The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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The purpose of the conference is to expose future social sector leaders to a vibrant learning experience that promotes best practices, innovative thinking and awareness of the full scope of the sector. As policy changes unfold at the federal, state and local levels, the communities and issues we care about as corporate social responsibility professionals inevitably face uncertainty. Stanford Social Innovation Review / Stanford, CA / $950. Social Capital 2019.

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

EveryAction

Ask them to take on an easy, social shift. Social media is a great tool to widen your reach. Use social networks like Facebook and Twitter to reach out to a broader base of potential volunteers. Post the stories of your current volunteers on social media. Consider profiling them on your social media pages, hosting an appreciation event, or writing regular thank you notes. If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate.

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What We Learned About Digital Engagement from the 2019 M+R Benchmarks Report

EveryAction

This year's report addressed issues such as email list growth and churn, the rise of monthly giving, and the impact of social media's peer-to-peer fundraising for nonprofits. Acquisition is the name of the game, and nonprofits have to keep a constant drumbeat of registration on their websites, social media changes, digital ads, events, and any multi-channel activities. Social media fundraisers are making a dent.

Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

EveryAction

The platform features tools like click-to-call advocacy, email message delivery, and social advocacy , empowering nonprofit supporters to take action on issues they care about. #5. Match your contact records to nearly 100 social networks. EveryAction takes any supporter record that has an email address and automatically matches it to nearly 100 different social networks - including Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn. #13.

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

EveryAction

Best Social Media Campaign: Woodstock Sanctuary. Before offering a donation option, Woodstock Sanctuary’s Giving Tuesday webpage highlights “A Day in the Life at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary,” a social media campaign that gave followers an inside look at the lives of the people and animals involved, but also allowed for viewers to ask questions and enabled staff to give live shout-outs to recognize donors throughout the day.

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11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

EveryAction

Across America, Hispanic and Latino organizations are leading the way in every realm, including advocacy, education, healthcare, and social services. Hispanic Heritage Month, officially founded in 1968 , occurs each year from September 15 to October 15, a period which includes the anniversary of independence of eight Latin American countries. During National Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S.,

3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

EveryAction

Board members feel like they’re being asked to make uncomfortable “asks” of their social networks, without the support they need to do it well. Getting development teams and their nonprofit boards to work in alignment can be challenging. Tensions often arise when both sides start to feel that they aren’t getting the support they need. Fundraisers often lament that board members are shirking their commitment to helping fundraise.

Rockstar Nairobi Social Entrepreneur

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

She’s an incredible social entrepreneur I just visited with in Nairobi, Kenya. She runs a for-profit social enterprise named Daproim that provides data entry services using disadvantaged students as their primary workforce. They focused even more on students, and built online resources that allowed them to recruit from across Kenya, including economic and social screening for the neediest students. Carol Wanjiku is the CEO of Daproim.

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GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

EveryAction

Answer a call to donate on social media? Your donor database should track and report on how supporters interact with all of the channels in a campaign: email opens, social media engagement, web page visits, etc. Start out by enlisting your tool’s social listening capabilities to determine where Nellie and Malik go to learn and talk about your issue.

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New Resources to Help Social Good Professionals Rethink Change

Connection Cafe

T he social good sector was greatly affected, from some organizations experiencing increased demand to others having to shut down and lose important revenue streams. Social good professionals have shown themselves to be resilient and creative and have persevered forward. .

The Biggest Digital Fundraising Trends of 2018 (And How To Use Them This Year)

EveryAction

2018’s fast-paced and unpredictable political climate, as well as our social media-driven tendency toward “viral” phenomenon meant that more and more nonprofit fundraising and supporter engagement is driven around “moments.” Rapid technological developments over the past few years have left many nonprofit professionals scrambling to stay up-to-date with the newest tools and techniques without wasting time and money on passing fads.

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Five 2018 Political Campaign Trends that Nonprofits Should Use Too

EveryAction

You’ll also see video ads on social media and video streaming services. Video content is prioritized on Facebook, meaning using video is a great way to increase your social media engagement as well as building a meaningful connection with viewers. Peer pressure A commonly used tactic in political campaigns and school playgrounds, this technique (alternately referred to as “social pressure”) harnesses a supporter’s desire to fit in with their community.

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7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

EveryAction

This page will serve as the focal point for all your outreach efforts, whether through personal outreach, social media, or email blasts. By providing these donors an incredible experience, you’ll give them the opportunity to socialize, network, and support your mission. Nonprofit fundraising events are a great way to raise money and increase your organization’s profile at the same time.

Social Learning - How Social is Your LMS

Gyrus

Social learning is the perfect solution for having to train remotely located employees. This is because the ‘learner’ does not just passively receive instruction, but actively learns through experience.

