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  • No matter what you’re using social media for …You can focus in on 3 core platforms …
  • 42% of the American population is on Facebook17 Million are on TwitterThere is no one-size-fits-all approach, but … if you are looking for simplicity/efficiency … Blog/website, facebook, twitter …Your Blog is your home base. It’s where you publish all your great content. Tell your story. Guide people when making appeals.Spend time building a strong community/network of supporters on Facebook (and Twitter).Use YouTube and Flicker for publish/share media that you share on your website and via social media.
  • No matter what you’re using social media for …You can simplify it down to 2 tools …
  • Free Online ToolAccess anywhere you have internetYour one stop shot for managing your social presence ..Monitoring, publishing, engaging
  • Access from anywhere in the world at any time you’d like
  • You can publish, comment and like all from this location
  • You can publish, respond, RT and interact all from this location- Follow lists- Monitor saved searches- Follow hashtags
  • Top 10 Social Media Tactics for Schools

    1. 1. TOP 10 SOCIAL MEDIA TACTICS EVERY SCHOOL SHOULD IMPLEMENT10/11/2012 1
    2. 2. YOUR HOST FOR TODAY Frank Barry Rachel Welsh Director, Digital Marketing Director, Data Opps& Web Blackbaud Shipley School10/11/2012 2
    3. 3. SATE OF THE INDUSTRY: NONPROFIT SOCIAL MEDIA10/11/2012 3
    4. 4. FACEBOOK UP 30% DOWNLOAD THE REPORT TODAY TWITTER UP 81% www.NonprofitSocialNetworkSurvey.com 9 OUT OF 10 NONPROFITS ARE ON FACEBOOK Get the INFOGRAPHIC also … http://bit.ly/npsocial10/11/2012 4
    5. 5. STAFFING? STAFFING ON THE RISE 75% of nonprofit organizations have ¼ or less of an FTE. 75% OF NONPROFITS ALLOCATE ½ FTE10/11/2012 5
    6. 6. FUNDING GROWS BUT 43% OF NONPROFITS ALLOCATE $0 TO SOCIAL10/11/2012 6
    7. 7. FUNDRAISING STILL LACKINGNOT MANY HAVE RAISED OVER $10K THROUGH SOCIAL10/11/2012 7
    8. 8. TOP 3 FACTORS FOR SUCCESS Strategy. Priority. Staffing. Strategy Prioritization Staffing10/11/2012 8
    9. 9. TOP 10 SOCIAL MEDIA TACTICS EVERY SCHOOL SHOULD IMPLEMENT!10/11/2012 9
    10. 10. # 1 0 : C R E AT E P R O F E S S I O N A L A C C O U N T S#10: CREATE PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTS 10/11/2012 10
    11. 11. 10/11/2012 11
    12. 12. 10/11/2012 12
    13. 13. 10/11/2012 13
    14. 14. #9: LEARN FROM THE BEST10/11/2012 14
    15. 15. RESOURCES • Hubspot: www.hubspot.com • Social Media Examiner: www.socialmediaexaminer.com • Inbound Zombie: www.johnhaydon.com • Mashsble: www.mashable.com • Social media today: www.socialmediatoday.com • npENGAGE: www.npENGAGE.com10/11/2012 15
    16. 16. #8: PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR COMPETITION 10/11/2012 16
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    18. 18. #7: MONITOR THE SOCIAL WEB 10/11/2012 18
    19. 19. WHAT YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING FOR? • Organization Name • Events • Names of Key Staff • Keywords • Program Names • Local Content • Campaigns Names THE TOOLS YOU SHOULD BE USING • Search.twitter.com • BackTweets.com • SocialMention.com • Google Alerts • IceRocket.com • Social News Sites • BoardReader.com10/11/2012 19
    20. 20. PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER IN IGOOGLE10/11/2012 20
    21. 21. WORKSHOP: SOCIAL MEDIA LISTENING VIEW& DOWNLOAD Slideshare.net/ChadNorman10/11/2012 21
    22. 22. #7B: LEVERAGE LOCAL SITES 10/11/2012 22
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    24. 24. #6: STICK TO 3 PLATFORMS 10/11/2012 24
