Social Media Takeovers: 6 Nonprofits That Gave It Up for Good (PLUS: 6 Tips for Getting it Right)

Would you hand over the keys to your nonprofit’s Twitter or Instagram account to a volunteer, partner, artist or celebrity?  It’s called a social media takeover, and it’s been used by big brands and a variety of nonprofits with some fairly impressive results – such as big boosts in followers and engagement. It’s a tactic well suited…

Successful Facebook Advertising on Less than $2 a Day

A lot of people ask us whether Facebook advertising is a good idea or not. So we are happy to introduce the good folks over at ActionSprout to share some answers! They help nonprofits find supporters on Facebook and get them to act. We’ll be working with Action Sprout to provide more tips, resources, and training on…

50+ Nonprofit Instagram Accounts You Should Follow Right Now

Looking for some good examples of nonprofit Instagram accounts? Grab your phone and get inspired. ANIMAL RIGHTS Talia looks like she’s ready for her woolcut next month. That’s the real start of spring! A photo posted by Catskill Animal Sanctuary (@catskill_animal_sanctuary) on Apr 11, 2015 at 12:06pm PDT ASPCA https://instagram.com/aspca Best Friends Animal Society https://instagram.com/bestfriendsanimalsociety…

Using Hashtags to Promote Your Cause [Free Download]

Our social media and online campaigns adviser, Kerri Karvetski, has been killing it lately when it comes to hashtag training. Last week, she published 5 Easy Hashtags Hacks for Nonprofit Marketers and before that she gave us a great case study on how Mom Rising uses hashtags to meet its mission. If you really want to elevate…

5 Easy Hashtags Hacks for Nonprofit Marketers

I’ve been writing here a lot about hashtags lately….with good reason. The more I use them, and see the fantastic ways nonprofits use them, the more I’m convinced hashtags are must-have in the nonprofit marketer’s toolkit. In the past few months I’ve given several webinars on how to use hashtags to promote your cause. A few tactics, techniques and tools stood…

CASE STUDY: How MomsRising Uses Hashtags to Help Meet Its Mission

Hashtags and advocacy go together like peanut butter and jelly. The hashtag distills an issue into an instant, searchable sound bite that can not only travel far, but fast. MomsRising is a nonprofit that uses hashtags right – consistently, persistently, with focus. I asked MomsRising Director of Social Media Strategy and Blogging Anita Jackson (@anita_sarah) to tell…

How to Create a Facebook Group [Social Media Basics]

Having a Facebook Page is pretty much a must these days. Whether anyone sees what you post there is a completely different story. They also aren’t the best for coordinating activities or sharing ideas with a specific group of people. If you need to have a dialogue with a number of people related to your cause, you might want to…

BOOKMARK THIS: Big List of Twitter Chats for Nonprofits (Chat Tools, Too!)

Yearning for company, learning, or meaningful connections on Twitter? Try a Twitter chat! TWITTER CHAT  A conversation that happens on Twitter that’s focused within a certain time (usually an hour) on a specific topic and by a specific person or organization. If you’re struggling to “get” Twitter, Twitter chats just may give you that “aha” moment…

REPORT: Facebook Levels Off While Instagram Rises

Image source: https://flic.kr/p/7CdtRG (Reading this on email? Be sure to click over to the post to see the graphics.) Nonprofits, it’s time to see other people (besides those on Facebook). According to the latest research from Pew Research Center, more Americans are branching out from Facebook to try second and third social networks. Instagram in particular jumped 16% percent in…

WHERE ARE MY PEOPLE? 6 Tools and Techniques for Finding Friends and Influencers on Facebook & Twitter

For more tips and examples, join me next Thursday, January 15th at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific), for my brand new webinar Where Are My People? How to Find Your Audience on Social Networks. (Recording available if you can’t attend live.) Let’s face it – not all followers on social networks are the same. Some are…