5 Tips for Choosing Your Nonprofit URL

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BONUS: Once you've registered your URL, try writing it with "camel back" or "mixed-case" spelling. Getting a memorable domain name is a very important step in online fundraising. All fundraising, really. Donors often check out an organization's website before making a gift, so putting thought into your domain name can help you raise more money. Generally, of course, you'll want to choose the name of your nonprofit. But here are some things to think about as you decide.

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Why your nonprofit’s URL matters

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

How do you choose the right URL for your nonprofit? As someone with a common name that’s spelled a bit differently, I’m all too aware of the confusion and errors that happen because of a unique moniker. When people are expecting Karen with a K, I’m forever spelling out C-a-r-y-n. For me, this typically only causes minor inconvenience and some interesting conversations about names.

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5 tips on choosing your nonprofit URL

Fundraising Coach

BONUS: Once you’ve registered your URL, try writing it with “camel back&# or “mixed-case&# spelling. Q: Marc, I’m embarrassed to admit that we don’t yet have a website. But do you have any advice about choosing a domain name? A: Great question! Getting a memorable domain name is a very important step in online fundraising. All fundraising, really. Donors often check out an organization’s website before making a gift.

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The most useful social media tool I found in 2010

Wild Woman Fundraising

Oh, furthermore, if you use the URL shorteners embedded in Hootsuite, the [link] shortener and the [link] shortener, you can get stats on how many people click on your links. I like my URL shorteners to be a bit, well, shorter, so I use [link].

6 Time-Saving Scheduling Tools Recommended by Fellow Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Can you get your own customized booking URL to offer contacts? Scheduling a meeting shouldn’t be hard. But all too often, it feels like: via GIPHY. The back-and-forth is enough to suck your soul dry. Thankfully, there are apps to improve the process.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here is A Complete Guide to The New Google URL Builder. Everyone ready to be back to work? Well, let’s commiserate with some Mixed Links… LAST DAY TO SAVE! Today is the last day of our Annual All-Access sale.

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YOU can turn your email capture device into a Facebook app

DonorDigital

These instructions will work for any email capture tool with both a secure and non-secure URL. You’ll need both a secure and non-secure URL version of the Luminate Survey (or whatever email capture device you’ve created). On this screen, you should see the “Survey URL.”

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Join Cause-Related Marketing, Get a Choice of Two Cool Tools You Can Use Today

Cause Related Marketing

No more typing in the unwieldy causerelatedmarketing.blogspot URL! Or finding the URL link through another site.As Kind Readers:Kenta H. from Seattle is the latest person to join the Cause-Related Marketing Googlegroup.You can join, too.When you do, each new posting will come directly to your email box. an inducement, everyone that joins receives a copy of the “Five Flavors of Cause-Related

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An Example Of How To Fundraise With Nonprofit Infographics

J Campbell Social Marketing

They have their logo and URL at the top so there is no confusion if you want more information (I also love that their URL is easy to remember and clearly conveys the purpose of the page – www.Compassion.com/BetterGift ). photo credit: peddhapati via photopin cc.

Know Your Audience – A Lesson from the Ridiculous Pitches I Receive Daily

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For example: If you look closely at the url for that article, you’ll notice it’s from 2007. .

How to Do Social Media Spring Cleaning at Your Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

Photos, videos, info, URLs, calls-to-action, About sections, bios, hashtags, and more – I’m sure they can all use a little sprucing up! . Pro tip: Change the URL to go to an introductory video about your organization, or your Success Stories page of your website.

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'Cause-nitive Dissonance,' Bad Postioning or Both in KFC Cause Marketing Campaign?

Cause Related Marketing

the website URL suggests, the campaign sports the unwieldy name of 'Buckets for the Cure."The Through May 9, 2010 each bucket of specially-marked KFC chicken sold generates a $.50 50 donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Measuring the Success of Your Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If your report is in print, but an action will take place online, you can use a custom URL so that you can credit that traffic and any completed actions to the report. For example, use yourwebsite.org/2015report where that URL only appears in the printed report.

Integrating Social Data into Decision Making (5 Free Tools)

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

URL: www.facebook.com. URL: www.manageflitter.com/search/account. URL: [link]. URL: [link]. URL: [link].

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One Lesson from the #iGiveLocal “Give Local America” Fiasco

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This was great Plan B hustle on their part, but it required nonprofits to communicate two different URLs to donors — the main one on Kimbia in hopes it would come back up and the second form at Wufoo. Yesterday, May 3, was Give Local America Day.

SHOW US YOUR LISTS! 8 Ideas for Nonprofit Twitter Lists 

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Share your list URL in the comments section. Every time I teach a Twitter class, I’m surprised at how many seasoned Twitter users DON’T use lists. A Twitter list is a curated group of Twitter users. It is an incredibly useful feature that makes Twitter much more manageable.

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Government Videos Wiki List Experiment

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I made this spreadsheet public, allowed anyone to edit, and housed it under the “ mobilegovernment.ca ” URL.

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Butts in Seats: 5 Tips for Event Marketing Using Social Media

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Also, the event should have its own dedicated page with a unique URL. This URL is imperative to any promotion of the event online whether it is using social media or email. When promoting an event using social media, add the URL to each broadcasting post. Ceci Dadisman.

Environmental Defense Fund hits the mark with Polar Bear Ad.

GenerationYGive

4) Points to something we can all do, even if we can't give The interesting part of this ad on TV is that it had a "branded" URL. Nowhere did it say " Environmental Defense Fund " but rather pointed viewers to a global warming URL.

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#DEVELOPMENT: How Much Cash Is Required To Land A Donation?

