Designing for Community Change

SocialButterfly

Pilloton founded Project H Design , a non-profit design firm where they apply the design process to catalyze communities and public education from within. In short, Poilloton and the Project H team “design solutions that empower communities and build collective creative capital.&#

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Community Nonprofits, Communicate Like the Experts You Are!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When I talk to community-based nonprofits that serve local or regional areas about content marketing or thought leadership, I often hear excuses like, “We aren’t the experts.

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. How do you build loyalty among your online community? .

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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

Infographic: Inside the mind of a KICKASS community manager!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Then you’re a community manager. That wussy white dude may be a punching bag, but I don’t want him to stand for all community managers! I made “Inside the Mind of a Kickass Community Manager&#. Kickass Community Manager.

“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?”.

Authenticity and Building an Online Community [PODCAST]

J Campbell Social Marketing

In this episode , we discuss: Social media is about being your authentic self and building your community. **The The goal for getting on social media (from a marketing standpoint) is to create a dynamic, engaged community of people.

How NOT to write a letter to your supporter community

iMarketSmart

Although this letter is meant for the “community” (non-donors and donors), this is NOT how you should ever address people. Dear University of Maryland community: In late 2006, the University of Maryland publicly launched the $1 billion Great Expectations campaign.

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The Rabbit Hole and Community Engagement

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Beth Ann Spiegel. In this guest post, Beth Ann Spiegel shares a great example of what can happen when you really listen to your supporters and get to know your target audiences better. ~Kivi.

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. Unless you have a great referrals program and your board members and friend do a really good job of introducing you to the community it is hard to just meet new major donors. I have been amazed at the value of engaging and being connected in your community.

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!

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. Key Influencers are directly influencing discussions on certain topics, and can often mobilize their loyal online communities to action with just a simple tweet or post.

Tourists, Travelers, and Snowbirds: Empowering Community Leaders to Navigate Broadband

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I met Elizabeth Hundley Finley, the development and communications manager for the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina , a couple of weeks ago at an AFP workshop I presented.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: A Social Platform Primed For The Environmental Community

Non Profit Marketing 360

Of course those who are engaged in the pressing issues of environmental degradation and global warming want to reach out to audiences as wide as possible. The heavy hitters of social networking (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…) can serve that purpose.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

We introduced Scoop.it and Pinterest earlier this week because we think these information-sharing sites offer a great platform for nonprofits and charities to share their own news as well as related images or stories in their sectors.

To Community or Not to Community?

Social Media Bird Brain

Tags: small nonprofits Philanthropy Red Cross social media Online Communities

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.

Engaging Your Nonprofit Community Through Storytelling & Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Engaging Your Nonprofit Community Through Storytelling & Social Media from Julia Campbell – J Campbell Social Marketing. The post Engaging Your Nonprofit Community Through Storytelling & Social Media appeared first on JCSM. Here are the slides from my presentation this morning to the People’s United Nonprofit Consortium on the topic of nonprofit storytelling and social media. Enjoy!

Building Community Online

A Small Change

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. When you are creating an online community, you want to think about your audience this way too. Related posts: Question: Building Community Online Strategy: Capital Campaign Interview Online Fundraising is Hard Online Giving Thoughts.

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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#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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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.” How will you help your community? What are the guidelines for your community manager? That’s the mantra recommended by social media strategist and blogger Ephraim Gopin in his recent Fundraising Success article, Attention!

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.

Finding and following a niche community in 60 seconds

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

One of my favourite tools for instantaneously finding and interacting with a niche community is WeFollow. Call it “parkour community influencers&#. Tags: Advice Insight Tip community influencers long tail niche parkour target audience tweetdeck twitter wefollow

Fourth of July - Peachtree "Community" Road Race

Diva Marketing Blog

It’s a community experience where generations of family and friends often walk together to celebrate life. The brand can create a framework but it is the community who builds community.

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#ENVIRO: Spring Is The Time To Build Rain Barrels & Community Gardens

Non Profit Marketing 360

A community garden in Montreal, Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia). But with spring comes new buds, rebirth, baseball, and the opportunity to establish that community garden that you and your neighbors have been talking about all winter. Does your community have a garden?

