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A 2017 Media Relations Calendar for Resource-Strapped Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s face it, media relations isn’t near the top of the priority list at most nonprofits. Media RelationsNor should it be.

Which Nonprofit Causes Rule Social Media?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Have you ever wondered which nonprofit organizations, causes and issues get the most engagement and exposure on social media?

What to Do When the Media Gets Your Story Wrong

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This is especially true in a digital media world, where errors can take on a much longer life than ever before. Factual Errors.

3 Realistic Social Media New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are a few suggestions for starting something good for your social media practice in 2017. Anytime you’re ready. Clean your Twitter account.

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Digital and Media Literacy

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

In a recent workshop I held here in Ottawa, the topic of digital and media literacy came up on a few occasions. Media Literacy is a   repertoire of competencies that enable people to analyze, evaluate, and create messages in a wide variety of media modes, genres, and formats. Immediate Action:  EMOTIONAL SHARE . End of rant.

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Media Relations: Too Valuable NOT to Use

Getting Attention

Guest blogger, Patricia Brooks guides client orgs to reach and motivate people through traditional and new media sources. As a U.S. But who?

Make Social Media Matter More: Part 1

Getting Attention

The pressure to generate social media miracles. Start by reviewing the Pew Foundation’s recent Social Media report ( great summary here ).

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My Big Fat Problem With Social Media Measurement

J Campbell Social Marketing

think it’s fantastic when nonprofits want to measure their social media efforts. So, what is the goal of your social media efforts?

5 Reasons to Get Excited About Social Media Day

J Campbell Social Marketing

Social Media Day is almost here, and you should be just as I excited as I am! To register, go to

No Nonprofits – You Aren’t Posting Enough On Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

To truly understand why, you need to understand how social media (especially Facebook) work. How often does your nonprofit post on social media?

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How Much Time Does Social Media Marketing Really Take?

J Campbell Social Marketing

This usually happens after a heated Board meeting where it is decided that their nonprofit should be “doing social media.”  Right? WRONG. Tweet.

The 7 Deadly Social Media Sins

Social Media Bird Brain

The 7 Deadly Sins of Social Media Speaking with multiple voices Paying for. deadly sins brands Brunner Digiday social media stories

Social Media Housekeeping

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Think about social media as a way to open the doors of your organization to new guests and friends. But unlike hosting guests at you home for an hour or two, social media is open to guests 24/7. Because of the constant accessibility of social media, keeping profiles tidy all the time is a must. Be consistent with your hashtags.

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Social Media Is Not a Marketing Strategy


Social media in and of itself is not a strategy (gasp). How we use social media should also evolve. There, I said it. My first thought?

What Is Your Organization’s Social Media Workflow?

J Campbell Social Marketing

There is a misconception that the work of social media is easy – simple posting and tweeting. How hard can it be?

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Forget the Media Kit, Create a Toolkit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In the not-so-distant past, that answer was easy: you wanted to reach the media. Guest Bloggers Media RelationsPeter Panepento. Kristina.

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The 3 Keys to Social Media Success

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofits often ask me – What is the one piece of advice you can give to help us achieve social media success? wish it were that simple.

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5 Ways to Get the Media to Cover Your Next Event

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Quite often, they also expect these events to generate media coverage. Media RelationsIt needs a news hook. How do you do that?

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Are You Totally Missing the Point of Social Media?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Both groups want to know the most surefire and fastest way to grow their fans and followers on social media channels. (I mean, who doesn’t?).

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Social Media Is Not a Marketing Strategy


Social media in and of itself is not a strategy (gasp). How we use social media should also evolve. There, I said it. My first thought?

Social Media Productivity Tools for Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

For a social media manager at a nonprofit organization, those phrases may seem incredibly elusive. Be efficient. Keep on task. Conclusion.

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Media Benchmarks For Nonprofits

The Agitator

In a thoughtful gift to the sector,  M+R , the media and fundraising consultancy, has just released the inaugural edition of 2016 Mediamarks Study.

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5 Ways to Tackle Your Nonprofit’s Fear of Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Starting out on social media can be a scary proposition for many nonprofits. Remember: There shouldn’t be a “social media person”.

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Are Nonprofits Measuring their Social Media Results?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Websites, email, crowdfunding, and social media platforms have exploded a nonprofit’s ability to find and connect with potential donors and supporters.

4 Ways to Use Social Media to Strengthen Donor Relationships

J Campbell Social Marketing

People of all generations are online and using social media platforms. How can you bring your donors into the kitchen – using social media?

What are the best and worst times to post on social media networks?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Everyone is looking to get increased engagement and interaction on their social media posts. Social Media Strategy Infographic strategy timing

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Is Your Nonprofit Prepared for a Media Crisis?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Sadly, though, there will soon be other crises for the media to cover. Media crises involving nonprofits come in a number of forms.

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Using Social Media for Social Good {Infographic}

J Campbell Social Marketing

Are you sick of trying to persuade social media naysayers that the tools can actually accomplish some good in the world? That’s awesome!

Modern Media Relations for Nonprofits [New Webinar]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Are you having trouble getting the media to cover your nonprofit? Media relations expert Peter Panepento can show you how. Join Pacific).

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Nonprofits, are you still doubting the power of social media?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Still doubting the power of social media? The post Nonprofits, are you still doubting the power of social media? Infographics Social Media Infographic social media Social Media 2014 Statistics Check out this neat interactive infographic from Digital Insights. Isn’t loading? Try this.

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How to Use Social Media for Fundraising [PODCAST + FREE WEBINAR]

J Campbell Social Marketing

You will also hear about best practices in the sector and specific tips on measuring the ROI of social media for your nonprofit. Listen below.

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5 Stories Nonprofits Should Be Telling On Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Storytelling has been receiving a lot of press lately, as a content marketing tool and as an effective way to engage audiences on social media.

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Julia’s Nonprofit Social Media Checklist

J Campbell Social Marketing

I’m speaking at the Essex County Community Foundation’s Institute for Trustees on March 22 , and the topic is “Online Marketing & Social Media: What a Board Member Needs to Know” If you’ve seen me speak, you know I cram in a ton of information into my sessions, and this one is just one hour.

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Relief—Your Social Media Decision Guide (No Charge)

Getting Attention

There’s little doubt that social media should be a part of your communications mix, but what should you be using it for, and how?

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Social Media Road Map—Book Giveaway

Getting Attention

Even better, they’re offering a free copy to the first 5 of you who share your hopes for your social media work here. love this mini-map.

10 Types of Social Media Posts Every Nonprofit Should Be Sending

J Campbell Social Marketing

If the answers to these questions are ambiguous, vague, or nonexistent, it may be time to rethink your nonprofit’s social media strategy.

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5 Strategies for Using Social Media for Media Relations

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Instead, your best path is to use social media to develop relationships with journalists that are of high value to your nonprofit.

Social Media Defined

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

while back I wrote a post clarifying the meaning of the word “marketing ” and corresponding terms such as social marketing, social media marketing, and social media engagement. This is why there is such a massive social media knowledge gap in plenty of organizations as proper context is often lost in translation.

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Healthcare Social Media Review #41: Tapping into Visual Storytelling


How can visual media bring healthcare social media to life? Visual media is just one tool in the storytelling toolbelt.

6 Reasons Your Nonprofit May Not Be Ready For Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

The most important social media platforms for nonprofits are Facebook (95%), Twitter (64%), YouTube (38%), and LinkedIn (26%). Why or why not? .