Non Profit Marketing 360

He also built is findings on Google Analytics and Google URL Builder , which helps you build unique URLs for any online outreach you might have. With the various URLs, you can trace which channels proved most cost effective and you can focus on those channels in the future.

Facebook Events Integration Pulls Attendee Data Directly into EveryAction

EveryAction

Here's how it works: When creating a new event, users open the Facebook Integration tab and drop in the URL of an existing public Facebook Event. Facebook is one of the most important digital organizing tools of our time. Every day, nonprofits and other organizations use Facebook's events platform to build crowds and recruit attendees to actions, protests, fundraisers, parties, and other types of events.

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Your Ideas, Examples, and Problems with Awareness Raising Campaigns

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The URL of your post. Next month we’ll be hosting the Nonprofit Blog Carnival, and our theme is Raising Awareness. You may know that I am not the biggest fan of “awareness raising” as a goal in and of itself.

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

J Campbell Social Marketing

Tools needed: Smartphone, and maybe some corporate swag or a print out of their logo and website URL.

The Work behind Your Work: Your Methods & Wants for Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Getting Attention

Please email the URL of your post and a 2-3 sentence summary to nonprofitcarnival@gmail.com by Friday, April 25 to be considered! Just send the URL of your post and a two-three-sentence summary of your post to nonprofitcarnival@gmail.com by Friday, April 25 to be considered!

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Call for Submissions: Health Care Social Media Review #30

SocialButterfly

Blog Title: Blog URL: Post Headline: Permanent link to post: Your Name: Name, Username, Nickname, or Pseudonym. 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.

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Call for Submissions: Health Care Social Media Review #30

SocialButterfly

Blog Title: Blog URL: Post Headline: Permanent link to post: Your Name: Name, Username, Nickname, or Pseudonym. 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.

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Call for Submissions: Health Care Social Media Review #41

SocialButterfly

Blog URL. How can we harness the power of visual storytelling in healthcare social media? 65% of the American population are visual learners. You may want to read that a second time. And should we be surprised?

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QR Codes – Why you need to know what they are

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

The information encoded can be text, URL or other data.&# - Wikipedia. In this case, if you were to scan the image on your left with your phone (using a free QR reader), you would be directed to the English Wikipedia Mobile Webpage without having to type in the URL.

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Get Ready to Grab Your Org's Custom Facebook Address for Pages and Profiles!

Getting Attention

Some call them vanity URLs, other Facebook user names but you can grab your organization's moniker starting starting at 12:01 a.m. It'll allow your organization to feature a Facebook page URL that's easy to remember -- something like www.Facebook.com/CommunityFoodBank -- and should be incorporated in all marketing communications, including your email sig lines when appropriate.

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Drive Donors to Your Online Donation Page with These Six Marketing Strategies, Part 2

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Include the URL to your website and information about donating online within your mailed newsletters (tip: make your URL as short and simple as possible to make navigating to your page as easy as possible!). Abby Jarvis.

BC Social Media Engagement Learning Centre

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

URL: https://extranet.gov.bc.ca/collab/some/. I was recently given permission to share a “work in progress&# extranet site from the Government of British Columbia. Please note that it is currently a mirror and has not yet been officially launched. So what is it exactly?

Pop Your All-Staff Team of Messengers: Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Getting Attention

Please send the URL of your post and a 2-3 sentence summary to: nonprofitcarnival@gmail.com by Friday, June 24 to be considered! Please share your questions and tips here, or via a blog post emailed to nonprofitcarnival@gmail.com by Friday, June 24. I’m in love, with a marketing method that’s a game changer for communications, fundraising, and program staff members in organizations like yours— Launching an all-staff team of messengers.

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Craft a Positive “Page Not Found” Experience

Getting Attention

You’ll need to cover errors made typing a URL and in clicked links, as well as pages no longer on your site.

Call for Submissions: Health Care Social Media Review #14

SocialButterfly

Blog Title: Blog URL: Post Headline: Permanent link to post: Your Name: Name, Username, Nickname, or Pseudonym. How can we use social media to better address health and digital literacy? On Wednesday, Oct.

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Call for Submissions: Healthcare Social Media Review #21

SocialButterfly

Blog Title: Blog URL: Post Headline: Permanent link to post: Your Name: Name, Username, Nickname, or Pseudonym. How can social media support prevention and wellness?

Cell Phone Fundraising

Cause Related Marketing

But the sign doesn’t feature a website URL, a toll-free telephone number or even an address to send a check.

What Did You Do, Think, or Feel This Summer? Share in the Carnival!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Be sure to include your name, your blog’s name and the URL of the post (not your blog homepage). We are hosting the August edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival, which is a round-up of posts from bloggers in the nonprofit sector on a particular theme.

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It’s Today! Google Test Your Website

Getting Attention

First—and this is probably for your web folks, if you don’t do it all yourself—annotate both desktop and mobile URLs with the proper ca nonical and alternate tags to tell Google which site is the preferred version of the page vs. the alternate version.

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What Words to Use Instead of the Infamous “B-word” (Bequest)

iMarketSmart

More information is available at [your website’s URL here]. Last week one of my blog posts told you make sure to stay away from the word “bequest” in your communications with donors. But I failed to tell you what word or words to use instead.

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Nonprofit Event Promotion: 10 Simple Ways to Get More People to Your Nonprofit Event Using Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Since you can only post a clickable URL link in the bio portion of your profile, and not on individual posts, actual ticket sales and registrations may be slow to come in from Instagram. If you want to include the event URL, use a link-shortening service like bit.ly