Archive: Social Media

Facebook in 2015 – What Nonprofits Need to Know

Love it or hate it, Facebook continues to be an important tool in a nonprofit’s marketing and fundraising kit. On their Q3 earnings call, Facebook released the following mind-blowing statistics: 1.35 billion people log into Facebook each month 864 million daily active users 64% of monthly active users log on ...

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How Nonprofits Continue To Get Facebook Marketing All Wrong

In my conversations with nonprofits using social media, I always ask them one question first – What do they want to get out of using Facebook?   I always single out Facebook first because it is alternately so loved and so hated, and the mere mention of it always elicits ...

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Nonprofit Crisis Communications: What The American Red Cross Should Do Now

Update 10-31-2014: Gwen Ifill on PBS interviews Suzy DeFrancis, Chief Public Affairs Officer of the American Red Cross.  Update 10-29-2014: The American Red Cross published a blog post titled American Red Cross Responds to Inaccuracies in ProPublica and NPR Stories. Still no proactive action from them that I can see ...

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What Will Be The Next Ice Bucket Challenge?

It seems like every charity is taking to social media to become the next Ice Bucket Challenge. But when does it become too much? Writing for The Guardian, Hadley Freeman explains that while she gritted her teeth through the #NoMakeUpSelfie craze and of course, the #IceBucketChallenge, the latest trend in ...

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Get More Nonprofit Social Media Exposure: A Simple Idea From #bbcon

Sadly I wasn’t able to attend the Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits (#bbcon) in person this year, but just by following the Twitter hashtag, I have learned a lot! I am especially fond of one small, yet very powerful idea that you can use to raise even more money at your ...

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How To Build Raving Fans, A Huge Email List & Facebook Ads That Work: Lessons from #AOC2014

The 2014 Agents of Change Conference was packed with insightful, useful information that I cannot wait to fully digest and use! The speakers all know their stuff and walk the social media walk. It was a pleasure to watch them speak and learn from their experiences. If you couldn’t be ...

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