As Social Media Marketing Specialist I geek out to nonprofit and technology conversations all over the web every single day. (It’s awesome.) I love that social media invites every person and organization, regardless of budget, to learn, discuss and share. Join the conversation by following @Convio for industry news or @CLBlack425 for personal tid-bits like vacations and puppies.
Prior to joining Convio, I worked in marketing and fundraising for the Girl Scouts of Central Texas and interned with a plethora of nonprofits including the Cancer Council Australia. When I'm not doing the social media thing, I enjoy hanging out with my husband and puppy, reading (especially Texas Monthly), traveling, going out to eat, volunteering and using parenthesis. My favorite quote is "once you drive up a mountain, you can't back down" from Footloose.
There’s a new kid on the nonprofit blogosphere block. It is both an all encompassing one-stop-shop and a tailored-to-you destination. I may be quite biased but I think it is going to knock your socks off.
Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, I am pleased to present to you npENGAGE.
To know npENGAGE is to know three key elements.
First, npENGAGE is home to nine blogs, each customized to a different need of the nonprofit sector. As a reader, you’ll have the flexibility to consume information across the whole spectrum or to just subscribe to the individual blog that speaks to your needs and interests.
npENGAGE’s blogs are
Second, npENGAGE is built on the content from five leading nonprofit blogs, including Connection Café. The content of those five blogs will populate the npENGAGE archives and ensure that each individual blog within npENGAGE starts strong. This will give npENGAGE the unique distinction of being a new site with years of proven, useful content already present.
Third, Connection Café will redirect to npENGAGE starting this weekend. If you are an RSS subscriber to Connection Café, your feed will be automatically updated with the main npENGAGE feed. From there you can decide if the main feed is right for you or if one of the more specialized feeds is a better fit.
If you have questions about npENGAGE or your Connection Café subscription, please ask in the comments below or by email.
Finally, thank you so very much for being a part of Connection Café. Your feedback, passion and sense of mission inspired our bloggers to contribute every week. We look forward to more of the same in our new home on npENGAGE!
See you there!
You want to learn everything you can about marketing your nonprofit via Facebook. But you don’t have all day to learn it. No worries. I’ve done the searching, so you can do just the reading.
Quick & Dirty How-Tos
Stats & Research
You can also check out Sarah-the-intern's "How to Increase Facebook Engagement" for more ideas.
Posted by Cheryl Black at Jul 24, 2012 01:00 PM CDT
Categories: Fundraising, Nonprofit Trends, NPtech
As a grown up Girl Scout who also served as a camp counselor, assistant troop leader and staff person, I’m a certified geek for all things girl power.
Imagine my excitement when I read “Women exert new influence on philanthropy” on MSNBC last week. You should read the full article but I’ll share some of my favorite gems here:
Holy guacamole. Look at the first three points and then think about the fourth. Women are doing all that and the real surge isn’t even here yet? Wow.
If you aren’t already purposefully targeting women, it’s probably a good time to start.
I wish the next part of this post was “5 things you can do to woo women donors” but alas, I don’t have a fail-proof plan. Like any segment that is half the population, there’s a lot of variance. However, I can happily offer you more resources for learning. So, here you go:
Office a little dead this week with the 4th of July holiday? Hearing crickets instead of coworkers (and no, I’m not talking about the Austin cricket infestation)?
Sometimes…OK most of the time, a slow week like this can be great for knocking through projects. But sometimes it can bring you to a standstill if everyone you need to work with is out enjoying an extended holiday. If you fall into that latter category, this blog’s for you! Here are 5 things you can do, sans coworkers, partners, donors, anyone at all, that will keep your mission on track.
Happy Fourth of July!
Home school your way to a more successful Twitter presence. Here’s a baker's dozen of resources that can help you wow the socks off your colleagues. I humbly suggest bookmarking this page right now.
What other great tips, tricks or best practices have you found or started using for Twitter?
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