Fabulous Example of Facebook Engagement from COTN

I’ve been working with one of my coaching clients, Children of the Nations, on their fall fundraising campaign, which they call Hope for the Children.  In addition to the direct asks for financial support, I suggested that they come up with several “engagement” asks to pair with the ask for money throughout the campaign, which…

How Nonprofits Can Use Facebook Groups

As the community engagement manager at Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com, I have set up a lot of Facebook Groups, and unlike some other changes Facebook has made that people find annoying, the latest updates have made Groups even more functional. Facebook Groups have become our go-to way to communicate and work with our training participants. We…

Liking Another Facebook Page Using Your Facebook Page [Video]

On Wednesday, Kristina showed you how to use Facebook as your Page as opposed to your personal profile. In today’s video, she shows you how to “like” another Page as your Facebook Page. Then, you can comment on that Page as your organization. You’ll be able to better represent your organization on Facebook and spread…

Be Generous: Nonprofits Offer Facebook Timeline Covers

My default content strategy for nonprofits is the Three Gs: Be Genuine, Generous and Grateful. Seems the being Generous part is the hardest, so I’m going to try to give you more examples of how nonprofits can be generous to their supporters. It can start with identifying a problem your supporters are having. Take, for…

How I Found Out What Our Supporters Really Want to See on Our Facebook Page

      In today’s guest post, Kate Antoniades shows how planning ahead and paying attention to what your fans, friends, and followers react to can make all the difference in your social media marketing. She also proves that social media can work at the local level.  Thanks Kate, for sharing a super easy way…

Should You Feed Your Blog to Facebook?

I use Hootsuite to automatically send new blog posts to both Twitter and Facebook. That is, until May of this year, when the Facebook integration failed. I’ve tried to reconnect the two accounts a few times without success (yes, following Hootsuite’s instructions), and then I forgot about it until last week. It’s been almost three…

How Small Nonprofits Can Raise Money on Facebook

I had a great conversation with Susan Gordon, director of nonprofit services for Causes, last week. If you aren’t familiar, Causes has built free, customizable fundraising pages that integrate with Facebook, Twitter, and other channels (and the Causes.com site of course). Causes recently overhauled its integration with Facebook, making it much easier for small nonprofits to use…

Fearing What They’ll Say on Facebook

Nothing seems to elicit deeper sighs from the small nonprofits I talk to these days then how to best use social media. They know they need to “be there” and they understand the basics. But they are often troubled by the lack of strategy, and the lack of control. What staff, volunteers, and clients might…