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. Another group is the Nonprofit Communications Professionals group. This is more targeted, but lately, I also find more promotional posts in this group.

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If you like VERITUS GROUP and you like me… now you can get both together!

iMarketSmart

That’s how I felt when I first met Richard Perry and Jeff Schreifels (from Veritus Group) in Philadelphia years ago. So I was thrilled that Richard and Jeff invited me to chat on the VERITUS GROUP PODCAST. Alignment.

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How to Create a Facebook Group from Your Facebook Page

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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. And the many different Group functions available also make it a good choice to connect with your supporters.

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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.

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7 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Pinterest Group Boards

J Campbell Social Marketing

If your nonprofit is using Pinterest, you may have been invited to post to another user’s Group Board. Pinning to Group Boards that others have created is a great way to increase exposure for your organization and your cause.

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Why you should join mastermind groups instead of attending conferences

iMarketSmart

But if you want to learn how to improve in your role at your organization I think there’s a better, less expensive, more efficient way to go— with a mastermind group! Mastermind groups usually involve 2 to 5 participants with common interests meeting monthly.

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How to Create a Facebook Group [Social Media Basics]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

They also aren’t the best for coordinating activities or sharing ideas with a specific group of people. It’s much easier to hear from everyone in a Facebook Group. You can control who can join your group and limit posts to relevant content. Group Privacy.

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Trade Group Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Trade groups exist to provide service to their members; research and publications, marketing and branding, lobbying and training, tradeshows and meetings, and the like. Wikipedia says there are 7,600 national trade groups in the United States. Trade Association Cause Marketing Umami City of Hope Mushroom Council Trade Group Cause Marketing Breast Cancer Awareness Month Pink Ribbon cause marketing

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We Launched a Product Feedback Group to Help Us Create Better Products

EveryAction

That’s why we’re launching the Product Feedback Group , to connect EveryAction users directly with our product team. Product Feedback Group members will receive email invites to various research studies including interviews, usability tests, surveys, and more.

#Interview: Howard Adam Levy, Principal of Red Rooster Group

Non Profit Marketing 360

Howard Adam Levy is Principal of Red Rooster Group , a New York City-based branding, marketing and design agency for nonprofits. NPM360: Did Red Rooster Group begin as a branding agency? A huge number of those groups will go out of business because they can’t afford to stay in business.

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5 things great nonprofits do (according to Veritus Group)

iMarketSmart

Veritus Group knows more about fundraising than most people learn in a lifetime. The post 5 things great nonprofits do (according to Veritus Group) appeared first on MarketSmart | . Here’s some of their wisdom : 5 things truly great nonprofits do: They pay staff well!

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#Interview: Howard Adam Levy, Principal of Red Rooster Group

Non Profit Marketing 360

Howard Adam Levy is Principal of Red Rooster Group , a New York City-based branding, marketing and design agency for nonprofits. MKC: Did Red Rooster Group begin as a branding agency? A huge number of those groups will go out of business because they can’t afford to stay in business.

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How Greenpeace & Other Environmental Groups Are Using Technology to Build a Better World

EveryAction

There are thousands of nonprofits changing the world in big and small ways every single day. The best of these nonprofits know that one of the major keys to success is using top-notch nonprofit tools to run smart, creative, and impactful campaigns. We’re incredibly fortunate to power many of these organizations, helping raise more money and maximize their impact along the way.

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Join the Social Media for Global Health Working Group

SocialButterfly

Forming the Social Media for Global Health Working Group . Out of this need a working group was formed. The group meets quarterly in the Washington, DC area and covers topics like measuring social media, using humor in your social media campaign and creating a social media strategy.

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10 Simple Fundraiser Ideas for Small Groups

Fundraiser Ideas

Following are 10 simple fundraiser ideas for small groups. Bake Sale – A bake sale is one of the easiest fundraiser ideas for small groups to pull off. Flower Day – This is one of the best fundraiser ideas for small groups within a larger organization, like a school. Caroling for Donations – You don’t have to be a choir to use this fundraiser idea for small groups. Sell caroling visits by your group to increase holiday spirit and raise funds for your cause.

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Cause Marketing With Trade Groups

Cause Related Marketing

It’s not clear to me that this is a trend, but I’ve seen my first cause marketing campaign with a trade group.The campaign is a tree planting effort from Odwalla, the juice company, and the trade group called the National Association of State Park Directors.It

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Which Group Buying Site is Best for Cause Marketing?

Selfish Giving

Frank Barry had a wonderful post last week over at Mashable on seven group buying sites using daily deals to give back. Note: I asked the question over at Quora: “Is there a group buying site that allows you to use their platform for your own deals and with your own contacts?&#.

