Twitter Makes Profile Updates

Connection Cafe

For those of you who haven’t yet heard, your Twitter profile page just got a facelift, and many think that Twitter seems to have “borrowed” (to put it nicely) elements from other rival social networks to revamp its look. For example, the cover photo for your campaign that you use in Facebook can also be used in Twitter (and vice versa). Twitter has already started pushing out this profile update, but if you have not yet received the update and would like to, visit the link here.

7 Tips For Building Nonprofit Supporter Profiles

TechImpact

Collect profile information with technology resources. Populating a profile with information from a web-based donation form, supporter survey, mobile app, Facebook’s open graph, and text message subscriptions or donations can help you build unique profiles and really understand your audience. Are your donor profiles increasing the number of returning visitors? Image courtesy of iwillradio.tv.online.

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New and improved Facebook Profiles – a screen shot tour

John Haydon

will introduce Facebook’s new and improved profile for it’s 600+ million users. What you do for work, where you went to school, where you grew up, recent photos you were tagged in – all these are now located at the very top of your profile, where the tabs used to be. Everything else that use to be in the “Info&# tab is also listed by section on your profile’s home page: Philosophy. Will Official Pages look like the new Profiles?

Three Reasons Why Creating A Facebook Profile For Your Nonprofit Is A Total Fail

John Haydon

I’ve been chatting with Will Coley lately about nonprofits who violate Facebook’s TOS (sometimes knowingly) by using a Profile to market their cause, rather than a Page. Using a Facebook Profile to market your nonprofit on Facebook is not smart , for at least three reasons: 1. Facebook gives marketers a powerful tool called Insights that allows you to see – on a post level – how your fans engage with your content.

NEWS: Facebook Launching Verified Profiles and Pages

John Haydon

Facebook is rolling out verified Pages and Profiles for desktop and mobile. The goal is to “increase authentic engagement on Facebook, specifically with celebrities, journalists, government officials, and popular brands and businesses” Like verification badges on Twitter, a checkmark will appear in a number of places: Next to the name of a Page. Facebook will automatically verify Pages that have the highest risk of duplication.

How to convert your Facebook Profile into a Facebook Page

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How to Back Up Your Facebook Profile Data from Emily Garman on Vimeo. Many nonprofits have set up individual profiles instead of pages by accident. Many have been reluctant to change because they did not want to build up their friends list again. Now they don’t have to, Facebook has a feature that will automatically convert an individual profile into a Fan Page. How to Back Up Your Facebook Profile Data from Emily Garman on Vimeo.

The New Facebook Profile Page: Even More About You | Fast Company

AFP Blog

The New Facebook Profile Page: Even More About You | Fast Company

Twitter will soon have enhanced brand profiles for nonprofits

John Haydon

Yesterday, Twitter announced that they will offer enhanced profile pages to “increase your brand’s Twitter presence by prominently featuring your most important content and visually branding your page” Like Facebook Pages and Google Plus Business Profiles, Twitter Brand Pages profile are public. Free Promoted Tweets: Twitter is allowing brands with enhanced profiles the ability to promote a Tweet to the top of their page’s timeline – for free.

5 Simple Tips for a More Impressive Twitter Profile

John Haydon

Is your Twitter profile follow-worthy? Your Twitter profile very is different from many other social profiles. On Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networks, you have lots of space for your bio, links, and other elements. The post 5 Simple Tips for a More Impressive Twitter Profile appeared first on John Haydon. Or are you unknowingly turning people away, leaving them confused or unimpressed?

The difference between Google Plus Business Pages and Profiles

John Haydon

In the previous post, I shared a few ideas to help you understand how your organization’s Business Page and your staff’s Profiles can work together. It might be helpful at this point if we back up a bit and explain the difference between Google Plus Pages and Profiles. The difference between Google Plus Pages and Profiles. Google Plus Profiles and Business Pages have similar differences that Facebook Profiles and Pages have.

Should Nonprofits Focus on Email or Facebook?

Connection Cafe

A question I have often heard: should nonprofits focus on email or Facebook? An email sent to 100,000 people can easily spark tens or hundreds of times more messages to Congress than the same appeal sent via a Facebook page with 100,000 followers. . Facebook Strengths: . Though email is now a mobile medium as well, Facebook and mobile phones have long gone hand in hand (hah!). . Why do I count Facebook boosting/content promotion as a strength?

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Four Creative Uses of Facebook Profile Pics by Nonprofits on Facebook Pages

Nonprofit Tech for Good

First impressions are very important online, and the four nonprofits listed below have gone out of their way to make a strong one upon potential new Facebook Fans. Beyond the obvious graphic design work, what’s exceptionally clever is that they have created long vertical profile pics that when cropped in Status Updates produce a solid, square avatar that’s seen by their Fans in their News Feeds. Facebook

Profiling Like a Pro: Understanding the Demographics of Your Instagram Audience

Byte Technology

Analytical tools have changed the way we digest important information on everything from website effectiveness to Facebook engagement to Twitter insights. And now, popular social media site Instagram is the latest to get a truly valuable profiling tool, a new service that gives users vital data on their audience breakdown and allows them to leverage those metrics to make the most of their social media efforts.

