The Photo that Was Worth 25,000 Shares

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Photo that Was Worth 25,000 Shares by Taryn Degnan. Break away from stock photos, use bold colors that might not be part of your organization’s style, and go out on a limb with provocative content.

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A Photo A Day Keeps Lack of Engagement Away


How many photos do you take a day? They say that a photo is worth a thousand words. Photos are Liked 2 times more than text updates are on Facebook. On Facebook's top 10 brand pages, photos and videos drive the most engagement. A week?

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How to Create a Giving Tuesday Photo Sharing Campaign

John Haydon

For the last several years, photos have been at the top of the list when it comes to uploading and sharing content online. The post How to Create a Giving Tuesday Photo Sharing Campaign appeared first on John Haydon.

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11 Types of Photos Nonprofits Should Post on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

To get started, nonprofit social media managers need to learn and feel comfortable with taking a lot of photos at events, on the street, in the office, and on site visits. You are going to need to know where to find photos online and how to source them. ”Oh, Wow” Photos.

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Study: Photos Generate More Retweets on Twitter


Past studies have said that sharing photos on Facebook sparks engagement. According to a new study by Dan Zarrella of Hubspot, sharing photos on Twitter generates significant retweets too. In short, photos appeared to increase retweet rates, unless the product was owned by Facebook.

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4 Free Photo Resources You Can Tap for Social Good

Tech Soup Blog

Possibly the most used and most recommended, but arguably the most complicated software to edit photos, Lightroom can be found in the toolkit of most photographers. Or, you can always come back to edit your photos, even while you're offline.

Organize and Improve Your Photos with Zoner

Tech Soup Blog

You can use Zoner to back up, organize, and adjust your organization's photos. Get Zoner Photo Studio. Organize Photos. Zoner makes it easy to transfer photos from your camera to your computer, sort them, label them, and access them whenever you need them.

Got a photo of #Humanize?


Just for fun, I created a Pinterest board for all of the photos that have come flooding in from people who have a book in their hands (or ipads, for that matter). Check out the board here and email me your photo to maddie[at]

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Automatically Post Links as Photos on Facebook With Postplanner

John Haydon

One feature they’ve recently added allows you to post links as photos , which increases that links virality. Facebook content strategy edgerank photos

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Photo Friday: #Febphotoaday

Have Fun - Do Good

I've been enjoying fat mum slim's February photo a day challenge. Each day she shares a photo idea for you to take and share on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or your blog using the hashtag #febphotoaday.

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Pew Study Highlights Explosion of Photo Sharing

John Haydon

—————————– A new study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project looks at habits of curators and creators of photos and videos online. Video creators dominate the 18-29 age demographic even more than photo creators, comparatively.

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Improve Your Photos with the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan

Tech Soup Blog

Organize, edit, enhance, and transform your photos anytime, anywhere. Lightroom CC is helpful for managing and editing entire collections of photos from one place. You can sort, tag, and edit entire sets of photos to help stay organized.

Don’t Just Post Photos. Post Stories!

John Haydon

So photos are huge. But simply posting photos is not enough. A powerful story in a photo earns every one of those thousand words: By making people take action. Here are ten tips for creating photos that tell stories: 1.

The Greatest Photos and Messages from the Women's March and Protests


January 20 and January 21, 2017 will go down as one of the biggest moments in modern history where Americans and allies across the world (mostly) peacefully protested against Racism, Islamophobia, Transphobia, Sexism, and stood up to protect Prochoice, LGBT Rights, Healthcare Reform, and much more.

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Photos Get the Most "Likes" on Facebook, But Do They Engage People?


Both “Likes” and comments on photos are a lot more popular then posts that have links, status updates, and video. They built a brilliant app that takes your photos and in seconds makes them look super cool by running it through one of their filters.

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Guest Post: The Convivial Museum Photo Essay

Museum 2.0

They collaborated on this photo essay that demonstrates the simplicity and power of their vision. We found one of our favorite photos on Flickr, taken by Austrian photographer Thom Trauner, who captures the essence of the issue.

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How the National Wildlife Federation Uses Photo Contests to Engage Facebook Users (VIDEO)

John Haydon

Danielle Brigida and recently hung out on Google Plus to chat about a number of things, including how they conduct photo contests. Facebook engagement nwf photo contests

Stimulating the Senses with Dynamic Images, Photos, & Video – Part I


When in-person is simply not an option, consider using multimedia to enhance your site and make it visually appealing – videos, photos, images, podcasts and even live streaming video are great ways to share your organization’s culture and engage with constituents using a personal, interactive touch.

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Sunday Quote: Anne Frank + Photos

Have Fun - Do Good

A little inspiration as you make your plans for the week ahead. The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God." ~ Anne Frank Tweet. nablopomo Sunday quote

Can You Use Your Own Photos on Your Website? Maybe Not

Tech Soup Blog

Rules of Thumb for Using Photos of People. Are photos that you take with your camera or phone yours or your organization's property to use as you wish? Well, you would think so, but there are some rules around this, especially if the photos are of minors under 18.

Tips for Capturing Event Photos with Your Smartphone

Tech Soup Blog

You have a smartphone, some skills, and a willingness to learn, but somehow your photos look slightly off. Your conference photos are always whitewashed, your last demonstration photos were too dark to share, and red-eye is still very much a thing in office photos.

