Archive: Social Media

Are You Totally Missing the Point of Social Media?

I know a lot of nonprofit professionals and marketing professionals. They have two things in common. Both groups want to know the most surefire and fastest way to grow their fans and followers on social media channels. (I mean, who doesn’t?) I think they are missing the point. To illustrate: ...

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My Big Fat Problem With Social Media Measurement

Don’t get me wrong. I think it’s fantastic when nonprofits want to measure their social media efforts. In fact, it’s vital – consistent measurement is something I strongly recommend (a.k.a. require) of all my clients. Without measurement and analysis: How will you know what to improve upon? If you don’t ...

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4 Ways to Use Social Media to Strengthen Donor Relationships

Donor retention (how many donors continue to give to your organization after their first gift) is at an all-time low. It’s abysmal and worrisome. The Association of Fundraising Professionals found that 70% of all donors that nonprofits recruit into giving a gift never donate again to that organization! Can you ...

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Nonprofits, are you still doubting the power of social media?

Still doubting the power of social media? Check out this neat interactive infographic from Digital Insights. Some of the more mind-blowing findings: 75% of the engagement on a Facebook post happens in the first 5 hours – so post frequently (more than once per day if you can); 44% of ...

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Which Nonprofit Causes Rule Social Media?

Have you ever wondered which nonprofit organizations, causes and issues get the most engagement and exposure on social media? Check out this great infographic by the RAD Campaign and Craig Newmark’s Craigconnects. The findings may surprise you! The infographic also includes quotes and tips from nonprofit online engagement specialists and marketing ...

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10 Ways to Build Loyalty Among Your Online Community Members

It seems to me that nonprofit social media campaigns are still focused on the numbers game – collecting the most Likes on Facebook, the most Twitter and Pinterest followers and the most views on YouTube. Building up sheer numbers of Likes and views, without motivating people to take action, is ...

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5 Very Inspiring Nonprofit Fundraising Campaigns for Mother’s Day

I am always looking for creative ideas to give my moms on Mother’s Day (I have a mom, a step mom and two mothers-in-law). As a mom myself, I know that it takes some creativity to find a very special gift that comes from the heart. I decided to do ...

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