10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

EveryAction

With many vulnerable populations lacking accessible and affordable mental health care services, nonprofit healthcare providers have stepped up to bridge the gap and provide necessary care to their communities. s LGBT community by offering a range of physical and mental health services.

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Is Community Engagement or Awareness Essential? Depends on Your Mission.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Will the way an arts organization approaches its communications work vary significantly from a social service agency? Engaging our community to keep people inspired by and active in our work. “Engaging our community” is the #1 nonprofit communications goal overall.

A resource for community organizers

Get Fully Funded

If you’re trying to organization and mobilize people to get things done in your community, I’ve got a couple of resources for you. Here are two documents from the Center for Community Change. . “Funding Community Organizing: Social Change Through Civic Participation&#. “Untapped: How Community Organizers Can Develop and Deepen Relationships with Major Donors and Raise Big Money&#.

#HOWTO: Setup A (Free) Scoop.it Magazine For Your Community

Non Profit Marketing 360

Your organization can connect itself as much or as little as it wants with other social media accounts. Of course, you want to bring some visual continuity between your organization’s Scoop.It We introduced Scoop.it

10 Ways to Build Loyalty Among Your Online Community Members

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here are 10 ways to build loyalty among your online community members through celebration and acknowledgement! Start by taking some time to plan out an acknowledgement and celebration strategy for your online community members. Organize a “Thank You” campaign and promote it everywhere.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Facebook Adds Handy Scheduling Features To Organizations’ Pages

Non Profit Marketing 360

Let’s take a look at those features and how they can be a real boon to your organization. Then you can turn to organizing the darn thing, knowing that Facebook will keep reminding people about the approaching festivities.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Facebook Opens Timeline To Organizations

Non Profit Marketing 360

Those features – of which Timeline is perhaps creating the most buzz – will be hidden until 30 March if you wish, so you have time to play with the features and prepare your organization’s new public face.

What does an LGBTQ nonprofit organization do?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Since I didn’t know a lot about various LGBTQ organizations, I pointed him to the now sadly defunct Planet Out (which now redirects to Gay.com ), where I thought he might be able to find more people in the community. An FtoM organization is not a choir.

Power of Community Involvement

A Small Change

We are all looking for the secret sauce in reaching out to our communities whether it is the perfect language in your next solicitation letter or the call to action at your next gala. If you meet with people regularly, you start to see themes appear in your conversations and you try to customize how you describe organization to be the very most compelling. I have been amazed at the value of engaging and being connected in your community.

“Open Community” and Nonprofit Marketing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m taking part in the virtual book tour that Maddie Grant and Lindy Dreyer are doing to explore concepts from Open Community: a little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web. Kivi: What the heck is an “Open Community?”.

The Rabbit Hole and Community Engagement

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This is the typical peer-to-peer fundraising event designed to unite passionate supporters and constituents of your organization in a way that builds awareness and raises funds to support programs. Beth Ann Spiegel.

5 Steps to Discovering Great Stories for Your Organization (Even if You’re a Policy Organization)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This is especially true at policy organizations. Kivi has a great post on telling stories when your organization helps indirectly , with creative ways to get around this challenge by utilizing partners’ clients, drawing on from stories in the news, and using testimonials. Marta Lindsey.

#COMMUNICATIONS: Is Your Organization Moving At The Speed Of Mobile?

Non Profit Marketing 360

If you’re a community organization, how about asking supporters to photograph and report activities in their local neighborhood using Facebook, Twitter or other mobile-enabled social media?

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8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month

EveryAction

February is Black History Month and while there are countless ways to honor and celebrate black history throughout the year, we’re giving you a place to start by highlighting eight nonprofits that are making major waves in their communities. From ensuring equal access to education to advocating for mental health awareness to creating black history for future generations, all of these organizations inspire us, and we hope they inspire you too.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: A Social Platform Primed For The Environmental Community

Non Profit Marketing 360

But did you know that other social networks focus on particular issues and offer opportunities to talk with others focused on your organization’s concerns?

