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  • Digital Storytelling with VoiceThread: Create a Collaborative Multi-Media Presentation

    31 July 2009 1 comments
    VoiceThread, named one of Webware's top 100 web apps for 2008, is an online media album tool that lets a group of people easily add their comments to a collection of images, videos, and documents. Gayle Thorsen has some great ideas for how non-profits can use VoiceThread to engage their supporters in a compelling, collaborative online story — and you’ll have plenty of your own ideas, when you see what VoiceThread can do!
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  • Wild Apricot Software News - July 2009

    Dmitriy Buterin 29 July 2009 0 comments
    About Wild Apricot Software Wild Apricot web software helps small associations and non-profits to automate the 'boring stuff': managing contact records automating membership applications and renewals handling website updates tracking event registrations...
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  • How to Find Local People on Twitter

    28 July 2009 1 comments
    It’s great to interact with others around the world in social networks — to learn what other organizations are doing, and to reap fresh ideas for your own nonprofit — but what a many small nonprofit often needs most is to connect with potential volunteers and supporters in your own community. Here are a few tools to help you find local Twitter users.
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  • What Have You Done for Me Lately? - Keeping Score in Social Media

    25 July 2009 15 comments
    Do you ever feel pressured to friend someone on Facebook or follow them on Twitter, simply because they chose to friend or follow you? The expectation of reciprocity can turn a pleasant social media connection into an uncomfortable transaction - sometimes against your best interests.
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  • Do Hashtags Help a Twitter Topic Search?

    23 July 2009 4 comments
    In a recent comment on An Introduction to Twitter Hashtags , Wild Apricot reader 88keyman came through with a really great question: Suppose I’m writing on a topic concerning Iran. If I include the hashtag #Iran, how does that differ from merely using...
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  • GMail Tasks are Integrated with Google Calendar

    21 July 2009 0 comments
    You may have noticed a new link in the left sidebar of your Gmail account recently. Tasks is a relatively new-from-GMail-Labs feature that pulls together Gmail and Google Calendar to help you create and manage “to do” lists. This isn’t a tool for the...
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  • Yahoo Search Pad for Automatic Notes

    16 July 2009 0 comments
    If Yahoo Search is your search engine of choice, you may have noticed a new feature recently. Yahoo Search Pad kicks in automatically when the engine detects a pattern of search that suggests you're researching a specific topic, and unobtrusively tracks...
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  • Is Someone Else Using Your Twitter Hashtag?

    13 July 2009 6 comments
    An interesting question on Twitter hashtags came from one of our readers last week — "Our organization has been using a certain hashtag on Twitter. Now another organization has started to use the same hashtag. How can we handle that?"
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  • Get Started with Google Alerts - Part 2: How to Get Better News Alerts

    09 July 2009 5 comments
    In Part 1: How to Set Up News Alerts, we covered the basics of Google Alerts. Your first few Alerts may show a lot of irrelevant information mixed in with the notices about your website, blog, or cause. No problem! A few tweaks of your search terms can make Google Alerts work much better for you.
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  • How To Set Up Google Alerts - Part 1

    07 July 2009 5 comments
    If your nonprofit is active in social media, you already know the importance of closely monitoring what’s being said online about your organization and your cause. Set up a few key Google Alerts, and your listening task becomes a whole lot easier.
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  • Best of Association Jam - Association Links for June 2009

    02 July 2009 0 comments
    In the spirit of " 30 Great Links for Associations ," here are some of the most popular blog posts, articles, presentations, and other web resources submitted to AssociationJam.org in June 2009 — one hot link from each topic category: Membership ,...
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