10 Signs Your NGO Excels at Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social media changes so frequently that unless your NGO has a full-time social media manager who has the time to consistently research and adopt emerging trends, odds are your NGO is using social media in ways that are no longer effective. To grow your following on social networks, ensure that your NGO has prominently featured social network icons on every page of your website and blog. In 2017-18, your number #1 priority should be to grow your NGO’s email list.

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The Networked NGO in Pakistan

Beth Kanter

This year a lot of my work as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation is working with grantees outside of the US. Last week, I had the pleasure of working with a group of Population and Reproductive Health grantees from Pakistan on a peer learning group called “ The Networked NGO ,” based on the ideas in my book, The Networked Nonprofit. The four-day intensive face-to-face training was for senior level staff and their social media staffers.

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Just Found: International NGO Flickr Group

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

After that, I discovered an interesting photo set in the Link netsquared tag stream and it was Seth Mazow, so I made him a contact. And the next thing I know he invites me to the International NGO Flickr Group. If you want to take a visual trip around the world and see some breath taking photos of the work done in far flung places, spend some time browsing this collection. I love this one: Technorati Tags: ngo , nonprofit , non-profit , nptech , flickr

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Tech and NGO T-Shirts for Cambodia

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The photo opportunity in the orphanage was a very low keyed and orderly event. Vutha wearing t-shirt I ran around trying to get as many photos and videos of the Cambodian bloggers wearing the t-shirts. There was a group photo at the end and we sang Arapee Yah and there was some Khmer dancing. I also received a Cambodian Bloggers Summit T-shirt upon my arrival (and a Khmer keyboard from Javier Sola at KhmerOS) Photo from Beth's Flickr Stream.

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The Networked NGO in Australia and New Zealand: Te Ao Maori

Beth Kanter

Flickr Photo by TomtheJet. Here’s my some of my itinerary while I’m in Australia and New Zealand: May 11, 2013: Full Day Workshop: The Networked NGO in New Zealand. I’m headed to New Zealand and Australia to facilitate workshops in both countries and to keynote the ConnectingUp Conference (Australia’s version of the Nonprofit Technology Conference). I am excited for a return visit to Australia.

Great reads from around the web on March 30th

Amy Sample Ward

" Sharing photos online – a decision matrix for non-profit organizations : Social Media 4 Good – "Many non-profits, NGOs and International Organizations are of two minds when it comes to sharing photos on the internet. The decision matrix in below will help you decide which photos to share and how." I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

How to Build Trust Through Social Media

NonProfit Hub

However, the use of social media could affect the trust people have in your nonprofit organization or non-governmental organization (NGO). Your NGO can use a variety of compelling storytelling methods to share your history with your supporters. This will help expand your NGO reach. .

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Racing Through the Sahara for South African NGOs

Tech Soup Blog

Photo: SANGONet's No Pain No Gain. Fundraising TechSoup SANGONet NGO South Arica TechSoup Egypt TechSoup Kenya nongovernmental organizationsPicture the scene…our heroes with pain coursing through their bodies and sweat dripping down their brows as they head toward the finish line. The setting is a sunny, dry desert with the pyramids of Giza looming in the background. Sound like the scene from an action movie or the Amazing Race?

Visual Storytelling for Nonprofits

NTEN

With a successful photo-essay or multimedia piece, organizations can attract partners, appeal to donors and grantmakers, influence policymakers, and perhaps most importantly, drive a movement. Masi’s images of The Bhopal Medical Appeal were featured on the New York Times Lens Blog and TIME Photos. The visual story of the Bhopal Medical Appeal was subsequently awarded a Getty Grant for Good in 2011 after winning the 2011 Focus for Humanity NGO Assignment Fellowship.

Five Social Media Best Practices for Small NGOs in Developing Countries

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Once your NGO has laid a foundation for online fundraising success by launching a mobile-optimized website, an e-newsletter, and having the ability to accept online donations, your NGO is then ready to use social media to maximize online fundraising and cause awareness. There’s both an art and science to effectively using social media and by implementing the best practices below your NGO’s ability to reach a global audience is significantly increased.

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Essential Advice for Non-Profits Hiring Overseas Workers

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Get Free Stock Photos for your Nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise. Essential Advice for Non-Profits Hiring Overseas Workers. Is Hiring Overseas Workers and option for your Nonprofit? Check out these tips to see what you should consider.

A Guide to Outsourcing for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Check out a couple of reasons to consider when outsourcing talent for your NGO. Get Free Stock Photos for your Nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise. A Guide to Outsourcing for Nonprofit Organizations. Are you struggling to find the right people to help you grow your Nonprofit?

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3 challenges freelancers face, and 3 of the best freelancing tools

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Get Free Stock Photos for your Nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise. 3 challenges freelancers face, and 3 of the best freelancing tools. As a freelancer, there are great opportunities, but also challenges. In this article, we’ll discuss three top challenges and tools.

The 3 Best App Testing Strategies for Busy Developers

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Get Free Stock Photos for your Nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise. How to Build a Strong Brand for your Nonprofit / NGO. The 3 Best App Testing Strategies for Busy Developers. Testing your app before launching is crucial. What are the best tools to test your app?

