Archive: Social Media

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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6 Proven Methods To Get More Social Media Shares

We all know that sharing is the gold standard of social media. Likes and comments are all well and good, but getting someone to share, to retweet, to repin, to regram – that is what exposes your content to a wider audience. Sharing is more powerful as it requires more ...

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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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You Can Now Save Links On Facebook To Read Later – And It’s Awesome

Have you ever been browsing Facebook, on mobile or on desktop, and wanted to save something that you saw in your News Feed to read later? I used to take screen shots of the post on mobile and then have to remember to check my photos later to find the information. ...

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What #SaveMarketBasket Can Teach Nonprofits About Social Media & Inspiring Passion

Born and raised north of Boston, MA, I am acutely familiar with the regional discount grocery store chain Market Basket. It’s where everyone I know shops for their food. Until recently. Market Basket has about 25,000 employees (non-unionized) and 71 locations in 3 New England states. I won’t go into ...

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