Most Important Social Media Sites to Nonprofits in 2015

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We asked you to put eight social networks in “order of importance to your nonprofit’s communications strategy in 2015.” While Facebook is still in the lead, other social networks are gaining ground. Nonprofit Communications Social Networking Trends

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5 Reasons to Get Excited About Social Media Day

J Campbell Social Marketing

Social Media Day is almost here, and you should be just as I excited as I am! Here are just 5 reasons: 1) Social media has completely revolutionized communications. 2) Social media isn’t just for young people anymore. 3) You can do social – even Snapchat !

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Data on the Safety of Health Social Network Sites

Social Marketing and Social Change

Everyone has an opinion about the veracity, safety and privacy of health information on social network sites (SNS); now we have some data. Seven of the sites were hosted by for-profit entities and 3 belonged to professional organizations. eHealth Health Care Social Media

No Nonprofits – You Aren’t Posting Enough On Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

A common question that I receive from nonprofits on social media: How often should we post on Facebook/tweet on Twitter/post on Instagram/share on LinkedIn, etc.? . To truly understand why, you need to understand how social media (especially Facebook) work.

Demographics of Social Network Site Users - 2013

Social Marketing and Social Change

The rise in the use of social network sites (SNS) among internet users over the past 7 years has been dramatic. The popularity of SNS sites seems to be plateauing, and even declining slightly, among all age groups. Social network sites: Definition, history and scholarship.

Nonprofits, are you still doubting the power of social media?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Still doubting the power of social media? Pinterest users are active with almost a quarter of users visiting the site once per day; A staggering 100 hours of video is uploaded per minute to YouTube, which is also the #2 search engine – figure out how to incorporate video into your nonprofit marketing and fundraising strategy! The post Nonprofits, are you still doubting the power of social media? appeared first on J Campbell Social Marketing.

Politics On Social Net Sites

The Agitator

Pew Research has just published findings on social nets and political activities. Here are some key findings: 36% of social networking site (SNS) users say the sites are “very important” or “somewhat important” to them in keeping up with political news. 26% of SNS users say the sites are “very important” or “somewhat important” to them in recruiting people to get involved in political issues that matter to them. pew internet project politics social networking

Politics On Social Net Sites

The Agitator

Pew Research has just published findings on social nets and political activities. Here are some key findings: 36% of social networking site (SNS) users say the sites are “very important” or “somewhat important” to them in keeping up with political news. 26% of SNS users say the sites are “very important” or “somewhat important” to them in recruiting people to get involved in political issues that matter to them. pew internet project politics social networking

6 Reasons Your Nonprofit May Not Be Ready For Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

If you read this blog, you know that I feel strongly about the potential of social media and digital tools to transform the ways that nonprofits communicate with donors and supporters. Nonprofits are jumping on social channels in greater numbers.

What #SaveMarketBasket Can Teach Nonprofits About Social Media & Inspiring Passion

J Campbell Social Marketing

Once the story started receiving national attention, social media channels were all a-buzz. What can this grassroots-turned-national social media campaign teach nonprofits about using social media and inspiring passion in supporters?

10 Types of Social Media Posts Every Nonprofit Should Be Sending

J Campbell Social Marketing

If the answers to these questions are ambiguous, vague, or nonexistent, it may be time to rethink your nonprofit’s social media strategy. Thankfully, we’ve got a quick guide to the types of social media posts you should be sharing with your supporters. Guest blog by Adam Weinger.

Healthcare Social Media Review #41: Tapping into Visual Storytelling

SocialButterfly

How can visual media bring healthcare social media to life? This edition of the Healthcare Social Media (HCSM) Review explores visual storytelling. I keep a Pinterest board of inspirational models to help spark new and evolved applications of social media for good.