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3 Things Your Community Foundation Should Communicate Now

Mission Minded

Recent articles in the New York Times and Fast Company about the excesses of some Donor Advised Funds point to a likely new reality for community foundations: that when a more reform-minded Congress is next seated, new rules will likely be put in place that will dramatically change the landscape for community foundations. The post 3 Things Your Community Foundation Should Communicate Now appeared first on Mission Minded.

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? 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. Would you be willing to commit to comment and vote for each other to win/raise money for your organization? Online fundraising can be really hard especially when you’re first getting started.

Question: Building Community

A Small Change

How many of you view fundraising as community building? Do you partner with your donors to provide them opportunities to engage their friends and community in your cause? There are more and more opportunities through social media to engage our donor communities and I’m curious if you’ve had a chance to do just that? Have you built annual giving programs that allow your donors to have conversations with you about what their money is doing?

Apps for Democracy “Community Edition”

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

crowd sourcing initiative that I always use in my presentations, has just launched a new initiative called Apps for Democracy “Community Edition&#. Citizens get to submit their community improvement ideas in real-time and vote using this insights portal. Apps For Democracy Community Edition from Peter Corbett on Vimeo.

Do you have people from the community you help on your board?

Wild Woman Fundraising

” One thing we know about addressing community problems and making long term change is that those who will have to live with the solution have to be a part of putting it into place. I walked in there, the privileged American, assuming that what the community really needed was condoms.

#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.

Can Social Marketing Revitalize Communities?

Social Marketing and Social Change

These neighborhoods are described as ones in which improved educational and developmental, commercial, recreational, physical and social assets are sustained by local leadership and lead to improved well-being and community quality-of-life. The idea of using social marketing to change neighborhoods and communities may seem absurd to people who believe that social marketing is ONLY about behavior change (or worse yet, using social media).

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&#.

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

Getting Attention

Historically, the school has done a great job opening itself up to the community (and building a strong base of support) via frequent free or low-charge concerts at Curtis and other cultural venues throughout the city.

How Can You Connect Offline Communities with Those Online?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s a new question from Melinda Pearce at NCGives ( read about our partnership here ): How do you connect online and offline communities? Here’s a new question from Melinda Pearce at NCGives (read about our partnership here): How do you connect online and offline communities?

Community Leadership and Serving Your Nonprofit Mission

Social Media Bird Brain

Last week my time was completely eaten up by a event for a small nonprofit I volunteer for, which was why there was no new post. The event came together like a couple of rain-swollen rivers at a confluence. I was in charge of printed materials and signage and when I’ve done this stuff in the past, I generally have a few weeks to get it all together. This time, I pretty much got my marching

Designing Community Campaigns For Weight Loss

Social Marketing and Social Change

Developing community and statewide initiatives to combat obesity has been described “as American as second helpings of apple pie” ( Levitz & McKay, 2013 ). I believe that these community and state efforts need better marketing of weight management.

Webinar on Community-Based Prevention Marketing

Social Marketing and Social Change

Can social marketing be used in community settings? Involve real people from the community? Community-Based Prevention Marketing (CBPM): Evolution from Programming to Policy Development to Systems Change" is based on over 15 years of work developing and testing CBPM.

Building Fiercely Loyal Communities

A. Fine Blog

I love the idea of communities as being both fierce and loyal. Sarah has years of experience building communities on land and online. Her book provides a very simple rubric for the DNA of successful communities. Advanced evolution of the community.

Community Supported Theater

Fundraising Breakthroughs

But nonprofit arts organizations, are community-supported organizations. Tags: board fundraising philanthropy CSA nonprofit community theater business model

Do You GET the Flyswatter Community?

Social Media Bird Brain

Cover of The Fly [Blu-ray]When I was in high-tech I was a technical writer/editor, project manager and (often) software tester. Because of this background, I have a habit of thinking that the place to start with stakeholder engagement is with education. If I just do the right job of educating the stakeholders on the challenges,they'll be better prepared to support the team's efforts. When I.

Improving Arthritis Outcomes in Communities

Social Marketing and Social Change