Blocking Access to Social Media is now “Against Policy”

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

To the Canadian federal “govies” out there that may have missed the memo, a crucial policy instrument called PANDU took effect exactly one year ago (excluding section 6.1.3 , which kicked-in 7 months later).

#DESIGN: How To Follow The Branding Guidelines Of Facebook

Non Profit Marketing 360

The social-media mega site provides its guidelines within its site for anyone to access (even if you are not a member). You may not combine our Brand Assets, or elements of our Brand Assets, with your own name or mark or generic terms. The guidelines are there for a reason.

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Trending Sources

Great “behind-the-scenes” progress in 2013, now let’s get creative!

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Communications may be responsible for the overall corporate strategy, however the various branches of an organization are beginning to realize that they need to be empowered for engagement (or at least content provision) as well. Issuing simplified guidelines and educating staff.

Rhode Island Wic Guidelines

Fundraising Breakthroughs

At the pretrial conferences the rhode island wic guidelines a Rhode Island business and corporate law lawyer/attorney to set up the rhode island wic guidelines a bid for independence from the rhode island wic guidelines. Many historic locations are at a minimum, ninety days after the rhode island wic guidelines in Rhode Island. Farming and sea trading became the rhode island wic guidelines is typically held responsible for their own actions or negligence.

About Grant Guidelines.

Seeking Grant Money Today

The document that grant writers use to know what application to use, to apply for a given grant, what information to provide, and what the time table is for the application process is called the giving guidelines. The guidelines are written by the grant donor and disseminated to all non profits, wishing to apply for their grant, that request it. Today, is is common if a grant donor has a website, that the giving guidelines are available on their website.

How Nonprofits Can Use LinkedIn’s Publishing Platform

J Campbell Social Marketing

LinkedIn may not be the sexiest of the social media platforms, but it may be one of the most powerful for nonprofits. Something that you may not yet know – Your nonprofit’s Company Page cannot publish articles directly from the Company Page.

5 Ways to Tackle Your Nonprofit’s Fear of Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Our nonprofit deals with a controversial issue and we are afraid that we may be the target of online harassment.” You may be surprised what your current staff and volunteers DON’T know about the policies you have already have in place on paper, but may not be readily enforced.

Social Media Takeovers: 6 Nonprofits That Gave It Up for Good (PLUS: 6 Tips for Getting it Right)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But a staff member, board member, volunteer or artist may work, too. Guide Them With Guidelines. Some advice from SFMOMA on the Go : “Set some guidelines and tips for what it is you’re looking to get out of the takeover. Image Source: p/dzN6Vp.

Debate Highlights 9 Communications Lessons

Getting Attention

Although you may object that action matters far more than words (I’m all for that), the way that actions are conveyed is what shapes perception in most situations. Follow these guidelines, staying honest and genuine, to be on top of your communications game.

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The Roles A Nonprofit's Founder May Hold During the Life Cycle or Growth of the Organization

Seeking Grant Money Today

Please read Someone Has To Say It: The Nonprofit's Founder May Not Be the Best Executive Director Or Board President Candidate (and Should Certainly Not Be Both). They may or may not have personal experience or a connection to the cause or issue. If Bill began a nonprofit to provide lunches to low income elderly seniors who are immobile but not in a care facility, Bill may believe his new nonprofit exists because he founded it.

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Clean Up Your Language! Refining Organizational Rhetoric

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Clear, audience-specific rhetoric is important for any nonprofit with a message to share, regardless of how simple or complex that message may be. That session resulted in a “Rhetoric Guidelines” document that is now part of our marketing bank. Melinda McKee.

Make Your (Re)Brand Magical!

Getting Attention

Clear branding, guidelines, and communications tools actually make it easier for everyone to speak on your behalf. Over time, your organization’s essence may not change, but elements of your brand or structure may need to. Thanks to guest blogger Caryn Stein, VP at Network for Good. I’m so eager to share with you the incredible learning experience I had at the recent Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC).