#SocialNetwork: Senior Living Communities See ROI On Social Media

Non Profit Marketing 360

They’ll ultimately be your brand advocates and bring the value to your organization or community that will hopefully mean somebody saying, “Yes, I want to live there or I want my loved one to live there.”.

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Engaging Your Library Community Through Storytelling and Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Engaging Your Library Community Through Storytelling and Social Media from Julia Campbell – J Campbell Social Marketing. The post Engaging Your Library Community Through Storytelling and Social Media appeared first on JCSM.

10 Ways to Celebrate Nonprofit Online Community Members Using Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Today I am hosting the #Commbuild Twitter chat and the topic is creative ways to celebrate online community members. Here are 10 ideas and ways to celebrate, acknowledge and reward your online community members for being there for you and for being awesome!

#HOWTO: Efficiently Monitor Your Organization’s Busy Social Networks

Non Profit Marketing 360

For the biggest organizations (think: The Onion, World Wildlife Fund , CBS News.) that is, with organizations that really need to track social-networking data in various guises and configurations. Need help taming those updates and retweets?

Transform Your Organization with Pro Bono Technology Resources – The Community Corps Product Spotlight

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Many organizations see technology as more of a luxury item, but in today's digital world, having technological know-how is necessary for any organization to operate efficiently and effectively. NPower is a national nonprofit whose mission is to help thousands of other nonprofits improve their IT and communities they serve. Our new program, The Community Corps, is dedicated to connecting IT pro bono consultants to nonprofits. This is where The Community Corps come in.

#INTERVIEW with Lori Jacobwith, Communications & Fundraising Coach, & Founder of the Ignited Online Fundraising Community

Non Profit Marketing 360

She founded the Ignited Online Fundraising Community and is author of the forthcoming book, Withism’s from Lori: Boldness, Clarity and Wisdom for Fundraising Professionals Making a Difference. NPM360: I’m particularly interested in your online fundraising community.

#INTERVIEW: Joanne Fritz, The About.com Website Guide on Nonprofit Charitable Organizations

Non Profit Marketing 360

Joanne Fritz is the guide to About.com ’s “ Nonprofit Charitable Organizations ” site. It’s an incredible community for the nonprofit professional world. A former high school and university teacher, she has also been a senior manager at two nonprofits and two universities.

Building Community Online

A Small Change

Every organization has a donor culture, most have several. It is important as you develop and grow your online community that you have an intentional culture. Create some kind of opportunity for your community to engage you online via a comment box, forum, or Facebook page. Are you an organization that they can give money to? When you are creating an online community, you want to think about your audience this way too.

#HOWTO: Efficiently Monitor Your Organization’s Busy Social Networks

Non Profit Marketing 360

For the biggest organizations (think: The Onion, World Wildlife Fund, CBS News.) that is, with organizations that really need to track social-networking data in various guises and configurations. Need help taming those updates and retweets?

#HOWTO: Tweak Your Organization’s Facebook Site For Graph Search

Non Profit Marketing 360

Help your supporters find your organization on Facebook. This week we want to help you and your organization make the most of the new feature by prepping the content you post on Facebook. Take time to review what Categories and Subcategories you have given your organization as well.

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Distressing Disconnect—INSIDE Your Organization! (Part One)

Getting Attention

Take a look at these disconnects in goals and preferred tactics: 65% of communications staff, but just 44% of development staff, feel responsible for community engagement goals. As a consultant who’s been the fly on the wall in so many organizations, I’ve come to see such radical internal disconnects to be the norm. And that’s a norm that sabotages communications and fundraising impact for every organization blighted by disconnects.

Meet the 4 Types of People Who Make Up Your Online Community [Infographic]

J Campbell Social Marketing

Get rid of all the stereotypes that you have about these groups and start thinking of them as your online community. Increased connectivity and immediate access to information make most of us trust brands and organizations less, but we trust our social networks MORE.

Join an Interactive Community?

