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How Nonprofits Can Keep the Momentum Going After #GivingTuesday

Leave a Comment December 10, 2014

This year “GivingTuesday” generated at least $45.7 million for nonprofit organizations.  That’s up roughly 65 percent from 2013 according to givingtuesday.org.  Here are five ways to keep that momentum going through December and beyond:

Cultivate Social Media

Interact with donors and viewers on social media by thanking them, re-tweeting, or replying to direct messages.  For example Irwin Naturals, an alternative health company, posted a picture showing how their fundraising project helped a retirement home decorate for the holidays.

Also amplify your message with visuals and infographics.  Utilize free tools like Picktochart, Visuall.y and InfoActive.  You can find the top 12 websites at http://www.practicalecommerce.com/.  Another option is to upload and edit videos with your iphone using videolicious and camtastic.

Tools like storify or tagboard.com can showcase mentions to donors.  This tagboard from GreatNonprofits’ 2014 Top-Rated awards exemplifies how nonprofits are using videos, testimonials, and awards in their social media.  The Cambodian Children’s Fund combined a visual of their clients with the award.  Summit Adventure featured one of their participants talking for 30 minutes about the impact of their program.  You can also use certificates like the one on the right. (more…)

Be an Ambassador for Local Nonprofits in Your City!

Comments (4) October 19, 2012

Want to help get your local charities some well-deserved extra attention? Interested in promoting local giving in your own community? Join our national team of Local Ambassadors!

GreatNonprofits has launched our Get Local campaign for 2012 to encourage local giving this season. Sign up to be a Local Ambassador with us and you’ll get to spread the word in your city about the best charities around. It’s a volunteer position (we’re a nonprofit too!) with a 2-5 hour a week commitment. We’ll give you all the tools you’ll need. Here’s what you’ll do:

Tell others about amazing nonprofits in your city!

  • Highlight outstanding nonprofits via the GreatNonprofits microsite for your city
  • Use email and social media to spread the word
  • Reach out to local newspapers and blogs and let them know about exemplary local nonprofits

Why do it?

  • Get great experience reaching out to local media
  • Manage the GreatNonprofits microsite for your city.  People will see your name and photo!
  • Be a major help to your local nonprofit community, enabling it to do more good
  • Be part of a nationwide grassroots effort to showcase small, local nonprofits

Check out our available cities.

Sound good to you? Contact Jessica@greatnonprofits.org

 


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