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Nonprofit Tech 2.0 was created and is managed by Heather Mansfield (Bio) (LinkedIn), author of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits and owner of DIOSA Communications. Heather also created and maintains the following communities:

Nonprofit Organizations Twitter Profile
Nonprofit Organizations Facebook Page
Nonprofit Organizations on Pinterest
Nonprofit Organizations on Google+
Nonprofit Organizations YouTube Channel
Social Media for Nonprofit Organizations LinkedIn Group
Mobile Technology for Nonprofit Organizations LinkedIn Group

Fueled by a strong passion for the Internet, Heather spends her days [and some nights] helping nonprofit organizations utilize the Internet as a tool for social good.

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  1. julielomoe permalink
    September 15, 2009 7:24 am

    Hi Heather. Congratulations on this blog. I attended one of your live seminars in NYC last winter, and at that time I was a virtual novice about social networking. But in May I activated a WordPress blog about my mystery writing and assorted other topics that strike my fancy. Since then I’ve had over 7,000 visitors. This stuff really works! And it’s great fun – the risk is that it becomes all-consuming. But as an addiction, it’s fairly benign.

    This month I’ll be starting a blog for the Memorial Society of the Hudson-Mohawk Region, Inc., a NFP for which I’m Administrator. In the meantime, I invite you and others to visit my blog. When I started, I was technophobic in the extreme, but WordPress is very user-friendly. If I can do it, so can you.

    Julie Lomoe’s Musings Mysterioso

  2. September 25, 2009 9:02 am

    Attn: Heather Mansfield
    Thanks for following us on twitter(ecocontractors). Your blog is awesome. After 6 months of existence, we find ourselves in a quandry mode. Our purpose is just. Our means seem to be lacking. Although we have gained a decent amount of followers on twitter, we are yet to convert one over to be a donor on our website. Our recent mail campaign in Texas was very unsuccessful.

    At this point, we could utilize any impressions/criticism/comments you see regarding our twitter and website.
    Dennis Cheslik: co-founder

  3. October 26, 2009 10:45 am

    Hi Heather! I love your blog and have been using your tips for awhile now. Do you have any advice or references for creating social media guidelines for non-profits? I am working on putting together a policy for our staff. Any advice you have would be great! Thanks.

  4. December 30, 2009 9:20 pm

    Hello Heather,

    We are a knowledge portal on water for India.

    We wish to connect with you and exchange some ideas on using social media.
    What would be the best form of communication?

  5. January 28, 2010 7:48 am

    Heather – Great blog!

    We here at BiddingForGood love that you shed light on the technology side of Non-Profits and are there to help.

    Keep up the great work!


  6. January 29, 2010 10:59 am

    Heather, my netvibes RSS feed isn’t working; I’ve tried reloading it a couple of times; I’ve subscribed for about 8 months or so, so can you check on your end and see if there are any problems and I’ll do some trouble-shooting, too? I don’t want to miss anything!!!

  7. Valerie Lambert permalink
    February 10, 2010 2:34 pm

    Heather –

    I tweet & post to a couple of user groups about webinars, trainings, etc. related to Annual Giving, and yours are always in the collection. Wanted to let you know that your link to the event is a 404 currently. The others work ok, though.

    Keep up the great work!

    — Valerie Lambert

    • nonprofitorgs permalink
      February 11, 2010 4:13 am

      Thanks so much Valerie. Fixed the link. Much appreciated. 🙂

  8. Diego Santiago permalink
    March 23, 2010 5:56 pm

    To whom it may concern:

    Hi, i would like to know who I can subscribe a nonprofit organization, I mean the steps that I have to follow to join as a nonprofit, in order to have a link with facebook, twitter, my space, youtube.

    I will appreciate the help!!!

  9. Diego Santiago permalink
    March 25, 2010 1:13 pm

    Sorry I had a mistake in my last comment because I wrote “who” instead of “how” and also I think I was not so clear, the correct comment is the next:

    To whom it may concern:

    Hi, i would like to know how I can subscribe a nonprofit organization, I mean the steps that I have to follow to join as a nonprofit, in order to appear in the pages: facebook nonprofit organizations, twitter nonprofit orgs, my space nonprofit organizations and linkedin nonprofit.

