GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

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.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Across America, Hispanic and Latino organizations are leading the way in every realm, including advocacy, education, healthcare, and social services.

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

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

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.

Five 2018 Political Campaign Trends that Nonprofits Should Use Too

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

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.

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3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

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.

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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. Carol Wanjiku is the CEO of Daproim.

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

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

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.

[Guide] Creating Video for Nonprofits

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

With more Americans getting their news through social media, video content provides an opportunity to grow your audience and make your story heard. The original DIY video platform, YouTube, is now the world's second largest social network and search engine.

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Our EveryAction Hero: St. John's Hospital Foundation

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

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.

Storytelling Workouts for Year-End Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Maybe you’re putting together your email calendar for December, planning out social media content, or even sprucing up your website to improve conversions. As End of Year Fundraising quickly approaches we've started to think of what you can do now to ensure a successful fundraising season.

Nonprofit Social Media 101: Lessons from Indivisible

Everyaction

We recently sat down with Becka Wall, a Social Media Strategist at Individual Project and former Assistant Director of Digital Content Strategy at NARAL Pro-Choice America, to talk about the basics of running social media for an organization or campaign.

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.

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2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

NetWits

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.

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. Focus on the social channels that work with your brand. Get specific with social advertising.

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.

Infographic: Social Media for Social Good

TechImpact

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.

The Shift in Corporate Social Responsibility

Connection Cafe

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

NetWits

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.

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.

The 15 Best Social Media Marketing Blog Posts of 2017

Connection Cafe

There is a lot to keep up with in social media marketing. Business Corner Content Marketing Social Marketing social media resourcesThere’s ever-changing algorithms and new features on every platforms (check our never ending Facebook Updates and Instagram Updates posts), you also have to keep up with new best practices, buzzwords, and cutting-edge strategies provided by an endless number of blogs. That’s a lot, especially creating and Read more.

Infographic: Who Rules Social Media?

TechImpact

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.

10 Memorable Quotes from the 2018 Social Good Summit

Connection Cafe

The 2018 Social Good Summit once again reminded all of us how much there is to accomplish by 2030 while also giving us the hope that it’s possible. Be sure to check out the last session to learn how to say “Social Good Summit – #2030NOW” in sign language!

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

Connection Cafe

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.

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Our Challenge: How are You Strengthening the Social Economy?

Connection Cafe

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.

Artificial Intelligence for Nonprofits and other Social Good Organizations

Connection Cafe

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.

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+. The social Web is essentially a place where relationships are built, maintained and enhanced in a digital space.

8 Social Media Marketing Hacks to Ensure Success in 2018

SocialFish

Social media marketing is more than just regular publishing of content on social networking sites in the hope of growing an audience and ultimately making money. To succeed on social media, you must post relevant, unique content and then do everything in your power to boost engagement.

Social Media Fundraising, Obama and the 2012 Presidential Election

NetWits

… 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.

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

Connection Cafe

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.

How Citizen Powered Movements Will Lead Social Change in 2017 

Connection Cafe

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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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.

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

Connection Cafe

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.

Making Sense of Social Media Advocacy in 2018

Connection Cafe

Educate your supporters about the need spread the word on social media. Include social sharing options in online actions, and go out of your way to explain how important it is when they act as ambassadors for issues they care about in their own social circles.

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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Presentation: Social Media & Philanthropy

Amy Sample Ward

The focus included both a look at what social media tools are being used to do in organizations now, how funders are using technology, and what opportunities exist for funders to support or lead on. Social Media & Philanthropy.

Top 12 Social Media Insights for Nonprofits in 2012

NetWits

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.

To raise money with social media, start with social data

Connection Cafe

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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Long Term Success with Social Media

NetWits

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.

15 Powerful Quotes from the Social Good Summit

Connection Cafe

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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How the Top 50 Nonprofits Do Social Media

NetWits

we LOVE some social media for nonprofits at NetWits Think Tank. A few interesting facts … 92% of the top 50 nonprofits have at least 1 social media presence on their homepage. My one question for you … Does social media improve fundraising online or offline in any way?

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

Connection Cafe

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.

The Real ROI on Fundraising with Social Media

Connection Cafe

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!

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Social Leading, Social Learning

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