If I Were Launching a Social Media Strategy from Scratch.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If I were starting from scratch with social media, or revamping a social media strategy, here’s what I would focus on in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Twitter I would treat Twitter like the news app it is. I would follow Twitter’s own advice to business users: “ Have a point of view, literally and figuratively ” and produce content that says, “ Look at this, not look at me.” Nonprofit Social Media

Nonprofit Social Media 101: Lessons from Indivisible

EveryAction

We recently sat down with Becka Wall, a Social Media Strategist at Individual Project and former Assistant Director of Digital Content Strategy at NARAL Pro-Choice America, to talk about the basics of running social media for an organization or campaign.

10 Reasons to Attend the Nonprofit Social Media Summit

J Campbell Social Marketing

If you are like most nonprofit social media managers, you came to this work sideways, if not completely by accident. . Let’s get on social media!” I am building the Nonprofit Social Media Summit for people like you. . Find John on Twitter @JohnHaydon.

Make Social Media Matter More: Part 1

Getting Attention

The pressure to generate social media miracles. And whether the source (that you’re keeping up, have a billion Facebook likes or Twitter followers, or your Instagram strategy is driving action) is your boss, board chair and/or your colleague in programs, it’s a problem. Pressure.

30 Quick Ways to Spice Up Your Nonprofit Social Media Accounts

J Campbell Social Marketing

With it comes new energy, fresh ideas, and the motivation to try new things – on your nonprofit social media accounts! . The best feature of this social media menu is that even small shop nonprofit social media managers can carry these out on a shoestring budget.

How Nonprofits Can Get More Social Media Engagement in 2018

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofits small and large dived into social media last year, and some found huge success – but many did not get the results that they expected. I hear these social media laments all the time from nonprofits: “Social media algorithms have killed our engagement this year.”. “It’s

Learn social media and digital marketing from nonprofit experts

J Campbell Social Marketing

I hope that you are in the Boston area on October 19th, because you do not want to miss the Boston Social Media for Nonprofits Conferenc e ! Topic: 11 Steps to a Successful Nonprofit Social Media Strategy.

The Future of Social Media for Nonprofits? Let’s Talk about It Tuesday

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve been doing a lot of reading and research lately on what the next iteration of social media might look like for nonprofits. How will the main social media platforms that nonprofits use, especially Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, change in wake of. Admissions that social media platforms are designed to be addictive ? Studies linking social media use and depression, especially among teens and young adults ?

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. The culture of Twitter is quite different, where multiple updates during the day are the norm.

How to Win (Online) Friends and Influence People (on Social Media)

EveryAction

twitter engagement campaigns social media(Much like a rocket launch, getting off the ground online requires preparation.).

How to Tell A Story Across Social Media Platforms

J Campbell Social Marketing

Every Monday I will create a short video answering a question from a member of the Nonprofit Social Media Storytelling Group. Do you tell the same story across all social media platforms? So which social media platforms should you use?

The 3 Keys to Social Media Success

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofits often ask me – What is the one piece of advice you can give to help us achieve social media success? Not to mention that “social media success” looks different for every organization. Slow and steady wins the social media race.

The Cost of Fundraising Through Social Media

Social Media Bird Brain

The Cost of Fundraising Through Social Media Tweeting, Posting and Liking your way to increased donations should be an. abandoned donations donations Facebook FirstGiving Google Wallet NGOs nonprofits payment processing PayPal transactions Twitter youtubeThis week we have a guest post written by Rich McIver.

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How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online

J Campbell Social Marketing

How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online from Julia Campbell. Description of the webinar: Packed with practical, how-to advice and examples for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this free webinar will show you how to leverage your social media accounts to raise money and strengthen relationships with donors so they give again. Topics discussed include: Current trends in the social media landscape that nonprofits need to understand.

How to Do Social Media Spring Cleaning at Your Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

Spring is in the air – hopefully coming soon to Boston – and it’s time to put a fresh coat of paint on those dusty social media accounts! Here are my tips on doing a spring cleaning for your nonprofit social media accounts, focusing on. Twitter. Twitter.

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10 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Social Media Managers

J Campbell Social Marketing

This was certainly an interesting year to be a nonprofit social media manager. Here are just a handful of headlines bashing social media from the past few weeks alone: Instagram Was Bigger Russian Election Tool Than Facebook, Senate Report Says.

3 Realistic Social Media New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are a few suggestions for starting something good for your social media practice in 2017. Get Your Twitter Account in Shape. Clean your Twitter account. 8 Ideas for Nonprofit Twitter Lists ). I apologize for the headline (and the macarons).

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?

Call for Submissions: Healthcare Social Media Review #21

SocialButterfly

How can social media support prevention and wellness? 16, SocialButterfly will host the HealthCare Social Media Review , the peer reviewed blog carnival for everyone interested in health care social media.

Social Media Productivity Tools for Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

For a social media manager at a nonprofit organization, those phrases may seem incredibly elusive. Since 2010, I have helped nonprofits with their digital marketing strategy, focusing on social media. Be efficient. Keep on task. Remain laser-focused.

5 Quick Social Media Tips to Create Buzz Before #GivingTuesday

J Campbell Social Marketing

Twitter can be a great place to connect with potential donors before the big rush of Giving Tuesday. Last year, there were a total of 2,399,092 social media engagements on Giving Tuesday – that’s a lot of people using the hashtag! Giving Tuesday is just one week away!

