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

February 16, 2016

A Simple Facebook Checklist for Better Page Posts

by John Haydon

In a perfect world, all of your fans would see all of your posts in the news feed. But this is not a perfect world, and your Facebook posts are rarely seen by the people who’ve liked your Page. Yes, it might seem unfair, but when you get right down to it, Facebook users are the ones telling the news feed algorithm … Continue reading

Category: Facebook, Nonprofits, Social media, Socialbrite, Tools, Tutorials
January 18, 2016

2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends [INFOGRAPHIC]

by John Haydon

Are you curious how your nonprofit’s marketing stacks up against your peers? Which marketing channels are most important to your peers? Do you share the same challenges faced by your peers? All of these questions are answered in the Nonprofit Marketing Guides’ 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Highlights include: Top goals for nonprofit communication directors in 2016: brand awareness & engaging … Continue reading

December 11, 2015

A Facebook Donate Button for the News Feed that Might Actually Work!

by John Haydon

Facebook is testing a new fundraising app that just might make giving as “social” as liking, commenting, and sharing. Called “Fundraisers”, the app will include a set of fundraising features for charities and nonprofits:   Share fundraising campaigns with Page followers Use photos and video to tell fundraising stories Track progress toward a campaign or project Update supporters when fundraising goals … Continue reading

August 31, 2015

Is Giving Tuesday a Waste of Time?

by John Haydon

  Good question, right? First of all, the data says it’s been hugely successful in the past. Over 15,000 nonprofits participated last year, raising over $45 million. Yes, some nonprofits probably raised very little money. But Giving Tuesday is NOT just a 24-hour fundraising campaign. It’s a movement that your supporters are embracing, more and more each year. How did your nonprofit do last year? … Continue reading

July 27, 2015

(VIDEO) Leveraging Periscope App for Social Good

by Caroline Avakian

As a follow-up to my post on Periscope for Nonprofits: A Quick Guide & Review, I gave a video interview last week with Stephen Shattuck from Bloomerang. The interview covers how nonprofits can leverage Periscope – Twiiter’s new live streaming mobile app – to better reach and communicate with their supporters and donors. I’ve been getting so many questions, and there’s … Continue reading