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10 Ways to Share a Post with Gusto within the +Social Media 4 Good Community on Google+

To improve the sharing quality of your content within any Google+ Community, please consider these tips to ensure that your post achieves its intended longevity.

1. Complete Your Profile: I know it's fundamental, but plussers prefer to engage with real people and pages. Not a blue head. Take the time to fill in your profile details. After all, this is a networking community too.

2. Relevance Is Important: Carefully consider if your post is relevant to the Community. Sharing off-topic posts unrelated to the nature of the community will surely get your post removed. Repeat offenses will most likely get you banned.

3. Use Google+ Formatting: You can bold your magnetic post title and italicize any areas of emphasis as you write 2 to 4 sentences about your post. https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1053549?hl=en

4. Provide a Brief Narrative: Explain the nature of your link and what people can expect to find when they click. Your post should stimulate dialog and interaction within the Community.

5. Categorize Your Post: Be sure to share your post within the appropriate sub-category to help keep the Community organized. It makes it easier for new and existing members to find the information they need.

6. Credit Your Sources: When sharing other people's content, give credit where it is due by +mentioning the creator or h/t the +person or +page who you originally discovered it through. It's only right.

7. Use Full URLs: Refrain from using link shortening services to maintain the authenticity of what you are sharing. In most cases, this allows members to determine if your link is true and correct to the post description.

8. Be Responsive: Check your notification settings to ensure that you will receive an alert upon engagement from the posts you share. When people engage your content, it's important to answer any questions, provide additional reference, or simply say 'Thank you'.

9. Use Hashtags: Google+ does a pretty good job of establishing hashtags for your post, depending on your settings. Feel free to use a couple of hashtag related to your content at the very bottom of your post.

10. Be An Amazing Social Citizen: Engage with other members by plussing, sharing, and commenting on their content. This will increase your likelihood to connect with new plussers, establish yourself as a SME, and cause reciprocity upon your posts.

I recently wrote a journey article on Google+ for Your Nonprofit Marketing Mix: Profile, Page, & Community which applies to anyone across this vibrant social platform. Feel free to check it out for additional insights.

I hope you found this post informative and inspiring. Did I miss anything? Which points stand out for you the most?

http://sm4goodness.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/google-for-your-nonprofit-marketing-mix-profile-page-community/
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Organizations have been reluctant to embrace Google+ as part of their nonprofit marketing mix and for good reason. While many people still consider it a ghost town, others hold the wishy-washy stat...
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Are you a nonprofit organisation looking to use Facebook for your online marketing? Then, this is the post for you! In this article they've mentioned 4 efficient and effective ways to engage with your donors & volunteers on this platform and also gain new ones.

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Wondering how to use Facebook for nonprofits? This post will help! Here are 4 ways to use your organization's FB page to get new supporters & donations.
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How does your nonprofit engage donors on social media? http://bit.ly/1CwbdcX
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Great post, through campaigns and effective call-to-actions is a great way to engage with donors. 
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New MS Update for April 2015! BIG THANKS to everyone for watching the vlogs and for your love and support! :) #fightms  
 
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How are nonprofits measuring their social media success? Let us know and win a Pebble smartwatch
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I run a blog called Do All The Good You Can. This blog focuses on how to make the world a better place. I write posts on nonprofits, social issues and concerns (e.g. cancer, homelessness, recycling), random acts of kindness, to name a few things. I have created a Random Acts of Kindness “event”. For the week of May 11- May 17th, I will perform as many random acts of kindness as I can. I am encouraging others to join me in this week of positivity.
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Shoutout to all Volunteer Managers! I'm conducting my capstone on volunteer management and would like to hear from you. Complete this survey and stand a chance to win up to a $20 Target gift card. Take survey here: http://goo.gl/forms/dTFRKfpmKx
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Macmillan Cancer Support has launched a new social media campaign to coincide with Mother’s Day on 15th March.
The charity is hoping to tap into people’s conscience and allow them to get things off their chest. It asks people to post a confession of something they haven’t told their mum along with the hashtag #Sozmum.
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6 Tips to Handle Customer Complaints Effectively