What is your Facebook Profile Photo Style?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

LinkedIn is designed for specifically for business professional networking, while Facebook is a bit more casual. Yet, I do professional networking on Facebook and I'm noticing a number of colleagues are too. On Facebook, you need to set up an individual profile and if your organization has a presence on Facebook, no doubt you will be representing your organization. (Yes, It's called " The 30 Standard Facebook Profile Photos."

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. That said, I do not cover personal LinkedIn Profiles in my upcoming webinar How Nonprofits Can Successfully Use Twitter and LinkedIn , but LinkedIn Groups and Company Pages are covered in detail in both the webinar and in the book. Fill Out Your Profile to “100 Percent Completeness”.

Facebook's New Public Profile Pages: Good News for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

Facebook's announcement of Public Profile Pages means nonprofits will be able to "share all types of content with an unlimited number of users" and Facebook users will be able to comment on their posted content. It's a giant step forward for nonprofit outreach on Facebook.( Tags: publicity Facebook Social networking Non-profit technology Non-profit Communications Web 2.0

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

EveryAction

Use social networks like Facebook and Twitter to reach out to a broader base of potential volunteers. Consider profiling them on your social media pages, hosting an appreciation event, or writing regular thank you notes. If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate. You are eager to be as effective as possible, but you can’t do it all by yourself. A thriving volunteer program can help maximize your organization’s impact.

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

EveryAction

EveryAction stores over 89 million "Action Profiles" of donors and supporters, which means that a significant number of EveryAction forms come pre-filled. 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.

From Promoted Pins to Social Profiles on Google: What’s New in Social Media

SocialFish

Facebook Calls-to-Action. Facebook is getting chummy with the old standby by introducing a call to action button for business pages. Page admins can choose from 7 standard call-to-action buttons to “bring a business’s most important objective to the forefront of its Facebook presence” by linking to “any destination on or off Facebook that aligns with a business’s goals,” according to the post on Facebook for Business. Social Profiles on Google.

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Sold Activists’ Data That Turned Into Racial Profiling

Frogloop

How many social networks does your nonprofit have a presence on? Have you ever read their Terms of Service (TOS) before your nonprofit registered its account? And if you did read the TOS, did you understand the legal jargon and how each network uses your data and your constituents’ data? Probably not. At the same time, your nonprofit is getting some engagement on social media and might even be raising a bit of money, so do you really need to be worried about what’s in these social networks’ TOS?

A Wiki for Your Facebook Profile?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I just installed a wiki application on my Facebook profile called Wikimono. What I'd like to see is a Facebook app for wikispaces so I can integrate my workshop wikis. I'm sure more will follow or they may already be there. Anyway, I'm using the wiki to collect and organize research on social media metrics for a workshop next week. Know any good resources

Everything You Need To Know About Facebook’s Epic Upgrade To Pages

John Haydon

Yesterday Facebook launched a completely new version of Pages , to help you “manage communication, express yourself, and increase engagement&#. There are three significant changes to Facebook Pages (in addition to several minor changes): Login as Page or Profile – You can now toggle between being logged in as a Profile or logged in as a Page. New layout mirrors Profiles - Pages now have the same layout as Profiles.

LinkedIn Launches Volunteer and Causes Profiles

Frogloop

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. LinkedIn says that these new profile features focused on nonprofits will benefit organizations in three ways. Once they add their volunteer experiences, their network is notified and it becomes a permanent part of their profile.

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. Having an active profile shows that you’re paying attention, ready to engage, and creating content that provides value to your audience.

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Facebook Subscriptions: 8 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Pay Attention

NetWits

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?

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

EveryAction

Word to the wise: Facebook and Google offer nonprofits free ad grants and this list of engagers is prime for retargeting if you’re interesting in taking advantage of those opportunities. You can put this information to work now by creating donor personas for your organization with this Nonprofit Donor Persona Template, which includes nine customizable template pages with full profiles and a sample to get you started.

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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. That said, I do not cover personal LinkedIn Profiles in my upcoming webinar How Nonprofits Can Successfully Use Twitter and LinkedIn , but LinkedIn Groups and Company Pages are covered in detail in both the webinar and in the book. Fill Out Your Profile to “100 Percent Completeness”.

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. — 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. Are you using Facebook to it’s full potential? Your Facebook cover photo is prime real estate. Set up A few Apps (the Facebook Call-to-Action).

Facebook | Coming Soon: Facebook Usernames

AFP Blog

Facebook | Coming Soon: Facebook Usernames: "From the beginning of Facebook, people have used their real names to share and connect with the people they know. This authenticity helps to create a trusted environment because you know the identity of the people and things on Facebook. The one place, though, where your identity wasn't reflected was in the Web address for your profile or the Facebook

Everything You Need to Know About Posting as a Brand and Posting as a Person on Facebook

John Haydon

Facebook allows you to do certain things when logged in as a Person (Profile) and as a Brand (Page). When you first log into Facebook your automatically logged in as your Profile (you, a person). Once you have checked Posting Preferences on your Page, you can take the following actions even if you’re logged into Facebook as a Profile: Publish updates on the Page as a Page. Share updates from other Pages on your Profile or Page.

