Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for November 2020

Have some gaps to fill in your editorial calendar for next month? The suggestions below should help! (If you aren’t using an editorial calendar we HIGHLY recommend you do! You can learn Everything You Need to Know about Editorial Calendars for 2021 in our next two-part webinar series.) These ideas come from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing…

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Is Email More Inspiring Than Social Media?

According to the newly released 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report, it is! This surprised me as our Nonprofit Communications Trends Surveys usually has nonprofit communicators ranking social media as more important than email. Maybe it’s time for that mindset to switch? Here is what the report says: 26% of donors worldwide say that email…

Seniors and Social Media? Longview Says Yes!

Think because your organization caters to seniors, you don’t need social media? Think again! Kerry Barnes explains how her organization used Facebook to create buzz about their community as well as keep family members informed.  Added bonus: computer use has increased among their residents. ~Kivi Guest Post by Kerry A. Barnes, Director of Development and Community Relations…

Setting Up a Social Media Listening Dashboard

A dashboard is a visual way to bring lots of data together easily (hopefully automatically) into an at-a-glance overview of a situation. Nonprofits can use dashboards for all sorts of purposes, including fundraising results, program participation, management reports to boards, and much more. One very popular use of the dashboard concept is to monitor social media conversations about your…

Social Media Q & A

A flurry of questions came in at the end of today’s webinar on Writing for Social Media, so I’m going to try to quickly answer a bunch of them here. I didn’t get permission to use people’s names, so I’m sharing these questions anonymously. We have both the Facebook Page and the Group.  I know…

Notes on “Building Your Online Presence on a Tight Budget”

“Conversation in the Clouds” by Swamibu on Flickr The Chronicle of Philanthropy hosted a live chat earlier this week with Beth Kanter (Beth’s Blog) and Jonathon Coleman (The Nature Conservancy) called “Building Your Online Presence on a Tight Budget.” Beth and Jonathon are two of my favorite social media experts, so I took a few…

Is Web 2.0 Software You Buy from Microsoft?

And Other “Stupid” Questions You Were Too Afraid to Ask! Photo by B Tal on Flickr The “Be the Media” project led by the Nonprofit Technology Network and Beth Kanter starts today. The project will ultimately be the “go-to” spot for people who are both learning and teaching about the use of social media in…