Pittsburgh Non-Profits


United Way Seeks Donors on Facebook
September 21, 2009, 2:39 am
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The United Way is using Facebook as a way to reach donors to collect $10 million for its latest campaign. The organization became interested in social media after a member asked her Facebook friends to donate to United Way as a birthday gift to her. Read more
Dayton Daily News

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Lupus Foundation Multiplies Donations Via Facebook
September 21, 2009, 2:05 am
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The Lupus Foundation of America’s outreach on Facebook helped increase its donations 790%. Wick Davis, director of online services for the organization, created an official Facebook group to serve as an information hub for supporters. He also used Facebook’s Causes service to mobilize followers, while attracting membership and donations. Up next for the organization: figuring out how to get the most out of Twitter. Read more
SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Social Media



3 Tips for Social Media Fundraising
September 21, 2009, 1:58 am
Filed under: Campaign Management, Non-Profit | Tags: , , , , ,

Social media is a great platform for nonprofit groups looking to raise awareness and money, Jason Falls writes. To get the most out of the platform, focus on telling a compelling story, he suggests, then declare a specific monetary goal and make it very simple to donate. Falls suggests using widgets such as ChipIn or JustGive that make giving just a few clicks away. Read more
Social Media Explorer