Did Facebook Just Change the Game for P2P Fundraising (Again)?

Connection Cafe

And then in 2006, Facebook happened. For the first time in more than three decades, the growth of Facebook and other social tools made it possible to significantly widen the network for organizations who engaged in P2P fundraising. The dawn of Facebook gave rise to pleasantly surprised participants who received donations from an old college buddy they lost touch with, someone they just met last week, or a friend-of-a-friend they barely knew.

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Even Your Dog Can Have A Profile on Facebook: Dogbook!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This Facebook app is a must-have for Alan Levine. Must add this to my Web2.0 dog jokes

I added the Google Analytics Screencast to my FaceBook Profile!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What you see above is my Facebook profile. I don't know why, but when I got my first invitation to Facebook back in September, I just ignored it. In February, I started to get more and more invitations from people I knew, so I decided to flesh out my profile. I thought I was too old. So, been tweaking and haven't much blogged much about it, in part, because of an experiment. This experiment was to hang back and see what other folks are doing.

HOW TO: Upgrade Your Nonprofit’s Pinterest Profile to a Business Account

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The new business accounts do not change the design or functionality of your nonprofit’s Pinterest profile, but it will give you access to new tools and case studies for brands as they become available. It also allows you to stop having to use a personal profile as a brand (i.e., Brands using personal profiles eventually and always becomes problematic and the clean-up and conversion process is usually messy, frustrating, and overly-complicated.

Facebook Timeline Contests – Everything Your Nonprofit Needs for Success

John Haydon

Facebook’s opened up a fun new avenue for pages to entertain fans and boost engagement. The 411 on Facebook timeline contests. Acknowledge that the promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook (this language must be included in your post). You may not: Run a contest on a personal profile. Fraud is real, and rampant in Facebook contests.

12 ways Facebook users can like your nonprofit Facebook Page

John Haydon

Although Facebook has changed what “liking” a Page means to users , acquiring Facebook fans will always be an important part of any nonprofit Facebook strategy. Fortunately, Facebook’s platform includes many opportunities for Facebook users to like a Page. Below are twelve ways Facebook users can like your Page: From a New Facebook User Registration – People who registering for Facebook can your Page in the registration wizard.

July 2 Webinar: Facebook and Facebook Apps for Nonprofits :: Advanced

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This webinar is presented with the assumption that your nonprofit has been using Facebook Pages for at least six months and that you have a working knowledge of the difference between Facebook Profiles, Groups, and Pages. The webinar begins with a click-by-click demonstration on how to create custom-designed Tabs for your Facebook Page using basic HTML as well as how to create and set App Icons for your Tabs. Facebook WebinarsDate: Tuesday, July, 2013.

Is it illegal to give away social networking profiles in exchange for a donation to charity?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

However, I still have numerous profiles that could be very useful to a business that offers services to small businesses. I’d like to find a company that would be willing to donate to five of my favorite nonprofits in exchange for the profiles below. The donations would go directly to the nonprofits so there would be no cash transaction between myself and the buyer/donor which is illegal, or at the very least against the Terms of Service for Facebook, Twitter, etc.

March 28 Webinar: Facebook and Facebook Apps for Nonprofits :: Advanced

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This webinar is presented with the assumption that your nonprofit has been using Facebook Pages for at least six months and that you have a working knowledge of the difference between Facebook Profiles, Groups, and Pages. The webinar begins with a click-by-click demonstration on how to create custom-designed Tabs for your Facebook Page using basic HTML as well as how to create and set App Icons for your Tabs. Facebook WebinarsDate: Thursday, March 28, 2013.

Facebook the last frontier?

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 the last frontier? June 18, 2007 OK, so I finally drank the Facebook coolaid – and although it took me a long time to get around to, I have now realized how many people in the nptech field have already been on facebook for a while. And, if you’re already on facebook, add me as a friend.

Deals with Twitter, Facebook and Search Engines

NCE Social Media

This week there has been quite a flurry of news for Twitter and Facebook. This will allow you to search social media profiles from your friends on social media networks connected to your Google profile. Bing, Facebook and Twitter now together. Tags: Tools bing facebook google twitter Bing , Microsoft’s search engine, announced a deal with the two social media tools to include their feeds in search results.

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10 Facebook Page Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With more than 1 billion active users, Facebook is the largest social network in the world. Without a doubt your nonprofit’s supporters use Facebook on a regular basis. Therefore, Facebook Pages should be your first priority and entry into social networking. Profile Picture), Timeline Cover, and Tab Icons. Under Settings > Similar Page Suggestions, tic the box to include your page when Facebook recommends similar pages. Experiment Facebook Events.

How to create Facebook covers for your nonprofit (template included)

John Haydon

By now you’re probably aware that your Facebook profile has automatically been upgraded to the new timeline layout, which features a large cover at the very top. ” Notice that there is no hard-sell pitch for donations (which could violate Facebook’s TOC ). How to create a custom Facebook cover for your nonprofit. The easiest way to create a custom Facebook cover is to get a designer to create one using Photoshop.