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. Get your own printable copy of the Nonprofit Social Media Spring Cleaning Checklist by clicking here. Get your own printable copy of the Nonprofit Social Media Spring Cleaning Checklist by clicking here.

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[PREVIEW] Top Nonprofit Conferences of Spring 2016

EveryAction

Why not celebrate the start of spring with some terrific nonprofit events? some of these brilliant nonprofit events going on this spring. Where: Colorado Springs, CO. Looking for events through spring and beyond? If you're like us, you can't wait to ditch those winter layers and welcome the springtime bloom. We narrowed down our full list of conferences to some of our very favorites coming up between March and May. This selection includes events from across the U.S.

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Spring Cleaning

The Agitator

Need some ideas for ‘Spring cleaning’ in your fundraising operation? Probably best to look at those things you’ve buried in the deepest closet of your mind, hoping they somehow would just fade from memory … until next Spring. At the risk of jolting you from sunny slumber, here are some possible Spring cleaning chores to consider … Lists — clean ’em, scrub ’em, screen ’em, integrate ’em.

Make Spring Relationship Building Season

Ann Green

Some organizations do fundraising appeals or hold events in the spring. Either way, you should make spring relationship building season. Put relationship building front and center this spring. Find ways to build relationships in your spring fundraising campaign. Before you send your spring fundraising appeal, send your donors an update to let them know how they’re helping you make a difference. This may or may not be a busy time for your organization.

Spring Cleaning Projects for Your Nonprofit

Ann Green

Spring is officially here and depending on where you live, it may or may not feel like it. I recently returned from a trip to New Orleans where spring is in full force. You hear a lot about spring cleaning right now. Your nonprofit organization should also do its own version of spring cleaning and decluttering. Spring is about bringing in the new and a better database would be a wise investment. Take on these spring cleaning projects as soon as you can.

Time For Some Spring Cleaning

Ann Green

But they’re important, and you’ll benefit a lot if you take care of them, Here are a few spring cleaning projects you should tackle. Take time this spring to make the updates and changes you need. If the idea of doing any type of cleaning makes you want to scream, just think of how much better you feel when it’s done. Your house sparkles and it can be cathartic to get rid of old clothes and shred paperwork you’ve had since the Clinton Administration.

Nonprofit Spring Cleaning Part One – Tackling Your Donor Data

Ann Green

Spring is finally here, and after the winter we’ve had in Boston, it’s about time. Spring is a time for new beginnings. Many of you may take on spring cleaning projects in your home. Here are a few spring cleaning projects you can do that will benefit your nonprofit organization. Getting your mailing list and database in order is crucial if you’re planning a spring appeal or event. Make spring relationship building season.

Spring Forward With 5 Fundraising Ideas for Savvy Nonprofits

Fundraising Coach

With spring finally here, your organization is likely looking for ways to boost your fundraising efforts to reach new supporters and fund projects crucial to your mission. Organize a spring fundraising event. Spring is the time to start fresh. Organize a spring fundraising event. Spring is especially a great time to have a fundraising event because you can host more outdoor activities, such as: Walkathons, marathons, and 5Ks.

Let Go and Freshen Up: Spring Cleaning for Your Nonprofit

Ann Green

One thing I’ve noticed now that it’s officially spring is the number of articles about spring cleaning and decluttering. Your nonprofit organization should also do its own version of spring cleaning and decluttering. For many of us, these types of projects can be overwhelming, especially if we’ve ignored that mutating pile of paperwork or our closets are overflowing with so much stuff we can barely open the door.

#ENVIRO: Spring Is The Time To Build Rain Barrels & Community Gardens

Non Profit Marketing 360

The weather in the mid-Atlantic states has been, well, awkward this spring. But with spring comes new buds, rebirth, baseball, and the opportunity to establish that community garden that you and your neighbors have been talking about all winter. The rain barrels will provide access to rainwater collected in the spring weeks to help keep the garden refreshed in the summer months. A community garden in Montreal, Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia).

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Nonprofit Spring Cleaning Part Two – Out With the Old, In With the New

Ann Green

Spring is slowly inching its way into the Boston area. I hope it feels more like spring where you are. Many of you may take on spring cleaning projects in your home. Your nonprofit organization could probably use a good spring cleaning too. Here are a few more spring cleaning projects to take on. Take time this spring to make the updates and changes you need. What types of spring cleaning projects do you plan to work on? Time for Spring Cleanup!

