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  • Yes, Blog Action Day is Kind of a Big Deal - What Can Your Nonprofit Learn from #BAD09?

    Lori Halley 15 October 2009 4 comments
    Blog Action Day started in 2007 as the initiative of just two people. Look how it’s grown! This year, some 9,400 blogs in 150 countries are spreading the word about climate change to almost 13 million readers. There are good lessons and ideas here for even the smallest nonprofit organization.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Viral Cats Destroy a Nonprofit's Website - and that's a good thing

    Lori Halley 03 September 2009 2 comments
    Have you seen the Greenville Humane Society’s new website? If not, it's likely that a dozen friends will share the link with you before this week is over. As a case study in how nonprofits can use "viral" content - to gain attention, to promote a cause, and to call for action - SpaysNotStrays.org is a winner.
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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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  • Best of Association Jam : Association Links for August 2009

    Lori Halley 28 August 2009 2 comments
    In this month’s round-up of the most popular association links at AssociationJam.org, we're bringing you two videos, two research reports, tips on tech tools, a commentary on a controversial ad campaign — and a host of takeaways from the 2009 Annual Meeting of ASAE and The Center.
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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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