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  • Wild Apricot News: Name the Wild Apricot Mascot and Win a New Flip Video Camera

    10 November 2009 0 comments
    TORONTO, On. (November 10, 2009) - Wild Apricot, membership website software for small nonprofit organizations, is today inviting Facebook users to noodle over a name for its plump apricot mascot. The “Name the Apricot” Contest is now accepting entries...
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  • Facebook Groups Get a Page-style Makeover

    20 October 2009 9 comments
    Facebook has just begun to introduce a new design for its Groups application that looks a lot more like Pages and personal Profiles. "Giving Groups a Stronger Voice" should be good news for the many nonprofit folks frustrated by the limitations of Facebook Groups, compared to what the spiffy new Fan Pages offer.
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  • America's Giving Challenge for Facebook Causes

    09 October 2009 1 comments
    The Case Foundation, Facebook Causes and PARADE Publications just launched the 2009 America’s Giving Challenge, a competition designed to raise both awareness and funds for charitable causes. From now through November 6, they’ll be giving away a total...
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  • Can't Register a Facebook Page Username?

    05 October 2009 4 comments
    One of Wild Apricot's readers got in touch recently about a problem with getting a custom username for her organization’s Facebook Page. Just in case other nonprofits have run into a similar situation, Jenifer has kindly given permission to share her...
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  • Multiple RSS Feeds on Multiple Facebook Pages

    25 September 2009 2 comments
    We’ve talked recently about how to publish your Twitter updates to Facebook Page or personal Profile page. Now here’s a new Facebook application that can take your RSS-to-Facebook to a whole new level. Do you want to post the content from several different...
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  • Facebook Lite saves Bandwidth, cuts Learning Curve

    11 September 2009 5 comments
    Overnight, last night, Facebook rolled out its long-awaited Facebook Lite — a new, faster, stripped-down version of the social networking site. Open at first only to users in the US and India, Facebook Lite is now available to all English-language...
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  • How to Post Twitter Updates on Your Facebook Page

    31 August 2009 4 comments
    A Wild Apricot reader left a comment on our post about how to publish your Facebook Page to Twitter, asking: “Is there an application out there to update a Facebook Fan Page’s status from Twitter?” The short answer is, yes, there are several ways you can do this. Here are three different tools that will do the job.
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  • Publish Your Facebook Page to Twitter

    21 August 2009 13 comments
    For some time, Twitter users have been able to publish their Twitter updates automatically to Facebook . Now, Facebook is returning the favor. On August 20, Facebook announced a new feature allowing Facebook Pages to automatically feed status updates,...
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  • New on Facebook: Usernames for Custom URLs

    10 June 2009 7 comments
    Facebook has just announced that it will be offering custom usernames (“vanity URLs”) for Facebook Profiles and Pages, starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Saturday, June 13, 2009. Custom usernames are a big deal for many Facebook members, who have long been...
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  • SociafyQ - Free Social Media Tracking and Analytics

    23 May 2009 4 comments
    By now, even your grandmother knows social media is hot, but what’s the ROI on that social networking? Even for nonprofits on a tight budget, there are plenty of good monitoring tools. But what if you could track stats for all your major networks - free - from your desktop or home page, without giving out your passwords? SociafyQ is designed to do just that.
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  • PR Works Podcast: How Non-Profits Use Social Media

    27 April 2009 2 comments
    I’ve just been listening to a podcast of Lee Weinstein’s conversation with public relations consultant Donna Gibbs on how non-profits are successfully using social media right now, where Gibbs shines a light on the social media marketing activities...
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  • Facebook's New Public Profile Pages: Good News for Nonprofits

    09 March 2009 17 comments
    Facebook's announcement of Public Profile Pages means nonprofits will be able to "share all types of content with an unlimited number of users" and Facebook users will be able to comment on their posted content. It's a giant step forward for nonprofit outreach on Facebook.
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  • Facebook Profiles and Pages and Groups, oh my!

    30 January 2009 56 comments
    If questions from our readers are any indication, there’s still a lot of confusion about the differences between Facebook’s Profiles, Fan Pages, and Groups — and which of these might best suit a nonprofit’s social-networking plan. Let’s take a closer...
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  • Security Issues in Social Media Shouldn't Put Nonprofits Off Networking Online

    04 January 2009 9 comments
    As more and more nonprofits take advantage of social media sites to connect with supporters, security concerns are rising more to the forefront. This past weekend, Twitter was hit by a phishing epidemic — just the latest in a string of attacks against...
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  • 3 New Ways to Target Your Audience with Facebook Pages

    04 September 2008 9 comments
    We’ve talked before about how nonprofits are using Facebook to connect with their supporters online, figuring out ways to work around the “closed door” model of the popular social-networking site. For example, setting up a nonprofit Facebook Page that...
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