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Most Important Social Media Sites to Nonprofits in 2015

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

More than 800 nonprofits have completed our 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey  (please take it now if you are not one of those 800+).

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New Site for Freelancers and Consultants:

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

So, I decided to launch a new site focusing on those topics, and to branch out beyond freelance writers. Should You Specialize?

Searching Your Nonprofit’s Web Site—A vs. B Makes a Huge Difference

Getting Attention

I’m a devoted participant in Anne Holland’s blog, Which Test Won. These are real-life marketing case studies! Subscribe today.

Go Beyond The Thermometer On Your Peer to Peer Site

Blue Sky Collaborative

The most common element of peer to peer event and fundraising sites is the home page thermometer displaying the fundraising goal of the event and the amount of money raised to date. This metric is so common and perhaps even.

Mobile Smack Down: Obama’s Responsive Design vs. Romney’s Mobile Site (and More)


” Others, are mobile site ambassadors while others say “it depends” and some have yet to decide (or scarily, even discuss!).

Demographics of Social Network Site Users - 2013

Social Marketing and Social Change

The rise in the use of social network sites (SNS) among internet users over the past 7 years has been dramatic. References. boyd dm, Ellison NB.

Which Group Buying Site is Best for Cause Marketing?

Selfish Giving

Frank Barry had a wonderful post last week over at Mashable on seven group buying sites using daily deals to give back. GoodTwo. Camera.

How to give donors a more personal experience on your site

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

He designed the site.). Hat tip to Mark Phillips of Queer Ideas blog for this example. It’s obvious. But it’s wrong.

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Politics On Social Net Sites

The Agitator

Here are some key findings: 36% of social networking site (SNS) users say the sites are “very important” or “somewhat important” to them in keeping up with political news. 26% of SNS users say the sites are “very important” or “somewhat important” to them in recruiting people to get involved in political issues that matter to them.

Politics On Social Net Sites

The Agitator

Here are some key findings: 36% of social networking site (SNS) users say the sites are “very important” or “somewhat important” to them in keeping up with political news. 26% of SNS users say the sites are “very important” or “somewhat important” to them in recruiting people to get involved in political issues that matter to them.

Nielsen On Mobile Site Usability

The Agitator

As reported by Melinda Krueger on ClickZ Marketing News , here’s the first item I’ve seen regarding his insights on the usability of mobile sites. Apps have the advantage over mobile sites because they’re faster and incorporate features like location, which improve the user experience. off-mobile) world.

8 Tips for a Mobile-Friendly Nonprofit Website

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Luckily, you don’t need a special mobile version of your site or an app to improve how mobile visitors experience your site overall.

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Beautiful Greenpeace crowdfunding site lets you buy a piece of the new Rainbow Warrior

Giving in a Digital World

The site opens with a great full screen video telling the story of the current Rainbow Warrior and the need for a replacement.

10 Tips to Improve Your Nonprofit Website

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Make your site social media friendly. Encourage video and photo sharing, link to your social media profiles, and make it easy for bloggers and social networkers to embed your videos and feature your images on their sites and profiles. Sites like Survey Monkey allow you to set up a survey that is simple and inexpensive. 4.

Is Your Nonprofit's Website Driving Donors Away?

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Is your site responsive? A) Yes! B) Somewhat. C) I''m not sure. D) What''s responsive? Web Site 101 Best Practices This is a test.

3 Metrics Your Nonprofit Should Measure Using Google Analytics

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The audience location metrics enable you to specifically determine the geographic areas that your site content is reaching.

#HOWTO: Tweak Your Organization’s Facebook Site For Graph Search

Non Profit Marketing 360

Did you know that you can request other Facebook users to untag you and/or delete contact on their sites that refer to you? What else?

Extreme Website Makeover: From Ick to Slick!

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They took their website from dull to dynamic, meeting all the important requirements of a great site. Web Site 101 Best Practices Quick Tips

Site Visits Or the Meeting With A Potential Grant Donor

Seeking Grant Money Today

It is a common step, in the grant application process, especially when the amount requested is a large amount, is for the potential grant donor to request to visit the applicant nonprofit's office or the site where the proposed program (that the grant is requested for) does or will occur. It's normal. Still, encouraging news is a good sign.

