6 Advanced Twitter Features for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As of August 2016, Twitter has 313 million monthly active users. If you or your nonprofit are one of them, explore these little known Twitter features that might make the social network more useful for you and your followers. Turn on night mode to Tweet in the dark. ?

How To Start Using Twitter for Marketing and Connection

J Campbell Social Marketing

With 316 million monthly active users (34% of which log in multiple times per day), Twitter is a marketing powerhouse for businesses large and small. But where and how to start using Twitter? Who should I follow and how do I find them? Twitter for Business basics.

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How to Use Hashtags to Promote Your Cause

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Harness the power of hashtags to promote your organization on social media with How to Use Hashtags to Promote Your Cause. At only four pages, you’ll quickly be on your way to successfully using hashtags. List of hashtags relevant to nonprofits.

Top 10 Twitter To Do’s for Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

Despite having 600 million active Twitter users with over 135,000 more joining the party every day, nonprofits have been slow to get on the Twitter train. If they are using Twitter, it’s often in fits and starts, with no clear strategy and very little consistency.

Part 2: How to Write an Appeal Letter 101

Wild Woman Fundraising

how to write your appeal letter. It talks about why direct mail is so important, and gives you some tips on what you need to do. To be effective and eye-catching, your first paragraph needs to have the word “YOU.” This is the word most people listen to.

How to organize your fundraising job search like a pro with Phil Gerard

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising, and today I am so excited to be interviewing Phil Gerard for our Fundraising Career Conference 2016. Phil will be speaking about how to structure and organization your fundraising job search. Here’s how I met Phil.

How to Use Hashtags to Promote Your Cause [Free Download]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Our social media and online campaigns adviser, Kerri Karvetski, has created a new download for you on how to harness the power of hashtags to promote your good cause on social media. List of hashtags relevant to nonprofits.

How to use Twitter lists

Fundraising Coach

Yesterday, I showed you how to How to build a Twitter list. Now that you can make them, how should you use them? You could create lists of: boards members and your assigned donors: you’ll be able to build relationships right from your desk.

How to Create, Share, and Use QR Codes

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A few Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com readers have asked about QR codes so I thought it would be a good idea to get my assistant, Kristina, to explain what they are and how you can use them. They just took a while to catch on here in the U.S. How to Create One.

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How to Get Your Story Told in the Nonprofit Trade Press

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This is especially true for nonprofits that are looking to earn the attention of potential funders or brand their organizations as experts in fundraising, nonprofit management, talent management, or storytelling. Are you appealing to a specific type of donor and, if so, how?

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Do you have bad boundaries?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising, and I am very, very happy to introduce to you today Sheena Greer of Colludo. Well, I have a couple questions for you because this next year at the career conference, we’re going to dive deeper into boundaries.

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How to Get More People At Your Nonprofit Event Using Facebook

J Campbell Social Marketing

In-person events are a great way to energize supporters and connect directly with donors and volunteers. Having a multichannel approach to promoting and advertising the event is sure to garner more attendees and more buzz. 3) To target or not?

How to Do Your Own Nonprofit Communications Audit [Training]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Maybe you added an email newsletter to your print newsletter, and started paying more attention to your website. Then you started experimenting with blogging, Facebook, or Twitter. Pacific), Kivi will present How to Do Your Own Nonprofit Communications Audit.

How to get tons more traffic for your nonprofit blog

Wild Woman Fundraising

Mazarine Treyz, with The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising and The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media. When I first started blogging to build an audience for my book, I read Yaro Starak’s blog. You don’t want to make a spam comment.

INTERVIEW: Lisa Taylor of Challenge Factory Talks Your Career Transition

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you ready to transition into another job or career? Are you a recent grad who is wondering what to do now that school’s over? Are you in the corporate world looking to transition into the nonprofit world for greater meaning in your work? How you make changes?

How to measure ROI of social media? Book Review: Measuring The Networked Nonprofit

Wild Woman Fundraising

All of the approved ways to read this book: ???? Do you want to do social media for your nonprofit? Are you hamstrung because you don’t have permission to do it? How can you measure ROI on social media for your nonprofit? Twitter follows. Call to action.

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Week of Freebies! How to Use Hashtags

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Harness the power of hashtags to promote your good cause on social media with How to Use Hashtags to Promote Your Cause. List of hashtags relevant to nonprofits. How to create a new hashtag for an event, campaign, or program and get others to use it.

How to quickly identify popular hashtags for a specific event

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Ever since the early days of Twitter hashtag use, major events had organic hashtag communities form around them (essentially back channel discussions). Over the years, as the use of Twitter grew among brands and organizations, the use of top-down branded hashtags became increasingly common.

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Reader Questions! I want…. EVERYTHING FUNDRAISING! Okay then.

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently I asked my most fantabulous enewsletter subscribers (if you want to be one, click here ) what they wanted to learn more about, because, let’s face it, Most people don’t plan to get into fundraising. Of course, you can’t ask questions if you don’t know who to ask or if you’re afraid of looking stupid. Now, I am blessed to be with an organization I’m so passionate about, but I am the ENTIRE Development Team.

How to Raise More Money from Matching Gifts Using Email and Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

This week I am pleased to present a guest post from Adam Weinger of Double the Donation. . Imagine using the Pony Express to make matching gift appeals. With all due respect to horses, your messages probably won’t arrive in the timely manner you desire. Twitter.

When Reporters Are Looking for You: How to Respond to Journalists’ Queries

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You don’t have to rely solely on your own pitches to get your organization quoted or cited in the media. Sometimes, you can get coverage by connecting with journalists when they are looking to find an expert as they report their own stories.

