[Cool Infographic Friday] How Government Agencies Use Twitter and Facebook


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Twitter Launches Fundraisng Beta for Nonprofits


Twitter rolled out a new. Facebook Fundraising. , feature. that lets users make donations directly through the platform. Much like. the service is relatively new and only available to a limited number of charities.

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How Twitter Donations Work: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Twitter is experimenting with allowing certain nonprofits to accept donations directly through tweets. It is unclear if Twitter has plans to provide access to more nonprofits in the near future, but doing so would be a smart move. 1) Donors can now give directly through Twitter.

25 Nonprofit Twitter Tips From The Pros

John Haydon

According to the most recent Nonprofit Communications Trends Report, 76% percent of nonprofits are now using Twitter. It’s the second most popular social network used by nonprofits, after Facebook. Twitter can be used to distribute news about your organization and your stories.

How Nonprofit Pros Use Twitter


————— According to the most recent Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , 76% percent of nonprofits are now using Twitter. It’s the second most popular social network used by nonprofits, after Facebook. I love Twitter for media relations.

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. Your Special Event Director /Manager can hype your next event to the Facebook world. How do you see Facebook subscriptions working for your organization?

What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Facebook’s New Fundraising Tools

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The new Facebook Fundraising Tools could be a game changer for the nonprofit sector. Instead, donors will give through Facebook – or perhaps they will still give to your nonprofit on your website, but by using a Facebook Login. All Fundraisers are featured on your Facebook Page.

5 Ways Nonprofit Facebook Messenger Bots Can Deliver Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

These examples use Facebook Messenger, but bots be deployed other platforms or apps.). More and more people are adopting social media messaging, including Facebook Messenger , to contact nonprofits with questions, comments, or requests. My conversation with the Albert Einstein Bot.

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


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?

Eight Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make When They First Join Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

@NonprofitOrgs only follows nonprofit organizations, nonprofit staff, nonprofit service providers, and activists on Twitter. Most of these mistakes can be avoided by simply spending 10 minutes setting up your Twitter Profile or by getting some Twitter training. Twitter

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.

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Five Types of Tweets Nonprofits Should Never Post on Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If your nonprofit is not getting retweeted on Twitter, then you haven’t yet found your Twitter voice. Retweets ensure than your nonprofit’s avatar get increased exposure on Twitter which ultimately results in more followers and click-through rates. Twitter

Are Twitter and Facebook Playing Tug-O-War?


As social media continues to grow and develop, nonprofit organizations continue to attract more Fans and Followers—Twitter Followers in particular have increased at a remarkable rate, with a whopping 264% growth over the past year.

The main difference between Facebook and Twitter (video)

John Haydon

In this short video, I outline the main difference between Twitter and Facebook as a framework for setting goals and developing conversation. Facebook goal setting Strategy Twitter

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(Facebook - Annoyances) + (Twitter) = Google+

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

It has many of the virtues of Twitter and Facebook , without the annoyances. The latest shiny new toy in social media is Google+. I like it. It's fun, it's interesting, it has relatively simple functionality, and it offers users a lot of control over who sees what they post.

Four tools to revamp your marketing efficiency on Twitter


Twitter is possibly the most powerful marketing platform out there, specifically for brands targeting global audiences. Although Twitter’s speedy pace can help you connect faster and respond to your customers faster, staying on top of rapidly moving streams can be a real challenge.

Three Recent Facebook Upgrades That Nonprofits Need to Know About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That said, Facebook has made some recent upgrades – and more are coming – that nonprofits need to know about. If you find the changes confusing, my upcoming webinars on Facebook and Facebook Apps will discuss and demonstrate click-by-click these changes as well many others.

The Biggest Facebook Mistake Most Nonprofits Make

John Haydon

The biggest mistake nonprofits make with Facebook is thinking Facebook is about them, not their community (This claim is based solely on the work I’ve done with hundreds of nonprofits). Think about your personal use of Facebook for a moment.

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How to Hack Facebook Interests Lists for Content Marketing

John Haydon

A little know, but powerful way to curate content is with Facebook Interests lists. Interest Lists, if you don’t know, are lists of pages (or people) that Facebook users can create and access from their sidebar (shown below). This is where Facebook Graph Search comes in handy.

40 Twitter-iffic Event Day Ideas

Connection Cafe

Twitter's newsfeed style makes it the perfect cornerstone for your Event Day Social Media Strategy because you can post short, quick, and frequent snippets of information without turning off your audience. Quick Tips for Crafting an Event Day Twitter Strategy. Author: Robyn Mendez.

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Twitter's Most Useful New Features for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Twitter has had a very interesting year. Many of them are targeted toward making the platform even more accessible for new users, an area where Twitter is struggling. Let's take a look at the gifts Twitter gave us this year. Polls are another exciting addition to Twitter.

