Social media is well documented as a necessary marketing platform for all nonprofits. They allow you instantly connect with millions of users who represent every demographic under the sun.
Everyone knows promoting your nonprofit’s events, services, and fundraisers on social media is a good idea, but many do not know why, or more importantly, how, to do it. There is a lot of information out there about length of Tweets, amount of hashtags, which hashtags, when to post to the various feeds.
Computing has ostensibly changed the way we access, store, and utilize information. It has changed the way we work, socialize, and even date.
None of this would have been possible if it were not for the power of data storage. From the first 2.6MB hard drive being developed by IBM in 1963, to 2-4 terabyte cloud storage being available today, if we were unable to save and access our information, all our computing power would be all for naught.
But, have you ever wondered how we will be storing our data in the future? We have come such a long way since the first hard drives and punch cards, what will our data storage look like in another 80 years?
Check out this infographic that might just shed some light on how your nonprofit’s employees will be saving and sharing their files in the year 2100!
In past blogs we’ve talked seemingly ad nausea about how technology, donation forms, and social media can support a nonprofit’s fundraising efforts. Social media in particular is where nonprofits are turning to get their mission talked about, with the ultimate goal of driving more donations to that mission.
According to Blackbaud’s 2014 M+R Benchmark Study, a nonprofit’s social media audience on Facebook and Twitter grew by 37 and 46 percent respectively in 2013. These numbers dwarf the growth of email distribution lists in 2013, which grew by a mere 14% during that time period.
That being said, there’s no doubting the importance of pushing marketing material to an audience that’s growing at such exponential rates. But, sometimes it’s important for nonprofits to take a step back and assess what their social media accounts, and the commentary on those accounts were designed to do.
Cloud computing is an exciting technology that is projected to become pervasive in not only nonprofits, but in the common person’s daily life.
However, there is a sense of discomfort associated with the novel technology. Many do not fully understand the technology, what it can offer an organization, or even fully understand exactly how it works.
If your nonprofit is considering a switch to the cloud, it is important to not only understand what the cloud has the potential to provide to your nonprofit, but it’s also equally as important to understand the risks and service factors associated with making the switch.
It is the goal of this blog to demystify this technology, and make the potential cloud computing consumer more comfortable with making the switch.
Going viral takes more than a clever title, or a worthy call to action message.
It takes a deep level understanding of the social medium you're posting on, in addition to having a bevy of other components present in any single post.
So how do you know what a post on Instagram should contain, but should not have prominently place on Twitter? Or do you know what a traditionally viral Facebook has that a Pinterest post never even thinks about?
Here's a handy guide to hep your nonprofit start creating more impacting and meaningful posts on social media, today!
Does your nonprofit have to get creative from time to time?
Chances are good, your organization has had to, for some reason or another, put its collective thinking caps on to solve a problem. Whether an event was not going as planned, donations were not flowing in, or your message was just not being perceived the way you think it should be being perceived, getting creative is imperative. And these tips are no gimmicks.
Here are 21 straight forward ways to get and live more creatively.