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Nonprofits @ the Oscars: How to Photobomb, Newsjack and Steal the Spotlight at the Academy Awards

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Watching or not, film will be the center of attention surrounding the event, and nonprofits have a huge opportunity to connect with this moment and steal a slice of limelight, also known as newsjacking. Bridge of Spies – Right to fair trial. SOME TACTICS TO TRY.

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. Some mean more to your organization than others – think donors, sponsors, volunteers and advocates. Here are 6 techniques and tools for finding these friends and influencers on Facebook and Twitter.

How To Create "Now I Care Stories"

Diva Marketing Blog

In 2014, websites, blogs, social networks influence how we tell and pass along our stories. These three quotes have been attributed to both Plato and the Hopi American Indians. Quite obviously they were worlds apart separated by thousands of miles not to mention centuries of time.

How do you turn an accidental donor into an ally? Part 2

Wild Woman Fundraising

How to get more donors. So now, we’re talking about how to make an associate, after just being an acquaintance. Send them an email and ask them to take an online survey about what they care about, what problems they have, etc. Invite them to something.

How do you turn an accidental donor into an ally? Part 1

Wild Woman Fundraising

Hey, ever wondered how to get more donors for your cause? I’m reading a book right now that I think would help you find new donors and help them want to give to your organization. It’s all about how people start to know, like, and trust you.

Want to Preview The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Mazarine Treyz, with The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising and The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media. If you want to learn how to succeed in marketing your business or nonprofit online, starting from zero, this is the book for you.

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How can nonprofits monitor their online reputations?

Wild Woman Fundraising

AKA, “How can nonprofits monitor their online reputations?&# So I really have to write about it. According to The Agitator blog and Forrester research , (the industry standard on measuring social media) there are five stages of social media. Decide what you want to measure.

May 26th Webinar: Move on up! And give yourself a leg up the career ladder!

Wild Woman Fundraising

A step-by-step guide to getting the attention you deserve for your accomplishments and expertise. What can you do to move on up and take control of your career? What can you do to make yourself irresistible to employers? How do you start from nothing? Move on up!

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How You Can Get More Money Through Direct Mail: Interview with Jules Brown of “Dear Joan”

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’m so excited to share this interview with you! His blog, Dear Joan , is dedicated to helping smaller nonprofits write truly donor focused appeals that get better results and raise more money for your cause. I came home determined to a). And keep trying to do it better.

How To Create Eye-Catching Graphics For Your Nonprofit (Without Using Photoshop!)

J Campbell Social Marketing

I presented a great webinar this week with 4Good and Nonprofit Webinars, and I am happy to share it with you here. Our minds react differently to visual content. 36% of all shared links on Twitter are photos! Take-aways: The 6 things that make a great nonprofit visual; Examples from nonprofits that are making and sharing eye-catching graphics; Free or low-cost tools that do not require any technical knowledge to use!

50 More of the Best Nonprofit Twitter Accounts to Follow Right Now

EveryAction

A while back, we shared a collection of awesome nonprofits that are doing Twitter right and the response was overwhelming. That's why, just in time to revamp your timeline for the fall, we thought you could use 50 more social-savvy organizations to follow, fav, and RT. twitter

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How Nonprofit Leaders Should Use Twitter

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit leaders should be using Twitter! Becoming a thought leader or just a good ED or CEO means listening to and connecting with your constituents regarding your core issues. And the best social media network to use for that is Twitter.

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. They don’t want to just see a Facebook post reach a thousand people. Twitter ads.

Interview with a planned giver, Paul Nazareth: What’s your fundraising journey?

Wild Woman Fundraising

You know it’s going to end with wookies in metal bikinis. Read more on Linkedin , this is his blog , here’s his book blog , and you can also follow him on Twitter. How did you get started in college fundraising? And they want everyone to pitch in.

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#How-To: Is The World Ready For Google+ (‘Google Plus’)? You Can Be.

Non Profit Marketing 360

A week or so ago Google+ (‘ Google Plus ‘) went Beta to a number of developers, insiders, and people cooler than this blog writer. The jury is, to say the least, out. Offer as much, or as little, as you want to share. Willing to share your early experiences?

Twitter for Newbies – A Step-by-Step Guide to Success

J Campbell Social Marketing

Are you a newbie to Twitter? Do you often ask the questions: What is the best way to set up my Twitter profile? How can I find people to follow? What’s a hashtag, and how can I use it? How often should I tweet and retweet? Where do I find topics to tweet about? What tools are available to help me save time on Twitter? The post Twitter for Newbies – A Step-by-Step Guide to Success appeared first on JCSM.

How to Measure the Performance of your Government Social Media Initiative

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Noting the above, I always firmly emphasize that it’s impossible to measure performance at any level without setting proper goals and objectives in the first place. Goal: To significantly increase the overall level of trust Canadians place in our organization.

How to Create a Nonprofit Editorial Calendar

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Creating an editorial calendar is an effective way to keep your organization’s newsletter, website, blog, and social media content fresh and current. Here’s a quick primer on how to create an editorial calendar that’ll keep your team on track and your online presence fresh. Facebook: Polls, success stories, links to blog posts or videos, contests, photos from the field, “volunteer of the week” profiles. Look at your “what” list and decide how often to update each item.

How to Create Enough Good Content (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Guest blogger Holly Ross has spent seven+ years at the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), working with community members to identify technology trends that are reshaping the nonprofit sector. The most difficult part is creating good content, content your subscribers want to read.