blogging basics

Blog Post

Want some more traction on your blog? Here are 6 components every blog post should have.
Starting a blog for your nonprofit or organization and don’t know where to start? Write what you know — and what you care deeply about. Over time, you’ll develop your own style. As you do, follow some of the best practices that journalists and...
Jeff Patrick and I recently did a webinar on Nonprofit Blogging. It was a fantastic time that really seemed to help the attendees. I thought I’d share some of what we talked about and get the presentation in your hands so you could use it in ways...
Last week, I had the opportunity to ask Chris Garrett, co-author of “ProBlogger”, a few questions about the value of blogging for small non-profits. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Chris, he is a thought-leader among the blogging world and...
Design for Social Good is a design and development company leveraging creative media and Web 2.0 technologies for social good. They have a section on their website dedicated to helping non-profits learn about new technologies--they also hold...
Have you ever sat down to write and suffered from Opening Line Paralysis (OPL) It happens to me all the time—in fact it’s taken me about 15 minutes just to start this post. You know what topic you want to write about, and you might even have more...
Ten years ago, blogging used to be called journaling. And  for good reason. It was mainly pursued as a way of expressing one’s personal thoughts and ideas. Essentially a personal pursuit and certainly not a business tool. But not, blogging has...
As I have said many times, I was a reluctant blogger. I did not think the Internet needed another blogger. But I was wrong. So wrong. Blogging has transcended my ROI (return on investment), primarily from simply featuring my e-newsletter “Subscribe...
So it seems all we ever speak about is WordPress, but don’t forget that you have options when choosing a blog platform. Here are 40 free ways to get started.
RSS feeds can help drive traffic to your nonprofit website or blog. RSS feeds can also help to keep your constituency up to date about the great work that your nonprofit is doing. This brief free overview helps you to get an understanding of RSS and...
Who are the most influential bloggers writing about your topic or industry? Who should you read and begin a conversation with?
Goal: To understand how to use blogging and video blogging tools to strategically tell your organization’s story or get others to share the story.
The best clients John Haydon has – the ones that get results – come to him with a specific business reason. So he asked them, “Why social media? What business results are you hoping to get?” “Most of our donors are women in their 70′s who donate...
Here are tutorials the Socialbrite team has created to help show nonprofits, cause organizations, businesses and individuals how to effectively use social media. Most of the tutorials are short video screencasts.
Have you been wondering if your organization needs a blog? In this guest post, Michael Faye of AssociaDirect talks about how blogging can help you to connect more effectively with your community of members, and outlines 5 basic considerations in...

Video

A video for people who wonder why blogs are such a big deal.
A short explanation of RSS and how it helps you save time reading the web.