#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.

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10 reasons you should be using RSS RIGHT NOW

Wild Woman Fundraising

Since a lot more people are jumping on the blogging bandwagon every day, and also, Twitter, and also, Tumblr and a whole bunch of other places, the level of noise is going to keep rising. 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? You can have twitter mention alerts when people write your keyword, helping you find new people to follow and converse with.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

What the Blog Settings offer that is worth emphasizing is the opportunity to connect your organization’s Twitter and Facebook accounts to your Tumblr blog. We don’t go into RSS in the video, but look at our previous coverage of the technology here and here.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

What the Blog Settings offer that is worth emphasizing is the opportunity to connect your organization’s Twitter and Facebook accounts to your Tumblr blog. We don’t go into RSS in the video, but look at our previous coverage of the technology here and here.

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). Buzz vs. Facebook vs. MySpace vs Twitter –Jeremiah Owyang does it again and offers a strong breakdown of these four platforms.

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#HOWTO: Efficiently Monitor Your Organization’s Busy Social Networks

Non Profit Marketing 360

Like any such dashboards, you can sign into a number of the more popular social-media systems ( Facebook , Twitter , Google+ , LinkedIn , FourSquare …) and monitor them all in one place. The free level of service offers users up to five accounts (and a couple of RSS feeds!)

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Sweat The Details, But Focus On The Big Picture

Non Profit Marketing 360

Conversationalists, who keep fairly regular track of their Twitter/Facebook accounts, make up about 33%. Collectors, who, well, collect RSS feeds, tag online photos, cast votes, etc., In cyberspace, no one need hear you scream.

Setting Up a Social Media Listening Dashboard

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Sure, you can spend all day logging into and searching Twitter and Facebook and Google to see what’s happening, but why not have all of that data sent to you automatically instead? I pull in RSS feeds from the various websites that contain information relating to our mission.

#HOWTO: Create A Tumblr Account And Why It Might Replace Your Blog

Non Profit Marketing 360

Facebook and Twitter seem to rule the net, but FourSquare and StumbleUpon are out there too, and many are wrestling with developing a presence on Google+. Think of it as some of the most accessible features of Microsoft Word linked to the wide reach of Twitter with some of the under-the-hood muscle of a full-fledged website if you want to get your hands dirty. And Tumblr will tap into your Facebook and Twitter accounts automatically – cutting down on time and effort.

#HOWTO: Efficiently Monitor Your Organization’s Busy Social Networks

Non Profit Marketing 360

Like any such dashboards, you can sign into a number of the more popular social-media systems ( Facebook , Twitter , Google+ , LinkedIn , FourSquare …) and monitor them all in one place. The free level of service offers users up to five accounts (and a couple of RSS feeds!)

#Interview: Mike Kujawski, VP at the Centre of Excellence for Public Sector Marketing, Blogger & Speaker on Social Media

Non Profit Marketing 360

For example, through RSS , my blog content is pulled onto GOVLOOP (a social network for government) where government focused posts get much more discussion than on my actual blog. Then there’s a whole separate discussion on the Twitter channel and now Google +.

Resources For Issues Concerning Older Americans

Non Profit Marketing 360

If reading or writing blogs is not your level of commitment yet, Changing Aging can be followed via Twitter, Facebook, RSS Feed, and its YouTube channel , where individual contributors and professional associations have posted materials across a broad range of topics and experiences. Numerous resources are available online and in print for information about elder care, aging, homes for older Americans, etc.

Nuggets of Social Change–Round 2

SocialButterfly

Twitter is the Oxford Dictionary’s 2009 Word of the Year. Not only are good news items coming up, but I’ve also expanded my RSS reader with some blogs I encourage you to get to know: Social Herder : If you don’t know Will Robinson, you might want to.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Jennifer Starkey

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

With our Commencement coming up, I created some graphics counting down to the event and scheduled them on Twitter. We’re able to help pitch speakers to the media or just make sure that we’re publicizing things via Twitter. Jennifer Starkey.

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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Social Media for Nonprofits @ the Carnival

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You’ll find posts related to how nonprofits are using all the major social networks (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter) and more. Switch to an RSS feed reader like Google Reader and you can subscribe to this blog and others, without clogging your inbox.

To Tweet or Not to Tweet

A Small Change

What is Twitter? Twitter allows people to communicate with large audiences about big and little things important to them or to their nonprofit. Twitter is one of those social marketing tools that everyone is always talking about but is it of much value? I started using Twitter a number of months ago but didn’t really understand it. Great way to keep a constituency informed of news articles, posts, and other information (connect to your RSS feeds).

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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.

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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.

