10 Things You're Doing Wrong With Social Media You’re on social media—maybe Facebook, Twitter or your organization’s blog—and you’re having some success, but you know there’s room for improvement. Before you start strategizing big plans for what you might do with the tools, take a little time to consider what you’re already doing with it, and whether you’re making common mistakes that are needlessly hindering your progress. This new Idealware article, originally published in The NonProfit Times, lists 10 such mistakes you can turn around with a little effort for quick, improved results...
The 2012 Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits How do you choose software for your nonprofit? With so many different types of software available, it’s difficult to even know what’s available, let alone what’s best for your organization’s particular needs. That’s why we created the Idealware Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits. This handy reference covers all the different types of software that might be useful to you—and we just updated it for 2012. Buy the book now.
The Nonprofit Social Media Policy Workbook From Facebook to Twitter to LinkedIn, nonprofits are flocking to social media, but not everyone is prepared for the challenges and ramifications of what you post—or how to manage the process. Who is allowed to tweet? Who can comment on your posts? How do you respond if someone says something mean about your organization? How do you make use of what social media offers while protecting your nonprofit and your constituents? Our new workbook walks you through the process of creating a policy to meet your organization's particular needs. Download the workbook now.
Need to write a social media policy, but don't know where to start? Try Idealware's workbook or our upcoming seminar.
As social media transparency and two-way conversations become the norm, many organizations are racing to develop a social media policy that governs who does what, what's OK (and not OK) to say on behalf of the organization, and how to handle sticky situations.
How do you design and write an email campaign that will work? What tools can help you send emails and collect online donations? We'll walk through what you'll need to know to design your own email fundraising campaign.
Mobile technology—like text messages, donations and even apps—can be a useful tool in a nonprofit communicator's toolbox. We'll talk through the principles, software packages, and best practices that can help you get started.