Social Media Policy Guidelines for Nonprofits

NCE Social Media

I was fortunate enough to serve on a committee of AFP International that brought together some social media gurus to hash out guidelines that nonprofit organizations can use to craft their own social media policies. Tags: Policy social media twitter guidelines

The Salvation Army of Austin Advertising and Social Media Guidelines ? The Salvation Army of Austin

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The Salvation Army of Austin Advertising and Social Media Guidelines  The Salvation Army of Austin :The Salvation Army will support your third-party fundraising effort by enabling you to link your social media campaign to specified web page(s), our Facebook fundraiser page and retweeting your Twitter campaign.

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Year-End Giving Prep: 21 FAQs Answered by Fundraising Experts

Connection Cafe

Recently, Brock Warner (Senior Manager, Fundraising at War Child) and I hosted a webinar regarding end of year fundraising for nonprofits —the things we need to stop doing and things we should be doing instead. What are the 5 W’s for a fundraising appeal?

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Event Fundraising Contests That Will Blow Your Mind!!


Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. They work because we know that very successful peer to peer participants exhibit behavior that correlates to higher fundraising.

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How To Get Started With Mobile Giving To Reach Fundraising Goals

Nonprofits Source

This principle applies similarly to the event management and fundraising spaces. In this article, we’re going to share: Why nonprofits are investing in mobile giving to reach their fundraising goals. Real use cases for how nonprofits are leveraging mobile fundraising platforms.

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11 Flavors of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Peer-to-peer fundraising isn’t just for cause and cure organizations anymore. The rise of crowd funding coupled with a changing donor demographic has led to a surge in nonprofits of all types building do it yourself (DIY) fundraising programs. It can be overwhelming to think about creating a large peer-to-peer event, but DIY fundraising can help explore the potential. Having the funds flow directly to your organization helps increase the credibility of the fundraisers.

Sample Timeline for End of the Year Fundraising Text Messages

Mobile Commons

However, even the best nonprofits can use a second eye in making sure that their end of year fundraising campaign is in tiptop shape. Check out our tips and SMS best practices to help you plan out your EOY fundraising messages. Sample timeline for EOY fundraising text messages.

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The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Rather than welding the roof back on to the vehicle which is the manufacturer’s guidelines, the roof was glued on. We can dive into why certain actions are getting more responses or a higher conversion, or we can look at our fundraising statistics year over year.

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The 15 Most Popular sgENGAGE Articles Published in 2019

Connection Cafe

Our contributors covered a lot of topics this year, but we found that posts focused on fundraising and on organizational culture were particularly popular. 5 Important Higher Ed Fundraising Truths for FY2020 by Andy Reeher, Blackbaud. Read our submission guidelines and get in touch!

Kitchen rules for private communities

John Haydon

There are unspoken rules on how online fundraising efforts are managed on Facebook Pages, blogs and private communities. Sure, you’re all about equality and sharing ideas, but this is your fundraising effort, not theirs. Strategy policy social media guidelines

5 Ways to Make Your Email Fundraising Appeals Sound More Human

NonProfit Hub

If you’re a nonprofit, chances are you are sending an email fundraising appeal this month. Email, for most nonprofits, is the single largest source of online fundraising revenue. And we’ve forgotten that fundraising is not about programs, it’s about relationships.

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Trends in Philanthropy: 4 Ways Nonprofits are Changing

Gerard Tonti

The switch to virtual fundraising and events. . Switching to Virtual Fundraising. Due to social distancing guidelines, people are spending more time than ever in their homes. Launching virtual fundraising campaigns is an effective strategy to keep your community engaged.

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Bringing on a Fundraising Consultant: A Nonprofit’s Hiring Guide


Are you considering hiring a fundraising consultant? There are many things to keep in mind during this time period, but the following guidelines are here to help you with the search: Determine your nonprofit’s needs and expectations.

Reflections from #MFOM14: Email Marketing, Fundraising, and Visual Communications


On August 2-3, I attended the 5th biennial Money for Our Movements (MFOM) social justice fundraising conference in Baltimore, Maryland, convened by the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training. Special thanks to the mighty team at the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training!

