Five Ways to Ensure Your Event Makes Headline News

Connection Cafe

Let’s look at ways to make your event stand out from the crowd and grab some headlines. Walk into a coffee shop in any size town, and you will see a bulletin board chock-a-block with posters for charity walks, runs, and similar events. The charity 5K and walk is so common that municipalities struggle to schedule parks and roadways for these events every weekend. So how do you make the fact that you’re doing a 5K or walk into news that’s going to get reported?

Ready to Respond: Real-Time Lessons in Preparedness from the Headlines and the ACLU

Connection Cafe

Over the weekend, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) received $24,164,691 from 356,306 online donations. To put this surge of donations into perspective, the ACLU raised a typically raises $4M in online giving annually. In one weekend, the ACLU raised 6x what they typically raise online in a given year.

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New Pew Internet survey sheds insights on location-based services - National U.S. Headlines | Examiner.com

AFP Blog

Headlines | Examiner.com : The continuing influence of digital technology has spurred new practices when it comes to using smartphones. New Pew Internet survey sheds insights on location-based services - National U.S. A new survey published Thursday by the Pew Research Center''s Internet and American Life Project revealed a gradual rise in the use of local services in the United States along with the increasing adoption of smartphones

Upworthy Type Headlines: To Like or Dislike?

Frogloop

Upworthy, a site that focuses on curating social cause related videos and content has been receiving a lot of media attention for changing how bloggers write headlines. But is this a signal that people are growing weary of the “and you won’t believe what happened next” headlines? However, trying to amp up your creativity with headlines and testing them to see if they resonate with your audiences is something you should always be investing resources into.

Disaster Relief Of A Different Kind - West Virginia Headline News and Talk Radio

AFP Blog

Disaster Relief Of A Different Kind - West Virginia Headline News and Talk Radio : Seventeen West Virginia Office of Technology employees are working long hours in Louisiana lending an IT helping hand following what Hurricane Isaac left behind. The workers volunteered for the service and state Chief Technology Officer Gale Given says they've been busy since they arrived. They are helping intake centers distribute food stamp cards," she said.

Newspaper Headline Generator

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Newspaper Headline Generator Originally uploaded by cambodia4kidsorg. Celeste found the fake Newspaper Headline Generator and has thought up some ways that nonprofits can use it. Meanwhile, if you are interested in tagging and nonprofits - come on over the N-TEN Affinity Groups and join the NP Tagvocates Group

The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: An Aretha Tribute, Upworthy Headlines, and Blogs You Should Be Reading

Connection Cafe

Upworthy Type Headlines: To Like or Dislike? Upworthy has totally nailed the ‘stop whatever it is you’re doing and read this and then go share it with everyone you know’ headline. I completed my annual review last week. And I’ll be honest, I put that thing off as long as possible.

5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement

EveryAction

There are many elements of your donation pages that can be adjusted to test their impact on the form’s conversion rates, including the headline, photos or images, and the number and layout of fields in the form. There’s no secret trick to instantly improving digital engagement for nonprofits.

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Widget for Publishing RSS Headlines

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This isn't the only widget that uses RSS stream headlines or content from feeds. I put query out on the NTEN affinity group for nonprofit blogging about widgets. Reed Stockman from AFP Blog (Associate of Fundraising Professionals) told me that he is using a widget called RSSMIX to combine feeds and republish them on their Master Blog. He notes that this widget is useful because it: a.) easily allows them to show the most recent news from some of the topical blogs b.) drives traffic c.)

Storytelling Workouts for Year-End Fundraising

EveryAction

Take 30 minutes to write out what the headlines will be, any additional copy, and create a list of graphic needs. As End of Year Fundraising quickly approaches we've started to think of what you can do now to ensure a successful fundraising season. With so many EOY campaigns , one of the most powerful ways for donors to connect with your cause is through the power of storytelling.

Our EveryAction Hero: Middle East Children's Alliance

EveryAction

When our issue is in the headlines we generally see a big increase in supporters but aside from that we just have to work hard to say in touch with those people who are first-time donors or sign up to our list! The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) works to protect the rights and improve the lives of children in the Middle East through aid, empowerment and education. This year they're celebrating 30 years of serving the region.

