6 Characteristics of Awesome Nonprofit Pins

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 …

In Defense of Social Media Slacktivism

In Defense of Social Media Slacktivism

Julia Claire Campbell Nonprofits, Social Media 8 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 …

How to Get More Engagement On Your Facebook Page

How to Get More Engagement On Your Facebook Page

Julia Claire Campbell Facebook, Marketing, Social Media 3 Comments

Many brands and organizations have a big problem on Facebook – getting engagement on their posts.  Engagement is absolutely critical to Facebook’s EdgeRank algorithm – the equation that determines what your fans see in their News Feeds. When I say “engagement”, I don’t mean numbers of fans, reach or number of posts on the Page. Engagement measures real time reactions …

How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media Marketing Tools to Accomplish Their Missions

Social Media for Social Good: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media Marketing Tools to Accomplish Their Missions [PRESENTATION]

Julia Claire Campbell Nonprofits, Social Media, Speaking, Strategy 1 Comment

Here are the slides from a presentation I did this morning at SAYMedia Salem! Thank you to Kevin Letourneau and the Salem YMCA for setting it up and thanks to all the attendees! Social Media for Social Good: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media Marketing Tools to Accomplish Their Missions Sponsored by SAYmedia at the Salem YMCA Presented by Julia C. Campbell Are you thinking about …

Think more about the Why and Less about the How in Social Media

Think more about the Why and Less about the How in Social Media

Julia Claire Campbell Social Media, Strategy 8 Comments

Here are the two most frequently asked questions in my experience in the field of social media marketing: 1.  What social media tools should I use? 2.  How much time should I spend on social media? The answer is – I can’t give you these answers. I need you to answer some questions for me first. (Note: If anyone gives …

Facebook Is Still King – But Don’t Ignore the Rest of the Social Media Court

Facebook Is Still King – But Don’t Ignore the Rest of the Social Media Court

Julia Claire Campbell Facebook, Marketing, Nonprofits, Social Media 2 Comments

Facebook (love it or hate it) is where people are. Facebook continues to be a vital part in (most of) our daily lives. The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found that 92% of people using social networking sites maintain a profile on Facebook. 92%! If you are developing a social media marketing strategy, you can’t ignore that …

3 Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Absolutely Be Interested In Pinterest

3 Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Absolutely Be Interested In Pinterest

Julia Claire Campbell Nonprofits, Pinterest, Social Media 2 Comments

I’m sure that by now someone has brought up this question – either at a Board meeting, marketing meeting or just in passing: Should our nonprofit be interested in Pinterest? The short answer is – YES! Note: Before jumping on any social network, your nonprofit should think about overall fundraising and marketing strategy and staff capacity first, and the tools …