Where do Nonprofits Spend Their Time on Social Media (New Data)

Social_BEEdia_Explained-4Our Nonprofit Madness tournament opened for voting today and it has been very exciting.  This is our second year and it is so much fun to learn about 16 amazing organizations that are working hard to make life better in our communities.  Check it out.

Since Nonprofit Madness is all about getting people to vote online for your organization I thought I would share this article from the smart people over at HubSpot about some new data they have collected about where nonprofits spend their time with social media.

They recently surveyed over 9,000 small-to-medium sized nonprofits in the U.S. and Canada and there was some interesting highlights.

  • An overwhelming majority of nonprofits list Facebook as their primary social network.
  • Most nonprofits do not have a documented social media strategy.
  • Goals are varied and diverse, about half are measuring results.
  • Responsibility typically falls to only one employee.
  • Tracking the social media accounts of donors within a donor database is a rare practice.

See the blog here.  

Oh, and if you are one of those Nonprofits that don’t have a strategy, email us.  We can help.

 

And the 2013 Nonprofit Madness winner is…

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We are excited to announce that Heart of Missouri Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is the winner of the 2013 Nonprofit Madness bracket tournament. They will be awarded $250 and an engraved award from The Rebecca Gordon Group on April 26, 2013 at Heart of Missouri CASA’s Mi CASA es Su CASA community dinner event at the Theta sorority house on the MU campus.     

casalogoHeart of Missouri CASA‘s mission is to train and support volunteers to be exceptionalvoices for every abused and neglected child in Boone and Callaway county family courts. Read more about Heart of Missouri CASA and their upcoming events in our blog post, or visit their website at: www.heartofmissouricasa.com.

Heart of Missouri CASA defeated Big Brother Big Sisters of Central Missouri in the Championship match with more than 54 percent of the vote. You can view all the results here.

Thank you so much to everyone who voted in Nonprofit Madness this year. We had such a blast putting it on and hope to do it again next year!

In case you weren’t following along the past two weeks, Nonprofit Madness is a 16 “team” tournament, matching nonprofits in Missouri against each other, head-to-head, NCAA bracket style. The winner of each head-to-head matchup was determined by online voting. There were four rounds of voting, each lasting four days, including the Sustainable 16, Impactful 8, Effective 4 and the Championship.

Other organizations participating in this year’s Nonprofit Madness included: Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association, East Missouri Action Agency, Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri, Missouri Public School Advocates, Love INC, Heart of Missouri Girls on the Run, Missouri Health Care for All, The Child Center, Dreams to Reality, Catholic Charities St. Louis, Humane Society of Greater Kansas City, American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter and Missouri Food Bank Association.

For more information about each of the participating nonprofits, please click here.

Dreams to Reality

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The mission of Dreams to Reality is to help low-income women of mid-Missouri to meet their employment goals and build self-confidence by providing appropriate interview and business apparel, motivation and follow-up support.

Located in Jefferson City, Mo., Dreams to Reality was established by a group of local professional women who recognized that lack of interview and work apparel was an obstacle for employment. Dreams to Reality does not only seek to assist women in obtaining interview and work apparel, but more importantly to assist them in improving their self-esteem and ultimately enhancing their quality of life through employment and financial independence.

Upcoming Event: Boutique Clothing Sale |  April 19 & 20 | 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Snag name brand clothing for $6 or less at Dreams to Reality’s Spring Boutique Sale.

Clothing in several sizes, cleaned and in excellent condition. Items include business suits, skirts, sweaters, dresses, coats, shoes, handbags and accessories. Cash and carry.

Hosted at Studio 1 Salon. 801 West High, Jefferson City. 3 blocks west of the State Capitol. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit “Dreams to Reality.”

Watch this short video about Dreams to Reality, and be sure to visit their website and connect with them on Facebook.