Spring Ahead, Fundraising Look Back

Marketing for Nonprofits

We actually had a taste of spring last Friday when the temperature in DC rose to 73 degrees! Did you fall flat or spring ahead? I can't believe it's almost March. While I'm definitely looking ahead to longer days, azaleas, and tulips, from a fundraising perspective, I'm still trying to wrap my head around what happened last fall. Luckily, Blackbaud issued the 2010 Online Giving Report last week. You can download your FREE copy here.

Ep249: Smoothie King Supports Challenged Athletes with 'Hydrate and Help' Spring Water

Selfish Giving

The 900-store chain will be donating $150,000 through a 25 cent donation to CAF with the sale of every newly-branded Hydrate and Help bottle of spring water. Today on CauseTalk Radio Megan and I talk to Jennifer Herskind , Chief Marketing Officer for Smoothie King , about a new partnership with Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) , a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with physical challenges lead active, healthy lifestyles.

Eden Springs Promotion – You Judge

The Agitator

Eden Springs supplies 416 million litres of water per year across sixteen European countries. In briefest terms, as an example, if you’re collecting friends to sponsor ($$) your run for, say, UNICEF, you can ‘apply’ to Eden Springs and they might provide your ‘hydration’ for the event in exchange for you publishing their ‘badge’ on your website or fundraising page. It works for Eden Springs.

Charity Gala Gallery - 2011 Spring Auction Decor Ideas & Inspiration

The Biddery Blog

Spring pink charity fundraising decor. Fire & Ice Gala Peach blossoms bloom indoors at this charity auction, creating a spring Japanese playground of pink. Falling lit bulbs bring a whimsical aura to an otherwise ordinary ballroom. Decor by Philip Baloun Like an icicle palace, the dramatic ceiling fixtures and ice blue frosting s imple white tables and chairs. Butterflies flutter above the room, as a cascade of flowers frame the stage.

PDF 2011: The Arab Spring Examined

A. Fine Blog

This year’s Personal Democracy Forum was focused, as you would expect, on the Arab Spring. There are a series of blog posts about the conference on the techpresident blog. My favorite session (full disclosure, I could only stay for the first day) was at the end of the first morning with a line up of speakers, largely Egyptian nationals, talking about the intersection of social media and the uprisings in the Arab world this year.

Spring Forward Fundraising Ideas for April

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Spring cleaning for files. It's National Poetry Month. Jazz Appreciation Month, too. Reward best ideas that failed and foolish ideas that worked. Time to start on budgeting. Make up with finance and program staff. Get some fresh air

That Little Church in Silver Spring. I Wouldn't Have Missed it for the World.

Marketing for Nonprofits

I've been writing about my church lately. It's an important place to me. It's where I got married to the love of my life. It's where my daughter was baptized. It's where people cared for me as I wept over the end of my first marriage. I also talk about my church because I think nonprofits can learn from these interesting and complex places. Last Sunday, we had a liturgy and celebration at my parish to welcome our new priest and mark the beginning of our new ministry together.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Twitter Continues To Expand Through Mobile Devices

Non Profit Marketing 360

Note the ‘Arab Spring’ as a ‘Twitter Revolution.’ The Pew Internet and American Life Project has brought us valuable statistics and reported notable trends in internet use over the years, and a recent report focused on the growing use of Twitter as a means of social networking. Twitter could be described as a social networking platform that punches above its weight class.

Cause Marketing: The All Packaging Edition

Cause Related Marketing

Coca-Cola’s down-market bottled water brand Aquarius Spring supports Boys and Girls Clubs of America, as evidenced by the terse phrase, “You Hydrate. Komen for the Cure Consumer Package Goods Aquarius Spring Dannon St. One way to activate a cause marketing campaign when the sponsor sells a physical product is on the packaging.

Grants for K - 12 Field Trips in Spring 2008

Seeking Grant Money Today

Target Corporation Expands Student Field Trip Grant Program Deadline: November 1, 2007 A philanthropic program of Target Corporation ( [link] ), the Target Field Trip Grant program will award grants to schools across the United States for field trips in the spring of 2008. From The Foundation Center.

