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How Groupon and LivingSocial are raising millions for charity using social media

Julia Claire Campbell Nonprofits, Online Fundraising, Social Media 3 Comments

Daily Deal sites have been getting slammed in the press, in the stock market and from businesses who claim they are destroying certain industries. The pros of using a Daily Deal site to grow your business, attract new customers and create social media buzz are many. But the cons are numerous as well. What if Daily Deal sites could be used for good – to collect donations …

It's All About The Images, Baby

It’s All About The Images, Baby – Pinterest and Instagram for Nonprofits

Julia Claire Campbell Nonprofits, Pinterest 1 Comment

I decided today that I want to focus more of my time helping nonprofits understand, embrace and harness the power of images. The idea of visual storytelling is certainly nothing new or ground-breaking. Leaders in the nonprofit and social media field have been writing about it for years. It seems to me an indisputable fact – the nonprofit organizations that …

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Pinning for Good: How UNICEF Uses Pinterest to Raise Awareness and Raise Funds

Julia Claire Campbell Fundraising, Nonprofits, Online Fundraising, Pinterest, Social Media 1 Comment

If you are like me, you have become hopelessly addicted to Pinterest. The uses, both personal and for business, are endless. Pin expensive, sparkly shoes and bags! Pin ideas for your Christmas party! Pin ideas for your child’s bedroom! Pin blog articles! Pin inspiring quotes! On the surface, Pinterest seems pretty shallow – an extension of our rampant consumerism. It …

How to Find and Engage Your Biggest Online Supporters – Part 3 of 3

How to Find and Engage Your Biggest Online Supporters – Part 3 of 3

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Did you miss the first 2 posts in this series? Click to read Part 1 and Part 2. In the past two weeks, I’ve blogged about ways that you and your organization can find your biggest online supporters, as well as ways that you can engage them to spread the word about your cause. Today I will discuss the last, but most important, step in building relationships …

Be Your Donor Day

What do your donors experience when they give? #BeYourDonor

Julia Claire Campbell Fundraising, Nonprofits, Online Fundraising Leave a Comment

When speaking to nonprofit professionals, I always give them this one piece of advice: Make a donation to your own nonprofit, either online or via a check in the mail. Then see what happens. Do you get an acknowledgement? A letter? An email? A phone call? Or do you get a symphony of crickets? A must-read report was recently released …

How to Find and Engage Your Biggest Online Supporters – Part 2 of 3

How to Find and Engage Your Biggest Online Supporters – Part 2 of 3

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Did you miss Part 1? Click here to read it! Last week I discussed ways that you and your organization can find your biggest online supporters, also called Brand Ambassadors. So now, hopefully, you’ve found some online supporters that are ready and willing to spread the word about your cause, your event and/or your fundraising campaign. What do you do with them? 1) …

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How to Find and Engage Your Biggest Online Supporters – Part 1 of 3

Julia Claire Campbell Nonprofits, Online Fundraising Leave a Comment

The truth remains that even in the rapid-fire world of technology, the Internet, social media and mobile tools, the most effective form of fundraising is still the personal ask. People will not support your organization and your cause if they are not given a compelling reason to do so. And what better reason than because a beloved relative or trusted friend has asked them to?  Consider …

5 quick and dirty tips for nonprofits participating in an online giving challenge

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Today nonprofits throughout Boston are participating in an online giving challenge, and I am happy to be spreading the word! The Giving Common Challenge is a 36-hour event that started at 8:00 am EDT today and runs through 8:00 pm EDT on October 11, 2012. Over 60 prizes totaling $151,000 will be awarded to qualifying organizations during the challenge period. More details on The …

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Visualization on Social Media for Social Good [Infographic]

Julia Claire Campbell Fundraising, Infographics, Nonprofits, Social Media Leave a Comment

Logan Harper, the community manager for UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Government’s new online Masters in Public Administration program (MPA@UNC), reached out to me to post his new infographic on Social Media for Social Good. In it, he provides examples of successful nonprofit social media advocacy campaigns, as well as the elements of successful campaigns and emerging trends in charitable giving …