social media terms

Social Media Terms Explained: definitions Nonprofits need to know

Algorythim – A set of specific instructions that is developed for software to perform functions. All Social Media Platforms make use of an algorythim to ensure that the users all round experience are of the highest quality for eg. specific instructions are given to ensure that trending hashtags on Twitter are shown immediately.

Bio – Short for biography, this is the small portion of your online profile that explains to new or potential followers who you are.

Circles – Google+ Circles allow you to organize people on Google+ to match the way you actually know them in real life.

Content Curation – The process of sifting through the web to find the best and most relevant content for an audience and then presenting it to them in a meaningful way.

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nonprofit blogging challenge

[FREE] 7 Day Blogging Challenge for Nonprofits

Many of the Nonprofit Organisations that have attended our #TECH4GOOD Workshops have communicated that they don’t know how to blog and where to start. I have designed this challenge to help give the beginner bloggers a solid foundation and routine as well as the blogging pros a reminder of solidifying (and checking) their blogging foundations regularly.

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20+ Nonprofit Hashtags to use on Social Media

Did you know that hashtags can help your nonprofit raise public and donor awareness online, for free?

Most social platforms support hashtags in one way or another and we have complied a list of the top 20+ nonprofit hashtags to use on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google Search:

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Hashtag Tips for Nonprofits

How to use Hashtags on Twitter to increase engagement and visibility

Nonprofits across South Africa constantly ask us: “What is a hashtag and how do I use them on Twitter, effectively?” 

We have decided to start a video tutorial series that will help you as a Nonprofit Organisation gain tech insights / techniques and encourage you to send us tutorial suggestions in the comments below.

To begin the series, here are our top hashtag techniques to use on Twitter to increase your Nonprofit account visibility and engagement.

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Free Stock Image Sources

For those of you that have attended our NPO Social Media Marketing Bootcamps, you will know that I speak about the use of high quality Images in your Social Media Content Creation Strategy at length.

You will also know that we are a Nonprofit Organisation and sometimes don’t have the time (or budget) to hire a Photographer for a custom styled photo shoot to build up our own branded library of Images. Here is my go-to list of the Top Stock Image Sources for you to visit and use!

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Games for Teenagers

#16daysofactivism [TechTip] – Games that help Teenagers understand the risks associated to dating

Since 2008, Jennifer Ann’s Group has sponsored the Life.Love. Game Design Challenge to challenge video game designers and developers to create video games about teen dating violence. Their goal is to increase awareness about teen dating violence as well as provide educational information to help teens, tweens, and young adults identify and avoid abusive relationships.

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How can storytelling be used for effective organizing and advocacy work – #storymakers2017 Recap

We recently hosted a 1 Hour Twitter Chat with TechSoup and various other TechSoup Partners across the Globe to discuss Storytelling in the NPO Landscape as a part of the #storymakers2017 campaign.

[To find out more about how your organisation can win cash in the StoryMakers Competition, please read here]

In case you missed it, here are some of our top tips from the Chat:

Here are some of the Storytelling Resources shared:

Happy storytelling!