#HOWTO: Tumblr & RSS Feeds – How Do They Work Together?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Last week we promised to discuss the connection that can be made between your nonprofit’s Tumblr site and RSS Readers around the world. The meaning of the acronym ‘ RSS ‘has been debated, but not hotly.

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#TECH: RSS Readers To Help Save Time & Sort Out News & Emails

Non Profit Marketing 360

We continued our series on Tumblr yesterday with some guidance to get your nonprofit’s blog out via an RSS feed that allows people to subscribe to your site. When they subscribe, they get automatic updates and summaries of whatever is going on in your blog.

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10 reasons you should be using RSS RIGHT NOW

Wild Woman Fundraising

Since a lot more people are jumping on the blogging bandwagon every day, and also, Twitter, and also, Tumblr and a whole bunch of other places, the level of noise is going to keep rising. Do you know what RSS is? RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. I have a page where I keep all of my RSS feeds. Why should you use RSS feeds? You can keep up with industry news and blogs. You can find new things to blog about for your nonprofit or business.

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Coolest Tutorial on RSS

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Thanks to The Artful Manager for pointing me to a site that has the coolest tutorials on RSS, blogs, social networking, etc

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#HOWTO: Set Up Your Tumblr Blog’s Settings & Connect To Twitter/Facebook

Non Profit Marketing 360

We continue our video series on setting up your nonprofit’s Tumblr blog account with a look at the two Dashboards within your account. We also explore the blog’s settings and what distinguishes them from your account’s preferences.

take note of these clear and quick explanations on how to use rss and wikis

Studio 501c

Thanks to Dissident , a delightful blog discovery, I've also discovered the Common Craft Show and two video presentations -- the best I've ever seen for newbies on using RSS and Wikis. Click To Play RSS in Plain English by Common Craft. Also consider a subscription to the Common Craft blog.

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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?

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? This way, we can give our RSS readers a refresh for 2011.

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e-newsletters better than web site or RSS for building relationships, study suggests

Studio 501c

Any nonprofit interested in effective online communication should check out the executive summary of a fascinating study -- by the highly regarded Nielsen Norman group -- on e-mail newsletters , how to make them user friendly, and their value compared to web sites and RSS (also known as web feeds or news feeds). On e-newsletters vs RSS (web feeds): "Feeds are a cold medium in comparison with email newsletters.

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Nonprofit Blogs: 5 Reasons You Do & Don’t Need One

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Thursday’s Webinar: Blogging for Nonprofits: Tips, Traps and Tales. Does your nonprofit need a blog? But to help you think through this question, here are my top five reasons why a nonprofit should have a blog and my top five reasons why a nonprofit shouldn’t.

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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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Marketing Beyond The Blog Buzz

Diva Marketing Blog

Within the past week three people from three different industries (advertising, internal branding and higher education) asked me to contribute to posts they were writing about blogs. . I wondered how different my point of view about blogs was back in the day versus today.

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The Social Round-Up

SocialButterfly

Now that I’ve finally switched my RSS reader from Bloglines to Google Reader, I find myself there a lot more–even more so than Twitter (gasp).

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8 Benefits of Having a Nonprofit Blog

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Should all nonprofits have a blog? Can having a blog benefit your organization? Below are eight benefits of having a nonprofit blog. Blogs help provide quick, up to the minute news about your organization and cause. Blog posts, on the other hand, can be written in 15-30 minutes. Tip: If you're going to use your blog as a regular communication tool, please allow readers to subscribe by email as well as rss. Blogs can help you work faster.

Best of the Blog 2008 & Your Suggestions for 2009?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I did a quick review of my traffic stats for this blog and here are the top ten most visited posts, ending with the most popular: If Social Networking Isn’t Marketing, Why Bother? What Type of Blog Should Your Nonprofit Write? Why are you reading this blog?

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Blogging: If I’d Only Known Then What I Know Now

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Thinking about starting a blog in 2009? Before the holidays, I asked some nonprofits to share with me their blogging lessons learned. Here are some of the comments I heard through NTEN’s Nonprofit Blogging Affinity Group List. Fixing that is on my blogging to-do list.

