The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

The Conference itself includes philanthropy classes ranging from individual donors, planned giving, and marketing/social media subjects. Our attendees are online organizers, grassroots activists and independent media makers. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country!

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

EveryAction

Social media is a great tool to widen your reach. Post the stories of your current volunteers on social media. Consider profiling them on your social media pages, hosting an appreciation event, or writing regular thank you notes. If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate. You are eager to be as effective as possible, but you can’t do it all by yourself. A thriving volunteer program can help maximize your organization’s impact.

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What We Learned About Digital Engagement from the 2019 M+R Benchmarks Report

EveryAction

This year's report addressed issues such as email list growth and churn, the rise of monthly giving, and the impact of social media's peer-to-peer fundraising for nonprofits. Acquisition is the name of the game, and nonprofits have to keep a constant drumbeat of registration on their websites, social media changes, digital ads, events, and any multi-channel activities. Social media fundraisers are making a dent.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

EveryAction

Voto Latino is a pioneering civic media organization that seeks to transform America by recognizing Latinos’ innate leadership. The Hispanic Institute manages several ongoing projects, including the study of Hispanic economic contributions, media monitoring, consumer fraud protection, citizenship education, and technology and telecommunication research.

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

EveryAction

Best Social Media Campaign: Woodstock Sanctuary. Before offering a donation option, Woodstock Sanctuary’s Giving Tuesday webpage highlights “A Day in the Life at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary,” a social media campaign that gave followers an inside look at the lives of the people and animals involved, but also allowed for viewers to ask questions and enabled staff to give live shout-outs to recognize donors throughout the day.

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2020 Election: How to Change Your Digital Media Strategy

NonProfit Hub

There is one area, however, that will need an adjustment: digital media. . More demand will lead to an increase in costs across the board for digital media. If you want to compete, you will need to increase your digital media budget to fight through the noise in September and October.

The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

EveryAction

Low social media engagement We all know that social media is a great way to engage current supporters and reach new potential donors. Solid social media tools are a must for nonprofits going into 2019 - database tools such as social media matching and social share tracking will help you identify your supporters on social media and determine the content that resonates with them so that you can make educated assessments and plans for social media content.

3 Ideas for Inspired Social Media Content

Connection Cafe

When scrolling through your social media feed, what makes you stop and say “Wow”? Your social media accounts should share a variety of content. Ultimately, you want your supporters to end up on your email list so you can continue building relationships outside of social media. . Nonprofit Social Media nonprofit social media social media tipsWhat makes you like , comment , and share ? I get excited when I see content from nonprofits.

Social Media Fundraising, Obama and the 2012 Presidential Election

NetWits

… Online Fundraising Social Media event fundraising fundraising nonprofit social media Peer to Peer Fundraising social media for non profits Social Media for Nonprofits Social Media StrategyPresident Barack Obama raised nearly $410 million dollars through individual contributions in 2008.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

EveryAction

Answer a call to donate on social media? Your donor database should track and report on how supporters interact with all of the channels in a campaign: email opens, social media engagement, web page visits, etc. 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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DIY Social Media Management

Amy Sample Ward

Yesterday, I had a lot of fun giving another webinar for Nonprofit Webinars, this time focused on DIY Social Media Management. timed events for social media posts. DIY Social Media Management. resources rss socialmedia calendar content diy google planning social media tools

6 Tips on How to Use Social Media to Acquire New Donor Prospects

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social media sites are for relationship building. 3) Capture social media followers that visit your website. Fundraising Guest Post Social MediaBy Robin L.

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

EveryAction

2018’s fast-paced and unpredictable political climate, as well as our social media-driven tendency toward “viral” phenomenon meant that more and more nonprofit fundraising and supporter engagement is driven around “moments.” 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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Five 2018 Political Campaign Trends that Nonprofits Should Use Too

EveryAction

You’ll also see video ads on social media and video streaming services. Video content is prioritized on Facebook, meaning using video is a great way to increase your social media engagement as well as building a meaningful connection with viewers. As the 2018 midterm elections near, it’s likely hard to ignore the ads, phone calls, mail pieces, and emails from political campaigns in your area reminding you to vote.

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Digital Life Hacks: Savvy Social Media

Connection Cafe

billion active social media users? As usage numbers continue to grow across all age groups, it is safe to say that social media has become an essential element of digital marketing. With so many potential connections and over 104 social media networks, utilizing this powerful communication channel to support your campaign or event may feel overwhelming. Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube are great for sharing media. Did you know there are now over 2.3

7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

EveryAction

This page will serve as the focal point for all your outreach efforts, whether through personal outreach, social media, or email blasts. Nonprofit fundraising events are a great way to raise money and increase your organization’s profile at the same time. Not only do they allow you to land big donors in person, they also provide a chance to make an impression on important members of your community, enabling you to grow your brand along with your dollars.

