3 Ideas for Inspired Social Media Content

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When scrolling through your social media feed, what makes you stop and say “Wow”? This American Red Cross Facebook post does all these things: . Show social love to your followers and like-minded organizations by sharing their content. Your social media accounts should share a variety of content. Ultimately, you want your supporters to end up on your email list so you can continue building relationships outside of social media. .

100 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits


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. Melanie Mathos and I have developed a pair of presentations that focus on ideas you can plug into your social media strategy. Below you’ll find 100 social media tactics for your nonprofit.


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Digital Life Hacks: Savvy Social Media

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billion active social media users? As usage numbers continue to grow across all age groups, it is safe to say that social media has become an essential element of digital marketing. With so many potential connections and over 104 social media networks, utilizing this powerful communication channel to support your campaign or event may feel overwhelming. Focus on the social channels that work with your brand. Get specific with social advertising.

Social Media Analytics: The Basics

NonProfit Hub

So, you’ve mastered the art of creating effective, engaging social media content. If you really want to get the most out of socials, interpreting your analytics and using them to your advantage is key. . Engagement is any interaction with your content, like Twitter favorites, Facebook shares and clicks. On Facebook , your analytics tab is actually named “Insights.” Of course, this article is meant to serve as a starter guide to social media analytics.

Top 5 Social Media Tactics Every School Should Implement


Facebook has it’s roots in education. Once Facebook conquered colleges the now web-giant with more than 900 million active monthly users moved on to support high schools. Naturally, Facebook’s appeal reaches down into the earlier years of education because kids love connecting with friends. Independent schools, private schools and K-12 schools have all found great benefits from using the Facebook platform to engage with students and families.

The Real ROI on Fundraising with Social Media

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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! Event Fundraising Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Social / Mobile #nptech event fundraising event fundraising tips Facebook Friends Asking Friends fundraising fundraising events Non-Profit nonprofit social media Peer to Peer Fundraising Social Media Social Media for Nonprofits Social Media Strategy

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How to Hype Homecoming Using Social Media

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Do you need a social media strategy for homecoming? Your alumni post on Facebook, addictively scroll through Instagram and celebrate their marriages with custom hashtags; having a social strategy for homecoming helps you find them where they are. A good homecoming social media strategy helps you drum up participation and then effortlessly ride alongside as alumni generate most of the activity. This event is for them and so is the social media.

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6 Tips on How to Use Social Media to Acquire New Donor Prospects

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2) Move beyond social posting to targeted social advertising. Social media sites are for relationship building. Surely, we should be looking at social networks as a “cultivation” and “relationship-building” tool in the same sense that we do offline in person.

[WEBINAR] Social Media Best Practices for Nonprofits

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Social media is in a constant state of change and without regular education in emerging trends, your nonprofit could be wasting valuable time and resources implementing outdated best practices. From chatbots to social advertising, this webinar will focus on what’s new and next in social media so that your nonprofit can embrace being an early adopter to achievement maximum return-on-investment (ROI). Current best practices for using Facebook Pages and Twitter.

How To Recruit New Members for Your Association on Social Media

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There are dozens of ways to attract new members for your association, however one of the most effective methods is using social media. It has been estimated that more than half of the world’s population has at least one social media account. Social Media Sponsored Post

Long Term Success with Social Media


Guest post by my friend Geoff Livingston, author of Welcome to the Fifth Estate a new book focused on creating and sustain a winning social media strategy. — There are some aspects of Welcome to the Fifth Estate that will be familiar to the social media ensconced, but there are others — the chapters on strategy, measurement and the final chapter on sustainability –that will be new for most readers.

10 Facebook Best Practices for Nonprofits

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Related Webinar: Social Media Best Practices for Nonprofits. billion monthly active users , Facebook is the largest social network in the world. 1) Set up your nonprofit’s Facebook Page to make a good first impression. 7) Utilize Facebook Messenger.

How to Become an Expert in Social Media Branding

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In today’s modernized world, social media branding has become a no-brainer. With millions surfing the web at any given moment, social channels have proven to be super valuable as a way to keep in touch with friends and family ? billion social media users worldwide. The average individual spends around 2 hours and 24 minutes each day on social media. especially since social networks are naturally optimized for visual storytelling.

