#SOCIALMEDIA: Online Communication Is A Team Sport

Non Profit Marketing 360

Prep your staff for social media success. It takes a team, and everyone contributes something critical to the overall success. As a team, the first thing to stress is that it needs to be more than one person. The Internet NEVER SLEEPS, so also this team.”).

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.

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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 resources for nonprofit communicators

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

The team here at Network for Good recently released two updated resources on social media: a Social Media Mini Guide for Nonprofits and the Nonprofit Social Media Checklist. You can download both of these resources for free (registration required), and they’re focused on practical tips coupled with real examples to help you think about the best way to incorporate social media in your outreach.

Groupon’s Social Responsibility Effort

A. Fine Blog

This month’s Social Good podcast has Patty Huber of Groupon discussing the company’s social responsibility program. Patty is the head of the G-Team and responsible for organizing events using Groupon to support causes. As you may know, Groupon is the fast growing social network on the web, Groupon. In just over two years, the site has grown to over 6 million subscribers in 50 cities in 44 countries. Uncategorized G-team Groupon social responsibilit

Nonprofit Web Design 101: 5 Strategies for Beginners

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Not only will you need an appealing design, but you’ll also need your site to be structured in a logical and strategical way. Design a mobile responsive site. A designer can help you craft a strategy, design a website that represents your mission, and make updates to your site.

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5 Favorite Nonprofits to Follow on Social Media

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

In honor of Social Media Week , I asked a few of our favorite nonprofit experts to weigh in on their personal picks for nonprofits who are hitting it out of the park on social media. Darian Rodriguez Heyman , Co-Founder, Social Media for Nonprofits.

4 Easy Ways to Get Closer & Boost Action

Getting Attention

These insights enable you to focus in on what’s important or interesting to both of you, and how best to keep in touch via a commonly-used channel (social, mobile, text, mail) at a receptive time. Next, invite prospective team members to participate. 2) Listen to Social Conversations.

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Social Media Awareness That Works: S’mores in the Outdoors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A: Brad Bumgardner, our interpretive naturalist at Indiana Dunes State Park and one of our most savvy social media users, first noticed something similar with marshmallows on the South Dakota State Parks page. Q: Were you specifically looking for a social media strategy? Julia Reich.

10 reasons Avon Is Not Too Late To The Social Media Party

Diva Marketing Blog

In steps a man who defies convention when he builds his sales force with a team of women. Based on its direct sales approach, which was built on developing relationships and sharing conversations, Avon has been called the original “Social” Brand. In 1886, Mr. D.

Your Google Analytics Questions Answered!

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On our Nonprofit911 webinar , we discussed why your web site's ability to convert visitors should be top of mind for program managers, fundraisers and executive directors. Don't get trapped in endless meetings where your team argues about web site design issues! With Google Analytics you'll be armed with the information you need to change your web site to drive conversion. These keywords are what your visitors searched before they were directed to your web site.

Amazon is giving away my book for free today

Fundraising Coach

Amazon is promoting my newest book Nonprofit Social Media: A beginner’s guide to building donor relationships from your desk. This book is based on my 14 years of experience in blogging and online marketing, including being an early adopter of many social media platforms.

How the Super Bowl Inspired Nonprofit Marketing in Atlanta

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But let’s go back to a more hopeful time Sunday afternoon , when Kathy took some time from pre-game prep to share some ways she saw Atlanta nonprofits capitalize on their team’s success. And I read about it on a sports site, who hyped it up even more.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

True, social media is considered by some researchers to be more addictive than sex , so we might be temped to carry our work home with us – or do it in the car when no one is looking. Need help taming those updates and retweets?

How Great Website Design Drives Connection & Action

Getting Attention

Thanks to guest blogger Alex McLain, who designs engaging websites for nonprofits as a member of the Wired Impact team. In order to wow website visitors and keep them returning to get more info, make more donations, or sign up for events, your site needs to stand out in a sea of websites that “get the job done.” When potential supporters come to your site, you want them to immediately feel a sense of awe and be comfortable navigating and browsing through your site.

How One Nonprofit Is Raising Thousands Using Facebook – Part 2

J Campbell Social Marketing

Baldrick’s Foundatio n, a volunteer-driven charity that effectively uses social media tools to raise money and engage supporters. Baldrick’s Foundation uses social media to raise thousands of dollars and engage thousands of supporters. b) Let people know you are on social media.

Vote for the New SocialButterfly

SocialButterfly

Using the responsive Portfolio WordPress theme as a base, the amazing team at ArrowRoot Media (hat tip to founder Jaki Levy and designer Brielle Maxwell ) has been working on a design refresh for SocialButterfly. Do you have 3 seconds? Please vote.

#SOCIALMEDIA: How Can We Efficiently Use Our Time On Social Networks?

Non Profit Marketing 360

A definition of irony: using social media to encourage you to find ways to trim your time on social media. Here are some recommendations to rethink how you are using your time and mental energies on social networks. Social media tools your startup should be using.

Fundraising Platforms: Is Three a Crowd?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

panel at Social Media Week in NYC. In 2010 we saw what many nonprofiteers and marketers are calling “the year of social media for social good.” Food Bank for New York and Planned Parenthood have both experimented with these sites.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Melanie Swiftney

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

She earned her Communications degree from James Madison University twenty years ago and spent most of her career as a graphic designer in both ad agencies and internal communications teams. Melanie Swiftney.

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

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

We have all heard how Barack Obama leveraged social media during the campaign ( just Google it… ). More specifically, I’m interested as to how President Obama will continue to leverage social media under White House restrictions.

