Amplify #GivingTuesday with Social Ambassadors

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Fueled by the power of social media, #GivingTuesday has emerged as the largest day of giving with $116M raised, 114M Twitter impression, and 1.3M social media mentions. The single biggest reason for it’s viral success is the collective action of sharing on social media.

2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge just released the fourth annual 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. The report is packed with insights into how nonprofits are leveraging social networks as part of their marketing, communications and fundraising strategies.

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Social Ambassadors Bring P2P Success to End-of-Year Campaigns

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However, with end-of-year fundraising quickly approaching, a new flavor of peer-to-peer fundraising is becoming more popular: using social ambassadors to amplify traditional online campaigns. What are Social Ambassadors? Social Ambassador Success Stories.

How Social Listening Resulted in One Nonprofit’s Most Successful Email Campaign Ever

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But before launching our Trump message on November 9, I took a look at what our supporters were saying via our social listening tool. Our social listening tool is powerful and has lifted SCAN’s voice as we advocate for kids here at home and around the world.

Infographic: Who Rules Social Media?

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The advent of social media has been a world-wide phenomenon. Additionally, Social media is a big reason for the globalization of nonprofits, and the rest of the economy. The infographic below details who is talking over social media in the nonprofit sector thanks to RAD Campaign.

Our Challenge: How are You Strengthening the Social Economy?

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I spent today surrounded by hundreds of the nation’s most innovative and passionate social change-makers here at the Social Innovation Summit. A quick definition: the social economy is, to put it simply, the space in which we produce and consume social good.

Infographic: Social Media for Social Good

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Social media continues to take greater stake in every nonprofit’s marketing, public relations, and advertising strategies. All it takes is a username, password, and email address and you’re on your way to connecting with billions, with a b, of social media users.

9 Ways Social Media Can Help Nonprofits Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy

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Today, nonprofits have an opportunity like never before to reignite their partnership with supporters and provide platforms and opportunities for people to use their social networks to organize and advance your cause. 9 Ways to Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy with Social Media: 1.

Tips for Nonprofits on Using Social Media to Build Supporter Relationships

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We asked some of our favorite nonprofit tech friends to share ideas for how organizations can use social media to build meaningful relationships with their supporters—donors, influencers and activists—and what that looks like on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

How World Wildlife Fund Used Segmentation to Activate Social Influencers for Their Cause

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These days, individuals receive a LOT of email and see a LOT of posts on their social media feeds. The campaign had many elements, but let’s examine some specific social media elements of the campaign. WWF harnessed social media to elevate the issue.

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The Era of Corporate Social Responsibility is Ending: Why That’s a Good Thing

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People who do what I do for a living spend their lives championing what we call “corporate social responsibility,” what companies do to give back (philanthropy, volunteerism, ethical supply chain, sustainability, etc.).

Social Media Best Practices: 12 Tips for Making the Best of Any Social Site

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Do you know how many of your supporters use popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube? Google recently made a big social medial play by introducing Google+. The social Web is essentially a place where relationships are built, maintained and enhanced in a digital space.

Social Media Stress is Real

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Today, APA released the second part of their annual Stress in America™ report , which focuses on something that’s super real for me and, according to the report, 86% of US adults: social media stress. Debunking the Hype From the Trenches Risk and Social Media

Artificial Intelligence for Nonprofits and other Social Good Organizations

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Instead, AI has tremendous potential to help improve performance for nonprofits and social good organizations and drive meaningful change in the world. We know that social good organizations are constantly strapped for resources that allow them to meet their missions.

Top 12 Social Media Insights for Nonprofits in 2012

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The 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report was released at 12NTC yesterday and it’s already stirring up discussions about how nonprofits are leveraging social networks as part of their fundraising and communications strategy.

6 Trends That Will Impact the Social Good Sector in 2017

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Here are the top 6 trends that will impact the social good sector in 2017: 1. Social + Grassroots Organizing: In 2016, we saw traditional, centralized campaigns falter and fail. We’re just a few weeks in and already 2017 is shaping up to be a roller coaster of a year.

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6 Takeaways From ShareThis’ Study on Social Sharing

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Articles on TechCrunch and AllFacebook revieiwng this data seem to focus on Facebook ‘s stronghold on the clickthroughs of shared links, at 38% of all links shared by social means. Here are some quick takeaways to consider: 1) The Ease of Social Sharing is Important.

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A Meet & Greet with Your Favorite Social Media Archetypes [Infographic]

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Download the Nonprofit Social Media Influencer Whitepaper for recommendations on how to best connect with, empower, and involve your social media supporters. Meet Your Favorite Social Archetypes.

3 Ways Your Creative Can Move Your Social Movement Forward

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Some of the most successful social movements for good developed strategies and approaches where creative was included to spark involvement from participants. Social Movements for Good is available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Social Media Tools and Resources for Social Learning

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This past week I, together with my friend Shari Rager from American Medical Writers Association, did a session at Tagoras’s Learning*Technology*Design conference on designing for social learning. Articles about social learning and the difference between social media and social learning.

