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?

How to get tons more traffic for your nonprofit blog

Wild Woman Fundraising

When I first started blogging to build an audience for my book, I read Yaro Starak’s blog. He said that the way he got tons of website visitors and built up his traffic was by commenting on 10 blogs per night.

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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.

Blogging Daily Starting Monday

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve decided to start blogging daily (or darn close) as of January 3, 2010. For you, I hope this means even more opportunities to participate in your professional community through dialogue in the blog’s comments and other places the feed appears (e.g.

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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#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.

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.

#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.

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.

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.

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?

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

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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.

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

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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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Mixed Links on Nonprofit Marketing and Communications

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

February’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival is up! Our friend Melinda McKee has a new blog that I know many of you can relate to: Tech for Hippies: Finding People-Friendly Balance in a Tech-Heavy World. Want to keep track of all these blogs on a regular basis?

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).

Online Marketing Terms in Plain English

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A direct link to a specific blog post or forum entry. Real Simple Syndication” is a way for websites that are updated frequently such as blogs or news sites to send new content automatically to subscribers. Descriptive keywords used to categorize an article, such as a blog entry.

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?

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.

Twitter Search or Instagram Search: Which is Better for Business?

Diva Marketing Blog

He’s written four books that cover the topics of business blogging, social media marketing, and social commerce, the most notable of which is entitled "The Digital Handshake: Seven Proven Strategies to Grow Your Business Using Social Media," published by John Wiley and Sons in 2009.

How the New York Botanical Garden Uses Tumblr to Delight Their Fans

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Pairing compelling and relevant content with online channels such as blogs, social platforms and email can create a lasting impression of your organization. Another thing I have done is to link our blog's RSS feed into our Tumblr.

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)!

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.

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

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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

A list of mobile apps that I use regularly

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Rather than responding individually I have decided to create a public blog post out of my response in case others are interested as well. Flipboard: I use this app to display hashtag streams, RSS feeds and specific Twitter lists in a visual, mobile friendly manner.

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

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" 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.

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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.

You’re a salesman. We all are. Or should be.

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

(Quick side note to those of you who subscribe to my blog via RSS or Feedblitz: Yesterday’s video didn’t render for you. I’m sorry it got blocked! If you didn’t get to see it, go here !). I am reading Daniel Pink ‘s new book, To Sell Is Human.

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How I learn and stay up to date

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I thought I’d provide an answer on my blog so that I have a place to point people to that ask similar questions in the future. I often get asked the following question: “How on earth do you learn and stay up to date in a field that is changing so quickly (i.e. digital engagement)&# ?

What Would You Say if You Were Me?

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

I'm offering you a chance to write the Nonprofit Consultant Blog for a day. This blog has average visitors of 185/day or 5,200/month on the site, plus another 284 who receive blog posts by email, and an unknown number who read it in RSS form (ie: Google Reader, etc.). And, of course, your post will be fully credited to you, with links to your blog/twitter/etc. You can contact me at ken at goldstein.net to pitch your blog ideas.

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free guide is a handy tool for nonprofit public relations

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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

Creating Website Content: What Do Your Visitors Really Want?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I originally wrote this article as a guest post on the Nonprofit Technology Network’s blog , but just realized I hadn’t shared it with you, so here it is! Integrate your real-time communications channels into your website, for example, by using Twitter or Facebook widgets or RSS feeds that bring the live conversation to your site.

a blog can be like a business lunch

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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.

I Have a Bone to Pick About JWT's Trend Report Called 'Social Good'

Cause Related Marketing

‘ Social Good ,’ a white paper and research report from JWT , the marketing agency and division of WPP, has made a lot of appearances in my RSS reader since its release in September 2011 usually with some variation of a headline like ‘customers increasingly dubious about cause marketing.’

Case Study: How to negotiate your nonprofit salary?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I had an RSS feed set up for nonprofit jobs, and when I saw this executive director job, I jumped on it and sent it to her. Rosetta Thurman’s blog post on salary negotiation. Allison Jones’ blog post on salary negotiation.