#HOWTO: Tumblr & RSS Feeds – How Do They Work Together?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Last week we promised to discuss the connection that can be made between your nonprofit’s Tumblr site and RSS Readers around the world. Thus far in this series we have focused on the Tumblr side of things, but today it might be of greater value to focus on RSS, what it is and how it can be used as a means to keep your audiences fully up-to-date with your work. The meaning of the acronym ‘ RSS ‘has been debated, but not hotly.

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#TECH: RSS Readers To Help Save Time & Sort Out News & Emails

Non Profit Marketing 360

We continued our series on Tumblr yesterday with some guidance to get your nonprofit’s blog out via an RSS feed that allows people to subscribe to your site. The great aspect of setting an RSS feed for your organization’s blog is that you encourage people to subscribe to your feed, then outreach to your supporters is automatic. RSS remains one of the great untapped resources of the internet, despite the fact it has been around since the mid-1990s.

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Coolest Tutorial on RSS

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Thanks to The Artful Manager for pointing me to a site that has the coolest tutorials on RSS, blogs, social networking, etc

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take note of these clear and quick explanations on how to use rss and wikis

Studio 501c

Thanks to Dissident , a delightful blog discovery, I've also discovered the Common Craft Show and two video presentations -- the best I've ever seen for newbies on using RSS and Wikis. Click To Play RSS in Plain English by Common Craft. COMMUNICATIONS COOL TOOLS EMAIL PRODUCTIVITY RSS STUDIO 501C SMART PICKS WEB Bloglines Common_Craft Dissident Google_Reader My_Yahoo net2 Netsquared Newsgator nonprofit nptech PBwiki RSS social_media Wetpaint wikis wikispaces

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take note of these clear and quick explanations on how to use rss and wikis

Studio 501c

Thanks to Dissident , a delightful blog discovery, I've also discovered the Common Craft Show and two video presentations -- the best I've ever seen for newbies on using RSS and Wikis. Click To Play RSS in Plain English by Common Craft. Tags: COMMUNICATIONS COOL TOOLS EMAIL PRODUCTIVITY RSS STUDIO 501C SMART PICKS WEB Bloglines Common_Craft Dissident Google_Reader My_Yahoo net2 Netsquared Newsgator nonprofit nptech PBwiki RSS social_media Wetpaint wikis wikispaces

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e-newsletters better than web site or RSS for building relationships, study suggests

Studio 501c

Any nonprofit interested in effective online communication should check out the executive summary of a fascinating study -- by the highly regarded Nielsen Norman group -- on e-mail newsletters , how to make them user friendly, and their value compared to web sites and RSS (also known as web feeds or news feeds). On e-newsletters vs RSS (web feeds): "Feeds are a cold medium in comparison with email newsletters. BRANDING COMMUNICATIONS EMAIL FUNDRAISING MARKETING RSS WEB

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e-newsletters better than web site or RSS for building relationships, study suggests

Studio 501c

Any nonprofit interested in effective online communication should check out the executive summary of a fascinating study -- by the highly regarded Nielsen Norman group -- on e-mail newsletters , how to make them user friendly, and their value compared to web sites and RSS (also known as web feeds or news feeds). On e-newsletters vs RSS (web feeds): "Feeds are a cold medium in comparison with email newsletters.

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#HOWTO: Set Up Your Tumblr Blog’s Settings & Connect To Twitter/Facebook

Non Profit Marketing 360

One of the topics noted in today’s video is the opportunity to link your blog to an RSS ( Really Simple Syndication ) Feed, which allows users to peruse your headlines whenever one is added or edited on your site. We don’t go into RSS in the video, but look at our previous coverage of the technology here and here. We continue our video series on setting up your nonprofit’s Tumblr blog account with a look at the two Dashboards within your account.

#HOWTO: Set Up Your Tumblr Blog’s Settings & Connect To Twitter/Facebook

Non Profit Marketing 360

One of the topics noted in today’s video is the opportunity to link your blog to an RSS ( Really Simple Syndication ) Feed, which allows users to peruse your headlines whenever one is added or edited on your site. We don’t go into RSS in the video, but look at our previous coverage of the technology here and here. We continue our video series on setting up your nonprofit’s Tumblr blog account with a look at the two Dashboards within your account.