Photo Friday: If dance be the food of happiness.

Have Fun - Do Good

Taken at Hipline. Tweet

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Photo Friday: Have Fun Do Good Flower

Have Fun - Do Good

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HOW TO: Launch a Mobile Photo-Sharing Campaign for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

One of the simplest ways to begin dabbling in mobile technology is to launch a mobile photo-sharing campaign, and Yfrog , Twitpic , and DailyBooth make it easy for any nonprofit social (and now mobile) media manager with a smartphone and little creativity.

We Are Media Toolbox: Photo Sharing


Now, each year at the NTC, we ask our colleagues to upload any digital photos they take into Flickr, and to tag those photos with 07NTC / 08NTC / etc. I can't think of a better way to show the energy and enthusiasm of our community than through their own photos! Also, we get a much broader range of photos than we would from a single photographer. Finally, when the photos are in a service like Flickr, we can use them in a multitude of ways. .

From a Millennial: Nobody Wants to Hear Your Stories. We Want to See Them.

Connection Cafe

The rumors started rolling in around third quarter of last year – Instagram was going to fill up your photo feed with ads. Fifty-five million photos are uploaded each day. Stories. We all have them. We all love them.

Three Photo Editing Apps to Try Right Now

Tech Soup Blog

Faded (iPhone; $0.99) is a photo editing app that includes 34 free filters and 36 premium filters that you can purchase within the app. TouchRetouch: Make Your Photos Shine. Got a random person the background of your staff photo?

Picture This: Automatically Add Instagram Photos to Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

Therefore, sharing Instagram photos on a WordPress site is, essentially, a two-way exchange: it helps those interested in your site find you on Instagram, and it guides those who have discovered you on Instagram to your site.

Blame the Crowd, Not the Camera: Challenges to a New Open Photo Policy at the National Gallery

Museum 2.0

Five years ago, I wrote a post arguing that museum photo policies should be as open as possible. Last week, he wrote a series of posts about the British National Gallery''s reversal of their photo policy. Michael Savage might say: turn back the photo policy. Reader, I was wrong.

Why Facebook Photo Tags Are The New (And Possibly More Powerful) Likes | Fast Company

AFP Blog

Why Facebook Photo Tags Are The New (And Possibly More Powerful) Likes | Fast Company

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Can I Use That Image for My Website or Newsletter?

Tech Soup Blog

With so many cute cat photos on the Internet, it's tempting to just grab one and use it on your website. image photo digital storytelling visualization visual But what are the rules and where can you get good public domain or Creative Commons images to spice up your website?

17 Steps to Creating Explosively Successful Facebook Contests

John Haydon

Pick the right type of contests: Timeline, sweepstakes, essay, photo and video. Facebook Marketing facebook contests Facebook for Nonprofits Facebook Fundraising Facebook Sweepstakes page apps photo contests timeline contests Facebook contests can increase your fan-count and engagement.

New Name, Everything's OK, Photo, Soul Food, Ordinary Joy, Achieve, Defining Moment: More Reverb 10

Have Fun - Do Good

December 25 - Photo Sift through all the photos of you from the past year. I don't have many photos of myself from this year so I'll have to choose this one of me with our cat, Dora, lounging on the couch and doing nothing, just hanging out and being.

Visual Storytelling for Nonprofits


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. Photo by Alex Masi on behalf of The Bhopal Medical Appeal.

Fun Friday Staycation in Oakland and Berkeley (Photos)

Have Fun - Do Good

I figure I should practice what I preach, so here are some photos from my fun Friday in Berkeley and Oakland with a Move, Play, Reflect, Connect twist. I got some interesting architecture photos on mat board, a pile of gold foil squares, a few pieces of colored mat board, and 3 rubber stamps.

Susannah Conway: Making Time for What Matters (PHOTOS)

Have Fun - Do Good

Today's post is the seventh, and last (for the moment), in my guest post series: Making Time for What Matters. Be sure to read the pieces by Julie Daley , Tiffany Moore , Rachel Cole , Rachelle Mee-Chapman , Emily McKhann , and Peter Deitz too!

The Science of Facebook Engagement

John Haydon

Here are a few things that stand out: Photos get the most likes and shares. On your Facebook Page, you can publish updates, videos, photos and links. Of these four type of content, photos get the most likes and shares (as shown below).

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The emancipation of the charity employee

Steve Bridger

They ’big up’ their people (including interns) via a meet the staff category on their blog, and use photos to capture the heartbeat of their young and dynamic organisation – such as when sharing the delight of receiving a poem or a visit from a young fundraiser in the office.

How could your organization use Instagram?


The photo-sharing app Instagram hit 5 million users this month, sharing 100 million photos. It’s only been in existence 8 months – by comparison, Flickr took 2 years to hit that number of photos. Does the work that your organization does lend itself to photos?

Guatemala Photo Essay

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Ann Harrison, our Communications Director, just pulled together a great photo essay on our work with the National Police Archive in Guatemala. Bringing Ann on board has been a key part of improving our communications as an organization. Ann's extensive experience as a journalist brings improved story telling to Benetech: combining our technical skills with the social impact that drives us.