    I appreciate the help!!!

  10. April 2, 2010 3:24 am

    I found you on Facebook. It is great work you are doing to create more awareness.

  11. April 2, 2010 8:04 pm

    HI Heather,

    I see all the amazing webinars you have coming up, and I’d like to talk to you about posting these on my website WebinarListings ( Listings are free, or you can upgrade for more visibility.

    I wasn’t able to find an email address for you on this site, so, if you can email me, that would be great. I can tell you more about our site.

    -Rachel Levy-

  12. April 7, 2010 8:50 am

    We follow you on Twitter and love your posts!
    EarthAngels is a non profit that promotes organ, tissue and blood donation in memory of Allison Barkyoumb. This organization was started in 2003 by a group of Allison’s friends who were 15 at the time.
    EarthAngels has been recognized nationally in “Seventeen” magazine and by speaking at the first “Share the Beat” in LA put on by the Redford Institute.
    One of our volunteers has produced a video centering around a transplant donor’s family and the recipient with most of the filming done at the Transplant Games in Pittsburg (2008). This video ‘s link is on our website at
    We would love to be considered as one of the non profits you promote on your Facebook/Twitter (our Twitter address is earthangelsorg)
    Keep us the good work!

  13. April 8, 2010 12:58 pm

    Hi Heather!
    Congrats on this blogging! Was such a nice thing to find on twitter and now I realize how great it is!

    I work al Dibujando un Mañana (drawing tomorrow you could translate…) in Mexico. We are a foundation that helps kids since 12 year ago…

    Just wanted to let you know about us! hope you can see our web page and follow us on twitter and facebook! We will be really happy to create comunity along with you!

    Thanks! Lorena

    • nonprofitorgs permalink
      April 9, 2010 10:45 am

      Great… what is your Twitter URL?

  14. Diego Santiago permalink
    April 12, 2010 7:04 am

    Hi Heather!

    We are a catholic nonprofit organization called Catholic Net ( )

    We like you to see our web page, follow us on facebok and Twitter.
    The Facebook URL is :
    The Twitter URL is :

    Thank you!

    • nonprofitorgs permalink
      April 12, 2010 8:32 am

      Now following you!

  15. May 4, 2010 2:10 pm

    I am VERY new to twitter, but noticed our site. How do we list Spirit, a 501(c)3 on your site/ link?

  16. May 21, 2010 2:54 am

    Hi Heather,

    Love the work that you do.

    I work for War on Want, a UK anti-poverty charity, and we’ve recently created a multimedia map and interactive video highlighting the poor living conditions facing residents of Cape Town, South Africa. The plight of the poor has grown worse in the lead-up to the 2010 World Cup, and we hope to use this new feature to build awareness of the anti-poverty efforts of our South African partners.

    Check it out at —

    Would you be willing to Tweet or do a feature on the map?


    • May 26, 2010 3:49 am

      I am so HAPPY that I found you! I am completely clueless regarding social media and need to come up to speed ASAP! I’ve created The Beauty of Giving Back with the conviction that if we all work together and everyone gives a little back we can accomplish great things. The Beauty of Giving Back was founded in May 2010 to generate funding for nonprofit agencies and special projects to help those in need through my personal donations based on the profits of my direct sales. I’m trying to get the word out to as many nonprofits as possible as well as to people participating in pledge drives and community projects that need some help such as uniforms for little league or $ to help underprivileged kids participate in class trips. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. June 21, 2010 6:02 am

    I have an idea for a non-profit company. I’m sort of doing it already on a volunteer basis in my spare time, but I’d like to try to give it a go full time in about 10 years, building up to that point. 
    I’ve been reading books and articles on developing a NP and fund-raising, but I think it’s a little over my head right now. Any suggestions on how to make the change from an employee for a profit based company to starting and running a NP.

