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Five Ways Nonprofits Can Use Social Media to Build Their e-Newsletter List

Nonprofit Tech for Good

People are often surprised when I say that if given the choice, I would choose 10,000 e-Newsletter subscribers over 10,000 Followers on Twitter, 10,000 Fans on Facebook, or 10,000 Friends on Foursquare… combined. 2) Convert Facebook Fans into Subscribers.

Four Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Reconsider Facebook

Nonprofit Tech for Good

I have been mulling this post over for months, and with some recent changes made by Facebook, the time has come. That said, people love Facebook. The vast of majority of nonprofits love Facebook too. Yet recently, I sense some frustration with Facebook from nonprofits.

Is Direct Mail Dying or Dead? Hogwash! - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Is Direct Mail Really Headed for the Exit? - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Facebook and Nonprofits: Success Stories? ROI?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

I like Facebook. But I am a fan of my favorite nonprofits on Facebook. I have donated to nonprofits that I have seen on Facebook (on their website). I do like Facebook and I like nonprofits on Facebook. But I must confess that I sometimes think that Facebook is overrated as a communications and community-building tool. I created and manage the Nonprofit Organization Facebook Page.

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18 Ways to Beat Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm

John Haydon

This article gives you 18 ways to beat the Facebook News Feed algorithm with posting strategies, external channels, and Facebook Insights. How Reach is Created on Facebook. Facebook defines reach as the number of unique Facebook users who see your updates.

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Four Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Question Facebook’s Integrity, Longevity, and ROI (Return on Investment)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Some of the opinions I express below I have had for a while and speak to them in my webinars and trainings, but some are so recent that I am still in the stage of “Seriously Facebook? That said, people love Facebook. The vast of majority of nonprofits love Facebook too.

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Five Essential Apps for Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Page

Nonprofit Tech for Good

There are thousands of Apps in the Facebook App Directory that Nonprofit Admins could experiment with on your organization’s Facebook Page, but below I have highlighted my five favorite Apps to get you started: 1. The Static FMBL App is the most important App on Facebook for Nonprofit Admins to master. It will also allow you to create super, duper fancy Facebook Tabs, such as the “Get Involved!&# Create a Facebook Page.

Getting the Most out of Facebook for Your Nonprofit Organization

ASU Lodestar Center

Social media is a powerful marketing tool for businesses of all types, and it is especially useful for nonprofit organizations, which typically struggle more to reach a large audience on a tighter budget. By using Facebook, nonprofits can connect with other organizations and reach supporters.

112 Nonprofit Blog Posts, Articles, and Stories from 2013 You Can’t Miss.

Connection Cafe

And if the collection of resources and highlights below are any indication, a lot has happened in the nonprofit industry over the past 365 days. From #batkid to #GivingTuesday, the Next Generation of American Giving to Content Marketing for Nonprofits , storytelling to social fundraising, retention rates to relationship building, the roundup below covers it all (and everything in between). So what’s a nonprofit to do? Who shares your nonprofit pond?

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Sharing Your Story: How to Engage Donors with the Philanthropic Impact of Their Gift

Connection Cafe

This might include direct mail letters, email appeals, Giving Tuesday , telemarketing and more. Then, compile those pictures into a Facebook album with captions that help tell the story. If you’re looking for a little inspiration, check out UNICEF USA’s albums on Facebook.

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Five Tips for Online Fundraisers from a Direct Mail Dinosaur - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Five Tips for Online Fundraisers from a Direct Mail Dinosaur - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Making #GivingTuesday Count: New Mexico State University’s Story

Connection Cafe

Technology: As you can probably imagine, it’s important to ensure you have the right infrastructure to support donations, advanced segmentation, e-mailing those segments , tracking gifts and pulling reports to capture progress.

6 Ways To Make Your Nonprofit’s Holiday Campaign Successful

TechImpact

This is what many nonprofit fundraisers and donation campaigners are banking on. The weeks leading up to Giving Tuesday is a time to educate your donors about your nonprofit’s causes, mission, and programs. Image courtesy of DoJiggy. The holiday season is meant for giving.

Changing Channels: Easier on your TV than in Fundraising

Connection Cafe

With the rise of technology has come a proliferation of giving channels nonprofits can, and arguably should, utilize to fundraise. In days long past, the only channels an organization had to concern itself with were in-person and direct mail giving opportunities.

16 Twitter Tools for Nonprofits | The SocialPath

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The SocialPath The Vertex Systems Newsletter Skip to content Home ← Feb. But for those who are, or who are getting ready to start, here are a few useful tools for nonprofits that are either free or should have a free option.

Social Media Study Finds Most Nonprofits Have Presence on Facebook But Raising Little Money - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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How Sticky is Facebook? - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Why Nonprofits Need More Than Just a Responsive Website Design

NonProfit Hub

Mobile has become such a huge way for people to interact with the outside world – and that’s overall, not just regarding nonprofits. And more often than not, they both have their iPads on their laps – Facebook-ing, Sudoku-ing or just who-knows-what-ing.

The Five Things Corporate Sponsors Want From Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

Sean Horrigan is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub, and a marketing/PR consultant with a track record of helping clients grow and prosper through consistent media coverage, strategic social media campaigns, killer copy and better branding. _.

20 Resources for Your Year End Giving Campaign

Connection Cafe

It’s no secret that the end of the year presents a wealth of opportunity for nonprofit organizations. Using Nonprofit Data to Find Your Next Major Donor : Gain valuable insight about which donors are more likely to give by leveraging your nonprofit’s data.

