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.

New Voices: Nonprofit Marketing and Communications Bloggers to Watch

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Not exactly the greatest endorsement for RSS readers.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

For example, through RSS , my blog content is pulled onto GOVLOOP (a social network for government) where government focused posts get much more discussion than on my actual blog. Guest blogger Don Akchin writes frequently about marketing and philanthropy at

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.

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


Two of the blogs I followed-up with are: Assetmap : New to the market, Assetmap is the platform that former’s Social Entrepreneurship blogger Nathaniel Whittemore is working to get started. This way, we can give our RSS readers a refresh for 2011.

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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. My friend and fellow blogger Joe Waters has a Dummies book, for crying out loud, coming out in July about cause marketing.

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

Studio 501c

Two of my favorite bloggers recently published posts that, together, provide a great overview of the importance and potential of web-based communications for 501c3s. Tags: BLOGGING BRANDING COMMUNICATIONS EMAIL FUNDRAISING MARKETING RSS WEB These articles would be good to share with an executive director or team that is beginning to explore how to use the web to build relationships with donors, volunteers, clients, members, and other stakeholders.


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

Studio 501c

A University of Massachusetts marketing professor has published an interesting report based on a survey of bloggers. " 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. Also consider that not all 74 of the survey respondents were truly "business bloggers," i.e., bloggers blogging as an employee of a company or organization.


What Would You Say if You Were Me?

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

I am interested in occasionally having guest bloggers come in and take over. 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.). Alternate title for this post, "What you got to say for myself?" What am I talking about? I'm offering you a chance to write the Nonprofit Consultant Blog for a day.


Social Media "Pioneers" Tell Why

Diva Marketing Blog

After the fact, I came to appreciate the community of bloggers that I was part of just by blogging. We came, we saw, we kicked its ass. Ghostbusters. Just One Crowd Sources Question.

Resources For Issues Concerning Older Americans

Non Profit Marketing 360

One (an individual, an association, or a provider) can follow the many bloggers there, and/or develop one’s own blog there. If reading or writing blogs is not your level of commitment yet, Changing Aging can be followed via Twitter, Facebook, RSS Feed, and its YouTube channel , where individual contributors and professional associations have posted materials across a broad range of topics and experiences.

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. Being a Canadian, I can’t think of ever being so interested in and passionate about U.S

Relationships Don't Matter

Diva Marketing Blog

Bloggers like to build relationships with the people who pitch them stories; however, that is not always the case for content publishers like Jeffry Pilcher , of The Financial Brand. . Jeffry Pilcher : I don't work with bloggers. Relationships don't matter. to some people.


8 Benefits of Having a Nonprofit Blog

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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. Many, many people do not know how to subscribe by rss. When they find it saved by someone on a social bookmarking site like , StumbleUpon or Digg When another blogger links to it on their blog. Should all nonprofits have a blog? Can having a blog benefit your organization? Below are eight benefits of having a nonprofit blog.

Federal Web Council Reveals New Study: Putting Citizens First, Transforming Online Government


According to my twitter search RSS feed, the term “Government 2.0″ More bloggers and more blog posts continue to emerge on what and how government should improve its online Web presence, leveraging social media. “There are about 24,000 U.S. Government Web sites now online.&#. “Only a minority of government agencies have developed strong Web policies and management controls.

eBook - Social Media Marketing GPS: A New Media Roadmap For Creating A Social Media Strategy

Diva Marketing Blog

The book begins with an explanation of why include social media and moves on to cover ethics, tactics, research, metric, branding, sponsored conversations, blogger relations and even a few case studies. Chapter 6: Tactics Second: Blogs, Twitter, Social Networks, Podcasts, Vlogs, RSS, Widgets.

Tactics—Step 4 in strategic communications planning for nonprofits


2) subscribe to the RSS feed of the Nonprofit Marketing Zone , where someone is sure to be covering nonprofit uses of the latest communications tools and channels. flickr/popculturegeek. This is the last in my series of posts guiding nonprofits through strategic communications planning.

Free social media tools for your nonprofit-from Social by Social

Wild Woman Fundraising

How to subscribe to an RSS feed. Blog this on Blogger. I just saw Amy Sample Ward a few days ago, lucky me, on her way from SXSW to London, and she handed me this wonderful book that she is a co-author of, called Social by Social.

2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference

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One of those bloggers is Kivi Leroux Miller. I highly recommend you adding her RSS feed to your blog reader.). This is the time of year when all the nonprofit geeks gather at NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference and when the rest of us who feel techincally savvy realize we’re probably just geek-wannabes. Even if you not in San Francisco, it’s very easy to keep up on what’s happening.

How Nimble are Your Development Skills?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Whether it’s mobile giving or using an RSS feed on your nonprofit website or blog, you need to be constantly creating more value for your nonprofit and your position. Blog this on Blogger. Can you take your skills into the 21st century? Last week I attended the RISE Austin conference. One session I attended was with Manuel Zarate , President and Founder of

Diva Marketing Talks Online Publications With Deanna Sutton, Angela Benton & Heidi Richards Mooney

Diva Marketing Blog

During her quest for more information about Social Media and Social Networking in particular, Heidi has interviewed hundreds of experts on the topic including bloggers, email experts, forum leaders and Internet celebrities in the top ten Social Networking Sites. It is called Rss Zine.

flip the funnel, but flip it feasibly

Studio 501c

As Seth says, "A Squidoo page contains links—links to products for sale, to reviews, to pictures, to videos, to RSS feeds, and to blogs. blogger.

Blogging and Humility

Marketing for Nonprofits

Good bloggers are REAL. At the same time, new ways of spreading ideas (blogs, permission-based RSS information, consumer fan clubs) are quickly proving how well they work. Take a look at this list from Seth Godin called, What Every Good Marketer Knows. It's great food for thought.


a blog can be like a business lunch

Studio 501c

" While all of these have their place, these options are for “some of the bloggers some of the time.” If this is true for your nonprofit, encourage these major stakeholders to subscribe to RSS or email feeds of your blog. o If you plan to post frequently on a number of topics that will not interest all stakeholders equally, consider a blogging platform that allows you to categorize posts and RSS feeds.

Where Does 'Transparency' Fit In The New Social Media Marketing Model?

Diva Marketing Blog

Bloggers have long discussed the importance of transparency when writing content on a blog. in the end it isn't the bloggers, the company or the agency that will dictate the's Jeff Cutler - The other matter is using a ghost blogger to put up content that supposedly comes from an executive. Yvonne DiVita - In the end, it isn't the bloggers, the company, or the agency that will dictate the success; it's the customers.