  18. August 4, 2010 3:57 am

    I would like to offer the Mygeni Platform to all Non- Profits for a free White Label,
    it does so many things that are currently not existing elsewhere
    Shares its revenue
    Knowledge Network
    Content Centric
    Sustainable Community solutions funded
    Creates a real community
    does not ring-fence
    etc etc

    contact me to get your Non Profit started

  19. August 10, 2010 8:41 am

    Hi Heather: We’re a public policy organization based in Florida. ( We cover the spectrum of policy issues and use our online social network to educate the public and stakeholders, facilitate online and offline dialog, and positively impact the decisions of public policy makers with more informed information and public feedback.

    We just launched a new site ( as part of our online network to promote public awareness and participation for the upcoming proposed amendments to Florida’s Constitution. We’re always looking for feedback and ideas about improving our product and service. I enjoy reading the content on your sites and in your communities. Regards, Dan

  20. August 11, 2010 6:45 pm

    Regardless of where you’re from you can now become a part of Costa Rica, the only country in the world with over 60 years of having no standing army.

    The goal is to virtually triplicate our population and present a document before the United Nations Secretary-General, and the permanent members of the Security Council, requesting:

    – And the reduction of the global military expenditure by 10% to accomplish the UN Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

  21. August 16, 2010 3:29 pm

    Hi Heather,

    Just wanted to reach out to you about a new venture we are launching within the next couple of weeks. I hope it’s something that could be beneficial to your readers, and would love to chat further, if you were interested.

    In a nutshell, is a “deal of the day” site (similar to Groupon or Living Social), that offers 50-80% off products from companies that are certified socially responsible (eco-friendly, ethical, humanitarian, and community-conscious). For any purchase made on our site, we donate 1% of the total back to the non-profit of the buyer’s choice.

    Our goal is to provide greater visibility to socially-conscious companies that are using their businesses as a means to make a positive change in the world. We want to be a “one-stop shop” where consumers can make all of their daily purchases, save some money, and feel good that a portion is going back to help fund non-profit work.

    We would love to be featured on the NonProfitOrgs blog, as your demographic is right up our alley! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at

    Thanks so much, hope you’re doing well 🙂

  22. August 21, 2010 8:41 am


    My name is Pamela Lucas and I am an affiliate for GDI International. In the coming weeks GDI is going to be launching a program where non profits can receive free website packages. These packages include a free domain, 10 page website with site builder, 10 email addresses and hosting. The will also come with a slew of other benefits that I’m not at liberty to discuss until the program is launched. I’m really excited about this opportunity for non-profits. Even if they already have a website, they’ll want to do this also. This has the potential to go viral and raise a lot of funds for these organizations. I believe you are in a unique position to get this opportunity out to the non profit community once it breaks. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity when it launches, please go to and fill out the info request form.

    Pamela Lucas

  23. August 24, 2010 11:54 pm

    Hey! We’ve been using social media for social change in India with some success… Recently we took an interview with Sanjukta Basu (online program coordinator for Bell Bajao—which won Cannes Lions this year ) on the role of Social Media for nonprofits in India. Check out!

  24. September 3, 2010 9:02 am

    Hi Heather and the rest of you all at Nonprofitorgs!

    My wife and I have been an active member in our community for a long time and have decided recently to make the “real” jump into the non profit world! We developed We are a non profit organization devoted to continued support of disaster victims. We understand how a lot of help goes away after the media has left a disaster area. Our goal is to setup campaigns that stay with the communities and families for however long it takes to insure the best quality of long term help. We are completely new to the internet but are making head way.

    We love your twitter feed and enjoy reading your blog. As you might know it’s difficult for us to make head way (especially on twitter) when our #hashtags are being filtered and being so new. If you could give us a shout out or follow us it would mean a lot to us!

    Hope to keep in touch! Thanks!

  25. September 14, 2010 12:12 pm

    Hi Heather! Love your websites and I’m just beginning to apply what I’m learning from your articles to the non-profit I am starting with this week (The Parent-Child Home Program). I was just wondering how to become a non-profit of the week on your twitter, and if you’d like to consider ours! Please see the website at Thanks very much!