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5 Sustainability Trends to Watch Out for in 2021

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Get Free Stock Photos for your Nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise. 5 Sustainability Trends to Watch Out for in 2021. The world is moving at a rapid pace and we need to keep up. Do you know what sustainability trends you should look out for? Check out these 5 tips.

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[Examples] Most beautiful Nonprofit Brand Books/Style Guides

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A Brand Style Guide helps the people inside and outside of your NGO to use your brand assets the way they are meant to be used. Related: Find thousands of free stock photos for your nonprofit. [Examples] Most beautiful Nonprofit Brand Books/Style Guides.

Dancing with Abby Normal… « Digital Diner

Gavin's Digital Diner

I think it also has some applicability in the NGO-SOHO space. But it will automatically create new photo sets. I note that there is a handy µTorrent client, and some sort of media extender that will stream media (music, DVDs, videos, photos) called WebGuide. Digital Diner Gavin Clabaugh's irregular blog on irregular things.

4 Ways to Strengthen Your Online Giving Process

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Get Free Stock Photos for your Nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise. 4 Ways to Strengthen Your Online Giving Process. Your? ?online? online? ?giving? giving? ?process? process? ?can? can? ?make? make? ?or? break? ?your? your? ?fundraising? fundraising? ?efforts—especially?

How to Write a Strong Vision Statement for your Nonprofit

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Get Free Stock Photos for your Nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise. Tips for writing a non-profit vision statement that will shape your organizations future. Are you looking to shape your organization’s future? Start with writing a Strong Vision Statement for your Nonprofit.

SEO Factors You Need to Focus on That Are Usually Forgotten

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Get Free Stock Photos for your Nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise. SEO Factors You Need to Focus on That Are Usually Forgotten. The SEO playing field is large. Which SEO-factors do people overlook when optimizing their website and content? Read about it here.

Nonprofits! This Is How to Use Facebook’s Fundraising Tools

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For the last two weeks the organization has been writing compelling posts that evoke strong emotions, uploaded photos that accentuate the story, added a “Donate” button their posts, and tagged their posts as “asking for donations.” The 2018 Global NGO Technology Report. English, français, português y español, the 2018 Global NGO Technology Report is based on the survey results of 5,352 NGOs from 164 countries.

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Performance Based Funding Institute to Improve Higher Education

VisionLink

Here are some photos from the Performance-Based Funding Institute: Suzanne Walsh, Deputy Director of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation addressing the PBF Institute. You can see more photos on the VisionLink Facebook Performance-Based Funding Album. Two weeks ago VisionLink''s W. Douglas Zimmerman and Lois Ann Porter traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina to organize the Performance-Based Funding Institute VisionLink produced for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

How to write a Strong Nonprofit Mission Statement [Template + Examples]

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Get Free Stock Photos for your Nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise. How to write a Strong Nonprofit Mission Statement [Template + Examples]. Do you want to learn how to Write a Strong Nonprofit Mission Statement? Check out our 10-step template and examples.

A Day Trip the Hague, Netherlands: International City of Peace and Justice

Nonprofit Tech for Good

An Instagram Photo and Video Essay. A photo posted by Nonprofit Organizations (@nonprofitorgs) on Oct 17, 2016 at 5:01am PDT. And though they were all quite busy running around working on behalf of animals worldwide, they took a moment for a group photo. . What a friendly, welcoming #NGO – the Dutch office of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (@IFAW) – an organization working for the conservation of wild animals worldwide.

6 Must-Download Mobile Apps for Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The Reach app encourages users to explore the world by sharing photos and videos of their travels or visits to local landmarks and natural sites. Take a photo of your unwanted goods, schedule a pick up, and a charity will collect your goods directly from your door. The 2018 Global NGO Technology Report summarizes how NGOs use web and email communications, online fundraising tools, social media, mobile technology, and data management and security software.

How to Write a Strong Branding Statement

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Get Free Stock Photos for your Nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise. How to Write a Strong Branding Statement [Ultimate Guide]. Building a strong brand is key to startups, corporates and nonprofits. Start with writing a strong Brand Statement and understand what you want to stand for.

Global Report Shares Technology Habits of NGOs Around the World

SocialFish

Public Interest Registry , the nonprofit operator of the.org domain, and Nonprofit Tech for Good recently released the results of the “ 2018 Global NGO Technology Report.” The annual Global NGO Technology Report not only shows how the internet can help organizations communicate and collaborate with stakeholders, but how it can serve as a powerful force for change when coupled with various technology tools,” said Brian Cute, CEO of Public Interest Registry.

International Directory of Verified NGOs Launching Early 2015

Nonprofit Tech for Good

While many international NGO online directories do exist, the ability for international NGOs worldwide to accept online donations through the soon-to-be-launched .NGO NGO Global Directory is a unique service – especially for smaller NGOs from underserved regions. NGO Global Directory will be launched in conjunction with the release of the new.NGO and.ONG domains. A Featured video section and the ability to create photo slideshows.

