Social Media & Nonprofits
39 views | +0 today
Follow
Social Media & Nonprofits
How nonprofits can use social media to further their cause and increase donations.
Curated by Tim Albright
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Tim Albright
Scoop.it!

STUDY: The State Of Nonprofit Social Media

STUDY: The State Of Nonprofit Social Media | Social Media & Nonprofits | Scoop.it

The fact that there exists something called the Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report makes me smile. Also, the idea that this is the 2012 version means there was probably at least one before and there will be at least one or two after it.


That being said, what was discovered was encouraging to nonprofits. The size of your budget does not matter. As long as you invest the time and effort to grow your online community, you should do well. The study reported that nonprofits reported an increase in their Twitter communities by as much as 81 percent. Keep it up, guys.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tim Albright
Scoop.it!

Changes to Facebook Pages: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know! | Social Media For Nonprofits

Changes to Facebook Pages: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know! | Social Media For Nonprofits | Social Media & Nonprofits | Scoop.it

Oh, good, Facebook is changing again. Most of us have gotten used to this periodic adjustment from our friends in blue and white. However, for those groups that are nonprofits, they may not have the resources to dedicate to all the nuances of Facebook’s merry-go-round of rules.


Rosita Cortez does a good job of laying out the Facebook “pages” ecosystem and how it will change what they can do. This post covers page management, links, and admin settings. In addition, it gives nonprofit admins some useful tools to help those interested in the cause make certain they are still seeing the nonprofit’s updates in their feeds.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tim Albright
Scoop.it!

» ‘Breaking Bad’ does good with charity fundraiser on Reddit

» ‘Breaking Bad’ does good with charity fundraiser on Reddit | Social Media & Nonprofits | Scoop.it

The AMC show “Breaking Bad” is a show about a high school chemistry teacher who turns to making meth. The reason is that he has lung cancer.

 

Recently, the actors from the series got together to do some good. They raised money via Reddit, to combat gang violence.

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tim Albright
Scoop.it!

'Not For Sale' Wants to End Modern Slavery

'Not For Sale' Wants to End Modern Slavery | Social Media & Nonprofits | Scoop.it

If you “Like” a cause on Facebook, is that the same as giving time or money to it? Has social media made us lazy or more aware? David Batstone takes a crack at some of these questions.
David is the co-founder of Not for Sale, a non-profit dedicated to ending exploitation. In this article, he talks about non-profits competing with for-profit brands for mind share of the arena and how non-profits can engage the community. In addition, David talks about how to get the community moved to real action.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tim Albright
Scoop.it!

Google for Nonprofits

Google for Nonprofits | Social Media & Nonprofits | Scoop.it

Google is a great resource for companies of all makes. From creating ads to drive visitors to your site to hosting videos on YouTube for the world to see, Google can be a significant partner for non-profit organizations.


I have recently stumbled upon a new avenue of help that Google offers. It is called Google for nonprofits. According to their tag line “you’re changing the world, we want to help”. You can go, sign up, and receive free advertising, premium branding on YouTube, and other perks.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tim Albright
Scoop.it!

Romney, the Church of LDS and Social Media

Romney, the Church of LDS and Social Media | Social Media & Nonprofits | Scoop.it

The world of social media is no stranger to politics or religion. From Pastor Rick Warren on Twitter to the Christian Left on Facebook, these two entities have taken to social networks like fish to water; no pun intended.
Now enters the people of the Deseret, the Mormon Church, coming to the support of their fellow believer, Mitt Romney. High level Mormons have begun to use Twitter and Facebook to promote Romney’s bid for the presidential office.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tim Albright
Scoop.it!

Social media helps non-profits get the exposure they deserve

Social media helps non-profits get the exposure they deserve | Social Media & Nonprofits | Scoop.it

If you are a nonprofit and have not entered the world of social media yet, what are you waiting for? Social media allows you to connect to potential donors and volunteers in a space they already live. If you don’t believe it, take it from a nonprofit who is already there.


Ashley Rudolph from www.giftoflife.org, talks about the benefits of nonprofits being on social media. From Facebook to Pinterest, she explains why she thinks social is the place for groups to be.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tim Albright
Scoop.it!

Exploring the relationship between nonprofits and social media: report

Exploring the relationship between nonprofits and social media: report | Social Media & Nonprofits | Scoop.it

Would you believe that the social media site with the most nonprofits is LinkedIn? According to Castleford, LinkedIn has the most nonprofit users followed closely by Facebook.


The nice thing about social media and the Internet in general, is that the barrier to entry is so low. Social media sites are free to join. The only costs associated with keeping connected to potential donors and volunteers is the time and effort it takes to be online and converse with them.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tim Albright
Scoop.it!

NGOs and Social Media - Challenges and Opportunities

NGOs and Social Media - Challenges and Opportunities | Social Media & Nonprofits | Scoop.it

Nonprofits and technology; you would think by this time they would go hand-in-hand. The cost of getting your cause and word out is virtually a computer and Internet connection.


However, this author also encourages nonprofits to go after the social media networks available all around us. At the same time, they give us some tips that may, or may not, endear them to the public relations firms of the world. One of the odd suggestions is to not hire a social media consultant, but merely talk with the 20-somethings in the office. That may have worked a few years ago with technology, but not today.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tim Albright
Scoop.it!

Social Media: 3 Big Trends to Watch in the Next 6 Months

Social Media: 3 Big Trends to Watch in the Next 6 Months | Social Media & Nonprofits | Scoop.it

For those in the nonprofit sector, it is always a good idea to listen in on the conversations of big companies. Not only will it allow you to glean some marketing secrets, it may also give insight on what is coming down the road.


