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Creative Solutions Innovations Inc. | Atlanta GA | Blog | How Nonprofits Can Embrace Social Media to Attract and Engage the Next Generation |

Creative Solutions Innovations Inc. | Atlanta GA | Blog | How Nonprofits Can Embrace Social Media to Attract and Engage the Next Generation | | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it

Empowering Nonprofits to do good work! CS&I focuses on marketing communications, strategic marketing & event management.

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A Guest Post from Richard McMunn, Founder, how2become. Richard looks at some ways in which third sector organizations can use social media tools to appeal to a more media savvy generation that use social media as an intrinsic part of their social lives.  

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How to Write the Most Effective Social Media Posts [Infographic]

How to Write the Most Effective Social Media Posts [Infographic] | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it
How many hashtags and emojis, and number of characters--and what message types--should you use in your social media posts on the top social platforms? This infographic answers those questions.
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This Infographic answers 4 vexing questions for 6 social media platforms: It covers a lot of relevant information for nonprofit marketers.

  1. Which type of message (text, text-plus-link, or image) is most effective?
  2. How many characters per post garner the most engagement?
  3. How many hashtags are most effective?
  4. Are emojis useful, and, if so, how many should be included
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The Twitter 280 Characters Update and When Social Marketers Should Use It | Simply Measured

The Twitter 280 Characters Update and When Social Marketers Should Use It | Simply Measured | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it
The Twitter 280 characters update has been widely panned. https://twitter.com/PhillyD/status/928057638591512576 I'd like to make the argument that the 280-
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Simply Measured provides some interesting reasons when using 280 characters on Twitter makes sense. These include:

1. When you're running or participating in a twitter chat.

2. When you need to share more context or content.

3. When you're planning an event with multiple attendees.

 

Do you have other examples when social marketers should use more than 140 characters? 

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Social Media as a Formidable Force for Change

Social Media as a Formidable Force for Change | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it
Social Media as a Formidable Force for Change
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I don't believe anyone can deny the power of social media. Social media is a force for social change. It shines a bright light on social issues, deepens conversations and empowers people to unite and work towards change.

 

Couple social media with the hashtag and you create sharing of experiences through grassroots campaigns that are leading to true social change.

 

 

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Diva Marketing Blog - Marketing blogs and corporate social media strategies for innovative companies

Diva Marketing Blog - Marketing blogs and corporate social media strategies for innovative companies | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it

Social Media Marketing GPS is based on Twitter interviews with 40 of the smartest people working in social media. The book begins with an explanation of why include social media and moves on to cover ethics, tactics, research, metric, branding, sponsored conversations, blogger relations and even a few case studies. 

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I often refer to Toby Bloomberg as my social media guru!

 

Toby's guide is relevant for non-profit marketers as well as corporations and innovative companies.

 

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Top social media tips for PR and marketing pros

Top social media tips for PR and marketing pros | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it
If you’re looking to make a splash on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest, use this infographic as a guide.
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There's a world of difference between knowing you should engage in social marketing and knowing how to do it effectively.

 

Find out how to use the most popular social sites to your advantage, with tips, tool suggestions and more from Hosting Captain’s infographic.

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Wise Guy

Wise Guy | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it
How to Avoid Looking Clueless on Social Media: S1:E5
Wise Guy with Guy Kawasaki
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Great suggestions from Guy Kawasaki!

Some of my favorites:

*Be positive or just shut-up

*Don't ask people to follow you

*Give people content that inspires them to share your content

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The Difference Between Content Marketing and Social Marketing | Simply Measured

The Difference Between Content Marketing and Social Marketing | Simply Measured | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it
What's the difference between content marketing and social marketing? Is it that content marketing focuses on content production and creative thought, while
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Great discussion from Lucy Hitz @Simply Measured.

 

I suggest a nonprofit marketer is creating and responsible for delivering content. Arbitrary distinctions create unnecessary silos.

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What Are the Best Days and Times to Post on Social Media?

What Are the Best Days and Times to Post on Social Media? | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it
Yet another reason to hate Mondays.
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This infographic provides best times and days to post your social media:  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+ Instagram

 

Don't forget, more networks = more engagement!

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Female Minifigure Set

Female Minifigure Set | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who supported this project, posted articles, and shared it on Facebook and Twitter! It has been a great ride and the final boost was absolutely spe...
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The social media campaign helped bring the LEGO female minifigure set to reality. Great lessons for nonprofits.