Marketing Fundraising Events: The Ultimate Checklist

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Highlight opportunities for engagement ( ex: showcase fundraising teams or leaderboards ). Plan social media promotions ( bonus tip: use tools such as Tweetdeck or Buffer to manage and schedule social media posts ). Amplify event with on-site marketing! Kerri Moore.

NetSquared.org Web Site Re-design Process -- Strong Model for Your Org

Getting Attention

NetSquared.org, the "online landing pad for social changemakers leveraging technology for social change" has been working hard on the redesign of its website. The site is the core of the NetSquared community so its effectiveness is vital to the success of the organization. NetSquared has excelled in engaging site users in shaping its redesign, a powerful strategy to ensure your site works for your base and reinforces their loyalty.

Re-designing your nonprofit website and other things that are sent to try us

Wild Woman Fundraising

What is the goal of the site? How many people on your team have to be involved? Are we making it easy to spread the word using various social media tools? When people come to our site, are they trying to answer a specific question? Who needs to update this site? How often can we afford to overhaul this site? Will the site need to be universally accessible? So once you answer these questions, you are ready to start redesigning your site.

Getting Started with Social Media

Fundraising Coach

Frank recently came out with a report on nonprofits and social media. He definitely “gets&# social media and nonprofits! Social media continues to grow in both popularity and reach. It’s even been said that Nonprofits are among the leaders in social media adoption.

Getting started on Google+ for nonprofits

Fundraising Coach

I’ve would probably stay on Google+ if I didn’t have so much invested in sites like Facebook , Twitter , and FourSquare. I think Google+ will be incredibly helpful for nonprofits and teams. I can keep up with Google+ conversations without having to go to a different site.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Hootsuite shows you How to Write Effective CTAs on Social Media. John Haydon shows you How to Use a Social Media Committee to Create Buzz for Your Non-Profit. Registration is $600 and includes up to 3 team members). Everyone ready to end this week with some Mixed Links?

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Sarah Tarnopolsky

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

9:00 – 10:00 am – I set aside time each Wednesday morning for a social media check-in. This morning I check Twitter and take a look at what’s been going on in the university social media feeds the last few days on Facebook and Instagram. 5:30 pm – Team sports practice.

[Guest Post] Crowdfunding – Not the Hail Mary You Think

Fundraising Coach

You can learn more about Deposit A Gift at [link] and you can follow her and the team on Twitter @DepositAGift. People want fun, easy, shareable and social. You need an online "street team.". At it's most basic level, "crowdfunding" is simply "online social fundraising."

How to Attract Corporate Partners with Your Nonprofit Website

Selfish Giving

Fortunately, I ran across a great nonprofit web site that has a lot of the content a potential business partner would look for from a nonprofit partner. I hadn't either until I stumbled upon their site thanks to my go-to peeps for all thinks British, Howard Lake and Johnny Five.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Lauren Lawson-Zilai

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Lauren Lawson-Zilai is the director of public relations and national spokesperson for Goodwill Industries International , a social enterprise that provides job training to nearly ten million people a year through the sale of donated clothes and household goods. Lauren Lawson-Zilai.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: A Social Platform Primed For The Environmental Community

Non Profit Marketing 360

The heavy hitters of social networking (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…) can serve that purpose. But did you know that other social networks focus on particular issues and offer opportunities to talk with others focused on your organization’s concerns?

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Peter is the principal at Panepento Strategies , a full-service content, digital, and social strategy firm for nonprofits and socially-minded companies. We are excited to announce that he has officially joined our team of advisers along with Kerri Karvetski and Nancy Schwartz.

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How We Created Our (First-Ever) Brand Identity

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Team. Working closely with my boss (our president and CEO), I served as project manager—assembling the team, coordinating all input and review, translating between the designers and stakeholders, and making sure we finished on time and within budget. Cindy Olnick.

Is your nonprofit ready for #GivingTuesday?

Fundraising Coach

Since most of these purchases are for gift giving, many nonprofit folks (and social media geeks) decided to test out "Giving Tuesday" on the Tuesday after the US Thanksgiving. Social media users tagged updates with the hashtag #GivingTuesday to help their posts stand out.

Seeing Your Marketing Future in the Obama Re-Election Campaign

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Rather than investing in creating its own social network, the campaign is going where everyone already is — Facebook — and leveraging all it offers for their own purposes. So for 2012 Slaby decided to ditch the site and start from scratch. “We’re

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Infographics & Data Visualization: Not Your Grandmother’s Pie Chart – Part 1

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Secondly, as an online creature, infographics are easily share-able and therefore inherently social media-friendly. Clients love her team’s top-notch creative work combined with an affordable, personalized approach.

Fellowships for U.S. or Japanese Citizens Researching Topics of Pressing Global Concern In Multidisciplinary Teams

Seeking Grant Money Today

For more information on this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" or the live SSRC web site link in the last paragraph at the end of this blog post.] Applicants are invited to submit proposals for research in the social sciences and related disciplines relevant to any one or any combination of the program's three themes — traditional and non-traditional approaches to security and diplomacy, global and regional economic issues, and social and cultural issues.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Erika Olson

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The challenge of working in different environments, with different teams and different resources, makes each day fresh and keeps her on her toes. By 7AM, head to my office and start the work day with the “easy” client emails and do a social media quick check. Erika Olson.

#COMMUNICATIONS: In Outreach, Less Can Be More If You Avoid 3 Common Mistakes

Non Profit Marketing 360

With the still-growing panoply of social-networking platforms out there, one can easily feel overwhelmed with trying to keep up with all the hottest topics on the coolest sites. Another mistake Brad (and the MKCREATIVEmedia Team!)