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. What’s Changing on March 30.

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10 Types of Social Media Posts Every Nonprofit Should Be Sending

J Campbell Social Marketing

Have you looked at how many Facebook posts you’re creating each week? If the answers to these questions are ambiguous, vague, or nonexistent, it may be time to rethink your nonprofit’s social media strategy. Here’s a sneak peek of what we’ll be covering in this article: Facebook Videos.

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7 Questions You Must Answer to Get the Right Kind of Facebook Fans

J Campbell Social Marketing

Love it or hate it, Facebook reigns supreme over the social media landscape. Pew Internet reported that nearly eight-in-ten online Americans (79%) now use Facebook. As we all know (and frequently lament), organic (unpaid) reach on Facebook is way down.

5 Easy Hashtags Hacks for Nonprofit Marketers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The more I use them, and see the fantastic ways nonprofits use them, the more I’m convinced hashtags are must-have in the nonprofit marketer’s toolkit. These are the hashtag hacks that my nonprofit attendees liked best. First Book (@FirstBook) March 31, 2015.

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Where to Go for Help with Facebook

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Facebook changes the way it works so often that I can’t keep up. So while I will occasionally offer a webinar or two on Facebook basics, I’ve decided to partner with people who actually like keeping up with the changes and who are focused on helping nonprofits with social media: John Haydon and CharityHowTo. Facebook Foundations for Nonprofits – Critical Tactics for Success. Thursday, March 3, 2011 (1:00 – 2:30 pm ET).

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If getting your communications approved at your nonprofit is a difficult process, Nancy Schwartz’s has 4 Ways to Save Your Sanity: Review & Approval 2.0. Marlene Oliveira shows you How to Quickly Draft Basic Messaging Guidelines for Your Nonprofit. Nonprofit Training.

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7 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Pinterest Secret Boards

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here are 7 ways nonprofits can take advantage of this feature: 1) Use as an inter-office collaboration tool. Your nonprofit Social Media Committee can use a Secret Board to collect articles, photos and ideas for future social media posts. How does your nonprofit use Pinterest?

February’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Going Beyond Resolutions

J Campbell Social Marketing

This month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival gave nonprofit bloggers an opportunity to share posts address the importance of creating, implementing, and measuring SMART objectives in conjunction with big goals. We had some fabulous submissions from nonprofit bloggers on this topic.

Nonprofits @ the Oscars: How to Photobomb, Newsjack and Steal the Spotlight at the Academy Awards

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofits, are you ready for your moment in the spotlight? Watching or not, film will be the center of attention surrounding the event, and nonprofits have a huge opportunity to connect with this moment and steal a slice of limelight, also known as newsjacking.

#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.

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5 Summer Fundraising Ideas for Every Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

And what a great idea for your nonprofit to take advantage of the warm months and to come up with some fun and creative fundraising ideas that your donors will love. Another fun and interactive tournament your nonprofit could host is a volleyball tournament. Guest post by Sara Lowe.

Instagram Update – What Nonprofits Need to Know

J Campbell Social Marketing

On March 15, Instagram announced via their blog that in order to “improve your experience”, they will soon be abandoning their chronological news feed and going to a more Facebook-like algorithm. Instagram (@instagram) March 28, 2016.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s celebrate with some Mixed Links… Are you a nonprofit with a budget under $2 million? Facebook listened to its users and now you can do more than just “like” posts. See Facebook Reaction Buttons: What Nonprofit Marketers Will Love by John Haydon. Aaaand then Facebook misses the mark with its Underwhelming New Website for Nonprofits. Nonprofit Training. We’ve almost made it to the weekend!

Want to stay more private online?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Between facebook privacy breaches, Evernote’s massive password hack and more, companies are now eager to prove that your data is safe with them. We also address Facebook, Gmail and Google+. originally appeared on Wild Woman Fundraising on March 4, 2013.

A Picture’s Worth: A Success Story on Getting More Facebook Attention

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

In March, we shared Guy Kawasaki’s top ten social media tips for nonprofits , one of which is, “ Add Bling : On every post, include a picture or video (that is properly credited to the person who created it).

Mixed Links on Nonprofit Marketing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Did you know that nonprofit websites with a branded donation page get 5 times the donations as those websites with a generic donation page? We’ve had a few questions about the new Facebook timeline for Pages on the Nonprofit Marketing’s Facebook Page.

Last Chance: Free Webinar—Get To Relevant Nonprofit Messages

Getting Attention

This is it, your last chance to get the keys to the kingdom and join the 24% of nonprofits whose messages move people to act. 4 Steps to Relevant Nonprofit Messages. Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Time: 1:00-2:00PM EDT / 10:00-11:00AM PDT.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Leanne Poellinger

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. . Leanne Poellinger.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s cap off the week with a round of Mixed Links… A recent report involving 250 nonprofits discusses how emerging technologies affect volunteer programs. John Haydon shares Three Simple Ways to Drive Website Traffic from Facebook. Nonprofit Training.

Improve Email Results: #16NTC Takeways

Getting Attention

I’m riding the tide of energized learning and conversations at the recent Nonprofit Technology Conference (#16ntc), and thrilled to share my takeways with you. Jamie Maloney (@JamieSMaloney) March 23, 2016. Bethany Lang, MPA (@bethany_lang) March 23, 2016. Include sample tweets and Facebook posts to make it easy for them to do it right. Kivi Leroux Miller (@kivilm) March 23, 2016. Mark Hrywna (@mhrywna) March 23, 2016.

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Social Media Q & A

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We have both the Facebook Page and the Group. Now that Facebook has made Pages more like Profiles, they are the way to go. What kind of frequency do you recommend for Facebook posting? I set up a Page for my nonprofit. How much overlap is OK between Facebook and Twitter?