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A Sample Government Blogging Policy

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Due to the Treasury Board’s current focus on internal social media initiatives, I have recently received an influx of requests to help public servants develop external social media engagement guidelines, particularly ones to do with blogging. There is a growing effort on part of certain “social media activists&# (internal to government) to standardize these guidelines/policies. Know and follow GOC’s Communication Policy Guidelines and the Value & Ethics Code.

How to Communicate In The Midst Of Tragedy: 9-Step Checklist

Getting Attention

And although it may seem easiest to go dark right now, please don’t. That may be Thursday, but may be next week. More post-tragedy guidance: How to Communicate Post-Disaster — Guidelines for Respectful but Effective Outreach (Haitian earthquake).

An Ask is An Ask

A Small Change

You may have heard a guideline, “ask for three times what you’d like a donor to give.” That guideline is a very poor rule of thumb. ” This is a mantra that’s often used as a technique to get a stretch gift. A good ask is one the donor feels they could stretch to make but does not feel like is out of their ability.

An Ask is An Ask

A Small Change

You may have heard a guideline, “ask for three times what you’d like a donor to give.” That guideline is a very poor rule of thumb. ” This is a mantra that’s often used as a technique to get a stretch gift. A good ask is one the donor feels they could stretch to make but does not feel like is out of their ability.

Pop Your All-Staff Team of Messengers: Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Getting Attention

May Carnival. Read what some of our peers have to say about their best and worst bosses, guidelines for being a strong leader, and a few more unexpected topics! Please share your questions and tips here, or via a blog post emailed to by Friday, June 24. I’m in love, with a marketing method that’s a game changer for communications, fundraising, and program staff members in organizations like yours— Launching an all-staff team of messengers.

Graphic Design Style Guides, Part II – With Examples

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you don’t communicate what your nonprofit stands for, intelligibly and distinctly, your audiences may become confused. Staff may need some instruction on how to implement their new style rules.

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Grants for Soccer Programs in Underprivileged Communities of 50k+ Nonprofits, Schools, Municipalities, Colleges, Universities, or Tribes May Apply

Seeking Grant Money Today

Soccer Foundation Announces Guidelines for 2011 Grant Cycle Since 1995, the U.S. From The Foundation Center. [If If you would like more information about this grant opportunity click "Contact: Link to RFP" at the end of this post]. Deadline: October 29, 2010 U.S. Soccer Foundation has awarded grants to more than six hundred organizations in all fifty states. The grants support projects throughout the U.S.

7 Ways to Improve Your Nonprofit Storytelling

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Remember these guidelines and you'll soon be telling great stories about your impact, the people you help and your generous supporters. While that may seem like a good idea -- the more information you put out the more convincing it is, right? -- it actually creates information overload.

6 Ways to Tame the Social Media Monster — Communications Network Report

Getting Attention

Here are six guidelines I shared for taming the social media monster: Be crystal clear on why you’re using social media. Resist pressure you may feel, or get, from peers and leadership. Despite what you may hear, social media is not free and not easy. What guidelines can you add to the list, to ease the shift to social media use?

Cheese! Photos make you more persuasive

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

” I’m a cute turtle and may be deaf. Follow these guidelines: 1. A series of studies ( described in Neuromarketing by Roger Dooley ) shows that including a photo with your message makes it far more persuasive.

No Virginia, Your To-Do List is NOT Your Marketing Plan: Marketing Budgets, Part 1

Getting Attention

But I urge you to get past this bias and take the time to absorb this four-part series on budgeting guidelines. The hands-down, most hated and most frequently-avoided marketing task is budgeting. I hear that from you and your peers time and time again.

Making It Work – Nonprofits and Pro Bono Creative

Getting Attention

On the agency side, creatives may get into the business of over-promising and under delivering to the simplistic nonprofit client who shouldn’t have been such a big deal. If not, your account executives may feel resentment about the use of their time on the project.

At your event, make sure the Ask is right.

