The bots are coming! Are you ready?

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Search within a supporting messaging app (FB Messenger, Skype, Kik, WeChat, Slack, etc.). Bots chatbots Facebook instant messaging kik marcomconf messenger Skype wechat whatsapp

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#ProAging: Spending Time With Grandparents This Holiday

Non Profit Marketing 360

The folks at are launching a new program for this holiday season: ‘ Grandparents Gone Wired ‘ The program is designed to encourage (grand)children to spend time with their elder family members by helping their (grand)parents get settled into a Facebook account or by setting up video chat via Skype. Looking for a way to spend time with your (grand)parents this holiday season, whether you are seated in the same room or across the continent?

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#Social Networks: Google+ vs. Facebook – Let The Debates Begin!

Non Profit Marketing 360

But Facebook quickly countered that particular move with a deal to tie its parts still closer to Microsoft and to bring Skype into the mix. Communications Events Facebook Media Review News and Current Affairs Opinion Reviews Social Media Software Review Technology Web and Print communication Google Greece LinkedIn Microsoft Skype Social networkWere you invited?

COVID-19 and Media Relations: A Quick Guide for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Prepare experts in your organization to do TV-interviews via services such as Skype or Facetime — and coach them on how to show up properly. COVID-19 is quickly rewriting the rules for how all of us are approaching our communications.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If Skype isn’t doing it for you, try these 6 Outstanding Skype Alternatives for Aspiring Communication Rock Stars by Rachel Burger. Good Friday to you! Join me for some Mixed Links… Kivi and I will be at NTC in DC next week. Will you?

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Ask the Expert: Starting and Hosting a Podcast

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Skype with eCamm Call Recorder – Most podcasters still use Skype to connect with their guests, and a Skype add on called eCamm Call Recorder as the software for recording the interview. Podcasts are growing and can be wonderful communications tools for nonprofits.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Elizabeth Leslie

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

to 10:00 a.m – My mornings include a staff Skype check-in, arranging my day then starting in on social media and emails. Elizabeth Leslie and her daughter Payton who comes to vote with her in every election.

A list of mobile apps that I use regularly

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Skype: I use the Skype app primarily for calling long distance either Skype to Skype or Skype to land line (using my paid subscription). I received a few emails recently asking me about my favourite mobile apps.

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5 Social Media Video Tips for Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

Practice doing Facetime or Skype (or any other type of video chat) with a friend or family member for five days straight. .

I will never forget John Haydon.

J Campbell Social Marketing

I was there for his Planet Philanthropy keynote that he had to do via Skype because he couldn’t fly. . Sharing a laugh with John, Joe Waters, and Julie Seymour Edwards. There are few people in the world that have had the impact on my life that John Haydon had. .

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How You Can Build Relationships With More Hi-Value Supporters at Lower Costs


Mass media, which traditionally included radio, TV, print publications, and direct mail, now faces competition from direct communication methods including email, text messaging, social media messaging, webinar tools, video telephony (such as FaceTime or Skype), and so on. Your job is tough!

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How Extroverts Are Surviving Social Distancing #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

There are plenty of apps offering video chat or live broadcast functions, ranging from Skype, Zoom to House Party. Things could be opening up soon, but it looks like physical distancing is here to stay.

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

J Campbell Social Marketing

Tools needed: Smartphone, Skype or Zoom to film the video if they are not local.

Should Nonprofits Use Video for Internal Communications?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

These forms included email, weekly newsletters, skype, and even an attempt at Yammer. Damien Johnson. Distributing information to your entire organization can be difficult, especially in a time of transition.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – José Rodríguez

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Since we work with cultural centres in 33 European countries, I spend quite a lot of time in Skype conversations with partners and members of our network. José Rodríguez. Welcome to our latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators!

I am a disruptor


Skype replaced long distance calls. I’m proud to be a disruptor. I’ve been this way all my life. I can’t help it. Therefore, I simply won’t apologize for my disruptive nature. Fortunately for me, I’m in good company. Disruption is happening all around us and nowadays disruptive innovators are being celebrated more than ever.

Don’t Forget About Engagement!


Google Hangouts (or Skype chats). Recently I heard a podcast featuring Tom Ahern. He’s a brilliant, experienced direct marketer/fundraiser. On the podcast he said that nonprofits simply need to do just three things: Ask for a donation. Thank the donor. Report results back to the donor.

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A Gen Y Strategy Director in Crisis: The Cell Phone Went Dark


We also know I can't install Skype on my work laptop. %#%! 2) Why, oh why, does our IT department not let us install Skype?? Plan B: should this method of communicating with the world fail, I will log into my other computer, sign on to Skype, and Skype out for all emergency calls.

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How to Use Email and Social Media to Create an Exceptional First-Time Donor Experience

J Campbell Social Marketing

You can record an introductory webinar using Crowdcast, Zoom, Google Hangout, Skype, and put it on your website, sending out the link to first-time donors. Nonprofits are doing a terrible job at keeping donors in the fold. . According to the 2016 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report , .

7 Reasons Why This Gen X Nonprofit Marketer Has Fallen In Love With Slack

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Skype and Google Hangouts and Facebook Messenger. As an independent marketing and communications consultant, I work with a wide variety of clients, from nonprofits of all sizes, to agencies, to training companies.

5 Ways to Thank and Recognize Your Donors Using Digital Tools and Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

There are tons of free and low-cost tools to host a virtual party: Google Hangouts on Air, Zoom, Crowdcast, Skype. Donor attrition continues at a startling rate. Some nonprofits are losing as many as 90% of their first-time donors on an annual basis!

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Kristen Olsen

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

2:00 pm: Participate in a skype call with a mobile application developer – this is one of my favorite and most exciting projects! Kristen Olsen.

