Instagram for Nonprofits — How Your Org Can Get Onboard

Connection Cafe

The 2017 M&R Nonprofit Benchmark Study found that for every 1000 email subscribers, organizations can expect to have 39 Instagram followers, and that orgs experienced on average a 101% Instagram follower growth in 2016.

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LinkedIn Groups Have Changed. Do They Still Make Sense for your Org?

SocialFish

For Unlisted groups, the group logo will only be visible on members’ profiles to other members of that group and the group will not be findable via any search engine—so if people have been finding your group, then your organization, via LinkedIn groups, that’s about to end if your group is Unlisted.

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The difference between Google Plus Business Pages and Profiles

John Haydon

In the previous post, I shared a few ideas to help you understand how your organization’s Business Page and your staff’s Profiles can work together. It might be helpful at this point if we back up a bit and explain the difference between Google Plus Pages and Profiles.

6 Steps for Getting Started with Social CRM for Membership Orgs

SocialFish

Most importantly – start mapping social data (eg asking members for their Twitter profiles, LinkedIn profiles etc) NOW. Please contact us if things are going well and you have an interesting success story we can write about on SocialFishing to help other orgs.

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Six Steps to Create Marketing Personas for Your Org

Idealware

What’s great about social media is that you can get this information simply by visiting social profiles. This post by John Haydon first appeared on the Razoo blog , and John was kind enough to let us reprint it.

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TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile: Nonprofits Back to School — In Brazil

Tech Soup Blog

If you use any of TechSoup’s resources and want to have your story on the Local Impact Map, just email Bea at community [at] techsoup [dot] org with "Community Story" in the subject line.

Seniors Learn to Use Tablets in Georgia — TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile

Tech Soup Blog

If you use any of TechSoup’s resources and want to have your story on the Local Impact Map, just email community [at] techsoup [dot] org with "Community Story" in the subject line. Is back to school just for kids? Apparently not.

TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile: Nonprofits Back to School — In Brazil

Tech Soup Blog

If you use any of TechSoup’s resources and want to have your story on the Local Impact Map, just email Bea at community [at] techsoup [dot] org with "Community Story" in the subject line.

Seniors Learn to Use Tablets in Georgia — TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile

Tech Soup Blog

If you use any of TechSoup’s resources and want to have your story on the Local Impact Map, just email community [at] techsoup [dot] org with "Community Story" in the subject line. Is back to school just for kids? Apparently not.

Org Charts: Social Networking for the At-Work Set

Museum 2.0

One wall was plastered with staff "profiles"--but they comprised more than just a name, title, and phone extension. Org charts, like maps, aren't given the attention they should be, especially in large institutions. Org charts are not just about putting people in their place.

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Mashable's Top 75+ Green Twits to Follow: NTEN Orgs Represented in a Major Way

NTEN

Many of you maintain both individual and organizational profiles, leaving the "cause talk" to your org profiles. We were impressed (but not surprised) to see these Green orgs on the list: Defenders of Wildlife : @Defenders. The Nature Conservance : @nature_org. National Wildlife Federation : @NWF (Danielle Brigida's org). And if you're thinking, "What are these orgs doing on Twitter that we're not?"

NetCentric Advocacy: F u t u r e M e. o r g: Send yourself a Wake Up! Call. (Like Vote! )

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Community Photo Shoots: MoveOn Flickr | Main | The Periodic Table of Haiku: iSciFiStory.com » January 05, 2006 F u t u r e M e. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

Open Letter to Salesforce Nonprofit Admins

Judi Sohn

Profiles, roles, organization-wide defaults, sharing settings. It will guide you step-by-step on how to set up the right combination of profiles, permission sets, sharing rules and defaults to give your users the access they need without compromising your overall data integrity.

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How to use LinkedIn Pages for Nonprofits (video)

John Haydon

Noland recently published the LinkedIn Log – a guide to help orgs get more out of LinkedIn. How to Optimize Your Professional Profile.

