What is Crowdfunding and How Can It Work for My Nonprofit?
Apr03

What is Crowdfunding and How Can It Work for My Nonprofit?

In last week’s Mixed Links, we shared an infographic on  Cracking the Crowdfunding Code, but thought we might need to expand a little bit about what crowdfunding is before you jump into those statistics. Crowdfunding is pretty much what it sounds like – getting a large group of people to give you money for a project. You probably first heard about crowdfunding in relation to independent artists or small start-ups. But...

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Is Social Media Really Effective for Your Org? It Should Be
Mar20

Is Social Media Really Effective for Your Org? It Should Be

Facebook changes too much. Twitter moves too fast. We don’t have cute pictures for Pinterest. LinkedIn is boring. Quit making excuses as to why you aren’t getting the results you want on your social media networks and learn how to engage your followers across all of your social networks. Social media can be effective – you may just be doing it wrong. Don’t feel bad about it – a lot of us are. Luckily, we...

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3 Questions BEFORE Plunging Your Nonprofit into a New Social Media Channel
Mar04

3 Questions BEFORE Plunging Your Nonprofit into a New Social Media Channel

Are you looking to branch out in social media beyond Facebook? Is it time for your nonprofit to see other networks? Kerri Karvetski shares three questions you need to ask yourself before going ahead.  You can learn more from Kerri about how to design social media campaigns later this month in Advanced Social Media Strategies: Running Campaigns and Building Engagement on Multiple Social Networks. Here are three core questions to...

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10 Insanely Useful Free Twitter Tools for Nonprofits
Jan29

10 Insanely Useful Free Twitter Tools for Nonprofits

The beauty of Twitter is that it is simple, short and fast. When something happens in the world, more often than not, Twitter carries news of it first. From earthquakes to elections, mundane to momentous, Twitter tells us what’s going on and who’s saying what. It lets us take the pulse of humanity. But Twitter is also a firehose, a never-ending, unfiltered stream of characters. Not all of it is helpful, wanted or useful....

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Nonprofits and Social Media: Where to Next?
Jan23

Nonprofits and Social Media: Where to Next?

You may have seen the report this week about how Facebook will be dead in three years, and the counter punches about why that’s a silly claim.  Who knows what Facebook’s lifespan will be? What we do know is that you can’t put all your communications and community engagement eggs in one basket. We don’t even know what new communications “baskets” are being weaved right now! What we do know is where...

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This is What Nonprofits Need More Than a Facebook Donate Button
Dec18

This is What Nonprofits Need More Than a Facebook Donate Button

You may have felt a rumble on Facebook this week . . . they are adding “Donate” button functionality to some nonprofit pages. It’s still being rolled out and there are tons of questions about how it will work. For example, will nonprofits get contact information for donors? Highly unlikely. Will this make is easier for people to quickly support high visibility causes during a crisis like a disaster? Very likely. Is...

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