Meet the EveryAction Team 2018

EveryAction

In the current news cycle, it seems like bad news makes it to all the headlines. At EveryAction we’re on a mission to provide nonprofits with best-in-class fundraising, engagement, and advocacy tools, but we like to think that we’re a pretty fun place to work, too. We strive to promote a healthy work life balance, that’s why our team hosts things like “social fridays”, team yoga classes, company-wide bake-offs, and other activities to de-stress.

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WATCH: It's Not the Ice Bucket Challenge, but This 'Nickelback' Charity Fundraiser Is Going Viral

AFP Blog

His charity project—listening to Nickelback, for a week straight—is making international headlines. WATCH: It''s Not the Ice Bucket Challenge, but This ''Nickelback'' Charity Fundraiser Is Going Viral : "When Relevant''s Jesse Carey wants to give back, he doesn''t do it halfway. The project, "the ultimate test of human endurance," is two-fold, Carey says in the podcast. " ''via Blog this

The Bitchun Society has arrived! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

10.02.06 | 97 3 Comments [link] The+Bitchun+Society+has+arrived%21 2006-10-03+04%3A58%3A12 Allan+Benamer Those of you who have read Cory Doctorow’s Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom will know what the headline is talking about but for the uninitiated here’s a quick recap: The world has finally arrived in a postscarcity economy where everyone’s basic needs are met.

Donors’ Pledges to Reconstruct Haiti Come up Empty | UN Dispatch

AFP Blog

Donors’ Pledges to Reconstruct Haiti Come up Empty | UN Dispatch : "Back in March 2010, when the devastating earthquake in Haiti was still making headline news, UN member states pledged over $9 billion for Haiti’s reconstruction – including $5.3 billion for 2010-2011

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CNN Rumored to Buy Mashable for $200 Million

AFP Blog

A ‘little bird’ apparently informed Reuters reporter Felix Salmon that CNN is buying Mashable, a blog that covers social media-related news, a lot of lists about anything from the funniest cat videos of the day to the most pinteresting Pinterest pinboard of the hour and whatnot, often with the CAPS Lock key turned on for the headlines, for “upwards of $200 million CNN Rumored to Buy Mashable for $200 Million : Well, well, well.

Gowalla Turns the Tables, Integrates With Foursquare

AFP Blog

Gowalla Turns the Tables, Integrates With Foursquare: "t is the company’s decision to integrate Gowalla with Foursquare (foursquare), its rival in geolocation, that will capture all of the headlines, though. The Foursquare integration has two key components. First, Gowalla now lets you broadcast your checkins on not only its app, but Twitter (Twitter), Tumblr (Tumblr), Facebook Places and

Is Your Website Turning Away Donors? | Inspiring Generosity

AFP Blog

The headline of the results, published on July 18, 2013, caught my eye. Is Your Website Turning Away Donors? Inspiring Generosity : Recently, Philanthropy.com published a survey of millennials who were asked to respond to different nonprofit websites. It reads, “75% of Young Donors Turned Off By Out-of-Date Web Sites.” The survey involved 2,600 people born between the years 1979-1994.

New database will show how charity money is spent | Philanthropy Impact

AFP Blog

It will give headline income and expenditure and show how charities with an income of over 500,000 allocate their revenue across fundraising and governance, charitable activities and reserves. New database will show how charity money is spent | Philanthropy Impact : The database will consist of information from the annual returns sent to the Charity Commission from charities in England and Wales.

Less is More: The Dos and Don’ts of Facebook Advertising

Byte Technology

For instance, hitting older age groups with an intense hard-sell headline accompanied by a fast-and-loud video won’t likely get you very far. Likewise presenting Gen x-ers with a too tame headline won’t hold their attention, and it’s unlikely you’ll see such efforts translate to sales. Maintain consistency by keeping your ad simple and pair a headline with a message in a way that doesn’t overwhelm readers.

