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Does Budget Matter for Great Nonprofit Videos?

Eighty-five percent of internet users in the United States watch monthly video content, while 54% express wanting to see more video content from the brands they support. Videos have become a favorite content type for social media users, but when brands are competing for supporter attention, does it matter if your video has high production value? Below, […]

3 Tips to Hook Your Nonprofit Audience’s Attention from the Beginning

How-To Write a Stellar Opening Statement That Will Draw Your Nonprofit Audience’s Attention in Immediately  What is the difference between content that captures your nonprofit audience’s attention and draws them in and content that people just scroll past or send to “spam?” It’s all about the hook. A hook is your opener. It’s the attention grabber that entices […]

2021 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising and social media awareness campaigns. In addition to the days listed below, see also public holidays by country, Days of the Year, and Wikipedia’s List of Commemorative Months. January 17: World Religion Day — #WorldReligionDay 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service — #MLKDay 28: Data Privacy Day —  #DataPrivacyDay […]

7 Ways to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Social Media in 1 Hour or Less

Social media is always changing. There’s always a new trend or platform to learn or track, and it’s not always easy to keep up. While there are no shortcuts to sustained social media success, there are a few low-hanging fruit tips that you can implement quickly and effectively to ensure you’re covering your bases. Here […]

#GivingTuesday – What Nonprofits Need to Know

When the end of the year rolls around, giving campaigns for nonprofits kick into high gear. #GivingTuesday plays an important role in social media to highlight the importance of giving during the holiday season. This episode of 5 Business Rules, covers five things to know if you want to run a campaign for Giving Tuesday. […]

How COVID-19 Has Changed Social Media Trends

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofits had a fairly reliable formula for determining the best times, days, and ways to market on social media. However, with more people working remotely and looking for virtual connections, there’s a need for a more fluid social media marketing strategy. COVID-19 has taught us several marketing lessons, such as taking […]

Livestream Fundraising: What It Is and How to Do It

By the end of 2020, it’s expected that 82% of internet traffic will come from livestreams. In 2019 alone, people watched 1.1 billion hours of live video. Livestreaming was gaining popularity before COVID-19, but in light of the global pandemic, it has become an even more useful tool for nonprofits to connect with and grow their audiences […]

How to Use Instagram Reels to Engage Your Nonprofit Supporters

In early August, Instagram launched a new feature called Instagram Reels. It has been described as the company’s response to TikTok, a popular app that allows users to make 15 to 60 second videos using creative editing and audio tools. In this post, we’ll give you a quick crash course that covers: What exactly Instagram Reels […]

How to Build Trust Through Social Media

It was Booker T. Washington who said; “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” It’s such a deeply human trait to feel good about helping others ― which is why nonprofits are so important. Nonprofits can use social media as a tool to; Raise awareness for their cause Scale their […]

How to do social media marketing during the pandemic

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, nonprofits and social enterprises have had to rethink their marketing strategies. Nonprofits have been scrambling to develop appropriate communication strategies to approach their stakeholders during these trying times. With contributors sticking close to home and social distancing in force, it’s harder than ever to conduct outreach for even […]

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