Three Rules for Compelling Images

Connection Cafe

And since you are a busy nonprofit professional, I have boiled down the report into three highlights. Don’t forget to tag your images based on content and date and continue to acquire new ones so your visual brand stays fresh and engaging.

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Top 10 Sources for Free Images

Tech Soup Blog

There are more places than ever to get free images that are entirely OK for you to use for your communications. Here are 10 sources for images you can freely use on your website or other communications channels. Where to Find Free Images. How TechSoup Uses Images.

5 Tips For Nonprofits Using Image Driven Content Marketing


Image courtesy of Gramination. As a result, images, visuals, and infographics are taking more precedent. Here are 5 ways your nonprofit can better utilize images and infographics accomplish your mission. Focus content to audience and your nonprofit’s objectives.

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The Scoop on Getty's New Free Images


Did Getty Images, the world''s largest photo service just make its photos free to use? Getty Images says you can use images for free by embedding them on your website or blog as long it''s for non-commercial purposes. What do you think about Getty''s new, free embedded images?

How to Choose the Right Image for Your Website

Tech Soup Blog

Oh stock images. Here are a few key considerations to help you choose fantastic images for your site. Are You Treating Your Images as Content? Good, this is important: Photos and other images should never be used just as decoration. Is the Image Relevant?

Free Graphics Software and Images

Tech Soup Blog

I promise not to say anything about a picture being worth a thousand words, but in today’s ‘attention economy’ using images in our communications online or off is more important than ever in attracting attention. Image Editing. It’s also a nonprofit project.

8 Ways Nonprofits Can Add Engaging Images to Their Social Media

AFP Blog

8 Ways Nonprofits Can Add Engaging Images to Their Social Media : There is no doubt that visual marketing is driving online, and especially social media, content. People are visual animals – what we see helps us process information more quickly than what we read or what we hear. Wishpond found that 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and there is a reason – visuals are processed 60 thousand times faster than text

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7 Fantastic Free or Low Cost Sources To Get Images for Your Content Strategy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Image by Sam Howzit. Images, visuals, videos, and infographics are being staples of nonprofit’s content strategy, especially for social channels. It isn’t a good idea to just grab an image from Internet, tweak it, and call it your own.

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12 Nonprofit Call-to-Action Twitter Images to Study and Learn From

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It is true that tweets with images receive more engagement , but how much more engagement depends on the quality of the images and if they are properly sized for Twitter ( 1024 x 512 pixels or a 2:1 aspect ratio ). Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits.

Image Beats Text: Good for Museums, Tough for Me

Museum 2.0

Instagram has become a popular way to share photos, along with Flickr , where we catalog all our images from events and exhibitions. While I''m comfortable working out my thoughts in a half-baked way in words, I rarely use images as part of that learning/reflecting/sharing experience.

4 Tools to Create Images, Videos, Diagrams, and Flowcharts

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup has a number of visual communication product donations for nonprofits, libraries, and religious organizations. Image and Video Editing. Photoshop Elements is a tool for editing photos and other still images. Intro to Photoshop for Nonprofits (Part 1).

4 ways to supercharge your nonprofit images to connect with your supporters


With so many things competing for people''s attention today, images and photos are a more important aspect of your communications toolbox than ever before. Audiences are so accustomed to viewing images networks like Instagram, Tumblr, Vine, and Pinterest that it can be difficult to get people to pay attention without visuals. Here are some tips to help you improve your image content. Be strategic about your subject matter: Share images that tell a story.

Understanding Images: A Guide to Color Formats

AFP Blog

Understanding Images: A Guide to Color Formats: "Understanding Images: A Guide to Color FormatsChoose the right color for your Web or print projectBy: Brian SatterfieldFebruary 8, 2007Why does the color of your nonprofit's logo never look the same on the Web as it does in print?

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How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And, you need to think about the cover image design in the context of your overall content strategy. Nonprofit Techie Ash Shepherd to the rescue! How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer by Guest Post Ash Shepherd.

