Sevenly is a three-year-old social good apparel company that was recently named “Most Social” Small Business by the popular online publication, Mashable. The company teams up with nonprofit organizations and raises money for those causes through selling custom-made products on their site. Definitely an interesting read on the growth and prevalence of social business.
When Invisible Children released Kony 2012 a couple years ago, the campaign went viral and roused a ton of support, particularly among younger cohorts. The organization was then entangled in some controversy and, like a pot of boiling water removed from a fire, the cause cooled down as quickly as it had heated up. With Kony back in the news recently (thanks to President Obama), the author of this piece takes a very fascinating look at nonprofit organization’s viral campaigns. A must read.
Videos have been a pretty big topic in nonprofit storytelling, especially since Kony 2012 blew everyone’s minds with their beautiful videography and emotional storyline. Here are a couple other examples of great nonprofit videos.
Yet another great post from the writers at Buffer. We probably all have too many social media profiles, and given they each take such time and dedication to run, doesn’t it make sense to do an audit to see which are most effective for your organization? Buffer busts out a step-by-step guide on determining which channels are worth your time, and which ones to leave behind.
Right off the heals of the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference comes the spring issue of Change. THere are a ton of great goodies and articles about nonprofit tech in here, so take some time to read through the whole issue this weekend.
Millennials are all the rage this year – a huge topic of discussion you can’t get away from on TV, on the radio, in tech articles, news articles, nonprofit blogs, on and on. This article explores the opportunities nonprofits have to capitalize on Millennials propensity to seek out more meaningful, creative work.