  26. Sal permalink
    November 25, 2010 6:46 pm

    Hi Heather,

    Thanks for all of the great information on your blog. I was wondering if you have any advice for non-profits who are rebranding or changing their name? The 65 year-old organisation I work for is changing its name and merging multiple brands into one, and I am only just starting to appreciate the implications for its facebook page, youtube channels etc whose names can’t be changed. I would love to learn more about how other NFPs have managed this process without losing a lot of their supporters across various social media platforms.



    • nonprofitorgs permalink
      November 26, 2010 5:00 am

      Well… this is more challenging than ever because you can’t change the name of Facebook Pages, Facebook URLs, YouTube URLs, etc. Make sure before your change you name that the URLs of your future name are available… and that you launch with a good social networking icon!

  27. sbiyouthforindia permalink
    November 30, 2010 6:31 pm

    Dear FB Page Admin,

    We would like to inform you about SBI Youth for India, an initiative to promote rural-development in India by encouraging educated youth to volunteer on development projects in rural India. The Programme is in the nature of a one-year Fellowship which has been initiated, managed and funded by the State Bank of India, in partnership with reputed NGOs. You could visit for more on the Fellowship.

    Our immediate objective is to solicit applications from highly motivated educated youth. We’ve just started our social media campaign to spread the word as far as possible. We would like to seek help from a group/page like yours which has achieved an excellent number of supporters. A mention on your group/page will help us immensely.

    We would be happy to reciprocate the favour, once we have enough supporters on our page.

    SBI Youth For India

    Facebook page:
    Twitter page: @youthforind
    Linkedin Group:

  28. December 2, 2010 8:33 am


    GDI is giving away $1,000 per day on top of the normal cash bonues and residual income potential.

    This is the hottest and most established fast income opportunity on the planet – sounds cliche, but it’s true. GDI is in their 11th year and is Inc500 listed.

    Click below to get started now for FREE:

    Good luck!


  29. January 8, 2011 12:50 am


    We are an NGO from India, working for revival of traditional crafts in India, especially from state of Gujarat.
    I would like to know how to join your network and be a part of it.

    thank you,

  30. January 8, 2011 11:15 am


    Are you interested in featuring an awesome nonprofit founded by two elementary students who are definitely making a difference? Check out their website (especially their OMG Video) and also the latest write up from some top named celebrates.

    Great News:

    The amazing folks from KooDooZ will help us set up a Nation-Wide challenge for kids possibly with the Jane Goodall Roots and Shoots Foundation to raise awareness about endangered species.

    And Ian Somerhalder (star of Vampire Diaries) with his ISFoundation featured these kids and we will be meeting with them about our Plastic Bag Ban Initiative.

    Let me know if your interested.

    Thanks and have a great weekend 😉

  31. January 11, 2011 2:47 am

    Hi Heather, appreciate what you’re doing. I am a co-founder of an orphanage in India named Vanitashray-Home for girls. Was founded in 1999 by my late husband and myself. Would appreciate your help. Hope to hear from you. Please visit the site ! Anu

    B-7, Hill Mist Garden, NIBM Rd, Kondhwa, Pune 411048. M.s, India.

  32. January 18, 2011 7:03 am

    WOMEN CARE GROUP 101 is a charity organization working together with women from all over the world. We combine efforts together from all over the world. we are still seeking for donation and volunteers to join us make this project grow

    Women Care group 101 aims and objectives.
    Topic : WCG101 is fighting to combat hunger in the world,help the sick, Saves lives, Stop child sex, empower old and young women and men to sustain themselves ,Feed the poor, Cloth the poor, HIV,Provide free education,Free health, Micro loans, youth rehabilitation in Africa, Asia, Mideast and South Americans etc…..
    Our foundation was founded since 2009 and today we are growing stronger by the minute. Nonprofitsorgs we appreciate the good work you are doing on your site thank you for giving us a chance to future in it.
    we look forward to hearing from more people.

  33. Sam Cesar permalink
    February 25, 2011 1:45 pm

    Hi Heather,

    I would like to know if there is a way to get a list with some organizations in the Texas area, or if you know where can I get one. I own a clothing company and would like to have a list of some local orgs so we can start helping them out with donations.


    God Bless you!

