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? Social Networking

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.

Happy Birthday Dear Facebook – Facebook Turns 10!

J Campbell Social Marketing

Love it or hate it, the social network turns 10 years old today! Resources: Facebook Turns 10: What If It Had Never Been Invented? Facebook Turns 10: The Mark Zuckerberg Interview. Facebook Was Born 10 Years Ago. The post Happy Birthday Dear FacebookFacebook Turns 10!

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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Facebook Turns 12 – What’s In Store for the World’s Most Popular Social Media Network

J Campbell Social Marketing

Love it or hate it, the world’s most popular social network turns 12 today! Happy Birthday Facebook! This infographic from One Productions lays out the past, present, and future of Facebook. What’s in store for Facebook in the next 12 years, and beyond?

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.

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

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?

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.

3 Things To Do Instead of Facebook Marketing in 2014

J Campbell Social Marketing

2013 was certainly a banner year for Facebook. 728 million of these users log in daily to the social network. 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.

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.

Facebook, Health and the Pursuit of Happiness

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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?

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

Getting Attention

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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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.

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. Content Marketing Measuring Success Nonprofit Communications Social Networking Trends

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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.

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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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.

WHERE ARE MY PEOPLE? 6 Tools and Techniques for Finding Friends and Influencers on Facebook & Twitter

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How to Find Your Audience on Social Networks. Let’s face it – not all followers on social networks are the same. Finding and engaging friends and influencers meaningfully in your mission should be one your top tactics on your social networks.

Why Using Facebook and Twitter Alone Isn’t Smart

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Using Facebook and Twitter alone, without an additional management tool, isn’t the smartest approach to your social media. Nonprofit Communications Online Tools Social Networking

Should You Sync Your Facebook and Twitter Updates?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Communications nptech Publication Management Social Networking Writing for the Web We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. We''ve Moved!

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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Time Saving Tips for Email Newsletters and Facebook

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

E-Newsletters Nonprofit Communications nptech Professional Development Publication Management Social Networking timeWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.

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.

How Small Nonprofits Can Raise Money on Facebook

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you aren’t familiar, Causes has built free, customizable fundraising pages that integrate with Facebook, Twitter, and other channels (and the Causes.com site of course). I still firmly believe that fundraising should not be your primary goal for using Facebook and social media.

Be Generous: Nonprofits Offer Facebook Timeline Covers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Take, for example, Facebook’s new Timeline profile layout, including the 850 pixels wide by 315 pixels high cover photo. Overlay your logo, perhaps a phrase like “I support the (your name)”, and your Facebook or website URL.

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.

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.

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.

How One Nonprofit Is Raising Thousands Using Facebook

J Campbell Social Marketing

Case Study: How One Nonprofit Raised Thousands Using Facebook – Part 1. As we all know, social media, especially Facebook, trends towards the light and carefree – cat memes , slapstick videos and food porn. Facebook was the first platform the charity started using, in late 2008.

Fearing What They’ll Say on Facebook

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

There also seem to be dozens of cases of teachers being fired for Facebook posts of all kinds. Nonprofit Communications Online Marketing Social Networking nptechNothing seems to elicit deeper sighs from the small nonprofits I talk to these days then how to best use social media.

What Nonprofits Need to Know about Facebook Promoted Posts

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Do nonprofits have to pay to get their content seen on Facebook? We wanted to get the scoop, so Network for Good’s Katya Andresen turned to Facebook expert, John Haydon. He provided easy-to-understand, practical insight on the most common questions about Promoted Posts on Facebook. Katya: Do you have to pay to play to have success on Facebook these days? John: No, you do not have to pay to play to have success on Facebook these days.

How I Found Out What Our Supporters Really Want to See on Our Facebook Page

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Thanks Kate, for sharing a super easy way to improve your Facebook strategy! Earlier this year, after a couple of years of keeping my Facebook and Twitter plans for Lollypop Farm in my head or scribbled on Post-its stuck to my monitor, I created a social media calendar in Google Docs.

Don’t Get Suckered By This Facebook Myth

J Campbell Social Marketing

Today I saw my friend post this status on her Facebook Timeline: I, FIRST LAST, as of November 6, 2013 9:18 Eastern time, do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, or posts, both past and future without monetary compensation.