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  • Cast a Wider Net for New Nonprofit Members

    Lori Halley 14 February 2011 3 comments
    Hooking new members for your nonprofit takes the right bait, offered patiently and repeatedly, not to mention the challenge of landing them when you do get a bite! But the best tools and most canny tactics won’t be effective if you’re casting for new members in a fished-out pool.
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  • Leverage Your Social Influence to Raise Money

    Lori Halley 02 February 2011 1 comments
    Raising money can be an arduous task. As a small member-based or non-profit organization, you know that it can feel like pulling teeth to find the funding necessary to reach your goals. This guest post by Ja-Naé Duane, explains how you can leverage your social networks to raise money.
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  • Adding Facebook Plugins To Your Wild Apricot Website

    Lori Halley 24 January 2011 3 comments
    Have you been wondering if you should add social plugins - such as a Facebook Like Button or Activity Feed - to your website? Our helpful support Apricots have developed easy-to-follow instructions on how you can add 5 Facebook plugins to websites...
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  • 6 Web Tools to Help Small Organizations Thrive

    Lori Halley 28 December 2010 4 comments
    This is a guest post by Ja-Naé Duane, artist, creative economist, social media strategist and a faculty member at Northeastern University. Ja-Naé is also CEO of Wild Woman Entrepreneurs, Ja-Naé Ventures, Co-founder of the Massachusetts Artist Leaders Coalition, Founder of The Leaders and author of "How to Start Your Business with $100."
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  • 3 New Free Resources for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 02 December 2010 6 comments
    To help with your nonprofit’s year-end fundraising and strategic planning for 2011, here are three great new resources – two ebooks and an important research report – just released by leaders in the nonprofit sector, and all available without charge.
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  • Social Games for Nonprofit Marketing

    Lori Halley 18 November 2010 2 comments
    Thanks to mobile access, waiting for appointments and commuting time have become prime time for your nonprofit's supporters to catch up on news, to connect with friends, and to play online games... a lot of games. How is your cause going to compete with Farmville?
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  • How “Facebook Questions” Can Help Small NonProfits

    Lori Halley 09 August 2010 6 comments
    Facebook is rolling out a new feature called Facebook Questions – similar to what’s offered by LinkedIn, Yahoo Questions, and other Q&A sites. Ask questions, answer them, and rate (or be rated) for best answers. What does this mean for nonprofits? A new way to reach potential supporters, and to spread the word about your cause!
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  • 6 Social Media Lessons for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 02 August 2010 1 comments
    Wild Apricot Blog welcomes a special guest today: Carol Buckheit of NonprofitMediaWorks. Carol’s been studying Idealware’s Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide – the latest in a line of Idealware’s terrific research-based publications – and she’s kindly agreed to share her top “take-aways” from this new publication.
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  • Facebook’s New ‘Like’ Button Features

    Lori Halley 25 July 2010 4 comments
    Facebook has just added 3 new features to the ‘Like’ button that hold a promise of greater connectivity and better analytics. Not unusual for Facebook, the release came on a weekend, so no real chance yet to thoroughly explore the bells and whistles...
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  • Free Facebook Guide for Small Non-profits

    Lori Halley 25 June 2010 5 comments
    If your organization is struggling to figure out Facebook – and who isn’t? – social media consultant John Haydon has a free ebook for you: "The Complete Guide to Facebook for Small Non-Profits" is a comprehensive collection of strategies, tactics, tips, and tutorials to help small non-profits get more out of using Facebook.
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  • A 'Chamber of Commerce on Steroids' on the San Francisco Peninsula

    Lori Halley 22 June 2010 0 comments
    This is an update of a post from late last year on the Wild Apricot news page . Jason has been doing such inspiring stuff with Peninsula Shops that we wanted to share his story here. How do you nurture a vibrant retail environment by promoting local...
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  • Can MySpace Make a Comeback?

    Lori Halley 07 June 2010 1 comments
    Facebook and Twitter took over as social media centers in 2009, while MySpace faded fast - but don't count MySpace down and out yet! This summer, it's getting a major makeover with a new "content discovery" focus. In fact, the changes at MySpace have already started.
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  • Facebook Pulls a Quick Change on Custom Landing Tabs Policy

    Lori Halley 20 May 2010 4 comments
    Facebook’s developer forum was kept busy overnight by members who were wondering what happened to the custom FBML landing tabs they’d set up for their Facebook Pages. The option to choose any landing tab besides Wall and Info had suddenly disappeared...
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  • Facebook Business Tips for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 07 May 2010 3 comments
    If your nonprofit is on Facebook (or plans to be) you’ll want to check a new blog post that’s out this week from Tamar Weinberg. She’s an internet marketing consultant who manages Community Support and Advertising at Mashable.com, as well as the author...
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  • Technology Toolkit for Start-up Nonprofits: Part Two

    Lori Halley 26 March 2010 5 comments
    So your nonprofit has decided to take advantage of social networking opportunities, but you’re not sure where to start? In A Technology Toolkit for Start-up Nonprofits: Part One , guest writer Minal Bopaiah reviewed ten core web-based tools to put...
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