11 Nonprofits That Excel at Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Large nonprofits usually have the expertise and resources necessary to launch and maintain successful online communications and fundraising campaigns. Their website, e-newsletter, and blog all include links to their social networks.

How to Create Enough Good Content

NTEN

As nonprofits have flocked to the e-newsletter as an inexpensive and timely way to communicate with stakeholders, the number of newsletter tips has also proliferated. While subject lines, “from” addresses, and your template design are all important, they aren’t the biggest challenge to putting out a quality newsletter. For many organizations, simply getting an e-newsletter out regularly, with enough content — let alone enough good content — is a win.

Five Online Fundraising Best Practices for Small NGOs in Developing Countries

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The experience has made me acutely aware that access to information about trends in nonprofit technology, online fundraising, and social media often does not reach small NGOs – especially those in rural areas. 2) Launch an e-newsletter. Many NGOs do send e-newsletters, but via BCC.

A GPS for Your Nonprofit?

Vertex Systems

The SocialPath The Vertex Systems Newsletter Skip to content Home ← Tax Credits for Businesses that Hire Those with Disabilities Feb. Unemployment Rate for People with Disabilities → A GPS for Your Nonprofit?

Nonprofit Communications: Are They Helping You Build Relationships?

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofit communication is a concept that is both difficult to define and implement. Regardless, as a nonprofiteer, you’ve probably heard many times that a nonprofit communication strategy is vital to your organization’s success. Nonprofit Communications as a Key to Success.

A Short, Recent History of Nonprofit Website Design and Online Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit website design and online fundraising have dramatically changed in recent years due to the rapid rise of social media and mobile communications. Much of a nonprofit’s website traffic came from search engines thus a large quantity of content was placed on the home page.

11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Initially a reluctant blogger, I launched Nonprofit Tech 2.0 That first month Nonprofit Tech 2.0 As of last month, Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Thanks to the Social Web, there is no shortage of possible topics for your nonprofit to blog about.

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How They Did It: LWB Wins Facebook Causes Giving Challenge - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!" How frequently did you e-mail your list?

Social Media for Social Good :: Your Nonprofit Tech Checklist

Nonprofit Tech for Good

At the end of the Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits is a nine-page “Nonprofit Tech Checklist” which I have copied and pasted below. That was my number one priority when writing the book… to create a comprehensive, useful social and mobile media how-to guide for nonprofits. Oh, and the book tour thus far has raised more than $14,000 for nonprofits. Purchase.org domain name for website and e-mail addresses. 1) Facebook.

10 Social Media Metrics for Nonprofit Organizations (and How To Track Them)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

“A survey of 200 charity and foundation professionals revealed that nonprofits are finding it difficult to determine how valuable social media tools are for their organizations. For those 79% of nonprofits out there, I have listed 10 social media metrics below that can be easily tracked and plotted on a Social Media Return on Investment (ROI) Spreadsheet ( Download ). Many small-to-medium sized nonprofits do not realize how little traffic their website is actually getting.

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The Long, Long Tail of Facebook Causes - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Purchase Power: Translating Buying Behaviors into Potential Donor Dollars

Byte Technology

For ages 55 and older, direct mail—in the form of ad flyers, brochures, pamphlets etc.—still So always keep an e-newsletter or weekly or monthly check-in a part of your communications strategy. • Therefore keep your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. Fundraising Nonprofit

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What is private? What is public?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology What is private? Rapleaf digs into the usual social networking sites (Facebook, MySpace, etc.),

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The Long, Long Tail of Facebook Causes - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Year-End Giving Prep: 21 FAQs Answered by Fundraising Experts

Connection Cafe

Recently, Brock Warner (Senior Manager, Fundraising at War Child) and I hosted a webinar regarding end of year fundraising for nonprofits —the things we need to stop doing and things we should be doing instead. When is the best time to send a direct mail newsletter?

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11 Donate Now Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits. These best practices serve as a foundation for your online fundraising campaigns, but much of your nonprofit’s success also depends upon the service you choose to process your online donations and the design and frequency of your e-newsletter. Pundits and bloggers in the nonprofit sector often lament the inability of social media to raise money for nonprofits.

111 Low-Cost or Free OnlineTools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free online resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. That said, to be alerted of new low-cost or free resources and tools available for nonprofits, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech for Good 2.0

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ERP Software for a Nonprofit – a Case Study

Vertex Systems

Our software provides modern electronic documentation capabilities to replace paper, eliminate errors, save time and save money for nonprofit agencies. Vertex Systems Poll Recent Articles 16 Twitter Tools for Nonprofits Feb.

More Nonprofit Spending on Overhead is Needed | The SocialPath

Vertex Systems

The SocialPath The Vertex Systems Newsletter Skip to content Home ← How Nonprofits Can Get More Donations Disability Employment Stats for December → More Nonprofit Spending on Overhead is Needed Posted on January 6, 2011 by vertex | 1 Comment ?

Nonprofit Crowd Funding Success Formula: Robust Planning, Networks, and Blessings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They provided them with materials to help them reach out to their networks, including sample status updates, tweets, newsletter blurbs, and blog posts. Because most of our donors give during our mailing, Giving Tuesday doesn’t really impact those donors one way the other.”

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85 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. That said, to be alerted of new low-cost or free resources and tools available for nonprofits, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 e-Newsletter.

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