4 Development Activities to Do Now for Future Payoff

Connection Cafe

How are those fundraising organizations going to thank and steward those new donors? Take time now to get everything in order and create a plan to keep your data updated so you can maximize your fundraising for the rest of the year. When a storm is coming, you prepare.

Online Donation Tools: The Best Ones for Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

If you’ve been in the fundraising game for quite a bit now, you probably understand the importance of establishing your presence in the online sphere. The more donation tools you have, the more data you can collect, which will later help you develop better online fundraising strategies.

Personalizing the Online Fundraising Experience


This helps sets one fundraiser apart from another. Whether you're hosting a walk-a-thon, charity auction, or soliciting online donations for an annual fund drive, the success of your fundraising campaign lies in the success of each of the individual participants.

Grant Seeking 101: Managing the Grant

Connection Cafe

Consider adding a Grants Received or Partners section to the Fundraising section of your website so people can easily find more information about the grants that you received. Nonprofit Nonprofit Fundraising applying for grants fundraising strategy grant management Grants 101

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3 Ways to Use Social Media for Higher Education Fundraising Success

NonProfit Hub

Follow these three guidelines to let social media work for your higher education fundraising success. Forget Direct Fundraising (For Now). As an experienced fundraiser, you know that fundraising dollars don’t roll in unless you have a relationship with those people first.

[New Report] Giving in an Uncertain Year

Connection Cafe

Organizations continue to test and learn the balance between democratizing giving and setting guidelines that still allow them to represent their mission and connect with donors. Across the world, 2017 was a year defined by change and uncertainty.

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AskIdealware: How Do I Get Started With Corporate Sponsorships?


What are the basic guidelines for online sponsorship? FundraisingAndrea Berry explains in this AskIdealware video. -->. Trackback URL for this post: [link].

How to Build a Grateful Patient Program to Drive Lifetime Donors

Connection Cafe

A well thought-out grateful patient program provides the guidelines to cultivate relationships with patients and turn those patients into lifetime supporters and donors. Foundations fundraising ideas grateful patient program Grateful patients healthcare healthcare fundraising

10 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising More Social

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Online fundraising is becoming more popular each year. It is offering new opportunities for nonprofits to improve their fundraising success while trying out new channels. So, how can you make your fundraising more social? Fundraising should not be just about making the ask.

Starting a Recurring Giving Program: Tips from the Major Hospital Foundation

Connection Cafe

We needed general guidelines for payment processing, membership requirements, and donor interactions. Healthcare Nonprofit Nonprofit Fundraising Nonprofit Marketing Donor Engagement fundraising tips Recurring GivingThe concept of recurring giving is pretty awesome.

Raising Money for Universities during COVID-19

Connection Cafe

Higher education fundraising is even more critical as colleges and universities navigate the unexpected and unpredictable financial situation caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic. There also are challenges among front-line fundraisers in relation to their metrics and goals.

3 Ways to Use Social Media for Higher Education Fundraising Success

NonProfit Hub

Follow these three guidelines to let social media work for your higher education fundraising success. Forget Direct Fundraising (For Now). As an experienced fundraiser, you know that fundraising dollars don’t roll in unless you have a relationship with those people first.

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season! Not a fundraiser? IMAGE ATTRIBUTION GUIDELINES Image Name: Author / License.

Digital Transformation: A Tale of Two Resilient Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

This is a topic near and dear to my heart –as we at Blackbaud have had the opportunity to watch countless “resilient nonprofits” use technology to reimagine their operations under social distancing guidelines and economic uncertainty.

Ethical Acts that Increase Donor Retention

Connection Cafe

For many fundraising professionals, the “ people give to people, not organizations ” concept is the foundation of their careers. Creating an impactful mission to strengthen the community isn’t the only influential piece of a fundraising plan. Ethical Fundraising.

15 Most-Read npENGAGE Articles from 2018

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Our expert contributors covered a lot of topics this year across fundraising, marketing, social media, advocacy, corporate social responsibility, grantmaking, financial management and more – and the list of the fifteen most read mirrors that diversity. .

