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Submit Your Photos for the 2017 Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Jeanine Marlow, Director of Communications & Marketing at Cornerstone Preparatory Academy, submitted several great photos for the Trends Report. We are busy working on the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , but we need your help with photos.

How to Organize Your Nonprofit’s Photos

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We all know how valuable photos are to telling our nonprofit stories. How do you organize your photos so you can actually find what you need? So you know photos are important and you have found staff and volunteers to help document the great things that happen at your organization.

November Photo Challenge for Nonprofit Communications Pros #NPCommPix

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We co-host this fun photo-a-day challenge with BC/DC Ideas and encourage anyone who works in nonprofit communications (nonprofit staff, volunteers, consultants, whoever!) Just let the word of the day inspire you, post a photo with a caption, and include the #NPCommPix hashtag.

Nonprofit Communicators Photo-A-Day Challenge! #NPCommPix

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you spend much time at all on Instagram , you’ve seen those Photo-A-Day challenges. Dawn and I will be posting the photo prompt on Instagram and Twitter each day to keep you inspired (and so you can remember – we’re all crazy busy and it’s easy to forget).

Software to Help You Find Your Perfect Photos Instantly

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How to Coordinate a (Cheap) Successful Photo Shoot for Your Nonprofit Part II

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Yesterday, we published Part I of How to Coordinate a (Cheap) Successful Photo Shoot for Your Nonprofit by Marta Lindsey of TransForm. Today, she talks about how to make sure your photo shoot produces the results you want. Ensuring Good, Usable Photos . Marta Lindsey.

[PHOTOS] #12NTC is already incredible! Plus Volunteer Tips!

Wild Woman Fundraising

PHOTOS] #12NTC is already incredible! Extra Action Marching band @ #12NTC. The Extra Action marching band kicked it off at #12NTC. This is unlike any other conference I have ever been to. The Extra Action marching band? Lived up to its name? I got some extra action?

Nonprofit Communicators Photo-A-Day Challenge Is Back! #NPCommPix

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We are getting ready for the third edition of #NPCommPix. want to play along this time? It’s super easy and fun. Just look at the prompt for the day of the month and post a picture that’s related in some way – literal, metaphorical, whatever.

Enter the #WhyIVolunteer Photo Contest: Show Off Your Impact by Aug. 24

Getting Attention

So why not ask them to tell your story with their photos and videos? Entering is easy: Each volunteer entrant simply posts a photo of her volunteer work in action, and a one-sentence explanation of why she volunteers on VolunteerMatch’s Facebook or Pinterest pages, with the #WhyIVolunteer tag.

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A Simple Way To Get More Social Media Engagement This Holiday Season

J Campbell Social Marketing

Guidestar aims to celebrate the givers and the nonprofits they support through a photo campaign. Take a photo of yourself holding a sign that says, “#IGive4 [cause/motivation] [favorite charity].” Post your photo on Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr and use the hashtag #IGive4.

ISO Photos of Social Marketing and Social Change

Social Marketing and Social Change

All submissions will have to sign a release giving the publisher nonexclusive right to use the photos in any/all ways related to the book, in print or electronic, for no fee, and in foreign as well as domestic editions. Yes, this is a real offer to have your photo published in a social marketing and social change textbook AND receive a free copy of the book when it is available.

Revise Your.Org Facebook Page Now: Deadline March 30

Getting Attention

Large cover photo at top of page (851×315 pixels), which will take up about 70% of the vertical space of the top screen on your page. Larger photos and videos in your posts. Social Media facebook facebook brand page Facebook cover photo nonprofit marketing

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Cause Marketing Efforts in Support of Haitian Earthquake Relief

Cause Related Marketing

Tags: Mafia Wars Haiti Earthquake Bongos Cuban Cafe Gloria Estafan Farmville Zynga George Clooney American Red Cross Paper Culture World Vision World Food Programme Replay Photos

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Are They Ignoring Your Small Nonprofit on Facebook?