Thoughts on Chatter while the Kool-Aid flows at Dreamforce

Judi Sohn

You can post status updates, leave comments on other people's profile (think: wall). If an org has 5,000 employees, Chatter is a fantastic way for folks from one side of the building to keep up with what's happening on the other side.

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How to activate Facebook’s new Subscribe Button (and what it means)

John Haydon

This all changed last Wednesday when Facebook released a new feature on Facebook profiles called the “Subscribe Button&#. This feature allows people in your organization to publish content on their personal Profiles (that anyone can subscribe to) without compromising any privacy.

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Twitter: this time it’s personal

Steve Bridger

Steven Buckley ( @stevenbuckley ), Head of Communications and Brand at Christian Aid , shared the following with me… [It's] Difficult to say anything that could be perceived as contrary to org policy and hard to let off steam about internal challenges.

[Cool Social Tools] Centscere for Millennial Giving

SocialFish

Startups are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms. ———-. Imagine an engine that analyzes and aggregates an individual donor’s traits across multiple social media profiles.

Early first impressions of Salesforce Spring ’12

Judi Sohn

I got my pre-release org yesterday and spent a few minutes exploring it. Nice touch, and works exactly as you would expect in the pre-release org. ” But I don’t see that implemented in the pre-release org yet.

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Did you write any social media policies or guidelines in 2011?

SocialFish

To support the Workbook content (and to highlight in an upcoming NTEN:Change article) they are hoping to profile a number of different organizations who are dealing with tough social media policy issues. They need examples of orgs who have: Created a privacy policy, especially for an organization that needs to be HIPAA compliant. Please contact Andrea Berry (andrea[at]idealware[dot]org).

[Cool Social Tools] Centscere for Millennial Giving

SocialFish

Startups are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms. Imagine an engine that analyzes and aggregates an individual donor’s traits across multiple social media profiles.

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The Perils of Pinterest

SocialFish

If you’re managing an org’s Pinterest account, you probably want to follow by boards, not people, as you’re probably interested in just one vertical, not every person’s every board. Not great odds if you’re investing time and resources on an org’s account. . If there ever were a first world problem, I realize it is this might be it, but when you’re pinning for an org on a certain topic, it can sometimes be really hard to remember whether or not you’ve already pinned something.

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6 Key Qualities of Successful Grassroots Campaigns

Connection Cafe

We created a campaign landing page on our website ( org/cheesethefirst ), offering participants tool kits and easy steps they could take to replicate this idea–and put their own twist on it. I didn’t follow a traditional path into a nonprofit career.

3 Custom Content Tips from The Guardian’s Royal News Filter

Connection Cafe

There are moments in time where a single topic like an upcoming fundraising event or a timely news event (like the birth of a royal baby) may dominate your org’s homepage. We talk a lot about delivering custom content based on a person’s profile and their previously communicated preferences.

Facebook friend request or old fashion spam?

John Haydon

Profiles are for people, Pages are for nonprofits and businesses. This is the quintessential understanding of spam on Facebook, and is exactly why you want to market your nonprofit or business with a Page instead of a profile. People become friends, and those friends like your org.

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Livestream Fundraising 101: What is Livestream Fundraising?

Connection Cafe

GameBlast is a fundraising campaign hosted by the nonprofit org anization Special Effect. It can be as easy claiming your organizational profile on Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising, powered by JustGiving (no subscription costs), standing up a simple campaign and directing your livestreaming supporters to fundraise. There has been a lot of buzz lately around “livestream fundraising” but what exactly does that phrase mean? Let’s start at its root… Livestream.

How to Make Your Organization Seem More Human

SocialFish

When someone asks a question on your Facebook profile, will anyone respond? Organize org-meet-community cookouts with raffles to encourage new clientele to come meet your team and, yes, blast them out over your social network too.

Facebook Pages – Are you doing it all wrong?

John Haydon

I’ve also gotten to know the most common mistakes: Using a profile instead of a Page, selecting the wrong Page category. But the biggest mistake – and the most common cause for a stale Facebook Page – usually lies in how an org perceives their Facebook Page.