Social Media Analytics: The Basics

NonProfit Hub

So, you’ve mastered the art of creating effective, engaging social media content. From social media analytics, you can uncover tons of insightful information about your organization’s online presence, from the best time of day to post, to which type of content your audience engages with most, to how much your accounts have grown over time—and so much more. All it takes is a close look at a few main factors to evaluate your overall social media performance.

6 Practical Tips for Promoting Your #GivingTuesday Campaign on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In 2019, more than 20 billion social media impressions were made on #GivingTuesday. Below are simple, yet often overlooked, social media tips to help your nonprofit’s campaign get noticed this #GivingTuesday. Every mission has its social media niche.

How To Recruit New Members for Your Association on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

There are dozens of ways to attract new members for your association, however one of the most effective methods is using social media. It has been estimated that more than half of the world’s population has at least one social media account. 7) Measure your social media engagement.

100 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits

NetWits

So, you have a social media plan…right? Hopefully your nonprofit is pretty far down the social media strategy rabbit hole at this point. That’s why it’s important to begin your foray into social media with a strong strategy. Melanie Mathos and I have developed a pair of presentations that focus on ideas you can plug into your social media strategy. Below you’ll find 100 social media tactics for your nonprofit.

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

EveryAction

Whether someone navigates to your donation page from your website’s homepage, a social media post, a direct mail piece, or other communication, the message and experience should be unified and cohesive. The year-end giving season always offers a unique opportunity to engage with your members, donors, and volunteers. 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.

Our EveryAction Hero: Middle East Children's Alliance

EveryAction

In conjunction, we’re also doing a social media campaign using photo quotes from some of the more well-known people that have supported our organization like Noam Chomsky and Angela Davis. 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.

Storytelling Workouts for Year-End Fundraising

EveryAction

Maybe you’re putting together your email calendar for December, planning out social media content, or even sprucing up your website to improve conversions. Write a Social Media Post to Ask Your Audience to Share Their Stories— We know that news cycle stories are a powerful driver for donations, but of course they aren’t the only type of stories you could be telling.

How to Hype Homecoming Using Social Media

Connection Cafe

Do you need a social media strategy for homecoming? A good homecoming social media strategy helps you drum up participation and then effortlessly ride alongside as alumni generate most of the activity. But, since social media is never effortless, it takes a lot of prep work and thought to create something that complements a big event. You won’t start posting now, but you’ll be planning ahead for moments where social media will shine.

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8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month

EveryAction

This Black History Month, they're undertaking a social media campaign on the best part about being a Black teacher. Black Public Media. Black Public Media emerged out of a need for more stories from Black storytellers. They even have an initiative called “Sistas to Watch” featuring incredible Black women not only in the political sphere but in positions of power in corporations, universities, the media, and more.

[Guide] Creating Video for Nonprofits

EveryAction

With more Americans getting their news through social media, video content provides an opportunity to grow your audience and make your story heard. Two-thirds of Americans get at least some of their news on social media and those platforms prioritize video content because it commands attention. Creating a video with social media in mind (while also growing your social media audience organically) is a great way to grow your base and reach more supporters.

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Why Can’t I Raise Any Money Using Social Media?

NetWits

But can you raise money using social media? Social Media fundraising Social FundraisingTweets can travel faster than the speed of light and Facebook is word-of-mouth on steroids.

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Social Media Use

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[WEBINAR] Social Media Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social media is in a constant state of change and without regular education in emerging trends, your nonprofit could be wasting valuable time and resources implementing outdated best practices. From chatbots to social advertising, this webinar will focus on what’s new and next in social media so that your nonprofit can embrace being an early adopter to achievement maximum return-on-investment (ROI). An exploration of the most recent social media and fundraising research. <<

How to Become an Expert in Social Media Branding

NonProfit Hub

In today’s modernized world, social media branding has become a no-brainer. billion social media users worldwide. The average individual spends around 2 hours and 24 minutes each day on social media. Nonprofit marketers should realize the importance of social media for brand engagement and donor retention ? Things to consider before diving into social media. Create a content schedule (weekly or monthly) to post consistently on the social media platform.