Go Beyond The Thermometer On Your Peer to Peer Site

Blue Sky Collaborative

The most common element of peer to peer event and fundraising sites is the home page thermometer displaying the fundraising goal of the event and the amount of money raised to date. Bikeathon software Bikeathons Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Social Media and Nonprofits Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Triathlon Fundraising Software Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons

Social media definitions, categories, and top tools of 2016

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I was recently asked by a client to update an informational section on their website that dealt with the basics of the current social media landscape. While reviewing some of the existing definitions and beginner resources on the web, I noticed that quite a few could use an update based on how rapidly the social space has evolved over the last few years alone. Social Media tools and applications continue to grow in both popularity and usage. Top Social Media Tools.

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Confusion Surrounding Social Media Monitoring

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Here are some verbatim responses I often get when asking public servants the following question: “Have you ever monitored social media while at work?” Others still (usually full-time positions) may be hardcore social media monitoring analysts tracking and analysing sentiment, influencers and discussion levels across various social platforms, etc… Everyone has a role to play in this.

Six Ways Social Media Has Affected Nonprofit Newsletters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week, I asked for your thoughts on how your newsletter has changed , including how your organization’s use of social media has affected your newsletter, whether print or online. ” “We use social media to share more frequent updates than in our newsletter.

Social Media Storytelling for Nonprofits

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Pairing your nonprofit storytelling with social media is a smart tactic for engaging supporters and inspiring them to take action. Here ''s why it works : It''s d ynamic: Social media makes it easy to combine text, photos, video and interactive elements to tell a richer story than just words alone. It puts stories f ront and center: For many, social media is part of a daily routine. Sharing your stories through social channels helps your stay top of mind with supporters.

When your employees go too far on social media…

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I recently did some work for a client that involved looking into recent Canadian legal cases dealing with employees that have been either fired or reprimanded for their conduct on social media platforms.

Setting Up a Social Media Listening Dashboard

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

One very popular use of the dashboard concept is to monitor social media conversations about your organizations and issues. It saves me an incredible amount of time when the info comes to me instead of me trying to locate it on each individual site.

Is Google keeping people off your site?

Fundraising Coach

I just Googled “ How social should personal media be? &# to find an image on my site. I moused over my post and *pop* – there was the image of my site. Is Google keeping people off your site? Is this keeping people off your site? Have you seen this?

Which Group Buying Site is Best for Cause Marketing?

Selfish Giving

Frank Barry had a wonderful post last week over at Mashable on seven group buying sites using daily deals to give back. But all daily deal sites are not ideal for your cause marketing business plan. Goodtwo is like the sites I and many others use for our email newsletters (e.g.

Social Media Q & A

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A flurry of questions came in at the end of today’s webinar on Writing for Social Media, so I’m going to try to quickly answer a bunch of them here. If it is on a separate domain, than frequent linking back to the main site is important.

Charity: Water versus Water.org and the Tide of Social Media Storytelling (#npcomm Showdown)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Contributing writer Antionette Kerr is back with another edition, this time on social media storytelling and some bonus tips on Snapchat. Most of the images were previously shared on some other form of social media. . Nonprofit Communications Showdown Social Networking Storytelling

Health Care Social Media Review #30: The Research Edition

SocialButterfly

Where do you turn for the latest research on the impact and influence of social media? This edition of the Health Care Social Media Review (HCSM) provides the latest research your fellow colleagues are studying by highlighting social media research and related resources.

How to measure ROI of social media? Book Review: Measuring The Networked Nonprofit

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you want to do social media for your nonprofit? How can you measure ROI on social media for your nonprofit? There are ways to show the ROI of various social media efforts, such as, for example, showing that social media increased donations.

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Time For Social Media

Social Media Bird Brain

NonProfit Tech for Good has excerpted part of their Mobile for Good book on their site to talk about what kind of time social media requires for successful fundraising (read the piece here). investment nonprofit tech for good small NGO Small nonprofit social media time Naturally, the first thing that jumped out at me is that there was no discussion of what a small nonprofit should do, just medium and large nonprofits. The second thing I noticed is that they recommend a.

