12 Examples of Nonprofits Using Augmented and Virtual Reality

SocialFish

Here are 12 examples of nonprofits using AR and VR to raise money and awareness. A dutch nonprofit called The Dolphin Swim Club uses underwater VR goggles to allow people with disabilities to virtually swim with dolphins in their community pool as a form of therapy.

How to Plan a New Product Launch on Social Media: Step-by-Step Guide with Examples

Later

You’ll learn from real social media product launch examples in both the B2B and B2C space, and I’ll be sharing all of the product marketing secrets that have worked for us here at Later. For example, the cult beauty brand Summer Fridays recently launched a new face mask on Instagram.

Two Social Media Toolkit Examples and Other Goodies

SocialFish

Below are a set of recommended, baseline social media metrics, developed and maintained by an interagency working group of the Federal Social Media Community of Practice. In 2011, NMAC’s Division of Community Advancement and Leadership Strategies ( D-CALS ) noticed an increasing trend in the use of social media by our constituents. We have also included case studies, examples of social media in action, to highlight the work of your colleagues and inspire your own programs.

57 Social Media Policy Examples and Resources

Dave Fleet

Community Guidelines. Should Your Company Have a Social Media Policy? Over time I’ve found myself doing more and more foundational work for organizations looking to dip their toes into social media. One of the key elements of this work, in my opinion, is creating a social media policy that fits well with the organization’s goals, culture and risk tolerance. But where to start?

Putting the “We” in Community

Waxing UnLyrical

In the social space, there’s a lot of talk about “community.” ” We hear it all the time and, rightly so; because community is just that important. Like Rome, however, a community can’t be built in a day. Putting “we” in community.

Calling all online community managers!

SocialFish

Guest post by Ted McEnroe, The Community Roundtable. ———— A few months ago, I made a switch moving from the nonprofit sector to The Community Roundtable , a leading provider of community research and support for business, association and nonprofit communities.

Improve an Entire Community through Fundraising

Waxing UnLyrical

Community fundraising goes beyond raising funds for a specific cause. It provides an opportunity to improve an entire community through the efforts of the fundraiser. Here’s one example of an organization that’s clearly been successful through their community fundraising efforts.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

What if there was a way to create sustained engagement in communities and collaborative experiences that harnessed genuine motivation and strove for positive outcomes for participants? Purpose-Driven Communities. Tactical goals in the context of a community experience, yes.

Coffee and Community: Foster Coffee Company on Growing Their Social Media Following and Business

Buffer Social

“We love coffee, but we love community and people more.” ” This Foster Coffee Company credo isn’t just a brand statement. People drive our community, not products. ” – Nicholas. A peek inside Foster Coffee Company’s social media analytics.

Create Brand Value Through Local Community Management

Mindjumpers

The following post is part of the Mindjumpers Network series and written by our Community Manager, Sara Hansson. For international brands and companies, it can be a challenge to control and maintain product perception worldwide.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

What if there was a way to create sustained engagement in communities and collaborative experiences that harnessed genuine motivation and strove for positive outcomes for participants? Purpose-Driven Communities. Tactical goals in the context of a community experience, yes.

Two Social Media Toolkit Examples and Other Goodies

SocialFish

Below are a set of recommended, baseline social media metrics, developed and maintained by an interagency working group of the Federal Social Media Community of Practice. TD Bank Invests in Google+ To Boost Search Results - example of a great Google+ campaign.

Relationship Advice: Your Nonprofit Organization and Building Community Organization Partnerships

Waxing UnLyrical

These are examples of two successful cause-related marketing and social responsibility platforms which are ingrained in our minds so much, we don’t hesitate to understand their connection with each other. This creates a reciprocal, positive outlook of your company and your employees.

You Are The Company You Keep

Waxing UnLyrical

Are you keeping company with people who are successful and learning as much as you can? These people are great examples of where I want to be and when I am with them, I learn all I can. Misery loves company. What kind of company are you keeping? Guest post by Nancy Davis.

How Companies Are Using Social Media to Show Appreciation

Socialmedia.biz

Social media is a great avenue for companies that want to improve their customer service. Nike is a prime example. The company’s customer support Twitter account is there to help customers know when they have updates to their products and to answer questions.

5 Creative Examples of Selfies as Social Media Content

Convince & Convert

Like other social media trends gone mainstream, companies can also leverage the selfie trend to tell a visual story in a way that’s both relevant and strategic. In addition to Facebook, the Fan of the Week images are also shown on the company’s digital billboard in Times Square.

4 Emerging Social Media Communities

Ignite Social Media

Today, let’s examine four recently emerging social media communities. As new responsibilities take hold in their lives, parents are now on the lookout for brands and companies that meet their needs for their little ones. Social media is a constantly changing force to be reckoned with.

How to Bring Humor to Community Management

Convince & Convert

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Community managers have a challenging job. They’re on the front lines of your social media and digital channels each and every day as the voice of the company.

Customer Service: Contrasting Examples

The Marketing Blog

51 am Customer Service: Contrasting Examples Jump to Comments Fed up with my usb-internet device , I’ve been trying to connect with the customer care executives of the company behind it. The only way for the ‘customers’ to reach out to these companies is via a ‘telephone’ which under most circumstances eats a sizable amount of time for an average IT executive. A lot of companies provide web-based support on the go in the form of IM.

Is Your Online Community Changing with the Times?

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our Essentials of Online Community Management program at a special discount.

How to Name Your Private Online Community

SocialFish

The name of your association’s private online community may not seem that important in the grand scheme of your community strategy, but it can send a subtle but strong signal about your community and can really affect your community’s engagement.

