What are the best and worst times to post on social media networks?

J Campbell Social Marketing

It is vital to know your specific audience and to measure your results constantly to determine the best time to post for your online community.). Fannit.com created a helpful infographic listing the best and worst times to post on each of the main social networks.

How can nonprofits monitor their online reputations?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This month’s Net2ThinkTank Challenge is, “What are your best practices for effectively monitoring online feedback about your organization, cause, or social enterprise? AKA, “How can nonprofits monitor their online reputations?&# How to promote yourself online.

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7 Steps To More Online Donations This Holiday Season

J Campbell Social Marketing

Online. Here are some statistics for you to chew on, if you still think that having a robust online presence is not important for your nonprofit organization: Network for Good reports that 30% of annual giving online occurs in the month of December.

“Networked Individualism”

The Agitator

Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman have written an important new book called Networked: The New Social Operating System. Networked explores the convergence of three technologies — broadband, mobile connectivity, and social networking — and consumer adaptation to them.

5 Super Solid Ways To Engage Your Supporters Online (PLUS 28 Affordable Tools to Help You Do It)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Are you out of ideas for engaging supporters online? NOTE: Mind the rules, the laws governing giveaways and the promotional guidelines for each social network. Advocacy Nonprofit Communications nptech Online Tools Social Networking

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10 Ways to Build Loyalty Among Your Online Community Members

J Campbell Social Marketing

Sure there are shady online services where you can purchase thousands of Facebook fans and Twitter followers. You can hold exciting (but irrelevant) online contests to lure complete strangers who have no connection to your cause into clicking “Like” on your Facebook Page.

No Wonder Retention of Online Donors is So Bad

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In yesterday’s post, I told you that I suspect that the reason online givers seem to be one-hit-wonders has less to do with online givers being fickle and more with nonprofits not yet figuring out how to do online donor retention well.

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Want to stay more private online?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Enter a new bill by Senator John Rockefeller IV called “Do-Not-Track Online Act of 2013.” to develop rules to prohibit online services from amassing personal details about users who had opted out of such tracking. Online Privacy Toolkit Worksheets by MazarineTreyz.

Drive Donors to Your Online Donation Page with These Six Marketing Strategies, Part 2

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today, Abby Jarvis is back with 3 more ways to promote your online donation page. Last week , we talked about the first 3 strategies for marketing your online donation page: 1. Use it to effectively drive traffic to your online donation page! Abby Jarvis.

Online Fundraising Stats and Trends for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today, we are going to look at online fundraising. Using the 2012 Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index Study by Convio and the 2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study published by M+R and NTEN, we see that online fundraising continues to grow in importance, especially to smaller nonprofits.

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5 Biggest Trends in Online Fundraising at #12NTC

Wild Woman Fundraising

I used to think December was the place to concentrate your online fundraising attention. Here are five of the biggest trends in online fundraising. Trend 1: Online fundraising is up 13%. 20% of all online giving happens in December. Silver lining: online giving is up!

A word from The Networked Nonprofit: People are partners, not ATMs!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Want social proof that your nonprofit should have an online presence? The Networked Nonprofit is a book by Allison Fine and Beth Kanter , which you should really go buy, okay? This story is from the Networked Nonprofit.

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[TOMORROW] Your Very Practical Beginner’s Guide to Online Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Are you tapping into the potential of online fundraising? Online revenue grew 19% in 2015 according to the M+R Benchmarks Report. If you are ignoring online revenue you could be missing out on a major fundraising tactic. Presented by online fundraising expert, Kerri Karvetski.

4 Nonprofit Tech Tips to Boost Online Donor Engagement Rates

J Campbell Social Marketing

Even though people are increasingly turning to the Internet to search for and to obtain information about causes they care about, keeping online donors engaged long-term is an ongoing struggle for many nonprofits. Guest post by Wauker Matthews.

Cool New Online Giving Infographic for You!

Marketing for Nonprofits

Every wonder how online giving has trended over time? My company, Network for Good , has produced this cool infographic (feel free to share it with your fundraising friends!) Check out how much online giving has evolved in the past 10 years. Translation: Get online today!

#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.

How to Build An Army of Online Brand Ambassadors

J Campbell Social Marketing

On Tuesday I was pleased to present a webinar with Nonprofit Webinars (a service of 4Good) on the topic: How to Build An Army of Online Brand Ambassadors , part of their Tech Tuesdays series. The slides are here: How to Build An Army of Online Brand Ambassadors from Julia Campbell. People who want to spread the word about your cause, raising money and awareness are by far your greatest online asset – if they are identified, engaged and acknowledged correctly!

Learn from AARP’s Social Networking Strategy

The Agitator

But perhaps most striking is the growth in use of social networking sites by this group, with 34% of online seniors now using. AARP, the ‘skunk works’ of social networking with seniors. Boomers communications Don't Miss these Posts media usage online advocacy online publishing online video social networking

Which social network to use, when

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Handy for nonprofit marketing, online engagement and time management Here’s a nifty infographic with some ideas, courtesy of Mashable. View the original here ).

13 Secrets of Holiday Fundraising Online | Online Fundraising & Nonprofit Marketing Resources & Tips | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

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Fundraising Social Networking Web Site 101 Email 101 Donor Databases Nonprofit Marketing Training Network for Good provides easy and affordable online fundraising services. Subscribe to our weekly Online Fundraising & Nonprofit Marketing Tips Newsletter.

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! Zuckerberg thinks Internet access is a basic human right , and he aims to connect the 60% of the world’s population who are not online.

