Is Blogging Dead?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

BLOGGING IS DEAD – the headline screamed. It was on a blog, of course. And just about every other thing you read about blogging being dead will be on someone’s blog. Yes, blogging has changed a lot since social media came along. Blogging

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12 Marketing Blogs Nonprofit Communicators Should Read

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s a list of 12 communications and marketing blogs we recommend. Note, this is not our fundraising blogs list , so before any of our friends who focus primarily on fundraising get upset that we missed them, that’s a separate list. Getting Attention Blog .

Make Blogging a Part of Your Social Media Strategy

J Campbell Social Marketing

In this presentation, called Make Blogging a Part of Your Social Media Strategy, I show how smaller nonprofits can get on board with blogging and create a dynamic outlet that grows their supporters and helps them accomplish their goals.

6 Ideas to Freshen Up That Busted Blog of Yours

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last month I told you that no, blogging is not dead. Now tell that to my blog!” ” So for those of you who have struggling blogs either because no one is reading them or you can’t think of anything good to write about, here are a few ways to spruce up the place.

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Our Top Blog Posts of 2017

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are the Top 10 Blog Posts published by Nonprofit Marketing Guide in 2017, according to Google Analytics page views: 126 Email Subject Line Ideas for Your #GivingTuesday Campaigns by Kerri Karvetski. 3 Realistic Social Media New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofits by Kerri Karvetski. A 2017 Media Relations Calendar for Resource-Strapped Nonprofits by Peter Panepento. 5 Strategies for Using Social Media for Media Relations by Peter Panepento.

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Our Top Ten Blog Posts of 2014

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are the top ten blog posts we published so far this year, according to unique page views in Google Analytics. What else did you enjoy reading on our blog this year? Blogging Nonprofit Communications Trends

Newsletter and Blog Post Ideas for Summer

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Need some new ideas for your newsletter, blog, or social media? Consider one of these five summer-inspired themes: 1) Summer Heat. How does hot weather impact your services or your clients? Can you offer advice to your readers about anything related to summer heat?

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Presenting 10 Imaginary Nonprofit Blogs

Wild Woman Fundraising

Welcome to my post about imaginary nonprofit blogs! Feel free to write your own imaginary blogs in the comments! Nonprofit Cardboard Signs Blog: This blog is all about standing by the onramp, watching the cars roll by, waiting for someone to hire you.

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How Nonprofits Can Get More Social Media Engagement in 2018

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofits small and large dived into social media last year, and some found huge success – but many did not get the results that they expected. I hear these social media laments all the time from nonprofits: “Social media algorithms have killed our engagement this year.”. “It’s

This Blog is on Hiatus

Social Media Bird Brain

With the abundance of very good social media advice and information available now, my own efforts seem superfluous. I'm leaving the blog up for at least another year, since some people may still find a few of the posts relevant. This is good timing, since I have begun to devote my energies to my fiction and creative nonfiction writing. Robyn McIntyre PS: You can find some of my fiction on

How to Do Social Media Spring Cleaning at Your Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

Spring is in the air – hopefully coming soon to Boston – and it’s time to put a fresh coat of paint on those dusty social media accounts! Here are my tips on doing a spring cleaning for your nonprofit social media accounts, focusing on.

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Modern Media Relations for Nonprofits – New Book, New Webinar

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Our good friends Antionette Kerr and Peter Panepento have been working together to bring you a brand new book – Modern Media Relations for Nonprofits: Creating an Effective PR Strategy for Today’s World. approach to media relations from their upcoming book.

How to Better Engage Your Followers on Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Guest blog by Kiersten Bush. What prompts followers of your company to share content that you post on social media? And that leads to engaged social media followers, which is the true goal of all those platforms anyway.

