Nonprofit Organizations and Blogging

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Nonprofit Organizations and Blogging

  1. 1. Nonprofit Organizations & the Benefits of Blogging
  2. 2. What is blogging? <ul><li>Blogs are websites with a similar form of an online journal </li></ul><ul><li>They are updated frequently with commentary on one or many topics </li></ul><ul><li>They can be short one to three paragraph entries to keep readers updated </li></ul>
  3. 3. How to Start <ul><li>Pick a site to start your blog on; some examples are: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>wordpress.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>blogger.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>blogspot.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>tumblr.com </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 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. 5. <ul><li>Sign in to your account </li></ul><ul><li>Use the button to add a post to your page </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Adding a Post <ul><li>Similar to an email </li></ul><ul><li>Add a subject in the top line </li></ul><ul><li>Write your post in the box below </li></ul><ul><li>There is also an option on the side bar to add tags to your post </li></ul>
  7. 7. What should a NPO’s blog include? <ul><li>Breaking news </li></ul><ul><li>Calls to action </li></ul><ul><li>Asking supporters to donate </li></ul><ul><li>Stories or photos from an event </li></ul><ul><li>Allow guest bloggers to share experience </li></ul><ul><li>Resource sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Press releases </li></ul>
  8. 8. Following Other Blogs <ul><li>Top blogs for Nonprofits: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Katya’s Nonprofit Marketing Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nonprofit Technology Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog </li></ul></ul>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. 9. Sources <ul><li>http://nonprofitorgs.wordpress.com/2010/07/20/10-blog-content-ideas-for-nonprofit-organizations/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.socializeyourcause.org/top-12-nonprofit-blogs/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.casefoundation.org/spotlight/technology/start_nonprofit_blog </li></ul>

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