Get LinkedIn or Get Left Out: Using LinkedIn Effectively

SocialFish

You hear a lot of hype about the benefits that Facebook and Twitter can bring to your business, but these social networking sites can often overshadow the even greater potential LinkedIn has for virtually every department within the organization.

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. Thanks LinkedIn!

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LinkedIn for Good Launches Board Connect for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Launched today, LinkedIn Board Connect for Nonprofit Organizations is a new board member recruiting program that enables nonprofits to easily tap into LinkedIn’s 175+ million strong network of professionals. Claim and set up your nonprofit’s LinkedIn Company Page.

Why Skipping LinkedIn is a Mistake For Association CEOs

SocialFish

Then, on the very next page, is this article: “ Not all CEOs are all in–or even on–the LinkedIn network.” This one talks about how many association CEOs feel that the risks and the hassle of having an active LinkedIn presence outweighs the benefits.

11 LinkedIn Profile Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

These basic LinkedIn Profile tips for nonprofit professionals serve as a foundation for when and if your nonprofit is ready to utilize LinkedIn Groups and Company Pages. The time you spend mastering LinkedIn benefits both your long-term career and your current nonprofit employer.

Table: Facebook Pages vs. Facebook Groups (vs. LinkedIn Groups)

Influence

Are you buffudled by the difference between Facebook Pages and Facebook Groups? Are you often confused about the difference between Facebook Pages and Facebook Groups? And how they compare to LinkedIn Groups? I often am. It's the most common question I receive when presenting on social media. This post helps end the befuddlement. read more. Influence Social Media

Why the Changes to LinkedIn Groups are Better for Your Users – and You

SocialFish

LinkedIn groups, I assure you, are not on the brink of going up in flames and burning group owners to the ground in their wake. While we’re at it, Facebook isn’t on its death bed, either. The Changes to LinkedIn Groups Streamline its Top Functions.

LinkedIn Launches Volunteer and Causes Profiles

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Facebook integrates with Causes. And now LinkedIn, which has over 120 million members in over 200 countries and territories, has added a Volunteer and Causes section to users profiles. I love to see social networks carve out space to promote nonprofits, causes, and volunteering.

10 Random, But Useful Online Communications Tips for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

1) Coordinate Tweets and Facebook Posts with e-newsletters and fundraising appeals. Some subscribers to your email list will visit your nonprofit’s Twitter Profile or Facebook Page to retweet or share a story or call-to-action that is featured in your e-newsletter or fundraising appeal.

Facebook is Great, but Does it Really Work for Fundraising?

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Heading in to 2011 most nonprofits (92%), regardless of organization size are using at least one social network like Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn and close to nine out of ten nonprofits (89%) have a presence on Facebook – up from 74% in 2009.

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The Three Most Common Mistakes Nonprofit Group Admins Make on LinkedIn

Nonprofit Tech for Good

LinkedIn Groups can be very high in ROI as long as you’re patient and willing to invest at least an hour a week promoting and monitoring your LinkedIn Group. It’s at that point that the spammers take over and once a LinkedIn Group becomes overrun with spam, forget it.

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12 Not-So-Great Realities About Nonprofits and Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits have spent years promoting Facebook and get rewarded with a 2% organic reach. Millions of nonprofits worldwide have been asking supporters and donors to “Follow Us on Facebook!” ” or “Like Our Facebook Page!”

10 Signs Your Small Nonprofit Excels at Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

On top of those challenges, Facebook reach has dropped to an abysmal 1%. LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, YouTube, Google+, Vine, Tumblr? Small nonprofits can barely invest the time it takes to manage a Facebook Page and Twitter Profile. Facebook Donations.

Bookmark Your Browsers! The Official Blogs of the World’s Most Popular Social Media Sites

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Facebook Newsroom :: newsroom.fb.com. Facebook has 1.44 Facebook. LinkedIn Official Blog :: blog.linkedin.com. LinkedIn has 347 million monthly users. LinkedIn. Facebook Google Plus LinkedIn Social Media Twitter YouTube

5 Nonprofit Content Themes That Inspire Action

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Also, if your nonprofit has photo-editing skills, embedding the stats on images and then uploading them to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. LinkedIn Snapchat Instagram Social Media Facebook Twitter Google Plus YouTube Mobile Media Fundraising

4 Signs Your Nonprofit Should Quit a Social Network

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In the 10 years since the “Nonprofit Organizations” brand has expanded to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, Storify, Flipboard, Periscope, and most recently Snapchat. Twitter , Facebook , and Instagram were no-brainers.

10 Social Media Strategies That Increase Engagement and Inspire Donors

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With a primary focus on blogging, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, he webinar content below was presented by Heather Mansfield on November 8, 2016 to 2,150 nonprofit staff. Sign up for Facebook’s new donation tools.

59 Useful Mobile Apps & Online Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Chatfuel is platform that enables users to create Facebook Messenger chatbots without any coding experience. You can user applets created by others or create your own for sites such as Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest.

24 Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

LinkedIn Social Media Facebook Twitter Google Plus YouTube Mobile Media FundraisingThe reports listed below are just a small sampling of some of the research available to nonprofits on the subjects of online fundraising and social media.

