How to reach 400 Facebook fans in 10 days (without buying them)?

How to reach 400 Facebook fans in 10 days (without buying them)?
On January 19th, I started implementing the Facebook strategy I developed for my client ECWT on their newborn Facebook page www.facebook.com/womenandtechnologyeu. After 10 days of activity we already reached 383 Page Fans  (and this without paying Facebook Ads that target Fan growth): In this post I will lift the curtains of the strategy I used ...

How to reach over 500 Twitter followers in 10 days?

How to reach over 500 Twitter followers in 10 days?
On October 22nd, I started implementing the Twitter strategy for my client ECWT on their newborn @w4techEU account. After 10 days of activity we already reached 522 followers, an applause rate of 43% (144 favorites/288 tweets), an amplification rate of 29% (84 retweets/288 tweets) and a conversation rate of 24% (68 replies/288 tweets). My secret? ...

Defining metrics to measure your Social Media efforts: the case of ECWT

Defining metrics to measure your Social Media efforts: the case of ECWT
Last week, I shared how I defined Social Media goals for ECWT, my client. In this post, I will describe the indicators I selected to measure the success of ECWT’s Social Media efforts. Just like in any marketing or business plan, establishing “Key Performance Indicators” (KPIs) are essential to see if your Social Media strategy ...

Setting Social Media goals for your nonprofit: the case of ECWT

Setting Social Media goals for your nonprofit: the case of ECWT
This month, I am building a Social Media strategy for the European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) – a European multi-stakeholder partnership of more than 130 organizations and individuals working together to increase the number of girls and women in technology and in ICT in particular. ECWT approached me for starting up their Social ...

My Twitter Follow-Back Policy

My Twitter Follow-Back Policy
It took me quite some time to figure out a strategy about whom to follow back on my 2 Twitter accounts: @lizebizz (in english) and @lizebcn (in spanish). Finally, I sorted it out: I now simply follow back everyone that follows me! Following & Unfollowing: the rules of the game Everyone? Yes, everyone – even accounts ...

9 Tips for Improving your Nonprofit Website 2

9 Tips for Improving your Nonprofit Website
On July 19th, I conducted the workshop “Building & Sustaining an Online Presence” at Valletta, Malta. In front of an audience of about 45 representatives of the Maltese NGO & voluntary sector, I showcased a range of tips on how nonprofits can improve their website strategy. 1. Choose a CMS technology Make sure your website ...

7 Steps To Facebook Success 4

7 Steps To Facebook Success
Over 13.000 people signed up for Mari Smith‘s free webinar “7 Steps To Facebook Success” on June 4th, 2013. One of them was me, excited to hear about the success plan that one of Forbes top 10 social media influencers was going to share. Facebook stats Mari Smith opened the webinar with some statistics: With ...

11 Steps to Launching a Successful Social Media Strategy for Your Nonprofit

11 Steps to Launching a Successful Social Media Strategy for Your Nonprofit
I’m a big fan Heather Mansfield and her blog Nonprofit Tech 2.0. Already a while ago, on April 18th, I attended one of her rare free webinars entitled “11 Steps to Launching a Successful Social Media Strategy for Your Nonprofit”. Underneath are the notes that Heather shared with all attendees after the webinar. 1. Understand ...

Social Media tips for Fairfood International

Social Media tips for Fairfood International
Fairfood International is one of those rare nonprofit organizations that has built social media into their overall strategy. On June 4th, I had the privilege to talk to Gihan Hassanein, Senior Manager Communications, and to Marije Visée, Manager Campaign Communications, as I was being interviewed for their vacancy of a part-time Online Communications Manager. My ideas on ...

A Facebook page versus a personal profile: the case of Fundalucia

A Facebook page versus a personal profile: the case of Fundalucia
As soon as I tell people I am a Social Media consultant, I instantly get some questions on how they should improve their online presence. It also happened at Fundalucia, a quiet oasis near Granada where I was staying after attending the Spark congress. Axel, who runs the place, was wondering how to better use ...