Posts filed under ‘Facebook’

How-To: Add Admins to Your Facebook Page

What would you do if you lost access to your organization’s official Facebook Fan Page? Or what if the only person with access one day becomes a disgruntled employee or volunteer? Adding multiple admins to your organization’s Fan Page is very important for many reasons and there are two very simple ways to add additional admins to your Fan Page. (more…)


June 9, 2011 at 11:57 AM

Have you converted your Facebook Profile?

I’ve been asked the following question too many times to count: “How do we convert passive onlookers into passionate donors?” You can’t use Facebook and Twitter to covert people into anything. But you can find people who are already passionate and have conversations with them. That is the true power of social media(more…)

May 23, 2011 at 6:56 PM

10 Ways to Get People to Like Your Facebook Page

Facebook can be a great communication tool for nonprofit organizations of all sizes. In a former blog I defined the different types of Facebook pages available. Whether you use causes, groups or community pages is up to your organization, however all nonprofit organizations should have an Official Fan Page. (more…)

March 30, 2011 at 12:03 AM 2 comments

March 18th: a Facebook Update We’ve Been Waiting On!

Last year we were able to build iFrames into our Official Fan Pages on Facebook. Late this past fall this changed and in order to get completely custom pages you had to build Facebook APIs, especially since the static FBML pages do not support HTML widgets or script code. According to the Facebook developer blog:

By moving toward iframes instead of FBML for both canvas apps and Page tabs, we are effectively eliminating the technical difference between developing an App on and on the web. This means you can now build apps that run across Facebook (including Pages and Canvas apps) using the same simple, standards-based web programming model (HTML, JavaScript, and CSS).

Starting Friday, March 18th, you will no longer be able to create new FBML apps and Pages will no longer be able to add the Static FBML app. While all existing apps on Pages using FBML or the Static FBML app will continue to work, we strongly recommend that these apps transition to iframes as soon as possible. Lastly, we want to be clear that our deprecation of FBML does not impact XFBML, such as the tags that support social plugins.


March 14, 2011 at 11:06 AM

Craigconnects: Another Non-Profit Social Network

Jumo, created by one of Facebook‘s founders, was launched this past winter to create a Facebook-like dashboard for nonprofit organizations to build community connections. Now, from the creator of Craigslist, comes Craigconnects.

According to the Website, Craigconnects is a long-term initiative to “connect and protect organizations that are doing good stuff.” Robin Wauters stated in her post entitled, “Craigslist Founder Launches craigconnects: “The Biggest Thing In My Life”: (more…)

March 9, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Jumo: Social Networking for Social Change

The verdict is still out on whether the new social network, Jumo, will succeed or fail. Jumo was launched in November 2010 and is still in the beta phase.

Why users say the site will succeed: Nonprofits need help reaching the millennial generation (those born on or after 1981). These adults are connected online and are looking for ways to reach out to others. But the Internet and technology have failed to grab them in giving back to their community despite efforts like VolunteerMatch and Crowdrise, the social network started by the actor Edward Norton to help inspire young people to donate more. Crowdrise, after all, is less about charities than it is about the people who are helping the charities. (more…)

February 25, 2011 at 6:30 PM

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Susan Douglas is a non-profit advisor, social media consultant, educator and trainer, software and donor database implementation specialist and all around guru for the non-profit community. Susan has worked in non-profit development and management for 13 years and is currently an affiliated partner for Non-Profit Partners.

Although Susan has spent the majority of her professional career building traditional fundraising and awareness campaigns, Susan is most passionate and excited about emerging new media and how these tools can help foster and nurture real relationships with community advocates on behalf of the non-profit organizations she serves.