Cause Marketing with Your CEO

Cause Related Marketing

Tags: Wendy's Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Tim Spring Sprint FSI Marcal Manufacturing Dave Thomas Private Equity

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30 Quick Ways to Spice Up Your Nonprofit Social Media Accounts

J Campbell Social Marketing

Spring is here (well, maybe not in Boston but everywhere else)! Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Marketing Nonprofits Pinterest Social Media Twitter YouTube social media menu spring cleaningWith it comes new energy, fresh ideas, and the motivation to try new things – on your nonprofit social media accounts! . If you want to dust off the cobwebs, open the windows, and get rid of the crickets, here are 30 different things you can try that will spice up your accounts. .

The Words I Removed from My Book

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I just completed revising “The Nonprofit Marketing Guide” and the new edition will be out in Spring 2021. I made several updates to word choices and language — the book is 10 years old and our language has certainly evolved!

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Putting a Face on #Occupy Wall Street

A. Fine Blog

All of these factors makes the OWS effort much closer to the Tea Party than the Arab Spring. Uncategorized Arab Spring Jeff Jarvis micah sifry Occupy Wall Street social movements Wael GhonimOver the past week a number of folks have asked me what I think of the Occupy movement. I think a lot of things about it (naturally!) and thought I’d try to craft a few thoughts here. Occupy Wall Street is a delicious and irresistible idea.

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Israel: Final Reflections

A. Fine Blog

Uncategorized Arab Spring Israel US Embassy in Tel AvivMy last day in Israel last Friday started with a session at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv to discuss their use of social media. It was a great session. I was struck by the fact that they are on all the channels, they don’t need any new policies, what they need is integration across the channels and more real-time activity to get some traction with the toolset.

Nonprofit Writing Prompts for March

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Time to spring forward! 3/20: First Day of Spring. Spring. Major League Baseball teams are in Spring Training. Haven’t quite filled in your content calendar for next month? Use these prompts taken from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts Email Newsletter for your blog posts, social media updates or newsletter articles. (If

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Online Fundraising Success When Surrounded by Skeptics

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ll be scheduling a webinar with Jen later this Spring, but don’t wait on that. When we were helping Jen Newmeyer brainstorm the title for her new book, as soon as one of us said, “ The Insider’s Guide to Online Fundraising: Finding Success When Surrounded by Skeptics, ” we knew we had it. It’s the perfect description for this book about how to fundraise online even when no one else in the office really gets it — at least not at first!

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The spring is often an important time for nonprofits seeking news coverage. COVID-19 is quickly rewriting the rules for how all of us are approaching our communications. It’s also forcing all nonprofits — no matter the mission — to rethink their short-term media relations strategies. Here are five tips to consider as you think about how you want to communicate with the media during the coming weeks and months: Rethink Your Calendar.

Let Your Donors Know How Lucky You Are to Have Them

Ann Green

If you don’t want to use St.Patrick’s Day as a theme, spring is just around the corner (yea!). Spring is a time for new beginnings. In a recent Grow Repor t , fundraising expert Pamela Grow wrote about a time she had just started a new development job and the donors hadn’t been thanked for over eight months (yikes!). When she expressed concern about this to an outside consultant, the consultant replied, “In my experience, donors are lucky to get a postcard.”. Really?

Yakkity Yak - Let the Pictures Do the Talking

Social Media Bird Brain

Talking Hands Tattoos from A+R Store via Peaceology Spring E-newsletters and hard copy newsletters are in the making and I'd just like to take this opportunity to remind you that "less is more." That is, less typing and more pictures and maybe bigger fonts. One of the chief drawbacks I see in newsletters and bulletins, is a tendency to be wordy. You definitely want to communicate what your. small nonprofits social media

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Celebrate with Kivi by Saving $200

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are a few of the webinars we have coming up this spring and summer: Writing a Direct Mail Appeal Letter In-House, Parts 1 and 2 with Tom Ahern. From Summer to Spring: Digital Engagement Ideas To Engage Your Audience Year Round with Kerri Karvetski. It’s Kivi’s birthday tomorrow and to help her celebrate, we are inviting you to join our amazing All-Access Pass Holder community (and save $200).

