Facebook Tests Giving Platform - TheNonProfitTimes

AFP Blog

Facebook Tests Giving Platform - TheNonProfitTimes : Facebook Tests Giving Platform - 01/24/2013 Facebook rolled out an experimental giving platform that allows users to donate $25 to any of a dozen charities. The social networking platform might expand the program later in 2013. For many people on Facebook, it might be the first time they’re considering a contribution or have discovered the work of a nonprofit.

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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 Facebook Ad Platform November 13, 2007 It always takes me a bit to digest new Web 2.0 news, so I’m just now blogging about last week’s news that Facebook launched a new ad platform. The platform contains two parts, which I’ll talk about individually. The first part of the package is Facebook Fan Pages.


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10 Facebook Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

billion monthly active users , Facebook is the largest social network in the world. Without a doubt, your nonprofit’s donors and supporters use Facebook on a regular basis and thus Facebook should be your first priority in your social media strategy. Facebook Messenger has 1.3

Success By Design: Choosing the Right E-Commerce Platform

Byte Technology

Two of the biggest and most well-known e-commerce platforms—Shopify and WooCommerce—have taken market share as of late and really dominated the market in website design for profit-driven businesses. WooCommerce, on the other hand, is a plugin from the wildly popular WordPress platform that offers only five free themes, but there are some 50 that can be purchased for between $80 and $100 depending on what sorts of options you’re seeking.

LOUDER, a collaborative campaigning platform

Amy Sample Ward

And that’s the leading tag for a new campaigning platform called Louder. The platform just hit open beta today, so create an account and start playing (hey, it’s Friday, right?). Why I like Louder: I’ve been playing around with the new platform a bit and am quite excited about it. You can visit their roadmap to see what’s in the pipeline of development and share your ideas about what you’d like the platform to do for you.

5 Ways to Gain The Upper Hand in Facebook’s Newsfeed

Connection Cafe

If you work in marketing or communications, you know about the Facebook Newsfeed and it’s impact on organic reach. Facebook can’t exist without its users. Facebook recently announced a test in Sri Lanka, Bolivia, Slovakia, Serbia, Guatemala, and Cambodia. Facebook says they have no current plans to test this feature in other countries. Facebook is about people, not brands. Facebook is a platform built on driving personal connections.

Causes.com Platform Sold And To Be Shutdown | The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

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Causes.com Platform Sold And To Be Shutdown | The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times : Causes.com, the Facebook inspired campaign platform for advocacy and fundraising, will soon be no more. Brigade Media has acquired a controlling stake in Philotic, Inc., the company that owns the Causes. The creation of Brigade, a new effort by Silicon Valley wunderkind Sean Parker, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and others, was announced earlier this year with a $9.5

Reaping the Benefit of Open Platforms

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 Reaping the Benefit of Open Platforms September 6, 2007 One of the cool things about free and open source software is that often (not always, but often) they provide an open platform for add-ons. It’s brill — it gets rid of all the ads on Facebook.

Platforms break open!

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 Platforms break open! They’ve got this great Facebook application – basically a template that allows an organization to create their own Facebook app. You’re going to get a much more vibrant developer community involved in developing new stuff for your platforms if you eliminate hurdles.

Amplify Your Voice with Facebook Ads

Connection Cafe

Nonprofits have a significant advantage on Facebook. I am not just talking about the fact that Facebook has teamed up with Blackbaud integration partner ActionSprout to give away $2M in Facebook ad credits. The nonprofit advantage comes from the fact that content that people engage with on Facebook (like, share, comment on, etc.) To be more precise, content that Facebook users want to be seen engaging with does far better on the social network.

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10 tips for picking your social networking platform

Connection Cafe

In the past year an onslaught of social networking platforms have emerged targeting the association and nonprofit market, leading many associations to wonder which is best for them. If you intend to have any kind of “members only” content on your website, you’ll want to look at how well a platform can handle permissions and groups. Make sure to have your vendor demonstrate the platform’s integration capabilities, because not all platforms behave the same way.