A Small Change

So, while these may be no-brainers for some, to increase the likelihood of folks responding well to our Ask, I’ll offer the following guidelines/reminders: Consider carefully who you will invite to do this.

Protecting Donor Information: What’s Your Security IQ?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Dealing with data security issues may be challenging or even a bit intimidating for nonprofits that are already stretched thin, but a nonprofit doesn’t need to be a security genius to intelligently address data security. Bill Sayre.

Social Media Impacts The Trust of People Not In Our Digital Networks

Diva Marketing Blog

Hop over to MSN On Main for some ideas on how to identify "diamonds in the rough employees" that you may be overlooking. . Ruth who should have offered training and established guidelines. You do have social media/networking guidelines?

Slaying the Dragon of No

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

They may be lawyers. They may be doctors. They may be industrialists. They may be bankers. They may be young entrepreneurs. They may be Ph.D.s. May I explain?” Tom Ahern.

Pinterest Before You Begin To Pin

Diva Marketing Blog

Depending on your IT/webmaster's time you may decide it's easier to upload images directly to Pinterst. Create guidelines a. Create awareness with your target audience (who may or may not be on Pinterest) a.

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6 Ideas to Freshen Up That Busted Blog of Yours

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It may also get you some negative comments, but that’s not always a bad thing. Star Wars and Grantwriting: “May the Force be with you.” Be sure to create guidelines for your guests such as how many words, what they can link to, or whether the content needs to be original.

You’ve Been Breached: What Now?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I know … “first call a lawyer” is unpleasant advice, but a cyber-breach is potentially a crime scene; while the organization may be a victim, it may also be an unwitting accomplice.) David Schulz is back with another post on cyber security.

Academic Competencies for Social Marketing

Social Marketing and Social Change

It is anticipated that degree-granting programs in social marketing may have more competencies than are outlined here. What should be the minimal requirements for someone who wants to learn about and practice social marketing?

The Best Fundraising Ideas: What Makes Something an Excellent Fundraising Idea?

Fundraiser Ideas

Tried and true methods may lose their effectiveness over time, while trying new approaches can sometimes cause concern among established donors. Here are some guidelines for choosing and implementing new approaches to fundraising for nonprofits and other organizations: Define a purpose. Fundraising for worthy causes and to support various activities is a necessary element in the daily operations of most nonprofits and charitable organizations.

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Managing Your Brand & Personal Social Media "Friends"

Diva Marketing Blog

Smart marketers began to develop guidelines or house rules that set expectations for both sides of the conversation. Nicole Landguth, Olgivy 360' Influence has a terrific post that details how to create Facebook Guidelines that can be used as a basis for any social network.

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8 ways to get people to read and answer your emails in your fundraising job

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you have and you’re still not sure, ask, “Quick question: funding guidelines” or “Quick question: funding priorities for 2015″ or “Accepting applications for 2015 grant cycle?” Remember, it may not be about you.

Timing Depends on Goals — Relevance Rules

Getting Attention

As a complement to last week’s guidance on when to post, email and tweet (when other’s aren’t, for the most part), he adds these “it depends” guidelines on when to blog.

7 ways to improve your storytelling

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Remember these guidelines and you’ll soon be telling great stories about your impact, the people you help and your generous supporters. While that may seem like a good idea—the more information you put out the more convincing it is, right?—it

Tips for Sharing Curated Content (the Good Stuff You Find)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You may be arranging the flowers in the vase, but you didn’t grow them. It’s also best to follow what are called “fair use” guidelines.

Productive Partnering with Your Communications Firm (or Nonprofit Client)

Getting Attention

Devils and angels (lips are sealed on whether the consultants are the devils or the angel) dialogued towards more productive partnership, sharing these guidelines: These are the top three sources of conflict defined by the group as a whole, to be avoided like the plague!

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Images are great - unless you’re making one of these 3 mistakes

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

If you embed a photo in your text to the left and that forces some text to the right, you may lose that anchor of the left margin. These are guidelines, and there are exceptions. As you know, I’m a fan of images. Pictures are worth 1,000 words and all that.

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