All businesses, even the most successful ones, will have unsatisfied, complaining customers every once in a while. Though dealing with complaints is not a simple task. This article offers a 6-step strategy for handling customer complaints effectively and minimizing them in future: http://goo.gl/nJ373S
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CSR initiative's - +Dr.Tony Verghese Thomas  
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has acquired new dimensions in the recent years. Today, companies are proactively taking up this good hearted investment and giving a social value to all their business endeavors.We thus join hands with the corporates to help them advance their welfare initiatives to the needy families and save on their time and human resources.Trinity Care Foundation CSR Health Programs are... Focus :- School Health Programs...
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Using hashtags to promote your cause
On Wednesday 11th March at 6pm, CharityHowTo will be holding a 90-minute live nonprofit webinar, in which online communications expert Kerri Karvetski will show you how to harness the power of hashtags to promote your cause.
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"Our programs support, guide and empower foster care youth, giving them every opportunity to succeed in high school and beyond. Best Foot Forward is committed to building promising futures for foster care youth and helping each student reach their full potential."

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Welcome to the Social Media 4 Good Community IMPORTANT MESSAGE ✰✰✰✰✰ Welcome - Pick Topic ↓↓↓ = Community Intros Only ✰✰✰✰✰ Please Review Posting Guidelines ✰✰✰✰✰ Our mission is to promote the digital communications of registered nonprofit organizations, global foundations, and philanthropic endeavors to support humanitarian relief, cause social impact, increase quality of life, and improve the human condition worldwide. The social web is a powerful tool, uniting an extraordinary group of Social Media Angels from the planet Earth. We deliver universal goodness via volunteerism, cause marketing, SMM, IM, online fundraising, SEO, NPTech, analytics, and a nice dose of daily inspiration. ☺ We encourage everyone to share great content and interact with existing posts. Please read the Community Guidelines to learn more about our general code of conduct. All spam, ads, link-litter, and questionable ad-laden destination page URLs will be promptly removed and the user banned and reported.
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If you are like me, attending conferences can be hit or miss. As much as I'd like to attend, sometimes life gets in the way. Whether it's lack of money or lack of time, there are times when you just can't go.

But, should that prevent you from gaining value? No.

Check out this week's podcast episode/blog post and discover how you can still enjoy a conference even if you aren't there in person.
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Why #SocialMedia Customer Service Can’t Be Ignored

Social media has rapidly become a powerful tool not only for customer engagement, but also for driving customer satisfaction and loyalty. If you still ignore this channel in your customer service workflow, check this Infographic for some impressive social customer care statistics: http://goo.gl/q9sppe 
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+Digital Insights Absolutely agree,  unfortunately many brands still don't take social customer service seriously.
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Palmetto Animal League's mission is to build a community where every neglected animal has a second chance at life, guided by a compassionate approach to animal welfare through humane sanctuaries, proactive relocation and solving overpopulation through enlightened management techniques.

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Do you monitor your online presence? If not, then how will you keep track of what your customers are talking about your brand! In this article they've mentioned 6 tools you must include in your kit, when it comes to tracking your brand online.

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Want to learn about your customers? Here are seven social media monitoring tools you can use to monitor mentions of your business on blogs and social media.
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Marketers need to learn, of how to market without words. As your consumers are flocking to visual social networks like - Pinterest, Instagram! In this article they've mentioned 5 type of image styles which people love to share on Pinterest. Let's get started!

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Are you looking to improve your Pinterest engagement? This article shares the Pinterest images people love to share and why they are so popular.
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Are you on #Pinterest ? See if you made these marketing mistakes and correct them ;)

Thx to +Adrian Jock for sharing the tips.
 
6 Pinterest Board Name Mistakes That Hurt Your Marketing

The board names may help or hurt your marketing. The more mistakes you make in naming your Pinterest boards, the fewer visitors are converted into followers.

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The board names may help or hurt your marketing. The more mistakes you make in naming your Pinterest boards, the fewer visitors are converted into followers.
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It is very important to make use of effective keywords and a relevant board name! 
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Provide Support, LLC

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Essential Social Media Tools for Customer Service

Responsive customer service on social media is becoming necessity for businesses. This article explores some of the great tools designed to optimize and simplify your social customer support performance and help you deliver a better customer service on social media: #socialmediatools
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Excited to find your community! Here's one of our latest blogs: http://sendsocialmedia.com/social-media-analytics-components-for-nonprofits/
If your nonprofit is currently using social media but you're not sure how effective your strategy is, learn the 5 important social media analytics for nonprofits that matter most.
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