If you are like most experienced social media marketing aficionado's, in addition to business pages, you are also using your personal Facebook profile to build business connections and foster relationships. Again, if you're experienced in social media marketing, you're probably using a social media dashboard tools and applications like Hootsuite and Instagram to post some of your updates to that personal Facebook profile.
Hubspot have created this very useful guide for nonprofits to get the most out of Google Grants, which they observe is a missed opportunity for many nonprofits.
Google for Nonprofits, which includes a free membership and access to a variety of products including Google Grants, which is a $10,000 monthly grant to advertise on Google.com. Google Grants has the potential of driving 10,000 to 40,000 new website visitors to your website each month. Nonprofits like Kiva, BeatBullying, Unicef, and charity: water all use Google Grants to fund their Google AdWords campaigns and drive more traffic through organic search.
You can use Google Grants to:
- Reach donors, volunteers, and consumers when they’re searching on Google
- Raise awareness by choosing relevant keywords and creating unique ads to highlight your work
- Track online donations, newsletter sign-ups, and volunteer registrations
- Promote your organization’s website on Google with in-kind AdWords advertising
Designing content for your non profit’s social media platforms? Here’s a handy infographic for the dimensions you need to know.
This is your chance to elevate your organisation’s public profile, attract new supporters, raise funds and win cash prizes to boot!
what your organisation does,
why it matters to your community,
how the public can support your work, and
how we can make Ireland Better Together?
In late September the public will be invited to vote for their favourite videos. The top 30 videos will be shortlisted in three categories (big, medium and small/voluntary) and the winners in each category will receive a cash prize.
In addition to the prize in each category, you can also use the handy built-in donation function to raise funds through the website. So whatever your weight division, there is no reason that your organisation can’t take part…
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Register here to to get a free copy of the beginner’s guide to video production.
Key Dates for Your Diary
16 September: Video Competition
24 September: Public launch / voting opens
8 November: Submissions close
22 November: Voting closes (judging to follow)
12 December: Better Together Awards (winners announced)
Good Luck Everyone!
Landing pages, as defined by wikipedia for online marketers, are ” the page that appears when a potential customer clicks on an advertisement. Put more simply a landing page is just where you want people to land on your site, that may or may not be the homepage. It could be that you are promoting an event, the page where people can donate or volunteer, or just where the information is that you want them to see.
According to an article on Hubspot, a landing page should be kept simple and short and be able to”pass the blink test” - in other words, make sure they can understand the offer and what you’re asking for in the time it takes them to blink. Above all “before publishing the page, ask yourself: would I fill this out? Would I find this page confusing? Would I feel comfortable sharing this information over the web? Use these questions to ultimately perfect the look and feel of your landing page before going live. “
Here’s a useful infographic on how to test your website’s landing page.
John Haydon is my go-to guy online for great advice on social media marketing for non-profits. He is particularly good on Facebook tips. In his latest video he leads us through a tutorial on how to get the most from the new Facebook Insights feature.
(Note: This feature has not been rolled out to all Facebook users yet).
With the roll out of Facebook Graph Search, this infographic shares some useful advice on how to optimise your non-profit Facebook page to take advantage of the new features. If you want to learn more about how to leverage Facebook Graph Search, Social Media Examiner has some excellent tips in a recent article.
Digital storytelling - the ability to tell the story of your organization is an effective way to bring your cause to life and demonstrate the impact of your fundraising and volunteer efforts. Check out this infographic for ideas on how to make digital storytelling work for you.