    25. 25. WHICH SOCIAL NETWORKS? Focus time on Facebook and Twitter. Use Others to support efforts.10/11/2012 25
    26. 26. #5: NARROW IT DOWN TO 2 10/11/2012 26
    27. 27. BIT.LY http://bit.ly10/11/2012 27
    28. 28. BIT.LY :: SHORTEN10/11/2012 28
    29. 29. BIT.LY :: TRACK10/11/2012 29
    30. 30. SEESMIC http://seesmic.com10/11/2012 30
    31. 31. SEESMIC :: MOBILE, DESKTOP, WEB10/11/2012 31
    32. 32. SEESMIC :: BIT.LY INTEGRATION10/11/2012 32
    33. 33. SEESMIC :: MANAGE EVERYTHING10/11/2012 33
    34. 34. SEESMIC :: MANAGE FACEBOOK10/11/2012 34
    35. 35. SEESMIC :: MANAGE TWITTER10/11/2012 35
    36. 36. SEESMIC10/11/2012 36
    37. 37. SEESMIC :: EASILY ADD A LINK10/11/2012 37
    38. 38. SEESMIC :: EASILY ADD A PICTURE10/11/2012 38
    39. 39. SEESMIC :: EASILY SCHEDULE UPDATES10/11/2012 39
    40. 40. #4: FOLLOW A 3 STEP PROCESS 10/11/2012 40
    41. 41. FOLLOW A 3 STEP PROCESS Create Shorten Share10/11/2012 41
    42. 42. #3: MEASURE AND ANALYZE10/11/2012 42
    43. 43. SETUP http://gaconfig.com/google-analytics-url-builder/ • Campaign Landing Page >http://www.yourdomain.com/campaign • Email https://www.blackbaud.com/k-12/schools-out-for- summer?utm_source=BlackbaudList&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=k12- schoolsout&utm_content=Fundraising • Facebook https://www.blackbaud.com/k-12/schools-out-for- summer?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=k12- schoolsout&utm_content=Fundraising • Twitter https://www.blackbaud.com/k-12/schools-out-for- summer?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=k12- schoolsout&utm_content=Fundraising • Blog https://www.blackbaud.com/k-12/schools-out-for- summer?utm_source=Netwits&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=k12-schoolsout&utm_content=Fundraising • Website Home Page https://www.blackbaud.com/k-12/schools-out-for- summer?utm_source=Blackbaud&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=k12- schoolsout&utm_content=Fundraising • Print Piece https://www.blackbaud.com/k-12/schools-out-for- summer?utm_source=ConfBrochure&utm_medium=print&utm_campaign=k12- schoolsout&utm_content=Fundraising10/11/2012 43
    44. 44. RESULTS10/11/2012 44
    45. 45. RESULTS10/11/2012 45
    46. 46. #2: CREATE GREAT CONTENT 10/11/2012 46
    47. 47. PHOTOS10/11/2012 47
    48. 48. VIDEOS10/11/2012 48
    49. 49. QUESTIONS10/11/2012 49
    50. 50. MISSION10/11/2012 50
    51. 51. TIMELY10/11/2012 51
    52. 52. 10 BEST PRACTICE TIPS FOR FACEBOOK PUBLISHING 1. Keep Your Posts Short 2. Post Photos, Videos and Quotes 3. Post Consistently 4. Ask for your Fans Opinions 5. Ask Questions (true/false, fill in the blank, yes/no, 6. Try Posting “Fill in the Blank” Posts 7. Give Fans Access to Exclusive Information 8. Reward your Fans with Deals and Perks 9. Be Timely 10.Localize your Posts if they are Relevant to a Specific Audience http://www.npengage.com/social-media/6-step-facebook-plan/10/11/2012 52
    53. 53. #2B: INVOLVE OTHERS. IT’S “SOCIAL”. 10/11/2012 53
    54. 54. INVOLVE OTHERS… IT’S “SOCIAL” • Parents • Teachers • Kids • Events team • etc10/11/2012 54
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    57. 57. #1: LIVE BY YOUR EDITORIAL CALENDAR 10/11/2012 57
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    60. 60. JUST DO IT!10/11/2012 60
    61. 61. Questions? www.npENGAGE.com10/11/2012 61
    62. 62. www.blackbaud.com/TechSavvySchools10/11/2012 62
    63. 63. Thank you! Let’s keep the conversation going… www.npENGAGE.com Social Influencers Whitepaper Social Network Benchmark bit.ly/npoSocialArchetype Report bit.ly/npsocial10/11/2012 63
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