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Nonprofits and Instagram: The Ultimate Curated Collection of Best Practices, Examples, and Tips

As a content curator, I’m not just on the hunt for learning the new or what’s buzzing.    But, a big part of content curation is organizing and presenting your collection.    I don’t always share links as I find them, but because I use content curation to support curriculum development for my training work, I like to share collections that organized so people can take an hour or so and get up to speed on a topic or to use if you are doing a training.… Read More

Can Memes for Good Work for your Nonprofit’s Content Strategy? Not on Facebook!

This “Keep Calm and Shine On” t-shirt is a riff on the popular “Keep Calm and Carry On” meme used by Autism Speaks to help promote the annual World Autism Awareness Day.

The California Coverage and Health Initiative used this variation to promote enrolling in health care coverage as of October 1st.… Read More

Selfies for Good? Or just tapping into a narcissistic trend?

No doubt you’ve taken a “selfie,”  a self-portrait taken with your mobile phone camera and shared on Facebook or other social media channels.   Although selfies have been around for years, they have gained popularity recently. In December 2012, Time magazine noted that selfie was among its the “top 10 buzzwords” of 2012 and in August 2013, the term selfie also made its debut in Oxford Dictionaries Online’s quarterly update where it is defined as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.”

While selfies are easy to do, they can also go horribly wrong.  … Read More

7 Fantastic Free or Low Cost Sources To Get Images for Your Content Strategy

Images, visuals, videos, and infographics are being staples of nonprofit’s content strategy, especially for social channels.   While Facebook recently launched a huge free stock photo archive for use in Facebook ads,  finding compelling, high quality images that are low cost or free for image overlays, blog post and other channels can be difficult.    … Read More

An Easy Recipe for Making Text Overlay Images

As part of your organization’s digital strategy, you need to create engaging content for your web site, email newsletter, or blog.    This content can be easily optimized for social channels like Facebook or Twitter – with a focus on making it visual.    … Read More