Topic: Social Media

NTEN Staff Social Media Pet Peeves

February 12, 2016

Earlier today, Amy Sample Ward was interviewed on Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio about social media pet peeves. In preparation for the conversation, she asked NTEN staff to share practices on social media that make their eyes roll. The email thread was epic! So for a little levity on a Friday afternoon, we thought we’d share some staff social media peeve picks.

3 Lessons for Creating Video Content That Rules the Web

January 22, 2016
Distributed content is all about reaching people where they are, instead of expecting them to come to you. Gone are the days of driving people to your website to complete important calls to action, like signing up for your email list or making a donation. Increasingly, your constituents can take those actions directly from social media sites.

How to Successfully Launch Your Nonprofit Online

November 16, 2015
The phase between “thinking about it” and actually launching your new nonprofit is crucial. What you do now can give you the boost you need for a successful launch.

3 Days Left: Tips & Inspiration for Submitting your 16NTC Session Ideas

June 23, 2015
Whether you’ve thought about it for weeks and are crafting the perfect submission, or just got wind of this opportunity - the deadline is the same: Friday, June 26.

2015 Digital Outlook Report

March 18, 2015
What does digital strategy look like in your organization? We asked, and nearly 500 individuals from nonprofit organizations responded! In collaboration with Care2 and hjc, we are excited to release the first ever 2015 Digital Outlook Report that captures the digital strategy landscape in nonprofit organizations, as well as strategies in 2015 for staffing, tactics, tools, and more.

Social Media for Social Change

January 9, 2015
Social media advocacy has erupted around the world, connecting people from all walks of life and empowering social change. Instead of sharing a favorite poolside snack recipe on Pinterest — which is great, don’t get us wrong! — the line of thinking has become, “How can I mobilize Pinterest users through an image and a link?”

Surround Sound Fundraising

January 7, 2015
The growth of the Internet and the expansion of digital communications give nonprofits new ways to reach their donors and supporters. While the old techniques – direct mail and telemarketing – still work and generate many responses, they alone are no longer the “gold standard” in fundraising. Savvy nonprofits are moving to “surround sound” fundraising.

Does Your Organization’s Story Connect the Dots?

December 15, 2014
Without a doubt, many of us will say that it is a cat. We don’t have to think about it, really. In a fraction of a second, everything we know and learned formulates this image as a cat. But what if you’ve never seen a cat? What if you’ve never played connect-the-dots or had to cut out animal shapes from paper?

Six Ways to Crowdsource Your Nonprofit’s Blog Content

November 12, 2014
Your nonprofit organization has a blog. Awesome. You have a plan that outlines post content and frequency. Fantastic. You’re ready to roll up your sleeves and start creating content…wait…that’s a lot of content. How are you going to produce it all? I know! You’re going to crowdsource your blog content.

How to Use Website Analytics to Measure “Awareness”

November 6, 2014
I always struggled with the fuzzy goal of “raising awareness” that came along with most of my nonprofit jobs. If a nonprofit raised awareness and no one measured it… did it really happen. The good news is that we can now use a free tool like Google Analytics to identify some markers of increased “awareness”.