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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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. Here it is, as a free JPG for you to download: Julia’s Nonprofit Social Media Checklist. Julia’s Nonprofit Social Media Checklist.

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. Nonprofits are jumping on social channels in greater numbers.

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?

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. While reviewing some of the existing definitions and beginner resources on the web, I noticed that quite a few could use an update based on how rapidly the social space has evolved over the last few years alone. Social Media tools and applications continue to grow in both popularity and usage. Blogging.

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Setting Up a Social Media Listening Dashboard

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

One very popular use of the dashboard concept is to monitor social media conversations about your organizations and issues. Christina Johns, online media manager for the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews uses Netvibes. Love the daily blogging?

7 Ways Social Media Makes Nonprofits Better

J Campbell Social Marketing

A version of this post originally appeared on the GiftWorks Guest Blog. NOTE: This week I cautioned nonprofits not to put all their eggs in the social media basket. VerticalReponse found that 61% of nonprofits are spending more time on social media, compared to a year ago.

21 Social Media Tips for Nonprofits from Top Experts

Fundraising Coach

And I love social media. But nonprofits don’t always “get” social media. Use Social Media for New Work. “Like most businesses, non-profits tend to look at social media as a money-first or money-only channel. Be Social!

Freebie: Social Media Cheatsheet

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Wouldn’t life be easier if you didn’t have to read through pages and pages of blog posts in order to figure what works best on what social networks? It also has a quick reference guide for the Six G’s of Social Media Marketing. Happy Holidays!

Social media won’t solve your nonprofit’s problems

J Campbell Social Marketing

Without a robust contact list , you will have a hard time establishing a social media audience. That might be Facebook, that might be a blog, and that might be in a quarterly paper newsletter. Nonprofits Social Media Strategy fundraising mutichannel strategies

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.

How to Measure the Performance of your Government Social Media Initiative

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

This post is based on a comment I left on the following OECD blog post the other week : Measuring government impact in a social media world. Social Media Analytic s (e.g. Social Media Analytics.

7 Ways to Use Social Media for Social Good

Getting Attention

Kim usually blogs on annual reports (one of her specialties) or effective writing for nonprofits, but steps outside the norm today to cover this very compelling webinar on social media. When it comes to social media, strategy should trump tools.

Lost in the Social Media Forest ~ Help!

Diva Marketing Blog

I'm lost in the social media forest and can't find my way. How do I make sense of it all when every day there seems to be a new social media channel? Day 2 of #BloggerGroove Challenge: 7 blog posts in 7 days. No wonder people get lost in the social media forest!

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How to measure ROI of social media? Book Review: Measuring The Networked Nonprofit

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you want to do social media for your nonprofit? How can you measure ROI on social media for your nonprofit? There are ways to show the ROI of various social media efforts, such as, for example, showing that social media increased donations.

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Content calendar templates for social media

Fundraising Coach

In it, I mentioned scheduling your social media updates to complement your fundraising letters. Keeping up with your own blog as well as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn can be daunting. 5 Social Media Editorial Content Calendar Templates.

How to Work With a Social Media Consultant

J Campbell Social Marketing

You most likely don’t have the capacity to hire a full time person to run your social media. This situation may call for a social media consultant to help you build your online communities, create great content and manage your time effectively.

Social Media Takeovers: 6 Nonprofits That Gave It Up for Good (PLUS: 6 Tips for Getting it Right)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s called a social media takeover, and it’s been used by big brands and a variety of nonprofits with some fairly impressive results – such as big boosts in followers and engagement. Here are 6 tips for executing a social media takeover of your own.

Do you work for a nonprofit hospital? How are you doing social media?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I am looking for small rural clinics and hospitals using social media.&#. And you might want to ask, “How are other domestic violence agencies doing social media? If you work at a hospital, how are you doing social media? Do you have a blog?

Call for Submissions: Health Care Social Media Review #14

SocialButterfly

How can we use social media to better address health and digital literacy? 17, SocialButterfly will host the HealthCare Social Media Review —the peer reviewed blog carnival for everyone interested in health care social media.

2 morning tasks to super charge your nonprofit social media strategies #bbcon

Fundraising Coach

He said two things that are super simple and super powerful for making sure your social media really connects with people. One of the "secrets" to effective social media is joining conversations instead of inflicting your message on others.

Social Media Means Everyone is a Spokesperson

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Who can say what and how those messages and messengers will be perceived is still one of the biggest concerns I hear from nonprofits about social media, but I’m glad to see these numbers moving in the right direction. Love the daily blogging?

Segmenting Audiences for Social Media Engagement

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

What I usually tend to do with this when choosing an audience for social media engagement initiatives, it to focus on the online creators and critics of the original target audience. corrective blogging, search optimization, employee empowerment ).

Seven Ways Social Media Improves Accountability

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Most nonprofits understand the potential power of social media to connect with both old and new supporters, advocates, and clients. Social media can help you improve your accountability in seven ways. Social media is about the here and now.

#INTERVIEW: Debra Askanase, Socialbrite.org Strategist, Offers Useful Advice To Nonprofits Using Social Media

Non Profit Marketing 360

Debra Askanase, founder of Community Organizer 2.0 , is an “engagement strategist” who consults with nonprofit organizations on digital media. The interview was conducted by Don Akchin, a principal of Nonprofit Marketing 360 and a frequent contributor to the MKCREATIVE blog.

1 good example of nonprofit social media

Get Fully Funded

Seems like lots of nonprofits are talking about social media these days, but not many are doing it well. Be very clear about what you want to achieve by using social media. Social media is about building relationships and the key to good ones is communication. We know that there’s a real person actually writing the blog posts or the tweets, so let us see who they are. Communications/Public Relations Marketing Social Media

Charity: Water versus Water.org and the Tide of Social Media Storytelling (#npcomm Showdown)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Contributing writer Antionette Kerr is back with another edition, this time on social media storytelling and some bonus tips on Snapchat. Most of the images were previously shared on some other form of social media. .

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.

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Key Findings on Nonprofit Social Media, Email and Online Fundraising

Fundraising 123

The annual online benchmark study for nonprofits from M+R Strategic Services & NTEN found online fundraising continues to grow - as does the social media reach of nonprofits. . Social reach up, email response rates down. Read: How to Keep the Social Media Conversation Going.

Call for Submissions: Health Care Social Media Review #41

SocialButterfly

How can we harness the power of visual storytelling in healthcare social media? Highlight helpful tips and tricks for integrating visual media into your content strategy. Share storytelling techniques and strategies that may be applicable to health care social media.

Managing Social Media at the Foundation Center

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In our latest interview in our series on Junction C: Where Creating and Curating Meet Content and Conversation , Jereme Bivins, the social media manager for the Foundation Center, discusses his approach to working with five regional offices across the U.S.,

Think Conversation, Not Megaphone, for Social Media Success (NTEN Case Study)

Getting Attention

Social media is not a megaphone, it’s a conversation.&# You’ve doubtlessly heard this phrase uttered at dozens of conference sessions and read it in many blog posts. The challenge is that there isn’t a single “social media.&#