5 New And Quirky Nonprofit Social Media Tactics

TechImpact

Social media is well documented as a necessary marketing platform for all nonprofits. Everyone knows promoting your nonprofit’s events, services, and fundraisers on social media is a good idea, but many do not know why, or more importantly, how, to do it. Image courtesy of athgo.

How to Build Meaningful Relationships on Social Media Using the 80/20 Rule

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned about social media it’s this: It’s all about human connection. Virtually every social media platform was first created for and because of human connections. Social media gives us the opportunity to show up, be seen, and connect with other people.

Five Tips for Nonprofits Using Social Media During the #JointSession Address

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” What opportunity does this give nonprofits engaging on social media? A majority of live conversation during presidential addresses happens on Twitter, so here are 5 steps nonprofits can take to engage and drive support for their cause on social media : 1.

8 Tips for Radical Collaboration to Advance Your Mission and Help Strengthen the Social Economy

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Like the shift from a world that thought about “charity” and “nonprofits” to one that is embracing the broader concept of “social good.”. So how do we apply this to social good? How do we accelerate positive change to advance the social economy?

3 Nonprofit Social Media Challenges, And How To Overcome Them

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Nonprofits have been told since Facebook’s rise to prominence that they need to be investing in a social media marketing / fundraising campaigns. Here are 3 of the largest problems we see nonprofits struggling with their social media marketing campaigns, and how to fix them.

2017 Social Media Cheat Sheet – Updated!

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Content Strategy Cool Social Tools Implementation PotluckTip o’ the hat to Matt Banner at OnBlastBlog. Thanks for sending this along! photo credit ).

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Long Term Success with Social Media

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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. Why is it that we don’t discuss long-term success with social media? Social wasn’t deployed for social’s sake.

To raise money with social media, start with social data

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I’m sorry to say it, but.your social media presence is not the key to fundraising. However, that being said, data acquired through social media holds the key to dramatically improved fundraising. Fundraising CARE data insights database nonprofit social media

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How Social Media Can Make You Healthier

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Now with the rise of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter , YouTube and other social media players, people are more equipped than ever when it comes to finding and maintaining the perfect fitness plans to meet their individual needs. Niche Social Networks. Cool Social Tool

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3 Ways To Increase Donations Via Social Media

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The post 3 Ways To Increase Donations Via Social Media appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Fundraising Social Tech constituent relationship management system CRM donation donations donors email marketing fundraising social media storytelling supporters technology website Did you know: 73 percent of first time donors do not give again?

Cool Social Tools: PwrdBy

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The PwrdBy mobile application platform allows organizations to process mobile donations, recruit and manage volunteers, promote events and fundraisers, aggregates all social media channels and a whole lot more! Cool Social Tools Mobile Nimble Nonprofit

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5 Key Social Media Analytics Your Nonprofit Needs To Track

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One of the most attractive things about social media marketing is how measurable it. While across the major social media networks there are a seemingly infinite number of analytics, there is a hierarchy of importance among them.

Your Nonprofit’s Guide To Promoting Events Via Social Media

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Your nonprofit’s next event, big or small, will likely be announced and hyped up using social media. Step 3: Decide who you want to be attractive via social media, and focus your campaign around targeting them. Image courtesy of Jeff Hurt Blog.

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How Social Is YOUR organization?

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Some trivia for you: our first book, Humanize , was originally set to be titled “The Social Organization.” I bet you all are doing social media pretty well. But are you a social organization? Doing social well is an indicator, but it’s only one.

How One Nonprofit Saved Thousands of Dogs Using Social Media

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Social media is all the rage, but does it actually help create real change in the world? Best Friends provides a valuable example of social media mobilizing people to take action in the real world. The folks at Best Friends Animal Society would answer with a resounding yes ! .

20 Insightful Nonprofit Technology And Social Media Stats

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Social media: 56% of people donated to an organization because they read a story via social media. 59% of people donate after becoming a follower of a nonprofit’s social network. 53% of people who follow a nonprofit on social media show their support by volunteering.

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Infographic: When To Post To Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Feeds

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Social media, to many, is a total mystery. How often do I post on all the different social media feeds? Everyone knows keeping up with your social media feeds, and utilizing them to their maximum effectiveness is a cheap and important way to accomplish your nonprofit’s mission.

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SXSW 2011: David J. Neff talks Social Media Fundraising with Frank Barry

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Help ) while also becoming COO for a technology startup that helps non-profits raise money through social media ( HelpAttack )! and how the future of online fundraising is heavily tied to peoples social networks. Neff talks Social Media Fundraising with Frank Barry.

12 Not-So-Great Realities About Nonprofits and Social Media

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For more than a decade the blogosphere has touted the power and promise of social media (this blog included) , but there is also a downside to using social media for your nonprofit. Nonprofit social media managers are bombarded with depressing content.

5 Under Utilized Social Media Outlets For Nonprofits

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There are a lot of social media outlets out now. But what about those social media outlets that do not get as much attention from the masses? The less prominent social media networks typically attract a more niche audience than the mass networks like Facebook and Twitter.