Thanking Corporate Sponsors: 20 Ways to Thank Virtual Event Sponsors

J Campbell Social Marketing

Tools needed: Smartphone, Skype or Zoom to film the video. With 1.5 billion people across the globe on shelter-in-place orders due to the coronavirus outbreak, many nonprofit gatherings and fundraisers that would have been held in person are moving to digital and virtual events. .

How to Work With a Social Media Consultant

J Campbell Social Marketing

These days meetings and full conferences can be conducted via Google Hangout, Skype and GoToMeeting. If you are a nonprofit professional at a small organization, chances are you are resource-constrained.

Stop Bashing ‘Donor-Centricity’

The Agitator

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New Facebook Features and Why They Matter

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Instead of video-skyping, you decide to meet your cousin (who lives out of town) in a VR environment of your choosing (e.g. Last week, Facebook held its annual F8 conference where Mark Zuckerberg and team typically set the direction for global digital technology.

#Aging: Touchscreen Ease Available For Those Who Don’t Want An iPad

Non Profit Marketing 360

As it turns out, a niche market of this market includes younger users who simply want a friendly interface to get to the few staples of their online experience: email, Facebook, Skype, etc. Click to enlarge.

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

Fundraiser Ideas

Some would also like to understand how to: Use Skype. 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.

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Are We Seeing Pushback on Google+?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Yes, Facebook has already made a deal with Skype/Microsoft and will bring it into Facebook, but already FB looks like the straggler in the social-networking race. The launch of Google+ (G+) remains an ongoing, by invitation only, event.

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Why I Write - Blog Hop "Old Fashion" Meme

Diva Marketing Blog

Although Des is based on the other side of my world, through Skype, G+ Hangouts and social media his coaching, LinkIn mentoring and social media business has no geographical boundaries.

Thank You Wayne Hurlbert

Diva Marketing Blog

Perhaps there were phone calls, Skypes and emails. My mind is still a jumble of thoughts. My heart wounded and broken. I''ve written this post a dozen times in my head but nothing seemed quite right. So, I decided to go in a direction that he would have liked.

#Tech: Net Neutrality Supported in Europe – Not Unsupported in US

Non Profit Marketing 360

and Skype. The European Parliament voted last week to continue to encourage net neutrality as a means to foster innovation and to encourage the dissemination of information.

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#Tech: The Net Is Not Quite Dead, But It’s Not Your Mom’s Web Anymore

Non Profit Marketing 360

First of all, an adjustment/correction to yesterday’s story: Facebook pushed back its rollout of Timeline across all accounts until tomorrow, the 31st.

Dress Code Required: Slippers & PJs – How to Leverage Social Media Supporters for Your Next Event

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Then the night of the event, connect your virtual partiers together through Skype into a giant video party with other virtual parties across your supporter network. Dawn Crawford. This week, four guest bloggers are teaching us a thing or two about event marketing.

Day Off

The Agitator

Roger and I are making our first joint public appearance in the history of The Agitator on Wednesday, although I’m cheating a bit … I’ll be there via Skype from New Zealand! Well, not exactly. We’ll be doing a rant of some sort on ‘Harnessing Change’, the theme of the 2012 Bridge Conference in Washington, DC.

Interview With N.E.D. - The Rock N Roll Docs

Diva Marketing Blog

Diva Marketing/Toby : Are any of the practices held virtually e.g. on Skype of Google+? Nimesh : Yes, many times 2 or 3 of the band members may work on parts vis Skype. Doctors heal patients in many ways. some even through rock n roll! N.E.D. , an innovative rock band of 6 U.S.

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Why I Write - Blog Hop "Old Fashion" Meme

Diva Marketing Blog

Although Des is based on the other side of my world, through Skype, G+ Hangouts and social media his coaching, LinkIn mentoring and social media business has no geographical boundaries.

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July Fourth. Live the Life Of Your Choice

Diva Marketing Blog

I find it amazing that with a click I can be Skyping with friends in India or tweeting with cousins in Virgina or Facebook-ing with clients across town.

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Diva Marketing Turns 7!

Diva Marketing Blog

who I skyped & emailed long into the night and who changed my sleep habits for life! . I was thinking of calling this post " The 7 Year (Blog) Itch." Although a blog is not a marriage, in a funny sort of a way, it is a commitment. And relationships are built through posts and comments.

#INTERVIEW: Michael Hoffman, CEO of See3 Communications, Discusses Why Nonprofits Need to Embrace Video

Non Profit Marketing 360

When you have broadband web, the web will become a platform for video, just as it is with us talking over Skype now on this interview.

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Great presentation on the emerging philanthropic web by Christine Egger of Social Actions

Giving in a Digital World

I had the very great pleasure this week of finally meeting face to face with someone who I can honestly say has changed the way I think about online fundraising over the last 18 months or so – that person being Christine Egger of Social Actions.

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We Regret To Inform You …

The Agitator

Tom, on a purely personal note, given our many years of working together, don’t even think about sneaking out and setting your Skype status at “Online” while fishing or otherwise shirking your duties. INTER-OFFICE MEMORANDUM. To: Belford Sunday evening. FR: Craver. RE: Your Request for Day Off. The Agitator’s Human Relations Advisory Board has given careful consideration to your request for a one-day leave on 18 February.

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#SocialNetworks: Is Google+ Ready For Nonprofit Big Time? (Part 2)

Non Profit Marketing 360

Moreover, Google+ was built with video-linking in mind, whereas Facebook integrated Skype as an apparent afterthought. Let us begin by respectfully noting the tenth anniversary of the attacks in New York City, on the Pentagon, and on the thwarted attack in Shanksville PA on September 11th. We hope those directly touched by the terrorists’ attacks have been able to find some modicum of peace over the decade.

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