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Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

I provided a podcast over at BlogTalkRadio that you’ll want to listen to.  I talked about social media strategies to earn funds for your cause.  Social media gives organizations like yours opportunities to share your mission, build a community of supporters and raise funds!

With Social Media non-profits can tell their organizational stories in order to inspire donations. Learn the best four platforms to start with.  Discover what five other organizations are doing best on social media. Below are the links to the organizations I talked about and their best social media platform.

World Wildlife Fund — Check out their Facebook

American Red Cross — Check out their YouTube

Charity: Water — Check out their Pinterest

Second Harvest Food Bank — Check out their Twitter

Music for Minors — Check out their website and the “Donate Now” button. They are a small organization with a presence on facebook and twitter.

Let’s Talk About Mission Part II

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Now that you know the importance of identifying your organization’s mission, let me stress once more that mission will come up again and again when you write grant proposals. Not only that, but mission will be front and center when dealing with donors, sponsors, and grant funders. And believe it or not, mission is or should be on every piece of collateral material, advertising, and social media your organization uses. Organizations that are effective at emphasizing their mission this way will draw many supporters and advocates of the mission to them. And we all know how critical community support is to our organization’s vitality.

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It’s important to note that if your organization has a wimpy, or vague, or uninspiring mission statement, or if your current mission statement is no longer reflective of all you do, then it’s time to rewrite it. Do not resist. It’s worth spending the time to have a kick-butt mission statement. It’s actually imperative that you do. Click here for an article on creating a mission statement. Click here for another article on writing a mission statement.