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14 02, 2017

The Top Digital Trends You Need to Know

By |February 14th, 2017|blog, branding, leadership|Comments Off on The Top Digital Trends You Need to Know

Let's face it; digital technology and social media have changed life as we know it. I don’t know anyone who isn’t on social media in some way. Do you? Digital and social media, thanks to the Internet, have broken borders, how we communicate, and how we deliver information—including the news. Disruption occurs at such a [...]

4 01, 2017

Master the Art of Visual Storytelling for Your Nonprofit

By |January 4th, 2017|blog, branding, news|Comments Off on Master the Art of Visual Storytelling for Your Nonprofit

Did you know that people retain 80 percent of what they see? If you were to come and visit me at my social enterprise, you’ll hear me telling my marketing team to always keep the copy brief and make it about the image. Nonprofits have it tougher, I think, than a lot of businesses. They [...]

27 12, 2016

7 Social Media Tips to Help You Kick-Start Your Fundraising for 2017

By |December 27th, 2016|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on 7 Social Media Tips to Help You Kick-Start Your Fundraising for 2017

I happen to work with thousands of schools, churches, missions and nonprofits every day and one of the things I keep getting asked about most is how to master social media. Some Facts About Social Media According to Global Web Index[1], here are some key facts about social media, you should be aware of since [...]

29 11, 2016

3 Ways to Use Instagram for Nonprofit Fundraising

By |November 29th, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on 3 Ways to Use Instagram for Nonprofit Fundraising

I’ve written a lot about Facebook and social media fundraising. While it’s important to be on the grand-daddy of all social media platforms, there’s a great opportunity for nonprofits in Instagram. Let’s face it, there’s no better way to get your message across than in striking visual images. One picture can convey 1,000 words. Instagram [...]

10 11, 2016

10 Top Trends for Nonprofit Social Media Effectiveness

By |November 10th, 2016|blog, branding, news|Comments Off on 10 Top Trends for Nonprofit Social Media Effectiveness

It seems to be a challenge these days to stay ahead of everything that is happening in digital marketing, especially social media. However, every fundraiser and nonprofit leader have to work to stay ahead of the curve. Social media is a critical piece for most nonprofits to raise awareness, get donors and supporters. The following [...]

3 11, 2016

Anyone Can Be a Philanthropist on #GivingTuesday

By |November 3rd, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on Anyone Can Be a Philanthropist on #GivingTuesday

The biggest global fundraising day of the year is fast approaching. #GivingTuesday is the dedicated fundraising day for the world. There are a number of ways that practically anyone can get involved making a difference. The core driver for this day is social media. On #GivingTuesday, everyone is encouraged to demonstrate via social media how [...]

25 10, 2016

Smart Tips to Help You Master Facebook

By |October 25th, 2016|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on Smart Tips to Help You Master Facebook

For the time being Facebook is the 1000-pound gorilla in social media. There are 7.1 billion in the world and over 1.7 billion people are on Facebook. By far, Facebook has the largest market share of any social media platform. Although Mark Zuckerberg describes his company as a tech company, many are now arguing it’s [...]

6 10, 2016

Use Social Media to Advance Your Career

By |October 6th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on Use Social Media to Advance Your Career

The job market has changed, and social media has become a part of it. I will say that Millennials are at an advantage because they grew up using social media. Other generations may not be so warm to the idea about social media and careers. As many more people move into the “gig economy,” it’s [...]

29 09, 2016

The 10 Best Digital Free Marketing Tools You’re Not Using

By |September 29th, 2016|blog, branding, personal|Comments Off on The 10 Best Digital Free Marketing Tools You’re Not Using

Nonprofits or start-up social enterprises need all the resources they can use to get ahead and stay competitive. Although “free” is not always a good thing, in the digital world, it certainly can be. Did you realize there are a lot of awesome tools you can use to help you automate and manage the digital [...]

27 09, 2016

7 Must-Knows About Social Media Fundraising

By |September 27th, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on 7 Must-Knows About Social Media Fundraising

I speak to nonprofits every week. I have to admit, some executive directors and fundraisers love social media and others hate it. Love it or hate it, social media is here to stay so you better get used to it. And, more importantly, you should try to work it into your overall planning. I’ve had [...]