Tips for Nonprofits on Using Social Media to Build Supporter Relationships

Connection Cafe

We asked some of our favorite nonprofit tech friends to share ideas for how organizations can use social media to build meaningful relationships with their supporters—donors, influencers and activists—and what that looks like on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

SXSW 2011: David J. Neff talks Social Media Fundraising with Frank Barry

NetWits

Help ) while also becoming COO for a technology startup that helps non-profits raise money through social media ( HelpAttack )! and how the future of online fundraising is heavily tied to peoples social networks. Neff talks Social Media Fundraising with Frank Barry.

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How to Build Meaningful Relationships on Social Media Using the 80/20 Rule

Connection Cafe

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about social media it’s this: It’s all about human connection. Virtually every social media platform was first created for and because of human connections.

9 Ways Social Media Can Help Nonprofits Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy

Connection Cafe

Today, nonprofits have an opportunity like never before to reignite their partnership with supporters and provide platforms and opportunities for people to use their social networks to organize and advance your cause. 9 Ways to Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy with Social Media: 1.

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.

10 Social Media Strategies That Increase Engagement and Inspire Donors

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For nonprofits to succeed on social media, they have to be good at social media and that requires a clear understanding of how, when, and why individuals engage with nonprofits on social media. Embrace social media fundraising.

Your Nonprofit’s Guide To Promoting Events Via Social Media

TechImpact

Your nonprofit’s next event, big or small, will likely be announced and hyped up using social media. Step 2: Create a Facebook event. Step 3: Decide who you want to be attractive via social media, and focus your campaign around targeting them.

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20 Insightful Nonprofit Technology And Social Media Stats

TechImpact

Social media: 56% of people donated to an organization because they read a story via social media. 59% of people donate after becoming a follower of a nonprofit’s social network. 49% of nonprofit supporters on social media wanted to do more after seeing a photo.

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Five Tips for Nonprofits Using Social Media During the #JointSession Address

Connection Cafe

” What opportunity does this give nonprofits engaging on social media? A majority of live conversation during presidential addresses happens on Twitter, so here are 5 steps nonprofits can take to engage and drive support for their cause on social media : 1.

16 Must-Know Stats About Online Fundraising and Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s true that social media is in transition. Facebook Reach is at an all time low. And the next Big Thing in social media Snapchat is baffling to many seasoned social media managers. Millennials most inspired to give by social media.

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Social Media Best Practices: 12 Tips for Making the Best of Any Social Site

NetWits

Do you know how many of your supporters use popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube? percent of the entire American population is on Facebook. Google recently made a big social medial play by introducing Google+. The social Web is no different.

3 Nonprofit Social Media Challenges, And How To Overcome Them

TechImpact

Nonprofits have been told since Facebook’s rise to prominence that they need to be investing in a social media marketing / fundraising campaigns. Here are 3 of the largest problems we see nonprofits struggling with their social media marketing campaigns, and how to fix them.

24 Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The reports listed below are just a small sampling of some of the research available to nonprofits on the subjects of online fundraising and social media. Published by We Are Social. Social Media: An Ongoing Series of Reports :: Download.

10 Signs Your Small Nonprofit Excels at Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Small (and medium-sized) nonprofits have a different experience on social media than large nonprofits. Small nonprofits have to work harder at growing their following and most often the work of social media management is added to an already full job description.

100 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits

NetWits

So, you have a social media plan…right? Hopefully your nonprofit is pretty far down the social media strategy rabbit hole at this point. That’s why it’s important to begin your foray into social media with a strong strategy.

Say What? Build a Social Media Listening Dashboard for Your Nonprofit

NetWits

Listening to our supporters can help in so many ways, and social media has made it extremely easy to so. If you’re lucky enough to have a decent budget, you can look into social media monitoring tools like Radian6. Create Your Social Media Listening Dashboard.

5 Key Social Media Analytics Your Nonprofit Needs To Track

TechImpact

One of the most attractive things about social media marketing is how measurable it. While across the major social media networks there are a seemingly infinite number of analytics, there is a hierarchy of importance among them. Facebook.

Top 12 Social Media Insights for Nonprofits in 2012

NetWits

The 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report was released at 12NTC yesterday and it’s already stirring up discussions about how nonprofits are leveraging social networks as part of their fundraising and communications strategy. Facebook Pages and 1.2

How the Top 50 Nonprofits Do Social Media

NetWits

we LOVE some social media for nonprofits at NetWits Think Tank. A few interesting facts … 92% of the top 50 nonprofits have at least 1 social media presence on their homepage. Over 90% of nonprofits use at least one social media channel.

How Social Media Influencers Fuel your Fundraising Goals

NetWits

Fortunately, research is weighing in with some great information that gives us insight into our social donors and potentials. Four Social Media Types. Key Influencers are one of those “super social” people who you want to know.

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The Real ROI on Fundraising with Social Media

Connection Cafe

As your organization develops its social media and fundraising strategies, don’t forget to provide your fundraisers tips on how they can use social media to fundraise!

