Social Media Archive

HOW TO: Create a Mobile Website for Your Nonprofit for $8 a Month

The Web is going mobile. Faster than anyone thought. Smartphones are transforming the Internet and how individuals access the Web. One in five Americans now access the mobile Web daily. Some through Apps. Others through mobile Web browsers. This means nonprofits and their web communication strategies need

Four Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Reconsider Facebook

Reconsider. To think about again. To reassess. To reevaluate. I have been mulling this post over for months, and with some recent changes made by Facebook, the time has come. Some of the opinions I express below I have had for a while and speak to them

10 Social Media Metrics for Nonprofit Organizations (and How To Track Them)

“A survey of 200 charity and foundation professionals revealed that nonprofits are finding it difficult to determine how valuable social media tools are for their organizations. Seventy-nine percent said they hadn’t found ways to do so.” – Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 12, 2009 For those 79% of

HOW TO: Effectively Manage Hate and Anger on Social Media Sites

I normally try to leave politics and religion out of my work with nonprofits, but this time I need to make an exception. A month ago I launched a Facebook Page called Accomplishments of President Barack Obama. In just that short time it has become abundantly clear

YouTube Extends Their Nonprofit Program to Canada and Australia

Good news! In addition to the United States and the United Kingdom, nonprofits in Canada and Australia can now also take advantage of  YouTube’s Nonprofit Program. The benefits of the program incude: Premium branding capabilities and increased uploading capacity (View Example) The option to drive fundraising through

Five Reasons Why Nonprofits Who Utilize Social Media Should Also Blog

There are currently 133 million blogs worldwide. The world doesn’t need another blogger, right? Wrong. In the short 6 months that I have been blogging, I have come to the conclusion that blogging is the missing piece in a successful social media strategy. Here are five reasons

Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 Simplified for Nonprofits

While there are a good number of tech-savvy hipsters out there that understand terms like “Static Web”, “Dynamic Content”, “User-Generated”, “Cloud Computing”, and “Semantic Web”, the majority of nonprofits don’t talk or understand such tech speak. So, to simply for the nonprofit masses, I present and frame