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

How Nonprofits Can Build Trust with Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

Even when nonprofits balance their desire to do good works with a realistic view of the level of effort required to accomplish those goals, funding may still be elusive if there are not strong internal controls in place. How are trust and internal controls intertwined?

American Cancer Society High Plains Social Media Guidelines

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These are our Social Media Guidelines for staff here in the High Plains Division of the American Cancer Society. Ask permission to publish or report on conversations that are meant to be private or internal to 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.

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?

Where have all the interns gone?

ASU Lodestar Center

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance ASU Lodestar Center The origin of the word “intern” goes back to the Latin and French meaning: to restrict or confine within prescribed limits, as prisoners of war, enemy aliens, or combat troops who take refuge in a neutral country. The term “intern” has changed over time as well with horror stories of long meaningless hours doing grunt work, being taken advantage of and then turned away with no job in sight.

The International Bar Association Publishes First Global Study of the Impact of Social Media on the Legal Profession

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The International Bar Association has just published the first global study of the impact of social media on the legal profession. 95% thought that the profession could benefit from training courses discussing guidelines for social networking within the legal profession and practice.

Launching the Global Scale wiki: Learn and share about scaling up!

Amy Sample Ward

That’s what led us to start the Global Scale wiki, and we hope that you’ll join us… With this wiki, we are aiming to create a resource for NGO practitioners where guidelines, lessons learned, tips, links and other help for ‘scaling up’ effective programs can be found.

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Facebook Reverses Ban on Sight-Loss Charity's Video Ad - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

AFP Blog

The company drew fire on social media for initially refusing the ad, saying it violates internal guidelines that favor "neutral or positive" messages and disallow "threatening" language." 'via

The emancipation of the charity employee

Steve Bridger

Hopping over the walls of internal departments to contribute to initiatives is often regarded as too provocative and challenging to the status quo. It’s already been a pretty damn good week.

Knowing When to Choose a Nonprofit-Specific Accounting Solution

Connection Cafe

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. Meet Reporting Guidelines.

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How To Get More Online Donations With Content Marketing

Nonprofits Source

University of Iowa: The donor intent of the gift establishes the guidelines for how they want their donation to be used. You can also use these related phrases in your internal link building strategies. Internal Link Building Done Right.

This Digital Marketing Process Will Make You Write Better Content

Nonprofits Source

It’s not a sexy topic, but structuring your ideas is what constrains our thoughts to adherable guidelines. By outlining your article, you’re able to stay on track while referring back to it as a guideline. This also includes developing an internal linking strategy.

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.

How to Solove the Brand Inconsistency Problem You Didn’t Even Know You Had

NetWits

You avoid sending inconsistent messages by creating and living by a brand manual – a document that provides all of the pertinent information needed to communicate your brand – internally and externally. This will help your audiences (internal and external) understand how you’ve evolved.

The Best Social Media Marketing Resources For Nonprofits

Nonprofits Source

CARE , an international nonprofit that fights against poverty by empowering girls and women, does a great job at sharing compelling stories and information that make a real impact. Applying for the nonprofit program takes 2 minutes, but make sure to read the eligibility guidelines.

Nonprofit Marketing Strategy (5 Steps To Reaching Donors Online)

Nonprofits Source

Without internal links your content becomes isolated from the rest of your site: This isolation runs into issues of publishing pages and articles that cover similar topics. It also keeps track of how many internal links each of your pages have.

The Value of Taking Mini-Breaks During the Nonprofit Work Day

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But even when our brains are resting, according to research , our minds are perpetually active internalizing and evaluating information. Set up internal chat lines for sharing photos or brief social updates.

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SEO For Nonprofits: A Beginners Guide To Digital Marketing Success

Nonprofits Source

Internal Link Building. Use internal links to relevant pages. When you start building out your internal link building strategy it’s important to consider the words you use within the text of the link.

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

Connection Cafe

Let them know that their willingness to let you experiment a bit with internal procedures will help your public launch go more smoothly. We needed general guidelines for payment processing, membership requirements, and donor interactions.

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. International Ethical Principals.

Global Scale: Launching the discussion list & much more!

Amy Sample Ward

The Global Scale project aims to create a resource for NGO practitioners where guidelines, lessons learned, tips, links and other help for ‘scaling up’ effective programs can be found. With this wiki, we are aiming to create a resource for NGO practitioners where guidelines, lessons learned, tips, links and other help for ‘scaling up’ effective programs can be found. As I announced in August , Bonnie Koenig and I are cultivating a learning space at [link].

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3 Steps To Capture Your Website Visitors In Less Than One Second

Connection Cafe

Conservation International [link] is a great example of how great quality images are paired with concise messaging effectively. Remember to offer relevant calls to action within internal pages as well. First Impressions Matter.

Online Community Manager Job Description

SocialFish

Marketing (internally) and Promotion (externally) of the community. Develops and maintain community training resources, guidelines, and policies. Identify and report on community trends to internal teams. Promotes and evangelize community activities internally.

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The Networked Nonprofit – #10NTC

Amy Sample Ward

Fast forward to 2009, Wendy led a process internally to create a social media guidelines and operational handbook. Operational guidelines need to be specific and include examples! This session with Beth Kanter and Allison Fine will be presented as a webinar and recorded as part of 10NTC Live. 10NTC Registrants can register for the free recording by entering the source code you received via email. Register Now!

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.

