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 .

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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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.

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. 5 Strategies for Using Social Media for Media Relations by Peter Panepento. Thanks everyone for continuing to read our blog, and stay tuned next week for the Week of Freebies!

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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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#INTERVIEW: Mark Van Gurp, Osocio Blog – Showcases the Best Advertising & Marketing For Social Causes

Non Profit Marketing 360

Mark van Gurp is the founder of Osocio , an international blog devoted to showcasing the best advertising and marketing for social causes. Mark began an earlier blog, Houtlist, in 2005 as a personal collection of nonprofit ads. It is one of the reasons I made Osocio a group blog.

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

#Interview: Nedra Kline Weinreich, Social Marketer, Author, and Owner of the “Spare Change” Blog

Non Profit Marketing 360

Nedra Kline Weinreich is a widely recognized expert on social marketing (not to be confused with social media marketing). Her book Hands-On Social Marketing: A Step-by-Step Guide is considered a classic, and she blogs about social marketing issues at the Spare Change blog.

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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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

Nonprofit Blog Carnival

A Small Change

I am hosting this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival ( last month’s carnival ). Matt with Matt’s Fundraising Blog started a great conversation on his blog about choosing your CEO and what to look for, Don’t Be Afraid to Tell Me What You Want.

Six Different Kinds of Nonprofit Blogs

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I first published these six categories of nonprofit blogs way back in 2008. As I said back then, I certainly think you can mix and match blog types, and I bet most successful blogs do. But I also think that it’s helpful to have one primary direction in mind and to categorize nonprofit blogs based on what your organization hopes to achieve by blogging and how you want your nonprofit to be perceived by your blog’s readers. The News Blog. Blogging

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.

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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Should You Feed Your Blog to Facebook?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I use Hootsuite to automatically send new blog posts to both Twitter and Facebook. It’s been almost three months since the blog posts appeared automatically on our Facebook page. This creates a few interesting questions: What’s been the impact on traffic to the blog?

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

Nonprofit Blog Carnival Wants to Know — What’s Your Dream?

Getting Attention

I have the honor of hosting the first Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2012. He had been moved and inspired on hearing King’s words at the March on Washington in the summer of 1963, and that day was part of what motivated his lifelong involvement in social action.

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.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival!

Get Fully Funded

Here’s the April edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival. And here are some social media-specific posts that you might find interesting: Mark Pitman has “A Case for Twitter, Facebook, and social media for healthcare fundraisers.&#.

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.

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.

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#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?

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?

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. How do you want to connect with your supporters via social media?

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. Social NetworkingMaggie Siemer.

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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.”

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.

My renewal of blogging vows

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

As you’ve likely noticed through my horrendously inconsistent blog post schedule, I’m not exactly one to stick to a formula for blog post frequency. Plenty of great minds out there manage to find the time to pump out quality blog content non-stop, but I’ve come to realize that that’s not necessarily my role, nor is it the purpose of this blog. Most importantly thought, I like to bounce ideas off of others through various social channels.

#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.

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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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.

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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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 use a blog to generate planned gifts.

iMarketSmart

According to research by the University of Massachusetts , charities and higher education have a higher adoption rate for blogs than any other category. And that makes sense because blogs are a cost-effective way to tell stories and build a consistent emotional connection with constituents.

How to use a blog to generate planned giving gifts.

iMarketSmart

According to research by the University of Massachusetts , charities and higher education have a higher adoption rate for blogs than any other category. And that makes sense because blogs are a cost-effective way to tell stories and build a consistent emotional connection with constituents.

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.

#HOWTO: Get Your Nonprofit’s Tumblr Blog Up, Published, & Read

Non Profit Marketing 360

As we introduced last week, Tumblr offers the opportunity to have a fabulous and well-connected online presence without needing to learn the tricky coding behind a traditional blog or website. We’ll look at Tumblr’s connections to other social networks next week.