This Is How You Get Your Fans Engaged – Nonprofit Success Story

I coached the fundraising staff at Children of the Nations for part of 2012 and 2013, and I am so excited about the creative ideas they have had to engage their fans and child sponsors. I asked Cassia Burke of Children of the Nations to share how they came up with a recent campaign that I think you might…

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…

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…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraising

Hope you had a great week! Let’s have some Mixed Links… July’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival is up! Craig Linton, the Fundraising Detective, hosted the carnival and compiled some great tips on monthly giving programs. The August Nonprofit Blog Carnival will be hosted by yours truly and the theme will be how to play well with others…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers July 12, 2013

Welcome to Mixed Links! This is our weekly round-up of the good stuff on the net for nonprofit communicators. M+R Research Labs has released a must-read report on multichannel marketing for nonprofits, Adventures in Multichannel Marketing. The report includes five case studies each with a different take on how to use multichannel marketing in smart ways.…

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,…

Mixed Link for Nonprofit Marketers

I hope everyone had a good week. Let’s relax with some Mixed Links… Wild Apricot hosted this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival with Data for Good being the theme. Contributors include Joanne Fritz, Marc Koenig, and our very own community engagement manager, Kristina. If your website and emails aren’t mobile friendly, you really need to get…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers June 21, 2013

Happy Friday! Let’s have some Mixed Links… Lori Halley at Wild Apricot blog is hosting this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival and this month’s theme is data for good. Submissions are due this Tuesday, June 25th. Facebook added a hashtag feature last week, so you know John Haydon has some ways nonprofits can use hashtags for their…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers May 10, 2013

It’s finally starting to feel a little more like spring here in NC. Let’s celebrate with some Mixed Links! I’ve reopened the application process for our Nonprofit Marketing Guide Mentoring Program for communications directors and executive directors who do it all. The new six-month session begins July 1 and we have 10 slots open. We’ve already…

Afraid of Twitter? 5 Quick Tips

I’ve been tweeting for a while so I sometimes forget many people are still wary of Twitter. Facebook has become a norm in nonprofit communications, but Twitter still has many hold outs. Laurel Dykema offers a newbie perspective on tweeting and how to get started. ~Kivi Guest Post by Laurel Dykema of Mission India I’ll admit it—when…