Two Examples of Nonprofit Social Media That Will Make You Smile (and learn a best practice or two)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Recently, my social media feeds have been anxiety producing, if not downright depressing. Unfortunately, if you work in digital strategy and social media, monitoring social is a daily task and as a result a bad mood has become an occupational hazard.

Nature Conservancy Instagram Contest and Other Examples

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The post summarized why it may be important, best practices, and a few nonprofit examples. One of my blog readers, Sarah Mowry, Outreach Director for the Deschutes Land Trust pointed me to Nature Conservancy’s Instagram contest , an image scavenger hunt.

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Humor As Part of Nonprofit Social Content and Engagement Strategy: Hilarious Examples

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

According to a recent survey by OTX , 43% of respondents say they have shared content on social media sites because it is funny. What are some of the best examples of nonprofits using humor in their engagement and content marketing?

11 Excellent Examples of Nonprofit Avatars

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Every second of every day nonprofits around the world are posting status updates, tweets, and messages on social networks attached to avatars with cropped art work and/or unreadable text. The eleven nonprofits below are good examples to model your avatar design upon. Social Media

Nonprofits and Instagram: The Ultimate Curated Collection of Best Practices, Examples, and Tips

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nonprofit Examples and Getting Started or Rebooting A Strategic Approach. 13 Tips from the Experts – Social Media Examiner (2015). Instagram Scheduling Tools (2015) Social Media Examiner.

Amplify #GivingTuesday with Social Ambassadors

Connection Cafe

Fueled by the power of social media, #GivingTuesday has emerged as the largest day of giving with $116M raised, 114M Twitter impression, and 1.3M social media mentions. The single biggest reason for it’s viral success is the collective action of sharing on social media.

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[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: WITNESS

Nonprofit Tech for Good

What was the very first social media tool your organization utilized, and when? In February 2006, WITNESS first social media tool was the launch of its YouTube Channel. What social media tools are you currently utilizing? Who maintains your social media campaigns?

Learning from Example: Innovative methods to engage your online community

NTEN

Social Media Fellow. Sophia Guevara. Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. What do clean water and foundation libraries have in common? Online community management, for one thing. Learning from my fellowship at EPIP and other organizations’ experiences, I have learned three important lessons about engaging an online community. Community community engagement Program

Social Ambassadors Bring P2P Success to End-of-Year Campaigns

Connection Cafe

However, with end-of-year fundraising quickly approaching, a new flavor of peer-to-peer fundraising is becoming more popular: using social ambassadors to amplify traditional online campaigns. What are Social Ambassadors? Social Ambassador Success Stories.

[Guide for Nonprofits]: How to Engage Social Media Influencers to Extend Your Reach and Drive Action

Connection Cafe

Social media influencers aren’t elusive. There’s a good chance you have hundreds, if not thousands, who would gladly share your campaign message with their social networks if you did one thing—asked them (and not in a wimpy “p.s. Examples of how influencers drive engagement.

How Citizen Powered Movements Will Lead Social Change in 2017 

Connection Cafe

Your supporters are inspired to make an impact and bring their social networks, stories and ideas to the table. However, with the growing democratization of social change, the digital tactics we’ve come to know and rely on may not continue to gain the same traction.

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Two Social Media Toolkit Examples and Other Goodies

SocialFish

Social Media Metrics for Federal Agencies - new toolkit for federal agencies, which could be useful for associations and nonprofits as well. “Social media is transforming how government engages with citizens and how it delivers service.

Social Media Best Practices: 12 Tips for Making the Best of Any Social Site

NetWits

Do you know how many of your supporters use popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube? Google recently made a big social medial play by introducing Google+. The social Web is essentially a place where relationships are built, maintained and enhanced in a digital space.

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

Connection Cafe

Today, nonprofits have an opportunity like never before to reignite their partnership with supporters and provide platforms and opportunities for people to use their social networks to organize and advance your cause. 9 Ways to Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy with Social Media: 1.

The Story of Stuff: An Inspiring Example of A Network in Action

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

On Friday, I leave for Beirut for co-lead a series of Train the Trainers workshops as part of the E-Mediat Project , a capacity building project for NGOs to learn social media skills. For example, everyone had to use the same font. The Colbert Report.

Tips for Nonprofits on Using Social Media to Build Supporter Relationships

Connection Cafe

We asked some of our favorite nonprofit tech friends to share ideas for how organizations can use social media to build meaningful relationships with their supporters—donors, influencers and activists—and what that looks like on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

How World Wildlife Fund Used Segmentation to Activate Social Influencers for Their Cause

Connection Cafe

These days, individuals receive a LOT of email and see a LOT of posts on their social media feeds. While WWF’s climate change work is ongoing and touches many policy areas, this blog post shares specific examples from a three-week campaign window in 2015.

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A Meet & Greet with Your Favorite Social Media Archetypes [Infographic]

NetWits

Download the Nonprofit Social Media Influencer Whitepaper for recommendations on how to best connect with, empower, and involve your social media supporters. Meet Your Favorite Social Archetypes.

Social Media Tools and Resources for Social Learning

SocialFish

This past week I, together with my friend Shari Rager from American Medical Writers Association, did a session at Tagoras’s Learning*Technology*Design conference on designing for social learning. Articles about social learning and the difference between social media and social learning.

