A Voice for the Voiceless: An Innovative Facebook Advocacy Campaign


We turned to Facebook, the voice of a nearly a billion people, and one of the most important, personal communication channels of our time. We then brought to life the daily events of six year old Babita (pictured below) and four other untouchables, turning their stories in to status updates that pop-stars like Anna Puu (below) shared with their large following. There are more than 6 million ”untouchables”, Dalits, living in Nepal today.

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Elevating Advocacy Voices for Children Through Social Media

Beth Kanter

Elevating Advocacy Voices for Children Through Social Media – Guest Post by Barbara Munoz. In 2008, the Packard Foundation invited Voices for Utah Children to participate in the Narrative Project , which was designed to change the conversation around children’s. Being part of the Narrative helped us establish ambitious goals, find our voice and then stay on message without falling into the defensive posture.

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Voices from the Community: I've Got the Power(Point)

Tech Soup Blog

Voices from the Community is a new series of blog posts culling popular topics of interest from the TechSoup Community Forums and other online community channels. You can always use an outside photo editor, but for quick n' easy editing, user Richard Bakos suggests using the built-in Windows picture manager and lock to a format size so you will fill your slide.

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Your Voice Really Does Count: Why It Is Important to Participate in Surveys

Tech Soup Blog

The overview allows you to see where your organization fits into the national grantseeking picture. Do you suffer from survey fatigue? It seems that a new survey pops up every day, sent to you by organizations, businesses, advertisers, pollsters, and opinion analysts. Surveys are often an advertising gimmick, a marketing ploy, or a general nuisance.

We Got Issues: A New Collection of Young Women's Voices

Have Fun - Do Good

A Young Women's Guide to a Bold, Courageous and Empowered Life edited by arts activists Rha Goddess and JLove Calderon (pictured here). I will vote the day after a presidential candidate spends a day picking pesticide-encrusted vegetables in a blazing California field. Buying fair trade coffee and family farm-raised food is casting my vote. Anna Lappé and Sara Littlecrow Russell, from "I Will Vote" in We Got Issues!

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12 Key Digital Engagement Trends from the 2018 M+R Benchmarks Report


Many nonprofits are harnessing this channel for sending automated voice messages, text messages, pictures, video, surveys, and more. The annual M+R Benchmarks Report has arrived again, shining a light on trends that are shaping nonprofits’ digital programs. With data from 154 nonprofit participants, we are once again treated to invaluable insights on numerous facets of digital engagement, covering websites, email messaging, online engagement, social media posts, and digital ads.

How the Media Covered Voting Rights in 2020


And together, amplifying the stories of voters and activists on the ground is crucial to understanding the bigger picture of voter suppression and the fight for voting rights nationwide. . Unexpected” big-name voices like LeBron James can help stoke that curiosity even more.

5 Ways to Effectively Use Your CRM


Engagement Points to really see a whole pictures and make quick, accurate decisions. And if you aren’t feeling up to organizing regular in-person actions, use digital advocacy tools such as click-to-call emails or targeted social media campaigns to give your members convenient and meaningful ways to raise their voice for your cause.

Bloomerang Delivers A More Holistic Approach To Fundraising On The Go With Data Fundraisers Can Trust


View a summary and get a complete picture of a donor’s engagement on the timeline. Update notes and send text messages hands-free with voice-to-text.

Our EveryAction Hero: World Central Kitchen


We’ve got a really great network of chefs who all help in different ways with them lending their voice and working in their own community or working with us on the front lines. Providing meals is just one part of the puzzle of comprehensive disaster relief, so we need to partner with other organizations to make sure our meals are part of the bigger picture. World Central Kitchen was founded by chef and activist José Andres in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Imagery and Authenticity

Non Profit Quarterly

Danielle Coates-Connor: And you, Devyn, have been creating a visionary library of images with all of the branding work that you’ve done at Edge Leadership, with all of the illustration work that you’ve done for Nonprofit Quarterly and for The Voice Lab. Edited by Wil Renderos.