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Social Media News Roundup

Non Profit Marketing 360

In the Stanford Social Innovation Review, blogger Amy Sample Ward explains their impact and directs you to links with more information. Twitter has launched a Twitter for Nonprofits program. For your reference collection: 10 must-have social media primers. Nonprofit Amy Sample Ward Facebook FrogLoop Google Google Analytics Mitch Joel Social Media TwitterFacebook made significant changes last month.

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Social Media Is Not a Marketing Strategy

SocialButterfly

Social media in and of itself is not a strategy (gasp). Harvard Business Review recently published an article titled “ Separate Social Media From Marketing :” …we need to break out social media and talk about more than marketing and technology.

Social Media Is Not a Marketing Strategy

SocialButterfly

Social media in and of itself is not a strategy (gasp). Harvard Business Review recently published an article titled “ Separate Social Media From Marketing :” …we need to break out social media and talk about more than marketing and technology.

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.

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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?” To some people this may be as simple as knowing that there is an industry hashtag on Twitter that they can quickly check once a week and filter to see what links are being shared. If you have allocated resources for social media monitoring, 20% of them should go to the tool and 80% on human analysis.

How to Work With a Social Media Consultant

J Campbell Social Marketing

You most likely don’t have the capacity to hire a full time person to run your social media. This situation may call for a social media consultant to help you build your online communities, create great content and manage your time effectively.

How to Create and Use a Nonprofit Social Media Calendar [with template]

J Campbell Social Marketing

Between answering emails, making phone calls to supporters, editing the annual appeal letter and coordinating fundraising events, who has time to maintain more than one social media site? Get a free download of the Nonprofit Social Media Calendar template by clicking here.

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. Christina Johns, online media manager for the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews uses Netvibes.

10 Steps to a Successful Nonprofit Social Media Strategy

J Campbell Social Marketing

Giving Common Webinar: 10 Steps to a Successful Nonprofit Social Media Strategy. Social media success is something that nonprofits are finally beginning to see as a vital piece of the marketing and fundraising puzzle.

What Russian Troll Farms Can Teach Nonprofits About Social Media Marketing

J Campbell Social Marketing

What an incredibly volatile year it has been for social media platforms – and February isn’t even over yet. Perhaps the biggest announcement involving social media platforms thus far this year came on Friday, with the now infamous Russia indictments.

The Ultimate Nonprofit Guide to Creating Social Media Graphics

J Campbell Social Marketing

I am excited to announce my first e-book, the first in an upcoming series of Ultimate Nonprofit Guides , all related to social media. When you are done with the book, please let me know what you think – on my Facebook page , on Twitter or email me directly. .

My Big Fat Problem With Social Media Measurement

J Campbell Social Marketing

I think it’s fantastic when nonprofits want to measure their social media efforts. This brings me to my big, fat problem with the majority of social media measurement tools, spreadsheets and efforts. So, what is the goal of your social media efforts?

Call for Submissions: Health Care Social Media Review #30

SocialButterfly

What’s the latest social media research you’re reading? Weekly, Daily, a new social media research report or study is released, competing for our attention and analysis. Public Health Social Technology Healthcare Social Media Review social media research

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How Much Time Does Social Media Marketing Really Take?

J Campbell Social Marketing

It seems that all too often, uninformed nonprofit Boards and well-meaning but not-tech-savvy Executive Directors simply tack on the words “social media” to the development or marketing person’s job description. Social media is free. No one is born a social media expert.

4 Surefire Ways To Use Social Media To Promote Your Year-End Fundraising Campaign

J Campbell Social Marketing

You know that social media is an important component of social fundraising (or peer-to-peer fundraising), but sometimes it can be tricky to know where to start, or exactly what to do. Instead, consider the basics of what you want your social media to do.

10 Ways to Use Social Media to Grow Your Nonprofit Email List

J Campbell Social Marketing

They are your website, your email list, and your social media platform(s). Having an engaged and active email list is so much more powerful and beneficial for your nonprofit than having 10,000 Facebook followers or 500 Twitter followers.

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5 Strategies for Using Social Media for Media Relations

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

More recently, these ideas came through my Twitter feed, a conversation on LinkedIn or a message on Facebook. 25 percent of journalists report that they use social media to make new contacts and 12 percent report that they have published stories based on information found on social media.

Call for Submissions: Health Care Social Media Review #14

SocialButterfly

How can we use social media to better address health and digital literacy? 17, SocialButterfly will host the HealthCare Social Media Review —the peer reviewed blog carnival for everyone interested in health care social media.

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Are You Totally Missing the Point of Social Media?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Both groups want to know the most surefire and fastest way to grow their fans and followers on social media channels. (I To illustrate: Here are 3 common questions I receive every day in my inbox and in my Twitter feed: “How can I get 10,000 fans on my Facebook Page?”. “My

How to Coordinate an Army of Nonprofit Social Media Ambassadors on #GivingTuesday (and beyond)

J Campbell Social Marketing

If you are planning on leveraging the social media power of that day to ask for donations, you probably know that you can’t do it alone. Get a free download of the Essential Nonprofit Guide to Recruiting and Coordinating Social Media Ambassadors by clicking here.

Big Bird Soars to Social Media Victory

Non Profit Marketing 360

When Republican candidate Mitt Romney promised to “fire” the friendly Muppet by cutting off funding to PBS, Twitter exploded with messages of support for the bird. ” Blogger Christina Sirabian extracts three lessons for social media marketers.

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.