Does Your Organization Have Social Media Guidelines for All Staff?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We adopted a set of Guidelines that TNT created (creative commons) to ENCOURAGE their staff to use social: We adopted a set of Guidelines that TNT created (creative commons) to ENCOURAGE their staff to use social:

Eight Good Company Culture Guidelines

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A few guidelines will ensure a level playing field for all team members as they pursue their individual goals." Christensen's recommended eight guidelines are: We respect each other.

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Really Great Team Communication Follows These 12 Guidelines

Wild Apricot Blog

These 12 guidelines by two leading communications experts can help you create really great team communication in your organization. Team-Communication

Learn Design Basics and Build Brand Guidelines for Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

With a solid foundation, you can begin to implement good design practices and build some brand guidelines for your organization. understand why implementing brand guidelines creates value for your organization. identify practical ways to use organizational brand guidelines consistently.

Posting User Social Media Guidelines

NCE Social Media

Beth Kanter, who I’ve written about before ( 1 )( 2 )( 3 ), recently shared a copy of the AARP’s Facebook Community Guidelines. These are a set of guidelines letting people know what they may and may not post on the AARP Facebook page(s).

Best Practices E-mail Guidelines For Effective Communication

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are some wise guidelines that Verizon Wireless has used to promote effective, efficient and responsible e-mail use within its company. You can find these guidelines in the new book, Managers, Can You Hear Me Now?

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Ideal Company Culture Guidelines

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A few guidelines will ensure a level playing field for all team members as they pursue their individual goals." Christensen's recommended eight guidelines are: We respect each other.

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

Eight Company Culture Guidelines

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A few guidelines will ensure a level playing field for all team members as they pursue their individual goals." Christensen's recommended eight guidelines are: We respect each other.

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New on SSIR: You can has memesez?

Amy Sample Ward

Whether it’s “Call Me Maybe,” “Sh*t People Say,” or any other meme that comes along, here are three guidelines you can use to decide when and how to get your nonprofit involved in an Internet meme. 3 Guidelines for Nonprofits.

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Technology Should Serve Inspiration, Not the Other Way Around (Video)

John Haydon

Strategy culture social media guidelines technologyIn this short video, I share an experience I had working with a nonprofit to help them find the right people to represent the org online.

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Eight Guidelines For A Good Company Culture

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A few guidelines will ensure a level playing field for all team members as they pursue their individual goals." Christensen's recommended eight guidelines are: We respect each other.

Pre-order Your Social Media Road Map Today

John Haydon

Strategy social media for non-profits social media guidelinesUnderstanding your audience, refining your nonprofit’s message, and knowing how to use various different social media channels can often be a confusing process.

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

AFP Blog

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.

Social Media Employee Guidelines


People keep asking me for the link to my post about Intel's social media employee guidelines (and other examples) so here it is again. Their policy guidelines are so good that I have actually cut and pasted them into a Word doc in case the link goes dead again. Intel's link was actually not working a couple of days ago, so I got in touch with them and they totally fixed it. Awesomesauce!

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Kitchen rules for private communities

John Haydon

Strategy policy social media guidelinesThere are unspoken rules on how online fundraising efforts are managed on Facebook Pages, blogs and private communities. Often these rules aren’t any different than the social rules we observe in our daily lives.

Really good socmed employee guidelines


Check this out - it's Intel's social media policy/guidelines for employees. I would reprint some of it, but the whole thing is toally awesome. If you need to develop some for your own organization, I'd use this as a model - in fact, if anyone has specific ideas about modifying this to be more association-specific, please feel free to leave me some comments, and together we can create a really good association model for us to use.

Community Leadership and Volunteering: A Gateway to Happiness


Follow these guidelines and you will be well on your way to successfully bettering your community Volunteering your time serves an important function in your community.

American Cancer Society High Plains Social Media Guidelines

FI Space

These are our Social Media Guidelines for staff here in the High Plains Division of the American Cancer Society. Tags: Economics Innovation Social Software Guidelines Online Networks Social Media Staff Thoughts Launch and learn right? We represent 7 states here in the US. Take a look and let us know what you think. The first 4 people to comment will win prizes. Feel free to adopt and modify them for your org just make sure you give us some credit and link love!

Social Media Usage Guidelines: Don't moon people with cameras (or at least hide your face when you do)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What might be needed is a set of social media usage guidelines. A very smart colleague who works at a foundation helped me understand the distinction between social media policy and usage guidelines through a discussion on his Facebook wall. Smart Colleague: Here's some guidelines.

7 Step Policy Guide for Nonprofit Operating Reserves

Connection Cafe

Once an appropriate target amount has been determined for operating reserves, the board needs to draft a policy that establishes the fund and sets forth guidelines for using it. Implementation – Put into practice the guidelines established in the Operating Reserve Policy.

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After Rebranding Your Nonprofit, Then What?