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Content Strategy: What Are Your Images Saying To Your Visitors?

Beaconfire Wire

Some organizations are fortunate to have stunning images at their disposal that perfectly convey their brand. In fact, there are times when subtle, less impactful images are the most effective choice. The No Image, Image Choice. The Image That Says It All.

Instagram for Nonprofits: Powerful Images in the Palm of Your Hand

Have Fun - Do Good

I love how simple it is to use I love how good it makes my photos look I love how easy it is to share images across networks (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Flickr) I love "reading" my feed of stories told through images each day The Instagram community has grown quickly.

3 Easy Ways To Make Your Nonprofit's Email Program Stand Out Today [With Free Templates]

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

For most nonprofits, email is the backbone of their digital fundraising program. Use a welcome email series Marketing automation is more than just a buzzword for nonprofits today, it is a necessary tool, saving valuable staff time that can then be spent on more valuable tasks.

5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

There’s no secret trick to instantly improving digital engagement for nonprofits. The most reliable way for nonprofits to increase digital engagement is to test different techniques and messages with your own audience to determine what they respond to best, and follow the results.

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Writing (and Testing) Great Nonprofit Emails

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

You can always refer back to these recordings when you are trying to convey the voice of your nonprofit. The trick with graphic emails is breaking up the images into sections. Smaller images files will load more quickly than one large image. email fundraising nonprofit toolsCrafting smart and effective emails can be challenging. Every list is different and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to writing effective emails.

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GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

It’s no secret that storytelling in the digital age is essential for nonprofits , but the efficacy of stories depends largely on how clearly and strategically they’re communicated to each unique segment of your audience, also sometimes known as a persona.

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Create Stunning Images on Your Smartphone or Tablet

Tech Soup Blog

The app lets you combine images, apply effects, and share images through social media. You transfer images from your iPad into Photoshop, view open Photoshop images, and more. One advantage of Fotor is that you can save edited images with no loss of resolution.

How to Optimize Your Images for the Web

Wild Apricot

After yesterday’s post about the importance of website speed to your nonprofit’s audience, to search engines (notably Google), and to the health of the Internet in general, several Wild Apricot readers came back with one big question: What can we do to make our website faster? Tags: Non-profit technology nptech images websites application

On the Future of Braille: Thoughts by Radical Braille Advocates

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Images are currently omitted altogether in electronic braille formats and require extensive human intervention to produce in an accessible, tactile form. Image by the National Braille Press, a DIAGRAM subcontract.

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8 Annual Reports We Love

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Annual Reports are a staple of nonprofit life, but are they worth it? Environment America uses page breaks with vivid nature images to delineate their various areas of interest. nonprofit tools End of Year

Infographic: 2013 Nonprofit Communication Trends


In the infographic below, check out what nonprofit CEOs from the United States, Canada, and other countries had to say about their nonprofit’s communication tendencies. Numbers and figures thanks to the hard work by Nonprofit Marketing Guide.

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Infographic: Facebook for Nonprofits


Image courtesy of Inside Facebook. Facebook is 99% of the time a must have for your nonprofit. If your nonprofit doesn’t have a Facebook, check out this infographic and consider if it’s time to sign up and start engaging! Image courtesy of MediaCause.

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Harness Mobile Technology In 2018


M+R Benchmarks Report , 40% of nonprofit website visitors in the year 2017 were using a mobile phone - a 9% increase from the year prior. Here are five things that all nonprofits should be doing in 2018 to keep up with mobile trends. nonprofit tools mobile

Infographic: Nonprofit Strategic Restructuring


Your nonprofit’s structure was laboriously built over years of tinkering, learning, and perfecting. So, it’s understandable that restructuring your nonprofit can be a daunting sometimes terrifying thought. Image courtesy of Foundation Center.