U.S. gets a new President, White House launches new web site & blog…

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Of course, what kind of President would have a website without also having an Official Blog (complete with an RSS feed ), brilliantly launched and introduced during his swearing in. The Blog will be run by Macon Philips, who is the Director of New Media at the White House.

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How to read this blog

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Love reading this blog? For those of you reading this blog via Google Reader: Google Reader will be retired on July 1, 2013, which means you won’t be able to read your blog and news feeds through the Google Reader service after that date. To subscribe to this blog via email, just visit: [link] and enter your email address in the subscription sign up box in the left column of the page. Don’t miss out!

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Blogging and Humility

Marketing for Nonprofits

I particularly like his last point that blogging makes you a better marketer by teaching you humility. At the same time, new ways of spreading ideas (blogs, permission-based RSS information, consumer fan clubs) are quickly proving how well they work.

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#HOWTO: Create A Tumblr Account And Why It Might Replace Your Blog

Non Profit Marketing 360

One such channel that has been around for a while but is not high enough on people’s minds is Tumblr , a (micro)blogging site that offers wonderful ease of construction, numerous ways to customize and brand your site, and some of the easiest means to post quick stories or even audio messages we have ever encountered. Moreover, your site will have built-in RSS Feeds (something we’ll be covering later this week)!

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Diva Marketing Blog Acquired. Almost! Part II

Diva Marketing Blog

How much is a blog worth? Unlike traditional publishers who place a premium on your network, The X Man never asked about RSS subscriptions or my network reach. . Lessons Learned : If you want to sell your blog host on your own site. . Continuted from Part I.

Friday Office Hours - Come Ask Your Questions Live on the Blog at 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ll be available to answer your questions live on my blog tomorrow, Friday, January 23, from 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Just come to the blog homepage and you’ll see a live chat window where you can type in your nonprofit marketing questions. I am trying to offer office hours nearly every Friday either through chat on the blog like this week or on our live BlogTalkRadio show , Magic Keys Radio.

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3 posts = a great primer on blogging and web communications for nonprofits

Studio 501c

If Marshall and Nancy's posts inspire you to investigate blogging, don't miss Idealware.org's great report, Getting Started With Blogging Software. Like Seth Mazow, I recommend Typepad , which I use to publish this blog. nonprofit_blogs. Tags: BLOGGING BRANDING COMMUNICATIONS EMAIL FUNDRAISING MARKETING RSS WEB

report compiles good blogging advice for businesses and nonprofits; as always, beware of absolute truths

Studio 501c

" Behind the Scenes in the Blogosphere: Advice from Established Bloggers " contains useful information, and I recommend it if your nonprofit has a blog or is considering one. However, in terms of using the report to drive decisions about business or nonprofit blogging, keep the second half of the study's title in mind: the ideas in this paper are based on the "self-reports" and opinions of bloggers who responded to an open call in May 2006 to participate. blogs.

New Home for A. Fine Blog

A. Fine Blog

Fine Blog is now housed there. Please reset your RSS feed. Fine BlogExciting news this morning (at least to me!) my new website at www.allisonfine.com is up and running! Thanks and I look forward to seeing you there! Social Media A.

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free guide is a handy tool for nonprofit public relations

Studio 501c

Essentials would be just as helpful to nontechies in nonprofits who want to learn how to interact with external audiences through social bookmarking, RSS, blogs, podcasts, and more. nonprofit_blogs. Tags: BLOGGING COMMUNICATIONS COOL TOOLS MARKETING RSS WEB Via Steve Rubel, here's a succinct, free 30-page guide from PR firm Shift Communications on how to use the Web for public relations. Written for PR specialists, PR 2.0

a blog can be like a business lunch

Studio 501c

Beth Kanter, a thought leader in the world of nonprofit blogging, recently shared some useful criteria to help nonprofits decide whether to blog or not. While I agree with most of them, I think that two (yes, if you want to enable many voices; no, if things must be vetted by a central authority) could, if interpreted narrowly, inhibit some nonprofits from blogging. None are ever required when publishing a business-lunch blog. 06NTC blogging nonprofit nptech.

series offers an excellent overview of web trends and tools for nonprofits

Studio 501c

A recent series from the popular Read/WriteWeb blog provides a great overview of best practices and resources for nonprofits in using the web, including Facebook and MySpace. This blog, studio 501c, is just for them -– the ones who are brilliant and busy and who want to use the web more effectively to promote their nonprofit but who don’t know where to start.