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5 Under Utilized Social Media Outlets For Nonprofits

TechImpact

There are a lot of social media outlets out now. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn are all garnering huge amounts interaction from a wide array of people. But what about those social media outlets that do not get as much attention from the masses?

24 Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The reports listed below are just a small sampling of some of the research available to nonprofits on the subjects of online fundraising and social media. Social Media: An Ongoing Series of Reports :: Download. 2014 Social Change Impact Report :: Download.

Social Media Crisis Management for B2B

SocialFish

This remains true in the world of social media. A social media risk strategy should be created and in place well before your company experiences any sort of crisis that may affect its relationships with its industry partners and contracts. Develop a Social Media Presence.

28 Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The reports listed below are just a small sampling of some of the research available to nonprofits on the subjects of online fundraising and social media. Social Media: An Ongoing Series of Reports :: Download. 2013 Social Charity Index :: Download.

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.

15 Must-Know Fundraising and Social Media Stats

Nonprofit Tech for Good

LinkedIn launched in 2003, Facebook launched in 2004, and Twitter launched in 2006. Now more than a decade into the Social Web, the use of social networks still continues to grow worldwide and will continue to do so for years to come. Source: We Are Social.

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How Much Time Social Media Requires for Fundraising Success

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The amount of time that a nonprofit can invest in mobile and social media depends on capacity. Mobile and social media are powerful, but when implemented on a small scale, the power is overshadowed by other more traditional online campaigns.

How to Broadcast Your Impact with Facebook Live

Connection Cafe

Facebook Live is a feature that lets any Page live-broadcast events, breaking news, interviews, and more. Nonprofits like The Met and Best Friends Animal Society are using Facebook Live to engage donors in powerful and very creative ways. How to Broadcast your Impact with Facebook Live.

5 Tips for Social Media Success from Bok Tower Gardens

NetWits

Social media has revolutionized the way tech savvy arts and cultural organizations communicate. Facebook has 901 million active users; 500 million people use Twitter; 8 years worth of content is uploaded to YouTube every day; Pinterest has 4 million unique views daily.

Three Essential Ways Your Nonprofit Should Be Using Social Media

Connection Cafe

Social media is unique from any other platform for engaging with your donors, volunteers and supporters. Nonprofit organizations have been much slower to embrace social media than private sector businesses, but those organizations that are using it are seeing great benefits. Although there is no ‘one size fits all’ strategy for non-profits to use social media, there are three main ways that every non-profit can use these tools in their own unique way.

12 Must-Know Stats About Online Fundraising, Social Media, and Mobile Technology

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Second, the popularity of social networking is steady and continues to spread globally, but messaging apps such as WhatsApp, LINE, and Snapchat are emerging as powerful digital communities. 21% of peer-to-peer fundraising dollars raised are the result of a direct click-through on social media.

Who Really Sees You on Facebook?

Connection Cafe

Are you a small nonprofit trying to make the most of social media? Read the post below about how to measure your reach, and then join our training on how to boost it: Social Media for Social Justice: How to inspire and be seen .

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20 Must-Know Fundraising and Social Media Stats

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Thus, in time for the year-end fundraising season, below are 20 stats about fundraising and social media that every nonprofit needs to know. Pinterest and Instagram are now the fastest growing social networks. 65% of all social media activity occurs on a smartphone.

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How to Write a Social Media Fundraising Strategy for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The act of writing a comprehensive social media fundraising strategy is an essential first step in being successful on social media. Step 2: Write a Social Media Fundraising Strategic Plan. Template 2] Your Social Media Fundraising Strategic Plan.

How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money

Connection Cafe

You’re probably already aware that Facebook Live lets any nonprofit live-stream fundraising events , breaking news, impact stories, and more, directly from their Facebook Page. But did you know that Facebook now lets some nonprofits add a donate button to their Facebook Live broadcast

Why Can’t I Raise Any Money Using Social Media?

NetWits

Tweets can travel faster than the speed of light and Facebook is word-of-mouth on steroids. But can you raise money using social media? Social Media fundraising Social Fundraising

Social Media Secrets: Top Tips for Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

Heather manages everydayhero’s international social media presence. By leveraging multiple social platforms, her efforts have led to a major increase in reach, engagement and interaction with everydayhero supporters. These days, the best way to do this is through social media.

19 Must-See Social Media and Fundraising Infographics for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Why Smart Social Marketers Think Mobile First. What’s Trending with Foundations and Social Media? The Future of Social Activism. Social Media 2013. How Much Do Nonprofits Invest in Social Media? How to Get More Likes on Facebook.

How a Leading Nonprofit Used Social Media to Create a Digital Advocacy Movement

Connection Cafe

Here are 3 major components to our campaign’s success: Social activation: We worked hard to make sure social media was integrated throughout the entire campaign. Every time people heard about this campaign, we wanted it to be easy to share on social.