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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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  • GMail asks, "Got the Wrong Bob?"

    14 October 2009 3 comments
    Auto-complete is a convenient and time-saving email feature, but click too carelessly and auto-complete can be a quick route to email embarrassment. Who among us has not accidentally sent an email to the wrong recipient, at least once? GMail Labs to the rescue!
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  • New in Google Docs: Shared Folders

    13 October 2009 5 comments
    Two new updates for Google Docs make this very simple and free collaboration tool even more useful for a board or committee at any small non-profit — shared folders, and the ability to upload multiple files at one time.
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  • Can You Tell Your Nonprofit's Story in 5 Photos?

    12 October 2009 1 comments
    TechSoup’s Digital Storytelling Challenge offers a chance for your photos and videos to win cool prizes for your organization, ranging from a Flip video camera to Adobe software. This contest is wide open to all — submissions are welcomed from the...
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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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  • 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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  • 23 Free Webinars for Nonprofits - October 2009

    01 October 2009 9 comments
    Live or recorded, online seminars (webinars) or web-based teleconference calls make it easy and affordable for your staff and volunteers to get in direct contact with expert resources, without anyone needing to take time off work or to travel. Here's a list of 23 free nonprofit webinars for October 2009.
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  • How Accessible is Your Blog?

    30 September 2009 1 comments
    Making your blog or website more “accessible” can seem like a big job, but you don’t have to be an IT expert or do a website redesign to make a big difference. Accessibility is not an absolute but a continuum, says Glenda Watson Hyatt, and a few simple changes will allow more people to engage with your web content, regardless of their personal capabilities or the technology they’re using.
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  • Wild Apricot Software News - September 2009

    Dmitriy Buterin 28 September 2009 2 comments
    About Wild Apricot Software Wild Apricot web software helps small associations and non-profits to automate the day-to-day work of managing contact records, handling membership applications and renewals, collecting online donations, updating website...
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  • Best of Association Jam : Association Links for September 2009

    28 September 2009 1 comments
    This month’s round-up of the most popular links at AssociationJam.org brings you a broad mix of theory and practical tips for people in associations and nonprofit organizations - oh, and a “must-laugh” Dilbert cartoon for anyone who’s ever faced a challenge on the job!
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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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  • Non-profit Communications: Which Media to Use?

    24 September 2009 0 comments
    Earlier this week, Beth Kanter wrote about how to translate social listening into good twitter conversation that supports your objectives , riffing on David Lipscomb ’s Social Messenger Framework — one of the communications planning tools that he’s...
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  • Non-profit Website or Non-profit Blog?

    23 September 2009 9 comments
    Think a blog is just another name for a online journal, not really suitable for a serious non-profit organization? Think again! A blog can be whatever you want it to be. In fact, the main differences between a website and a blog are in the technology behind the scenes, and how your visitors interact with your content.
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