How to Maximize Your Nonprofit CEO’s Social Profiles

Whole Whale

DIY Multimedia tools to create social content Canva for nonprofits – pictures dominate social comms and a good canva template can go a long way. Thoughts on Brand Voice.

Think You’re Not a Writer? Your Guide to Writing a Great Fundraising Appeal

The Storytelling Non-profit

I start by getting a big picture things like the send date, the universe and targeting. I record a voice memo and transcribe it using Sonix. Translating a cause you care about into compelling words for a fundraising appeal can be a challenge.

Build a Non-profit Website that Works [Steal These Ideas!]

Get Fully Funded

and it is communicated through your logo, typography, colors, photo style, and tone or voice. Photos: Photos are so important to a nonprofit website and go a long way in telling a story, hence the expression, A picture is worth a thousand words. Tone: Your website has a voice.

Top 5 Nonprofit Branding Mistakes

Media Cause

They often include things like mission and vision, the voice your brand uses, rules about your logos, color codes, and imagery examples. Or more detrimental—not consistently being able to articulate what the bigger picture even is. . Branding is at the heart of all forms of marketing.

Developing A Strategy That Will Help You Become A Great Nonprofit Storyteller


When figuring out what story to tell, you need to assess your objectives and look at the big picture: Why do you want to share your story? This is part one of a series on the skills you need to be a great nonprofit storyteller.

Developing The Creative Skills That Will Help You Become A Great Nonprofit Storyteller


In the first part of this series, I talked about why you need to define your goals, your brand and voice, and your audience before crafting your story. When you use descriptive language, you help the audience picture something in detail.

Nail Your Request for Donations During Economic Ups, Downs, and Crisis Times

Get Fully Funded

Now, picture someone you have helped. Don’t they deserve your voice and your passion? And YOU are their voice. For most of us, fundraising isn’t something that comes naturally, especially a straight request for donations. Asking for money, can be uncomfortable, right?

5 Design Techniques That Will Increase the Lifespan of Your Nonprofit’s Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Avoid stretching images if they live next to content; you don’t want to end up with a skewed or blurry picture. In practice: 1) Civil Voices. Crystal Dionysopoulou is the founder and Creative Director of Lucid Fox , a dynamic web design and development agency that puts people first.

Advancing Racial Equity Through Data and Transparency


Corporate leaders need to be transparent at every step of their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) journey, and recent analysis provides a clear picture of DEI disclosure across corporate America today and direction for companies looking to not just talk the talk but walk the walk.

Exploring Data for Impact

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The request went like this: I need an Android application for collecting certain important information, as text/surveys/videos/pictures, from staff/contractors/whistleblowers/clients/the public that I can upload to a server so we can respond/analyze/put on a map/put into a progress report. Although were talking about data, what truly is at stake is giving individuals a voice. Traditional aid and charity tend to be unidirectional: the voice of the beneficiary is rarely heard from.

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How Collaborating With Influencers Can Further Your Organization’s Mission


They can be powerful voices when they advocate or raise money for your nonprofit. Post a picture of them wearing your branded t-shirt. Social media is no longer a novel concept, so you’ve probably seen firsthand the impact influencers can have.

5 Ways To Be A Better Ally

Saleforce Nonprofit

I believe that this project is a good way for me to use my privilege to be a multiplier and lift up the underrepresented voices in our community.”. The fact that this individual wants to have a conversation shows your thoughts and experiences matter to the big picture.

Why Cross-functional Collaboration is Key to a Successful Digital Strategy

Forum One

As we dive into the summer months, it’s often a good moment to step back and look at the bigger picture. How are we doing? What are our biggest challenges to success?

System Error: Stanford Professors Tackle Tech Disruption and Democracy

Non Profit Quarterly

And if you want to picture the mindset of many of today’s tech hotshots, just imagine walking down a high school hallway, or dropping into one of their parties when Mom and Dad are out of town. And that’s the bigger picture that we need to grapple with.

5 ways to use a smartphone for fundraising


Pictures. Voice calls, or even voice broadcasts , add a personal touch to any communication. Voice calls or text messages can be used to keep everyone in your donor base on the same page. A text-to-donate campaign for the American Red Cross. Post by Brooklin Nash.

