Getting IT Invested in Your Cause
Aug15

Getting IT Invested in Your Cause

Earlier this year we introduced you to Imtiaz Haiyoom, an “IT guy” for CitySquare who encouraged nonprofit marketing staff to bring their IT staff into the decision making process. Today, we have another IT guy who shares how he grew to even like marketing. Crazy!  ~Kivi Guest Post by Andy Adams of Whistling Duck  It was the first day of my first job as a young programmer. I was given a tour of the snack room before I was...

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Nonprofit Hashtags You Should Keep an Eye On
Aug08

Nonprofit Hashtags You Should Keep an Eye On

In yesterday’s post on registering a hashtag, we talked a little bit about how useful hashtags can be when trying to categorize your social media posts by topic. Here are some hashtags specific to the nonprofit field that you should add to your listening dashboard. Twitter Chats #nptalk - Weekly Wednesdays, 3:00 -4:00 pm EST. Learn more. #ynpchat – First Wednesday of the month, 4:00 -5:00 pm EST. For young nonprofit...

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Can I Register a Hashtag?
Aug07

Can I Register a Hashtag?

 Hashtags are a great way to organize your social media updates and to find others who are talking about the same things you are talking about. Hashtags are definitely here to stay, with Facebook recently adding the feature to their network, following Twitter and Instagram. Here’s a little hashtag #background: Adding a hashtag (#) before a keyword or phrase (no spaces between words in that phrase) turns that phrase into a link....

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S, M, L, XL: Why Responsive Website Design is the Best Strategy for Different Size Screens
Jul16

S, M, L, XL: Why Responsive Website Design is the Best Strategy for Different Size Screens

In this post, one of our favorite graphic designers, Julia Reich, toots the horn for responsive design, explaining why she decided on responsive design for the new Stone Soup Creative website; why she and her team will endeavor to build it into sites they’ll be designing for their clients from here on in; and why she recommends you consider it for your site too. Guest Post by Julia Reich of Stone Soup Creative As you know from...

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We Need a Mobile Strategy – Ya Think?
Jul15

We Need a Mobile Strategy – Ya Think?

I’m still blown away by the number of nonprofits who think they don’t have to worry about how their websites and email look on mobile devices. Or conference organizers who don’t think they need a hashtag. “But our people really don’t do mobile,” they say, completely in denial. Look around. According to recent data from the Pew Internet & American Life Project,  61% of American cell phone owners...

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Should You Sync Your Facebook and Twitter Updates?
Jul08

Should You Sync Your Facebook and Twitter Updates?

We get this question a lot and the short answer is “No! You should not.” If you are lumping Twitter and Facebook together simply as “social media” that need updating, then you are missing the bigger picture. Twitter and Facebook need to be viewed as two distinct channels with different audiences and different purposes. Yes, the majority of your content will work on both networks, but that content needs to be...

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