July 10, 2015

Nonprofit Case Study: Periscope for Nonprofits

by Caroline Avakian

As a follow-up to my Periscope for Nonprofits Quick Guide, I wanted to focus on real Nonprofit Periscopers, and how they’re using this new tool for social good. Today, I’m featuring Jennifer Tislerics, the Special Events & Partnerships Coordinator for Gift of Life Michigan. Gift of Life Michigan coordinates organ and tissue donations from deceased donors for the state. Jennifer also handles … Continue reading

July 2, 2015

Periscope for Nonprofits: A Quick Guide & Review

by Caroline Avakian

Live streaming has been thrust into the limelight recently with the release of Periscope — a free mobile app that allows any user to live stream from wherever they are. The whole concept of Periscope is to virtually place you somewhere in the world you would never be if it weren’t for the app. Even as a nonprofit techie, I tend … Continue reading

April 21, 2015

5 Communications Lessons Learned Working at an Anti-Poverty Nonprofit

by Caroline Avakian

This post was originally published in the Huffington Post. Photo courtesy of Trickle Up. By: Caroline Avakian The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are the world’s targets for addressing extreme poverty in its many dimensions. The MDGs target date expires this year, and as we collaboratively build out new goals for the next 15 years, it will be critical that … Continue reading

March 9, 2015

Three simple ways to dramatically increase website traffic from Facebook

by John Haydon

Although Facebook has decreased newsfeed exposure (reach) for Facebook Pages, they have increased newsfeed exposure for links people share with their Facebook friends.   Right now, take a look at your own News Feed and look at the number of links from friends versus links from Pages. My News Feed has 1 link (or less) from a Page for every 10 links from friends. Clearly, Facebook puts my … Continue reading

February 23, 2015

Photos no longer get more reach on Facebook

by John Haydon

You’ve no doubt heard the advice that posting photos will help you get more reach on Facebook. That advice has been tried and true for years, until now. According to a study by SocialBakers, photos now get less organic reach than videos, links, and even text updates. In fact, videos are now the king of the News Feed! Socialbakers analyzed … Continue reading

January 12, 2015

Nonprofit Communications Trends Report for 2015

by John Haydon

As a consultant and trainer in the nonprofit community, I’ve been waiting with bated breath for the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. And it’s here! Kivi published the first Nonprofit Communications Trends Report back in 2011, surveying 780 nonprofits. For the most recent report, Kivi surveyed 1,535 nonprofits – mostly in the US. Highlights from the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report are … Continue reading