Global Online Fundraising Conference

The IFC Online is the world’s first global, virtual fundraising conference. Taking place completely over the internet, the event will deliver three days of live, interactive, workshops and plenaries to a world-wide audience of fundraisers.

Online webinars are a very cost effective way of attending seminars, and learning something new.  Webinars let you build your knowledge and network without the expense of travel.

Here is an overview of an upcoming conference that looks valuable for anyone interested in fundraising. See the full details on The Resource Alliance website

The IFC Online is the world’s first global, virtual fundraising conference. Taking place completely over the internet, the event will deliver three days of live, interactive, workshops and plenaries to a world-wide audience of fundraisers.

Featuring an incredible line-up of expert speakers in the field of new media fundraising, the IFC Online is a must for anyone interested in raising funds online and building constituency through email, SMS and Web 2.0.

During IFC Online, our presenters will not only share online teaching and learning techniques, but facilitate a lively dialogue with a community of participants. The result: the sharing of practical ideas that each participant can immediately integrate into their fundraising strategy, and an instant network of peers that serves as an ongoing resource to all members of the IFC Online community.

Why should your organization be on Facebook?

Facebook has become a powerful business tool for organizations. Learn how to get started.

I get this question a lot – “Should my organization be on Facebook?”  or “How do I get my organization on Facebook”.

Facebook has really developed into a business and networking tool.  Originally it was people talking to their friends and families, posting their pictures and leaving comments on their thoughts and activities.

Now however it has a demographic change where people of all ages are using it and businesses and organizations are learning how to use this venue as a way to connect with people of similar interests, provide information, network, put on events and build relationships.

The success and huge interest for example during

Here are some statistics from FaceBook.  It now has (as of Jan 23, 2009)

  • More than 150 million active users
  • More than half of Facebook users are outside of college
  • The fastest growing demographic is those 30 years old and older
  • The average user has 100 friends on the site
  • More than 3 billion minutes are spent on Facebook each day (worldwide)
  • More than 13 million users update their statuses at least once each day
  • More than 3 million users become fans of Pages each day
These are numbers that cannot be ignored.  There is huge potential to interact with the people that are in your interest area.
If you haven’t already done so – setup a Facebook account and put in your basic profile information.   Then click on GROUPS – it is on the right side in the Applications Section.   Do a search for something in your interest area and browse through the available groups and join a few.

For more information on using Facebook and other Internet tips join the Aleph Consulting Facebook Group by clicking on this link.

I will be announcing a teleseminar to the group that goes into more detail on how to use Facebook for your organization.   See you on Facebook 🙂

Denise Davies's Facebook profile

Articles as part of your marketing mix

Articles are an excellent addition to your marketing mix providing information to people that are searching on the Internet for a solution to their problems and building your credibility and links.

Articles are an excellent addition to your marketing mix.

They provide information to people that are searching on the Internet for a solution to their problems and answer to their questions.

From your point of view – articles have a lot of positives

  • You build your credibility with a wide base of people interested in your topic
  • Articles have a very long “life” on the Internet.  You will get people following up on links in an article years after you have written it.
  • There are multiple places that you can submit your articles at little or no cost.
  • The time invested in writing an article is time well spent.  You can also collaborate with people who specialize in writing high quality articles for you.
  • Links on the article or in your bio / resource box lead people to your website, blog or specific programs and services — these provide Inbound Links that are high quality links to your website and improve your search engine placement.

Ezine Articles is a good site to start with – http://www.ezinearticles.com – You can setup a free member account and have multiple resource boxes that you setup and select from to be placed at the bottom of your article. It does take about 7 days for your articles to be reviewed and accepted or comments on what you need to edit before they are published. If you upgrade to their Premiere membership you can soeed up the process. They have graphical reports to see activity and links out.

You can see my ezine page at http://www.ezinearticles.com/?expert_bio=Denise_davies

Denise Davies, EzineArticles.com Basic Author