Social Media Bird Brain

Instagram small nonprofits Facebook Crowdsourcing photos content Via Hockenheim Slideshow on Trip Adviser The great move of 10 miles continues. While I am finishing cleaning, sorting, disposing, and more cleaning, here are some thoughts for you to chew on. Are They Ignoring Your Small Nonprofit on Facebook? Then maybe you need better content. Here are some ideas from Social Media Today on how you can get more engagement. Some of these we have talked about.

Free photo editing tools for nonprofits

ImpactMax

But lots of nonprofits don’t have the money to hire great photographers or buy Photoshop, so they end up using lacklustre photos or no photos at all. Quick and dirty photo enhancement: PICMONKEY. More advanced photo editing and manipulation: PIXLR. PIXLR.

Free tool of the week: Stock photos online

ImpactMax

What nonprofit isn’t hungry for great FREE photos for publications, online communications, and presentations? I blogged a while back about flickr’s Creative Commons licensed photos, which can be used free with proper credit given to the photographer. flickr/naixn.

Are You Using Boring Photos?

Mission Minded

A recent blog post by Katya Andresen reminded us of the power of a photo. Reporting on the research of Roger Dooley, Katya demonstrates that including a photo with your message can indeed make it more persuasive. Photos are certainly powerful—but not all photos are created equal. We see too many nonprofits breaking the basic [.]. Nonprofit communications

To Build Trust, Make Sure Your Photos Make Eye Contact With Your Donors

iMarketSmart

The post To Build Trust, Make Sure Your Photos Make Eye Contact With Your Donors appeared first on MarketSmart.

Free tool of the week: Tutorials on taking better photos

ImpactMax

But I also cautioned that those photos had better be good , or you really haven’t saved any money. Finally, check out 10 questions to ask yourself before you take the photo. And don’t forget to explore free online photo editing applications like Picasa, Piknik, and Gimp. flickr/turkguy0391.

No Piglets or Puppies (Part 1)

Getting Attention

Who can resist the cuteness of puppy photos like this one? But if your organization doesn’t have piglet or puppy photos to share (and that’s most of us), what can you do? Start by considering what makes such photos SO magnetic, then share some of that. Adorbable!

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50+ Nonprofit Instagram Accounts You Should Follow Right Now

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A photo posted by Catskill Animal Sanctuary (@catskill_animal_sanctuary) on Apr 11, 2015 at 12:06pm PDT. boyziimen #Nashville #musiccity A photo posted by Nashville Symphony (@nashvillesymphony) on Mar 19, 2015 at 2:15pm PDT. A photo posted by @dosomething on Feb 6, 2015 at 1:36pm PST.

Eye Candy—Digital Storytelling Challenge 2013

Getting Attention

I was thrilled to be invited to judge this year’s TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge and even more thrilled to see how many powerful videos, and photos (both stills and slide decks/photo series) were submitted. Pay special attention to the winning photo and photo series.

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10 Ways Nonprofits Can Succeed with Visual Marketing

J Campbell Social Marketing

photo credit: helgabj via photopin cc. Photos and videos should dominate the most prominent parts of your home page (and other website pages), not big blocks of text. Snap some photos of the volunteers, the back office, even clients if they are amenable.

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More Than Words: Why Visuals Are Critical in Pitching Your Story

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

After all, I don’t think it should surprise anyone who works in nonprofit communications that strong photos and videos are essential to getting attention. But there are a few things nonprofits can do to incorporate strong photos, graphics, and videos into their media-relations efforts.

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Easy Fundraising: Convert Home VHS Videos to DVDs and/or Digitize Old Family Photos

Fundraiser Ideas

You can offer to digitize family photos. Many families have boxes of developed family photos from before digital cameras became popular. If a printed photo is destroyed and the original film is not available, the photo is gone forever.

techsoup and flickr offer free online photo accounts to nonprofits

Studio 501c

One of the most popular online photo sharing services, Flickr , is partnering with TechSoup , a nonprofit that helps other nonprofits use technology, to offer 10,000 free premium Flickr accounts to nonprofit organizations. Flickr is also starting a new program, Flickr for Good, whereby it will highlight photos of "good works" depicted on Flickr. Conversely, the organization's Web site can stream Flickr photos.

