Facebook in 2015 – What Nonprofits Need to Know

J Campbell Social Marketing

Love it or hate it, Facebook continues to be an important tool in a nonprofit’s marketing and fundraising kit. On their Q3 earnings call , Facebook released the following mind-blowing statistics: 1.35 billion people log into Facebook each month. Native links on Facebook.

New Facebook Features and Why They Matter

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Last week, Facebook held its annual F8 conference where Mark Zuckerberg and team typically set the direction for global digital technology. What Facebook invests time and resources in tends to set the course for the entire digital ecosystem. Along comes Facebook Spaces VR to the rescue.

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How Nonprofits Continue To Get Facebook Marketing All Wrong

J Campbell Social Marketing

In my conversations with nonprofits using social media, I always ask them one question first – What do they want to get out of using Facebook? . I always single out Facebook first because it is alternately so loved and so hated, and the mere mention of it always elicits spirited discussion.

6 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Quickly Get More Facebook Engagement

J Campbell Social Marketing

The friendly folks at Facebook have tweaked the News Feed algorithm again , now putting an explicit priority on posts from family and friends over pages. However, as with all changes to the Facebook News Feed, I encourage you to breathe and do not panic.

Best Facebook Groups for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

My current favorite nonprofit Facebook Group is Nonprofit Happy Hour , which is an offshoot of Nonprofit with Balls. Do you recommend other Facebook Groups or other online forums in general for bonding with others in this work?

4 Things to Tell Your Boss When They Demand More Facebook Fans

J Campbell Social Marketing

What should you tell your boss when they ask why your Facebook fans are not increasing as quickly as they would like? I have written a lot about getting more engagement on Facebook and the recent changes that have driven down organic reach for Facebook pages across the board.

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Facebook Finally Admits That You Do Have to Pay for Ads to Reach Your Fans

J Campbell Social Marketing

Everything I’ve been preaching about success in Facebook marketing has been a lie. I’ve stuck up for Facebook repeatedly over the years, despite the frustration it has elicited from nonprofit marketers with small budgets. Stop Drinking the Facebook Kool-Aid.

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12 Ways to Get More Fans On Your Nonprofit Facebook Page

J Campbell Social Marketing

By far the most frequent question that I get from nonprofits is: How do we get more fans on our Facebook page? Continually growing a community of Facebook fans is important to a long-term online marketing strategy. Here are just 12 ways to get more fans on your nonprofit Facebook page.

How to Get More People At Your Nonprofit Event Using Facebook

J Campbell Social Marketing

In this post I focus on one channel that can be hugely impactful in promoting your next nonprofit event – Facebook. Here are 10 steps you can use to make sure you are using Facebook correctly to promote your next nonprofit event. 1) Create a new Event using your Facebook Page.

You Can Now Save Links On Facebook To Read Later – And It’s Awesome

J Campbell Social Marketing

Have you ever been browsing Facebook, on mobile or on desktop, and wanted to save something that you saw in your News Feed to read later? Now I can save these posts within Facebook, with just one click of a button ! The new Facebook “Save” feature works well and is incredibly useful.

REPORT: Facebook Levels Off While Instagram Rises

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofits, it’s time to see other people (besides those on Facebook). According to the latest research from Pew Research Center , more Americans are branching out from Facebook to try second and third social networks. Image source: https://flic.kr/p/7CdtRG. p/7CdtRG.

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Use the New Facebook Changes to Their Advantage

J Campbell Social Marketing

There have been more changes at Facebook that have serious implications for your nonprofit’s Facebook strategy. If you are like many Facebook Admins, your Page has seen a serious decrease in organic reach (people seeing your Page posts) since December, and you may be wondering why.

You Can Now Fundraise on Facebook for Your Favorite Charity

J Campbell Social Marketing

Facebook recently announced a new tool designed to give individual users the power to fundraise on Facebook for their favorite verified US-based 501(c)3 nonprofits, directly within the platform! According to Facebook officials, this has always been their intended vision.

