15 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Instagram

15 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Instagram

Julia Claire Campbell Instagram, Nonprofits, Social Media 56 Comments

This post was first published on the GiftWorks Guest Blog.  Instagram is hot. With 100 million monthly active users and over 40 million photos uploaded per day, the photo-sharing site claims to gain a new follower every second. Online marketing is visual. If you are not telling your story to your supporters in a visual way, you may be ignored or …

Using Social Media for Social Good (Infographic)

Multichannel Strategies for Nonprofits [Webinar]

Julia Claire Campbell Nonprofits, Online Fundraising, Social Media 11 Comments

Have you signed up for today’s webinar? It’s hosted by NPO Connect, and I will be discussing ways to use all the communication channels available to nonprofits in a comprehensive and cohesive way. Sign up here! Description: Social and Web 2.0 technologies have changed not just how we market and promote our programs and services, but also how we manage and …

9 Tips for Managing Social Media Burnout

9 Tips for Managing Social Media Burnout by Heather Mansfield

Julia Claire Campbell Best of the Interwebs, Nonprofits, Social Media 42 Comments

Talk about burnout… I didn’t even have time to write a great blog post for today! So, to announce my vacation next week (YES!!!) I thought I would share with you one of my all-time favorite posts by the incredible Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech 2.0: A Social Media Guide for Nonprofits. You should subscribe to her email newsletters and …

6 Characteristics of Awesome Nonprofit Pins

Julia Claire Campbell Nonprofits, Pinterest, Social Media 31 Comments

If your nonprofit doesn’t know about Pinterest, it’s about time it caught up. In terms of adult U.S. Internet users, Pinterest has almost caught up with Twitter! Nonprofits are actively using Pinterest to connect with new donors, raise money and accomplish their missions. There are several characteristics that separate awesome nonprofit pins from the mediocre. Awesome nonprofit pins: Are visually …

Does My Nonprofit Really Have To Be On Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn, Tumblr

Does My Nonprofit Really Have To Be On Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram, Tumblr?!

Julia Claire Campbell Nonprofits, Social Media 28 Comments

I often field this question in my discussions with nonprofits. “Julia,” they ask. “You are always writing about new social networking tools. Does my nonprofit really need to be active on so many different sites?” Usually, in the middle of asking the question the color drains from their face and they become noticeably agitated and anxious. Nonprofit professionals are always suspicious of …

Social Media for Nonprofits Conference in Boston

10 Best Takeaways from the Social Media for Nonprofits Conference

Julia Claire Campbell Events, Nonprofits, Social Media Leave a Comment

Yesterday I attended the Social Media for Nonprofits Conference in Boston (well, Cambridge) and I wasn’t disappointed. This year’s line-up of speakers and variety of content was packed with experts and helpful topics. If you missed it, make sure to sign up at the Social Media for Nonprofits website to get updates on upcoming events. (All the presentations I reference below can …

In Defense of Social Media Slacktivism

In Defense of Social Media Slacktivism

Julia Claire Campbell Nonprofits, Social Media 9 Comments

The word “slacktivism” has surfaced so much of late that I feel the need to write a defense of the much–maligned practice. “Slacktivism” can be loosely defined as sharing a post online, signing an online petition and tweeting a link to a charity’s website. Cynicism Exhibit A: Brian Moylan wrote a provocatively titled post calling everyone who posted the red …