1. An Opinion for Philantropy.com: Foundations Should Offer Thoughtful Support to Struggling Charities. by Douglas B. Bauer. (thanks Susan Hammond for alerting us to this post). Mr. Bauer writes about how impressed he is by how well nonprofits are surviving in these tough times.
How, then, should foundations respond to best help our grantees deal with what experts call the new normal?
The grant dollars we allocate certainly cannot fill the gaps created by reduced government support—nor should they. But we certainly can be more thoughtful about how we focus our giving. For maximum impact in real time, one could suggest increased attention on four item.
General operating support, management training, access to working capital and making advocacy a priority.
2.Five Ways Nonprofits Can Use Social Media to Build Their e-Newsletter List from Nonprofit Tech 2.0
And though some reports claim that email use is dropping, others claim its use is steady and even on the rise. Reports and predictions of the death of e-mail fluctuate seemingly on a quarterly basis. However, one thing that is certain is that the ROI (Return on Investment) from canadian pharmacy cialis pfizer e-newsletters is still relatively high compared to other Web-based channels.
Blog, convert Facebook fans to subscribers, convert twitter followers to subscribers, add subscribe to videos, add subscribe to photos and slideshare.
3. From John Haydon: What”s the best way to post as a Facebook Page? There have been drastic changes to Facebook”s pages, here is a “how to” and some thoughts on using the new tool best.
4. $100,000 in three days: How #TeamAutism did it from Socialbrite Guest post by Amy Sample Ward
amysampleward.org. Great article/interview on how they did it.
That’s a whole lot of donations in just three days! So, I connected with Sloane Berrent, founder of The Causemopolitan and a partner in Socialbrite, to learn more about this success story. She’s working with the creative agency JESS3 on this entire campaign. They created the infographic and pulled her in for the overall digital strategy.
5. From Beth Kanter:Tips for Shooting A Winning Video For Your Nonprofit guest post by Dawn and Brian Crawford
Note from Beth: After you read this guest post, you’ll have lots of great tips for your nonprofit’s video. And don’t forget, The 5th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards is now open for submissions from members of the YouTube Nonprofit Program until March 2nd. This year, for the first time, in addition to awards for Best Small, Medium, and Large nonprofit organization videos, there is also a Best Thrifty Video category for videos produced for under $500.
Have a great week!