Leveraging Facebook to the Fullest

NonProfit Hub

Why Facebook is Important to Nonprofits. If you’re a marketer, then you know the impact that Facebook has globally. The platform provides a vast space for organizations of all sizes to reach people all over the world. billion active daily users worldwide- that’s 66% of its monthly users- making Facebook the third most-visited site in the world. Americans alone spend 58 minutes a day scrolling through Facebook. It starts with the Facebook Pixel.

7 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Crowdfunding Platform

NonProfit Hub

Choosing the perfect crowdfunding platform is a lot like buying a new car. Before you begin your crowdfunding journey, here are seven questions to ask yourself to help you choose the perfect platform for your needs. What is the platform’s history? A good way to learn more about the reputation of a crowdfunding platform is to review their annual report. You can also look for their rating with the Better Business Bureau or Guidestar if the platform is a nonprofit.

6 Ways Content Marketing Platforms Can Net Your Nonprofit Volunteers


When weighing their options, volunteers are looking at a nonprofit’s website, seeing whether or not they have a blog, an active Twitter feed, or how many followers on Facebook they have. This positive online persona can be achieved through an intelligent content marketing platform that incorporates your nonprofit’s website, blog, and social media feeds into one coherent strategy. Image courtesy of The Cause Project.

What We Learned About Digital Engagement from the 2019 M+R Benchmarks Report


Facebook has finally begun to make an impact on nonprofit revenue, particularly through Facebook Fundraisers. Beyond digital advocacy, traditional organizing and mobilization also benefited, with peer-to-peer text messaging platforms becoming standard parts of electoral and advocacy campaigns Every year, nonprofit consultants M+R release their annual Benchmarks report , which provides an overview of digital trends in the sector.

Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction


Utilize a sophisticated online advocacy platform. The platform features tools like click-to-call advocacy, email message delivery, and social advocacy , empowering nonprofit supporters to take action on issues they care about. #5. EveryAction takes any supporter record that has an email address and automatically matches it to nearly 100 different social networks - including Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn. #13. Use a powerful Facebook Ads integration.

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.

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns


Below] is one of the videos we posted to Facebook and Instagram talking about some of our rescued animal residents. The majority of our new fundraising came from Facebook and Instagram and we also increased engagement on those social media platforms.”. With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals.

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6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever

Beth Kanter

6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever – Guest Post by Joe Waters. Eager to make my point, I polled my fellow Gen-Xers on which fundraising platforms have had the most disruptive impact on charitable giving since 2000. Here are the top six platforms, and two more that will continue the disruption of charitable giving. Disruptor: Facebook. Not convinced that Facebook has been a disruptor?

Launch Your Online Store or Sell Through Platforms?

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Your plan is to sell on the internet but you can’t decide where to start – To launch your own Ecommerce site, or simply sell through one of the existing Ecommerce platforms. Some of the platforms are China’s Aliexpress, Lightinthebox, or Dinodirect. Sell on other platforms. Craigslist, or Etsy are platforms that you can sign up. The platforms already have their own loyal customers when you first start, which is unlike your own online store.

4 Ways to Use Facebook to Engage Millennials in Your Cause

Connection Cafe

When looking for the best platform with multi-level engagement, I find that Facebook still has the advantage over other social platforms. Here are some observations from one Gen Why-er on how to strengthen Millennial volunteer engagement and funding through Facebook: Have an active presence. Try sharing content like photos of your mission in action, stories from volunteer, updates on how funds are being used, or Facebook LIVE videos from an event.

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Powerful, Targeted Facebook Ad Integration Now Available on EveryAction


Businesses and organizations are increasingly finding new ways to engage supporters on Facebook, and one key way is through the use of targeted advertising through Facebook Ads Manager. For nonprofits, Facebook Ads are a precise, cost-effective way to raise more money, sign up more supporters, and communicate a message to a specific audience. The plan can be exported as a tab-delimited text file, or can be pushed directly to Facebook. Facebook Integrations

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


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. By comparison only 70% of small businesses use Facebook as part of their online strategy. of non-profits were able to raise over 10k through Facebook in 2010.