Long Term Success with Social Media

NetWits

Guest post by my friend Geoff Livingston, author of Welcome to the Fifth Estate a new book focused on creating and sustain a winning social media strategy. — There are some aspects of Welcome to the Fifth Estate that will be familiar to the social media ensconced, but there are others — the chapters on strategy, measurement and the final chapter on sustainability –that will be new for most readers. It is time to look at long-term success with social media.

Social Media and Ethics

NCE Social Media

I recently had an article published on the ethical use of social media. Here’s my article: Social Media Ethics. What are your thought on social media and ethics? Tools article ethics social media I realize ethics is one of those topics that people like to avoid because it makes us feel uncomfortable. However, it is germane to our profession as nonprofit leaders. While it has an emphasis on fundraising it can directly apply to your everyday work in nonprofits.

Our EveryAction Hero: St. John's Hospital Foundation

EveryAction

We used to use Blackbaud/Raiser's Edge and they just missed the whole movement to Facebook, Instagram and Social media. John's Hospital Foundation has been working since 1999 to support St. John's Medical Center. With their support, the medical center is now rated 5 stars by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services or CMS (a hospital rating agency) and the foundation is continuing its incredible work to build a living center and meet the needs of their local community.

Social Media Engagement: A How-To Guide

NonProfit Hub

By changing how you approach your social media presence, you can create ways to ramp up your social media engagement. Simple things like polls and surveys or Q&A sessions can go a long way to increase social media engagement with your brand. The post Social Media Engagement: A How-To Guide appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Featured Social MediaWith so much content being published on the internet every second, it can feel like no one is really listening.

Top 5 Social Media Tactics Every School Should Implement

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Top 5 Social Media Tactics Every School Should Implement. First off, your school should have a blog that’s the center of your social media strategy. Remember, great content is the key to successful social media. With seesmic you’ll be able to manage all your social media activity in one place for free. No more wondering if social media is paying off. Social media monitoring is one of those things that’s been talked about for years now.

Digital Media Skills

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Digital Media Skills : "Here's a list of digital media skills for resumes, cover letters, job applications and interviews. " 'via Blog this

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The Real ROI on Fundraising with Social Media

Connection Cafe

As your organization develops its social media and fundraising strategies, don’t forget to provide your fundraisers tips on how they can use social media to fundraise! Event Fundraising Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Social / Mobile #nptech event fundraising event fundraising tips Facebook Friends Asking Friends fundraising fundraising events Non-Profit nonprofit social media Peer to Peer Fundraising Social Media Social Media for Nonprofits Social Media Strategy

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Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day

Amy Sample Ward

Today, at the 2011 MyCharityConnects Conference in Toronto, I had a ton of fun leading a session and discussion around making the most of social media in just 30 minutes a day. Here are the slides from the session and links to get you started: Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day. We Are Media. 5 Steps to a Successful Social Media Strategy. List of Social Media Management Systems.

Presentation: Social Media & Philanthropy

Amy Sample Ward

The focus included both a look at what social media tools are being used to do in organizations now, how funders are using technology, and what opportunities exist for funders to support or lead on. Social Media & Philanthropy. We Are Media : this wiki is another excellent source of information and examples of social media for social impact compiled by the nonprofit technology community.

The Biggest Social Media Mistakes to Avoid During Your Next Nonprofit Campaign [Part 1]

EveryAction

But we wanted to dive a little deeper into the social media aspect of nonprofit campaigns, so we called on Ritu Sharma, social media expert and CEO of Social Media for Nonprofits , for some advice on mistakes to avoid during your next nonprofit campaign. guest post nonprofit campaigns social media

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

EveryAction

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. Through her work with clients like the Wildlife Conservation Society and her love of (math) problem solving, Amy has picked up a lot of wisdom + I wanted to better understand her process for approaching a social media campaign and measuring its efficacy. campaigns social media data

Turning Social Media Millennials into Engaged Activists

Byte Technology

Over the past several years there’s been a question vexing non-profit organizations: how to attract the newest generation of philanthropists and turn them into active and engaged supporters, in essence how to turn social-media mavens into boots-on-the-ground activists and volunteers able to further a cause through hand-on involvement. The post Turning Social Media Millennials into Engaged Activists appeared first on Byte Technology’s Nonprofit Web Design Insights Blog.

How Social Media Influencers Fuel your Fundraising Goals

NetWits

Every fundraiser knows the role that social media users played in delivering dollars to the American Red Cross for disaster relief in Haiti and to Planned Parenthood for mammogram screenings in the wake of the Komen Foundation’s withdrawal of funding, but actually how social media delivers such results has been a bit of mystery. Four Social Media Types. Statistically, there are only a few of them—about one percent of all social media users—but they drive many a conversation.

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