The Social Round-Up

SocialButterfly

Now that I’ve finally switched my RSS reader from Bloglines to Google Reader, I find myself there a lot more–even more so than Twitter (gasp). Tags: The Bulletin authenticity behavior buzz corporate social responsibility CSR design thinking E-Readers facebook Google Reader Mobile Marketing philanthropy RSS RSS reader social change social communications social investing Social Marketing Social Media social platforms Tablets TED twitter

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free guide is a handy tool for nonprofit public relations

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Essentials would be just as helpful to nontechies in nonprofits who want to learn how to interact with external audiences through social bookmarking, RSS, blogs, podcasts, and more. Tags: BLOGGING COMMUNICATIONS COOL TOOLS MARKETING RSS WEB Via Steve Rubel, here's a succinct, free 30-page guide from PR firm Shift Communications on how to use the Web for public relations. Written for PR specialists, PR 2.0

free guide is a handy tool for nonprofit public relations

Studio 501c

Essentials would be just as helpful to nontechies in nonprofits who want to learn how to interact with external audiences through social bookmarking, RSS, blogs, podcasts, and more. BLOGGING COMMUNICATIONS COOL TOOLS MARKETING RSS WEBVia Steve Rubel, here's a succinct, free 30-page guide from PR firm Shift Communications on how to use the Web for public relations. Written for PR specialists, PR 2.0

series offers an excellent overview of web trends and tools for nonprofits

Studio 501c

BLOGGING COMMUNICATIONS EMAIL FUNDRAISING MARKETING NEWSLETTERS PHILANTHROPY RSS WEB facebook myspace net2 netsquared nonprofit webA recent series from the popular Read/WriteWeb blog provides a great overview of best practices and resources for nonprofits in using the web, including Facebook and MySpace. I couldn't find links to all of the articles listed in one place, so I've gathered them below.

series offers an excellent overview of web trends and tools for nonprofits

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Tags: BLOGGING COMMUNICATIONS EMAIL FUNDRAISING MARKETING NEWSLETTERS PHILANTHROPY RSS WEB facebook myspace net2 netsquared nonprofit web

3 posts = a great primer on blogging and web communications for nonprofits

Studio 501c

BLOGGING BRANDING COMMUNICATIONS EMAIL FUNDRAISING MARKETING RSS WEBTwo of my favorite bloggers recently published posts that, together, provide a great overview of the importance and potential of web-based communications for 501c3s. These articles would be good to share with an executive director or team that is beginning to explore how to use the web to build relationships with donors, volunteers, clients, members, and other stakeholders.

3 posts = a great primer on blogging and web communications for nonprofits

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Setting Up a Social Media Listening Dashboard

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I pull in RSS feeds from the various websites that contain information relating to our mission. I created Twitter searches and then grabbed the RSS feed for those terms, and made a tab in my dashboard for Twitter mentions and lists of relevant topics to my organization happening within Twitter. I use the same RSS concept to pull in Flickr alerts, Myspace and Facebook.

report compiles good blogging advice for businesses and nonprofits; as always, beware of absolute truths

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Now that readers can elect to automatically receive new blog posts via email and RSS (news feeds), the promise of a new post daily is not necessary to lure readers, and the volume of daily posts can overwhelm readers and bloggers both. -- "Participation is essential in the blogosphere. BLOGGING COMMUNICATIONS EMAIL MARKETING RSS WEBA University of Massachusetts marketing professor has published an interesting report based on a survey of bloggers.

report compiles good blogging advice for businesses and nonprofits; as always, beware of absolute truths

Studio 501c

Now that readers can elect to automatically receive new blog posts via email and RSS (news feeds), the promise of a new post daily is not necessary to lure readers, and the volume of daily posts can overwhelm readers and bloggers both. -- "Participation is essential in the blogosphere. Tags: BLOGGING COMMUNICATIONS EMAIL MARKETING RSS WEB A University of Massachusetts marketing professor has published an interesting report based on a survey of bloggers.

Have Nonprofit Marketing Questions? Ask Now, Get Answers Live

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Switch to an RSS feed reader like Google Reader and you can subscribe to this blog and others, without clogging your inbox. I’ll be answering questions live from 1:00 - 1:30 pm Eastern time today. Are you reading this in your email box?

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Free tool of the week: CommonCraft tutorials on social media tools

ImpactMax

The videos include: RSS, social media, social networking, social bookmarking, online photo sharing, blogs, podcasting, twitter, and wikis. flickr/dorineruter. Need to introduce your staff or anyone else to social media tools? CommonCraft offers a set of nine very short (3-4 minutes each) beautifully simple YouTube tutorials in plain English that appeal to even the least experienced among us. They really are small works of genius.

