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2 Strategies to Help Your Nonprofit Go Viral

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

“Going viral” isn’t really something you can predict. Why can’t we go viral like that?”. Peter Panepento.

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Why Trying to "Go Viral" is a Ridiculous Waste of Time

EveryAction

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6 STEPPS to viral success for your cause

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Fellow cause marketers, wouldn’t you like a dollar for every time someone told you to ‘make it go viral?’ The beauty and frustration of virality is that you never know what will catch on. by Kate Olsen, VP of Strategic Projects at Network for Good @Kate4Good. Below are a few tips from his new book Contagious: Why Things Catch On.

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Going Viral: A Small Nonprofit Gets National Attention

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

#Development: Make The Nonprofit Video – Don’t Sweat The ‘Viral’

Non Profit Marketing 360

’ series, though, is to make your video brief, friendly, perhaps a bit off-kilter, and don’t worry about whether the video goes viral.

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What the Social Media Success of the ALS #IceBucketChallenge Can Teach Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

What does this campaign have that makes it so successful and so viral? The challenge is simple. Why a bucket of ice water? In a public forum.

The Secret to Going Viral: Harnessing the Kevin Bacon Effect

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Today I’ve got a particularly useful, pithy guest post from Darian Rodriguez Heyman on the elusive concept of “going viral.” My diligent research has proven that I hear the word “viral” within 42 seconds of talking with any nonprofit interested in marketing their cause online. ” Enjoy.

Make It Easy to Spread the Word (Case Study)

Getting Attention

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Gratitude Goes Viral

SocialButterfly

What are you thankful for? This is what Facebook asked its members Nov. 22 in a rare switch from its usual “What’s on your mind?”

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Viral Fundraising Ideas

Blue Sky Collaborative

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SBAWP Launches Viral Fundraising Campaign

Blue Sky Collaborative

The Spina Bifida Association of Western Pennsylvania (SBAWP) recently launched "Light up a Life," a viral fundraising campaign. Tags: Bikeathon software Bikeathons Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons

The most effective way to raise money for your walk or run page

Blue Sky Collaborative

Bikeathons Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Third Party Fundraising Viral Fundraising WalkathonsThe most effective peer to peer fundraiser asks the right people, makes the ask in person, on the phone or by email, and asks more than once. If you think, posting.

Transform Your Supporters into Powerful Marketers

Getting Attention

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Viral Fundraising Samples and Mini-primer

Blue Sky Collaborative

Durrette Consulting has created some good viral fundraising campaigns that can be found here: [link] Also available at the link above is a brief explanation of viral fundraising. Key takeaways include: Viral fundraising campaigns can take many forms and are. Tags: Fundraising Tips Viral Fundraising

Go Beyond The Thermometer On Your Peer to Peer Site

Blue Sky Collaborative

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#ADVOCACY: Kony 2012 Sequel Not Going Viral, Nor Ending Debate

Non Profit Marketing 360

Last Thursday, Invisible Children released their tepidly anticipated sequel to the stunningly viral video Kony 2012 (over 100 million views).

SWEET Viral fundraising platform hits Canada

Blue Sky Collaborative

Viral fundraising campaigns are becoming vital components of nonprofit fundraising portfolios. The Darling Home for Kids, [link] in Milton, Ontario started a viral fundraising campaign using SWEET software to. Tags: Viral Fundraising And it's not just in the form of walkathons and events.

Razoo Crash Leaves MN Charities Empty Handed

Blue Sky Collaborative

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Another creative pledge/viral fundraising idea

Blue Sky Collaborative

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Godin Reviews Four Viral Events

The Agitator

Marketing maven Seth Godin has reviewed four recent viral ‘phenoms’ … suggesting what can be learned form each. One of them is the Kony video, presented by Invisible Children, currently at about 72 million views. My fear is that this looks like an easy shortcut, and it’s not.

Marshall University Foundation Starts a Viral Fundraising Campaign

Blue Sky Collaborative

Marshall University has added a viral fundraising campaign to its development portfolio. Tags: Alumni Fundraising Fundraising Tips Online Fundraising Viral Fundraising The newly launched campaign is called Give to Marshall and can be viewed online here: [link] The goals of the campaign are to: raise funds in support of.

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta launches viral fundraising campaign

Blue Sky Collaborative

The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta recently launched Community Campaign 2010, a viral fundraising campaign that hopes to use the dollars raised to aid the most vulnerable among us, ensure that Jewish culture and traditions live on, and strengthen the.

