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  • Technology Toolkit for Start-up Nonprofits: Part One

    Lori Halley 25 March 2010 5 comments
    Wild Apricot Blog is pleased to welcome a two-part guest post from media consultant Minal Bopaiah of Brevity & Wit , this week. Her “technology toolkit” and sample step-by-step plan are designed to help new nonprofit organizations get started with...
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  • Twitter Maps to Promote Your Events

    Lori Halley 09 February 2010 5 comments
    Do you use Twitter to remind your members of a meeting or fundraising event? Here's a free tool that easily creates a special map to go with your tweet, so people will be sure to find your event. Twitter users can even RSVP or add a comment, if you choose to allow those options.
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  • Wild Apricot News: Tell your friends about Wild Apricot on Facebook or Twitter with one click - and earn money!

    Lori Halley 13 January 2010 0 comments
    If you are a Wild Apricot customer (or even if you aren't) you can help small associations and non-profits who might benefit from our membership management and website software , and make money in the process. With Wild Apricot, it's easy to get a...
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  • Association Chat (#assnchat) Blog Launched

    Lori Halley 11 January 2010 2 comments
    Launched today, Association Chat’s new blog helps association folks to connect with colleagues in the weekly #assnchat Twitter chat, and extends the conversation's reach from Twitter to the wider Web. Could your own organization and its chapters (or a network of nonprofits that share a common cause) do something similar, to help amplify your own online message?
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  • Got Klout? Great Twitter Metrics for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 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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  • "Shop Local" Movement Grows in San Francisco Peninsula Community Thanks to Wild Apricot Member Management Software

    Lori Halley 18 December 2009 0 comments
    Business Challenge: How do you nurture a vibrant retail environment by promoting local merchants - not only in your town, but also in the region? That was the question posed by entrepreneur and marketing professional Jason Sutherland, who lives by...
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  • Case Study: Using Website Builder Software and Social Media to Create a 'Chamber of Commerce on Steroids' - Peninsula Shops

    Lori Halley 18 December 2009 0 comments
    A dynamic community web portal is leveraging social media and easy website builder software to promote local business in the San Fraincisco Peninsula. The brainchild of Jason Sutherland, PeninsulaShops.com demonstrates how simple it is to create and...
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  • GraphEdge Twitter Analytics: Focus on Your Networks

    Lori Halley 17 December 2009 2 comments
    GraphEdge is a tiny company with a new social analytics tool that's primarily designed for organizational use, rather than individuals, and nonprofits may want to grab a free trial while it’s still available. Here's why.
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  • FeedBurner Gets Social

    Lori Halley 16 December 2009 4 comments
    Google has just added two new features to help you take advantage of social media: a URL-shortening service and the ability to feed your blog posts automatically to your Twitter account from FeedBurner.
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  • Skip TweetPsych... but Watch the Webinar

    Lori Halley 15 December 2009 1 comments
    Among the new Twitter analytics tools, TweetPsych stands out for its very different perspective — it analyses the language of your tweets to create a "psychological profile" and to suggest other Twitter users who "think like you."
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  • What Can StreamGraphs Tell You About Your Nonprofit's Twitter Strategy?

    Lori Halley 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

    Lori Halley 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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  • What Do Twitter Lists Say About Your Brand?

    Lori Halley 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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  • How to Find (and Map) Local People on Twitter

    Lori Halley 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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  • Twitter Lists 101

    Lori Halley 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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