donations hit a record for a second year in a row at an estimated $373.25

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The Name Game: How to Choose the Best Words for Your Domain

Byte Technology

So many crucial elements go into designing and running a successful website. An eye-catching design; award-winning content; a strong and reliable host server; an intuitive and engaging user experience—the best websites incorporate all these things and more, and missing the boat on one or more of them can spell doom for an e-commerce or blog site. However, even the most stand-out site owners don’t give enough thought to one simple facet: choosing the right domain name.

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Trainer’s Tip: Your Room Set Up Can Make or Break the Learning Experience

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday, I spent a day facilitating leadership workshops for arts leaders attending the Art House Convergence Conference near Park City, Utah. on personal and organizational resilience based on the ideas in my new book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit.

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Against Participation

Museum 2.0

At first, I thought it was a joke. A colleague at UC Santa Cruz asked me to participate in a social practice symposium called Against Participation.

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Succession Planning for the Next Generation of Leadership

NonProfit Hub

I always find it a little funny when I hear someone say, “The future is now.”. My immediate thought tends to be, “ But what does that even mean?” Frankly, it sounds like somebody is trying to be a little too philosophical.

Hot Association Social Media Jobs This Week – January 13

SocialFish

Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

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6 Trends That Will Impact the Social Good Sector in 2017

Connection Cafe

We’re just a few weeks in and already 2017 is shaping up to be a roller coaster of a year. With the constant changes, innovations, and breaking news impacting the sector, staying focused on the work that matters will be key for all of us.

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WordPress 2017: A Taste of What’s New and Exciting

Byte Technology

The good folks at WordPress are constantly making fixes and improvements to the platform’s core program, and just this last December they rolled out the latest version, WordPress 4.7. A major release from the designers, the update includes lots of great new features that all WordPress users will want to investigate thoroughly.

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Book Tour: You Are Invited To Join Us

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Aliza Sherman and I never dreamed that our book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout , would be such a needed resource in the nonprofit field when we started writing it last year.

3 Reasons You Should Enter the DoGooder Awards

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The DoGooder Awards, brought to you by See3 and our partners at NTEN and Causevox, are back! And we want you to show off your awesome DoGooder video to the world.

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[PODCAST] Building a Nonprofit Brand | Ft. Farra Trompeter

NonProfit Hub

A good nonprofit brand means a clear-cut and consistent nonprofit brand experience.

Help Us Promote Community Manager Appreciation Day January 23

SocialFish

Can you help us promote Community Manager Appreciation Day? Would you please share this with any other community managers (and friends of CM’s) that you know?

Online Benchmark Reveals Key Insights for Nonprofits in 2017

Connection Cafe

It’s a new year and that means a new, comprehensive benchmark report on the performance of nonprofits using Luminate Online. Just between us, I’ve grown to love analytics. After working in digital fundraising and marketing for over 8 years, I’ve learned the power of numbers.