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Free Buzz monitoring Tools

Search Marketing for Nonprofits

Social Mention - searches across a variety of social media sources , including Google blog search, Twitter, Delicious, FriendFeed, Flickr, Digg, YouTube. You can also set up RSS feeds and email alerts. Tags: Flickr MySpace Social media marketing YouTube facebook twitter buzz buzz monitoring online monitoring social media analytics social media monitoring I wanted to share with everyone the buzz monitoring tools I’ve discovered and think are useful.

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My 2010 Goals for Selfishgiving.com

Selfish Giving

This year blogging took a back seat to Facebook , Twitter and Linkedin. Twitter is the best of the bunch. On Twitter I finally found a community that talked back to me and followed my tweets back to my blog where the conversation continued. I’m never giving up Twitter.

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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.&#. If you are still unsure what Twitter is all about (or just want a good laugh about it), Susan Young at Ragan’s PR Daily lays it out in picture form in “ The 4 Stages of Understanding Twitter.&#.

Online Marketing Terms in Plain English

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Forwarding someone else’s tweet (an update on Twitter) to your own Twitter followers. 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.

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.

How to get tons more traffic for your nonprofit blog

Wild Woman Fundraising

As of this writing, I have 21,000 monthly readers, 1,100 enewsletter subscribers, 3,000 twitter followers, and 500+ LinkedIn followers. Mazarine Treyz, with The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising and The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media.

2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Fundraising Coach

To see the conference’s Twitter stream, simply search Twitter for the hashtag #09NTC. Take twitter - who cares what you are eating, but look how people are using it now! I highly recommend you adding her RSS feed to your blog reader.). You can also follow the comments throughout the day on the Twitter search for #09NTC. Engage Events Samples & Tools nonprofit marketing social media twitter

A list of mobile apps that I use regularly

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

The Native Apps of Social Media Sites I Use: These currently include: YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ (still lagging on this last one). HootSuite: This is my main mobile monitoring and publishing dashboard (primarily for Twitter).

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Blogging Daily Starting Monday

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Twitter , Facebook ). If email isn’t your thing, follow me on Twitter and/or Facebook where the blog posts also appear usually within an hour of posting. Of course, you can always subscribe to the RSS feed directly, too.

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

Fundraiser Ideas

Lots of parents simply don’t understand Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or other mainstream web technologies. A Twitter guide. 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. Some would also like to understand how to text or text more efficiently (using T9, for instance) and become more familiar with texting abbreviations.

Best First Step into Social Media -- Monitoring Your Nonprofit's Reputation and Issues

Getting Attention

Here's the problem we were helping participants to solve: The daily volume of content and conversations created in social media channels – blogs, Facebook, Twitter and more – is huge, and growing exponentially. What to listen for and best free listening tools : 1) Google Alerts and RSS feeds (searches blogs, websites) for keywords (org name and URL, issues, leadership names, competitive/colleague org names); 2) Twitter search.

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Trio of Online Marketing Webinars Coming in Feb. - Reserve Your Spot Now

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Should you be on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or some other site du jour? Switch to an RSS feed reader like Google Reader and you can subscribe to this blog and others, without clogging your inbox. Looking for an online marketing crash course for your nonprofit?

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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.

Your Three Words for 2010? Here Are Mine.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I have a too-long to-do list, waaaay too many feeds in my RSS reader, Twitter and Facebook friends whose updates I never see, and four racks of files sitting on my desk. The first week of a new year is always one of my favorites. there is something so hopeful and fresh about it.

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Some Golden Nuggets of Social Change

SocialButterfly

On someone’s Twitter list and you don’t want to be? Share Valerie Maltoni’s free e-book, Twittertales , a collection of Twitter success stories.

Do you want more attention for your cause? Order My New Book: The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media

Wild Woman Fundraising

How about how to get more Twitter followers, FAST? It’s about Twitter. If you want to learn: How to get donations from all over the world, How to stay private online and in social media, How to get 21,000 monthly readers, How to get 3K Twitter followers and.

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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. Twitter referrals increased 149% and Facebook referrals increased 138%. Twitter referrals increased 275% and Facebook referrals increased 160%.

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.

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What Creates a Revolution?

SocialButterfly

Today, I was skimming through my RSS feeds and one of my favorites had an update: Mike Kujawski’s Public Sector 2.0 Camp conversations (if you can’t physically attend the gathering coming up soon at the end of MArch) on Twitter too.

U.S. gets a new President, White House launches new web site & blog…

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Today’s Presidential Inauguration Ceremony was not only attended in person by over 2 Million people (the most to date), but also set unprecedented records for LIVE video streaming viewership and online discussion (just track hashtag #inaug09 on Twitter ).

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Get the most out of Facebook

Fundraising Coach

Twitter App - This app automatically re-posts your tweets in your Facebook Page status. A big time-saver, but a potential bother to your connections if you use Twitter a lot, or if you tweet about topics that aren’t related to your Page.