Episode 14: Julia Campbell - Social Media Consultant and Strategic Communications Consultant
 
I was interviewed for the Women Leaders Entrepreneurs Network Show and had a lot of fun. Check out the interview here.


My Big Fat Problem With Social Media Measurement
#GivingTuesday 2014

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5 Quick Ways to Improve Your Nonprofit Email Newsletter

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5 Quick Ways to Improve Your Nonprofit Email Newsletter Today

I receive a lot of email newsletters – from nonprofit organizations, from businesses and from consultants.

In recent months, I dramatically pruned by email subscriptions. This was mostly due to lack of time to read all of them, but it was also due to the fact that most email newsletters are just plain awful.

Hard to read, useless, spammy and worst of all – BORING.

This is my public service…

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4 Ways to Use Social Media to Strengthen Donor Relationships

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4 Ways to Use Social Media to Strengthen Donor Relationships

Donor retention (how many donors continue to give to your organization after their first gift) is at an all-time low. It’s abysmal and worrisome.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals found that 70% of all donors that nonprofits recruit into giving a gift never donate again to that organization!

Can you imagine if Coca-Cola or Nabisco lost 70% of their customers every single year? They…

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Nonprofits, are you still doubting the power of social media?

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Still doubting the power of social media?

Check out this neat interactive infographic from Digital Insights.

Some of the more mind-blowing findings:

75% of the engagement on a Facebook post happens in the first 5 hours – so post frequently (more than once per day if you can);

44% of Twitter users have never sent their own tweets, but don’t discount them – they are following others, clicking on…

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Which Nonprofit Causes Rule Social Media?

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Have you ever wondered which nonprofit organizations, causes and issues get the most engagement and exposure on social media?

Check out this great infographic by the RAD Campaign and Craig Newmark’s Craigconnects. The findings may surprise you!

The infographic also includes quotes and tips from nonprofit online engagement specialists and marketing managers.

Who Rules Social Media

Find more great infographicson…

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Storytelling tip

Storytelling tip

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10 Ways Nonprofits Can Succeed with Visual Marketing

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10 Ways Nonprofits Can Succeed with Visual Marketing

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Visual marketing may seem like a buzzword, but it’s incredibly important in today’s attention economy.

What is Visual Marketing?

Visual marketing is simply incorporating eye-catching, great visuals into your marketing efforts. It is mostly used to refer to social media marketing, blogging and websites, where visuals are king.

Why is it important?

To succeed…

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Nonprofit Storytelling with Social Media | Nonprofit Ally
Is Your Nonprofit Making These 9 Storytelling Mistakes?
10 Ways to Build Loyalty Among Your Online Community Members

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10 Ways to Build Loyalty Among Your Online Community Members

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It seems to me that nonprofit social media campaigns are still focused on the numbers game – collecting the most Likes on Facebook, the most Twitter and Pinterest followers and the most views on YouTube.

Building up sheer numbers of Likes and views, without motivating people to take action, is misguided.

I always say that quality beats quantity any day…

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6 Ways Nonprofits Are Getting Online Fundraising All Wrong

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6 Ways Nonprofits Are Getting Online Fundraising All Wrong

Almost every article I read about online fundraising and online giving starts out something like this:

Despite the hype and the assurances of social media experts, online fundraising still accounts for an abysmal 2% of total dollars raised by charities.

I frequently see quotes like this one, from a recent Philanthropy.com article:

“I have yet to see pure online fundraising really take off,”…

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Want To Be An Online Fundraising Master?

Want To Be An Online Fundraising Master?

Online Fundraising

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Online fundraising should be a major part of your strategy this year.

Last year, online fundraising campaign #GivingTuesday raised 90% more in 2013 than in 2012 – about $19.2 million.

Blackbaud found that overall charitable giving grew 4.9% in 2013, while online giving grew 13.5%.

M+R and the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) studied 53 nonprofitsand found…

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5 Very Inspiring Nonprofit Fundraising Campaigns for Mother’s Day

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I Love Mom

I am always looking for creative ideas to give my moms on Mother’s Day (I have a mom, a step mom and two mothers-in-law).

As a mom myself, I know that it takes some creativity to find a very special gift that comes from the heart.

I decided to do a cursory search on Pinterest – where I find 99% of my ideas for gifts and things to buy. I searched for “Mother’s Day nonprofit” and found some…

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