Looking back, I think the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special can teach us a few things about social media.Read More
Happy Giving Tuesday, everyone! In honor of this special day focused on contributing to the great work of nonprofits, I wanted to share with you this powerful video from the Rockefeller Foundation on the difference philanthropy has made, worldwide, in the past 100 years. Take a look!Read More
A lot of people make the mistake of believing social media is free. I thought I'd take a moment to outline what's free and not free in social media.Read More
I write a lot on this blog about relationships. Cultivating relationships with your supporters - and with people you'd like to become supporters - is what social media and social data are all about, after all. But I admit that I struggle sometimes to define what that relationship looks like. What does the day-to-day of a nonprofit fundraiser or marketer talking to a supporter or potential supporter look like? What kind of relationship should fundraisers seek to develop with supporters, and how do you do that as an organization, rather than an individual?Read More
Are you a nonprofiteer whose job involves the use of computer technology (what I like to call a NP-Techie)? Are you a member of NTEN? If not, you should be. Here's why.Read More
I stumbled across an excellent post on Social Media Today called "Essential skills for analyzing social data." In it, Ian Michiels discusses the key qualities to seek in a person who will be responsible for social data analysis, including...Read More
This week, Google launched a new tool called Helpouts, combining Google Wallet and Google+ Hangouts into a sort of dial-an-expert service.Read More
We've found lots of great, new resources on the web lately, so here's a quick roundup!Read More
In case you haven't heard, pictures have much higher engagement rates than any other kind of post on Facebook. So even if you post a link on Facebook and it includes a thumbnail image from your post, you're still better off posting the image itself, with a link to the article in the caption, as opposed to just posting it as a link.
But not every nonprofit has access to a huge cache of great photos they can use for every blog post or link they want to share. And some nonprofits deal with subject matter that just doesn't lend itself well to photos. So what do you do?
In case you haven't seen it yet, here's the 2013 edition of the Socialnomics video. It's great for making the case of the importance/revolutionary nature of social media.Read More