Such is the case with this article. These are some social media trends this author sees headed our direction in the next few months. Take notes, because this will not just effect the big companies, it will impact nonprofits as well.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tim Albright
Scoop.it!

How Non-Profits Are Using Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Non-Profits Are Using Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media & Nonprofits | Scoop.it

Craig Newmark, of Craigslist fame, sat down to figure out which nonprofits were most effectively using social media. The interesting thing that he discovered was, it didn’t matter how big or small you are in terms of money. The money really didn’t matter here. That’s encouraging.


Instead, the most important factor in a nonprofit’s success or failure is how people get connected to the cause and how much better a person’s life is because of it. That sounds a little subjective, but I believe that if you help others feel good, or help another person out, you will feel better about yourself. The more you help, the better you feel. So, I can definitely see the correlation between connecting to a nonprofit and my life being better.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tim Albright
Scoop.it!

Creating The Village It Takes To Do Coalition Work

Creating The Village It Takes To Do Coalition Work | Social Media & Nonprofits | Scoop.it

According to Beth Kanter, www.bethkanter.org, nonprofits that are actively engaging their network do so to make change. This guest post on Kanter’s website, by Anastasia Goodstein, talks about building the village, or network of people, to do the work needed for the organization.


Goodstein beings with the premise that we need to connect one another in order to get things done. It is not a bad start. She then goes on to talk about how to connect specifically to teens, but I believe it could be used on anyone immersed in this twenty-first century techno-life.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tim Albright
Scoop.it!

Twitter for Nonprofits

Twitter for Nonprofits | Social Media & Nonprofits | Scoop.it

From Megan Hill of www.professionalgrantwriter.org, comes a no nonsense approach to growing your Twitter following organically. As Megan points out, there really is no magic bullet, it comes down to being real and giving back.


Some items if you are just getting started include taking care of new users, and getting rid of the useless ones. In addition, she talks about the use of hashtags and linking to yourself. This article is a quick read and should be taken in by anyone who is just getting in the world of Twitter for non-profits.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tim Albright
Scoop.it!

Giving 101: 10 Food Nonprofits to Follow on Twitter - Blog - The Giving Table

Giving 101: 10 Food Nonprofits to Follow on Twitter - Blog - The Giving Table | Social Media & Nonprofits | Scoop.it

When most people hear the word “giving” they think of opening their wallet and making a donation. According to www.givingtable.org, that is not always the case.


In this article, they list their top ten organizations to follow on Twitter before you give. Just remember to follow these if you are interested in giving of your time, or your money.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tim Albright
Scoop.it!

Non-Profit Social Media Marketing Program Offered by Social Media Management Firm Maximize Social Media LLC

Non-Profit Social Media Marketing Program Offered by Social Media Management Firm Maximize Social Media LLC | Social Media & Nonprofits | Scoop.it

Say you are a nonprofit company looking for some social help. The problem is, you’re a nonprofit and resources are not always available for “frivolous” things like marketing. This is where Maximize Social Media enters in.


The social media management company is making their services available to certain nonprofits. They will take care of your group’s Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube accounts as well as Facebook pages. This isn’t a free service, but you may very well increase your donations with higher exposure.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tim Albright
Scoop.it!

Sharing a breast cancer journey live on Twitter - Health - MiamiHerald.com

Sharing a breast cancer journey live on Twitter - Health - MiamiHerald.com | Social Media & Nonprofits | Scoop.it

Walking out the fight against cancer can be a very personal and difficult struggle. Fighting breast cancer adds another level of privacy invasion into the patient’s life. That’s what makes this writer’s journey so unique.
Xeni Jardin, from www.boingboing.net, is a writer in the technology world. Now she has taken her breast cancer fight to the world, 140 characters at a time.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tim Albright
Scoop.it!

Using social media to bring attention to nonprofits

Using social media to bring attention to nonprofits | Social Media & Nonprofits | Scoop.it

CNET is a major technology website. The fact that they took the time to write about social media and nonprofits is pretty exceptional. Staff writer, Sree Sreenivasan, @sree, takes a look.

 

Sree talks about how social media users point others to the causes they are involved in and passionate about. If you are in charge of a nonprofit, these are the people you should be following and talking to because they are a template of how to get your story out.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tim Albright
Scoop.it!

South America’s public relations training gets ultra-local

South America’s public relations training gets ultra-local | Social Media & Nonprofits | Scoop.it

Here is a nonprofit group that “gets” social media. The Seventh Day Adventists not only get social, they are teaching their members and pastors to participate in the social media arena as well.

 

This religious group held a training seminar, broadcast all over South America, which was reminiscent of fortune 500 company training. In it, the members were encouraged to connect to parishioners via social media. It was a new angle on social media; keeping it as local as possible.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tim Albright
Scoop.it!

How to Think about Social Networking in Churches | Christianity Today

How to Think about Social Networking in Churches | Christianity Today | Social Media & Nonprofits | Scoop.it

This is an interesting page from two divergent points of view on social media and the church. One author seems to embrace the remunerations of social media in general while at the same time declaring them unfit for the church body.


The other side of this coin likens the church to a social network. I’m not sure the church as a whole is ready for all that, but the point is well taken. This author declares that social media should be used to connect disparate members of the same church body in order to create a sense of community.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tim Albright
Scoop.it!

La Raza Conference Explores Social Media Strategies

La Raza Conference Explores Social Media Strategies | Social Media & Nonprofits | Scoop.it

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) recently met to discuss, among other things, social media. This includes how to use social media and the Internet to increase exposure and donations.


Facebook is a great place to start, according to the article, with Facebook Causes. It is a fundraising application inside the social media platform. Using Twitter both for conversations as well as driving awareness is also important. The conference also discussed mobile donations and Google Grants. It isn’t clear why the last two were included in a talk on social media.

more...
No comment yet.