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Use Facebook to Raise Money
Facebook is releasing a tool that will allow users to fundraise on behalf of U.S. based 501(c)3 nonprofits.
People already use Facebook to fundraise for causes they care about using a variety of tools. Facebook will make it much easier to raise those funds, and offer features to make fundraising successful and safe. For example, prior to fund disbursement, there will be quality control to prevent fraud.
This added tool will be available directly on Facebook where you can allow your nonprofit supporters to set up a dedicated page to share their story, tell others about your nonprofit’s mission and rally around a fundraising goal.
The Many Ways Your Business Can Get in Trouble for Tweeting the Olympics
If you’re not an official sponsor like Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Visa or P&G, posting about the Olympics on social media during the official blackout period – which started on Wednesday July 27th and ends on August 24 – can be like doing the 100-yard dash through a war zone.
Individuals can still comment, but some of the many ways your business is prohibited include using any of the Olympics’ trademarked words or phrases, using terms that reference the location of the olympics, referencing any of the athletes, or using any images taken at the Olympics or the Olympic logos. Even hashtags and retweets are off-limits. This clause, #Rule40, is being condemned as overly broad and hurting the athletes too. What do you think?
Canva iOS: Mobile Creativity
Canva for the desktop is an excellent product for easily creating anything from printed posters and splash page ads to social media posts and business cards. Canva’s new iPhone app pushes the limit of what’s possible in ease of use for business.
Canva now has an iOS app that is truly designed for on-the-go graphic creation. Just like Pokemon Go blends the real world with a digital world, Canva’s iOS app blends the real world with the digital world of stock photography and high quality graphics. Start with your message and brand, then point your camera to frame the best finished graphic.
Some of our other favorite features are the automatic sizing for different social media image requirements (e.g., Instagram 1×1 or Twitter 2×1), and the overall ease of use. We highly suggest you download and try it out for yourselves!
The Playbook that Drives Results for Instagram’s Top Profiles
With over 300 million active Instagrammers, if you have a visual story and your audience includes 18-34 year olds, you should probably be on Instagram. But where do you get started?
You can be successful creating beautiful content and promoting your business through Instagram if you have a clear vision and strategy, consistent frequency, familiarity with your audience, and clear visual style. Start out by perfecting your profile, it is essentially your homepage on the platform.
This guide gives great tips on creating the perfect bio and profile image, choosing the right link to put in your profile, navigating a content strategy, and all the ins and outs of the new business profiles. Let us know how we can help implement an Instagram strategy for your business.
6 Apps to Help You Win Summer
Can you use your smartphone to make the most of the season?
Want to rent a boat for the weekend, grill the perfect steak, or prevent sunburn? There’s an app for that. There are apps to save you time and hassle, or just to have fun, so check them out.
However you plan to spend the warmer days, your smartphone can help you make the most of the longer days. Or you can turn your phone off for a while, and take a digital break too!