How to Get People to Raise Money for Your Nonprofit on Facebook – Part 1

J Campbell Social Marketing

Social media fundraising is getting easier, thanks to some great new Facebook features designed specifically to make it easier for nonprofits to raise money on the social network. Feature 2: Fundraisers on Facebook . Have you raised money using Facebook?

This is What Nonprofits Need More Than a Facebook Donate Button

J Campbell Social Marketing

This week Facebook rolled out the Donate Button for nonprofits. In addition, Facebook has given us no idea when it will be available to all nonprofits, not to mention this feature certainly would have been nice to have before the year-end giving rush. Facebook Is Hurting Nonprofits.

3 Things To Do Instead of Facebook Marketing in 2014

J Campbell Social Marketing

2013 was certainly a banner year for Facebook. While some teens in the UK and US are calling Facebook “ dead and buried ”, the often overlooked Gen X & Y-ers worldwide make up almost 30% of Facebook users. 3 Things Your Nonprofit Can Do Instead of Facebook Marketing.

5 Ways to Use Facebook Live In Your Next Fundraising Campaign

J Campbell Social Marketing

If you missed this live mini-training about using Facebook Live, you can catch the replay on my Facebook Page ! Here are the slides, where I dive into 5 specific ways that your nonprofit can use Facebook Live in your next fundraising campaign.

Nonprofit Facebook ROI—Yay or Nay? (w/John Haydon)

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Get ready for a roaring point vs. counterpoint, thanks to Facebook for Nonprofits expert John Haydon, who shares his Yay below. Please share your Facebook plan (or plan not to use) and why here, and/or tell us what it does (or doesn’t do) for your organization. You’ve probably noticed the raging discussion about the value (or not) of Facebook for all organizations (profiteers too)—it even made the most mainstream ever Time magazine.

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Facebook, Health and the Pursuit of Happiness

SocialButterfly

Facebook has become just about as integrated into American culture as apple pie. This applies to Facebook as well. Facebook can offer a number of benefits–but it also has some potential drawbacks. Does Facebook help us feel more connected—or alone?

Facebook, Health and the Pursuit of Happiness

SocialButterfly

Facebook has become just about as integrated into American culture as apple pie. This applies to Facebook as well. Facebook can offer a number of benefits–but it also has some potential drawbacks. Does Facebook help us feel more connected—or alone?

Recent Facebook Algorithm Changes and What They Mean for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This Thursday, June 4th, ActionSprout will join us in presenting Beth Becker’s FREE WEBINAR How to Master Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm to Boost Your Content. Facebook has recently made several changes to the algorithm that determines which content shows up in all of its 1.4

Facebook for Fundraising: Worth It or Waste of Time?

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Your organization’s free Facebook ride is over! Now, when checking Facebook page activity stats (aka Insights) for our client organizations, I make sure to dive in with a sweet treat in hand. What’s clear is that Facebook isn’t free. Take at look at RedRover’s Facebook page.

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. That is, until May of this year, when the Facebook integration failed. It’s been almost three months since the blog posts appeared automatically on our Facebook page.

How One Nonprofit Is Raising Thousands Using Facebook – Part 2

J Campbell Social Marketing

Case Study: How One Nonprofit Raised Thousands Using Facebook – Part 2. 1) Understand the Facebook Ladder of Engagement. Baldrick’s has invested so much time in Facebook is due to its social and interactive nature. Enter the Facebook Ladder of Engagement.

How Nonprofits Can Use Facebook Groups

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As the community engagement manager at Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com, I have set up a lot of Facebook Groups, and unlike some other changes Facebook has made that people find annoying, the latest updates have made Groups even more functional.

Five Reasons Why Facebook Marketing Seems So Impossible

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John is the author of Facebook Marketing for Dummies, a contributor to the Huffington Post and an instructor for MarketingProfs University. It seems that most brands and nonprofits are still trying to get their head around what works on Facebook. Not so with Facebook.

