#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). Sure many do, but Facebook has the right to slap down a strongly worded letter from their lawyers if you do so on your organization’s site.

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Data on the Safety of Health Social Network Sites

Social Marketing and Social Change

Everyone has an opinion about the veracity, safety and privacy of health information on social network sites (SNS); now we have some data. Seven of the sites were hosted by for-profit entities and 3 belonged to professional organizations.

Trending Sources

When your employees go too far on social media…

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

All five of these cases reinforce my firm belief that every employee of a modern organization should take the following five tips to heart: Read your existing policies related to values and ethics (especially if you don’t have any official social media engagement guidelines/policies in place).

BC Social Media Engagement Learning Centre

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I was recently given permission to share a “work in progress&# extranet site from the Government of British Columbia. A collection of guidelines and best-practices surrounding the use of social media for citizen engagement.

#DESIGN: How To Follow The Branding Guidelines Of Twitter

Non Profit Marketing 360

Even more than the Facebook logo that we discussed a couple of weeks ago, the icon for the social-media site Twitter comes in all shapes, sizes, and numbers ? Use any other artwork from our site, such as the verified badge. And no. Birds of a feather?

10 Tips for Getting Your Op-Ed Placed

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

That’s because a published op-ed not only appears in the newspaper, it also appears online, which gives your nonprofit the opportunity to point to it on its own site, in blog posts, and through its social media channels.

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How Nonprofits Can Use LinkedIn’s Publishing Platform

J Campbell Social Marketing

Brands, individuals, and mission-driven organizations are using the site to raise awareness, recruit talent, and share information about their organization and their work. LinkedIn may not be the sexiest of the social media platforms, but it may be one of the most powerful for nonprofits.

Grants for U.S. K - 12 Students Attending Museums, Historic Sites, and Cultural Organizations

Seeking Grant Money Today

Deadline: October 3, 2011 Target Accepting Applications for K-12 Field Trip Grants Program Target Corporation is accepting applications from education professionals for the Target Field Trip Grants program to bring K-12 students in the United States to museums, historical sites, and cultural organizations. Visit the Target Web site for complete program guidelines and access to the application form. From The Foundation Center.

Giving money on charity websites is harder than spending money on.


His latest study is a 224-page report on Nonprofit Website Usability (2nd edition) complete with 116 design guidelines and 220 screenshots of sites that worked well or poorly in user testing. Most sites had a simple, direct link to this information from their homepages.

4 Ways to Save Your Sanity: Review & Approval 2.0

Getting Attention

How many of your communications projects go nowhere because the approval process is a landmine? For many of us, that happens way too often.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Erika Olson

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Draft community guidelines, “welcome” message and statement of purpose. 10:30 AM: Make website content updates on two client sites. Ask the site builder to take care of some website stuff that’s above my pay grade. Erika Olson.

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.

Pinterest Before You Begin To Pin

Diva Marketing Blog

Identify content that is 'pinable' on your site and social platforms. Decide if your photos/images will be included on your site and where. After they're uploaded you can then add a link back to your site. What sites will you not pin/repin from e.g. competition, rouge/spam, etc.

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#CIVICS: Nonprofits Should Watch Their Politics On Their Social Networks

Non Profit Marketing 360

To avoid such risks, Pollak and Canas suggest writing a universal disclaimer on the blog or comments site, something to the effect that any endorsement or criticism of a political candidate reflects the views of the individual poster, and not those of the organization.

How the Latest Facebook Announcement Will Impact Your Social Media Strategy

J Campbell Social Marketing

Last Actor calculates and regards the last 50 actions that an individual user has performed on the site. Chris Cox, Facebook’s Vice President of Product has often said that there’s a “vital difference in operation” between the two sites.

#PUBLICPOLICY: Online Privacy Becomes Concern For Service Providers

Non Profit Marketing 360

In this new world of sharing, the Obama Administration is trying to encourage private companies and internet-browser developers to draw up their own guidelines. Browsers mostly work up a profile of the user via ‘cookies’ that sites we visit embed in browsers’ memories.

How to Plan a New Website Without Your Head Exploding

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Jennifer Doron of the Ohio Environmental Council shares how she approached the process of creating their new site to writing a novel. We are reimagining a new site from the navigation up. who will actually create the site. Jennifer Doron.

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#COMMUNICATIONS: Make Your Next Fundraiser An Online Conversation Too

Non Profit Marketing 360

Moreover, a Twitter Wall helps create a narrative of and around your event to keep people engaged, whether on site or not (which is all the more reason you want to dedicate a staff member to monitor it). A Twitter Wall adds dynamism to even the smallest event.

Be Friend-ly with the 53% of Seniors Now Online

Getting Attention

Although email remains the “killer app” for seniors, Facebook and other social networking sites are growing in popularity, and are used by one in three online seniors. According to researcher Shyam Sundar, founder of the Media Effects Research Laboratory at Penn State University (and quoted in a recent story on WNYC ), “We need to make up for that potential social isolation, and we think that online social networking sites can be a good solution.”. More than half of U.S.

15 ideas for virtual volunteers from the Virtual Volunteering Guidebook

Wild Woman Fundraising

Checking grant proposal submission guidelines. Researching which websiteslink to your organization’s site and researching which sites should link to you but do not curently. Do you have a hard time getting your volunteers to stay?