New Voices: Nonprofit Marketing and Communications Bloggers to Watch

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Not exactly the greatest endorsement for RSS readers. I use a custom Alltop page to track the top 40 or so blogs I want to follow instead. Bad Words Blog by Doug Gould is a “compilation of good intentions gone bad when good people use bad words to promote good causes.&#

Nonprofit Tech - How, When, Why, and What to Consider

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Rebecca Leaman (aka Curious Apricot) at the Wild Apricot Blog has posted the latest edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival , with a nonprofit technology theme. Switch to an RSS feed reader like Google Reader and you can subscribe to this blog and others, without clogging your inbox.

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Have Nonprofit Marketing Questions? Ask Now, Get Answers Live

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Switch to an RSS feed reader like Google Reader and you can subscribe to this blog and others, without clogging your inbox. I’ll be answering questions live from 1:00 - 1:30 pm Eastern time today. Are you reading this in your email box?

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Setting Up a Social Media Listening Dashboard

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I pull in RSS feeds from the various websites that contain information relating to our mission. I use the same RSS concept to pull in Flickr alerts, Myspace and Facebook. Love the daily blogging?

#SM4NP: Automate Your Google Searches To Follow Important Issues

Non Profit Marketing 360

The alerts will arrive as a digest either to your GMail account (the default recipient) or you can have them sent to Google Reader, an RSS reader that monitors and aggregates news sources, blogs, and organizations that offer free subscriptions – a topic we shall cover later this week.

Trio of Online Marketing Webinars Coming in Feb. - Reserve Your Spot Now

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Should you blog? Blogging for Nonprofits: Tips, Traps, and Tales (Thursday, February 12). While it isn’t right for everyone, I confess to being a huge advocate of nonprofit blogging. If you are ready to explore blogging for your organization, join me for this webinar.

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#HOWTO: Tumbler Can Be Social Media Hub, But Other Tools Are Available

Non Profit Marketing 360

Tumblr offers nonprofits and charities a free platform (with some themes and extensions costing a few bucks) and host to establish a web presence that is just a couple of clicks away from integrating with your Twitter account and an RSS feed. 33 million blogs in 8 languages ?

#Interview: Mike Kujawski, VP at the Centre of Excellence for Public Sector Marketing, Blogger & Speaker on Social Media

Non Profit Marketing 360

Mike blogs at Public Sector Marketing 2.0 , speaks frequently on social media and serves public sector and non-profit clients internationally. The interview was conducted by Don Akchin, a principal of Nonprofit Marketing 360 and a frequent contributor to the MKCREATIVEnonprofit blog.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Sweat The Details, But Focus On The Big Picture

Non Profit Marketing 360

Critics, who write reviews, regularly comment on blogs, and participate on various Wikis (37%). Collectors, who, well, collect RSS feeds, tag online photos, cast votes, etc., In cyberspace, no one need hear you scream.

Resources For Issues Concerning Older Americans

Non Profit Marketing 360

We begin with a few online networks, blogs, and resources. On the cutting edge of social-media technology, Changing Aging offers individuals and institutions opportunity to ‘join the blog stream’ that contributes to some of the richest ideas about aging out there. One (an individual, an association, or a provider) can follow the many bloggers there, and/or develop one’s own blog there.

Cause Marketing Post #600

Cause Related Marketing

Every day my RSS reader sends me a fat email with all the day’s listings of the word cause marketing. Every business day I add my own content to all the rest with this blog. Today, I celebrate the 600th post on the Cause Marketing Blog.

Some Golden Nuggets of Social Change

SocialButterfly

Lately, it’s become a blog staple–the kind that you can’t wait to read when you see there’s a new post in your RSS reader. Tags: Blog Talk Annie E.