For Social Success: Think As A Media Company

Mindjumpers

Brands need to “think as a media company” and improve their editorial skills in order to create shareworthy stories that are valuable for the community members. The purpose of the topics is to drive conversations in a community.

How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

But like any other marketing strategy, growing your B2B Facebook community simply requires an investment of time and genuine engagement. As a B2B company, your customers know the angles, and they know the game. Here’s a bonus tip: Mention your company’s offline activities.

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How to Build Stronger Bonds With Your Community

Convince & Convert

It’s no small secret your online community and your loyal customers within are your company’s greatest asset. While a customer may be happy with their one-time experience with your brand, what’s going to make them a lifelong community member? Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

How to Create Engaging Short Videos for Social Media (Including 7 Excellent Examples)

Buffer Social

We’ve also included many tools and examples to help you get started. For example, if you plan to create a Facebook video , you can sort the list by Facebook engagements. On LinkedIn, you have the Companies to track feature in your Company Page analytics.

It’s Time to Own Your Social Community

Convince & Convert

The days of the leased social community are fading, and it’s time to re-embrace owned social. The Harley Owners Group – HOG – is one of better-known examples of an owned social community, dating back to 1983.

Why Facebook’s Community Pages Could Give Brands Headaches

Dave Fleet

A couple of weeks ago I received a worried call from a friend working in PR for a large company. Her opening question went something like: “What the heck are Community Pages on Facebook, and why is there one for my company?&#. Community Pages 101.

The Value of Matching Your Brand with a Local Community Manager

Mindjumpers

Mindjumpers Network is a global platform of local country Community Managers, enabling international companies to execute and maintain brand communities in a structured, quality assured and cost effective way across markets with the aim of creating effect and value.

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. SocialFish and OCR partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. Community platforms are already being used for learning objectives.

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Why the Future of Social Community is Omni-Social

Convince & Convert

The online community pendulum is swinging back. It’s no longer enough to rely on social networks for community infrastructure. Smart companies are now combining owned and rented community functions into a 1+1=3 scenario I call Omni-Social.

Two Key Questions for Every Community Manager

SocialFish

Online Community Management is a profession that has seen a huge boom and evolved over these last couple of years. For Community Managers, this has happened fast; we’re still trying to develop key concepts that will help current and future Community Managers do the job.

100 Examples of Corporate Social Media Policies

Koka Sexton

The following table contains the names of over 100 companies and organization that have published their Employee Social Media Policies or Guidelines online… The left side column is the name of the organization, and it is linked to their organizational or corporate home page.

10 Problems Keeping Your Online Community from Being Great

SocialFish

The problem: The initial inclination when building an online community is volume. And then after you reach an acceptable, beefy threshold – that’s when you start to sculpt your community. Your community manager is an outsider. Have a community of Hybrid car owners?

How to Influence People in Online Communities

SocialFish

I would argue, and many others have too, that Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People is a great primer for social communities and, more importantly, for defining your Code of Conduct. Have you developed and adopted a code of conduct statement for your community?

Social Recruiting Tips to Attract Top Talent to Your Company

Socialmedia.biz

Attracting top talent to your company is one of the most difficult tasks facing any owner, recruiter or business manager. You’ll need to understand each platform and its user demographics when creating content with which to promote your company.

13 YouTube Community Building Hacks You Never Knew About

agora pulse

So, if you’re still saying your brand doesn’t need YouTube community building, you might need to rethink. So, with that in mind, I’m going to tell you 13 YouTube community building hacks you never knew about. This is key for YouTube community building.

9 Problems Keeping Your Online Community from Being Great

SocialFish

The problem: The initial inclination when building an online community is volume. And then after you reach an acceptable, beefy threshold – that’s when you start to sculpt your community. Your community manager is an outsider. Have a community of Hybrid car owners?

The Secret to Instagram Success: Square’s Community Curation Strategy

Buffer Social

Yet for some reason, many brands overlook or fail to tap into the vast resource that is their community. For financial technology company Square their community of entrepreneurs and business owners is at the very core of their social media strategy, most prominently on Instagram.

The Ideal Facebook Cover Photo Size And How To Make Yours Stand Out (Including 12 Excellent Examples)

Buffer Social

Provide some examples of Facebook Pages with brilliant cover photos. If you want to use a single image that works pretty well on both desktop and mobile, 820 pixels wide by 462 pixels tall seems to be the best (see example below).

A Tale of Two Communities Part II – Salesforce.com

SocialFish

This post is the second in a two-part series where guest blogger Garry Polmateer , former association executive currently working at NimbleUser helping organizations with Salesforce, looks at two online brands through the lens of the concepts in our book, Open Community.

How to Build Creativity and Self-Expression with Your Community

Convince & Convert

The campaign is running across the company’s social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr with a series of curated images and quotes showcasing personalized Chuck Taylor All Stars. Leverage Your Community to Tell Your Story. What do your shoes say about you?

5 Ways to Grow Your Instagram Following and Build Community

Convince & Convert

What’s the secret to building a thriving community on Instagram? And today, I’m going to show you some of my favorite strategies for creating an engaged and growing community on Instagram using some advanced tricks of the trade.

Why Doesn’t Your Company Have a Social Media Voice Document?

SocialFish

A few years ago, I think you could have gotten away with keeping the company ‘voice’ safely locked away in a few choice individuals’ minds at your company. How can we expect uniform education across the company? Facebook : Tag all relevant company mentions.