November 10, 2016

New Humanitarian Aid Apps Provide Real-Time Access & Information

by Caroline Avakian

Relief Web, a humanitarian information source on global crises and disasters, and a digital service of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), recently released four mobile apps that aim to serve different members of the humanitarian aid community. Each of these app aims to solve a problem or address a challenge that will meet specific needs … Continue reading

October 11, 2016

5 Creative Ways to Engage Supporters with Instagram Stories

by John Haydon

Instagram Stories create an extra layer of visibility for your nonprofit – whenever you want that visibility. Like Snapchat, Instagram Stories last for 24 hours. And like Snapchat, stories are told in a series of pictures and videos. Users who’ve published Instagram Stories within the past 24 hours appear at the very top of the home screen: What are the … Continue reading

May 16, 2016

Using Virtual Reality for Social Change Work

by Caroline Avakian

By Caroline Avakian Virtual reality is a newer medium that has the potential to revolutionize the way many global development and human rights organizations communicate their work. It also presents an opportunity to virtually bring supporters, donors, and all others curious about the work being done on the ground, right to the communities and people they would otherwise not have … Continue reading

April 4, 2016

3 Core Twitter Strategies That Will Never Die

by John Haydon

Twitter followers will be more likely to retweet your content if they like, know, and trust you. But where do you start? How do you develop a strong network on Twitter? One way to think about building a stronger network on Twitter is to focus on three core Twitter strategies: Search-Building, Raft-Building, and Klout-Building   1. Search-Building Twitter Strategies An important part of … Continue reading

March 16, 2016

Should Your Nonprofit Use Snapchat?

by John Haydon

Snapchat is a mobile app that lets users share photos and videos that are deleted in 24 hours. Snapchat users share snaps (temporary videos and photos) privately with a few friends, or as stories with all their followers. What people love about Snapchat You might be wondering why someone would use a social network that deletes everything they share. If you’re wondering … Continue reading

February 1, 2016

Facebook Live Video for Nonprofits

by Caroline Avakian

By Caroline Avakian Facebook recently added the ability to livestream (live video) on Facebook, catching up to the explosive popularity of livestreaming apps like Periscope. While Facebook Live was recently only available for celebrities and then some early livestreaming adopters, it has now rolled out this feature to everyone with an iPhone in the US, and plans are that Facebook … Continue reading