What is The Concord Leadership Group LLC?

Fundraising Coach

Some of you have been seeing my name associated with at group called "The Concord Leadership Group LLC." And over the last few weeks, since the release of the nonprofit sector leadership report , you've probably seen more and more posts from The Concord Leadership Group.

8 huge reasons why you should join our new LinkedIn fundraising group

iMarketSmart

The new LinkedIn fundraising group is called Major and Planned Gift Marketers. The Group Manager (me) doesn’t allow spammers to junk-up the discussion board with promotions. There’s no other discussion group like it. Other groups have tons of discussions but very few comments. The post 8 huge reasons why you should join our new LinkedIn fundraising group appeared first on MarketSmart.

#Development: Action Group ‘Do Something’ Grows Huge Through Small Smartphones

Non Profit Marketing 360

As The New York Times then reported, she got the report from her colleagues, and “right then and there, she decided Do Something, a national nonprofit group that works to involve teenagers in civic activities, had to go mobile.

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#GRANTS: WLR Automotive Group Looking To Give $25K Away In January

Non Profit Marketing 360

“Giveaway For Good” is an initiative of the WLR Automotive Group , who is celebrating twenty-five years of service in the central Maryland/York County PA region. Since its inception, WLR has adopted a philosophy of giving and donates significantly each year to local groups.”

#INTERVIEW: Chris Forbes, Co-Author of Guerilla Marketing for Nonprofits, Offers Great Advice to Groups

Non Profit Marketing 360

You don’t understand how diverse that group is! You need to be able to listen to your constituents as people instead of as groups. Chris Forbes is the co-author of Guerrilla Marketing for Nonprofits and a certified guerrilla-marketing coach.

What age group responds to planned giving email marketing most?

iMarketSmart

The following chart shows the age breakdown for the leads we generated and gifts we uncovered for one of our clients. It’s interesting that there are quite a good number of 25-54 year old respondents interested in planned giving estate planning information. Furthermore, it’s also interesting that there are quite a number of 65+ respondents. How did we get this information? .

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Creating Personas for Priority Groups of Social Marketing Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

Though relied on for all sorts of health and social policymaking, these data do not provide the understanding of a priority group that leads to insight and effective marketing and communications efforts. Personas for Priority Groups to Address Concurrent Sexual Partnerships.

#INTERVIEW: Chris Forbes, Co-Author of Guerilla Marketing for Nonprofits, Offers Great Advice to Groups

Non Profit Marketing 360

You don’t understand how diverse that group is! You need to be able to listen to your constituents as people instead of as groups. Chris Forbes is the co-author of Guerrilla Marketing for Nonprofits and a certified guerrilla-marketing coach.

Social Media Strategy: Show Up and Hang Out

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Facebook Groups Facebook is re-investing in Groups. I know for me personally, the vast majority of time I spend on Facebook is spent looking at and replying to posts generated in Groups. As a group admin, you can control who gets in using screening questions. You can turn on Group Badges that help you reward people for participation. You will soon be able to charge a monthly subscription fee to enter your groups if that makes sense for your purposes.

The 4 Donor Groups You Need to Contact Before the End of Year

Fundraising Coach

So you might even mix them in between calls to the other three groups. The post The 4 Donor Groups You Need to Contact Before the End of Year appeared first on FundraisingCoach.com. Photo courtesy of Willy D on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

How to Know It’s Time to Fire Your PR Group

Cause Related Marketing

What the United Franchise Group, SIGNARAMA’s parent, has done here is an efficient way to activate a cause marketing effort. The most common way to activate or promote your cause marketing campaign is via public relations.

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What Facebook’s Shift to Privacy Means for Nonprofit Marketers

J Campbell Social Marketing

3) Make a plan to interact more in Groups, or form a Group for your nonprofit. One of the most notable features of the Facebook interface overhaul is that the new Groups tab is placed right smack in the top middle of the menu bar when you log in.

How Nonprofit Groups Can Benefit From Foursquare

Selfish Giving

You can read my latest post over at Philanthropy.com. Thanks to Peter Panepento (a Yankees fan no less) for inviting me to write it, and for posting it the day after a huge Red Sox victory over the Evil Empire!

How to Raise Money: 10 Tips Every Group Needs to Consider

Fundraiser Ideas

Recent financial downturns have taken a toll on many charitable and nonprofit organizations. Many administrators are left wondering how to raise money in this difficult economic environment. The secret to raising money is really no secret at all; in general, persistence and commitment are essential elements of success in the fundraising world. Here are 10 tips on how to raise money even when the economy is at its worst: Make your presence felt.