Articles That Work in Nonprofit E-Newsletters | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

AFP Blog

You've bolded this solo headline and played with italics. Articles That Work in Nonprofit E-Newsletters | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit: "That blinking cursor on your screen is taunting you. You've set a deadline to send out this week's (month's/quarter's) e-newsletter, but you haven't progressed past 'Summer Newsletter.' It's blue. green

Nonprofit Blog Carnival

AFP Blog

Take a few minutes and read through the headlines that stand Nonprofit Blog Carnival: "I am hosting this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival (last month’s carnival). I was amazed at what a great response we had this month. Thank you all for your incredible submissions. Because we had so many submissions I’ve taken a few of my favorites to tell you about and included a listing of the others below.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 110: Understanding Data Privacy Regulations

Connection Cafe

New privacy regulations, data breaches and consumer attitudes about data privacy are constantly in the headlines. But it’s not just corporations that have to worry about data privacy – data privacy regulations are a serious topic for social good organizations as well. Cameron Stoll, Principal Legal Counsel at Blackbaud, joins host Steve MacLaughlin to explore the topic of data privacy regulations in depth.

RSS is really your friend

NCE Social Media

RSS is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format (from Wikipedia ). RSS - Really Simple Syndication, can be a great time saver. Ideaware has an outstanding article on how to harness RSS to benefit your information needs. I would recommend reading it. Please share how you would use it with your agency in our comments section.

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Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Twitter crowdsourced China earthquake in realtime

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Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Twitter crowdsourced China earthquake in realtime: "While the mainstream media scrambled to put up their “breaking news” headlines Robert Scoble alias Scobleizer, was early to tweet the news. Quickly there were live radio interviews, pictures, google maps, videos all being sent in real-time, says VentureBeat.". NPTwitter NPDisasterRelief NPtech

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This Week in Video News

See What's Out There

Here are some of our favorite headlines from this week. August 15, 2014 There's a lot happening in video. Andreessen Horowitz Announces $50 Million Investment In BuzzFeed Legendary investor Andreesen Horowitz put a lot of his eggs in the Buzzfeed basket early this week. This puts Buzzfeed's value at $850 million. A big chunk of […].

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Will Google Buzz Go the Way of Facebook Beacon? | Technomix | Fast Company

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Technomix | Fast Company: "Whether you like it or loathe it, Google's new Buzz social sharing system has hit the headlines in a particularly catastrophic way over and over in the week since its launch. Will Google Buzz Go the Way of Facebook Beacon? Though Google has moved to adjust some of the issues, some of the damage is already done. Google's usual trick of data-mining and automating some

Nonprofit Trends: Charitable Giving in 2013

NonProfit Trends

The headline from the report wasn’t overly optimistic: charitable giving in 2012 was nearly flat, up 1.7 Earlier this month, the company I have the privilege of leading released its 2012 Charitable Giving Report. Although we look at giving all the time, releasing a charitable giving index every month, this report was a time for us both to reflect on the year behind us and to hear from experts from a variety of nonprofit sub-sectors.

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OMG! You Won’t Believe What Facebook Just Did To Click Bait!

John Haydon

In their News Feed FYI , Facebook says that people prefer headlines that help them decide if they want to read the article before they click. The Takeaway: Write headlines that clearly tell people what they’ll get after they click. In addition to reducing click-bait headlines, the newsfeed also considers how links are posted. Link posts display more info about an article (headline, caption, URL, image, description) making it easier to decide whether to click on it or not.

5 Must Haves for Every Good Blog Post

SocialFish

Engaging Title/Headline. Headline hacking’ and ‘link bait’ are just a couple of the terms used to describe the art of crafting an intriguing headline. A good headline should include a few elements to make them really juicy: 1. Alright, so you’ve crafted a stellar headline that has gotten a click; congratulations! Your headline and your picture should work together to speak volumes about your post. bold headlines.

This Digital Marketing Process Will Make You Write Better Content

Nonprofits Source

Each headline and subsequent sub-headlines should lead the reader to the conclusion you are trying to make. Write A Headline That People Want To Click. Your headline is the first thing people see when your article pops into their social feeds, inbox or however else it’s found. I tend to brainstorm headline ideas as I write and make adjustments up to the moment I hit publish. What compels you to click on those headlines?