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Social Media Marketing Tips and Tricks for Facebook, Twitter, ...

Social Media Marketing Tips and Tricks for Facebook, Twitter, ... | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it
Want to get the most out of your social media marketing activities?The world of social media is ever-changing. It’s important to keep current on best p...
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The social media tips & tricks are very useful for anyone using different social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, & more. Plus the Toolkit provides clear methodology for creating a #SM #marketing program.

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22 Killer Social Media Marketing Resources

22 Killer Social Media Marketing Resources | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it
Check out this list of 22 social media marketing resources to get the most fans, followers, and impressions for your efforts!
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This is a fabulous list of resources. They will make a world of difference in your social media marketing efforts.

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Tara Verner's curator insight, May 20, 2014 11:48 AM

Great list of 22 social media marketing tools. I'll try one today!

Tara Verner's curator insight, May 30, 2014 3:53 PM

This is possibly the most helpful article I've read on social media tools and resources. I wanted to start using some of these tools immediately!

Tara Verner's curator insight, January 10, 2015 12:59 PM

Check out 22 tips and tools for social media marketing

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What Type of Social Sharer Are You? - Nonprofit Hub

What Type of Social Sharer Are You? - Nonprofit Hub | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it
There are many types of social sharers. There are those who post everything on Facebook. You know who their celebrity boyfriend is, what career they...
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This infographic  illustrates the psychology of sharing. We're learning more and more about the effects of psychology on marketing communications, social media and fundraising.

 

Really well done!

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Tara Verner's curator insight, April 11, 2014 2:12 AM

As in all marketing, there are various targets and people behave in different ways. Review this infographic to get a sense of different types of social media consumers, and then tell me who you are!

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5 Stories Nonprofits Should Be Telling On Social Media

5 Stories Nonprofits Should Be Telling On Social Media | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it
Why are nonprofits so bad at telling their stories on social media? Here are 5 ideas for stories your org can and should share.
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Great examples of the impact of good nonprofit stories, "told" in words,  pinned visuals.and video.

 

A must read!

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Four Ways to Build Your Thought-Leadership Influence on Twitter

Four Ways to Build Your Thought-Leadership Influence on Twitter | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it
To get thought-leadership content in front of the right audience, use Twitter t reach not just readers but also other influencers who can create more conversations around your content and brand.
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Does your nonprofit have a thought leadership program? As thought leaders your organization will be in the spotlight and your expertise will be sought out.

 

Using Twitter will help amplify your efforts!

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Alex Brown, Author of Missionville ~ Interview - Bloomberg Marketing

Alex Brown, Author of Missionville ~ Interview - Bloomberg Marketing | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it
For his first novel, Missionville, Alex Brown draws on his experience training race horses.In this interview he tells about the challenges of non fiction.
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Toby Bloomberg knows my passion for horses. So I was thrilled way back in 2011, when Toby posted her interviews with Alex Brown on his book Greatness and Goodness: Barbaro And His Legacy.

 

My post Using Social Media to Enrich Your Cause followed, and details the lessons I learned from Alex Brown's interview with Toby.

Here's a brief sample:

  1. Create an on-line community to support your cause.
  2. Develop a marketing plan that includes conventional as well as social media.
  3. Establish analytics so you can gauge the effects of each medium.
  4. Make a commitment to stay abreast of the issues that touch your community and communicate, communicate, communicate.
  5. Be prepared to always learn and expand your reach.
  6. Once you’ve developed your website and your community is comfortable with how it works, stay the course.

This interview with Alex Brown focuses on his new book Missionville as well as his  pioneering work in digital and social media.

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Is Influencer Marketing Part of Your Nonprofit's Social Media Strategy in 2018?

Is Influencer Marketing Part of Your Nonprofit's Social Media Strategy in 2018? | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it
The Buffer Blog that the perfect influencers is someone who sits on the sweet spot between content creation and distribution. It is important to understand that
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No one has better insights into how connected nonprofits leverage networks and data into social change than Beth Kanter.

 

Influencer marketing is an important trend that will help your organization maximize your influence in 2018!

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9 Ways Social Media Marketing Automation Is Good For You

9 Ways Social Media Marketing Automation Is Good For You | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it
Social media marketing automation can be a huge opportunity for small business and solopreneurs. Here are 9 reasons why you should consider it.
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Not too long ago, the idea of social media marketing automation was frowned upon by non-profit organizations.

