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10 reasons you should be using RSS RIGHT NOW

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you know what RSS is? RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. I have a page where I keep all of my RSS feeds. Why should you use RSS feeds? If you’ve never used RSS before, don’t worry. Have you ever been completely overwhelmed by the internet? It’s like the best library in the world about everything you want to read and it’s always adding new books and it NEVER STOPS! I mean, talk about double-edged sword!

#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. The meaning of the acronym ‘ RSS ‘has been debated, but not hotly.

#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. RSS remains one of the great untapped resources of the internet, despite the fact it has been around since the mid-1990s.

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

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

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

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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.

Useful Marketing Questions from the Social Media Bible

Wild Woman Fundraising

social media acteva audacity event planning Levelator marketing questions mazarine treyz netvibes podcast rss bandit rss owl social media bible useful marketing tips vlogging webex webinar I’ve been reading this big silver book, the Social Media Bible, and it really has a comprehensive list of how you can market your business (or nonprofit) through social media.

How you can get out of a workaholic rut

Wild Woman Fundraising

Tags: Conflict Culture clash Finding a job Keeping a job Nonprofit Downturn Rank at Work anonymous bad boss blame cover letter get an RSS feed get out interview linkedin shame sleeping at work workaholic

#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.

#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.

The Social Round-Up


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).

Amy Sample Ward talks the Future of Fundraising Online and CSR

Wild Woman Fundraising

realtime web social media amy sample ward corporate social responsibility csr facebook future interview JustGiving listening dashboard mazarine treyz Mobile Donations netsquared online rss reader techsoup web 2.0What's next on the horizon for nonprofits fundraising online?

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.

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How to read this blog

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

To add this blog to another feed reader (we like Feedly ), use this RSS URL: [link]. Love reading this blog? Don’t miss out! For those of you reading this blog via Google Reader: Google Reader will be retired on July 1, 2013, which means you won’t be able to read your blog and news feeds through the Google Reader service after that date. We love our readers and want to make sure you stay in touch!

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.

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


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.

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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!

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Reader Questions: What are the best fundraising blogs & books?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Next, since you’re interested in nonprofits that recycle and reuse waste materials, I would make another tab that says “Recycle&# and put in RSS feeds for. , RSS your Google search for recycling technology.

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How to get tons more traffic for your nonprofit blog

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here’s a sample preview of my new book, The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media, that talks about this: How To Get Tons More Traffic for Your Website Using Commenting & RSS Feeds.

Twitter Search or Instagram Search: Which is Better for Business?

Diva Marketing Blog

Bill pioneered RSS advertising years ago and, despite his boyish good looks (which belie his clean Midwestern upbringing), is a long-time veteran of the social media marketing wars.

You’re a salesman. We all are. Or should be.

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

(Quick side note to those of you who subscribe to my blog via RSS or Feedblitz: Yesterday’s video didn’t render for you. I’m sorry it got blocked! If you didn’t get to see it, go here !). I am reading Daniel Pink ‘s new book, To Sell Is Human.

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A list of mobile apps that I use regularly

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Flipboard: I use this app to display hashtag streams, RSS feeds and specific Twitter lists in a visual, mobile friendly manner. Google Reader: This is where I keep and organize all the RSS feeds I subscribe to. I received a few emails recently asking me about my favourite mobile apps.

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.

11 ways to make your website more enchanting

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Show people how to find you on Facebook, Twitter, via RSS, via email, etc According to Guy Kawasaki , former Chief Evangelist of Apple, you need an enchanting website to pull people to your story.

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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.

Results of My Daily Blogging Experiment

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I provide this option in several places, including the subscription box and in a footer that goes out with the RSS feed. On January 3, 2011, I started a daily blogging experiment — and by “daily&# I actually meant business daily, Monday – Friday.

I Have a Bone to Pick About JWT's Trend Report Called 'Social Good'

Cause Related Marketing

‘ Social Good ,’ a white paper and research report from JWT , the marketing agency and division of WPP, has made a lot of appearances in my RSS reader since its release in September 2011 usually with some variation of a headline like ‘customers increasingly dubious about cause marketing.’

Marketing Beyond The Blog Buzz

Diva Marketing Blog

RSS allows content to be pulled by readers. Within the past week three people from three different industries (advertising, internal branding and higher education) asked me to contribute to posts they were writing about blogs. . Of course I was honored by their requests.

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Case Study: How to negotiate your nonprofit salary?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I had an RSS feed set up for nonprofit jobs, and when I saw this executive director job, I jumped on it and sent it to her. Have you been looking for a job a long time and just feel like giving up? Are you getting to the age when you are not interested in accepting $28,000 a year anymore?

Blogging Daily Starting Monday

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Of course, you can always subscribe to the RSS feed directly, too. I’ve decided to start blogging daily (or darn close) as of January 3, 2010. I’m giving it three months, and I’ll reevaluate then.

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Creating Website Content: What Do Your Visitors Really Want?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Integrate your real-time communications channels into your website, for example, by using Twitter or Facebook widgets or RSS feeds that bring the live conversation to your site. I originally wrote this article as a guest post on the Nonprofit Technology Network’s blog , but just realized I hadn’t shared it with you, so here it is! Your website is out there for all to see. You never know who’s going to end up visiting.

How I learn and stay up to date

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Of course, a ton of the reading I do now comes from the blogs, podcasts (ok, I know, that’s listening) and rss feeds I subscribe to, the links my community shares with me, the discussion forums I belong to and other forms of social media.

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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 is up and running! Fine Blog is now housed there. Thanks and I look forward to seeing you there! Social Media A. Fine Blog


Are you using social media to broadcast or engage?

Fundraising Coach

If I wanted SnagIt headlines, I’m sure I could’ve signed up for an RSS feed to have those pushed to me. Tweet About an hour ago, I tweeted a question about what to use for photo editing on my brand new Mac. Yep, looks like my PC died.

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. 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

Is your nonprofit career in danger?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Fact: Your job can be a wonderful place, but over 65% of Americans do not like their jobs. Even if you think you can just keep your head down and work hard to get promoted, only 33% of nonprofit executive level positions are filled from within.

Most Popular Articles of 2014: On Social Marketing and Social Change

Social Marketing and Social Change

But whether you are an email subscriber, get a RSS feed, follow new posts on social media (Twitter and LinkedIn), or are one of the searchers, we all share a passion for understanding and learning how to do good better.

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

Studio 501c



How Are Your Email Appeals Accessed?

The Agitator

I can see that 10% of our subscribers are following via Twitter (only 3% are using an RSS feed), and I presume most of those are using a mobile when they do. Sorry, no advice today! A question instead. I’ve just been reading a variety of articles (examples here and here ) about improving email performance in the commercial space.

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

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