6 Trends That Will Impact the Social Good Sector in 2017

Connection Cafe

Here are the top 6 trends that will impact the social good sector in 2017: 1. For example, a nonprofit could leverage AI to learn how their organization can collaborate with others to solve a global need featured in online posts and current events.

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3 Ways Your Creative Can Move Your Social Movement Forward

Connection Cafe

Some of the most successful social movements for good developed strategies and approaches where creative was included to spark involvement from participants. Take the UNICEF Tap Project , for example. Social Movements for Good is available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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How Social Listening Resulted in One Nonprofit’s Most Successful Email Campaign Ever

Connection Cafe

But before launching our Trump message on November 9, I took a look at what our supporters were saying via our social listening tool. For example, when President Trump issued his executive order in late January banning refugees and others from eight countries, a quick look at Attentive.ly

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Artificial Intelligence for Nonprofits and other Social Good Organizations

Connection Cafe

Instead, AI has tremendous potential to help improve performance for nonprofits and social good organizations and drive meaningful change in the world. We know that social good organizations are constantly strapped for resources that allow them to meet their missions.

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How One Nonprofit Saved Thousands of Dogs Using Social Media

NetWits

Social media is all the rage, but does it actually help create real change in the world? Best Friends provides a valuable example of social media mobilizing people to take action in the real world.

3 Ways Social Media Changed This World for the Better

SocialFish

It’s somewhat in trend these days to keep talking about how social media actually made us lonely. We keep sharing examples and funny memes on how people used to meet each other in person and these days everyone just keeps staring into their phones. Social Learning

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

Connection Cafe

But first, let’s step back a bit and look at what augmented reality is, how it works, and ways it can be used for social good. Here’s an example of an AR experience we created that uses a painting as the trigger. Can AR be an Engine for Social Good?

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DIY Social Media Management

Amy Sample Ward

Yesterday, I had a lot of fun giving another webinar for Nonprofit Webinars, this time focused on DIY Social Media Management. Refer to the slides below for examples. Refer to the slides below for examples. timed events for social media posts. Sprout Social.

How the Top 50 Nonprofits Do Social Media

NetWits

we LOVE some social media for nonprofits at NetWits Think Tank. A few interesting facts … 92% of the top 50 nonprofits have at least 1 social media presence on their homepage. My one question for you … Does social media improve fundraising online or offline in any way?

Funding Innovation for Skoll Social Entrepreneurs

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I was recently at the Skoll World Forum, probably the best conference in the world for meeting with top social entrepreneurs. Peer learning is the most valuable opportunity for a field that has no operator's manual -- like social entrepreneurship!

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How Social Media Can Make You Healthier

SocialFish

Now with the rise of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter , YouTube and other social media players, people are more equipped than ever when it comes to finding and maintaining the perfect fitness plans to meet their individual needs. Niche Social Networks. Cool Social Tool

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3 Unique Strategies To Thank Your Supporters On Social Media

TechImpact

Their donations fund your initiatives, thier bodies attend your events, and interact with your social media accounts. Because their importance can not be understated, it is crucial that you take the time to thank them publicly through your social media feeds when appropriate.

On Paid Social Amplification

SocialFish

Paid social media ads by definition reach more users than regular content. With the prevalence of mobile app usage and the popularity of social media, many members of your target audience will be privy to your. Paid social media advertising is a positive for your business.

Social Media Crisis Management for B2B

SocialFish

This remains true in the world of social media. A social media risk strategy should be created and in place well before your company experiences any sort of crisis that may affect its relationships with its industry partners and contracts. Develop a Social Media Presence.

Transforming Nonprofit Staff Into Champions on Social

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” I facilitated an interactive featured session on why and how leaders should be engaged on social as well as other insiders (employees, board, and volunteers). They are passionate about your organization and social change, and will talk about it to anyone who will listen.

How Data Intelligence is Accelerating Innovation for Social Good

Connection Cafe

I am often asked what I see as the biggest potential game-changers in tech —particularly as it relates to social good. Mobile, social, the cloud and analytics continue to emerge as key themes, but analytics is emerging as the true game changer—catalyzed by advances in open architecture.

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Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day

Amy Sample Ward

Today, at the 2011 MyCharityConnects Conference in Toronto, I had a ton of fun leading a session and discussion around making the most of social media in just 30 minutes a day. Here are the slides from the session and links to get you started: Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day.

Managing Social Media Campaigns

SocialFish

Social media marketing has become the third most popular form marketing as of 2013. Needless to say, it will only gain more popularity as social media marketing campaigns are far less expensive to create and maintain than traditional advertising campaigns.

The Convergence of Social Activism, Donations, and Social Media: Episodic Giving In A Post Truth World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Our world – politically, economically, socially, technologically – is changing before our eyes. From Syria to China to Mexico, mass economic and politically-driven migration and refugee crises are triggering social tension, the rebooting of nationalisms and the emboldening of old prejudices.

How To Use Stories To Raise Money On Social Media

TechImpact

Storytelling and social media – these terms have certainly been thrown around a lot this year! Great storytelling and successful social media campaigns are completely interconnected. The key is using stories to get people’s attention on social media channels.

The Ultimate Guide to Social Marketing for an Ecommerce Business

SocialFish

Think about how many social media accounts you currently have for your online store. Online business owners consistently make the same mistakes when it comes to integrating social media with ecommerce. In addition, Reddit is the fastest growing social site in terms of orders.

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