Stewarding Your Congregation: Following the Golden Rule at Church

Connection Cafe

In my last article, “ Communicating Your Church’s Financial Needs ,” we discussed the second step to fundraising in church, explaining financial needs and spending. Recently, my church celebrated the financial support from a fundraiser for our youth.

How to Create a Highly Successful Major Gifts Program

Connection Cafe

I’ve spent a great deal of my career exploring what it takes to sustain a sort of paradox: a highly profitable fundraising organization. . Creating a pipeline of future donors and managing prospects appropriately throughout their lifetime is the single most important task of fundraising organizations today. . My philosophy has always been that fundraisers feel empowered when they have access to the data, they need to execute their missions.

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Accessibility: 5 Lessons for a Better Nonprofit Website

Connection Cafe

Now, this is not where I spring a dusty and intimidating list of accessibility guidelines upon you. You can download our poster below: Nonprofit Fundraising accessibility Online Fundraising web design

Making the Most of Your Nonprofit’s Website: Understanding the Basics

Connection Cafe

Hopefully, your year-end fundraising efforts have gone off without a hitch, but the best (and busiest) campaigns tend to reveal gaps or outdated parts of your toolkit. Remembering these elements and simplifying your website not only creates a stronger user experience for visitors, but it also ensures that your site is compliant with web accessibility guidelines. . For instance, a rushed or botched migration can have serious negative impacts on your ability to fundraise online.

2012 PANO Annual Conference

Amy Sample Ward

This session will provide an overview of the latest research on social networking and online fundraising and provide some guidelines and best practices to get you started today. presentation Presentations from 2012 fundraising panoac2012 reports research socialmediaDate : April 16-17, 2012. Location : Harrisburg, PA. Topic : Using Social Media to Tell Your Story and Raise Funds. Description : Is social media helping you reach your organizational goals and meet your mission?

5 New Google Analytics Statistics For Nonprofits


You’ve undoubtedly targeted a specific audience or demographic with a fundraising push, or with a specific message. Try using your audience personas you developed as guidelines for what different demographics you want to track and report on. Image courtesy of Google User Content.

Nonprofit Membership Programs: A How-To Guide

NonProfit Hub

Members as consumers: This model has less to do with fundraising and more to do with community-building. Members as advocates: To most nonprofit advocacy groups, growing their cause is a larger priority than fundraising. Donor Retention Featured Fundraising

Why Higher Education Institutions Need to Leverage Data and Analytics

Connection Cafe

Analytics Drives Athletics Fundraising. Whoever owns the program must build a framework for managing the data and guidelines for sharing it so that everyone can benefit. Higher Education data analytics Higher Ed Fundraising nonprofit technology

Grant Writing 101: Your GPS to Success

Connection Cafe

Submit required reports: Every funder has reporting guidelines. Fundraising Grant Writing annual giving development foundation support funders fundraising grant writing grantmakers Grants Wanna know a secret? I once ran my own grant writing business.

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Donor Stewardship: Guiding Donors to The Next Level of Support

Connection Cafe

Pro Tip: Consider personally inviting certain members and donors to fundraising events or functions that would interest them and/or their family. Remember that no two donors are alike and that a stewardship plan is primarily a guideline.

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The One Secret to Winning Foundation Grants

NonProfit Hub

Pamela Grow is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub and a fundraising coach for nonprofits. In 2014, Pamela was named one of the Top 40 Most Effective Fundraising Consultants. . _. “It Study the guidelines. If the guidelines say to include 3 copies of everything, include them.

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Twestival is Back and Local

Amy Sample Ward

It is up to each city team to facilitate nominations and the selection process using the Twestival guidelines. The cause selected is the recipient of the fundraising effort and not the event organizers.

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Housefile Size and Growth in the Luminate Online Benchmark Report

Connection Cafe

You should expect to see annual growth in your housefile (5-20% annual increase as a guideline), but remember growth isn’t everything. Nonprofit Fundraising Nonprofit Marketing Canada housefile housefile growth Luminate Online Benchmark Report Non-Profit