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.

Digital Life Hacks: Savvy Social Media

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billion active social media users? As usage numbers continue to grow across all age groups, it is safe to say that social media has become an essential element of digital marketing. Focus on the social channels that work with your brand. Get specific with social advertising.

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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.

The Shift in Corporate Social Responsibility

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As the VP of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy at Blackbaud, my colleague Rachel knows firsthand about the power that social good initiatives can truly have and the important role that corporations play in achieving meaningful impact. Social Good Powered through Technology.

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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.

[Guide for Nonprofits]: How to Engage Social Media Influencers to Extend Your Reach and Drive Action

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Social media influencers aren’t elusive. There’s a good chance you have hundreds, if not thousands, who would gladly share your campaign message with their social networks if you did one thing—asked them (and not in a wimpy “p.s. Social currency is real.

How Citizen Powered Movements Will Lead Social Change in 2017 

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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.

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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.

How to Use Social Media Insights to Drive Patient Engagement and Donor Retention 

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These donors are smart, mobile and social-savvy. Your foundation should be applying social media strategies to not only retain current donors, but recruit new donors as well. . Tips to Incorporate Social Insights into Your Strategy . Get Your Free Social Insights Report .

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.

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.

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.

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.).

15 Powerful Quotes from the Social Good Summit

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15 Powerful Quotes from the Social Good Summit. Young people can use their social media and their following to not only draw attention to an issue but to educate people how to take action.”– Social Good #2030Now Henry Timms Social Good Summit

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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.

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.

Social Media’s Double-Edged Sword Can Cut Your Way Twice

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Take for example social media engagement for political and advocacy campaigns. In my last column , we explored the value of analyzing what your audience is saying on social media as a crucial first step towards developing effective outreach messages.

5 New And Quirky Nonprofit Social Media Tactics

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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 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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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.

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.

How Individual Change Agents Can Help Us Build a Stronger Social Economy

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Because if we really get that right, we have the potential not only to accomplish our own goals, but to strengthen the broader social economy. And what happens when we build a stronger social economy? Building a Stronger Social Economy Through Individual Change Agents.

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

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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 ! .

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.

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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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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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.

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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