Local Cancer Group Shows that Pink Cause Marketing Isn’t Just for Komen

Selfish Giving

October is here and millions will be raised this month with cause marketing for breast cancer organizations. Two of the best known are Komen for the Cure and Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Hispanic Population Groups and Wireless Boradband Access

Social Marketing and Social Change

Hispanics are born abroad, in countries where wireless service often is more common than landline phones, the American Hispanic community is more open to mobile broadband than many other population groups. A new report by The Hispanic Institute and Mobile Future, " Hispanic Broadband Access: Making the Most of the Mobile, Connected Future ," [pdf] demonstrates the pervasiveness of wireless broadband services in their daily lives. Highlights of the report include: 1.

Ask Experts, Share Issues, Get Inspired -- Join Getting Attention Discussion Group on LinkedIn

Getting Attention

Please join me and (already) 400 fellow nonprofit communicators in the Getting Attention (GA) Group on LinkedIn. So I'm shifting discussion to the Getting Attention LinkedIn Group (we'll have a Facebook group soon). And, if you're not yet on LinkedIn, it's the perfect motivation for you to spend 10 minutes putting up a profile -- great networking, discussion groups from all perspectives (I put queries out and get great responses). Looking for marketing answers?

Case Study: Mike Tikkanen and the Kids at Risk Action Group

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After serving for 12 years as a court-appointed special advocate (CASA) in Minnesota, Tikkanen founded the nonprofit Kids at Risk Action Group. After just a few minutes with Mike Tikkanen, you'll be fired up and ready to take action. His passion for improving the treatment of abused and neglected children inspires and educates, and you can't help but get fired up along with him.

When a group in need inspires - vs. discourages - giving

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

So what happens when we talk about people in need as members of a group? But if you do talk about a group, it can be good or bad for fundraising. Burson (University of Michigan) found that groups of people in need who seem unified inspire funding more quickly. But in contrast, groups that may not be viewed positively discouraged giving. But there may be times when you need to talk about a group - be it a community, a family or a refugee camp.

pages vs. groups: getting more from facebook

Mission Minded

Facebook in 2015 – What Nonprofits Need to Know

J Campbell Social Marketing

There are 30 million active Facebook fan pages, and 700 million people use Facebook Groups daily. When you open the Facebook can of worms and create a Page or a Group, you have a new responsibility. 7) Facebook Groups will become more useful.

7 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Pinterest Secret Boards

J Campbell Social Marketing

Secret Boards can also be Group Boards, providing the users all have Pinterest accounts. Next week I will lay out some ideas for nonprofits using public Group Boards on Pinterest. Nonprofits Pinterest Social Media Group Boards Pinterest for nonprofits Pinterest marketing Secret Boards

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Do major and legacy gift fundraisers need ‘sales managers’?

iMarketSmart

Instead, many nonprofits outsource the function to Veritus Group. Veritus Group knows fundraising. Recommendations: >> 5 Things Great Nonprofits Do (According To Veritus Group). >> >> Webinar Recording: How To Think About Major Gifts; Hosted by Jeff Schreifels (Veritus Group). >> The private sector has sales managers for their revenue generation teams. The nonprofit sector, not so much.

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Grants for Nonprofits, Youth Groups, or Schools Working With Youth Doing Student-Led Service Learning Project

Seeking Grant Money Today

Deadline: October 2, 2009 Applications Invited for State Farm's Youth Advisory Board Service-Learning Grants Program The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is a group of thirty diverse youth that helps create and oversee a State Farm -funded grantmaking initiative for student-led service learning projects in the United States as well as Alberta, New Brunswick, and Ontario, Canada. Tags: Canada American public schools youth groups RFP grants public service the foundation center

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

J Campbell Social Marketing

Groups Are Getting A Push. Zuck said himself that Groups, a.k.a. billion people using Groups every month, and Facebook wants that number to go up. They are introducing new tools to make Group administrator’s lives easier (thank you!) There will be a new Groups tab in the app, which makes Groups easier to discover based on your location, keywords, and topic search. Facebook Marketing Nonprofits Social Media f8 conference Facebook Groups

Five Tips For Marketing Your Art to Groups

Mission Paradox Blog

But one thing I haven't covered enough is how to bring in groups to see your work. Having a group sales strategy is key for arts organizations, particularly ones that perform in smaller venues. Not only do groups feel up those seats, they also bring in a very nice energy to the event.    Most organizations that bring groups to events starting planning those group outings months in advance.    Match the show to the group