Brand, Reputation, Authenticity, and Interaction

Social Media Bird Brain

social communications branding NTEN Facebook metrics honesty reputation nonprofit brand authenticity Nonprofit Facebook Guy SSIRQuirky DigiDudes Portable Camera Tripod and Keychain via iTech News Net Your brand is what makes you recognizable. In the olden days, this was likely a logo like Coca-Cola's. These days, it could be how you personally are known. For example, there's a guy whose current brand is President of the United States. Nice brand.

How to Create a Facebook Group from Your Facebook Page

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

With Facebook-ageddon (Or is it Facebook Zero? The Facebook Apocalypse?) One of those suggestions was “Start a Facebook Group” as Groups still seem to have the same placement in the News Feed as they always have.

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#SM4NP:! For Information ‘Curation’ & Social Interaction

Non Profit Marketing 360

offers easy access to other social media (Google+, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) ”We interact with articles and other media all day long, so pulling it together under a central topic should fit into that flow.

Join an Interactive Community?

A Small Change

Put a link to it in your Facebook status update. Ok, so I’m getting excited about a new idea. 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? Online fundraising can be really hard especially when you’re first getting started. But through this blog maybe we can make it easier for everyone.

How to Drive Donations for Your Nonprofit Using Facebook Live

J Campbell Social Marketing

There is no doubt that getting results from Facebook in 2018 is harder than ever. While Facebook continues to roll out News Feed changes at an alarming pace, one vital feature not only seems to be insulated from declining reach, but also increasing in popularity – Facebook fundraising.

Facebook’s Third Big Change This Year Could Actually Help Small Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

The brilliant minds at Facebook have been busy so far in 2018! Each of these announcements has implications for nonprofits, brands, and businesses who post content on Facebook Pages. . Want to learn how to create a Facebook Group for your nonprofit?

3 Facebook Engagement Wins – Part 1: Straight from the horses mouth

Getting Attention

Hey, I have the inside scoop on Facebook, from Facebook (take it with a grain of salt, I guess), and I want to share it with you. Most of us rely on Facebook for low-cost, if not free, interaction with our donors, volunteers, and supporters. Facebook

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.

How Can We Use Facebook To Promote Our Nonprofit Events?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Welcome to Facebook Fridays! Fridays at noon I take 15 minutes to help you navigate the crazy wilderness of Facebook for your nonprofit. Today I answered your question: How can we use Facebook to promote our nonprofit events? Grab the Nonprofit Facebook Events Checklist – everything you need to create a fabulous event on your nonprofit Facebook Page! Why should nonprofits care about Facebook Events? . 41% of Facebook users in the U.S.

How Can Nonprofits Use the Facebook Local App for Marketing?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Welcome to Facebook Fridays! Fridays at noon I take 15 minutes to help you navigate the crazy wilderness of Facebook for your nonprofit. Today I answered your question: How can my nonprofit use the Facebook Local app for marketing? What is the Facebook Local App? . Designed to be a competitor for Yelp and Foursquare, Facebook Local is a way to find out what’s happening nearby and what your friends are attending or interested in. How does Facebook Local work?

5 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Facebook

J Campbell Social Marketing

We all know how popular Facebook continues to be, among all age groups and income levels. Pew Internet reported in January of this year that for the first time, more than half of all online adults 65 and older (56%) use Facebook. This is just Facebook 101.

How a Homeless Shelter Used Facebook Live Video to DOUBLE Results on Giving Tuesday

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Earlier this month, I put a call out to nonprofits communicators asking them what worked for their organization on Facebook in 2017. A day later, Facebook Zero happened. Tell me about a Facebook tactic that worked for you in 2017. With Facebook Live, you can be authentic.

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Free tool of the week: Glogster for interactive posters


Glogster lets you create interactive “posters&# using various bits of pre-made and user-generated content—video, photos, music, text, graphics, etc. You can send them by email; bookmark them; and embed them on Facebook, MySpace, Blogger, WordPress, and other social media sites.

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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?

Taming Facebook with identity

The Agitator

Facebook gave us the first hit free: get your constituents to like your page and you’ll be able to talk with them on their platform free. What they meant was “get your constituents to append their own interest data to Facebook’s copious data stores and Facebook will sell it to others.”.

What Nonprofits Need to Know from Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference

J Campbell Social Marketing

Didn’t have time to watch the first day of Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference? What’s new from Facebook, why is it important, and what are the implications for nonprofits? . Facebook Is Taking Things Personally. In the video intro to F8, Facebook acknowledged their recent bad press in the very beginning, with a montage of headlines and videos talking about the Cambridge Analytica scandal and data privacy concerns.

How Nonprofits Can Use Facebook Groups

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As the community engagement manager at Nonprofit Marketing, 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.

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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

Explaining Facebook Reach for Nonprofits

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Have Facebook changes harmed social media engagement efforts for nonprofits and companies? We wanted to get the scoop, so Network for Good’s Katya Andresen turned to Facebook expert, John Haydon. He provided these excellent, understandable and level-headed responses to the most common questions on why people see what they see on Facebook. How do Facebook updates work and what do supporters see? Does this mean a drop in Facebook engagement?

