Online Communication Tips For Nonprofits

June 23, 2017

Online Communication Tips For Nonprofits

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As with any business, communication is key in keeping a donor base informed and engaged. Whether it’s on social media, through newsletters, or website, online communication is an important part of a marketing strategy. Here are a few tips on how to perfect online communications.

Feature social media follow icons at the top of your newsletter

Don’t make donors have to work to find you on social media. Prominently display follow icons at the top of your newsletter above any content and encourage donors to follow on social platforms. Also, don’t be shy with  calls-to-action. Encourage followers to like, comment, share, or retweet content with which they identify.

Use hashtags, but not too many

Use hashtags in posts and include them in profile bios to increase visibility and raise awareness. The purpose of hashtags is to encourage storytelling and conversation, but never use more than two hashtags per post.

Create social media graphics for EVERYTHING

It’s been proven that all kinds of media see a higher engagement rate online. Try putting your latest report or announcement in a graphic and see the different it makes in reaching donors.

Respond to feedback

It’s especially important to have a system in place on how to handle queries or complaints that you may receive via social media. Promptly responding to complaints shows that you care about the concerns of donors.

These are just a few tips to help you better communicate your content to your donors. Follow us on Twitter for the latest updates from First Nonprofit Group.

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Visually Impaired Preschool Services, Louisville, KY

The Ensight Skills Center has enjoyed working with First Nonprofit for several years. We are enrolled in their Unemployment Savings Program and although we have not required a lot of intervention, there have been a few times. I know others have dealt with the same problem of unemployment fraud over the last year and in our case, a call to First Nonprofit (they actually answer their phones) cleared up the issue. They also sent us a letter to send to all our employees telling them what they needed to do to prevent this in the future and protect themselves. What a relief! Over the years if I have questions or concerns, they are happy to listen, advise and help if they can. Another BIG advantage of using First Nonprofit is that all the money that is paid into the Unemployment Savings Program lives on my balance sheet as an asset. The money continues to be Ensight’s not the governments. First Nonprofit has certainly given me peace of mind.

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