4 Easy Ways to Prepare Your Website for End-of-Year Fundraising

EveryAction

Whether someone navigates to your donation page from your website’s homepage, a social media post, a direct mail piece, or other communication, the message and experience should be unified and cohesive. The year-end giving season always offers a unique opportunity to engage with your members, donors, and volunteers. It’s a busy time for fundraising, which means you’re competing with a lot of other nonprofits and causes for their attention and support.

How Social Good Organizations Can Boost Voter Engagement in the U.S.

Connection Cafe

Our democracy works best when everyone participates, and as nonprofits and social good organizations, it’s up to us to make sure our communities are engaged and voting. Why nonprofit and social good organizations? .

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Our EveryAction Hero: Middle East Children's Alliance

EveryAction

In conjunction, we’re also doing a social media campaign using photo quotes from some of the more well-known people that have supported our organization like Noam Chomsky and Angela Davis. The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) works to protect the rights and improve the lives of children in the Middle East through aid, empowerment and education. This year they're celebrating 30 years of serving the region.

Storytelling Workouts for Year-End Fundraising

EveryAction

Maybe you’re putting together your email calendar for December, planning out social media content, or even sprucing up your website to improve conversions. Write a Social Media Post to Ask Your Audience to Share Their Stories— We know that news cycle stories are a powerful driver for donations, but of course they aren’t the only type of stories you could be telling.

[Guide] Creating Video for Nonprofits

EveryAction

With more Americans getting their news through social media, video content provides an opportunity to grow your audience and make your story heard. Two-thirds of Americans get at least some of their news on social media and those platforms prioritize video content because it commands attention. The original DIY video platform, YouTube, is now the world's second largest social network and search engine. And so, social media becomes their distribution channel.

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8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month

EveryAction

This Black History Month, they're undertaking a social media campaign on the best part about being a Black teacher. They’ve since expanded to include web content and engage with the public on conversations on race, history, and social issues. February is Black History Month and while there are countless ways to honor and celebrate black history throughout the year, we’re giving you a place to start by highlighting eight nonprofits that are making major waves in their communities.

Amplify #GivingTuesday with Social Ambassadors

Connection Cafe

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. It’s about developing a strategy to engage your most socially active supporters who are best positioned to expand the reach of your campaign through their social networks – your social ambassadors.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 157: Digging into the Corporate Social Mind

Connection Cafe

Today’s episode features Derrick Feldmann, a speaker, researcher, and author of a new book, The Corporate Social Mind , which introduces a new cultural and strategic approach to social issue engagement by companies. Derrick’s guidance for companies looking to be socially engaged.

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3 Ideas for Inspired Social Media Content

Connection Cafe

When scrolling through your social media feed, what makes you stop and say “Wow”? Show social love to your followers and like-minded organizations by sharing their content. Your social media accounts should share a variety of content. Ultimately, you want your supporters to end up on your email list so you can continue building relationships outside of social media. . Nonprofit Social Media nonprofit social media social media tips

How to Build Trust Through Social Media

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofits can use social media as a tool to; Raise awareness for their cause. Scale their social media donations. However, the use of social media could affect the trust people have in your nonprofit organization or non-governmental organization (NGO). Featured Social Media

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Our EveryAction Hero: St. John's Hospital Foundation

EveryAction

We used to use Blackbaud/Raiser's Edge and they just missed the whole movement to Facebook, Instagram and Social media. John's Hospital Foundation has been working since 1999 to support St. John's Medical Center. With their support, the medical center is now rated 5 stars by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services or CMS (a hospital rating agency) and the foundation is continuing its incredible work to build a living center and meet the needs of their local community.

Social Media Fundraising, Obama and the 2012 Presidential Election

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… Online Fundraising Social Media event fundraising fundraising nonprofit social media Peer to Peer Fundraising social media for non profits Social Media for Nonprofits Social Media StrategyPresident Barack Obama raised nearly $410 million dollars through individual contributions in 2008.

Why Can’t I Raise Any Money Using Social Media?

NetWits

But can you raise money using social media? Social Media fundraising Social FundraisingTweets can travel faster than the speed of light and Facebook is word-of-mouth on steroids.

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6 Tips on How to Use Social Media to Acquire New Donor Prospects

Nonprofit Tech for Good

2) Move beyond social posting to targeted social advertising. Social media sites are for relationship building. Surely, we should be looking at social networks as a “cultivation” and “relationship-building” tool in the same sense that we do offline in person. By Robin L.

