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  • Free Guide for Online Fundraisers

    Lori Halley 22 January 2010 3 comments
    Network for Good has just released The Online Fundraiser's Checklist , a free eGuide by Katya Andresen and Rebecca Higman. The guide is presented as a set of six checklists that neatly cover the "essential basics" of online fundraising: Website home...
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  • How to Bring Facebook Fans to Your Nonprofit Blog: Part 1

    Lori Halley 21 January 2010 8 comments
    A challenging social media question came in from a very small health-related nonprofit support group, recently: How can we move the active conversation on our Facebook fan Page over to our organization’s blog?
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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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  • When Nonprofit Websites Go Bad

    Lori Halley 16 November 2009 4 comments
    I’ve just visited 100+ nonprofit websites to update a major resource list, and 3% of those nonprofits just got crossed off the list. Their sites have been hacked and infected with malicious software - and the nonprofits don't even know about it. Are you sure your own website is safe for visitors?
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  • Does Bing Know About Your Website?

    Lori Halley 05 November 2009 8 comments
    Google may know all about your nonprofit’s website (and your blog, and whatever social media profiles you’ve staked out on the Web), but that doesn’t guarantee that Microsoft’s new search engine, Bing, will automatically index your site as well.
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  • Social Media Best Practices for Non-Profit & Public Sector Organizations

    Lori Halley 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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  • 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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  • 8 Best Free Video-Sharing Sites for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to Post Twitter Updates on Your Facebook Page

    Lori Halley 31 August 2009 4 comments
    A Wild Apricot reader left a comment on our post about how to publish your Facebook Page to Twitter, asking: “Is there an application out there to update a Facebook Fan Page’s status from Twitter?” The short answer is, yes, there are several ways you can do this. Here are three different tools that will do the job.
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  • Publish Your Facebook Page to Twitter

    Lori Halley 21 August 2009 13 comments
    For some time, Twitter users have been able to publish their Twitter updates automatically to Facebook . Now, Facebook is returning the favor. On August 20, Facebook announced a new feature allowing Facebook Pages to automatically feed status updates,...
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