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  • Why and How to Preview Shortened Links

    Lori Halley 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?

    Lori Halley 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

    Lori Halley 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?

    Lori Halley 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

    Lori Halley 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

    Lori Halley 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?

    Lori Halley 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?

    Lori Halley 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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  • Fundraiser vs Donor

    Lori Halley 19 September 2009 2 comments
    The relationship between a fundraiser and a donor is a tricky kind of courtship, as Network for Good shows us — with a smile — in Fundraiser vs Donor . This 2-minute video is a tongue-in-cheek look at the “break up” that’s bound to happen when a fundraiser gets his communications strategy wrong. Very badly wrong...
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  • Introduction to Blogging for Non-Profits: Free Webinar Recording

    Lori Halley 18 September 2009 1 comments
    Is your organization looking at starting a blog, to help you connect more directly with your members and supporters, but you're not quite sure how to go about it? Or maybe you've started a blog, but it doesn't quite seem to be doing much yet? There's...
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  • Twitter Replies by Email - Alternatives to TwitApps

    Lori Halley 16 September 2009 6 comments
    What do you do when a favorite web application goes away? That’s what some 4000 users of TwitApps are wondering, now that the Twitter-to-email tool is being dropped by its developer. Sure, the code is going open source — inevitably, a new tool will...
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  • Twitter 101 for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 14 September 2009 4 comments
    You know how, every so often, you come across a presentation you wish you’d created? For me, this week, it’s Twitter 101 for Nonprofits . In this slideshow introduction to the “fastest-growing social media platform in the world,” Frank Barry (@franswaa)...
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  • Facebook Lite saves Bandwidth, cuts Learning Curve

    Lori Halley 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 Get Started with LinkedIn

    Lori Halley 10 September 2009 1 comments
    Whether you’re looking for a first job or making a career change, or simply looking to meet other professionals in the non-profit sector, LinkedIn is the social network of choice. Can online networking help your career? Already, 45% of all US employers use social networks to find qualified employees, and 72% plan to step up their online recruiting.
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