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Facebook in 2015 – What Nonprofits Need to Know

J Campbell Social Marketing

Thanks for this great infographic, ShortStack! On their Q3 earnings call , Facebook released the following mind-blowing statistics: 1.35 Diversify!

13 Paths to Productivity & Satisfaction—Nonprofit Staff & Consultants

Getting Attention

The thought, focus and care with which contributors shaped their shared guidance is awe inspiring, and I so appreciate it (and them/you). P.P.S.

My Year-End Advice? Use real words. Mostly verbs. Not too much.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/28681973@N00/15053486347/. OK, copywriters. Listen up. It’s year-end fundraising time. Promise!

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5 Tips to Maximize Your Nonprofit's Presence on LinkedIn

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LinkedIn has grown into one of the most popular social media sites for individuals to make connections and build their networks.

Blocking Access to Social Media is now “Against Policy”

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

What is PANDU? PANDU stands for Policy on Acceptable Network and Device Use. Who are Authorized Users? What are the Policy Requirements? above?

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5 Ways to Use Events to Generate Enormous Planned Gifts


Have an announcer point out who among the attendees is already in the Legacy Society (ask permission first). 2. ” 3. LIKE THIS BLOG POST?

Nonprofit executives: fundraising advice, tips, and exhortations

Fundraising Coach

If our nonprofits are going to thrive, we need these men and women to have the support and staffing to carry out their missions with full funding.

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Top 6 donor communication mistakes to avoid

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Let that sink in for a minute: for every 100 new donors that came through the door, 105 walked out. This is great … if you want to bore your donors.

How Nonprofits Continue To Get Facebook Marketing All Wrong

J Campbell Social Marketing

In my conversations with nonprofits using social media, I always ask them one question first – What do they want to get out of using Facebook?  .

The Truth behind Nonprofit Marketing Help-Wanteds

Getting Attention

Take this help-wanted for a Communications Coordinator with the Data Quality Campaign. expect the salary is quite low. Really? Thanks!

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Creating Your Nonprofit’s Version of the #IceBucketChallenge

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Of course, the real questions behind that are “How come we aren’t raising a bazillion dollars online?” Backlash is inevitable.

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5 Ways to Use Stories to Increase Donations

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There are infinite ways to tell your nonprofit stories, but do you know which ones will lead to more donations? Check out these great tips from our free webinar, How to Use Content to Boost Your Donations with Hubspot''s Nonprofit Marketing Manager Taylor Corrado. 1. Tell personal stories through video. But it can also be easy and inspiring.

Two Free Twitter Network Visualization Tools

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

would like to point out two such tools today, both of which rely on the Twitter API. Hashtagify. To find related hashtags. olympics). MentionMapp.

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This is what's wrong with your nonprofit digital strategy


I’ve read and written hundreds of nonprofit digital strategy documents. The problem is that you don’t need a digital strategy.

Six Points for Good Content Leading to Engagement

Social Media Bird Brain

Engagement comes from content. And the most often given advice about content? Make it good. But what, exactly does that mean? What is good content?

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How your government contract is screwing you over (and how that’s about to change)

Wild Woman Fundraising

Note: This article originally appeared in the OCASDV (Oregon Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence) newsletter in March, 2014. Not so much?

What’s Wrong with Storytelling for Fundraising


I get it! I get it! Tell Tell stories! There’s been a lot of talk about storytelling for fundraising recently. The reason I say, “I get it!”

[Guest Post] Correctly setting up your nonprofit's Google+ Community

Fundraising Coach

As a Google+ user--whether personal profile or organization page--when you share with the people in your circles, it''s a broadcast. Community. Voila!

Millennials on a Mission: Idealism, Impact, Innovation

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Jamie will be sharing her insight on philanthropy and trends in giving, as well as updates from the field. Transforming the Nonprofit Culture.

My Big Fat Problem With Social Media Measurement

J Campbell Social Marketing

photo credit: venspired via photopin cc. Don’t get me wrong. think it’s fantastic when nonprofits want to measure their social media efforts.

Storytelling Secret Sauce—Via Maya Angelou

Getting Attention

When I heard that Maya Angelou had passed away this week, I was saddened, humbled and hugely appreciative. via Harvard Busin ess Review ).

Year-End Fundraising Decisions to Make Now

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m coaching a fundraising team at a national nonprofit that wants to revamp its annual communications calendar. For example.

Facebook for Fundraising: Worth It or Waste of Time?

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Your organization’s free Facebook ride is over! If you’re not up on these changes or are unclear on the facts, let me fill you in.

The JianGate Twitter Universe Visualized

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Very bad practice, I know, but human nonetheless. Sorry about that. What exactly did I do? Why did I do it? What should I have done? jiangate.

Why Donation Pages for Nonprofits Usually Suck


Right now, thousands of donors are being scared, confused, bored, or straight up turned away from donating online

A View From a Different Window - Curating Content

Social Media Bird Brain

Image via FreeFoto.com Art and museum curators are professionals at putting together exhibits. Basically, what a curator does is to show you the art the way she sees it: underlying themes, ideas, context, relationships. Beth Kanter content Content management Content marketing Curator Digital curation small nonprofits social media Twitter

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Try this one phrase in your next appeal

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you wondering how to make your nonprofit appeals more persuasive? Try this one simple phrase. Even a penny will help. percent). Is it face to face?

What is 3-to-1 Major Gift Fundraising?


Let’s face it, your supporters want something in exchange for their cash. But, sadly, many nonprofits don’t give. Be transparent.

Your steering wheel: the single most important tool for making effective fundraising asks

Fundraising Coach

As Heather Stewart points out in the comments to the post , major donors actually get annoyed when the CEO doesn''t ask! completely understand that.

How To Create "Now I Care Stories"

Diva Marketing Blog

Those who tell the stories well shape our lives. Often stories are as much about the people who tell them as they are of the story itself. The Share.

10 Qualities You Need To Become A Stellar Nonprofit Storyteller

J Campbell Social Marketing

Great nonprofit stories: *Convey impact and outcomes; *Elicit emotion and compassion; and. Inspire further action and commitment. Remain skeptical.

Empathy Map Your Way to Relevant Messages

Getting Attention

Our newest guest blogger, Rob Wu is CEO of CauseVox, a nonprofit crowdfunding and peer-to-peer fundraising platform   for nonprofits. . And the value?

5 Leadership Failures That Hurt Communications and Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

No Real Strategy. Strategy, by definition, requires choices to be made. What is the best way to reach a goal? No Sense of Priorities.

4 Steps to Making an Infographic for Your Nonprofit

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Want to add visual content with a data-focused approach to your existing nonprofit outreach? Here''s what your nonprofit''s visuals need to succeed: 1.

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