How to get tons more traffic for your nonprofit blog

Wild Woman Fundraising

Mazarine Treyz, with The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising and The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media. When I first started blogging to build an audience for my book, I read Yaro Starak’s blog. Book Marketing social media Web 2.0

I just redesigned my blog!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Well, hopefully this blog makes you laugh, so you probably notice something funny a lot, but today it’s the whole blog! After my blog review by Cheryl and Susan at Aspiring Fempreneur , I realized that my old site had gotten a little… cluttered. blog design

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4 Surefire Ways To Use Social Media To Promote Your Year-End Fundraising Campaign

J Campbell Social Marketing

Guest blog by Candace Cody. You know that social media is an important component of social fundraising (or peer-to-peer fundraising), but sometimes it can be tricky to know where to start, or exactly what to do. Instead, consider the basics of what you want your social media to do.

3 Engagement Crushing Mistakes Nonprofits Are Making On Social Media – And What To Do Instead

J Campbell Social Marketing

Social media tools have completely revolutionized the way human beings communicate, research information, ask questions, and express themselves. In today’s training, I detail the 3 main engagement crushing mistakes that I see nonprofits making with social media every single day.

Nonprofit Blogging Best Practices: Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Blog and How to Create a Great One

J Campbell Social Marketing

The topic will be Nonprofit Blogging Best Practices: Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Blog and How to Create a Great One. Larger nonprofits have been early adopters of blogging, seeing the benefits in increased website traffic, email sign ups and online donations.

Government Blogging Presentation

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

As usual, in the spirit of “social&# media, I have decided to post up my recent “Government Blogging&# presentation slides (from the CSPS Armchair Presentation ) on SlideShare. My thoughts and opinions on this “stone age&# policy are part of a discussion for a future post… Government Blogging - Best Practices & Tips for Success.

Navigating the Media Relations Trifecta of Earned, Paid, and Owned Media

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Are you… Tired of begging for media coverage? Wondering how to engage social media activists and citizen journalists? During this brand new 60-minute webinar , you’ll learn how to: Coordinate owned and paid media to support your earned media efforts.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival!

Get Fully Funded

Here’s the April edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival. It’s called “Six Best Practices for Balancing New and Traditional Media.&#. . Tags: Facebook Internet Resources Twitter Website/Internet nonprofit blog carnival

Are Blogs the Walking Dead?

Social Media Bird Brain

Many of us still write blog posts, though at least one study says that only 22% of the social networking population read blogs regularly. I’ve seen more than one article on blogs as a passing fad – an idea whose time has come and gone. Few these days trust blogs or even most mainstream media as a reliable place to gather news. Tags: social communications social media nonprofit blogging

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Take Your Media Relations From Good to G.R.E.A.T.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For many nonprofits, media relations isn’t a high priority. But even if you’re small, it’s important to have a strategy for telling your story through the media and for responding to questions and queries from reporters. Is Your Nonprofit Prepared for a Media Crisis?

Poor Coverage? No Coverage? No Problem! Earned Media Isn’t the Only Game In Town

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ll be talking a lot about media in the next couple of weeks with guests Peter Panepento and Antionette Kerr (today’s guest blogger). Next Tuesday, August 29th, Peter will lead What Reporters Really Want: Building Media Relationships That Get Real Results. Earned media.

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How to Create and Use a Nonprofit Social Media Calendar [with template]

J Campbell Social Marketing

Between answering emails, making phone calls to supporters, editing the annual appeal letter and coordinating fundraising events, who has time to maintain more than one social media site? Get a free download of the Nonprofit Social Media Calendar template by clicking here.

#COMMUNCATIONS: Blog Loud & Proud & As Often As Content Warrants

Non Profit Marketing 360

And blogging definitely started that way: Could I draw readers? With so many great blogs out there, wouldn’t it be easier not to jump into the ring? The blog, though, should be just one weapon in the arsenal. But how does one get the blog going?

Raising Awareness for Your Cause – Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Welcome to this month’s edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival, a roundup of great blog posts on a topic of interest to the nonprofit community. Next Month’s Carnival Topic: Social Media.

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. For the past few years, some social media expert has pronounced the incoming year as the year of VIDEO. like the Nonprofit Marketing Guide’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016.

