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  • Wild Apricot Software News - December 2009

    Dmitriy Buterin 29 December 2009 1 comments
    Version 3.3 released on December 14th Version 3.3 was successfully published on December 14th — see release history page for detailed information http://help.wildapricot.com/display/DOC/Release+history This version included many new features, including...
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  • Best of Association Jam: Association Links for December 2009

    Lori Halley 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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  • Tis the Season to Salute Volunteers

    Lori Halley 24 December 2009 1 comments
    Right about now, many of us are snugged up in our homes for the holidays with family and friends, maybe indulging in some sentimental old Christmas movies along with the eggnog. It's a Wonderful Life. A Christmas Carol. Miracle on 34th Street. Bing Crosby in Holiday Inn and White Christmas. Sure, even The Grinch... But we don't need the movies for "feel-good stories" at this time of year.
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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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  • Merry Christmas from Wild Apricot!

    Lori Halley 21 December 2009 0 comments
    Originally posted by Jay Moonah
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  • No Time to Blog for Your Nonprofit? Phone it in!

    Lori Halley 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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  • "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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  • Wild Apricot News: Wild Apricot Version 3.3 Launched

    Lori Halley 14 December 2009 0 comments
    We're pleased to announce the release of Wild Apricot version 3.3 ! Like all our upgrades, this is provided automatically to all our paid and free account holders . Some of the highlights of version 3.3 include: A new donation tracking 'gadget' that...
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  • Big Changes to Facebook Pages Could Hurt Small Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 13 December 2009 11 comments
    Heather Mansfield of NonProfit Tech 2.0 alerts us to some major changes coming to Facebook Fan Pages through the next few weeks and into early 2010. “My first instinct is that the changes below are going to significantly impact nonprofits,” she says,...
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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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