CONFESSION: I Stink at Making Graphics. These Tools Make Me Look Like a Genius. 

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m getting better, but infographics and photo manipulation aren’t second nature to me. Hey, what’s the latest Facebook cover photo size? PicMonkey lets you crop, filter, fix, add text and frame photos right in your browser.

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Picture Perfect: 8 Free Stock Photography Websites for Nonprofits

EveryAction

Stock photos are a problem. On the one hand, they’re a great way to make your content more interesting and attractive by emphasizing a point, breaking up text, or just by helping you stand out from the crowd

Do Your Photos Tell a Good Story?

Mission Minded

Storybanking and Photobanking: Your Questions and Examples

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You get great stories and photos, but how do you organize them? Do you have an example you can share about how you manage stories and photos at your nonprofit? Our team is working on the creation of a new guide on nonprofit storybanking and photobanking.

15 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Instagram

J Campbell Social Marketing

With 100 million monthly active users and over 40 million photos uploaded per day, the photo-sharing site claims to gain a new follower every second. What types of photo garner the most engagement, the most likes, the most comments? They are taking photos.

Robotic Photo of the Inauguration

A. Fine Blog

The digital convergence can sometimes be breathtaking in what it produces. And if you think it only produces flashing, beeping, buzzing, chattering things, think again. David Bergman is a professional photography (sent to my by my hubby once again!). During the Inauguration he, “clamped a Gigapan Imager to the railing on the north media platform about [.].

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Luke Miller lists his favorite photos from stock photo sites because Clip Art is Terrible. I hope you had a great week! Let’s dive into some Mixed Links… The Nonprofit Blog Carnival is taking submissions for this month until April 25th.

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3 Surefire Communication Strategies to Follow Your Events

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A photo that showcases a highlight of your event. Photo galleries, for example, are a great way to engage donors. Active events like walkathons offer phenomenal photo opportunities, and supporters will be eager to tag themselves and their friends. Kerri Moore.

4 More Clever Ways to Improve Your Thank You Letters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Several digital photo apps let you turn your photos into instant postcards (see Postagram or Touchnote , for example). As we mentioned last week, first-time donor retention is a measly 19%. You can do so much better with just a few small changes.

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You Can Now Save Links On Facebook To Read Later – And It’s Awesome

J Campbell Social Marketing

I used to take screen shots of the post on mobile and then have to remember to check my photos later to find the information. Right now the Save feature only works for links to outside content, including video, and NOT individual status updates and photos.

Hashtags for Every Day of the Week (Nonprofit Edition)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A photo posted by Last Chance for Animals (@lc4a) on Jun 2, 2015 at 3:47pm PDT. A photo posted by RedRover (@redroverorg) on Jul 17, 2014 at 11:03am PDT. Photo: @gilllang. A photo posted by okczoo (@okczoo) on Apr 12, 2014 at 2:43pm PDT.

Unforgettable! (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Most importantly, the photo quickly and memorably conveys not only what MAMA does, but how—improving health through educating and supporting moms via mobile messages. That’s a tough concept to get in a flash, but this photo says it all.

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Use the New Facebook Changes to Their Advantage

J Campbell Social Marketing

In other words, a link post formatted properly (photo 1) will get you more likes, comments and shares than one with just a link and nothing else (photo 2). Photo 1 displays the way that Facebook now wants us to share links.

4 Ways To Set Yourself Apart With the New Twitter Layout

J Campbell Social Marketing

As more and more social networking sites move towards the Facebook Timeline look – think big cover photo and prominent profile picture – the importance of gathering and creating eye-catching visuals becomes even more important. 1) Showcase your organization with great photos.