8 Secrets To Writing a Great Nonprofit RPF With Ease [Free Template]

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

When your nonprofit needs a new vendor or consultant, the standard course of action is to send out a Request for Proposal (RFP) - indicating that your organization is interested in receiving information from vendors. What makes your nonprofit different?

Jump Start Nonprofit Email Marketing With 5 Quick Tips


Image courtesy of Your nonprofit sends out emails to either donors, constituents, members, employees, subscribers, or all of the above. Link to images. Instead of adding in an image that loads upon opening, add a link to the image instead.

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Nonprofit Email Design: 20 Tips for More Effective Emails


Email communications are a critical piece of every nonprofits engagement strategy. Consider how your email will look with images disabled. Many email clients disable images by default. Images. Try to reduce the amount of images in your email.

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Is Your Nonprofit Website Ready for 2017?

Connection Cafe

With end of year fast approaching, it’s likely that your nonprofit is making plans for 2017. Are your images large enough? Click around on your site and evaluate the sizes of your images. If you want to get down to the pixels, your images should be at least 400 x 250px.

4 Easy Ways to Prepare Your Website for End-of-Year Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

It’s a busy time for fundraising, which means you’re competing with a lot of other nonprofits and causes for their attention and support. For our full guide to year-end fundraising success, click on the image below! End of Year nonprofit websites fundraising

13 Nonprofit Statistics You Never Knew


Image courtesy of Nonprofit statistics seem to grow more positive with each passing day. Donation numbers are growing steadily and the pervasiveness of technology is saturating nonprofits with opportunity to become more efficient and expand into new markets.

5 Ways To Optimize Your Donation Pages for End-of-Year Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Typically for a nonprofit donation page this involves a headline and a few sentences explaining why completing a donation today is important. Display Powerful Images Often images are more powerful than words when it comes to communicating how a donor’s gift can help others.

The Biggest Digital Fundraising Trends of 2018 (And How To Use Them This Year)

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Rapid technological developments over the past few years have left many nonprofit professionals scrambling to stay up-to-date with the newest tools and techniques without wasting time and money on passing fads.

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Instagram for Nonprofits — How Your Org Can Get Onboard

Connection Cafe

Like many nonprofits and social enterprises you may be scratching your head and wondering how an Instagram presence can help you contribute to social good in a creative and heroic way. Here are five key things nonprofits should know about getting started with Instagram.

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10 Ways Nonprofits Can Send Mobile-Friendlier Email


Does your nonprofit send mobile-friendly email? Nonprofit email click-through rates declined in 2012 (as did conversion rates). Here are 10 ways your nonprofit can immediately improve the mobile email experience: Decrease your email’s width.

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What image opened your eyes to human rights?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Warning: This video creates some graphic and powerful images that may not be suitable for younger children. on December 10th, they created this short video with different WITNESS staff talking about images that opened their eyes to human rights abuses around the world. (To To learn more about the images mentioned in this video, click here. For 15 years, WITNESS has harnessed the power of video to advance human rights.

10 Simple Nonprofit Twitter Tips


Image courtesy of The Telegraph. Twitter is a powerful tool for any nonprofit. It is, in simply put, a free messenger that instantly connects your nonprofit to hundreds of millions of possible constituents. Upload images to your bio, header, and your background.

Infographic: Optimizing Your Nonprofit Donation Page


With online donations to nonprofit organizations on the rise, the onus is on the nonprofit to make the donation process as simple as possible. The point is to make donating through your nonprofit secure website simple, easy, and fast. Image courtesy of Dunhamn and Company.

Visual Storytelling for the Modern Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

For as long as nonprofits have been around it has always been vital for these organizations to convey the messages of their causes and missions, to tell their stories. That’s a great tactic and if you have those beautiful images, it certainly can be helpful.

Infographic: 10 Most Successful Nonprofit Twitter Accounts


So your nonprofit start up their Twitter account a few months ago and you’re rolling about 5-6 Retweeets per day. What you didn’t know is just how many Retweets and social interactions some of the largest international nonprofits receive on a daily basis.