Change Management: 3 Steps to Make Change a Reality at Your Nonprofit

Saleforce Nonprofit

Inclusion – Change management gives your organization a framework with the language and instructions needed to ensure all stakeholders have a chance to voice their viewpoints. Create a statement that paints a picture of a future state — the goal or outcome of the project.

Ethical Storytelling + Nonprofit Fundraising

Greater Giving

Make sure the appeal truly reflects the storyteller’s voice. It’s okay to include complexities that paint a fuller picture of the storyteller.

Free (and Cheap) Mass Texting for Nonprofits

Whole Whale

More built for voice messaging, they offer mass texting for $.05 MMS: Stands for Multimedia Messaging System , this similar to texting but is for messaging that includes pictures/videos/audio and extends the SMS core messaging.

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10 Tips That Will Help You Create an Engaged Nonprofit Board


During the orientation, present new board members with a certificate of service and take a picture to document the important moment. Agenda preparation is an opportunity to engage the executive committee and give them a role and a voice in board governance.

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Integrating Your Digital and Direct Mail Strategies: A Guide

DNL OmniMedia

This allows your organization to actually interact with your donors, build long-term relationships, and give them a voice within the organization. . Guest post blog submitted by: GivingMail, a leading provider of direct mail solutions.

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5 DEI Strategies for Nonprofit Fundraising Success

Saleforce Nonprofit

An organization, company, or other entity can have all of the diversity numbers in the world, but until everyone feels included and that there is a place and voice for them, it is all for naught. By: Yolanda F. Johnson, Founder of WOC, Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy.

8 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Conversational Marketing

Forum One

That’s why engaging with them in a conversation about what it is that you can offer them and what they can expect allows them to get a more specific and interesting picture of what is often otherwise a very general ask.

Marketing and Engagement: Making the most of your Emails

Amy Sample Ward

Events – people that attended an event are more likely to care about follow up than the rest of your list so be sure you track who came so you can share pictures, details or next steps. Try switching that out with “Your Name, Your Organization&# or try associating certain staff names with certain kids of content so members can start identifying voices in association with your emails.

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The Five Building Blocks of a Digital Advocacy Campaign, Part 1: Tell an Impactful Story

Media Cause

Organizations can tap into the power of personal story by uplifting the voices in their network. What’s most critical, however, is painting a picture of the world we want to create. (If

Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s worth noting that beginning July 31 Google will delete all private Google Profiles (this best practice will then be revised to reflect the new sign up process), so at the very least your first name, last name, and profile picture will be public. Now, once you have completed the verification process via text or voice, you will land on page where you can complete the process of setting up your Google Profile: 3. Currently Google+ is only available to invited individuals.

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Technology Toolbox: Learn from Occupy Wall Street to Occupy YOUR Street

Amy Sample Ward

In less than a month, over 1,700 other cities started Occupy events – both in solidarity to the thousands protesting around the clock in New York’s financial district, and with a loud voice that these issues are not unique to the US. Invite everyone to join the movement by sharing pictures, stories, and signs to spread your message (try Flickr or Tumblr ). “The revolution will not be televised.” Maybe not.

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The Mother-Led Movement to Save Our Kids’ Climate

Saleforce Nonprofit

Pictured: Devi Thomas’ sons. The parent voice carries acute moral and emotional weight. By: Devi Thomas, VP of Marketing Communications at Salesforce.org; and Frida Berry Eklund, Founder of Our Kids’ Climate.

7 Tips for Successful Creative Agency Partnerships 

Media Cause

Especially in the nonprofit world, where there are leadership teams and boards to consider, it can be tough to limit the voices in the room.

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth


Since beginning her career, the immensely talented Ava DuVernay has experienced some significant "firsts" - she was the first African American female director to receive a Golden Globe nomination and the first to have her film, Selma , nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture - but she's not finished yet. Anika Rahman is a Bangladeshi-American lawyer and prominent voice in the ecofeminism movement. she·ro (pl. sheroes) : a woman regarded as a hero.

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