    Sam Cesar

    Twitter @samcesar

  34. March 7, 2011 2:15 pm

    Hi Heather,

    I have to say I really love your blog and the whole concept of an information platform for nonprofit technology. Congrats on that!

    Lately I have started working with SwipeGood ( which enables people to donate their “loose change” to the charity of their choice.

    As you are a professional in the field I wanted to ask you for your feedback on this company and what do you think of that idea and maybe how we can improve our service?

    Would really love to hear your opinion on that. Hope you have a wonderful day!



  35. April 14, 2011 5:55 am

    Hi Heather! Feel like I just stepped into Nirvana having found your sites!! As a social media manager who works with nonprofits, your info will be so beneficial to my clients and the organizations I volunteer for – Thanks!

  36. April 25, 2011 7:56 am

    Like your site; definitely a need for it…
    Our son was severely injured in Afghanistan in October 2007, and after bringing him home we found there was a need for a community center for people with disabilities and their families. We founded the Greybeard Community Center (nonprofit and charitable organization), and raise funds through greybeard publishing to create and support the center. Would certainly appreciate you having a look and helping spread the word.

    Greybeard Publishing:
    David’s Journey (in honor of our son):

  37. Alyssia permalink
    May 19, 2011 4:03 pm

    Hi Heather:

    Thank you for your blog!

    I especially appreciate the information that is helpful for small non profits like mine. I hope your willingness to share information is contagious, I will remember your thoughtfulness!


  38. May 20, 2011 12:16 pm

    As I think of all the benefits of Social Media into Non profit, still wondering how they can be useful to the Latino poor population which we will serve as we put together our organization. Any ideas?

  39. June 6, 2011 7:23 am

    Hello Heather!

    I am writing from the Snow Leopard Trust, a wildlife conservation non-profit dedicated to protecting the endangered snow leopard through empowering rural communities in Central Asia. I have a number of your blog posts and have seen your facebook- as our Communications Specalist, I would love to connect with you about using social media to our advantage. What is the best way to contact you? Hope this finds you well and I look forward to hearing from you!


    • nonprofitorgs permalink
      June 7, 2011 6:52 am

      Email is best: heather (at) Thanks!

  40. August 8, 2011 8:21 am

    Hi Heather,
    A very warm congrats for such a great initiative. We look towards working with you by holding hands in hands. We are also a non profit organization and run a charity hospital for poor in india.

  41. August 11, 2011 6:11 am

    FYI I am volunteering for a non-profit in New Orleans that was started
    after Hurricane Katrina.
    They have an event every year usually in August.
    Please see:

    We have an upcoming event, if you click on schedule you can read about the different
    panels and also tech school sessions during the event. This is our first year having
    a tech school.

    Would greatly appreciate it if you could list us with your other non-profits and
    tweet about our upcoming event.


    By the way, I follow you on twitter.

  42. Brooke Pen permalink
    August 30, 2011 1:33 pm

    Hi Heather! I just got my pre-ordered copy of your book in the mail and I’m really enjoying it. I was wondering if you had any information on how NPOs can/have used Twitter Chats to reach supporters. Are there any articles on this you would recommend? Thank you!

    • nonprofitorgs permalink
      August 30, 2011 1:55 pm

      Thanks Brooke. TechSoup runs some good ones. Copy them… and a Google search “how to host a twitter chat” pulls up a bunch of articles. 🙂

  43. September 4, 2011 11:21 pm

    Hi Heather, I am reading your e-book social media for social good and it is the first book that really helps me further. It is so practical!!! I am working as a volunteer for a very small NGO, Project Hope UK and within the time of my assignment (6 months) I need to define and implement their social media strategy. With your book in my hands I think this has become more realistic now. Thank you so much.

    • nonprofitorgs permalink
      September 7, 2011 6:24 am

      THANK YOU! Glad it helps… that was the point of writing it. 🙂

  44. September 17, 2011 9:29 am

    I’m brand new to Twitter. I’m attempting to spread the word on a new nonprofit foundation I just began called Arts of Kindness, Inc. The website is The mission statement is: Arts of Kindness, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit foundation created to assist those individuals who need financial assistance for a specific need, primarily medical needs. To increase the charitable fund, a web site called has been created by which artisans sell their hand work and one-half of all proceeds go into the Arts of Kindness, Inc. fund. Donations are also accepted. Charitable acts are provided on a case-by-case basis.

