Mobile for Good
A How-to Fundraising Guide for NonprofitsBook - 2014
"Even if you can only invest 5 staff hours and a mobile and social media budget of $1,000 annually, your nonprofit must invest in mobile and social media." -- Heather Mansfield
Mobile devices are fast becoming the #1 means of digital communication. If you want a sustainable future foryour nonprofit, you need to have a strongpresence on prospective donors' tablets andsmartphones.
Statistics prove that the most successful online fundraising campaigns are those designed for portable devices--from 2-inch smartphone screens to 17-inch laptops. In this groundbreaking book, social media pioneerHeather Mansfield offers everything you need to know to conceptualize, build, and maintain a mobile and social fundraising strategy to dramatically increase donations.In Mobile for Good, Mansfield takes you step by step through the entire process. Learn how to:Master your mobile fundraising strategy Create a strategic plan flexible enough to handle changes in technology Design a website and emails that workon both mobile devices and computers Choose the best mobile and online tools based on your budget and your donor demographics Build a system that tracks, evaluates, and reports campaign results Maximize the potential of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other sites
Whether your goal is to raise more funds online, launch a new program, or increase your capacity to maintain current operations, creating and executing a mobile andsocial media strategy is a small investment that packs a big punch. Apply the lessons of Mobile for Good , and your organization can and will raise more funds than ever.
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR MOBILE FOR GOOD :
"If I want to know what's trending, research current best practices, or discover new tools relevant to nonprofit technology, Heather Mansfield's blog Nonprofit Tech for Good and her books are always my top references. -- Viviana Pagán-Muñiz, Digital Marketing Director, SOS Children's Villages--USA
"Social Media for Social Good and her blog Nonprofit Tech for Good have been my primary resources for learning how to communicate Indian conservation issues on a global scale. Thanks to Heather Mansfield's advice, we've been able to build an international brand from our tiny corner of the world." -- Vinay Datla, Director of Communications, Wildlife SOS--India
"Heather Mansfield's @NonprofitOrgs online accounts have become my go-to resource for connecting with other nonprofits as well as staying informed with the latest trends in mobile and social media. Her insightful and practical advice helped WITNESS understand the need for transparency in our mobile and social media strategies." -- Marianna Moneymaker, Digital Engagement/Production Coordinator, WITNESS
"Heather Mansfield's invaluable webinars and recommendations have helped us grow into one of the most effective social media users in the national aging advocacy network. We anticipate even greater growth in the future by applying the best practices offered in Mobile for Good ." -- Pamela Tainter Causey, Director of Communications, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
"Through a partnership with Heather Mansfield, we have been able to provide mobile and social media training to more than 500 NGOs throughout the Asia Pacific region. Her knowledge of mobile and social media best practices, her ability to tailor her presentations to address the different needs of NGOs in various countries, and her practical and well-thought-out strategies have made her trainings invaluable in our commitment to help build the technological capacity of NGOs." -- Clair Deevy, Citizenship Lead, Microsoft Citizenship Asia Pacific