 

Automation does bring a lot of positives to nonprofit marketing. These include:

1. Giving you time to focus on your mission

2. Frees up time for other important marketing/development initiatives

3. Helps ensure good timing for your social media posts

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How to Avoid Disappointing Your Social Media Followers and Keep Them Happy and Loyal

How to Avoid Disappointing Your Social Media Followers and Keep Them Happy and Loyal | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it
A loyal base of followers is key to your social media marketing - to bring in steady website traffic and ensure positive word-of-mouth that helps your business grow. So use these 3 strategies.
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Nonprofit marketers are aware of the importance of social media followers to ensure positive word-of mouth support from your followers.

 

This post suggests three strategies to make that happen:

1. Research your audiences needs

2. Make your social selling about being helpful

3. Give your audience the spotlight

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30 Power Words That Convert on Social Media

30 Power Words That Convert on Social Media | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it
Power words compel a reader to take action. Here are 30 that you should be using in your social media headlines and teasers to encourage donations.
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Small tweaks in your copy can reap increases in your donations.

 

To benefit you need to use the right words, in the right places, for the right audience. Michael Rosen, citing Frank Lutz, describes a generational difference in response to the word "innovation."

 

“For a Millennial or Generation X audience, the word ‘innovation’ is powerful. While ‘new and improved’ was a phrase that once created excitement, today it is tired and worn-out.”

 

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10 Laws of Social Media Marketing

10 Laws of Social Media Marketing | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it
Top 10 social media marketing laws to help attract new customers and grow your business. Proven social media etiquette to help improve brand presence and offer better user experience.
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Leveraging the power of content and social media marketing will help elevate your recognition by your audiences and ensure buy-in from your stakeholders. leverage power of content

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Top 5 Lead Engagement and Nurturing Techniques For LinkedIn

Top 5 Lead Engagement and Nurturing Techniques For LinkedIn | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it

Lead engagement is a powerful tool for digital marketing which is used for bridging the gap between you and your potential customers. A common mistake for internet marketers is launching a lead generation process to boost its market sales and profit, but fail to acquire customer retention for their business. This is where lead engagement and lead nurturing becomes vital in any digital marketing strategy. If you are using LinkedIn as a platform for social marketing, you need to employ both lead generation and nurturing processes in order to enhance your marketing outcomes more productively. Whether you already have a number of customers who are the loyal followers of your LinkedIn business profile, your marketing efforts should not end here.

 


Via Kamal Bennani
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If you substitute donor, sponsor or prospect for customer, this is an excellent article for nonprofit marketers.

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How to Create A Powerful Social Media Bio

How to Create A Powerful Social Media Bio | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it
Blog post at Rebekah Radice : Do you want to improve your social media connections?

Then you need a powerful social media bio!

Your bio is an expression of your st[..]
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Try out these 6 points to create your social media bio. They're simple but ultimately powerful!

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5 LinkedIn Tips For Your Nonprofit

5 LinkedIn Tips For Your Nonprofit | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it

We often talk about social media and the various uses it provides for NFPs. In this post we will focus on LinkedIn, which is fast becoming one of the top social media channels for nonprofits to use as part of their online marketing strategy.


Via Julia Campbell
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LinkedIn is an important marketing tool. LinkedIn is becoming one of the top social media channels for nonprofits and nonprofit marketing practitioners. 


LinkedIn is prominent in my marketing tool box.



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10 Facebook Photo Tips for Nonprofits

10 Facebook Photo Tips for Nonprofits | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it
Get more "likes" and comments by posting photos to your "Facebook" page. Here are ten creative ways to get your photo's noticed on Facebook.

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Great suggestions for getting more value from the photos you post on Facebook. Some simple changes can have a positive effect!

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Posting photos on your Facebook page keeps your community engaged. Here are 10 cool ideas on what to post.

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What Social Media Platform Gives My Non-Profit The Most Bang For My Buck?

What Social Media Platform Gives My Non-Profit The Most Bang For My Buck? | Social Media for nonprofits | Scoop.it
Social Media can be confusing & challenging to those running a NPO. How should they decide what social media platform to be active on? Details here.
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Sage Advice: The most important thing to remember is that you should pick a few platforms to get started with and learn as much as you can on how to use these platforms for your NPO. Once you get comfortable and you are engaging, plan to add platforms as you grow your community. 

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