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

June 1, 2015

25 Nonprofit Twitter tips from the pros

by John Haydon

Try to include an image in your tweets. Twitter is like looking out the window of a fast moving train. If you insert insert a “billboard” (photo or graphic image) tweet, people will notice it.-  Noland Hoshino Always, always check your links!–  Jenn Johnson For every self serving post you tweet…engage with one of your constituents. Michael Dougherty Don’t let … Continue reading

April 28, 2015

How social media platforms are responding to the Nepal earthquake, and how you can help

by Caroline Avakian

  By Caroline Avakian / Photo above courtesy of Facebook It was just a few hours after I found out about the devastating Nepal earthquake that I noticed an alert on my Facebook feed that I hadn’t seen before. My colleague who works in Nepal had been marked “Safe” in Facebook’s new “Safety Check” feature, that instantly let me know how … Continue reading

December 8, 2014

Initial reports for #GivingTuesday indicate astounding success!

by Guest

Black Friday sales were down 11% while #GivingTuesday had a banner year! By Ritu Sharma The final numbers are rolling in, and by all accounts the three-year-old day dedicated to giving known as #GivingTuesday, is proving once again that Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren’t the only spending days top of mind in our communities. That the long weekend of … Continue reading

September 29, 2014

9 tips for using Twitter to tap into #globaldev community

by Guest

Post by Gemma McNeil-Walsh Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises If you were to ask me what my most useful resource during a three-year undergraduate development studies degree has been, I think the answer might surprise you: Twitter. Although I initially joined Twitter so that I could join in on my housemates’ banter about cupcakes and Ryan Gosling … Continue reading

March 3, 2014

How to entice your board into the social media waters

by Caroline Avakian

Find inducements & show them the payoff This is the second part of a two-part series on making the case for your social media plan and initiatives. Also see: • Getting your board on board with social media Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, social media managers. Getting your board engaged and on board with social media can … Continue reading