    Could I ask to join your group and be a part of your organization?
    Thank you,
    Marilyn T. Jones

  45. September 22, 2011 11:54 am

    Thank you for a great training today! We were so happy to be part of the launch of your book. Good luck with the rest of the tour.

    • nonprofitorgs permalink
      September 25, 2011 9:00 am

      Thanks for being a great hostess!

  46. Danielle Sanders permalink
    October 25, 2011 6:31 pm

    Absolutely love your blog Heather! Out of curiosity, how did you get started? I just started a blog on nonprofits and charities myself ( Keep up the great work you are doing!

    • nonprofitorgs permalink
      October 26, 2011 7:54 am

      Thanks. I like the idea of your blog. 🙂

  47. October 29, 2011 6:26 am

    Hi Heather,
    I wanted to pass a long a website my wife and I have recently launched. Its a marketplace for charities. Its called We’ve just launched and are building our charity and product base, but we are really trying to spread the word as the holiday shopping season is approaching and people are looking for a way to shop different. I’d love to chat more and provide more details if you are interested. Best Wishes!

  48. Felicia Renee permalink
    November 23, 2011 5:00 pm

    I’m so glad I came across your blog through Freshly Pressed. I worked at a non-profit mission in Covington, KY over the summer and the women who served there were so humble they didn’t want to publicize their good work through social media! However, I think it’s such a powerful tool to be utilized in informing others of the positive actions that are being taken to resolve the most grave of conflicts. Your knowledge is appreciated!


  49. November 23, 2011 5:25 pm

    Fantastic blog you have here! You have my respect and admiration for striving to make the world a better place!

  50. December 14, 2011 7:40 pm

    I love your blog and have been using your tips for awhile now. Do you have any advice or references for creating social media guidelines for non-profits? I am working on putting together a policy for our staff. Any advice you have would be great!Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. February 1, 2012 3:13 pm

    Hi Heather,

    Great blog.

    Just curious, how come you don’t optimize your site with the domain,

    Are they selling it for too much or something else?

    • nonprofitorgs permalink
      February 3, 2012 7:10 am

      Can’t get the URL, but I do have However, SEO has worked great. 🙂

  52. February 21, 2012 8:34 pm

    Hi Heather,

    I love your blog! It is so useful! I currently volunteer for a wonderful non-profit organization called Twenty-First Century African Youth Movement ( Its mission is to bring people and resources together to help young people in Africa build productive lives in order to create a self-sufficient Africa and combat hunger and poverty in this region. The group has already done a lot to accomplish this goal, but now we are trying to increase awareness for the organization by increasing our online presence. We have set up a facebook page, a twitter account (@aymovement), a google plus account, and a linkedin group, and we would love to see our supporters and followers grow. If you support our cause and the work that we are doing in Africa, we would greatly appreciate it if you could help us spread the word about our organization! Thank you!

    AYM Website:
    Google Plus:

  53. Harini Vijay permalink
    March 24, 2012 8:15 am

    Are there any non-profit groups working toward international issues for women ?

  54. April 18, 2012 3:28 am

    Hey Heather,

    Fantastic blog! I really like the work you are doing for nonprofits. I’ve included a link to you in my article ‘Use your website to increase outreach – a guide for non-profits’ ( Hope you like it!

    Andrew Edwards
    Websites for NGOs, charities and ethical companies

  55. Elsa Rojas permalink
    June 8, 2012 6:06 am

    Hello Heather,

    I work for a small nonprofit, and was curious how you nominate your favorite nonprofits each year, as we would love to be in the running!



    • nonprofitorgs permalink
      June 10, 2012 4:22 am

      Those that have inspired me through good use of social media the year previous. 🙂

  56. June 12, 2012 1:05 pm

    Just finished reading your book, very impressive and will take the raising of funds for socail causes to another level.
    There was no mention of google+ in your book?