12 Must-Know Stats About Online Fundraising, Social Media, and Mobile Technology

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For Every 1,000 email subscribers, nonprofits have 428 Facebook followers, 141 Twitter followers, and 39 Instagram followers. LinkedIn Snapchat Instagram Social Media Facebook Twitter Google Plus YouTube Mobile Media Fundraising

15 Must-Know Fundraising and Social Media Stats

Nonprofit Tech for Good

LinkedIn launched in 2003, Facebook launched in 2004, and Twitter launched in 2006. Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest are the most regularly accessed networks. Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram are where users spend the most time.

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27 Online Stores That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Facebook Fundraising Google Plus LinkedIn Mobile Media Social Media Twitter YouTubeThe National Retail Federation estimates that online sales will grow 6 to 8 percent this holiday season.

Why the Boston Globe Shouldn’t Be Building Community on Facebook

SocialFish

But a Facebook Group as the home for that community? Even Ernie agrees with me here that by hosting the community on Facebook, the Globe is ceding ownership to Facebook–something others may not think is a big deal. And there’s untapped opportunity in Facebook groups.”.

5 Online Communication Styles for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

to every comment posted on their Facebook Page, neither of which is effective or a good investment of time. LinkedIn Instagram Social Media Facebook Twitter Google Plus YouTube Mobile Media Fundraising

A Fundraising Success Checklist for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Facebook. Design and upload custom graphics to your Facebook Page. Optimize your page for Facebook Graph Search. Launch a Facebook Group, if applicable. Experiment with Facebook Events. □ LinkedIn. Design and upload custom graphics to your LinkedIn Page. □

2017 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Nonprofit Tech for Good

LinkedIn Snapchat Instagram Social Media Facebook Twitter Google Plus YouTube Mobile Media FundraisingCause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to craft and launch online fundraising campaigns.

8 Random But Useful Social Media Tips for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Adding a complete address to your Facebook Page activates Facebook Location. Facebook Location enables fans to check-in to your page and review your nonprofit. Fans can “Save” your nonprofit’s Facebook Page. Nonprofits can create LinkedIn Showcase Pages.

36 Useful Apps & Online Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Facebook Fundraising Google Plus LinkedIn Mobile Media Social Media Twitter YouTubeThe number of low-cost or free apps and online tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

2016 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Facebook Twitter Google Plus LinkedIn Mobile Media Fundraising Social Media YouTube Giving Days Cause Awareness DaysCause awareness and giving days can be very powerful for online fundraising.

How to Write a Social Media Fundraising Strategy for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Facebook Fundraising Google Plus LinkedIn Mobile Media Social Media Twitter YouTubeThe following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits.

From 2005 to 2015: The Radical Effect of Social Media on Nonprofit Web Design

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In 2005 Facebook was only open to college students and professors, Twitter didn’t exist, and the iPhone was still in concept mode. Facebook Fundraising Google Plus LinkedIn Mobile Media Social Media Twitter YouTube Websites

27 Stats About How NGOs Worldwide Use Online Technology and Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

92% of global NGOs have a Facebook Page. Other social networks used by global NGOs are YouTube (55%), LinkedIn (51%), Google+ (28%), and WhatsApp (16%). Of those, the top three live reporting tools are Facebook (79%), Twitter (56%), and YouTube (23%).

10 Goals for Nonprofit New Media Managers for 2015

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Write LinkedIn Recommendations. Throughout 2015, add to your calendar the time necessary to write one or two LinkedIn Recommendations each month. 2015 would be a good year to spend a little less time on Facebook and more time building a community on another social network.

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Leveraging LinkedIn to Prospect for Your Nonprofit

NTEN

By Brendan Cruickshank, Vice President of Client Services, Juju On January 1 of this year, LinkedIn announced that it had 90 million registered users in over 200 countries and territories around the world. That means that LinkedIn represents a huge number of technology-savvy people with aspirations. an Internet knowledge base addressing online business issues - as of March 1, LinkedIn has the fourth highest number of estimated unique monthly visitors.

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24 Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Facebook Fundraising Google Plus LinkedIn Mobile Media Social Media Twitter YouTubeThe reports listed below are just a small sampling of some of the research available to nonprofits on the subjects of online fundraising and social media.

30 Online Stores That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Facebook Fundraising Google Plus Instagram LinkedIn Mobile Media Snapchat Social Media Twitter YouTubeThe National Retail Federation estimates that U.S. households will spend an average of $935.58 this holiday season.

How Much Time Social Media Requires for Fundraising Success

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Facebook (4 hours): To post and schedule status updates four to six times weekly, respond to messages and comments, and monitor insights. LinkedIn (2 hours): To share two to three posts weekly, maintain your personal profile, and participate in LinkedIn Groups.

28 Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Facebook Fundraising Google Plus LinkedIn Mobile Media Social Media Twitter YouTubeThe reports listed below are just a small sampling of some of the research available to nonprofits on the subjects of online fundraising and social media.

15 Lessons Learned from Donating Online to 32 Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Facebook Fundraising Google Plus LinkedIn Mobile Media Social Media Twitter YouTube

The Importance of Branding Your Nonprofit on Social Networks Through Graphic Design

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The were active on Myspace, YouTube, and creating Facebook Groups long before most of the companies that are often praised for being the pioneers of social media. Facebook Cover :: 815 x 315 pixels. LinkedIn Banner :: 646 x 220 pixels.