Fundraising with Social Networks

Yes. Social Sharing is a way to easily share information about fundraising campaigns. There are over 20 usable social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn just to name a few. Using the power of social networks will assist in spreading the word and reaching your fundraising goal.

Mobile App Fundraising is a way to fundraise with a mobile phone. These apps are also known as QR Code Apps. Once you download these mobile apps you will have the ability to Request Donations, Send Reminder Emails and Donate directly from your mobile phone.

Social Fundraising can be as easy as linking your social media sites to your fundraising campaign page. My 13 year old niece has started a fundraising campaign for the American Heart Association. They provide the means of creating a webpage and posting to your social sites to spread the word. Check it out at Hoops for Hearts.

Have you had experience with this? Tell me your story.


Ethics in Social Media

Today I am contemplating the roll of ethics in social media. I was reading RSS feeds and through an article I was led to a social media services company, SSM. Their services involve increasing Facebook Likes, Twitter Followers, and YouTube Viewers with a “guarantee” that their clients will not be disappointed. Sound to good to be true? It may be. The strategy SSM uses for increasing exposure for their clients is to purchase likes, followers, and viewers.
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The Difference between SEM and SEO

search_engine_--_rafal_olechowskiIn blogging and website design and maintenance Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) are employed to establish a visible web presence. They are similar methods used to build an audience with the major difference being that one is for pay while the other is free.

SEM involves paying for placement in search engines. Bids are placed based on the amount of money a business is willing to pay for click through links. SEM incorporates search ads sold on a Pay Per Click (PPC) or Cost Per Click (CPC) basis. While SEM and SEO are a means for increasing traffic to a website some consider SEM to be an “umbrella” term that not only consists of using PPC and CPC, but also SEO.

SEO uses key words within blog posts and web pages to increase the number of visitors received from search engines. In The Beginners Guide to SEO it states that “SEO is simply a matter of making sure your site is structured in a way that search engines understand.