JRunners Raise Over $90000 in the 5K Run for Our Place

Blue Sky Collaborative

Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Triathlon Fundraising Software Viral FundraisingIt's always nice to spotlight our clients who make the most of their event with the SWEET Fundraising Software for A-thons.

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5 steps to a successful viral video campaign

Wild Woman Fundraising

Have you ever looked at an online video and wished you could make a viral video for your nonprofit? Keep it under 4 minutes. 2.

Top 10 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Have A Viral Fundraising Campaign

Blue Sky Collaborative

"In a time when major donors and sponsors have decided to run and hide, viral fundraising programs have increasingly become the fundraising apparatus of choice for orgs that need to cost effectively raise a lot of money in a short. Tags: Viral Fundraising

Re-igniting Your Fire Using Social Communications

Social Media Bird Brain

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Creating Viral Videos

The Agitator

Here’s what he says about creating successful viral videos … something most nonprofits have attempted to do by now: “There are no rules for making a viral video. But all viral videos give the user a reason to pass it on. Think of your (hopefully) viral messaging in that way. The shorter the better.

Terrific Nonprofit Viral Videos

The Agitator

A few days ago, I posted some advice regarding creating online videos deserving of viral success. Here are two examples of such videos. The first comes from Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and deals with the Gulf oil spill. think you’ll find this video moving … but I’ll let it speak for itself on that score.*.

#SM4NP: Kone 2012 Video Goes Viral, But Maybe For Wrong Reasons

Non Profit Marketing 360

Why has it gone viral? Indeed, it might hold the record as the longest running video on YouTube that nevertheless went viral. But will it hold up to scrutiny? Today is yet another day in the Republican Primary Season. But Is Kony even alive? Is Invisible Children truly dedicated to helping youth in war-torn central Africa?

Recession-proof your nonprofit

Blue Sky Collaborative

Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Viral Fundraising Web/TechMake your nonprofit recession proof. Here's a link to one of a long list of articles that shows that there is a lot of anxiety in nonprofit circles over the economy. link] S--t happens and it's happening now.

How to Make Your Fundraising Efforts Go Viral

A Small Change

Viral marketing is the holy grail of online salesmanship. Having a product, game, or website go viral… that is, be passed on and promoted by word of mouth, personal e-mail forwards, and social media recommendations… is the quickest, cheapest way to spread the message about your product or service. Make Your Ask Bite-Sized.

Save the Harbor / Save the Bay Hosts Successful Winter Swim-a-thon Fundraiser

Blue Sky Collaborative

Fundraising Tips Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Viral Fundraising Walkathon software WalkathonsI'm not a huge fan of swimming in cold weather. But it's definitely more palatable if it's done in the name of a good cause. Save the Harbor / Save the Bay's ([link] mission is to restore and preserve Boston.

Bookspring Read-a-thon in Texas Lets Students Raise Money for Books for Students

Blue Sky Collaborative

Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Viral FundraisingSo far, over 3000 elementary school students in Texas have created their fundraising pages on SWEET and have raised close to $150,000 in the Read-a-Thon. Everything is bigger down in Texas!

Mobile Version of SWEET Pledge Fundraising Website Shows Great Promise

Blue Sky Collaborative

Bikeathon software Bikeathons Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Triathlon Fundraising Software Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Web/TechIn the online fundraising world, "great promise" means donations.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As Peter Panepento shared on our blog a couple of weeks ago , going viral isn’t always a good thing. I hope you had a great week!

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Using Social Media for Social Good {Infographic}

J Campbell Social Marketing

The infographic lists examples of social media campaigns for charity that “went viral”: Random Acts. That’s awesome!

Gossip Unleashed: A Viral Effects Strategy in Swiss Healthcare Marketing - An iSMA Webinar

Social Marketing and Social Change

How do gossip and viral marketing play out in teddy bear clinics and with city rangers talking about wild boar? You can too. Presentations

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Viral social media campaigns can make a real difference.  Happy Friday! Seth Godin wants us to take a look at  What have we become? Mixed Link

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Creating Your Nonprofit’s Version of the #IceBucketChallenge

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Whenever something like this goes viral in the nonprofit world, there are always jealous people who will nitpick it to death. Get Ice. Dump ice.

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What Can Your Major Gifts Department Learn From the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?

iMarketSmart

The ice bucket challenge is an awareness and fundraising strategy that went viral. 2. Nothing. Well… almost nothing. Therefore: 6.

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