March, 2018

8 Social Media Marketing Hacks to Ensure Success in 2018

SocialFish

Social media marketing is more than just regular publishing of content on social networking sites in the hope of growing an audience and ultimately making money. This is especially true for business organizations that want to open social media accounts today in an already crowded marketplace.

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3 Steps to Creating Your Perfect Advocacy Fundraising Moment

Connection Cafe

In the 400-odd days since Donald Trump’s inauguration, fundraising in the nonprofit space has been more competitive and chaotic than ever before.

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Are you going to #deletefacebook?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In the aftermath of the reports that Cambridge Analytica , a firm that worked on President Trump’s 2016 campaign, used private data on 50 million Facebook users has erupted into a strong backlash against Facebook. The hashtag #deletefacebook has been circulating on the Internet.

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For sale for a cause: Peony

Judi Sohn

For more detail on what I’m doing this year, read this post first. If you get into lace knitting, sooner or later you have to try a Herbert Niebling. They’re intricate and very different than other lace styles. This shawl is an adaptation of one his designs by Hayley Tsang Sather.

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The Best Social Media Marketing Resources For Nonprofits

Nonprofits Source

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS. 5 Nonprofits Winning At Social Media. Case studies of nonprofits winning at social media is an opportunity to see the strategies in action.

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10 Must-Know Stats About Online Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The first “Donate Now” button was released in 1999 by Groundspring, a nonprofit founded by San Francisco-based Tides Foundation , and throughout the early 2000’s young Gen-Xer nonprofit professionals pioneered the use of “Donate Now” buttons.

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Hone Your Craft: The Art of Nonprofit Storytelling

NonProfit Hub

This article was originally published in Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Everyone has a favorite story. Whether it comes in the form of a book, a comic, a movie or a video game, we all have stories that we like and ones that we decidedly dislike.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Brainstorming Sessions for Nonprofit Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Does your work at a nonprofit include facilitating meetings or trainings? Looking for new techniques to add to your facilitator’s toolbox?

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Why You Should Be Using Customer Reviews in Your Social Media Marketing Strategy

SocialFish

Interested in this topic? Join the Review Society to dig into it more. . The stars of the social media world are all corporate B2C brands: businesses like Airbnb and GoPro are killing it with user-generated content.

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Ten Tips for More Powerful Public Speaking

Museum 2.0

I love presenting. Standing in front of an audience fills me with adrenaline and calm at the same time. The adrenaline comes from fear and excitement. The calm comes from a sense of mastery. Here's how to get that calm. Get a ton of practice.

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The 10 Best Social Media Tools for Nonprofits That Save Time and Money (2018 Update)

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are the 10 best social media tools for nonprofits to save time (and money) scheduling, managing, and optimizing their social networks. social media

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How to Maintain Relationships With Outsourced Staff

NonProfit Hub

Sponsored by Jitasa. Surely you’ve heard the overly cheesy “if you love something, let it go” parable. This may be sound advice when going through relationship troubles, but it should by no means apply to your decision making with outsourced staff.

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5 Ways Matching Gifts Can Turn Donors into Major Gift Donors

Connection Cafe

As a nonprofit professional, you’re well aware of all the fundraising benefits of corporate matching gifts. But what you know may not know is that promoting matching gifts can also help cultivate donors into major donors.

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Book Review: Work That Matters

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last month I was lucky enough to run into Maia Duerr who participated in Wake’s Tech2EmpowerUSA at a workshop I was facilitating on the Happy Healthy Nonprofit. Maia Duerr recently published a book called “ Work that Matters: Create a Livelihood that Reflects Your Core Intention.”

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Are you free online?

SocialFish

It’s a question many of us wouldn’t hesitate to answer to. The rapid growth of the internet, as well as its proliferation across devices and throughout our lives, often gives way to the idea that the online world is largely a free one.

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This is What the Participatory Museum Sounds Like

Museum 2.0

It's late in the afternoon. I'm cranking away on a grant proposal, when suddenly, a classical rendition of "All the Single Ladies" wafts up the stairs. In the office, colleagues lift their heads. "Is Is that.?" someone asks. Yup," another nods. We grin. This is the magic a piano in the lobby makes.

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Our EveryAction Hero: Girls Inc.

Everyaction

Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With over 1,400 sites in 400 cities across the United States and Canada, the organization has grown tremendously since its founding in 1864. Through educational programming, mentorships, and advocacy, Girls Inc. focuses on providing girls everywhere the knowledge, resources, and opportunities to live healthy and productive lives.

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5 Best Practices for Collecting Supporter Data

NonProfit Hub

When someone submits their email address on the ONE Campaign website , they receive a welcome email with a friendly message and a simple question: ”Do you think we’ll see the end of extreme poverty in our lifetime?” You’re also presented with three run-of-the-mill options.

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Six Best Practices from the NGO Technology Report

Connection Cafe

The 2018 Global NGO Technology Report provides insight on the online and mobile communication tools NGOs around the world use to promote general awareness, communicate with core audiences and raise funds from donors, as well as an analysis of those online tools and comparisons of regional usage.