Make Your Nonprofit Website a Positive Experience -- Even When Things Go Wrong

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While it's important to plan how you direct users through your site, what happens if they take a wrong turn? Web Site 101 Inspiration

How to Fix Your Nonprofit Home Page

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Web Site 101 Quick Tips

7 Online Donation Page Mistakes to Avoid

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Web Site 101 Donation Pages Has it been a while since you''ve updated your organization''s online donation page? It''s time to get down to business and whip your donation form into shape before the year-end stream of donations begins. Get better online fundraising results by avoiding these donation page mistakes: 1. Too much text.

5 Principles for a More Effective Nonprofit Website

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When it comes to adding text to your site, be ruthless. Finally, make it easy for people to connect with you and share your site with their friends by including buttons and links to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  . Web Site 101 Quick TipsAll of your donors – both current and prospective. Ditch the text.

Building a Web Site: Easy as 1, 2 OR 3?


Today, I heard that fundamentally there are three main purposes of a Web site: 1) informational , 2) transactional and 3) community-based.

Sites and Resources Redux


Over the past few weeks, I have been gathering interesting articles and new sites to share, so while I am away, here are some interesting reads and to do's: My new "MUST READ EVERY DAY" is Mobile Marketer's daily email with articles about what people are doing with mobile. You can sign up right on their site.

11 Elements of Fierce Loyalty to Keep Your Donors

Wild Woman Fundraising

 . Fierce Loyalty, by Sarah Robinson. Is your nonprofit or charity part of a national or international movement? It’s called Fierce Loyalty.

The Right Way to Use Stock Images

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Our friends at TechSoup have compiled a helpful list of sites that offer free photos for use. Where can I look for good photos?

#TECH: Title Tags Can Make Or Break Your Site’s SEO

Non Profit Marketing 360

that is the first thing search engines scour for the keywords that make your site visible on those engines. SEO success starts here. get it?).

Ten Things Your Home Page Must Have

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And as your site evolves, consider adding a feedback loop-polls, quizzes, comments, messages boards and so on. Be sure to test the site to make sure that it's as easy to navigate as you think it is. Tags: Web Site 101 Quick Tips Let's face it: People have short attention spans. Especially when it comes to the Internet.

Time for Nonprofits' sites to Morph?


For example, for returning site visitors, creating different templates that appeal to different audience groups.

3 Keys to Making Your Nonprofit Website Mobile Optimized

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Get a better idea of who is visiting your site and where they are coming from by setting up Google Analytics. Web Site 101 101: Getting Starte

Optimize Your Landing Pages: Improving the Odds You Get What You Want from Your Supporters

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Which social media sites end us the most traffic? Web Site 101 Quick TipsA landing page is any page on your website where you want someone to take an action. That action could be collecting an email, signing a petition, donating or sharing your content with others. successful landing page is about having one clear call to action.

Nothing Raises Awareness like On-Site Advocacy

Getting Attention

What worked here was: Relevance : The protesters made their case on site, right in front of a restaurant serving foie gras. Any examples of on-site advocacy to share? I was vacationing last week, doing some winter unwinding in warmer climes. Strength of messaging : Messaging was mainly graphic here. More than you wanted to know.

Seven Words That Will Make Your Web Site Worth Viewing

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What are the seven words that will make your Web site worth viewing? What Web Site Design Is Really About The other day I was listening to a local all-news radio station. Your Web site just might have the same problem. Web site design is about more than layout, markup language, and technical wizardry. Seven.

How to Ask for Donations on Your Website

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Integrating Your Website, Email Newsletter and Social Media Sites

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Tomorrow I’m presenting a brand new webinar on How to Integrate Your Website, Email Newsletter, and Social Media Sites. Make sense?

#COMMUNICATIONS: The Number One Way To Gain Site Or Blog Readership Is…

Non Profit Marketing 360

And, of course, no reason a nonprofit can’t have a blog that carries those ambitions for the blog and the site that hosts it.

CollegeSpring Launches Informative New Site

Mission Minded

CollegeSpring gives low-income Bay Area and Los Angeles students the support they need to succeed on the SAT and in college admissions, because they believe that all students deserve the opportunity to access higher education. Blog Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Copywriting Nonprofit Design Nonprofit Messaging Nonprofit Web

#SOCIALNETWORK: Are You Prepped For Rollout Of Facebook Graph Search?

Non Profit Marketing 360

The latter’s service offers Google+ users opportunity to ‘+1′ the shops, restaurants, sites, services… they like, and ?

Great site, good info, what else could one ask for?


Giving data related to aging make clear that the country is on the edge of huge shifts in the age cohorts that represent the adult giving population.