[Tweetchat] Making Mobile Make Dollars and Cents

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This tweetchat will tackle how mobile can make money for your nonprofit.

Many nonprofits resist the switch to mobile technologies because they know how it can be expensive. Yet, this tool can also help your nonprofit become financially sustainable through fundraising. Join us for at #SM4NP, our bi-weekly chat on Twitter on Friday, September 18th at 1 pm EST.

We’ve invited our partners and experts to share resources, advice and more with our community. We’re excited that RAZ Mobile & OneReach will be joining us this time around.

The questions

Q1: How does mobile fundraising differ from traditional fundraising?

Q2: Tips for simplifying the donor experience for mobile users?

Q3: How can mobile help with live fundraising events?

Q4: How to get mobile-ready for your end of year fundraising?

Q5: How can nonprofits make mobile campaigns social?


Click to Tweet: Mobile can make #nonprofits $ too- join me at the #SM4NP tchat on 9/18 w/ @SM4Nonprofits. http://bit.ly/FNDR1



Help amplify the chat beforehand on Twitter by RTing or tweeting about the chat. Follow @SM4Nonprofits on Twitter to stay connected.

Find the chat by searching on Twitter for #SM4NP or #M4NP (or an alternative site for tweetchats like tchat.io).

During the chat, we will start with welcomes and icebreakers, and then lead the discussion with 5  thoughtful questions through our handle @SM4Nonprofits.

You’ll answer Q1 with A1, and Q2 with A2. Always include the hashtag  #SM4NP. Feel free to talk to others in the chat, ask questions, get sidetracked, be thoughtful, and be social.

After the chat will be a social hour, wherein people can talk amongst themselves, so bring your questions to that!

Reading List:

  • Why SMS May Be the Channel Your Nonprofit is Missing! – By Jenny Liang on MobileCommons
  • The Mobile Nonprofit – By Ritu Sharma on our site
  • The Human Rights Campaign Finds That Mobile Subscribers are 250% More Likely to Donate – Case Study on MobileCommons written about by Elisia Guerena
  • 5 Myths of Mobile Fundraising, Debunked [Infographic] – By Brandon Granger on npEngage
  • The Impact of Mobile on Peer to Peer Fundraising – By Claire Kerr on Socialbrite
  • Infographic: Text to Give – There’s a Better Way… – From RAZ Mobile
  • 2014 mGive Text Donation Study – By mGive
  • These 4 Nonprofits Had Great Success with SMS – Now it’s your turn – By Elias Parker of OneReach

Past Chats

Why Should Your Nonprofit be Mobile Ready? During our first #M4NP in March, we strategized about the importance of mobile strategy. Storify Recap | Blog Post

How to Incorporate SMS in Nonprofit Messaging We teamed up with Mobile Commons to provide an in-depth look into the possibilities inherent in SMS- a powerful organizing tool for nonprofits. Storify Recap | Blog Post

After Mobilegeddon: The Mobile-Responsive Nonprofit Website The mobile internet shift is nothing to fear, we agreed. Lots of well-informed people shared their insights, including our partners Cornershop Creative, who’s been working with us on our own mobile website! Storify Recap | Blog Post

Measuring What Matters in Social Media We didn’t take it easy for our first Twitter chat- we delved deep into data. We talked about the insights and strategy behind social media analytics. Storify Recap |Blog Post

Telling the Story of Nonprofits via Blogging We talked about how nonprofits can tackle hurdles within blogging and use it as an effective way to tell your nonprofit’s story, connect with supporters, and gain exposure with new audiences. Storify Recap | Blog Post

Activating Volunteers through Social Media There are some very compelling ways to recruit and retain volunteers through social. For this chat, we partnered with Catchafire, Sensei Project, and VolunteerMatch- all of whom provided incredible insights. Storify Recap | Blog Post | Guest Post | Recap post

Gaining Influence: Power Tips for Power Users of Social Media It’s pretty incredible the reach and impact that can be achieved through social. We talked Guy Kawasaki’s #ArtofSocial and other thoughts on power tips for power users. Storify Recap | Blog Post

Storytelling through Social Media  In their communications, nonprofits focus too much on how they do things and their theory of change  but far less about how they’ve made a change or accomplished an outcome. We talked about how nonprofits can lift the causes and constituents they serve through effective storytelling. Storify Recap | Blog Post

Mobile Email for Nonprofits Because mobile makes the web more immediate, nonprofits can harness support more quickly. We explored best practices for nonprofit emails in a mobile web, including how nonprofits can harness that immediacy for change. Storify Recap | Blog Post

A Twitter Chat on Twitter Chats This very-meta twitter chat tackled how nonprofits can use this tool most effectively to drive fundraising, advocacy, and community building. Storify Recap | Blog Post

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