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  • YouTube for Nonprofits: More Places, More Features

    22 February 2010 5 comments
    Good news for nonprofits: the YouTube for Nonprofits program is now open to qualified organizations in Canada and Australia, as well as the US and UK! And while we're talking YouTube, here are a few relatively new features there that you may have missed...
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  • How to Bring Facebook Fans to Your Nonprofit Blog: Part 3

    11 February 2010 2 comments
    Your fans not only create the community around your nonprofit's Facebook Page, they define how they want to experience it and create much of the content. Here are some ways to bring some of that interactivity to your nonprofit's blog or website.
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  • Is the Right Person Doing Your Nonprofit's Social Media?

    03 February 2010 22 comments
    Who handles the social media marketing for your nonprofit? Often, in a small organization, the job falls to the most enthusiastic person — or to the Gen Yer on staff (on the theory that “that generation knows all about this web stuff”) — but wouldn’t...
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  • How to Bring Facebook Fans to Your Nonprofit Blog - Part 2

    29 January 2010 9 comments
    "How can our nonprofit move the active conversation from our Facebook fan Page to our organization’s own blog‌?" The nonprofit that asked this question might be a small one, but their challenge certainly isn’t! Here's one way to tackle it.
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  • Best of Association Jam: Association Links for January 2010

    27 January 2010 2 comments
    What will you do in 2010 that you've never done before to help your associations thrive? That's the kind of provocative question we like to start out a new year pondering! And appropriately enough, Association Jam's overall top-voted story for the...
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  • How to Bring Facebook Fans to Your Nonprofit Blog: Part 1

    21 January 2010 8 comments
    A challenging social media question came in from a very small health-related nonprofit support group, recently: How can we move the active conversation on our Facebook fan Page over to our organization’s blog?
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  • Posterous.com: Email Blogging for NonProfits

    13 January 2010 8 comments
    Someone was asking about "microblogs" the other day, whether Posterous.com is a platform that small nonprofits should be looking at, and how it might be used by organizations that already maintain a blog on their website. Here are my thoughts on it....
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  • Facebook Bra Color Meme: So, Did It Work?

    08 January 2010 10 comments
    Many women (and, apparently, some men) flooded Facebook with unusual status updates over the past two days in a meme calling on “girls” to post the colors of the bras they were wearing, ostensibly to raise awareness of breast cancer. Social media responded...
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  • Is Your Nonprofit Website Mobile-Friendly?

    07 January 2010 4 comments
    Have you noticed there's one prediction that turns up consistently at the top of every list of "Top 10 Trends for 2010"? Welcome to the decade of the Mobile Internet. Is your nonprofit blog or website ready for readers who do their web surfing by phone?
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  • Best of Association Jam: Association Links for December 2009

    27 December 2009 0 comments
    This month's round-up of the top-voted association stories submitted to AssociationJam.org may be the most diverse and interesting yet — and there were even a couple of categories (Leadership and Fundraising) in which two very different stories tied for top place! Here, by topic, are the top stories voted up by Association Jam readers for December 2009.
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  • Got Klout? Great Twitter Metrics for Nonprofits

    23 December 2009 5 comments
    Whether your nonprofit is new to Twitter or you’re simply looking for fresh insights, Klout is a excellent (free) service worth a try. Not only does it give you a host of useful metrics in one tidy package, it actively helps you understand what the numbers mean and what you can do with them.
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  • No Time to Blog for Your Nonprofit? Phone it in!

    21 December 2009 6 comments
    Do you get some of your best blog ideas when you’re away from your computer? Try audio blogging: Speak your piece, grab a quick interview, or capture the vibes of a live event with your mobile phone - then quickly post the audio online to share with your organization's members and supporters.
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  • Best of Association Jam: Association Links for November 2009

    30 November 2009 1 comments
    Here are the Top 10 association stories voted up by Association Jam readers in November 2009 — one for each of the topic categories, and one bonus link that came in a close second, just for fun!
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  • Could Nonprofits Use a National Day of Listening?

    26 November 2009 3 comments
    Communications experts, social media gurus, and PR experts talk a lot about the importance of nonprofit organizations learning to tell their stories. And yes, compelling stories are key to winning hearts and gaining members and supporters for your organization. But what if, for one day, you just sat back and listened?
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  • Showcase Your Members' Videos with YouTube Direct

    23 November 2009 4 comments
    What if you could display a playlist of member-created videos on your non-profit's website, just like the big mainstream news media websites? YouTube Direct makes it easy.
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