Forget the Media Kit, Create a Toolkit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Our public relations expert Peter Penepento is back this month to share some ideas on getting the word out about your good cause without using the media. In the not-so-distant past, that answer was easy: you wanted to reach the media. Guest Bloggers Media Relations

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Blogs vs. Facebook for Nonprofits

ImpactMax

Over the past few months, I’ve helped a couple nonprofit clients who are ready to move into social media decide whether to go with a blog or Facebook. (I’ll If you truly don’t have the staff time to blog at least once a week or make a Facebook update twice a week, you shouldn’t be considering either medium. With limited funds and staff time—where do each of these nonprofits begin branching out to more social media: a blog or Facebook?

#SOCIALMEDIA: Facebook & WordPress Join Forces To Connect Blogging With Timeline

Non Profit Marketing 360

If your organization had a blog running the WordPress platform (as does MKCREATIVEmedia), you could install a plugin that auto-tweets your posts. You also get the ubiquitous ‘Like’ button on your WP blog posts. Click to enlarge.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Sharing Progress and Communicating Accomplishments

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Welcome to the August edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival! We recently shared Getting the Media Interested in a Milestone with Dallas CASA on our blog. Nonprofit Blog Carnival Nonprofit CommunicationsWe’re glad you’re here. Our topic for this month’s roundup is how you share progress and communicate accomplishments to your supporters. Annual Reports. Ayda Sanver answers the question Do Your Really Need to Print an Annual Report?

3 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Content Curation to Cure an Ailing Blog

J Campbell Social Marketing

Blogging is a vital piece of the online fundraising and digital marketing puzzle for nonprofit organizations, yet so many do it poorly. But I don’t have the time keep up with the blog!”. So what is the cure for an ailing nonprofit blog? photo credit: Claus Rebler via photopin cc.

Benefits of blogging for nonprofits

Get Fully Funded

I just stepped out of a workshop where I taught a room full of Habitat for Humanity folks about using social media tools. One of the things I talked about was blogging. For a nonprofit, a blog is an inexpensive way to communicate with lots of people and open up dialog with supporters. Here are some of the benefits of blogging: . Blogging is a great way to get attention for your cause and share information about your organization and your mission.

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Benefits of blogging for nonprofits

Get Fully Funded

I just stepped out of a workshop where I taught a room full of Habitat for Humanity folks about using social media tools. One of the things I talked about was blogging. For a nonprofit, a blog is an inexpensive way to communicate with lots of people and open up dialog with supporters. Here are some of the benefits of blogging: . Blogging is a great way to get attention for your cause and share information about your organization and your mission.

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Benefits of blogging for nonprofits

Get Fully Funded

I just stepped out of a workshop where I taught a room full of Habitat for Humanity folks about using social media tools. One of the things I talked about was blogging. For a nonprofit, a blog is an inexpensive way to communicate with lots of people and open up dialog with supporters. Here are some of the benefits of blogging: . Blogging is a great way to get attention for your cause and share information about your organization and your mission.

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Blog Posts Needed: Sharing Progress, Communicating Accomplishments

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In August, we here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide will be hosting the latest edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival. Getting the media interested in a milestone. Write a post on your own blog or an article on your website. The Carnival is a round-up of recent posts — like a “best of” — on a particular topic. For example, this month Joanne Fritz at About.com compiled 18 posts all about year-end fundraising.

How We Curate Content for Social Media (and Added More Followers)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Former Mentoring Program participant and current Help-Us-with-Whatever-Crazy-Thing-We-Need participant, Maggie Siemer is going to share today how she has helped us curate content to publish on social media and how you can do it too. Maggie Siemer.

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How to Coordinate an Army of Nonprofit Social Media Ambassadors on #GivingTuesday (and beyond)

J Campbell Social Marketing

If you are planning on leveraging the social media power of that day to ask for donations, you probably know that you can’t do it alone. Get a free download of the Essential Nonprofit Guide to Recruiting and Coordinating Social Media Ambassadors by clicking here.

Going Small Can Pay Off Big: School and Nonprofit Social Media Campaigns

Mission Minded

While the importance of having a social media presence is relatively well understood, pinpointing the how, where, how much, why, and for whom can be paralyzing for small nonprofit organizations and school communications teams strapped for resources and time. Blog Social Media