Who Really Sees You on Facebook?

Connection Cafe

Are you a small nonprofit trying to make the most of social media? If you’re responsible for your nonprofit’s social media, you probably know about how many Facebook fans you have. Now the big question: How does your nonprofit increase your earned reach average?

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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.

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24 Nonprofit Resources for your Mid-Year Check In: A Smart Fundraiser’s Summer Reading Checklist

Connection Cafe

I hope these resources fill you with inspiration and gusto to go out and create your own amazing content! Blackbaud Index : The Blackbaud Index provides great fundraising ideas and resources that bring you the most up-to-date information on charitable giving today.

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4 Ways to Use Facebook to Engage Millennials in Your Cause

Connection Cafe

Every day, Millennials like me are turning to social media on their mobile devices, tablets, and desktops for information on the latest tools, news, resources, gadgets and opportunities to make our lives easier and better. Still wondering whether Facebook is right for your nonprofit?

39 Questions Your Nonprofit Can Answer with Facebook Insights

NetWits

This is a guest post by the one and only Nonprofit Facebook Guy – John Haydon (also a good buddy of mine). How active are Facebook users with our Page? How many Facebook users (fans and non-fans interacted with my Page this month? Subscribe to the RSS feed ›.

A Simple 6 Step Plan for Creating a Facebook Page that Works

NetWits

In my last session as part of the Schools out for Summer Series I took a deep dive into how Schools can get the most out of Facebook. But is your school (or nonprofit) getting the most out of the platform? Are you using Facebook to it’s full potential?

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HOW TO: Add a “Donate Now” Button to Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Page

Nonprofit Tech for Good

billion active users become accustomed to using the button and are not detoured by the “ Not endorsed by or affiliated with Facebook” pop-up , then the new button could be helpful in your online fundraising campaigns. billion of Facebook’s active users are mobile.

Are Nonprofits Now “Stuck” With Facebook?

Connection Cafe

Perhaps you saw last month’s news that Facebook posts are now reaching just 6% of fans ? An Ogilvy & Mather analysis of 100+ brand pages found the organic reach of Facebook posts has declined 49% since October. Facebook admitted an impending drop-off in organic reach last December. Michael Lazerow wrote Facebook is simply following the path of similar digital advertising breakthroughs. How Declining Facebook Reach Affects Nonprofits.

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4 Resources to Transform Your Nonprofit’s Marketing Strategy

NonProfit Hub

If you’re one of those nonprofits, you’re likely on a tight budget so you can use the most funds possible to achieve your organization’s goals. Keep reading to learn about four kinds of templates that can totally change your nonprofits’ marketing strategy. There are templates for specific social media sites — such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest — as well as a general template. Featured Nonprofit MarketingThere are more than 1.5

A Few Really Useful and FREE Social Media Tips Sheets and Resources

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Top Nonprofit Posting Guide: Back in 2012, I discovered Craig Van Korlaar’s Top Nonprofits Social Media Guide. Infographic Template for Nonprofit Annual Report: Just in time!

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

22 Must-Circle Nonprofit Bloggers and Resources on Google+

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Google+ is a bit more complicated than Facebook or Twitter, but already a significant source of traffic to this blog, and like most communities that get a lot of initial buzz, the growth rate of new followers is exponentially much faster during the early adoption phase. Google for Nonprofits.

How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But what if you don’t have the resources to hire a graphic designer and need to do it in-house? Nonprofit Techie Ash Shepherd to the rescue! How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer by Guest Post Ash Shepherd.

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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

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. This resources is always good for a laugh.

22 Ways to Stay Connected with Your Schools Alumni on Facebook

NetWits

Our focus was Facebook. With over 900 Million users Facebook is the top social media site on the planet. It’s the place to be for most nonprofits. That said, simply creating a Facebook page will not cut it. Here’s a few tips on how to increase your Facebook EdgeRank.

Google+ Resources for Nonprofits

SocialFish

The presentation also focused on features of Google Plus that nonprofit organizations are leveraging successfully, and examples from those organizations. G+for Nonprofits, Social Fish Think Tank Series from Shelly Kramer. All the Google + Links - GREAT list of resources about G+. Google Plus Best Practices for Nonprofits. How should content be different in Google+ than Facebook?

#FacebookAdGrants: What Nonprofits Need More Than a Facebook Donate Button

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Over the years, I’ve attended events where a representatives from Facebook shared with nonprofits how to use the platform more effectively. ” The answer is always something along the lines of “We are giving the platform to nonprofits to use for free.”

Two Opportunities for Nonprofits to Power their #GivingTuesday Campaigns — Facebook Ad Credits & #MyGivingStory

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But despite jet lag and an over flowing email in box, I wanted to write up two opportunities for nonprofits that could help them power up their year end and Giving Tuesday Campaigns. When used effectively, ads can have a remarkable impact on nonprofits of any size.

Nine Nonprofits Offering Timeline Covers for Their Facebook Fans

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The new Facebook Timeline design is now available for upgrade to all Facebook users. Whatever your personal feelings are about Facebook Timeline, nonprofits would be wise prepare for it’s launch site wide including a likely timeline design for Facebook Pages.

