Archive: Nonprofits

One Fundamental Thing Nonprofits Need To Know About Social Media

One of my favorite nonprofit technology evangelists is Amy Sample Ward, the innovative and creative CEO of the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN). Association Mavens has an insightful interview with Amy, and her perspective about social media, nonprofits and the future of nonprofit technology. The most important point Amy makes is ...

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Social Media Slacktivism or Something Bigger?

Does the recent success of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge leave you feeling exhilarated, or skeptical? There certainly were a variety of lively opposing viewpoints presented at the most recent #CommBuild and #FundChat nonprofit Tweet chats! I participated in the challenge, and continue to believe that it is a big opportunity for the ...

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10 Qualities You Need To Become A Stellar Nonprofit Storyteller

Storytelling is not only a fantastic way to relate to other humans on a personal level, it is also a fantastic marketing and fundraising tool for nonprofits. When done strategically and in harmony with online channels, storytelling can and will help you raise more money and strengthen relationships with your ...

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What the Social Media Success of the ALS #IceBucketChallenge Can Teach Nonprofits

I am sure that you’ve seen it by now – a Facebook friend posting a video as they get doused by a bucket of ice water, all in the name of raising awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. From Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to ...

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How To Use Social Media To Connect With Donors & Supporters

Yesterday I presented a webinar with 4Good and Nonprofit Webinars on the topic of using social media to connect and build relationships with donors. The slides and audio are up on their website if you want to experience the entire webinar (I promise it’s worth it!) Click here. I have embedded ...

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It’s Never Too Early To Start Your Year-End Fundraising Campaigns

September is the ideal time to begin your end-of-year fundraising campaign. Donations jump 163% in December, and the average gift size increases by 36%! So what are you waiting for? This neat infographic from Salsa Labs features details about end-of-year giving and more. They also have a helpful free e-book you ...

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5 Quick Ways to Improve Your Nonprofit Email Newsletter

I receive a lot of email newsletters – from nonprofit organizations, from businesses and from consultants. In recent months, I dramatically pruned by email subscriptions. This was mostly due to lack of time to read all of them, but it was also due to the fact that most email newsletters ...

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