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The future of online fundraising

The Nonprofit Consultant

But with proper use of tagging, RSS, etc., Tags: tags tagging online Nonprofit RSS internet feeds future websites web fundraising ePhilanthropy I received an email from a college student asking if he could interview me about ePhilanthropy and the future of online fundraising. The questions gave me an opportunity to think creatively about the application of some web 2.0 concepts, such as tagging and feeds, and how they can improve our practices. His questions and my answers follow.

Cause Marketing Wiki

Cause Related Marketing

For about eight years now I’ve been collecting all the cause marketing I come across in a database, mainly expressed as advertising creative.Alden Keene and Associates now has a database of more than 1,500 cause marketing examples.The problem, of course, is that while I probably see more cause marketing than the average person on the street, even with RSS feeds and Google Alerts, I almost.

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Get the Right Story to the Right Journalist: Media Relations Success

Getting Attention

Media relations tools from press releases and op-eds to online pitch services such as ProfNet and HARO, RSS feeds, and video. So many organizations I follow or work with have become strong and savvy communicators. It’s thrilling to see nonprofits like yours put communications to work effectively despite time, talent, and budget constraints. . However, there’s one communications method that remains poorly utilized by most organizations—media relations.

Pew Hispanic Center

The Agitator

You can also sign up for email updates or an RSS feed. If your nonprofit sees Hispanics in its future (or present) — whether for fundraising, communications or program delivery — you should take a look at the demographic profiling, survey data and other resources located at the Pew Hispanic Center. Excellent resource. charities latinos nonprofits research

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Secret Mix For Social Media

The Agitator

At the end of each week Tom and I review the unused goodies that have piled up in our mailboxes from our RSS feeds, Google Alerts and our global network of Agitator correspondents. Then, after saving the gems, we hit the delete button. Last night, in the course of this ritual, I came across a piece from Target Marketing titled What’s the Secret Mix for Social Media Success? I removed my finger from the ‘delete’ button and decided to turn it into a post.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Jennifer Starkey

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

– I eat lunch at my desk and read a lot of news – I use Feedly and I have a ton of RSS feeds going into the account so I can easily stay up-to-date on what is happening. I follow fun news sites like Gawker and Jezebel, industry sites like Inside Higher Ed and the Chronicle of Higher Education along with other RSS accounts on campus like the student newspaper The Journal, our athletics department and the departmental news feed. Jennifer Starkey.

If This Then That. When Google isn’t enough…

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

IF –>Point at the website/social media platform/search query/ rss feed you are referring to and specify a trigger. THEN –> Indicate what action you want to take place specific to the website/social media platform/search query/ rss feed you select. We all know “googling” things in 2013 is ubiquitous. Once you throw in Bing, Yahoo, and the multitude of niche search engines you get roughly 92% of the world’s on-line population of 2.3

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New Home for A. Fine Blog

A. Fine Blog

Please reset your RSS feed. Exciting news this morning (at least to me!) my new website at www.allisonfine.com is up and running! Fine Blog is now housed there. Thanks and I look forward to seeing you there! Social Media A. Fine Blog

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To Tweet or Not to Tweet

A Small Change

Great way to keep a constituency informed of news articles, posts, and other information (connect to your RSS feeds). What is Twitter? I think of it as the electronic version of talking to your neighbors from your back porch. The difference is that your neighbors can be anywhere in the world. Twitter allows people to communicate with large audiences about big and little things important to them or to their nonprofit.

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Social Media for Nonprofits @ the Carnival

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Switch to an RSS feed reader like Google Reader and you can subscribe to this blog and others, without clogging your inbox. The latest edition of the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants is now available at The Feed by The Hatcher Group. You’ll find posts related to how nonprofits are using all the major social networks (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter) and more.

Challenge: Can You Name Two Blogs That Get You To Think?

SocialButterfly

This way, we can give our RSS readers a refresh for 2011. Sometimes, direct instruction is helpful. Like when learning how to cook or change a flat tire. But when it comes to learning about social change, I learn best from those that challenge me to think. This includes blogs. Last night, Debra Askanase of Community Organizer 2.0 tweeted that she was working on a blog post highlighting blogs to read in 2011. In her tweet, she asked for people to share their own recommendations.