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Facebook Opens Timeline To Organizations

Non Profit Marketing 360

On Leap-Day Wednesday Facebook took a leap to the social-media future for nonprofits and businesses by opening up features that had hitherto been accessible only to individuals. Humans tell stories, and the Timeline is meant to convey something of a story about your nonprofit.

Would You Like Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Or what to put on your Facebook page? I’ve been considering offering some monthly suggestions to get nonprofit communicators thinking more creatively and strategically about the content they create. 15 Places to Find Story Ideas for Your Nonprofit Newsletter.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Taleah Valles-Peters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. Taleah Valles-Peters.

Get Some Help Telling Your Nonprofit Stories

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m declaring March as “Storytelling Month&# here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide. What questions do you have about using stories in nonprofit marketing and fundraising? You can add your questions to our Facebook page or leave them in the comments on this post.

Results of My Daily Blogging Experiment

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Out of the 64 business days between Monday, January 3 and Thursday, March 31, I actually posted 58 times, missing one day in January, none in February, and five dates in March. Twitter referrals increased 149% and Facebook referrals increased 138%.

How Ryan Gosling Thanked a Major Donor

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Ryan Gosling: Actor and Nonprofit Communicator? While most of us realize that Ryan Gosling is an attractive man and a good actor, who knew he would be so good at nonprofit communications? See another example on Facebook’s Ryan Gosling Arts Administrator here.

#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Hub also has How to Show Your Donors You Care. In other news, NTEN, Care2, and hjc have just released the first annual Digital Strategy Outlook Report which includes case studies from nonprofits and seven steps for digital strategy success in 2015. Nonprofit Training.

#COMMUNICATIONS: Make Your Next Fundraiser An Online Conversation Too

Non Profit Marketing 360

And if you really want to stay on top of your nonprofit’s schedule, start planning your end-of-year banquet as well (and use Tungle ). He noted Mashable’s own printed ‘newspaper’ published during the South by Southwest Festival this past March.

Get Everyone on Your Marketing Team – 3 Steps

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit marketers and fundraisers are overwhelmed and overworked. Give them lots of examples of what you consider good marketing and bad (“Check out this post on Facebook. Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy marketing team

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#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s dive right into some Mixed Links… Third Space Studio and BC/DC Ideas are looking for smaller nonprofits with budgets under $2 million to round out survey data for their 4th annual Individual Donor Benchmark Survey. Because we all love changes on Facebook!

Nonprofits and the 99%

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

What surprises me is how little I'm still hearing from the nonprofit press about the movement. Perhaps they see the protests as happening outside of the nonprofit sector, being organized without the benefit of structured 501(c)(3)'s, boards of directors, strategic plans, or foundation funding. Perhaps many nonprofits themselves are wary of being seen as part of a protest movement, coveting their professional standing and reputation, thinking they are above the rabble.

Telling Stories When You Help Indirectly

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Several great questions have come in via Facebook about storytelling, including this one, which I hear just about every time I teach a storytelling workshop: How can I use stories if we are several steps removed from the people receiving the help? This is a common question from organizations like United Ways and other fundraising federations, from nonprofits that are technical assistance or support organizations for other nonprofits, and from research and national policy organizations.

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Stories From Smaller Nonprofits: VolunteenNation

Diva Marketing Blog

Traditionally, December has been Diva Marketing's Holiday For Small Nonprofits Series. As The Fates would have it, just as I was feeling sad that I didn't have a nonprofit to share with you, once again social media came to the rescue. Blog Facebook Twitter .

Why I Don’t Follow Your Nonprofit or You on Twitter

Selfish Giving

I followed in another way – on Facebook, LinkedIn, RSS – that is a better way to communicate with them. Joey Leslie (@jleslie) March 29, 2012. Megan Strand (@meganstrand) March 29, 2012. Ephraim Gopin (@fundraisinisfun) March 29, 2012.

Got a great nonprofit video? Submit it for the DoGooder Video awards

Fundraising Coach

There are awards for large, medium, and small nonprofits and even for low-cost videos. Or watch this video: But you only have until March 2 to make your submission! (c) Great reason to NOT fundraise with Facebook. Nonprofit Marketing: Keep It Simple Stupid.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Heather Svoboda

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. CAT is the largest nonprofit, feline-only, adoption-guarantee shelter in the Pacific Northwest. Tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. Heather Svoboda.

Blogging from DC This Week

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

On Tuesday, I’m speaking three times (yes, three times) at the 2011 Nonprofit Summit in Frederick, Maryland, sponsored by the Ausherman Family Foundation. I’m talking about Quick and Dirty Marketing Plans, Nonprofit Storytelling, and Positioning Your Nonprofit as an Expert Source. Thursday through Saturday is the Nonprofit Technology Conference in DC, and I’ll also blog, tweet, and/or Facebook from there as well. Nonprofit Communications

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7 Nonprofits Fighting for Immigrant Rights


For those currently in the program, their work permits and legal status will begin expiring March 2018. By March 2020 all DACA recipients will lose their legal immigration status and face the risk of being deported. Facebook. Twitter | Facebook. Twitter | Facebook. Twitter | Facebook. Twitter | Facebook. Learn More | Twitter | Facebook. Twitter | Facebook. Let us know on Twitter or Facebook ! campaigns Nonprofit Series

Two can’t miss webinars: Dan Heath and Guy Kawasaki!

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Nonprofit 911: How to Get More Followers on Social Media w/ Guy Kawasaki. Thursday, March 21 at 1 p.m. When’s the best time for a Facebook status update? Tune in Thursday, March 21 at 1 p.m. Eastern to hear tech and social media expert Guy Kawasaki lead a free presentation giving nonprofits the insider scoop on garnering support via the most popular social media platforms. Monday, March 25 at 1 p.m.

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