    • nonprofitorgs permalink
      June 12, 2012 1:18 pm

      Thanks. 🙂

      Google+ Pages were launched after the book manuscript was submitted to the publisher. It will be in the next one.

  57. June 17, 2012 7:24 am


    Our non-profit is set up to defend our community and its historic landscape from open pit mining. This goal is not the same as an NGO to further education or feed people, but do you think your techniques could help us be more effective in getting our message out? Here are our current web sites:

    I also have Twitter and Linkedin accts and am running a petition:



  58. July 11, 2012 6:11 am

    Hi there Heather,
    We are a non-profit based in Richmond, Virginia called “The Faces of HOPE.” Our mission is to reverse the trend of childhood obesity in Virginia and hopefully the country. We would love to be included in your Facebook and Twitter lists…

    Our current website is

    Thank you so very much for your time!
    Ross Anderson

  59. September 16, 2012 10:09 am

    Hi Heather,

    My name is David Katz, the founder of social network for social good and I am writing with the hope that you will join us in our pursuit of a better world. is a social network that’s on a mission to bring people together for a better world. In addition to being a means to make new connections and conversations across topics of interest, is also a free way to click for your choice of more than 20 charities from Canada, The US and UK. While users contribute their pictures, links, new music and comments across topics, donates 1.1 cents every click to the user’s chosen charity (~2/3rds of ad revenue).

    For further background, I have attached a link to some news and reviews of since going into public beta earlier this year:

    If you are free to chat further or would consider joining us (along with your friends and followers) on, that would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,

  60. Kirsten permalink
    September 27, 2012 6:17 pm

    Hi Heather!

    Our Communications Team has been rejuvenated by the “12 common mistakes non-profits make in social media” webinar yesterday!

    Quick question we can’t meet and that you have no doubt encountered:

    We are an educational non-profit based in Malaysia. We want to post at optimum viewing times, and for Malaysian time zone we do. Should we worry about posting at optimum times for other time zones as well? For instance should we post some things at 1am to reach our American Audience? If yes, can this be an automated repost, or is that an absolute no, no? You have followers in numerous time zones, how do you deal with this? Is it even an issue of concern?

    Thanks again! Looking forward to investing in more of your webinars! Definitely worthwhile.

    • November 20, 2012 6:13 am

      I tweet for your time zone via HootSuite and schedule posts on Facebook (not via HootSuite) even though I am already offline and getting ready for bed when you are getting to work. Automation is only harmful if it’s obvious… little icons saying it was automated. HootSuite and Twitter… good, but not for anything else… and FB has a scheduling built-in. Search for it on your Page. 🙂

  61. October 6, 2012 6:31 am

    Hi Heather,
    In just over a week I am interviewing for a position as Communications officer for a non-profit. I have a limited background in social media in my current job but I really want to walk in with confidence when it comes time to talk social media. Been cruising around the web looking for helpful sites and stumbled on yours. Think I’ve found my go-to source!

    Your writing is clear and comprehensive. I haven’t found a single instance where I felt you were either talking down to me or over my head. And I’ve got some GREAT ideas not only for the interview but for when they hire me! Even if I end up staying in my current job for a while I’ve got a great new resource for my work (also non-profit) social media efforts.

    Thank you so much!

  62. October 23, 2012 12:22 pm

    Hello, I would like to recommend a site that helped me a lot to spread the awareness of cancer support. The site name is and it’s a social platform that simply adds labels (badges/buttons) on FACEBOOK profile pictures.
    The greatest advantage in adding badges by way of FACEBOOK is the speed in which it is distributed within the world’s largest social network.
    It’s really great…and free