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.

Study: Photos Generate More Retweets on Twitter


Past studies have said that sharing photos on Facebook sparks engagement. According to a new study by Dan Zarrella of Hubspot, sharing photos on Twitter generates significant retweets too. After Facebook purchased Instragram, Twitter no longer provided access to users through their API.

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You Can Stand Up for Health Care on Twitter and Facebook, What About On Google +?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Twitter App Looks Up Zip Code to Tweet Your Legislator. They are integrating social media tactics to their online advocacy tool box with this Twitter tool. They are trying to figure out how it is different from Twitter and Facebook.

Who Generates More Traffic to Your Website - Twitter or Facebook?


It’s no secret that Facebook and Twitter have been duking it out in hopes of being crowned King/Queen of social networks. For the past year I have noticed that website visitors prefer to use Tweet shares VS Facebook “Likes&# and Facebook Shares when spreading content from nonprofit and technology websites and blogs. According to Twitter, there are about 155 million tweets sent per day and 25% of them contain links.

The problem with Facebook


Science filmmaker Derek Muller: “Facebook is a complex ecosystem of individuals, creators, brands and advertisers, but I don’t think it serves any of these groups particularly well because its top priority is to make money. WATCH THIS VIDEO.

Top 5 Twitter Management Tips for Non-Profit Organizations to Increase Followers Organically


Twitter serves as a great marketing tool and has become increasingly useful for all types of businesses who are looking to expand their reach. The challenge for most organizations on Twitter lies in getting a good number of followers, and growing followers.

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

Connection Cafe

Ask Ambassadors to Live Stream on Facebook and Twitter. million viewers watched the inauguration on Twitter’s live stream, signaling the growth of live streaming video. Today, everyday advocates are also using live streaming on Facebook and Twitter to share historic events.

New Study: Facebook Hashtags Decrease Engagement


When Facebook launched hashtags many people questioned how useful this feature was going to be. Facebook assumed by rolling out hashtags, that organizational and brand pages using hashtags would receive increased exposure from other brands and organizations who were using the same hashtags.

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.

16 New Rules for Facebook Marketing Success

John Haydon

The world of Facebook marketing has drastically changed over the past year. Every single day, businesses are creating Facebook pages to reach the same people you’re trying to reach. And if they use Facebook ads, reaching your fans is almost guaranteed.

The Big Twitter Question


Data from Comscore Nonprofit marketers should evaluate Twitter once again. The network suffered a bad year in 2010 which saw it lose a lot of ground , and become relegated to a second tier network behind Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn in user visits.

How awesome works on Facebook and Twitter

John Haydon

But making something easy and accessible doesn’t mean it will get shared on Facebook and Twitter. Last night I participated on a panel for a Tufts University class on social media marketing for nonprofits.

Facebook nuked the “like” button, now what?

John Haydon

Up until Tuesday the only people that could comment on or like content on a Facebook page were fans of that Page. Now Facebook eliminated that requirement , allowing anyone (fans and nonfans) the ability to engage with a Facebook Page. Facebook engagement

10 Random, But Useful Online Communications Tips for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

1) Coordinate Tweets and Facebook Posts with e-newsletters and fundraising appeals. Some subscribers to your email list will visit your nonprofit’s Twitter Profile or Facebook Page to retweet or share a story or call-to-action that is featured in your e-newsletter or fundraising appeal.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits have spent years promoting Facebook and get rewarded with a 2% organic reach. Millions of nonprofits worldwide have been asking supporters and donors to “Follow Us on Facebook!” ” or “Like Our Facebook Page!”

10 Social Media Strategies That Increase Engagement and Inspire Donors

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With a primary focus on blogging, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, he webinar content below was presented by Heather Mansfield on November 8, 2016 to 2,150 nonprofit staff. Sign up for Facebook’s new donation tools. Twitter: Tweet or retweet every one or two hours.

5 Digital Payment Systems That Could Transform Online Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Then, in the late 2000’s nonprofits embraced social networking sites, first Myspace and YouTube, then Facebook and Twitter. Facebook Fundraising Tools. Twitter Donations. Instagram Social Media Facebook Twitter Google Plus YouTube Mobile Media Fundraising

Five Nonprofits That Have Found Their Twitter Voice

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Finding your Twitter voice is an accomplishment only earned through a process of trial and error and conscious experimentation. Even the best social media managers often go through an initial period of puzzlement and frustration as they try to figure out how Twitter works and what to tweet.

16 Must-Know Stats About Online Fundraising and Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Facebook Reach is at an all time low. Twitter is in flux. 95% of NGOs worldwide have a Facebook Page. 83% have a Twitter Profile. On average, your followers should grow 23% annually on both Facebook and Twitter.

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