Facebook Follies

NCE Social Media

Yesterday I stumbled across a group page on Facebook for my agency’s camping and recreation program. By creating a group on a social media platform like Facebook, they have demonstrated that they have a strong link to our agency that continues even after they are no longer a summer counselor. What are your agencies’ experiences with allowing others on social media platforms to create pages, blog posts, etc.

Our EveryAction Hero: Rock the Vote


How do your campaigns work to mobilize people at the individual level whether it’s sharing something on Facebook or hosting a voter registration drive? Can you talk a little bit about your Online Voter Registration platforms, widgets, and API work. The online voter registration platform is freely available and a lot of partners in the nonprofit space use it for civic engagement. Rock the Vote has been mobilizing the youth vote for almost 30 years.

Facebook: Is it Worth your Nonprofit’s Time?


How much time should your nonprofit spend engaging with their “fans” on Facebook? Idealware who surveyed over 500 nonprofit staff members about their Facebook usage and goals may have answers to some of the questions organizations have been seeking. Their recent report provides great insight into how nonprofits are benefitting (or not) from Facebook. Like other studies have noted, social networks like Facebook are not raising much money. Hours a Week on Facebook.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising


Your donor management platform should be able to show you the “journey” that Oscar took before his last donation. Once you’ve gotten the 411 from your prospecting efforts, your donor management platform should be able to help you use that information more strategically. Determine which platforms these conversations are happening on, research relevant hashtags or groups, and check out popular Google searches related to your mission.

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Facebook Ad Strategy for Non-Profits & Charities: 9 Things to Understand and Test

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Facebook Ads are the channel that Digital Charity Lab gets asked for the most help with, by quite a distance. There’s an understanding among non-profits that Facebook Ads offer something very powerful, but there is a large gap in the understanding needed to run truly strategic campaigns. . It’s very easy to go into Facebook and quickly set up an ad campaign, but difficult to develop a winning strategy if you don’t know what you’re doing. . Facebook Guest Post Social Media

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In Facebook We Trust. Why?


As baffling and rage/fear/frustration-inducing as the 24/7 political news cycle is, another–admittedly, much lower key– narrative has been snagging my attention lately: Facebook. If you read this blog or know me, I know “lately” is a laughingly inadequate descriptor of the time period during which I’ve been obsessed with the topic of Facebook. Which is, of course, Facebook’s right and obligation to shareholders. On Facebook. .

Facebook Subscriptions: 8 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Pay Attention


So, how does Facebook fit into all of this? Facebook is a communications platform with close to a billion users. With the release of their new “ Subscriptions &# feature, Facebook has made it even more compelling to use the platform as a way to communicate, connect, engage and impact people. Your Special Event Director /Manager can hype your next event to the Facebook world. How do you see Facebook subscriptions working for your organization?

Everything You Need to Know About the New Facebook Nonprofit Tool


Hopefully you've heard the great news:along with improvements to the recently introduced "Donate" button , Facebook announced a new fundraising feature to help nonprofits collect donations right on its platform. fundraising social media

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


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. — We already know that Facebook is crushing it and that schools have an incredible opportunity to use the platform to deepen relationships with families, students and alumni. But is your school (or nonprofit) getting the most out of the platform? Are you using Facebook to it’s full potential?

Facebook Shares Best Tips for Non-Profits

AFP Blog

Facebook Shares Best Tips for Non-Profits : Facebook's strategic partnerships manager Libby Leffler works to ensure non-profits and causes on Facebook understand how to use the platform to best reach their communities and make the strongest impact

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Facebook Live For Nonprofits: How Live Streaming Helped One Org Raise Almost $100K

Connection Cafe

There’s a lot of talk about the ways nonprofits can use Facebook to raise money — live streaming fundraising events, breaking news, impact stories, and more, directly from their Facebook Page. Facebook’s live streaming platform is empowering nonprofits to quickly engage supporters around the causes that matter most to them. How Facebook live helped keep their audience engaged (and raise $100K). We decided to break the news ourselves via Facebook.

