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Comments on Have Fun • Do Good: 8 Benefits of Having a Nonprofit Blog





Updated: 2018-02-15T14:49:22.233-08:00

 



You're welcome, Greg!

2009-10-02T17:05:26.834-07:00

You're welcome, Greg!



One of the reasons many organizations fear an onli...

2009-10-01T09:32:21.492-07:00

One of the reasons many organizations fear an online presence is the inability to "control" who sees it and what they do with it.

Blogs are one of the few social media outlets that let you pull back, delete, or edit your posting after its already out. Email newsletters esp. suffer from the fact that once you hit send/enter, that information out there and the action is not reversible.

Blogging is a good first step with those that are unsure because they still retain the ability to remove any content they don't like, at any time.

Thanks for posting Britt!



Hi Sue: To answer all of your questions would make...

2009-09-10T13:48:13.427-07:00

Hi Sue: To answer all of your questions would make a very long blog comment (:

Quickly:

RE: How to get it going.
Pick a blogging platform. Install it or hire someone to install it and start writing.

RE: How to let people know about it.
Tell the folks on your enewsletter list. Put a link in your email signature. Link to other bloggers. Comment on other blogs.

RE: Not having enough content.
All of your content doesn't have to be original. You can have posts where you point to what other bloggers are saying about a topic.

RE: Posting daily.
If you can do it, posting daily is great, if not, no worries. Shoot for a minimum of twice a week.



I would love to start a blog for our non-profit bu...

2009-09-10T09:30:03.392-07:00

I would love to start a blog for our non-profit but I am not sure of the process of getting it going and letting people know about it. I am also concerned about what is and isn't allowable to put on our blog and that I won't have enough content since I'll likely be the primary writer. I would think posting at least daily would be optimal but I'm not sure if it would be possible. Thoughts or suggestions very welcome!dempsey



Perfectly explained, Margaux.

2009-04-16T08:39:00.000-07:00

Perfectly explained, Margaux.



I particularly like your point about making sure t...

2009-04-16T04:18:00.000-07:00

I particularly like your point about making sure the blogger is inspired, rather than just seeing the blog as another thing to check off the to-do list. The blog is the place where it's safest to have a personal voice, and to let the passion shine through. If it doesn't happen there, where's it going to happen? Part of what helps make a nonprofit successful is its ability to inspire other people to get on board with the cause (by volunteering, donating, etc.).

Margaux O'Malley
Grand Junction Design
www.grandjunctiondesign.com



Britt,I love the AFP conference and I go every cha...

2009-04-01T20:22:00.000-07:00

Britt,

I love the AFP conference and I go every chance I get. New Orleans was great, as always. I've posted the PDF of my presentation notes on Fundraising with Blogs on my blog at www.getfullyfundedblog.com. Enjoy!

Sandy Rees
Fundraising Coach



Hi Krista,It's hard to give you advice without und...

2009-03-02T15:33:00.000-08:00

Hi Krista,

It's hard to give you advice without understanding the nature of your organization, who they serve, etc. Some organizations benefit more than others from using social web tools. They aren't a fit for anyone.

I guess the question I would ask is, ehat is the liability of NOT having more of a web presence?"

Is there an audience you'd like to reach who won't you are missing because of a limited web presence?

Good luck!



I can't convince my organization that the benefits...

2009-02-25T13:56:00.000-08:00

I can't convince my organization that the benefits overcome the liabilities of having an internet presence. They have a basic one, but I am finding that in my sector of social services there is a great fear of IT in general.



Sandy -How fun you are going to New Orleans! Have...

2009-02-24T12:09:00.000-08:00

Sandy -

How fun you are going to New Orleans! Have you been before? I went for the first time last year for the NTEN conference and just loved it.

Elana -

I'm so glad you commented as I wasn't aware that Wellstone Action had a blog. I'm going to add it to my feedreader.



Excellent list and something I will use to show th...

2009-02-23T09:26:00.000-08:00

Excellent list and something I will use to show the rest of our staff/board at Wellstone Action. We have been blogging since May of 2008 and this is helpful in making the case for taking it to the next level and using it for maximum success. Thanks!



Great ideas Britt! I've been sharing with lots of...

2009-02-22T11:34:00.000-08:00

Great ideas Britt! I've been sharing with lots of small nonprofits lately why they need a blog and how to get one started. For many groups, it's a great way to get the word out and engage donors in online conversations. I'll be presenting a workshop at the AFP International Conference in New Orleans next month about Fundraising with Blogs.

Sandy Rees
Fundraising Coach
www.sandyrees.com



http://oceangrand.org Yes hugely benefited us to h...

2009-02-21T11:45:00.000-08:00

http://oceangrand.org Yes hugely benefited us to have a nonprofit blog. As people are looking to start a nonprofit we are able to guide them to the best way to do that plus constantly provide them with ongoing radical tips to help them keep their nonprofit successful. There is no doubt that the thousands that are subscribed love it that we have a blog. twitter us at @scottringo