Social media use for non-profits

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Social media use has increased rapidly over the years.  It has become such a powerful tool that many non-profit organizations have incorporated it in to their marketing and communication strategies.

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Social Media, Personal Branding and Your Career

Ten years ago you got a job by cold calling and crossing your fingers. Today it is a much different story. Getting a job, moving up in your career and meeting new people is becoming more about your personal branding.Who Are you A big part of this shift is establishing your reputation online. In today’s digital age you are much more than your resume. Your digital footprint establishes your personal brand and allows anyone, such as prospective employers to get to know you better.

 

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A nonprofit workout: recruiting volunteers and donors on social media

heartbeat While a single nonprofit organization can be as vast and complex as the human brain, the organizational heartbeat is quite clear: volunteers and donors. Continue reading

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Pinterest Best Business Practices: Tips for a Successful Brand

As the fastest growing social media platform today, Pinterest is a valuable tool in your media arsenal. It has recently shown that it can attract 150 million monthly users, so why wouldn’t you use it? But, navigating this image-based catalogue of ideas can be daunting. To help you out, here are some Pinterest best business practices to drive traffic and increase brand recognition.

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Instagram’s New Feature is Very Similar to Snapchat

Instagram logoInstagram’s new feature makes it even more similar to snapchat. The new feature allows users to send disappearing photos and videos to other users. Instagram’s new feature is very similar to the features that the competitor app, Snapchat offers.

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The NFL’s Social Media Policy Relaxes

Seven weeks ago, the NFL changed their social media policy to prohibit teams from posting videos and GIF of game footage. On December 2, Yahoo Finance shared a memo from the league about updated to the NFL’s social media policy.

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Download Your Favorites to Watch Later with Netflix Offline

Giving in to popular demand, Netflix will now be offering streaming offline. Subscribers can now download their favorite shows to watch later on-the-go. Netflix offlineIn just eight years, Netflix has grown to around 47 million subscribers, a 20 million user increase since 2011. Netflix is subscription almost every millennial has and has even become a verb, used in the phrase “Netflix and chill.” Netflix previously stated that streaming offline was something they would never do. Although, as their competitor Amazon Prime entered the market with offline downloads, Netflix became more open to the idea.

Netflix Offline to Bring Entertainment to Holiday Travel

With this new feature, it will now be even easier for users to binge watch their favorite shows and movies. Netflix offlineNetflix offline will arrive just in time for the holidays, allowing subscribers to use the app while stuck on their flight home. Good news for all, the capability comes free of cost with all Netflix memberships. With an updated webpage, users simply need to click the new “download” button to save content for later. The days of switching from Wi-Fi to Wi-Fi are over, as Netflix aims to make its product more suitable for those with a life on-the-go.

Your Content is Buffering: Netflix Offline Still Needs Time to Load

Even with this new feature, there still are a few road bumps. Unfortunately, Netflix offline does not include everything accessible online. Shows like Friends and New Girl are currently unavailable for streaming offline as of now. Even though some content is not available for download, production studios may decide to alter their contracts with Netflix. This will hopefully allow more series to become available for the new streaming service. Also, make sure to plan ahead as hour-long episodes appear to take up to 250mb of space.

Even with these hurdles, Netflix offline has arrived just in time for the season of travel. The new service will be sure to provide hours of entertainment. Even when subscribers are away from their precious internet connection, they will still be able to “Netflix and chill.” Download your favorites for your upcoming road trips or delayed flights, as this service will help cure those boring, countless hours.

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How Instagram Has Changed Fashion

It’s no news to millennials when we say Instagram has changed the fashion world. Between the easy access to the accounts of fashion bloggers, models and designers, we are always in the know. So, what exactly has Instagram done to impact the fashion world?

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New Apps Sense Trouble and Alert Police

Attacks in broad daylight have been going on for quite some time. However, the recent attack of Sherri Papini, who was allegedly abducted for three weeks is making headlines, and making people think.