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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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.

Facebook To Nonprofits: Pay to Play

Non Profit Marketing 360

If you thought Facebook was a no-cost way to reach out to potential supporters, brace yourself for a big disappointment. According to a Facebook sales presentation published by Ad Age, an organization that wants its posts to be seen by its fans had best buy advertising. Facebook’s new policy will drive that down further. The post Facebook To Nonprofits: Pay to Play appeared first on Nonprofit Marketing 360 : Content Marketing for Nonprofits.

Blogs vs. Facebook for Nonprofits


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?

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.

#HOWTO: Facebook Timeline Goes Public Tomorrow! Ready?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Facebook has been rolling out its new ‘Timeline’ feature for a few months now, and we hope we have given you a helping hand with the changes. And the fact is, Timeline becomes the default interface of all Facebook accounts tomorrow! Are you ready? It goes live tomorrow!

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.

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.

Phone calls, and emails, and Facebook, oh my!

A Small Change

With social media anchoring so many interactions we have with people, the penchant for more personal connection that the phone affords, and the ease of which supporters can respond to email, we find ourselves with lots of different options for connecting with our prospects and support community.

Successful Facebook Advertising on Less than $2 a Day

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A lot of people ask us whether Facebook ads are a good idea or not. They help nonprofits find supporters on Facebook and get them to act. We’ll be working with Action Sprout to provide more tips, resources, and training on Facebook to you in the coming months.

#SOCIALNETWORK: Are You Prepped For Rollout Of Facebook Graph Search?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Building the Facebook network. Facebook’s latest tool, Graph Search, was announced a couple of weeks ago and it is being rolled out through the Facebook0sphere through February. What does the Graph Search mean to the average user or nonprofit on Facebook?

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This is What Nonprofits Need More Than a Facebook Donate Button

Getting Attention

Urge Facebook to offer Facebook Ad Grants to nonprofits like yours—Please add your name now to this petition. Facebook is a vital tool for most of us, and their attention to the nonprofit market (as with the introduction of the Donate button this week) is fantastic. There’s no debate that Facebook is a productive platform on which to interact with supporters and build your base.

How the Latest Facebook Announcement Will Impact Your Social Media Strategy

J Campbell Social Marketing

In an announcement last week, Facebook unveiled their new News Feed FYI blog to “highlight major updates to News Feed and explain the thinking behind them.”. 1) The first Facebook change to the News Feed is Story Bumping. Facebook will never show you posts chronologically.

#TECH: Facebook Timeline Rolled Out-Nonprofits Roll In

Non Profit Marketing 360

Last week a much-anticipated feature was released by Facebook’s developers. The practicalities: one must enable the feature at this point within one’s account (though Facebook says every account will be updated to feature Timeline in the near future).

#SocialNetworks: Bring Them Back To Facebook For The Holidays

Non Profit Marketing 360

Some companies use the holiday season to develop seasonal-specific themes for their social networks, and Maya Grinsberg at compiled a Top-10 List of some of those strategies as generated for Facebook. The holiday season is prime gift-giving and donation-giving season.

Pump Up Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Page with These 10 Tips

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At the Social Media for Nonprofits conference, Carie Lewis of the Humane Society of the United States shared how her organization''s Facebook strategy has raised about $200,000 per year. Credit: HSUS /Facebook). Facebook users love to feel engaged.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: How To Promote Facebook Posts & Why You Might Not Want To

Non Profit Marketing 360

CecilyK on ‘MomCrunch’ blog says ‘No’ This past summer Facebook launched the opportunity to purchase ‘Promoted Posts’ that ? Is it a case of false advertising, or is Facebook still working out the kinks? No need to berate Facebook for this phenomenon.

Your youth segment is not “really” chatting on Facebook anymore

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Here’s a brief history of Facebook from my own personal experience. I joined Facebook sometime in mid 2006. Within a few months the majority migrated to Facebook even though it was a step back (lack of chat feature initially) at the same time it was a step forward (social element: 2-way, one-to-many platform, photo sharing, etc…). . None of my professional contacts knew about Facebook. Facebook was not indexed by search engines in any way. Facebook?

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Can Niche Online Networks Outperform Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Page?

Non Profit Marketing 360

to post important information on such platforms as Facebook and Twitter. Note ‘SalamWorld,’ an Islamic social platform meant to provide a better-focused Facebook-like experience for Muslims and Arabic speakers. Have you defined your organization’s niche?

#SM4NP: How Is Facebook’s Timeline Doing In Drawing New Traffic?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Now that the Timeline feature has been up-and-out on Facebook’s individual and on organizational and business pages for a week or so, people are starting to dig into the metrics about how useful and/or successful Timeline has been. We all like to be liked.

What Facebook’s Changes Mean for Cause Marketing

Selfish Giving

Facebook made some interesting changes last week that may help evolve how nonprofits and businesses use Facebook “likes” for cause marketing. The change should shakeup how organizations weigh the meaning/worth of a Facebook “like.”