How to Work with Influencers with Ash Collins of Best Friends Animal Society

How to Work with Influencers with Ash Collins of Best Friends Animal Society

Julia Claire Campbell Fundraising, Marketing, Nonprofits, Podcast, Social Media, Strategy

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Influencer marketing has a wide variety of benefits for nonprofits, but it’s a relatively new space for many of us. We may not know who exactly to approach as an “influencer” – or what to say and how to work with them.

In this episode, Ash Collins, Influencer Relations Specialist at Best Friends Animal Society, will be  sharing the benefits of creating an Influencer Program and the collaborations that she has been part of during her role.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How to work with influencers
  • How to find influencers
  • How to track success
  • The future of influencer marketing
  • How to get younger generations into fundraising

Ash Collins (she/her/hers) is the Influencer Relations Specialist at Best Friends Animal Society, a national animal welfare organization. She manages relationships and marketing collaborations with social media influencers to help end the killing of cats and dogs in America’s shelters. She has been in animal welfare for over 7 years and is skilled in influencer relations, social media, digital marketing, relationship development, and crypto/NFT relationships. When she is not working hard to Save Them All, she can be found reading with her cats, hiking with her husband and their dog, or sewing in her craft room.

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About Julia Campbell, the host of the Nonprofit Nation podcast:

Named as a top thought leader by Forbes and BizTech Magazine, Julia Campbell (she/hers) is an author, coach, and speaker on a mission to make the digital world a better place.

She wrote her book, Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits, as a roadmap for social change agents who want to build movements using engaging digital storytelling techniques. Her second book, How to Build and Mobilize a Social Media Community for Your Nonprofit, was published in 2020 as a call-to-arms for mission-driven organizations to use the power of social media to build movements.

Julia’s online courses, webinars, and keynote talks have helped hundreds of nonprofits make the shift to digital thinking and how to do effective marketing in the digital age.

Take Julia’s free nonprofit masterclass,  3 Must-Have Elements of Social Media That Converts

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