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6 Ideas to Freshen Up That Busted Blog of Yours

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A guest blogger can be an established blogger who can bring their readers to your site or an up-and-comer with innovative ideas who may not have a content home of their own. Last month I told you that no, blogging is not dead.

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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Infographics & Data Visualization: Not Your Grandmother’s Pie Chart – Part 3

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We gave them our brochure fonts as a guideline and PMS logo color. and visualizing.org , both sites that showcase infographics from all over (you can upload yours, too). This is the third in a series of guest posts by Julia Reich on infographics for nonprofits.

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?”

New Social Media Network Road Map

Diva Marketing Blog

Tool Specifics Incorporated Into Enterprise Social Media Guidelines . Note : We'll assume that your company has created Enterprise Social Media Guidelines. What type of sites will you pin from and which will you avoid?

This is Habitat, B h!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Habitat is blah blah blah, duties are blah blah blah, oh, BY THE WAY, Note: This job description is intended as a guideline only, and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee.

Write for Fundraising123!

Fundraising 123

If you are interested in joining our more than 100 contributors on a one-time or regular basis, here are some guidelines: Articles should be original to the author, but it's okay if they have been previously published elsewhere. Tags: Email 101 Donor Databases Nonprofit Marketing Web Site 101 Fundraising 101: Getting Started Social Networking Network for Good welcomes submissions of bylined contributions from outside writers.

Research Your Keywords Before Applying to Google Grants

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

That is what Google is offering any non-profit willing to abide by a few guidelines, and learn how work with their Adwords system. Use it as a light indication of how many other sites are targeting the term. Timothy Spell of nonprofitcms.org.

#DEVELOPMENT: How Much Cash Is Required To Land A Donation?

Non Profit Marketing 360

” He has even offered his handy and elegant CPA Calendar for anyone who wishes to include it on their sites ? and it offers guidelines for long-term costs vis á vis the long-term value (LTV) of the customer. What does it cost?

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#Philanthropy: Get Involved With Some Of The Biggest Corporate Donors

Non Profit Marketing 360

The general guidelines are here , and include ways to contact the company about developing partnerships with nonprofits. Meanwhile, the bank’s own philanthropic site claims it gave $200 million.

Diva Marketing Turns 7!

Diva Marketing Blog

1 - GourmetStation , my first blogging client, launched one of the earliest blogs tied to a commerce site. I was thinking of calling this post " The 7 Year (Blog) Itch." Although a blog is not a marriage, in a funny sort of a way, it is a commitment.

Donation Usability: Increasing Online Giving to Non-Profits and Charities

Fundraising 123

Our new usability studies revealed considerable frustration as potential donors visited sites and tried to discern various organizations' missions and goals — which are key factors in their decisions about whether to give money. If non-profit organizations get their sites into shape, that is. Sadly, only 43% of the sites we studied answered the first question on their homepage. Amazingly, on 17% of the sites, users couldn't find where to make a donation.

Applications Sought for Funding for Women-Led Journalism

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The program seeks to support individuals interested in creating new Web sites, mobile news services, and other entrepreneurial initiatives that offer interactive opportunities to engage, inspire, and improve news and information in a geographic community or a community of interest. Visit the program's Web site for complete application guidelines. From The Foundation Center.

Applications Being Accepted for Conservation Fellows and Innovation Grants for Conservation of the Natural Environment in the U.S.

Seeking Grant Money Today

For complete guidelines, selection criteria, eligibility, and the online applications for both programs, visit the TogetherGreen Web site. From The Foundation Center. [If If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post, for more information.]

Nominate A Software Developer Who Has Created Open Source Software for the Nonprofit Sector

Seeking Grant Money Today

Complete prize guidelines and nomination instructions are available at the prize Web site. From The Foundation Center. [If If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post for more information].

Grant for U.S. Nonprofits Innovating and Creating New Dimensions of Performance

Seeking Grant Money Today

For complete program guidelines and application procedures, as well as information on previous award recipients, visit the Drucker Institute Web site. From The Foundation Center. [As As always, if you're interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post].

Matching Grants Program for Citizen Based Monitoring Field Work Benefiting American National Forests and Grasslands

Seeking Grant Money Today

Deadline: January 17, 2012 National Forest Foundation Announces 2012 Matching Awards Program Guidelines The National Forest Foundation , the nonprofit partner of the U.S. Visit the NFF Web site for complete program guidelines, application requirements, and an FAQ. From The Foundation Center. Forest Service , works to engage America in community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the National Forest System.

Grants for Safe and Vital Communities for: Tolerance, Economic Empowerment, Teen Safe Driving, and Domestic Violence Programs

Seeking Grant Money Today

Visit the Allstate Web site for complete funding guidelines, online application form, and an FAQ. From The Foundation Center. [If If you are interested in more information on this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post].

Grants for Public Schools' Music Programs and Independent Music Programs

Seeking Grant Money Today

Complete grant guidelines, the application form, and an FAQ are available at the foundation Web site. From The Foundation Center. [As As always, if you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post, for more information].

Grants Available for American Nonprofit Organizations Using Computers, Technology, or Video Games to Educate

Seeking Grant Money Today

Visit the ESA Web site for complete program guidelines and application procedures. From The Foundation Center. [If If you are interested in more information about this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post].