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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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.

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5 Strategies for Using Social Media for Media Relations

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

According to Cision’s 2015 Global Social Journalism Study , 94 percent of journalists are using social media on a daily basis — with 67 percent spending up to two hours a day. Below are five strategies for using social media to your advantage in media relations.

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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.

Our Top Ten Blog Posts of 2016

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are the Top 10 blog posts published in 2016, according to Google Analytics page views: 10. 5 Ways to Get the Media to Cover Your Next Event by Peter Panepento. Drum roll, please! Cut the Glut! Wordy Phrases to Eliminate from Your Writing (And Alternatives) by Kristina Leroux.

YOU Can Make These Dreams Come True (Nonprofit Blog Carnival)

Getting Attention

Martin Luther King inspired me to ask fellow bloggers to join me in the January Nonprofit Blog Carnival , to “pick any dream you have—for your cause, organization or the nonprofit sector—and share it and how you plan to make it real.”

50+ Ideas on What You Can Blog About

Wild Woman Fundraising

Mazarine Treyz, with The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising and The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media. If you’re blogging and feeling stuck, you are not alone! Take it from someone who has blogged since 1999, blogging is HARD!

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How Much Time Does Social Media Marketing Really Take?

J Campbell Social Marketing

It seems that all too often, uninformed nonprofit Boards and well-meaning but not-tech-savvy Executive Directors simply tack on the words “social media” to the development or marketing person’s job description. Social media is free. No one is born a social media expert.

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?

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.

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Results of My Daily Blogging Experiment

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

On January 3, 2011, I started a daily blogging experiment — and by “daily&# I actually meant business daily, Monday – Friday. Katya Andresen did the same thing, but really did blog every day, including weekends. Love the daily blogging?

YOU Can Bring These Dreams To Life— Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Getting Attention

Welcome to the Nonprofit Blog Carniva l round-up for January. Empish Thomas shares his dream to change public perception of what it means to be visually impaired (soon to be published in the blog of Atlanta’s Center for the Visually Impaired). Penelope Rivas, Communications and Social Media Intern at Volunteer Match, shares her dream for nonprofits to execute more daring and audacious social media marketing campaigns.

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. Since 2010, I have helped nonprofits with their digital marketing strategy, focusing on social media. Be efficient. Keep on task. Remain laser-focused.

How Does Your Nonprofit Compare In the Blogging Economy?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Ignitespot, a small business accounting firm, has put together a fantastic infographic on the “blogconomy” – the international obsession with blogging that has spurred the economy. million people blog on blogging sites.

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

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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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.

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. Use this fact to your advantage as social media channels can be an excellent way to strengthen donor relationships. Here are just 4 ways that your nonprofit can use social media to build relationships with donors.

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. With all the fear mongering and bad news being reported on the destructive use of social media and other online tools, it is no wonder that some nonprofits are wary of jumping into the social media pool.

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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. I wanted to come up with a quick checklist of all the questions and To Dos that I go over with my clients when forming a social media strategy for their organization.

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

J Campbell Social Marketing

The rise in popularity of social media channels over the past decade has fundamentally changed how we connect with one another, how we discover news, and how we consume and share information that matters. How to determine which social media channels on which to focus.

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Relief—Your Social Media Decision Guide (No Charge)

Getting Attention

It’s changed dramatically, along with the balance of the social media landscape as one-time favorites shift form and new channels burst onto the scene. 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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6 Reasons Your Nonprofit May Not Be Ready For Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

If you read this blog, you know that I feel strongly about the potential of social media and digital tools to transform the ways that nonprofits communicate with donors and supporters. Here are 6 reasons that your nonprofit may not be ready for social media.

What #SaveMarketBasket Can Teach Nonprofits About Social Media & Inspiring Passion

J Campbell Social Marketing

Once the story started receiving national attention, social media channels were all a-buzz. What can this grassroots-turned-national social media campaign teach nonprofits about using social media and inspiring passion in supporters?

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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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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?

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.

Challenge: Can You Name Two Blogs That Get You To Think?

SocialButterfly

This includes blogs. tweeted that she was working on a blog post highlighting blogs to read in 2011. I shared the following: In response, Debra asked me: What are two blogs that get you thinking? Sometimes, direct instruction is helpful.

Call for Submissions: Healthcare Social Media Review #21

SocialButterfly

How can social media support prevention and wellness? 16, SocialButterfly will host the HealthCare Social Media Review , the peer reviewed blog carnival for everyone interested in health care social media.

When your employees go too far on social media…

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I recently did some work for a client that involved looking into recent Canadian legal cases dealing with employees that have been either fired or reprimanded for their conduct on social media platforms. Issue: Derogatory remarks about employer posted on blog.

Social media definitions, categories, and top tools of 2016

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I was recently asked by a client to update an informational section on their website that dealt with the basics of the current social media landscape. Social Media tools and applications continue to grow in both popularity and usage. According to Nielsen, Internet users continue to spend more time with social media sites than any other type of site. Top Social Media Tools. Social Media Characteristics. Social Media Categories. Blogging. Blogging.

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Reader Questions: What are the best fundraising blogs & books?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This question is from the marvelous Shuai in California, who will start a nonprofit one day, and wants to know ALL about fundraising, and also, specifically, about which fundraising blogs and books she should read! BEST FUNDRAISING BLOGS!

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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?

How to Create a Nonprofit Social Media Toolkit for Your Online Fundraising Campaign

J Campbell Social Marketing

Using the power and potential of social media in your online fundraising campaign is essential. If you provide your biggest supporters and ambassadors with social media resources that they can use to spread the word about your campaign, chances are that you will reap the benefits!

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.

[Guest Post] 3 Changes You Should Make To Your Nonprofit Blog Right Now

Fundraising Coach

I’ve asked him to share what he’d recommend for your nonprofit blog. 3 Changes You Should Make To Your Nonprofit Blog Right Now. Nonprofits who have implemented a blog to their website are able to deliver fresh content to their donors, volunteers and patrons.

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

Social Media Q & A

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A flurry of questions came in at the end of today’s webinar on Writing for Social Media, so I’m going to try to quickly answer a bunch of them here. When writing blog posts, I am asked to always link it back to our organization so it is the focus.

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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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