Social Media Engagement: A How-To Guide

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By changing how you approach your social media presence, you can create ways to ramp up your social media engagement. With Facebook and Instagram, posting more than one or two times daily creates depreciating engagement for each post. Simple things like polls and surveys or Q&A sessions can go a long way to increase social media engagement with your brand. The post Social Media Engagement: A How-To Guide appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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


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

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Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day

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Today, at the 2011 MyCharityConnects Conference in Toronto, I had a ton of fun leading a session and discussion around making the most of social media in just 30 minutes a day. Here are the slides from the session and links to get you started: Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day. We Are Media. Social by Social. 5 Steps to a Successful Social Media Strategy. Google Analytics for Facebook Pages.

Tips for Nonprofits on Using Social Media to Build Supporter Relationships

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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. But first, what is social love and why does it matter? Social love is thoughtful engagement (liking, retweeting, commenting, following) with your social media audience.

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


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. The good news is that it’s fairly easy to create a social media listening dashboard using the free tools already out there! Create Your Social Media Listening Dashboard.

Social Media Secrets: Top Tips for Nonprofits

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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. And it’s become necessary to cultivate a robust presence on social media, in order to both interact with your community, and raise awareness for the work you’re doing.

4 Takeaways from #AG2014 Social Media

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billion users on Facebook each month. The evolution of social media has been rapid and there is no indication that it’s going to slow down. The number of “Silver Surfers” (social media users over the age of 50) has increased an average of about 65% over the past 12 years. Here are 4 ways to use social media to advance your mission: A picture speaks a thousand words. Making a specific ask on your social media sites is also a must.

How Social Media Influencers Fuel your Fundraising Goals


Every fundraiser knows the role that social media users played in delivering dollars to the American Red Cross for disaster relief in Haiti and to Planned Parenthood for mammogram screenings in the wake of the Komen Foundation’s withdrawal of funding, but actually how social media delivers such results has been a bit of mystery. Fortunately, research is weighing in with some great information that gives us insight into our social donors and potentials.

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

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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. Identify + Activate Your Social Media Influencers. To start, begin benchmarking your current social influence by requesting a free social insights report.

Now Share This: Improving Your Event’s Social Media

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For a while now, social media’s no longer seen as simply a fad of teens and college students. Anyone with an internet connection uses social media in one way or another–and that isn’t likely to change any time soon. Your event website serves as an online landing point for your event and therefore, should also host a hub for your social media activities. Then, perhaps it is time to develop a social media site for your event on its own.

Turning Social Media Millennials into Engaged Activists

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Over the past several years there’s been a question vexing non-profit organizations: how to attract the newest generation of philanthropists and turn them into active and engaged supporters, in essence how to turn social-media mavens into boots-on-the-ground activists and volunteers able to further a cause through hand-on involvement. Indeed, 88 percent are active on Facebook and 59 percent are on Twitter. Digital Resources Nonprofit Social Media

20 Insightful Nonprofit Technology And Social Media Stats


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. 36% of people surveyed “unliked” a nonprofit on Facebook because it only posted about donating. 67% of people surveyed “like” a nonprofit on Facebook because they want to show their friends that they support a cause. Image courtesy of StavtrupPortalen.

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Social Media with M+R: How to Measure the Metrics that Matter


Last week, I sat down with Amy Peyrot, Senior Consultant, Social Media Specialist, and resident mathlete at M+R , to discuss all things social media metrics. Through her work with clients like the Wildlife Conservation Society and her love of (math) problem solving, Amy has picked up a lot of wisdom + I wanted to better understand her process for approaching a social media campaign and measuring its efficacy. campaigns social media data

How to Create Social Media Promotions That Convert

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Long gone are the days when social media was merely a way to share updates with friends and family. People of all ages spend hours on social media platforms every single day. Products, services and ideas are shared to an almost overwhelming degree, and while a lot of promotions on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter don’t even register with users, others find a lot of success. In fact, Facebook doesn’t even let users promote ads without a photo or graphic.

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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I have social media ennui. I’m tired of reading and hearing about about social media and nonprofits, and I’m annoyed that social media is taking up so much of the air space in the #nptech world. I’m a fairly active user of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and some other social networking sites, and have been for years now. The apps I use most on my phone include the Facebook app for Android and Tweetdeck.

82 Fundraising and Social Media Stats for Nonprofits

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For every share on social media, a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign raises an average of $13USD ( CrowdRise ). The top five causes for women are children and youth (15%), animals and wildlife (13%), health and wellness (10%), human and social services (8%), and hunger and homelessness (8%) ( Global Trends in Giving Report ). Social Media Stats. 34% of nonprofits worldwide have paid for social ads ( Global NGO Technology Report ). Facebook.

