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Blog, Non-Profits, Social Media, Uncategorized / 13.09.2016

worst nonprofit marketing advice

Marketers have been honing their social media skills for well over ten years. Yet everyday nonprofit communications teams hear well-meaning suggestions from co-workers, board members and even dear Aunt Sally. While it may feel like you're working in a silo pecking out social media updates, creating the perfect ad and carefully targeting an audience, you are not alone. In fact, most of us feel your pain because we’ve heard that awful advice ourselves.

Because we all need to take a break, roll our eyes and even giggle a little, we’ve compiled the top 12 worst social media advice we’ve received for you to enjoy.

Blog, Non-Profits, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Uncategorized / 30.08.2016

In an earlier blog, I described some interesting tips I learned in a social media workshop at a nonprofit leadership conference earlier this month. Bill Natalzia Northeast Regional Director of Celebrate Recovery did an excellent job. There was plenty of great information in the workshop, and I was glad I scarfed down my turkey sandwich and skipped half my lunch break to get a good seat.

Blog, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Uncategorized / 10.08.2016

 

negative social mediaCopyright: <a href='https://www.123rf.com/profile_cluckva'>cluckva / 123RF Stock Photo</a>

Negative comments, tweets, and posts on your nonprofit’s social media page can range from ruining your morning to ruining your career. Often the mission of a nonprofit centers around a divisive issue. You’re passionate about providing services to those you help and telling your success stories, but that segment of the population who is just as passionate about opposing you will eventually find you. You can ignore someone’s posts on their own Facebook or Twitter feed, but how you handle the situation when they bring it to your feed says a lot about you and your organization.

Blog, Non-Profits, Uncategorized / 03.08.2016

 

social media marketing conference

Last week, I had the opportunity to be packed in a tiny orange room with about 100 other people for a workshop at a leadership conference for a nonprofit organization that works with addicts and domestic abuse survivors. The speaker, Bill Natalzia Northeast Regional Director of Celebrate Recovery, and staff did their best to cram as many of us in as possible.

Facebook, Uncategorized / 05.05.2016

millennials FacebookThree years ago, a European study found that teenagers were leaving Facebook for other social sites like Twitter, Instagram, and SnapChat. It was suspected that as older users began setting up accounts, teens sought a platform where they could hang out online with their friends without their parents seeing everything on their feed. This conclusion the led the anthropologist on the research team, Daniel Miller a professor of material culture of University College London to pronounce Facebook as “dead and buried” to the Millennial generation.

Blog, Non-Profits, Social Media, Uncategorized / 20.04.2016

When I was working on my English degree at Mississippi State, I quickly learned the importance of editing and multiple drafts. It always perturbed me when my professors would hand me a paper covered in red marks and tell me to try again. But as one professor told me, “Your first draft will always suck.”  You never know how people will respond to what you’ve written until you have someone else read it. It wasn’t until I became a copywriter that I realized how much that statement applied to writing nonprofit blogs.