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  • 1. Nonprofit Organizations & the Benefits of Blogging
  • 2. What is blogging?
    • Blogs are websites with a similar form of an online journal
    • They are updated frequently with commentary on one or many topics
    • They can be short one to three paragraph entries to keep readers updated
  • 3. How to Start
    • Pick a site to start your blog on; some examples are:
        • wordpress.com
        • blogger.com
        • blogspot.com
        • tumblr.com
  • 4. I chose wordpress.com for an example. It is very simple. Pick a username and address, and a password, enter your email and you are good to go.
  • 5.
    • Sign in to your account
    • Use the button to add a post to your page
    • Use the toolbar on the side to also help you add items to your page, view comments, change the appearance of your blog and see how your blog is rated.
  • 6. Adding a Post
    • Similar to an email
    • Add a subject in the top line
    • Write your post in the box below
    • There is also an option on the side bar to add tags to your post
  • 7. What should a NPO’s blog include?
    • Breaking news
    • Calls to action
    • Asking supporters to donate
    • Stories or photos from an event
    • Allow guest bloggers to share experience
    • Resource sharing
    • Press releases
  • 8. Following Other Blogs
    • Top blogs for Nonprofits:
      • Katya’s Nonprofit Marketing Blog
      • Nonprofit Technology Network
      • Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog
    More Nonprofit blogs you should be reading These can all be very helpful with keeping your blog current and knowing how to manage it.
  • 9. Sources
    • http://nonprofitorgs.wordpress.com/2010/07/20/10-blog-content-ideas-for-nonprofit-organizations/
    • http://www.socializeyourcause.org/top-12-nonprofit-blogs/
    • http://www.casefoundation.org/spotlight/technology/start_nonprofit_blog

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