  63. October 24, 2012 6:11 am

    My name is Arthur Solomon Blair Walker. I am a 34 year old dedicated father of 4 children and like millions of persevering fathers in America, I wake up every morning go to work, spend time with my children every other weekend or as the courts allow me to and pay child support. There are many fathers, in my community alone that want to do everything they can for their children, but paying child support makes it extremely difficult to do things other than just that, pay child support. I have a solution for this dilemma and a passion for the cause to help this population (fathers/non-custodial parent) to thrive and build better relationships. I have started a non-profit organization to focus on the fathers/non-custodial parent who do right by payment of child support but want to give more for their children because they know child support is not enough to raise a child. There is a vast need for my program that will help fathers do more, spend more time, and get necessary support and training for situations pertaining to parenting, court hearings, and budget money, etc. The name of my non-profit organization is Fathers Who Pay Child Support (FWPCS), and its sole purpose is to help single parents find ways to take care of themselves and give extra to their children. I would like to offer through my program, gift cards, or discount tickets for any type of events for children. Through donations and fund-raising I know this is possible. This organization is still in the conception stage but if funded it will be highly successful and will honor its mission statement to the fullest. I am extremely excited and over-whelmed at the possibilities. I cannot wait to assist these fathers and also the mothers who pay child support. This organization is for the non-custodial parent who pays child support with visitation rights. We will only focus on the parent who loves, honors, respect; and have the best intentions for their children. We want to make the time spent with our children as memorable as possible. There are many single parents world who pay child support yet cannot survive off their income. My goal is to help 1 million fathers/non-custodial parents. It is a need out there for this. If you have any questions please feel free to call me 804-712-3996. Thank you for your time.

  64. Vera permalink
    November 2, 2012 9:25 am


    We are pleased to announce that for the second time running, the Grand Marnier Lapostolle family will be holding their annual social media charitable program – The Grand Giving Tree.

    This year, three charities (Best Friends Animal Society, Earth Day Network and the Surfrider Foundation) will be participating in this social media program in hopes to gain the grand donation of $20,000 to apply to their great causes. These three charities and Grand Marnier need your help in spreading the word this season.

    If you are interested in helping us share this great campaign, please contact me at Vera McNeel at;

    If you would like to find out more about the non-profits that are participating, please check them out below:

    Best Friends Animal Society:
    Best Friends Animal Society is a national animal welfare organization building no-kill programs and partnerships that will bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets®. The society’s leading initiatives in animal care and community programs are coordinated from its Kanab, Utah headquarters, the country’s largest no-kill sanctuary. This work is made possible by the personal and financial support of a grassroots network of supporters and community partners across the nation.

    Earth Day Network
    Earth Day Networks: Earth Day Network is the global coordinator of Earth Day, the only event observed simultaneously by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. Year-round, Earth Day Network’s Canopy Project plants millions of trees in areas of the world most in need of reforestation.

    Surfrider Foundation
    The Surfrider Foundation in a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.

  65. November 20, 2012 8:32 pm

    Hi, Heather! I help operate a non-profit organization called Sophia’s Heart, which aims to better the lives of underprivileged children and families in transition. We are based in Milwaukee and Nashville. You can find out more about us at, and we would truly appreciate your acknowledgement of our organization on Pinterest, Twitter, etc…

    Thanks, and have a great holiday!


  66. December 28, 2012 7:46 am

    Hi Heather! I’m hoping you might have a little resource guidance for me. Our organization is looking into turning one of our print materials into a mobile app. I’m a web developer but haven’t had to put together a mobile app before so I was wondering if you had any resources or books you would suggest that could help me along my up-hill climb?

    • February 18, 2013 7:29 am

      Not really a believer in mobile apps for most nonprofits. I’d go with a mobile website. 🙂

  67. January 10, 2013 6:26 am

    Your blog is a real gold mine. Reading your book now. Webinars next. Thanks for sharing your hard-earned knowledge.

  68. readyat permalink
    April 18, 2013 9:58 am

    Hi Heather: I was just on your webinar “Social Media Strategies for Non-profits” enjoyed it immensely! Great tips and information. You backed up a lot of what I was already thinking, but haven’t been allowed to implement for my organization.

  69. April 26, 2013 4:21 am

    Hi Heather,

    I don’t mean to spam your blog, but I don’t find your email address. I’m hoping you’ll check out Fundography, a just-launched way for charities to crowdsource their event photos and sell them as jpgs to benefit the cause. Here’s our site: And we have an app for photo-sharing, too:
    I’ll be happy to answer questions and also hear your feedback.


    • May 9, 2013 11:49 am

      Like the idea. I may list it as resources in my e-newsletter one of these days. Thanks.


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