The ultimate social media field guide for nonprofits with 101 ways to engage supporters, share your mission, and inspire action using the social web 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits features 101 actionable tactics that nonprofits can start using today, and most of the featured resources are free. Broken down into five key areas, this unique guide explains the steps and tools needed to implement each tactic, and provides many real-life examples of how nonprofits are using the tactics. With this book as your guide, you'll learn how leading nonprofit professionals around the world are leveraging social media to engage constituents, communicate their cause, and deliver on their mission.
* Presents immediately useful ideas for relevant impact on your organization's social presence so you can engage with supporters in new and inventive ways * Features 101 beginner to intermediate-level tactics with real-life examples * Offers a workable format to help nonprofits discover new ways of deploying their strategy * Includes nonprofit social media influencers from leading nonprofits around the world including National Wildlife Federation, March of Dimes, and The Humane Society Nonprofits know they need to start engaging with supporters through social media channels. This field guide to social media tactics for nonprofits will feature 101 beginner to intermediate-level tactics with real-life examples to help nonprofits discover new ways of deploying their strategy and meeting their social media objectives.
MELANIE MATHOS is the senior public relations manager at Blackbaud, where she spreads the word about their products, services, and customers; co-manages the company's social media channels; and contributes to the NetWits ThinkTank blog. Melanie also serves on the board of directors of Fields to Families, where she leads the organization's fundraising and communications. CHAD NORMAN is the Internet marketing manager for Blackbaud, where he wrangles corporate web site content and develops social media strategy. He's the Editor in Chief of Blackbaud Blogs, and contributes to the NetWits ThinkTank blog. He also hosts and produces The Baudcast. In 2007, he founded Go Green Charleston, a technology-focused nonprofit. He also serves on the board of directors of Fields to Families, managing web strategy.
Foreword xi Acknowledgments xiii Introduction xv Using This Book xvi Tactic Checklist xvii Chapter 1 Setup 1 1. Claim Your User Name on Facebook 2 2. Brand Your YouTube Channel 3 3. Claim Your Venue on foursquare 4 4. Create a Branded foursquare Page 6 5. Create a Custom Twitter Background 9 6. Brand Your Facebook Page 11 7. Add Multiple Administrators to Your Facebook Page 13 8. Set and Display Rules for Your Facebook Community 14 9. Allow Supporters to Post Content on Your Facebook Page 17 10. Monitor Facebook Page Activity with Alerts 19 11. Use Commenting Tools that Authenticate with Social Accounts 21 12. Add a Facebook Like Button to Your Web Site or Blog 22 13. Add a Twitter Follow Button to Your Site 23 14. Include the ShareThis Sharing Button 25 15. Create a Flickr Pro Account 26 16. Publish Photos Under a Creative Commons License 28 17. Submit Your Photos to Flickr Groups 30 Chapter 2 Communicate 33 18. Use Collaboration Tools to Manage Twitter Accounts 34 19. Create Twitter Lists 36 20. Display Names of Staff Contributing to Twitter and Facebook 37 21. Connect with the Top Tweeters in Your Area 40 22. Monitor Local Twitter Activity Using Hashtags 42 23. Make Your Tweets Retweetable 44 24. Sign up for Tweets for Good 46 25. Recruit New Staff and Volunteers 48 26. Start, Join, and Organize Conversations with Hashtags 49 27. Promote an Event or Campaign with a Hashtag 51 28. Contribute to Mission-Related Twitter Hashtags 52 29. Use TwitPic to Share Photos and Videos 54 30. Display RSS Feeds on Your Web Site 55 31. Display Live Twitter Content on Your Web Site and Blog 57 32. Feed Your Blog to Twitter and Facebook 59 33. Use Facebook Social Plug-ins on Your Site 60 34. Add Events to Your Facebook Page 62 35. Integrate Other Social Channels with Facebook 64 36. Include Social Channels in Contact Information 65 37. Integrate Supporter Photos with Other Channels 67 38. Submit Content to Social News and Bookmarking Sites 69 39. Create a Wikipedia Entry 71 40. Create a Social Media Newspaper 72 41. Make a Buzzworthy Video 73 42. Participate in a Video Contest 75 43. Livestream Your Events 77 44. Provide Instant Access to Content with QR Codes 79 45. Share Presentations and Documents Online 82 Chapter 3 Engage 85 46. Create a Facebook Welcome Tab 86 47. Encourage Action with Facebook Custom Tab 89 48. Encourage Supporters to Share Facebook Content 90 49. Launch a Like Campaign 92 50. Use Facebook as Your Organization s Page 93 51. Ask Your Facebook Fans a Question 95 52. Get Creative with Avatars 96 53. Add a Tweet Button to Your Web Site or Blog 98 54. Empower Supporters to Take Social Action 100 55. Build Real Relationships with Social Communication 102 56. Ask Infl uencers to Share Your News 104 57. Engage the Blogging Community 106 58. Broadcast the Backchannel Buzz at Your Event 108 59. Organize a Twitter Chat with a Hashtag 110 60. Organize a Tweetup 111 61. Reward Your Supporters for Checking In 113 62. Add Mission-Related Tips on foursquare 115 63. Create a Custom Badge on foursquare 116 64. Participate in Giving Contests [with Caution] 118 65. Launch a Social Contest on Facebook 120 66. Build Stewardship Through Video 121 67. Ask Supporters to Share Photos or Videos 122 68. Hold a Video Response Contest 124 69. Create a Flickr Group to Support Your Mission 126 70. Hold a Photo Contest 128 71. Create a Photo Petition 130 72. Organize a Petition on Twitter 131 73. Socialize Your Internal Communications 132 74. Treat Your Social Networks Like V.l.P.s 134 75. Create Your Own Online Community 135 Chapter 4 Fundraise 139 76. Raise Money with Causes 140 77. Encourage Supporters to Make a Wish 142 78. Create a Facebook Donation Tab 143 79. Hold a Tweetathon 144 80. Launch a Sponsored Tweet Campaign 146 81. Organize a Fundraising Campaign through Twitter 147 82. Increase Conversions with Video Overlays 149 83. Use Video Annotations as Calls to Action 151 84. Enable Social Giving with Peer Fundraising Tools 153 85. Launch a Check In for Charity Campaign 155 86. Participate in Social Buying Platforms 158 87. Submit Your Organization to be Featured on Philanthroper 159 88. Ask Supporters to Pledge Social Actions 161 89. Participate in Social Gaming 162 90. Take your Fundraising Events to an Alternate Reality 164 Chapter 5 Measure 167 91. Analyze Facebook Activity with Insights 168 92. Understand Your YouTube Audience 169 93. Track Referrals from Social Sites 171 94. Measure New Visitors from Social Channels 172 95. Track Link Performance with Short URLs 174 96. Monitor Your Organization s Name on Twitter 175 97. Measure the Reach of Your Tweets 177 98. Calculate Your Twitter Infl uence 179 99. Create a Social Media Listening Dashboard 180 100. Use Social Media Monitoring Applications 183 101. Get a Strategy 185 About the Authors 187 Index 189