Are you as “social” as other nonprofits?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

While nonprofits may be behind the curve in some matters, we’ve done a swift job of adopting social media. And 80% of nonprofits on Facebook reported posting on the site multiple times per week, vs. 66% of small businesses,” says eMarketer.

21 Social Media Tips for Nonprofits from Top Experts

Fundraising Coach

And I love social media. But nonprofits don’t always “get” social media. Use Social Media for New Work. “Like most businesses, non-profits tend to look at social media as a money-first or money-only channel. Use Social Media Year Round.

Quick Takeaways from the Pew Social Media Report

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

The folks at the Pew Research Center recently published updates to their Social Media Report. It comes as no surprise that 71% of all online adults are on Facebook, which also sees 70% of users engaging with the site at least daily. More older adults adopting social networks.

How to Create a Nonprofit Social Media Toolkit for Your Online Fundraising Campaign

J Campbell Social Marketing

Using the power and potential of social media in your online fundraising campaign is essential. If you provide your biggest supporters and ambassadors with social media resources that they can use to spread the word about your campaign, chances are that you will reap the benefits!

Call for Submissions: Health Care Social Media Review #41

SocialButterfly

How can we harness the power of visual storytelling in healthcare social media? Share storytelling techniques and strategies that may be applicable to health care social media. 65% of the American population are visual learners. You may want to read that a second time.

Four Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Social Media Use

Social Media Bird Brain

So Amy Poehler hates selfies and Tina Fey thinks social media is boring. Likely you don''t completely agree with them, or you wouldn''t be on a site about how to use social media. Facebook goals Instagram metrics Pew Research Center platforms Small nonprofit social communication Tumblr Twitter "Let me play you the song of my people!" Are they right or wrong? Trick question.

Beautiful Greenpeace crowdfunding site lets you buy a piece of the new Rainbow Warrior

Giving in a Digital World

Crowdfunding websites that let you contribute to specific projects are nothing new, but anewwarrior.greenpeace.org launched by Greenpeace to generate funds for their new Rainbow Warrior has lifted the bar to a new level in terms of on-site experience.

Speed of Light Campaign – Innovative Social Media Fundraising from SolarAid

Giving in a Digital World

On visiting the Speed of Light site it explains some of the great benefits that a simple solar light can give to families in rural Africa and how for a donation of just £3 (€4, US$5) you can provide one.

Why you must stop ignoring social

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

This week, Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project released their latest findings on social media adoption. Even if you’re a socially savvy fundraiser, you’ll find these stats interesting. If you’re still skeptical about social media, this is a wake-up call. Think about this: Seventy-two percent of all adults online now use social networking sites. 43% of Internet users 65 and older are social media users.

10 Social Media Stats for Nonprofit Marketers

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Is one of your 2014 goals to get your social strategy in order? Here are 10 fun stats on social media that can help you decide how to spend your time. online adults now use social networking sites. Source: We Are Social Tweet this. 50% of nonprofit communicators label social media as a “very important” communication tool. 55% who engaged with causes via social media have been inspired to take further action.

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‘Cause Fatigue’ On Social Media?

The Agitator

Interesting new research on causes and social media from Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communication, reported in Philanthropy Today.

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5 Ways to Thank Corporate Sponsors with Social Media (Without Posting Ugly Logos)

J Campbell Social Marketing

Tools needed: Smartphone, great photos, and the ability to tag the corporate sponsor on social media (find out their Facebook name, Twitter handle, etc.). You can then save the thank you card to your desktop or phone and upload to your social media site of choice.

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Social Share Shopping Dance

Diva Marketing Blog

What makes social shopping work is something so simple but at the same time it’s often a challenge for brands to achieve. The Social Share. For some folks social shopping is an amazing adventure. Odd as it seems, review sites like Yelp ( www.

A Consensus Definition of Social Marketing

Social Marketing and Social Change

The International Social Marketing Association , European Social Marketing Association , and the Australian Association of Social Marketing have endorsed a consensus definition of social marketing. Social Marketing practice is guided by ethical principles.