Back to Basics: 5 Essentials Steps to Email Marketing

NonProfit Hub

Pay Attention to Your Subject Line and Headline. If readers open the email, the headline will make a large difference in whether they read the entire email or not. On average, 8 out of 10 people will read headline copy , but only 2 out of 10 will read the rest. Allow the headline to be as attention-grabbing as the subject line, and have it complement the rest of the email’s content.

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Mobile-Friendly Searching: Getting Your Non-Profit’s Website Up to Speed

Byte Technology

And they’re responding to the trend by rolling out new criteria for users: Google’s new mobile-friendly website search algorithm is the one certainly making headlines, and the company has even set an April 21 st deadline when they recommend all sites have the element of responsive design that will allow them to display appropriately and be functional across all mobile tech.

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Does your org do advocacy work? You may need this.

SocialFish

This easy-to-use tool can be used for researching influence background on corporate correspondence, adding context to newspaper headlines or discovering who is behind political fundraising solicitations. Subtitled, Reason no. 637,278 why you should switch to Gmail. Inbox Influence is a new tool from the Sunlight Foundation that allows you to see the political contributions of the people and organizations that are mentioned in emails you receive.

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

EveryAction

Experiment with different tacts when writing headlines + preview language to determine what draws your social audience to click. 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.

Why Well Designed Landing Pages Are a Must

NonProfit Hub

You also want to have a strong headline that complements the anchor text that got them there. For example, if someone clicked on a link in an email that said, “Register for XYZ event,” then the headline on the landing page should reflect that anchor text. When it comes to your nonprofit’s website, landing pages may be the single most important thing for you to be concerned about this year. They’re critical for many reasons, including SEO—so let’s start with the basics.

A/B Split Testing 101: Tools and Tips for WordPress Site Optimization

Byte Technology

Doing A/B split testing is an absolutely ideal way to gauge your user base and basically see what makes them tick—what landing pages really garner attention; what headlines encourage them towards further exploration; and even what colors on your pages seem to be the most attractive and compelling. With it you can compare all sorts of different content, from themes to CSS variations to post titles and headlines.

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OMG! You Won’t Believe What Facebook Just Did To Click Bait!

John Haydon

In their News Feed FYI , Facebook says that people prefer headlines that help them decide if they want to read the article before they click. The Takeaway: Write headlines that clearly tell people what they’ll get after they click. In addition to reducing click-bait headlines, the newsfeed also considers how links are posted. Link posts display more info about an article (headline, caption, URL, image, description) making it easier to decide whether to click on it or not.

5 Keys for Achieving your Organization’s Goals

Connection Cafe

Here are a few of the big headlines we keep on our minds (and on sticky notes on our desk when our minds are full) to make sure we’re keeping our urgent work from drowning out our most important work. Many organizations take a step back at the end of the year to set their strategic goals, define their annual budget and inspire their team with a vision for the future year. But now, it’s that time of year. The madness of the holiday season has calmed.

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Making Data Engaging: Designing The Nation's Report Card (Part 1)

Influence

In early November, you might have seen headlines such as this one, from the Washington Post: “ U.S. In early November last year, the news headlines were bursting with news about the 2013 results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessments for mathematics and reading, and how for the first time ever this exciting data was available to all through a new set of engaging and interactive charts.

How to Plan the Fall Fundraiser Everyone Will Be Talking About

Connection Cafe

Make headlines and use social media to generate buzz. Here are two other great resources to help you make headline news: Five Ways to Ensure Your Event Makes Headline News. This year, exceed your goals, sell out seats, make headline news, and share your success—and do it all with ease. We’ve almost made it through the sweaty summer season and fall—in all its chilly glory—is knocking anxiously at our doors.

How to Recruit Remote Volunteers During COVID-19 Using RemoteHub

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Next, add a cover picture, company photo, headline, and description. By Julia Boyun , Marketing Manager at RemoteHub – a job and volunteer marketplace and community that connects and matches companies and nonprofit organizations with remote professionals.

3 SEO Strategies To Increase Your Nonprofit’s Online Reach

TechImpact

Your keywords should be evenly distributed between your content and your headlines to make the biggest impact online. Image courtesy of Vudu Marketing. Your nonprofit is only as successful as its reach, and in today’s internet focused marketplace your reach is driven by your online presence.