May 16, 2016

Using Virtual Reality for Social Change Work

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 access to. The … 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

January 4, 2016

5 Nonprofit Predictions for 2016

by Caroline Avakian

Predictions are a tricky thing. They’re mostly comprised of strong currents of the present, past habits and a big dose of educated guessing. When it comes to nonprofits, there’s also an element of hopefulness that’s thrown in, at least in my list of predictions for 2016. 2015 has seen much innovation in technology and communication. The United Nations Sustainable Development … 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

July 23, 2015

HatchforGood.org helps nonprofits tell their stories

by Caroline Avakian

This past Tuesday, I attended the Social Media for Nonprofits Conference in NYC. There’s always great content and discoveries to be made at the #SM4NP Conferences.  They tour around the country and are focused on providing great content and practical, tactical workshops and tools that nonprofits can put to work the next day. Full disclosure: I’m on their Leadership Council … Continue reading