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


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+. With usage stats like that it’s probably safe to assume that a large portion of your followers use at least one social network, right? The social Web is no different. This helps build your social-network fan base in two ways.

World Map of Social Media

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I recently came across a world map of social media on the Vincos Blog. I really enjoy their post because it shows you the gradual change in social networks in different parts of the world. Only three years ago you can see that there are many different social networks dominating in different countries. As social networks have matured and the weaker networks have faded away, you can see what is left. What are your thoughts on using Facebook?

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Webinar: Social Media Listening Dashboard

Amy Sample Ward

There’s really so much to think about when getting started with social media and really, actively listening to the broader community that I’m happy, even if we only had an hour, that we had the chance to start conversations and hopefully provide enough resources for participants to go back to their teams, departments or organizations and start trying! Tags: presentation how-to listening social media techsoup training webinar

Association Social Media: ASAE


In this series of interviews of Association Social Media Managers, you’ll be able to compare notes on what all of these fab organizations are doing with their social media management – from how they organize the roles and responsibilities, to how they manage content flow through the organization and out to social, to what campaigns they tried, to how they see the future of association social media. . 6 ) Have you done any social media campaigns?

Optimize Your Nonprofit Facebook Page for Graph Search in 8 Steps


Facebook’s new Graph Search is very different from Google search. With Graph Search, … Social Media Facebook graph search John Haydon nonprofit facebook guy Social Media for Nonprofits

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5 Social Media Templates for Nonprofit Fundraising Events

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Check out these social media post templates for ideas of post themes and content format for your Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds. Use social media as an opportunity to encourage supporters to come with a crew. . 3) Put a face to the funds by sharing impact stories on your social feed. Mom to Daniel, 2018 College Graduate, and Future Social Worker. 5) Spread the word in local Facebook groups. . Fundraising Social Media Sponsored Post

The Best Social Media Marketing Resources For Nonprofits

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SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS. 5 Nonprofits Winning At Social Media. Case studies of nonprofits winning at social media is an opportunity to see the strategies in action. Here we take a look at how some of the top nonprofits are leveraging social platforms to get results (and how you can do the same). Social Media Marketing Statistics. Social Media Marketing Strategies. Social Media Marketing Templates.

Social Media and Privacy v.8/2010

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Recently I gave a presentation on privacy and social media for ACHIEVA’s free webinar series. Posting private information on social media sites takes that to a whole new level. Tags: Education and Training Facebook Microblog Research social media twitter facebook privacy Privacy is a major issue for families and individuals we serve.

Social Media for Stewardship

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Everyone is talking about social media these days. Many common questions come my way: How can I get my social media program off the ground? How can I integrate social media marketing efforts with other channels? How can I use social media to raise money? How can I engage my constituents through social media? However, one of the questions I don't get as often is: How can I use social media for stewardship?

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

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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. Facebook was started to connect friends in college and grew to connect families and friends. Social media gives us the opportunity to show up, be seen, and connect with other people.

Social Media 4 Nonprofits

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This morning I have the good fortune to be presenting to a sold-out crowd at the Social Media for Nonprofits Conference in NYC. Social Media for Nonprofits Excerpt on Prezi. There’s a frequent misconception about social marketing that if you say something, anything, you are being proactive. Celebrities, athletes, mere mortals like you and I say stuff on social networks all the time but that doesn’t mean it’s truly proactive.

Social Media at the 2012 Olympics

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With the world focused on London for the Olympics, it’s a chance for social media to shine. The Olympics actually has a set of social media guidelines for athletes and delegates to follow. Social media companies have forged partnerships with broadcasters bringing TV and the internet even closer. For example Facebook is partnering with NBC. NBC gets stories out of the data that Facebook is analyzing.

Nonprofits Value a Facebook Like at $214.81


While we were there, Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge released the 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. As social media, marketing and communications, and fundraising types continue to download and read the report we’re seeing more interest in the value nonprofits are placing on a Facebook Like (i.e. Facebook Fan or Supporter). At the end of the day, calculating the real value of a Facebook Like or Twitter Follower is tough.

Top 12 Social Media Insights for Nonprofits in 2012


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. In this years report we highlight twelve key social media insights for nonprofits that are intended to help the sector continue becoming more effective at using social media. Facebook Pages and 1.2