May 17, 2017
For nonprofits, storytelling is an essential part of maintaining an engaged donor base and use of Instagram is a great social network to push crafted messages to the public. Instagram is currently one of the fastest growing social networks with over 500 million users to date. Many nonprofits find success on Instagram, using the platform as a means to share photos and drive conversation around their mission. Here are a few of the top trends on Instagram nonprofits can utilize in 2017.
Instagram Stories is fairly new, having only been launched in August of 2016. Like its competitor Snapchat, “stories” are quick videos that vanish after being posted online for 24 hours. “Stories” that include filters, stickers, text, drawings and other fun content get the best engagement. Nonprofits can utilize Instagram to cover live events, give insight to a typical work day at their organization, or host a “Donor Takeover”.
“Live streaming” is a popular feature on Instagram that can be used to host a live Q&A, make a special announcement or simply celebrate a major milestone with your audience.
Establish a business profile on Instagram and access their analytics tools which are automatically available. These analytics provide intuitive details about followers which help you build meaningful messaging content.
If advertising is in your budget, utilize Instagram’s Ad services. There are several options for brands, businesses and nonprofits to advertise on Instagram’s platform. You also have the option of creating ads through your Facebook page (who conveniently owns Instagram). Better yet, Instagram ads can be used to drive traffic to any fundraising page, raise attendance at fundraising events, or promote a social campaign.
We believe Instagram will help improve branding, messaging and marketing for any nonprofit who makes an honest effort to utilize it! Give it a shot!
Working with Marshal Whittey at First Nonprofit has been a great experience. He handles our request as a priority and goes above and beyond to resolve any issues we have in a timely manner. Marshall follows through to the end and ensures our needs are met. He has been a great resource for LSC and our “go to” for any tax questions we may have. With LSC transitioning several facilities into one federal tax identification number, First Nonprofit was able to assist and provide guidance with best practices resolving claims to each entity. Additionally First Nonprofit provided knowledge (information materials) and one on one training to HRS group with best practices to handle claims state adjudicated, fraudulent claims, and appeals. And processing information in the First Nonprofit [unemployment claims] system allows for timely information can be collected.
My experience with FNP has been wonderful. Unemployment in general is quite confusing and FNP has simplified the process for us. Everyone we have reached out to or worked with has been very helpful and follows up to be sure we understand the information. I am so happy we made the switch to FNP!
First Nonprofit smoothed the unemployment perils for our organization during Covid. Without the ability to cap our UI exposure, we would not have been able to weather the storm. The program worked perfectly and we have come out of the pandemic ready to forge on. Thanks FNP!
My experience with the FNP has been fantastic. The idea of setting funds aside for the unemployment tax liability is a bedrock for nonprofit organizations like mine, namely ASHBA; what is even more advantageous is having the FNP as a custodian of those funds. 100% recommended!
I would like to comment on my experience with FNP….to date our District has saved $1,000’s of dollars by being enrolled in the First Nonprofit program. My only regret is that we did not know about this method of paying unemployment tax years ago….as I had figured about five years
ago, had we enrolled 15-20 years ago, we could have saved our small school district upwards of $500,000 in payments to IDES. Also we would have had a pretty hefty sum of money in our Reserve Account. Thankfully I attended a workshop hosted by First Nonprofit back in 2015 which got the ball rolling!
I have worked with the First Non-Profit Team for many years, and I appreciate the quick response and care that Cecilia and the team provides anytime I have questions. While there are other providers that may provide like services, First Nonprofit will always be my first choice! I appreciate you!
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Luckily for us, our interactions regarding any issues with staffing has been very minimal! I can say that all other interactions with regards to billing, 941 reporting, etc. have been extremely pleasant, accommodating and easy to work with. Kim Ghanayem is always prompt, professional and friendly. Thank you so much!