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Book Review: Sharing Cities – Activating the Urban Commons

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons is a collection of 137 case studies and policies in 11 categories how self-organized, democratic, and people-powered policies and initiatives can help solve some of the most thorny problems we face around the world in urban areas.

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Servant Leadership In Action

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Tomorrow, March 6, brings the release of the new definitive book on servant leadership. A curated collection of incredibly insightful and motivational perspectives on servant leadership via essays by 44 servant leaders.

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Expand Your Nonprofit’s Universe with the 2018 Digital Outlook Report

Frogloop

We are thrilled to announce that Care2, hjc, NTEN, and Resource Alliance have just released the 2018 Digital Outlook Report. Care2 News Online Fundraising Nonprofit Digital Strategy Marketing

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6 Reasons to Rethink Your Email Newsletter

Everyaction

Email fundraising and organizing has changed a lot since mass email tools first appeared on the scene. Just ten years ago, nonprofit newsletters were the go-to channel for collecting donations. But in today’s digital landscape, their impact has somewhat diminished.

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3 Easy Ways to Cut Nonprofit Costs

NonProfit Hub

Your nonprofit likely has an idealistic mission statement—one that doesn’t mention anything about overhead costs. And while finding ways to lower your costs may not inspire the kind of enthusiasm your purpose does, every dollar you save contributes to those you serve.

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How the Parkland Students are Changing the Rules for Advocacy Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

In the nonprofit advocacy world, we’re used to having to fire people up. We send out action alerts, blog passionately, share petitions on Facebook and upload videos highlighting the stakes involved in our various policy fights, all intended to spark people to take action.

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Will Robots (and bots) Replace Nonprofit Staff and Interns in the Workplace?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Allison Fine and I have been collaborating on research and writing about the next wave of disruptive technologies (AI, Bots, and Robots) and what it means for the nonprofit sector. We have a couple of opportunities coming up for you to join the discussion.

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Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising Trends to Look Out for in 2018

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Chris Giarratana Digital Media Strategy Consultant. For nonprofit organizations, it is imperative to pay close attention to fundraising opportunities.

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39 Free Nonprofit Webinars for April 2018

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's April's roundup of free nonprofit webinars

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Your Official #18NTC Local's Guide to New Orleans

Everyaction

We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year , and we're so excited to be headed down South to the Big Easy! Considering our team is obsessed with all that is NOLA, we thought we'd share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, party, and enjoy the sights while visiting for the Nonprofit Technology Conference. Check out the list below! Historic Jackson Square.

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The Importance of Strategy Sessions

NonProfit Hub

This article was originally published in the Nonprofit Hub Magazine. With the new year freshly upon us, it’s a great time to plan your next long-term strategy meeting.

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Wealth Screening Versus Modeling: Making the Best Choice for your Healthcare Organization

Connection Cafe

A well-run grateful patient program—one that supports top-notch clinical care, nurtures true philanthropy, and is efficient and effective to manage—is at the top of the list for many healthcare organizations. Rightfully so.

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Facebook Usage Declines: What Does It Mean for Your Nonprofit’s Digital Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As we all know, in early January, Facebook announced some sweeping changes in the News Feed to prioritize content from friends and family and fewer updates from brands and news. The intent as described by Zuckerberg was to encourage meaningful interaction and ensure that time on Facebook was well spent. The changes have also prompted nonprofits to reevaluate their digital strategies and make changes in strategies and tactics.

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How Your Nonprofit Can Improve Productivity and Combat Digital Distraction

John Haydon

Ever hear of something called “Nomophobia“? The word itself is an abbreviation for “no-mobile-phone-phobia” and refers to the anxiety you feel when you don’t have your mobile phone handy or have a signal.

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A Case for Mobile Computing in Agencies

Vertex Systems

Last week we talked about office staff and DSP’s and whether or not they could easily make the transition from spreadsheets to software designed to help your agency run more efficiently.

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How Greenpeace & Other Environmental Groups Are Using Technology to Build a Better World

Everyaction

There are thousands of nonprofits changing the world in big and small ways every single day. The best of these nonprofits know that one of the major keys to success is using top-notch nonprofit tools to run smart, creative, and impactful campaigns. We’re incredibly fortunate to power many of these organizations, helping raise more money and maximize their impact along the way.

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Nonprofit Budgeting: Making Money Go Further

NonProfit Hub

This article was originally published in Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Here’s the biggest truth bomb that nobody is exclusively talking about when it comes to nonprofit finances: there’s no way for us to tell you exactly how your nonprofit’s budget should be spent.

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6 Trends Shaping Corporate Engagement Today

Connection Cafe

Employee engagement efforts are one of the leading challenges and opportunities facing companies today. In our work to advance corporate social change leadership at Points of Light, we have the opportunity to listen to the ambitions and challenges of engagement leaders inside of companies.

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