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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. “Twestival was born out of the idea that if cities are able to collaborate on an international scale, but work from a local level, it would result in a spectacular impact.

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Measuring the Impact of Your Nonprofit Program

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If a program falls in the woods, and no one’s there to hear it… You get the picture – impact is irrelevant if no one knows about it, so be sure to share updates with both stats and stories internally (i.e.

Nine Ways to Save More Time at Your Arts & Cultural Organization

Connection Cafe

Set up Policies and Guidelines for Data Entry. If your front desk is accepting donations and memberships, make sure they have the training and guidelines to enter data accurately. Guest Blog by Devendra Shrikhande.

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Social Media in the Nonprofit Workplace: Does Your Organization Need A Social Media Policy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But, if an organization simply cuts and pastes a social media policy without the internal culture change, it won't be effective. Not only about the potential concerns and how to respond, but how the organization or its internal culture can embrace social media.

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What’s in Your Community Manager Job Description?

SocialFish

Promotes and evangelizes community activities internally. TRAINING: Develops and maintains community training resources, guidelines, and policies. Provides internal and external community training as necessary. This post originally appeared on Online Community Results.

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nfp 2.0 » You’ve been promoted to “Buzz Director” (what, you don’t have one?)

Rebooting Charity

It’s a particular crusade of mine to encourage not-for-profits to identify an internal champion (or recruit a virtual volunteer) to take on this role. Beth Kanter can tell you more about widgets … Work with legal to write your blogging guidelines. That doesn’t mean proving ROI, but having some immediate examples of the impact you can have goes a long way to getting people internally on board.

Content Curation: The Art and Science of Spotting Awesome

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Do you or your organization have formal guidelines for “ spotting the awesome ” like Upwell (see below) or is it more of ”we know it when we see it?” ” UpWell Content Curation Guidelines - The Mobilisation Lab. Flickr Photo by Soyignatius.

Overcoming the Government-Nonprofit Dependency

ASU Lodestar Center

Create a “Rainy Day” Fund – Social Service organization tend to decrease their reserves with increased government grants , thus it becomes prudent for Social Service organizations to follow recommended guidelines for reserve funds. Recommended reserve guidelines include having liquid, unrestricted, board-designated funds that can cover 3-6 months of operating expenses.

Transforming Nonprofit Staff Into Champions on Social

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Internal Advisory Group: This group would represent key departments in your organizations — not just the communications department, but representations from fundraising, human resources, and programs. Will you do brown bag lunches, internal webinars, or one-on-one coaching?

Is your social media going in the right direction?

SocialFish

We’ll look at what internal staffing and resources you have in place to support your social media activities. help with Social Media Policies and Guidelines. a Social Media Assessment , which analyzes your internal infrastructure through a staff survey and site review.

5 Step Content Marketing Strategy For Nonprofits (W/ Examples)

Nonprofits Source

Without internal links your content becomes isolated from the rest of your site: This isolation runs into issues of publishing pages and articles that cover similar topics. But what HubSpot found next is what really piqued my interest: After adding internal links to older posts on their website they saw a noticeable boost in search rankings. It also keeps track of how many internal links each of your pages have. Note: Keyword difficulty should only be used as a guideline.

New Mobile Challenge: NetSquared + UC Berkeley

Amy Sample Ward

All 10 finalists will be invited to present their ideas at an international conference, “ The Soul of the New Machine: Human Rights, Technology, and New Media ,” at UC Berkeley, May 4 and 5, 2009. For more information about the HRC Mobile Challenge: Read the Rules and Guidelines. Originally posted on the NetSquared blog. NetSquared is pleased to announce a new Partner Challenge with University of California at Berkeley’s Human Rights Center.

Case Study: MPI and the “Social Media Guru†program for #WEC10

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MPI (Meeting Professionals International) created a Social Media Guru program, asking their members to apply to help lead their social media efforts around the World Education Congress this past weekend in Vancouver. The FTC Guidelines now specify that “the post of a blogger who receives cash or in-kind payment to review a product is considered an endorsement.

LAST CHANCE to bring SocialFish in at 2012 rates

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help with Social Media Policies and Guidelines. a Social Media Assessment , which analyzes your internal infrastructure through a staff survey and site review. Are you an association or nonprofit who’s been doing social media work for a while?

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Building a Business Case for IT Projects: Nonprofit Edition

Connection Cafe

Here are a few guidelines I offer organizations trying to justify an investment: Enhanced mission delivery. Alternatively, reducing risk exposure, enhancing brand equity, or motivating and retaining staff can be “make or break” considerations for key internal stakeholders.

We're Looking for Talent with a Capital T: Apply for an NTEN Internship

NTEN

We're looking for three interns who want to gain experience in creating technology champions while also learning valuable professional skills. NTC Marketing and Communications Intern : Come learn and help develop strategy for the delivery of the marketing and communications surrounding our popular annual conference, the Nonprofit Technology Conference. Complete guidelines for how to apply are in each listing. NTEN will help interns obtain college credit, if desired.

Association Social Media: American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

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3) Can you describe the internal collaboration workflow with other areas of the association (e.g. We have community guidelines , and we strictly enforce them (but in as polite a manner as possible). We have community guidelines and enforce them daily.

Association Social Media: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

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3) Can you describe the internal collaboration workflow with other areas of the association (e.g. I’m a one-woman shop (with the occasional intern) so collaboration is key. In our current model, the Communications team hosts a weekly meeting with all internal stakeholders.