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  • What’s the State of Your Online Community?

    Lori Halley 10 July 2013 0 comments
    Here's an overview of The Value of Community Management, the Community Roundtable's report on the 2013 State of Community Management.
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  • Social Games for Nonprofit Marketing

    Lori Halley 18 November 2010 2 comments
    Thanks to mobile access, waiting for appointments and commuting time have become prime time for your nonprofit's supporters to catch up on news, to connect with friends, and to play online games... a lot of games. How is your cause going to compete with Farmville?
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  • 10 Highly Successful Social Media Habits for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 02 November 2010 5 comments
    Ventureneer and Caliber gathered data from 891 nonprofits to learn what's working and what's not, and to develop “best practices” for social media marketing. The results are detailed in a 44-page report, "Nonprofits and Social Media: It Ain't Optional," that's free to download and CC-licensed to share.
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  • Social Networks vs. Real Life Networks

    Lori Halley 19 August 2010 3 comments
    There is no end to the challenges of social media for nonprofits. How can we keep our personal and professional lives separate online? How can we identify the "influencers"? Which social media tools are best? Here, Paul Adams, Senior User Experience Researcher at Google, shares his team's insights into how people actually connect and behave online.
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  • How “Facebook Questions” Can Help Small NonProfits

    Lori Halley 09 August 2010 6 comments
    Facebook is rolling out a new feature called Facebook Questions – similar to what’s offered by LinkedIn, Yahoo Questions, and other Q&A sites. Ask questions, answer them, and rate (or be rated) for best answers. What does this mean for nonprofits? A new way to reach potential supporters, and to spread the word about your cause!
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  • Managing Your Membership - Nonprofit Blog Carnival

    Lori Halley 30 June 2010 0 comments
    Wild Apricot is delighted to host the Nonprofit Blog Carnival for June 2010. Big thanks to all who sent in their blog posts for consideration! Here for your reading (and thinking) pleasure are five great blog posts that really meshed with this month’s theme – Managing Your Membership – Tips, Tools & Tactics.
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  • Free Facebook Guide for Small Non-profits

    Lori Halley 25 June 2010 5 comments
    If your organization is struggling to figure out Facebook – and who isn’t? – social media consultant John Haydon has a free ebook for you: "The Complete Guide to Facebook for Small Non-Profits" is a comprehensive collection of strategies, tactics, tips, and tutorials to help small non-profits get more out of using Facebook.
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  • Take a Second Look at Google Wave

    Lori Halley 23 June 2010 1 comments
    Google Wave's steep learning curve and "invitation only" policy made the collaboration tool less than useful for most nonprofits, when it first launched. But take another look: Wave is now faster and more stable, with quick-start templates and tutorials - and it's finally open for everyone to use.
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  • Association Ideas: New Blog for Professional and Business Associations

    Lori Halley 17 June 2010 1 comments
    WildApricot.com is excited to announce the launch of a new blog – Association Ideas @ Wild Apricot – focussed on the challenges faced by volunteer and small-staff organizations such as membership recruiting, event management, and how technology is changing the role of associations.
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  • Can MySpace Make a Comeback?

    Lori Halley 07 June 2010 1 comments
    Facebook and Twitter took over as social media centers in 2009, while MySpace faded fast - but don't count MySpace down and out yet! This summer, it's getting a major makeover with a new "content discovery" focus. In fact, the changes at MySpace have already started.
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  • CanadaHelps: Online Giving

    Lori Halley 18 May 2010 2 comments
    Have you seen the new video from CanadaHelps ? It’s a quick four minutes packed with stats on online giving with a Canadian focus, and the numbers make a compelling case for fundraising by way of your nonprofit’s website. For example, did you know...?...
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  • Swipe your Social Media Response Plan from the US Air Force

    Lori Halley 11 May 2010 2 comments
    Should a nonprofit organization look to the military for social media advice? Perhaps so, if it’s the US Air Force we’re talking about! In fact, their Web Posting Response Assessment flow chart can serve as a strong models to guide your staff in best practices of online conversation.
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  • Moderating Forums: a Training Video

    Lori Halley 25 April 2010 0 comments
    If your nonprofit’s plan for online outreach includes a discussion forum – this one's for you. The first of three training videos produced to guide the volunteer moderators who helped run the British Columbia Library Association's 2009 Teen Reading...
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  • How to Backup Your Ning Network Content

    Lori Halley 22 April 2010 2 comments
    Recent changes in Ning’s business model (see News & Views About Change for updates) have Network Creators wondering whether to pay to keep hosting their online communities on the Ning platform, or to start looking at alternatives. We won’t be told...
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  • How to Bring Facebook Fans to Your Nonprofit Blog: Part 3

    Lori Halley 11 February 2010 2 comments
    Your fans not only create the community around your nonprofit's Facebook Page, they define how they want to experience it and create much of the content. Here are some ways to bring some of that interactivity to your nonprofit's blog or website.
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