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Top 10 Takeaways – Social Media for Nonprofits Conference

Julia Claire Campbell Events, Fundraising, Nonprofits, Online Fundraising, Social Media 4 Comments

Yesterday was the Boston Social Media for Nonprofits Conference at the Microsoft NERD Center at MIT. Despite the rain and the horrific traffic, I am happy that I attended. Ritu Sharma (Co-Founder & Executive Director) and Darian Rodriguez Heyman (Co-Founder & Head of External Partnerships) put on a fantastic event, with a great roster of speakers, lots of time built …

What’s wrong with this picture?

Julia Claire Campbell Marketing, Mobile, Nonprofits, Online Fundraising, Social Media 2 Comments

At first glance, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the above flyer promoting The Jimmy Fund’s annual “Strike Out Cancer” radio/telethon. Then it dawned on me. Where is the information about a mobile and social media campaign? There is an 800 number and a (very long) URL. No Facebook button, no Twitter link, no Pinterest logo. (To be fair, if …

The 10 Commandments for Nonprofit Websites

Julia Claire Campbell Nonprofits, Websites Leave a Comment

In an ideal world, every nonprofit organization would have a website. Not just any website, but an optimal one that converts donors, recruits volunteers and attracts community members to the cause. A website that inspires through compelling visuals and succinct storytelling, concise calls-to-action and creative uses of white space. In an ideal world, nonprofits would adhere to my 10 Commandments …

How to use your email newsletter to lose friends and annoy people

How to use your email newsletter to lose friends and annoy people

Julia Claire Campbell Email, Marketing, Nonprofits Leave a Comment

Whether you believe that “Inbox Zero” is a fantasy or an achievable goal, there is no doubt that our email inboxes have become increasingly competitive places. Survival of the fittest certainly applies when it comes to what emails get read, which get archived and which get (gulp!) permanently deleted. So how do you ensure that your email newsletters and e-blasts …

Announcement for nonprofits

Announcing – My Nonprofit Marketing Course

Julia Claire Campbell Marketing, Nonprofits, Speaking 3 Comments

I am excited to announce that I will be teaching a course for nonprofit organizations this fall at North Shore Community College! Course Description: There are currently over 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States, according to the National Center for Charitable Statistics. The majority of them are solving problems, saving lives and creating social good every single day. …

10 ways to use networking events to build your nonprofit’s online community

Julia Claire Campbell Marketing, Nonprofits, Social Media 7 Comments

NOTE: These tips can also be used for business owners, entrepreneurs, job hunters and anyone looking to network for any reason. Be creative and adapt them for your own use. Make sure to let me know how it goes! Nonprofits always seem to be invited to “tabling” events. You know the kind – a community health fair/school fair/resource event where …

5 Ways to Tackle Your Nonprofit’s Fear of Social Media

Julia Claire Campbell Nonprofits, Privacy, Social Media, Strategy 2 Comments

Starting a social media campaign can be a scary proposition for most nonprofits. Horror stories abound – staff members going “rogue” and posting inappropriate Facebook photos, volunteers tweeting too much information, negative comments being left in LinkedIn Groups. With all the fear mongering and bad news being reported on the incorrect use of social media and online tools, it is …