Perfecting the Act of NFP Juggling
Anyone who works in the nonprofit sector can relate to this laundry list of responsibilities. And when we add social media into the mix, well, we might as well throw all of our time management skills out the window, right?
Here are 5 ways to become a more professional juggler.
…In an era when talk is visible, it’s crucial that all internal decisions in an organization are made with communications in mind. Before staff changes are made or before internal decisions are made, consider how to message these to your staff and leadership. Doing so will help you control the message that inevitably gets out,. And, if someone does publicly say something contrary, your response will be ready.
Seven Social-Media Pitfalls for Nonprofits
Nonprofits are flocking to social media as a way to communicate with stakeholders.
While that effort to engage donors and supports is laudable, it’s also fraught with challenges.
Be aware of these seven pitfalls when venturing out into the world of social media.
New Network-Weaving Paradigms
Networks are not the same as social media: Networks existed long before the existence of social media, and while it can be argued that social media tools may be an influence on structures and paradigms of networks, they are exactly that: tools.
Social Media: It’s Not Just Facebook and Twitter Anymore!
As the social web becomes a main news source for many people, these types of platforms are likely to proliferate. NPOs should be taking advantage of these free tools to get the message out about their cause.
The Covenant Foundation Announces New Grants
The Covenant Foundation today announced nearly $900,000 in new grants as part of its mission to support and advance excellence and impact in Jewish education.
Signature grantees include:
G-dcast, San Francisco: $100,000 for two years for the Media Beit Midrash program, which will engage college-age animators to study and learn about the Minor Prophets and their teachings, and to creatively interpret and present these in short films distributed on G’dcast social media and digital platforms for use by individuals, families, schools and organizations.
The new round of Ignition grantees include:
Citizen Film, San Francisco: $20,000 for one year to establish a program for university Jewish Studies educators enabling them and their students to enhance the use of digital media and storytelling in their scholarship, and to communicate, share and disseminate it widely using social media platforms.
National Family Shabbaton Launches Jewish Adoption Movement
A National Family Shabbaton to be held June 29 – July 1, 2012, will officially launch Kochav Yam, the National Jewish Adoption Movement.
Communications and Resource Development as Cornerstone of Social Media Strategy
Successful integration of communications and resource development to bring sustainability to mission-driven non-profits is becoming increasingly reliant on new media and online social networking. The tool box is changing. In order to effectively utilize new social media, communications and development professionals should not be trapped into thinking this is an “either/or” situation. The key to successful communications and resource development campaigns is an integrated plan based on both traditional expertise and new technologies….
Why every little tweet helps
…Social media allows individuals to spread the message behind the charity as opposed to the charity itself. As a result, Jewish charities are competing with non-Jewish causes like never before. While social media open doors to new audiences for our charities, the same doors are available to the likes of Cancer Research and Save the Children, bringing them potential donors they would once have been unable to reach….
5 Easy Ways To Give Back—Even When You’re Flat Broke
Start a social media campaign. One woman and her family donated $2,000 worth of Walgreen’s gift cards and a trailer full of canned food to the Joplin Jewish community center. She did it through Twitter and a blog campaign. “You will inspire people–and there will be a ripple effect,” Mara wrote on her blog. Think about doing the same.
(Source: Business Insider)