5 Facebook Mistakes To Avoid (That You Haven’t Heard Before)

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Your organization has a Facebook page. Maybe you set one up because everyone else has one so or you heard about hundreds of millions of users and Googled, “How to set up a Facebook page.” Either way, we were all rookie users at one point (still are in many ways) and searched for the how-to articles. But once you did some more reading and posting on your own, you probably came across the basic mistakes to avoid like “not listening to your audience” and “posting too often.”    Continue reading

Top 10 Non-Profit Marketing Blogs to Read

Non-profits have a different goals with their marketing and social media initiatives. Even though the Mashables of the world are great for keeping up with social media trends and how-tos, non-profits need more unique marketing advice sometimes. After doing some research, we found ten great non-profit blogs that will help you with marketing, fundraising, and more:

1. Beth’s Blog: Beth Kanter, co-author of The Networked Nonprofit, discusses social media and networked marketing for nonprofits. With numerous awards and over 400,000 Twitter followers, Beth is influential in the nonprofit and technology world.     Continue reading

10 Social Media Articles You May Have Missed

Social media moves quickly. Just as you feel like you’ve mastered Facebook for your organization, Google Plus and Pinterest come along. It’s hard to keep up with the changes. Over the last few months, however, we’ve talked a lot about social media and how you can use it to connect with members of your community, increase registrations, and more.

Here are 10 articles that will help you pick up some pointers for all types of social media (share your favorite article with your followers by clicking the tweet buttons):  Continue reading

Facebook Timeline is Coming: 5 Ways to Prepare and Prosper

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From videos to tweets, blog posts to pictures and every type of media in between, you can build your recreation brand through social media. And the new Facebook Timeline will help you tell your story and connect with the community in a more interactive way.    Continue reading

Four YMCA and P & R Social Media Examples to Learn From

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There is a boatload of info on the internet about social media. But how many tangible examples have you been able to find for organizations like yours? Today, we’re going to cover two YMCAs and two parks and recreation agencies who are using social media to effectively engage with the community and drive registrations.   Continue reading