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  • What Can StreamGraphs Tell You About Your Nonprofit's Twitter Strategy?

    13 December 2009 6 comments
    Twitter StreamGraphs is a Java-based visualization tool that gives you a colorful overview of the last 1000 tweets that come up in a search for any keyword, username, or list on Twitter. Pretty, yes, but is it truly useful for nonprofit organizations looking to improve their Twitter strategy?
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  • Better Twitter Analytics for Nonprofits

    09 December 2009 12 comments
    The importance of measuring the effects of your organization’s social media outreach is not in question. But what metrics should you track? How? And what can you do with those numbers? Let’s look at Twitter, for example.
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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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  • What Do Twitter Lists Say About Your Brand?

    28 November 2009 1 comments
    How do other people see you and your organization? MustExist’s free List Tags tool generates a word-cloud picture of how others view your brand, based on the names of the Twitter lists you’ve been added to by other Twitter users.
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  • Wild Apricot News: "Name the Apricot" Top 5 have been selected!

    26 November 2009 0 comments
    We were extremely pleased to have received 51 amazing submissions for our Name the Apricot contest . With such a terrific list it was hard work for the Wild Apricot staff to narrow it down to five finalists, but somehow we managed. Here's the top 5...
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  • Facebook Page Not Found in Facebook Search?

    12 November 2009 9 comments
    One of Wild Apricot's blog readers created a Facebook Page for his nonprofit organization, but the new Page doesn’t show up in the results for Facebook’s own Search tool. "Why is this?" he asks.
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  • Social Media Best Practices for Non-Profit & Public Sector Organizations

    03 November 2009 3 comments
    Jay Moonah's presentation on Social Media Best Practices for Non-Profit & Public Sector Organizations was streamed live online as part of The Canadian Institute’s recent “Managing Social Media” conference recently - but if you missed it, no worries! We’ve got the highlights right here.
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  • Best of Association Jam - Association Links for October 2009

    29 October 2009 2 comments
    Membership, Fundraising, Volunteers and, above all, Social Media topics came up tops in the links submitted to and voted up at AssociationJam.org in September 2009. Here are the Top 10 association links for this month -- did you catch these great posts from around the Web?
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  • How to Find (and Map) Local People on Twitter

    24 October 2009 3 comments
    In June 2009, Nielsen reported nearly 21 million unique visitors to Twitter.com. How can a small nonprofit organization, with limited time and resources for social media, find the right people to connect with in that microblogging crowd? Try your TPS...
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  • 8 Best Free Video-Sharing Sites for Nonprofits

    22 October 2009 14 comments
    Thanks to low-cost cameras, and free or inexpensive software tools, there’s a place for video production within the budget of even small nonprofits and associations. And distributing your videos on the Internet has never been cheaper or easier...
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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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  • Twitter Lists 101

    16 October 2009 18 comments
    Okay, yes, Twitter did ask its beta testers not to tweet about the new Lists feature just yet... but who really expects to keep a secret on Twitter? The news is already widespread online - so let's go ahead and take a look at Twitter Lists, how they work, and what they can do for you.
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  • Yes, Blog Action Day is Kind of a Big Deal - What Can Your Nonprofit Learn from #BAD09?

    15 October 2009 4 comments
    Blog Action Day started in 2007 as the initiative of just two people. Look how it’s grown! This year, some 9,400 blogs in 150 countries are spreading the word about climate change to almost 13 million readers. There are good lessons and ideas here for even the smallest nonprofit organization.
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  • Why and How to Preview Shortened Links

    07 October 2009 4 comments
    Link-shortening services are more widely used every day, and very useful to turn a very long website address into a tiny URL that’s a better fit for social media, email, and mobile use — but shortened links can also hide a security risk. Stay safe by knowing how to preview a shortened link's destination before you click through to a bad web page.
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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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