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Statistics Canada has launched a Census Forum

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

no rss feed), it has all the elements from a “strategic web 2.0″ A fellow business contact of mine, William Dore, recently pointed me towards a new Census Dissemination Discussion Forum that has been created by Statistics Canada. Essentially it is an open forum for people to post questions about the 2011 Census. Discussion topics are broken down into multiple categories and feature unique publicly accessible commenting ability. While it’s not “technically&# a web 2.0

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Online Marketing Terms in Plain English

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Readers of these types of sites subscribe and then receive updates to their RSS reader or email box, instead of having to check all the different sites all the time. I came across 17 Email Marketing Terms Every Business Should Know last week and it’s a nice summary written in plain English. We included a plain English glossary of online marketing terms at the back of The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause (Amazon).

Seven Simple Steps Cause Marketers Should Take Before the End of the Year

Cause Related Marketing

Create a Cause Marketing RSS Feed. Think of RSS as feedstock for your swipe file. The end of the year is fast approaching and with it your final opportunity to improve yourself as a cause marketer. Here are seven simple-steps you could do in the next 30 minutes to improve your cause marketing career before year end. Make an Appointment for Early 2012 with Your Opposite Number at the Charity or Sponsor.

New Voices: Nonprofit Marketing and Communications Bloggers to Watch

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I can’t tell you how many times in the last year I’ve heard someone explaining to a newbie how to use an RSS reader for online/social media listening, only to quickly follow it with, “But I don’t really use mine anymore, because I subscribed to too many feeds and am overwhelmed.&# Not exactly the greatest endorsement for RSS readers.

How the New York Botanical Garden Uses Tumblr to Delight Their Fans

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" And then you can hook your Tumblr into your Twitter (using an rss-feed reader like TwitFeed), and boom, your message goes out on Twitter too. . Another thing I have done is to link our blog's RSS feed into our Tumblr. There are many ways to leverage social media to showcase your nonprofit’s unique personality and point of view.

Mixed Links on Nonprofit Marketing and Communications

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Joanne Fritz shares “ How I Juggle 140 Feeds on My RSS Reader.&#. Welcome to the weekend and the latest edition of Mixed Links, our weekly roundup of good stuff you don’t want to miss. February’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival is up! Sandra Sims has compiled all the posts from this month’s topic: Nonprofit Jobs. Check out Bloggers Take on Nonprofit Jobs for different perspectives from those just starting out to industry experts.

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Nonprofit Tech - How, When, Why, and What to Consider

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Switch to an RSS feed reader like Google Reader and you can subscribe to this blog and others, without clogging your inbox. Rebecca Leaman (aka Curious Apricot) at the Wild Apricot Blog has posted the latest edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival , with a nonprofit technology theme. Here it is.

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Happy New Years

A Small Change

If you subscribe via my rss feed or email, I would really appreciate if you’d take 20 seconds and visit the website to take a short survey or post a comment regarding any feedback about topics or articles you’d like to see.). I wanted to take this time to thank all of my regular readers for another great year. It has been a joy to hear from you over email and through comments. I have really enjoyed learning from you about your incredible work in fundraising.

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75 Summer All-Access Passes for $75 - Get Yours While You Can!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Switch to an RSS feed reader like Google Reader and you can subscribe to this blog and others, without clogging your inbox. From right now until they are gone, I’m offering a special Summer All-Access Pass to Nonprofit Marketing Guide. You’ll get all the same stuff that you’d get with the regular All-Access Pass for less money (23% less to be exact).

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Easy Fundraising: Teach a Social Media and Social Networking Class for Parents

Fundraiser Ideas

An RSS guide. This is great high school fundraiser and a creative fundraising idea. You can easily teach a social media class for adults who would like to become more familiar with these technologies. Lots of parents simply don’t understand Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or other mainstream web technologies. Some would also like to understand how to text or text more efficiently (using T9, for instance) and become more familiar with texting abbreviations.

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How to Know It’s Time to Fire Your PR Group

Cause Related Marketing

I get press releases from this wire service as a RSS feed. The most common way to activate or promote your cause marketing campaign is via public relations. If your firm has complications like multiple locations doing the same cause marketing promotion at the same time then your PR crew has a responsibility to step up their game. Here’s what happened instead from the franchisor of SIGNARAMA, the world’s largest sign franchise with nearly 900 locations in 50 countries.

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