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5 Tips + 25 Ideas + 3 Tools to Take Your Nonprofit Events Virtual In the Age of Coronavirus – #NPCOVID19

J Campbell Social Marketing

I n early March, the March of Dimes went from expecting to hold 257 in-person spring fundraising walks, to having to pivot the entire program to virtual. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra played Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” from their homes and broadcast live on YouTube. The coronavirus pandemic is sweeping across the globe. Human behavior itself is shifting towards online and digital as we social distance to slow the spread and save lives. .

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Making the Most of Your Engagement with Mission Minded

Mission Minded

From the spring of 2013, when we began our branding engagement, through June of 2014, when we launched our new web site, a group of us at Children’s Council of San Francisco got to know our colleagues at Mission Minded quite well. And Children’s Council derived a number of benefits from that work. We have […].

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Now the nonprofit has turned it into a video to promote membership into The Spring. What is The Spring? Join The Spring. ”. On Facebook it looks like this: ‘In just three days, we’ve seen The Spring community skyrocket to 3,886 members! And consider joining The Spring. ”. Back to charity: water and The Spring. Earlier this summer, we started tracking the communications of pairs of national nonprofits working in the same space.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – March 20, 2020

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Happy Spring! Hope everyone is doing their best as we head into another week of self-quarantines and social distancing. Luckily we still have the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. This week we have more on coronavirus as that’s really all anyone is taking talking about, Facebook ads on a budget, how to manage employees who are now working from home and more.

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Oh, Online Communciations Officer

Getting Attention

Development Associates International (Colorado Springs, CO). NEW OPPORTUNITIES 1) Communications and Community Advocacy Associate Sage (New York, NY) 2) Communications and Fundraising Intern Development Associates International (Colorado Springs, CO) 3) Communications Associate, Work for Progress (Philadelphia, PA) 4) Communications Consultant, Teaching Matters (New York, NY) 5) Communications Coordinator, Merchant [.]

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Nonprofit Marketing Help Wanted Now

Getting Attention

Communications and Donor Relations Assistant , The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (Silver Spring, MD). NEW OPPORTUNITIES Communications Associate, Art in General (New York, NY) Communications and Donor Relations Assistant, The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (Silver Spring, MD) Communications and Membership Associate, Jewish Community Action (St. Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities.

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Virtual Volunteering: Ideas to Engage Your Volunteers Remotely

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s Spring 2020 and you typically have twenty eager volunteers ready to begin planning, organizing, and executing your Annual Gala. As we continue to switch our fundraising, events, and work to digital platforms, don’t forget to keep your volunteers involved too. Today Elizabeth Neufeld, CEO and Founder of Strat Labs, shares some ways you can still get your volunteers to help. Kristina. Elizabeth Neufeld. Guest Post by Elizabeth Neufeld, CEO and Founder of Strat Labs.

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Your New Nonprofit Marketing Job: Take It Forward Tuesday

Getting Attention

Director of Communications & Marketing , Wildlife Habitat Council (Silver Springs, MD). Please post your open nonprofit marketing positions here. Communications Coordinator , American Federation of Teachers (Portland, OR). Communications Director , Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences (Plymouth, MA). Communications Manager , CDF: A Collective Action Initiative (Clarkston, GA). Communications Specialist , American Chestnut Foundation (Asheville, NC).

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Gamification: Silly fad or important trend for marketers?

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Last spring, I decided to do some additional research on the topic and create a visual presentation derived from various materials available publicly on the web (both academic and commercial). Almost two years ago now I wrote a blog post entitled “ Gamification can change behaviour. I have proof “ Since that time, I have become even more interested in this emerging trend and its potential applicability towards societal issues.

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Friday Futures

Getting Attention

Achieving the Dream (Silver Spring, MD). NEW OPPORTUNITIES 1) Assistant Director of Communications Achieving the Dream (Silver Spring, MD) 2) Awareness and Community Relations Manager National Brain Tumor Society (Watertown, MA) 3) Communications Coordinator, The Immunization Partnership (Houston, TX) 4) Digital Content Coordinator and Digital Program Director Food & [.]

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

Marketing & PR Manager , Forum Theatre (Silver Spring, MD). Please post your open nonprofit marketing positions here. Chief Marketing Officer , National Aquarium (Baltimore, MD). Communications Associate , The Anti-Violence Project. New York, NY). Communications Coordinator , Blue Shield of California Foundation (Chico, CA). Communications Coordinator , Colorado Water Trust (Denver, CO). Communications Manager , Grand Canyon Trust (Flagstaff, AZ).

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