How to Handle Negative Comments on Facebook

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We recently had this question pop up on our All-Access Pass Holder’s private Facebook Group: “How do you respond to negative or misinformed reviews of your organization on Facebook? Add your voice to the Facebook Post or comment below. Don’t Feed the Troll.

Revise Your.Org Facebook Page Now: Deadline March 30

Getting Attention

Take charge of your nonprofit’s Facebook future, right now. If your organization uses Facebook to any degree beyond having a page with nothing on it, you have just 24 more days until your page is converted to the new timeline design.

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How to Get People to Raise Money for Your Nonprofit Using Facebook

J Campbell Social Marketing

In last week’s post, 3 Facebook Features Designed to Help You Fundraise , I highlighted just three of the Facebook features that are making social media fundraising a little bit easier for your nonprofit. My clients often say to me, “No one has raised any money for us using Facebook.

How to Get That “Verified” Check Mark on Your Facebook Page

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

If you’re an organization that has had a Facebook Page up and running for a while now, you can probably attest to the fact that it’s not easy to keep up with the frequency of Facebook user interface changes.

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12 Great Pieces of Facebook Advice {Infographic}

J Campbell Social Marketing

In this great infographic from Shortstack , there are 12 succinct but helpful tips for using Facebook. What is your best Facebook tip? The post 12 Great Pieces of Facebook Advice {Infographic} appeared first on J Campbell Social Marketing.

Book Review: “The Facebook Marketing Book”

Cause Related Marketing

I’ve known about Facebook since the time when it was still limited to college-aged students. I joined Facebook pretty early, too. But I doubt if there’s anyone with the reach of these words that uses Facebook less than me. Simply put, Facebook leaves me cold.

Fundraising Tools On Facebook

The Agitator

A new suite of tools to facilitate fundraising on Facebook has just been announced. As with most things Facebook, this offering has received huge publicity, but just in case you’ve missed the news while deep in planning for Giving Tuesday, here are the basics.

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Facebook Ads – Are They Right For Your Nonprofit?

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Much has been written recently about the changes in Facebook’s algorithm and its pay-to-play philosophy. If this sounds familiar, you may be wondering if Facebook Ads will help your nonprofit reach more fans and get more bang for your Facebook buck.

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Are Shorter Facebook Posts Better? NPR Analyzes 3,000 Posts to Find Out

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In October National Public Radio released an interesting analysis of how the length of lead-in text affects post performance on Facebook.

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Is there too much fundraising on Facebook?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Last night when I checked my News Feed before bed I was interrupted by a request from Facebook – take a short survey and help us make Facebook better. Facebook seems to be responding to complaints from users – at least, that is my personal speculation.

How to Raise Money With Facebook – One Organization’s Success Story

J Campbell Social Marketing

According to Facebook, 150 million of the 1 billion people that use the social network are connected to a cause or nonprofit. We know why people use Facebook – to connect with other people. However, raising money using social media, specifically Facebook, can be done.

AARP’s Rule of One for Facebook

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Facebook engagement is so confounding for so many nonprofits, so when I hear about an organization that seems to have figured it out, I have to share. Nonprofit Communications Social Networking facebook

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Five Ways to Integrate Email Marketing and Facebook

Getting Attention

John is the author of Facebook Marketing for Dummies, a contributor to the Huffington Post and an instructor for MarketingProfs University. Growing an email list in addition to building a Facebook fan base can sometimes feel overwhelming. Add an email option form to your Facebook Page.

FACEBOOK DUMP: Catch Up With 22 of the Latest Posts on Features, Fundraising, Ads and Engagement

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Facebook hit this momentous milestone late last month. If Facebook were a country, it would be the most populous nation on earth, far surpassing China’s population of 1.4 Here Are All of the Features Facebook Introduced for LGBTQ Pride Month. FACEBOOK LIVE & FUNDRAISING.