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[FREE WEBINAR] How to Double Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Whether it’s birthday fundraising, the donate button, DIY and events, crowd-funding or Instagram – Facebook Giving Tools are not just the next generation fundraising platform – for many new and small charities, they are now the main source of individual giving. You will learn: • What’s working right now with Facebook Fundraising. • How to build a Facebook fundraising messaging strategy that engages fundraisers and captures their data. Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Are Crowd Funding Platforms the New Patrons of Independent Media?

Beth Kanter

And, this month, Sam is raising money to support a new documentary called Wisconsin Rising on the kickstarter platform. Social media has provided a unique platform for independent producers to get their stories out and to raise money for their work. I have a blog , a website , a twitter account , a facebook page, a reddit account and we recently launched a Kickstarter campaign. Wisconsin Rising trailer and Kickstarter Campaign from samayfield on Vimeo.

Which Crowdfunding Platform Is Best for Your Organization?

Tech Soup Blog

What platform you choose really depends on the size of your nonprofit and what sort of campaign you plan to run. The Scoop: Perhaps one of the most buzzed about crowdfunding platforms, Kickstarter is a way to fund projects. What's at Cost: This is an all-or-nothing platform , meaning that if you don't meet your set goal for funds, you don't get to keep any of the donations. as a platform fee.

6 Ways to Raise More with Facebook Fundraisers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Facebook Fundraisers are a relatively new fundraising tool, but they’re already driving a major boost in revenue for some nonprofit organizations. Additionally, Facebook has made both creating and donating to Fundraisers a highly streamlined process. The M+R report highlights that November is the biggest month for Facebook Fundraisers, accounting for nearly a quarter of yearly revenue in 2018, so there’s no better time than right now to evaluate and refine your plan.

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'Facebook is the most important tool for successful crowdfunding'

AFP Blog

Facebook is the most important tool for successful crowdfunding' : "Crowdfunding is most successful if charities promote campaigns heavily through Facebook and other social media, try to raise small amounts, and go public with money already committed, an audience of fundraisers heard last week. Eleanor Harrison, chief executive of GlobalGiving, a charity crowdfunding platform, said that use of Facebook was the single most important tool for success in crowdfunding." 'via

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How to Run Facebook Fundraising Ads: 5 Simple Steps

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Digital fundraising professionals face a significant new challenge when it comes to fundraising on Facebook. How do you get your appeals in front of your Facebook audience despite the significant decline in organic reach and the resulting reduction in engagement caused by changes to the News Feed algorithm? The short answer is, more than ever before, you have to embrace the pay-to-play nature of the platform. Guest Post Social Media Facebook

Facebook Ramps Up Reach for “Donate” Buttons and Fundraisers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s not official, but it’s obvious that Facebook is ramping up promotion of its native “Donate” buttons and Fundraisers in its News Feed. Even before Facebook helped raise $10 million dollars for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy for Hurricane Harvey relief, Facebook “Donate” buttons and fundraisers created by Facebook users were popping up in the feed with increased frequency. Social Media Facebook Fundraising

Our EveryAction Hero: Texas Watch


What we try to do is once we capture those people whether that be from liking our Facebook page, clicking on an email, or making a donation, we then communicate some of the complex issues we work on and make it actionable. Whether that be through our podcast or Facebook or Instagram or Twitter or Youtube. People are more inclined to watch a small video than read through a lengthy text based email so we've been shifting towards digital video platforms to engage our supporters.

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Industry Buzz: 4 reasons why rasa.io is the up and coming community platform


Startups and tech vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms – SocialFish readers love to read about new tools and apps! ———– If you’re actively planning (or dreaming) how an engagement platform could breathe new life into your nonprofit or association, there are a daunting amount of options to choose from.