Amplify #GivingTuesday with Social Ambassadors
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
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.
Social Ambassadors Bring P2P Success to End-of-Year Campaigns
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
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 Citizen Powered Movements Will Lead Social Change in 2017
JANUARY 5, 2017
Your supporters are inspired to make an impact and bring their social networks, stories and ideas to the table. However, with the growing democratization of social change, the digital tactics we’ve come to know and rely on may not continue to gain the same traction.
How World Wildlife Fund Used Segmentation to Activate Social Influencers for Their Cause
MARCH 10, 2017
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.
9 Ways Social Media Can Help Nonprofits Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy
JANUARY 27, 2017
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.
The Era of Corporate Social Responsibility is Ending: Why That’s a Good Thing
AUGUST 31, 2016
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.).
6 Trends That Will Impact the Social Good Sector in 2017
JANUARY 17, 2017
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.
Five Tips for Nonprofits Using Social Media During the #JointSession Address
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
” 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
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
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?
How to Build Meaningful Relationships on Social Media Using the 80/20 Rule
JULY 7, 2016
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.
Infographic: Who Rules Social Media?
JANUARY 17, 2014
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.
3 Ways Your Creative Can Move Your Social Movement Forward
JANUARY 28, 2016
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.
Social Media Stress is Real
MARCH 13, 2017
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
Infographic: Social Media for Social Good
MARCH 7, 2014
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.
Reflections from the World Economic Forum: Four Big Trends for Social Good Organizations to Watch
FEBRUARY 6, 2017
Part 2 in a 2-part Davos report for the Social Good Community ( See Part 1 here ). As a leader at a company that sits at the intersection of tech and social good, I came away from this year’s World Economic Forum inspired on both fronts. And the social good community – across the entire social economy – has powerful potential to ensure that these changes benefit the world. Social good organizations are embracing the paradigm shift – or risk getting left behind.
To raise money with social media, start with social data
MARCH 1, 2013
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
Social Media Best Practices: 12 Tips for Making the Best of Any Social Site
JULY 6, 2011
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.
Top 12 Social Media Insights for Nonprofits in 2012
APRIL 4, 2012
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.
2017 Social Media Cheat Sheet – Updated!
JANUARY 9, 2017
Content Strategy Cool Social Tools Implementation PotluckTip o’ the hat to Matt Banner at OnBlastBlog. Thanks for sending this along! photo credit ).
Social Media Tools and Resources for Social Learning
MAY 30, 2016
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.
6 Takeaways From ShareThis’ Study on Social Sharing
JUNE 7, 2011
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.
A Meet & Greet with Your Favorite Social Media Archetypes [Infographic]
JUNE 29, 2012
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.
Big Ideas Fuel Meaningful Impact for the Social Good Sector
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
Six experts who previously spoke at bbcon, Blackbaud’s annual conference for the social good community , have contributed chapters on what they see as the Big Ideas that nonprofit professionals should be focusing on. It’s time I made a confession: I’m a huge literature nerd.
5 New And Quirky Nonprofit Social Media Tactics
APRIL 16, 2014
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.
Three Essential Ways Your Nonprofit Should Be Using Social Media
OCTOBER 21, 2013
Social media is unique from any other platform for engaging with your donors, volunteers and supporters. Nonprofit organizations have been much slower to embrace social media than private sector businesses, but those organizations that are using it are seeing great benefits. Although there is no ‘one size fits all’ strategy for non-profits to use social media, there are three main ways that every non-profit can use these tools in their own unique way. By: Amanda Quraishi.
The Real ROI on Fundraising with Social Media
DECEMBER 13, 2012
As your organization develops its social media and fundraising strategies, don’t forget to provide your fundraisers tips on how they can use social media to fundraise!
3 Nonprofit Social Media Challenges, And How To Overcome Them
MAY 8, 2014
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.
Long Term Success with Social Media
JUNE 23, 2011
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.
3 Ways To Increase Donations Via Social Media
JANUARY 28, 2015
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?
5 Key Social Media Analytics Your Nonprofit Needs To Track
OCTOBER 6, 2014
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.
Cool Social Tools: PwrdBy
JUNE 5, 2014
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
12 Not-So-Great Realities About Nonprofits and Social Media
Nonprofit Tech for Good
SEPTEMBER 18, 2016
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.
How Social Is YOUR organization?
APRIL 13, 2016
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 a Leading Nonprofit Used Social Media to Create a Digital Advocacy Movement
OCTOBER 6, 2015
Here are 3 major components to our campaign’s success: Social activation: We worked hard to make sure social media was integrated throughout the entire campaign. Every time people heard about this campaign, we wanted it to be easy to share on social.
Your Nonprofit’s Guide To Promoting Events Via Social Media
APRIL 28, 2014
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.
Infographic: When To Post To Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Feeds
MAY 9, 2014
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.
20 Insightful Nonprofit Technology And Social Media Stats
AUGUST 30, 2013
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.
How One Nonprofit Saved Thousands of Dogs Using Social Media
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
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 ! .
Social Media Secrets: Top Tips for Nonprofits
MARCH 24, 2014
Heather manages everydayhero’s international social media presence. By leveraging multiple social platforms, her efforts have led to a major increase in reach, engagement and interaction with everydayhero supporters. These days, the best way to do this is through social media.
Are You Listening? The Importance of Social Monitoring for a Stronger Nonprofit Brand
JULY 24, 2013
Socialmention: allows you to track and measure what people are saying about your organization across the web’s social media landscape in real time. SocialMention monitors 100+ social media properties directly. How are people responding to your social activities?