3 Essentials for Fundraising Technology: A Beginner’s Guide

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Get Free Stock Photos for your Nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise. 3 Essentials for Fundraising Technology: A Beginner’s Guide. We all know the power of Fundraising for Nonprofits, but how do you get started with the right Fundraising Technology? Check out this starter’s guide and learn more. Fundraising is hard work. Between planning events and organizing information, everything you’re doing should serve to make the donor experience easier. That can be a lot!

Is Mailchimp the Right Choice for Email Marketing or Should You Choose MailerLite?

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Get Free Stock Photos for your Nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise. Is Mailchimp the Right Choice for Email Marketing or Should You Choose MailerLite? Mailchimp has over a decade of history that MailerLite does not. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean that the enterprising team behind MailerLite should be dismissed out of hand.

How to get on the front page of Reddit [Step by Step Guide]

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Get Free Stock Photos for your Nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise. How to get on the front page of Reddit [Step by Step Guide]. See how we ended up on the front page of Reddit and how you can too. Follow this step by step guide to build up Reddit karma and get on their front page. We all know that Reddit is a powerful platform with a very high engagement rate. People from all over the world gather to have meaningful discussions on various topics.

Digital Asset Management (DAM) Software for Nonprofits

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Get Thousands of Free Stock Photos for your Nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise. Digital Asset Management (DAM) Software for Nonprofits. Why Branding and Content matters and how Digital Asset Management (DAM) Software can help Nonprofits to win the hearts of Donors and Volunteers. Branding is key to nonprofits, content helps to build a brand and a Digital Asset Management system helps to scale content while always staying on brand.

SEO for Branding: How to Increase Branded Traffic

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Get Free Stock Photos for your Nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise. SEO for Branding: How to Increase Branded Traffic. Get people to search for your Brand! Learn how good SEO can help increase branded traffic to your website. Win the trust of your community and target group. For versed business owners, website visits and conversion rates are not just numbers on a page.

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10 Website Design Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to the Global NGO Technology Report , 44% of nonprofits, NGOs, and charities worldwide use WordPress.org as their content management system (CMS) for their website ( 7% use Drupal and 3% use Joomla ). First, today’s social sharing apps allow you to customize the title, blurb, and photo that will be generated when posted on social media.

5 Tech-Focused Tips to Improve Your Sustainability Strategy and Thrive

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Get Free Stock Photos for your Nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise. 5 Tech-Focused Tips to Improve Your Sustainability Strategy and Thrive. Start using Tech for Good and improve sustainability in your organization. Check out our tips.

nfp 2.0 » The trends that will drive charities in 2007!

Rebooting Charity

It looks as if you’ve got to learn all this stuff on your own in order to bring your nonprofit around and up to date, unless your a big time NGO with the funds to do so. Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0

How to Create a Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign on Facebook

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Facebook is likely working on expanding their fundraising tools to the United Kingdom and Canada where other such databases exist and eventually (hopefully, finally) a similar database will exist on a global scale (perhaps the BRIDGE Registry or the OnGood Global NGO Directory ). Update your Facebook Page Cover Photo. Your cover photo will be the default photo for the Facebook Fundraisers created by your supporters.

10 Website Design and Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits

BoardAssist

your NGO must mobile-optimize your content. Your NGO must invest in an email marketing service. Integrate social media into your templates by featuring social network icons (and a “Donate” button) into your templates and by adding the ability for subscribers to share stories , pin products , like your Instagram photos , etc.

Mission in Action, in Life and in Work| The Storytelling Power of A Camera Lens

Connection Cafe

So while it isn’t unusual for me to see these partners in good out and about, it is a bit of surprise when that person turns out to be the leader of an international non-governmental organization (NGO) based many states and hundreds of miles away (who also happens to be a Blackbaud customer). photo of Catherine LaCour and Sean Sheridan courtesy of Silicon Harbor Mag. I love when my life and my work collide.

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Good Reasons for Every Startup to Include SEO in Their List of Priorities

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Get Free Stock Photos for your Nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise. Good Reasons for Every Startup to Include SEO in Their List of Priorities. Search Engine Optimization can be easily neglected even though the startup founders are well aware of the benefits of SEO. Here’s why you should start early with SEO.

44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

Connection Cafe

According to the Global NGO Online Technology Report , Millennials are most inspired to give by social media. Add a great default photo to fundraising pages. Your photo may inspire others to donate. Allow fundraisers to upload either photos or videos to their page. A video can tell a more powerful story than a photo. Turning your supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy.

Visit Zambia with LearnAsOne!

Amy Sample Ward

They will tweet constantly and upload their photo-led blog stories every day between May 11-22. Before they head home, they will train the local community and the NGO partner how to use a Flip video and digital camera so update can continue. Follow the blog updates or the Flickr photo stream. Steve Heyes, a colleague and founder of LearnAsOne , has just embarked on a great journey to Zambia and you’re invited!

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10 Website Design and Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

your NGO must mobile-optimize your content. Your NGO must invest in an email marketing service. Integrate social media into your templates by featuring social network icons (and a “Donate” button) into your templates and by adding the ability for subscribers to share stories , pin products , like your Instagram photos , etc.