Papini’s family says she had her cell phone with her when she was kidnapped. So, could your smartphone be a safety mechanism when you’re out alone? Apps to protect you while alone

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The Concern About Increased Social Media Use

How often do you use social media? Scientists in the world today are genuinely concerned about society’s “always on” generation increasing social media use.

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The increase of social media use in today’s society makes scientists around the globe fearful for this generation. Individuals of all ages now use social media more than ever before. Many dislike the dependency they feel towards it, yet they cannot get themselves to stop using it. The question is, how can social media use be harmful when it is so entertaining, useful and beneficial?

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday-How it is affecting our Shopping Holiday Season

 

With the Christmas Holiday just around the corner, shopping is at an all time high. Ever wonder the origins of Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Black Friday and Cyber Monday have taken the shopping world by storm. From 50% off to 80%, the deals are endless. Continue reading

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5 Pinterest Business Tools You Need to Know About

With Pinterest’s latest announcement of growing monthly users by 50% since Sept. 2015, the platform continues to prove itself as important to include in your communication plan. The idea sharing social platform offers helpful tools to optimize performance for businesses. Here are 5 Pinterest business tools that you need to know about.

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Instagram Copies Snapchat Yet Again with New Screenshot Feature

Instagram appears to be back at it with a new screenshot attribute to accompany the latest update. Users now get notifications when people instagramtake screenshots of their pictures, but it’s not what you might think.    

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What is the Story Behind Cyber Monday?

Everyone knows what black Friday is, but what about Cyber Monday? If you hate the rush of Black Friday, this is the perfect holiday for you. Following the Monday after Thanksgiving, stores gift us with deals that are too hard to pass up. Rather than fighting for your favorite pair of jeans, you can sit in the comfort of your home. Online shopping is where it’s at.

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How to Manage Social Media

This day and age, it takes many people to manage social media at companies or businesses. For some places, this can be a 40-hour work week just having to do with social . Since it is such an important aspect of marketing and getting a brand out there, being organized is key. Thanks to apps like Buffer, IFTTT and Hootsuite, scheduling and managing social media has never been so easy.

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Social Media Cleanse: A Necessary Diet?

Kendall Jenner on Ellen discussing her social media cleanse

Kendall Jenner on Ellen discussing her social media cleanse

It is becoming a trend to delete social media accounts. This week Kendall Jenner surprised her nearly 70 million Instagram followers when she deleted her account without notice. Jenner is not alone. She follows other celebrities like Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato (Seventeen). With the rise in social media cleanses, it begs the question: why?

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Twitter’s New “Muted Words” feature

Twitter logoTwitter just came out with a new feature to help stop hate speech on the social media platform. The “muted words” feature allows users to mute certain words, phrases, hashtags, emojis, or usernames from their feed. Users can also block entire conversations if they choose. This means that users would not get a notification when they are mentioned in a hateful tweet.

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Snapchat Spectacles Vending Machines are Popping Up Everywhere

Snapchat is releasing their first product through Spectacles vending machines. The machines are popping up in cities across the U.S. with little warning. Snapchat fans are waiting for hours in line hoping to snag a pair of Spectacles.Snapchat spectacles

 

The first Spectacles vending machine appeared in Venice Beach, California, on November 10. Since then, the machines have also popped up for one day only in Big Sur, California, Catoosa, Oklahoma, and Santa Monica, California.

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Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s New iPhone 8

Apple is making big plans for the next predecessor in the iPhone lineage, hoping to release not one but three new iPhones this coming year. iphone-8-rendersIn addition to the iPhone 8 trio, the tech empire also plans to completely overhaul the smartphone’s classic design, leaving users and panel suppliers reeling.    
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The Friendsgiving Holiday: What’s Thanksgiving Without Your Best Buds?

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With the help of the millennial generation, the traditional Thanksgiving now also has a friendship counterpart called “Friendsgiving.” During the first few weeks of November, groups will be hosting their own Thanksgiving feast, equipt with all the fall, food favorites and a special bonus: friends! Continue reading

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