DIY Social Media Management

Amy Sample Ward

Yesterday, I had a lot of fun giving another webinar for Nonprofit Webinars, this time focused on DIY Social Media Management. timed events for social media posts. Sprout Social. DIY Social Media Management. resources rss socialmedia calendar content diy google planning social media tools

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 161: The State of the Social Sector

Connection Cafe

From economic challenges to increased service delivery demands, social good organizations have been impacted in many ways. Topics Discussed in This Episode: The new State of the Social Sector reports from the Blackbaud Institute. State of the Social Sector Series.

Digital Life Hacks: Savvy Social Media

Connection Cafe

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. With so many potential connections and over 104 social media networks, utilizing this powerful communication channel to support your campaign or event may feel overwhelming. Focus on the social channels that work with your brand. When it comes to social, you can’t do it all.

Elevating Employee Voice with Social Fundraising

Connection Cafe

We’re the most connected we’ve ever been – with our friends, social networks and even strangers near and far having constant influence and involvement in our daily lives through messaging, social media, in app social tools, online communities and more. Social fundraising has grown to include individual driven peer-to-peer fundraising, crowdfunding and more. These youngsters are digital and cloud natives, and most of Gen Z doesn’t remember a time before social media.

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6 Practical Tips for Promoting Your #GivingTuesday Campaign on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In 2019, more than 20 billion social media impressions were made on #GivingTuesday. With so much noise on social channels during this global day of giving, you may be wondering how your nonprofit can stand out and more effectively fundraise for its mission.

Social Media Analytics: The Basics

NonProfit Hub

So, you’ve mastered the art of creating effective, engaging social media content. If you really want to get the most out of socials, interpreting your analytics and using them to your advantage is key. . From social media analytics, you can uncover tons of insightful information about your organization’s online presence, from the best time of day to post, to which type of content your audience engages with most, to how much your accounts have grown over time—and so much more.

How To Recruit New Members for Your Association on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

There are dozens of ways to attract new members for your association, however one of the most effective methods is using social media. It has been estimated that more than half of the world’s population has at least one social media account. 7) Measure your social media engagement.

11 Powerful Quotes about New Power at the 2019 Social Good Summit

Connection Cafe

This year marked the 10 th anniversary of the Social Good Summit , an annual conference hosted by the UN Foundation, Mashable, 92 nd Street Y and the United Nations Development Programme that celebrates advocacy and activism for social impact. This was on full display at the Social Good Summit, where a number of speakers hit the nail on the head on the importance of engaging youth, indigenous and underserved people, and ultimately all voices in solving problems.

How To Find Effective Database Solutions for Social Services Organizations

EveryAction

For social services organizations such as food banks, shelters, and community centers, managing data well is a critical part of keeping their doors open to members of the community in need of their services. When looking for a data tool for social services organizations, four functions are especially important to keep in mind: 1.

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

NetWits

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+. With usage stats like that it’s probably safe to assume that a large portion of your followers use at least one social network, right? With that in mind, here are 12 tips that will help you succeed no matter what social-networking site you apply them to. The social Web is no different.

How LGBT Organizations Use Social Media For Social Good

TechImpact

Social media serves is a tool for not only updating your status, or posting picture of your lunch. The post How LGBT Organizations Use Social Media For Social Good appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. General Industry News Social content marketing nonprofit technology npTech social media storytelling supporters technology

100 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits

NetWits

So, you have a social media plan…right? Hopefully your nonprofit is pretty far down the social media strategy rabbit hole at this point. That’s why it’s important to begin your foray into social media with a strong strategy. Melanie Mathos and I have developed a pair of presentations that focus on ideas you can plug into your social media strategy. Below you’ll find 100 social media tactics for your nonprofit.

How to Hype Homecoming Using Social Media

Connection Cafe

Do you need a social media strategy for homecoming? Your alumni post on Facebook, addictively scroll through Instagram and celebrate their marriages with custom hashtags; having a social strategy for homecoming helps you find them where they are. A good homecoming social media strategy helps you drum up participation and then effortlessly ride alongside as alumni generate most of the activity. This event is for them and so is the social media.

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Optimizing Student Prospecting Efforts with Social Listening and Influencers

Connection Cafe

Social media can play many important roles in your student prospecting efforts— from knowing what prospective students care about to recruitment to enrollment. Learn why social listening is important and how to find and use the influencers among prospective and existing students, alumni, and parents. Social Listening – Tune into Your Audience. By listening to what your prospective students are saying on social media, you can better understand which issues resonate and why.

[WEBINAR] Social Media Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social media is in a constant state of change and without regular education in emerging trends, your nonprofit could be wasting valuable time and resources implementing outdated best practices. From chatbots to social advertising, this webinar will focus on what’s new and next in social media so that your nonprofit can embrace being an early adopter to achievement maximum return-on-investment (ROI). The importance of having a budget for social advertising. •