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  • Social Media for Nonprofits: 4 Questions to Answer Before You Start Posting

    Kate Hawkes  09 August 2018  0 comments
     
    Many nonprofits find that they spend hours writing social media posts in the hopes of attracting new members, but only get just a handful of responses. We have the secret ingredient to social media success — and it might surprise you.
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  • The 10 Best Social Media Tools for Nonprofits That Save Time and Money (2018 Update)

    Terry Ibele  13 March 2018  1 comments
     
    Here are the 10 best social media tools for nonprofits to save time (and money) scheduling, managing, and optimizing their social networks.
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  • The Top 5 Social Media Fails You’re Still Committing (and how to #win instead!)

    Terry Ibele  09 March 2018  5 comments
     
    Stop committing these social media fails and learn how to boost your followers and engagement from the pros.
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  • Are You Engaging Members Through Social Media?

    Lori Halley  14 November 2012  0 comments
     
    Continuing this month's theme - engagement - here are some tips on engaging members via social media.
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  • Member Communications and Information Overload - Finding Balance

    Lori Halley  03 March 2011  0 comments
     
    One of our readers asked some great questions in a comment to a recent post about getting started with social media: What will people find interesting and useful? Will they find excessive messaging annoying? How does an organization find a balance? Since many membership and non-profit organizations may be asking themselves these very questions in terms of their member communications, we offered some ideas on how you can begin to answer these questions.
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  • Cast a Wider Net for New Nonprofit Members

    Lori Halley  14 February 2011  3 comments
     
    Hooking new members for your nonprofit takes the right bait, offered patiently and repeatedly, not to mention the challenge of landing them when you do get a bite! But the best tools and most canny tactics won’t be effective if you’re casting for new members in a fished-out pool.
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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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  • Facebook Page Not Found in Facebook Search?

    Lori Halley  12 November 2009  9 comments
     
    One of Wild Apricot's blog readers created a Facebook Page for his nonprofit organization, but the new Page doesn’t show up in the results for Facebook’s own Search tool. "Why is this?" he asks.
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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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  • How to Shorten URLs and Track Clicks

    Lori Halley  03 February 2009  14 comments
     
    If you’ve ever received an email with a long link that breaks across several lines, so you’ve had to copy-and-paste the URL into your web browser, the benefits of a URL-shortening service will be immediately clear. Short URLs are a better fit wherever your messages are restricted in length, and they’re simply easier to remember. There are many free URL-shortening services to choose from, with a variety of useful features — such as previews, bookmarklets, and, in some cases, the ability to track the clicks on your shortened links.
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  • How to Create a Nonprofit Social Media Policy

    Lori Halley  08 January 2009  15 comments
     
    Who should speak for your organization in social media? How can you control what’s being said about your group and your cause? If you're not sure, it may be time to work out a social media policy for your staff and volunteers who blog and chat and comment online, where the personal and professional lines often blur.
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