A Small Change

Who would get excited about all of us together starting an online community where we promote each other’s online fundraising? Would you be willing to commit to comment and vote for each other to win/raise money for your organization? Here are a couple of ideas that I’m thinking we could offer if together we decided to create this community. Ok, so I’m getting excited about a new idea.

Grants for Community Public Lands Organizations

Seeking Grant Money Today

offers Every Day Grants to support nonprofit organization volunteers working to improve and encourage responsible use of public land sites in the United States.These organizations are sometimes known as "friends group." From The Foundation Center. [As As always, if you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post, for more information].

Bring Your Experience to Your Community (Case Study: Curtis Institute)

Getting Attention

In today’s experiential world, showing, rather than telling, is a powerful way to increase your organization’s credibility and boost your connection with your base. How can you bring the experience of your organization’s impact to your supporters?

#HOWTO: Establish Your Tumblr Account Preferences To Stay Organized

Non Profit Marketing 360

Thus far, the series has been about getting the account settled in ways useful to you and your organization. 33 million blogs in 8 languages ? Where's yours? We have already presented videos on how to sign on to Tumblr and how to tweak the settings of your new blog ?

9 Tips for Creating an Editorial Calendar Chock Full of What Your Community Wants

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

On this blog and in her webinars and book, Kivi talks about how you should try to become your community’s favorite nonprofit because research has shown that people give two-thirds of their charitable donations each year to one favorite charity. Don’t forget to interact with your community.

Community First, Monetize Later

The Agitator

If you go in looking to engage, interact and build up a community of people who are interested in your mission/brand, then down the road you have a better chance of successfully running a fundraising campaign.” He poses and suggests answers to a series of questions (I’ve re-ordered a bit to suit my own logic) … How will social media fit into your organization’s overall PR and marketing strategy? How will you help your community?

#Development: Establishing Goals To Ensure Integrating Social Media In Your Organization’s Growth Plans

Non Profit Marketing 360

They have been sharing their findings over the last couple of weeks, and some of their discoveries show how excited, yet hesitant, many organizations remain when it comes to social networking. Steve and Dado's 4 Phases of developing a Social-Media Strategy.

What Does Your Organization Do? Draw It Out

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Jessica Pullano, who is currently participating in my Mentoring Program , shares how her organization created one to help explain what they do. For example, I was thinking about what metaphor could help explain the work we do to align the community behind school goals. Jessica Pullano.

#Interview: Tiffany Applegate, Co-Founder of X Factor Consulting – Enhancing the Sustainability of Nonprofit Organizations

Non Profit Marketing 360

Tiffany Applegate is co-founder of X Factor Consulting , which works to enhance the sustainability of nonprofit organizations. Ultimately sustainability is the ability of an organization to remain healthy, strong and adequately resourced until it accomplishes its mission.

#Interview: Tiffany Applegate, Co-Founder of X Factor Consulting – Enhancing the Sustainability of Nonprofit Organizations

Non Profit Marketing 360

Tiffany Applegate is co-founder of X Factor Consulting , which works to enhance the sustainability of nonprofit organizations. Ultimately sustainability is the ability of an organization to remain healthy, strong and adequately resourced until it accomplishes its mission.

Using Facebook Targeting to Boost Performance on Organic and Promoted Posts

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Now page mangers can take advantage of those same targeting tools on organic content. Enabling page mangers to target organic posts gives them a say in the targeting process. Organic Post Interest Targeting. Drew Bernard.

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Blending Marketing and Fundraising into Community Engagement Teams

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Layla Fry, director of communications for Southwest Key Programs , emailed me this question: “My organization is interested in merging the now separate functions of fundraising and communications into a ‘Community Engagement Team’ as you recommended in your book.

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Leading the Resistance: 28 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today

EveryAction

There's a long fight ahead, but for issues that stir you, one simple, positive thing you can do today is give - your time, money, voice, or attention - because so many organizations need your urgent support. No matter how much you give or to whom, the important thing is to support those organizations whose tireless work is striving for a world you want to live in. We believe change is possible in every community. Which organizations are building the world you want?

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