Want To Be An Online Fundraising Master?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Online fundraising should be a major part of your strategy this year. Last year, online fundraising campaign #GivingTuesday raised 90% more in 2013 than in 2012 – about $19.2 in 2013, while online giving grew 13.5%. The post Want To Be An Online Fundraising Master?

Let’s Give! The Big List of National, Local and Collegiate Online Giving Days (2016 Edition)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Giving Days can be great ways of harnessing the immediacy and connectedness of social networks to raise funds, recruit new supporters, and raise awareness of your mission. APRIL – Bethel College Online Giving Day (Indiana). Are you thinking about participating in a Giving Day?

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Key Findings on Nonprofit Social Media, Email and Online Fundraising

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The annual online benchmark study for nonprofits from M+R Strategic Services & NTEN found online fundraising continues to grow - as does the social media reach of nonprofits. . Since 2011, online monthly giving grew by 43 percent – more than twice as fast as one-time giving. .

‘F’ Grade For Online Giving

The Agitator

The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports a new study which gives a ‘F’ grade to most nonprofits for their online fundraising. The study of 151 charities, including 100 on the Chron’s Top 400 list, points to many shortcomings in these organizations’ online fundraising practices. Here’s where to download the Online Fundraising Scorecard , prepared by Dunham+Company.

Data Dashboard For Online Giving

The Agitator

Kudos to Network for Good for its new ‘data dashboard’ which (for US fundraisers) records a variety of metrics related to online giving — including number of donors, frequency of giving, dollar amounts, day of year, region, and type of cause. The data, based upon millions of donations made through the Network for Good online giving platform, is compiled on a rolling year basis and will be updated weekly.

Which social network to use, when

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Handy for nonprofit marketing, online engagement and time management Here’s a nifty infographic with some ideas, courtesy of Mashable. View the original here ).

Partner with Program Staff & Your Network for More Marketing Impact

Getting Attention

They “Get&# It from Communications Network on Vimeo. According to Julee Newberger, online communications associate at Casey, Laura and Don are ideal partners for the Foundation’s marketing team. They “Get&# It from Communications Network on Vimeo.

Just How Hard Is It to Donate to You Online?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A friend recently recalled how I had critiqued her website during a webinar a couple of years ago, and though I don’t remember it exactly, apparently we were both somewhat appalled by how many clicks were required to make an online donation to the organization.

SEE HOW THEY STACK UP: 6 Popular Online Engagement Tools for Advocacy and Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Looking for a new tool to help you raise money and engage supporters online? Check out The Nonprofit Guide to Online Engagement Tools by Firefly Partners. Do you recommend an online engagement tool not on the list? Nonprofit Communications Online Tools

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Social Media Networking: Gone Is The Luxury of Privacy

Diva Marketing Blog

Author and strategist Brian Solis' answer was an ah ha oh yes moment. -- "We’re forming incredibly vibrant and extensive networks around relationships and interests. We are building relationships and networks in very public forums. Online Ms.

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Social lipstick on a network pig: 4 ways your online efforts can go awry

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

If you decide that it’s finally time to take the social networking plunge (and if your audience includes people younger than 50 that’s probably the right answer ), there a few caveats you’ll want to keep in mind.

5 Ways to Build Online Authority Using Content Marketing - A Guest Post By Paul Chaney

Diva Marketing Blog

One of the biggest lessons I've learned in 12 years of blogging and being active in digital communities is real relationship can and do happen online. If you are lucky you get to take online offline. 5 Ways to Build Online Authority Using Content Marketing.

Picture this: 2012 online giving illustrated

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

At Network for Good, we found online giving once more on the rise in 2012. This Index builds on data and observations from The Online Giving Study , released in 2010, and is updated quarterly to provide timely snapshots of the state of charitable giving.

Update On Online Giving

The Agitator

In partnership with Network for Good, the Chronicle of Philanthropy provides a ‘data dashboard’ updated monthly that reports trends in online giving. The dashboard looks only at flows through the Network for Good platform, but that’s nearly two million donations over a rolling year to 31,295 nonprofits. So, not a bad picture of what’s happening online in the US. Fundraising analytics / data Online fundraising and marketing premium

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

Getting Attention

adults 65 and older are now online. Here’s the key finding: Once they’re online, seniors return frequently with 70% using the internet on a daily basis. 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. Of course online connections are an adjunct to face-to-face visits. Guidelines for Success with Online Seniors.

#SOCIALMEDIA: Rise Of Micro-Networks Might Reconfigure Social Outreach

Non Profit Marketing 360

Online social networking is all about the sharing, even sharing stuff you wished the rest of the world didn’t see. The opportunities for outreach are expanded exponentially through a social network like Twitter or a blogging site like Tumblr.

The evolution of the online donor

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Network for Good turns ten tomorrow and in honor of our anniversary, I wanted to thank you and all the wonderful people and organizations who’ve been a part of harnessing technology for social good. I also wanted to share how online donors have evolved over the past decade.

A Beginner's Guide to Online Fundraising & Marketing

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Want to make sense of social networks like Facebook? Join Network for Good's Jono Smith as he provides 10 tips for effective online fundraising and marketing -- even during this down economy. Prior to joining Network for Good, Jono spent eight years as the marketing director at SunGard Higher Education (formerly SCT and Campus Pipeline), helping colleges and universities in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East use online technologies to better serve their students.

Want People to Share Your Story? Stop Making It So Hard! Do This Instead.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Size the images properly for each network (Facebook and Twitter are a must…everything else is TBD based on your audience). Write social share text for every image, for every network, and keep it short! Nonprofit Communications Online Tools Social Networking Storytelling