What Does Facebook’s New Timeline Apps Mean for Nonprofits?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Remember last September when Facebook announced all those changes to individual profiles, including the timeline? One of the changes was that your friends and fans can do more than “Like” or “Comment” on Facebook. with their Facebook friends.

The Future of Nonprofit Engagement Strategies

Connection Cafe

While corporate marketers have had the edge in the past, this is an opportunity for you, one where the trends actually favor the meaningful and motivational stories on which nonprofits run. Or your network on Facebook. Video, in fact, is the only thing working for brands on Facebook.

Six Things Nonprofits Should Know About Facebook Ads

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note From Beth: Here’s some quick tips on using Facebook Ads. What if you’ve done everything to build a strong Facebook community, consistently post quality content and do your very best to engage with users, but you (or, in some cases, your CEO) still want more?

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Infographic: Facebook Posting Tips

Frogloop

Does your nonprofit struggle with figuring out what percentage of your Facebook content should be promotional VS sharing other content from news or blog sites? What Facebook content tips have worked best for your nonprofit?

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How to Improve Your Facebook Page SEO

SocialFish

Facebook’s new Graph Search is very different from Google search. With Graph Search, you can combine keyword searches with friends who’ve shared content on Facebook related to that search. Eight Steps to Optimizing Your Nonprofit Facebook Page for Graph Search.

The Best Online Safety Resources for YOUR Organization

Tech Soup Blog

Luckily, there are some great Internet safety resources that are specific for healthcare organizations , libraries , seniors , kids , and small offices (like the ones that most nonprofits have). It has a great no-nonsense resource section for online bullying.

Nonprofit Crowdfunding: 5 Pro-Tips

Connection Cafe

And if you’re a nonprofit, there’s a lot to think about when you’re about to launch a crowdfunding campaign. Make the most out of your crowdfunding by using available resources and advice. It takes most nonprofits about two weeks to research and prepare for their campaigns.

What Associations Need to Know About Facebook’s API Changes

SocialFish

Ah, Facebook–that social network I love to hate , even though my career kind of depends on using it. Until yesterday, when you shared a link on Facebook via a page, you had the ability to customize the title, link description and image for that link. But associations and nonprofits?

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Facebook Publishes Guide for Nonprofits and Causes

Tech Soup Blog

Facebook has recently produced a guide to help nonprofits build their organization's presence on the world's top social media platform. Here are some highlights with a few extra resources. Take Advantage of Facebook's Key Features.

19 Nonprofit Facebook Page Status Ideas You Can Steal

John Haydon

If you’re like most busy nonprofit professionals, you make your best effort to have an organized content strategy on Facebook. But there are still times when you get buried with other projects and simply have no idea what to post on your Facebook Page.

Eight Steps to Prepare Your Facebook Page for Graph Search

John Haydon

Facebook’s new Graph Search is very different from Google search. With Graph Search, you combine keyword searches with friends who’ve shared content on Facebook related to that search. Eight Steps to Optimizing Your Nonprofit Facebook Page for Graph Search.

3 Hidden Resources for Your #GivingTuesday Campaign

SocialFish

or “There are three people on my nonprofit staff and we’re all really busy!”. But we also know first-hand the power of the nonprofit community , and it’s easy to see that collaboration and partnership are at the very heart of the #GivingTuesday movement.

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An Interview With Facebook’s Libby Leffler: Facebook and Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity have lunch with Libby Leffler who works on strategic partnerships at Facebook with nonprofits. I sat down for an interview to learn more about her work at Facebook and tips for nonprofits. What is your current job at Facebook?

Four Resources to Help Get You Get a Handle on Social Media

Byte Technology

How much of your staff’s valuable time to you devote to managing all your accounts, from Facebook to Twitter to LinkedIn and all the rest? Post Planner helps you to seek out articles by listing relevant results based on their success on Facebook. Nonprofit Social Media

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Facebook Brand Pages: How To Be Ready

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

“ If Facebook does decide to flip a switch faster than expected and your nonprofit isn’t the first, will that spell disaster instead of success? Fast implementation is less important than being effective and strategic – so stay calm. Source: Mari Smith.

Four Resources Nonprofits Should Check Out

Frogloop

While I have close to two decades of experience in the nonprofit field and love to share my experiences and data, I’m lucky to be surrounded by such smart nptech folks who share their knowledge with me. Check out some of my favorite resources in the nonprofit space. They also provide great case studies that are applicable to other nonprofits. Check out their latest reports on the 2103 Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits.

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22 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. This resources is always good for a laugh.

How Networked Nonprofit Use Facebook SMARTly

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook Smart.ly. My Facebook page is a focus group or channel for research. This post summarizes the knowledge shared by many nonprofit folks on how to use Facebook effectively. 1: Create a Facebook culture inside your organization.

Book Review: Measuring the Networked Nonprofit

Amy Sample Ward

I recently got my copy of Measuring the Networked Nonprofit by Beth Kanter and Katie Delahaye Paine. One that really speaks to me is the point that “measurement helps nonprofits understand and improve their social networks.”

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For more than a decade the blogosphere has touted the power and promise of social media (this blog included) , but there is also a downside to using social media for your nonprofit. Nonprofits have spent years promoting Facebook and get rewarded with a 2% organic reach.