Connection Cafe

They often equate brand to their logo, a cool color palette, and a set of identity guidelines—prioritizing consistency as the main objective. It’s more than a guidelines manual. And you have a shiny new set of brand guidelines.

Grant Writing Best Practices: 5 Tips from 5 Experts

NonProfit Hub

It’s best when you can connect the need and how you’ll address it to the funder’s guidelines/priorities. Rory Green — Make Sure the Guidelines are Clear. It may sound basic, but many charities don’t pay very close attention to the grantor’s wishes and guidelines. Grant writing is a great way to secure funding for your organization and has a multifaceted pathway to success.

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How Will Tracking Outcomes Help Your Organization’s Story?

Connection Cafe

Back in my days as a Corporate Funder, I was routinely asked to provide giving details for our organization. This information was included in annual reports, presented at Board Meetings, shared with employees or even at monthly departmental meetings. Our focus was on: Dollars granted.

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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. Today’s healthcare market is consumer driven.

Case Study: How Human Rights Watch Leverages Employee Personal Brands on Twitter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

To support the champions strategy, Human Rights Watch incorporated broad guidelines in its s ocial media policy for staff to participate as their personal brands – tweeting as themselves versus an organizational or department brand.

Social Media Staff Guides: Another Example

Amy Sample Ward

Timo Luege recently shared the new social media staff guidelines created at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Creating staff guidelines specific to online or social media use in organizations has been a hot topic for the last year or so and many organizations rely on examples of what other organizations or companies have created as a starting place for making their own. Why create social media staff guidelines?


December 2010 Community Builder’s Chat Wrap-up #CommBuild

Amy Sample Ward

Laura Norvig shared the guidelines used for their email listserv: E-mail discussion lists hosted by the Resource Center are not moderated. And Claire Sale shared the British Red Cross guidelines: The British Red Cross values comments both complimentary and critical. Monthly Chats chat commbuild community builder guidelines social mediaIn this month’s chat,we had some good discussion around social media guildines and online community moderation.

NpTech Tag Cross Blog Discussion: What do those guidelines look like?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" Michelle Murrain hints at a possible solution: "I think that it is certainly possible to disseminate some guidelines (that some people will pay attention to) for the use of the nptech tag that could increase the signal/noise ratio." " What do those guidelines look like? The Cross Blog Discussion of the NpTechTag has generated some comments and blog posts that I've summarized below.

Infographic: The Ideal Length For Everything Online


Check out these guidelines for ideal post lengths, according to Buffer: The post Infographic: The Ideal Length For Everything Online appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

Journeying Toward Outcomes and Measuring Results

Connection Cafe

As a funder, I need to state upfront during in my application guidelines what my program is trying to achieve, enabling grantees to determine if their program is a match.

Ethical Acts that Increase Donor Retention

Connection Cafe

These guidelines will help your organization increase donor trust and create a positive culture. The Council of Nonprofits has created guidelines to develop a gift acceptance policy.

Top Tips and Techniques for Holiday App Marketing


If you follow a few simple guidelines, however, you’ll be on the right track to overcoming those challenges. As outlined in this ebook, those guidelines include spreading your campaigns accordingly and retargeting to stay top of mind.

Knowing When to Choose a Nonprofit-Specific Accounting Solution

Connection Cafe

Meet Reporting Guidelines. Nonprofit organizations are accountable to a variety of internal and external stakeholders. For this reason, it can be challenging to present timely, accurate data to external stakeholders while demonstrating fiscal responsibility internally.

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How To Stop Your Nonprofit’s After Hours Email Habit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is far better to address unhealthy attitudes toward digital communications at your nonprofit by carefully crafted and communicated email guidelines developed with everyone’s input. Some nonprofit workplaces have a rule about not sending any emails in the evenings or weekends.

Facebook, Nonprofits, and Youth Programs: Safety and Privacy Issues

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When she takes photos and posts on social media channels, she uses these common sense guidelines: Doesn’t take photos of kids if clothing identifies their school (e.g. What are your best tips for social media policy and guidelines for nonprofits that serve young people?

11 Outstanding Nonprofit Reports You Should Read


However, many organizations look to create an official policy to satisfy legal concerns, make senior leadership more comfortable, and to provide more in depth guidelines to staff who engage supporters and the public on social channels.

2013 NTC Session Submission Open July 10th - August 3rd


We have made changes to the Session Submission Guidelines and the Session Submission form. Submitters are required to review the guidelines before submitting session ideas.

Nonprofit Heads Up: Google Grant Renewals


Google offers this advice to help you gather the necessary information for renewal: You can start preparing for the renewal window by gathering your nonprofit status documentation and reviewing your AdWords account to ensure it is in compliance with the Google Grants guidelines.

30 Tools Social Media Professionals Can’t Live Without


What every social media marketer should know about the 2013 FTC guidelines Twubs Offers New API-Compliant Twitter Chat Tools Social Media Marketing Primer How MomsRising and charity: water have used Storify & Quora for success.