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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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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.

If Our Donors Aren’t Listening, Are We Really Communicating?

Connection Cafe

With the relative ease and low-cost of online communication, many nonprofits have more messages directed at prospects and donors than ever before. Take your last newsletter (print or online), your latest Facebook posts, your direct mail or eAppeal, and even your receipt and thank you letter.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

2016's Nonprofit Trends: Communications, Fundraising, and Top Tech

Tech Soup Blog

Each year around the winter holidays, we take stock of the world of nonprofit technology over the last 12 months. We usually also like to compare how we did according to our annual nonprofit tech forecast. Find out more about nonprofit technology and the SDGs.

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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.

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.

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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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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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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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.

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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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.

Building Online Community Through Email Noodges

NTEN

Just look at Facebook. Facebook is the noodgiest site on the Internet. New Facebook users are barraged by emails alerting them to activities taking place in and around their profile. Welcome back to Facebook" (after signing on after a period of inactivity). But these email messages are key to Facebook's success. While they can be annoying in their frequency, they're part of the reason half of Facebook's 600 million users login daily.

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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Your Fundraising Decision Making Yardstick: Recruit-Retain-Reactivate

Connection Cafe

I don’t know about you, but I like to be the “fun” friend on Facebook. You have so many exciting adventures” are the words “Fun Pamela” strives for in response to my Facebook posts. They’re posting selfie videos from “the scene” showing how their nonprofit is doing great work.

70 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 resources and tools available for nonprofits, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 e-Newsletter.

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Nonprofit Technology News Celebrity Forecasts for 2014

Tech Soup Blog

We lead off with Amy Sample Ward who is the executive director of NTEN , the big membership organization of nonprofit technology professionals. She is the author of Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media , one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits.

60 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources 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 resources and tools available for nonprofits, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 e-Newsletter.

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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.

Five Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make in Their Online Fundraising Campaigns

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Last month I donated online to 25 of my 32 Favorite Nonprofits in celebration of reaching the benchmark of following 100,000 nonprofits, nonprofit staff, and nonprofit service providers on Twitter. Related Links: 11 Donate Now Best Practices for Nonprofits.

Three Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Diversify Their Brand Online

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In the weeks after Google+ launched I saw a number of blog posts and articles about how brands should drop Facebook and Twitter, and migrate their communities over to Google+. Nonprofits should diversify their brand online for a number of reasons, but below are three important ones to consider: 1) There’s no one-size-fits-all Internet anymore. Gen X is big on blogging, e-mail, and social networking. Donors over 40 appreciate a strong website and an e-newsletter.

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11 Website Design Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of the newly released book Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits. These best practices serve as a foundation for upgrading your website to be compatible with the Social Web and are then elaborated upon in the upcoming webinar How Nonprofits Can Successfully Utilize Online Fundraising and e-Newsletters. 11 Website Design Best Practices for Nonprofits. Subscribe to E-newsletter and Text Alert Functionality.

33 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. A social search tool that allows you to easily track mentions of your nonprofit on social networking sites, blogs, and websites.

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100 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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25 Ways to Increase Your Organization's Communication Capacity

NTEN

Come to our session at the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference to hear the rest! and hootsuite.com allow you to post to Twitter, Facebook and more at the same time. Make sure that photos posted to Flickr and videos on YouTube come up on your Facebook page. Press releases, newsletters, thank you letters, and case studies all have a predictable format. Tags: CRM E-mail Newsletter NPTech NTEN Planning Social Media Web Sites Tirza Hollenhorst, ifPeople.

Fourteen Ways to Improve Your Open Rate

NTEN

Recent tests from our 28,000-name newsletter list found that the folks we'd added within the prior month were up to 25% more likely to open the first message. We believe e-mail should come from a person, not an organization. Send out important news, a free offer, a cool conversation happening on your Facebook page. It may not cost much to send an e-mail, but it does add up over time. CRM Data E-mail nptech nten open rate Communications

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11 Mobile Website Design Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With 90% of your nonprofit’s supporters and donors now accessing the Internet on multiple devices every day , nonprofits really need to prioritize mobilizing their Web content. Link to your Facebook Page, Twitter Profile, YouTube Channel, Flickr Photostream, etc.

50 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. Many nonprofit professionals are overwhelmed by the all choices – and as the Mobile Web and related start-ups continue to grow, prepare to be mind-boggled by all the new technology options available to your nonprofit in coming years. That said, to be alerted of new resources for nonprofits, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 e-Newsletter.

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16 Twitter Tools for Nonprofits | The SocialPath

Vertex Systems

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.

Taking Major Gifts Online: Tactics for Going Digital

Connection Cafe

Years ago, I was hired to launch an nonprofit’s online communications and digital fundraising program, but there was a lot of resistance to incorporating major donors into the online program. I suggest that nonprofits set up a page on their website with content like: Profiles in giving.

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11 Group Text Messaging Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Contrary to its title, the last four chapters of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits are dedicated to mobile technology and mobile fundraising. 11 Group Text Messaging Best Practices for Nonprofits. and your “Thank You” landing pages and e-mails.

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33 Must-Read Updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits was released in August 2011 and despite the rapid change occurring on the Social and Mobile Web, 90% of the content still rings true. below are 33 of must-read updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits.