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

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.

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#Social Networking: Netflix Losing Control of Social-Network Goodwill

Non Profit Marketing 360

The draw of the story about the media-streaming service raising its rates by over 60% earlier this week (a raise that will not have an impact on current subscribers until the fall) is how Netflix’s subscribers jumped all over the service via their social networks and Facebook.

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. appeared first on J Campbell Social Marketing.

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.

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. NPR’s analysis matches up with Buffer and SumAll’s 2014 study on the optimal length for social media updates.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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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. Some are more influential than others, on social and in real life. FACEBOOK TECHNIQUE: Upload Your Email File for Page Suggestions.

Time Saving Tips for Email Newsletters and Facebook

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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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.

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.

Should You Sync Your Facebook and Twitter Updates?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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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.

Why Using Facebook and Twitter Alone Isn’t Smart

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I recently shared some advice in a Chronicle of Philanthropy article on Tools to Schedule and Plan Your Social Media Outreach. Using Facebook and Twitter alone, without an additional management tool, isn’t the smartest approach to your social media.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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, 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?

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.

9 Tips to Improve Your Small-places Writing: How to Compose Better Microcontent and Social Network Updates

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" Headlines as well as email subject lines, tweets and Facebook status updates are all in the category of microcontent. Facebook gives you the most space. On Facebook, ask questions for a conversational feel. This works best in social media, but you really have to know your audience. Also, you can listen to the full webinar recording from " 9 Tips to Improve Your Small-places Writing: How to Compose Better Microcontent and Social Network Updates."

#SOCIALNETWORKS: StumbleUpon An Early & Still Independent Social Network Web Searcher

Non Profit Marketing 360

Creating social networks before anyone knew what they were. Within the Interests tab of your account, you really can see where Twitter and Facebook got some of their ideas and how no ‘genius’ works in isolation.

Demographics of Social Network Site Users - 2013

Social Marketing and Social Change

The rise in the use of social network sites (SNS) among internet users over the past 7 years has been dramatic. Social network sites: Definition, history and scholarship. The demographics of social media users – 2012. Audience Research Social Media

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. Baldrick’s Foundatio n, a volunteer-driven charity that effectively uses social media tools to raise money and engage supporters. 1) Understand the Facebook Ladder of Engagement.

Fearing What They’ll Say on Facebook

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nothing seems to elicit deeper sighs from the small nonprofits I talk to these days then how to best use social media. It’s important to embrace a personal approach to social media, while protecting privacy. Third, sketch out a social media policy.

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

In today’s guest post, Kate Antoniades shows how planning ahead and paying attention to what your fans, friends, and followers react to can make all the difference in your social media marketing. She also proves that social media can work at the local level. Kate Antoniades.

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.

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. Or at least what the largest social media company in the world is thinking about.

Facebook Tips for Nonprofits: How Sanctuary One Inspires and Connects with Supporters

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Facebook is great for more than just sharing photos of cute kittens and that amazing dim sum you had for lunch. Your nonprofit’s Facebook page can help you develop meaningful connections with your fans. We asked Sanctuary One’s executive director, Robert Casserly, to share how Facebook has helped them spread their message, connect with fans, and drive traffic to their website, YouTube channel, and real-world farm. NFG: How do you measure your social media results?

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, many nonprofits entirely miss the point of social media.

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?