Four-point social media website check

John Haydon

Take away as many barriers as possible – Don’t make them search for your org on Facebook when they can just like your Page from a LikeBox. Whenever you mention a social media site within a blog post, link to your profile. Your constituents want to connect with you.

The Perils of Pinterest

SocialFish

If you’re managing an org’s Pinterest account, you probably want to follow by boards, not people, as you’re probably interested in just one vertical, not every person’s every board.

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Five Ways To Deal with Losers On Your Facebook Page

John Haydon

Deleting Comments – As the page manager, you have the option to delete any comment from both Profiles and Pages. Deleting Posts by Others – You also have the option to delete any post from Profiles or Pages (as shown below). Does your org have guidelines for moderation?

Eleven Ways Facebook Page Timelines Change Your Content Strategy

SocialFish

Beth Kanter has put together an amazing collection of orgs that are using cover images effectively. Simplify Your Profile Picture – The new profile picture (AKA avatar) is now 180 pixels square.

Cause Awareness & Giving Day Campaigns for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In the weeks leading up to your giving day campaign, email your ambassadors and ask them to update their social media profiles and email friends and family. Most trusted domains by donors : org (72%),edu (7%), and.ngo (6%),com (5%),net (1%).

[Cool Social Tools] Amplifr takes your social media management to the next level

SocialFish

Startups and tech vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms – SocialFish readers love to read about new tools and apps!

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Why Skipping LinkedIn is a Mistake For Association CEOs

SocialFish

Ok, so maybe John Graham doesn’t need to worry about it, but for the rest of us, being invisible online–and not being on LinkedIn or having a bare-bones LinkedIn profile and viewing every connect request as suspect and relegating it to the “ignore” pile–is just not smart, career-wise.

One Small Step: What’s Your Twitter Elevator Speech?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It’s really important to fill out the information in your Twitter profile especially the “Bio&# field where you sum up in a few words who you are and make it sound interesting. It’s like an elevator speech. YOUR ORG NAME] helps [TWITTER FOLLOWERS] to [BENEFIT/VALUE YOU.

Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community

SocialFish

Startups are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms. Some of these include: User Profiles. This series of posts is for software and app and tech vendors who have useful tools they’d like you to know about.

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Association Social Media: National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

SocialFish

2) Describe your social/digital “ecosystem” – what social media sites do you (or the org as a whole) manage? I tend to talk daily with the social media coordinator for our ‘main’ profiles about new developments and different tactics he or I think we should employ.

How to Create Marketing Personas for Your Nonprofit

John Haydon

They’re nothing more than a tool to help you better understand what motivates people to donate, volunteer, and support your org. What’s great about social media is that you can get this information simply by visiting social profiles.

Community Un-Managing: Cheat Sheet for Community Managers and Tips for Companies

SocialFish

Because ads are also managed from a personal profile, companies are potentially exposing employees’ personal credit card information. I managed the org’s Linkedin group and company page. This is another dicey one since it’s hooked to a personal profile.

Association Social Media: Kelli Windsor, Food Marketing Institute

SocialFish

I find LinkedIn’s platform difficult for our organization to use for a B2B conversation since it’s built so heavily on individual profiles or resumes. What are you working on to take your org to the next level?

Year-End Giving Prep: 21 FAQs Answered by Fundraising Experts

Connection Cafe

Are there EOY tips for orgs that are Science and Research focused? In Canada there isn’t a registry, but many fundraisers committed to the profession will be a member of their local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and advertise it on their resume and Linkedin profile.

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Social Media Staff Guides: Another Example

Amy Sample Ward

Things to remember about using social media, especially on behalf of an organization, to make the experience positive for the users (in and out of the org) as well as for the organizaiton’s image. Lastly, the IFRC Guides also include an appendix of all the organization’s profiles and online spaces! Timo Luege recently shared the new social media staff guidelines created at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).