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  • 9 Research Reports for Non-Profit Fundraisers

    Lori Halley 05 October 2010 1 comments
    Veteran fundraisers know that the better your non-profit organization can understand your donors (and potential donors), their motivations, and their patterns of giving, the more effective your fundraising efforts will be. But it’s rare that a small...
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  • Association Jam: Top Links for September 2010

    Lori Halley 28 September 2010 1 comments
    Blog posts and articles on Leadership , Social Media and Technology stories came out on top at AssociationJam.org this month, in terms of the numbers of submissions, views and reader votes, with Membership and Fundraising not far behind. By category,...
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  • Save Twitter Time with Paper.li Daily News

    Lori Halley 09 September 2010 8 comments
    If you don’t have the time (or patience) to wade through a constant stream of Twitter updates, looking for items of use and interest among the chit-chat, here’s an efficient and easy-on-the-eyes way to get on-topic tweets.
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  • Are You a “Networked Nonprofit”?

    Lori Halley 07 September 2010 6 comments
    Maybe you've already picked up a copy of The Networked Nonprofit: Connecting with Social Media to Drive Change, by Beth Kanter and Allison Fine – but perhaps you’re still wondering if the book can help a small nonprofit like yours? The answer is, Yes! Networking is not just for the "big guys" out there.
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  • Association Jam: Top Links for August 2010

    Lori Halley 02 September 2010 0 comments
    Blog posts and articles on Leadership and Social Media topped the active topics at AssociationJam.org last month. Events came in close behind, as association professionals were all geared up for ASAE10. Fundraising, Membership, Technology, and Volunteers were tied for third. Here are the most popular links at “AJam” in August 2010.
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  • Want to grow your membership? 10 great articles from AssociationJam on how to grow faster with better communication

    Lori Halley 23 August 2010 0 comments
    Everyone wants their association to grow. Your desired growth might be increased membership, but it might also be outreach for donations, engaging volunteers, or other types of growth. The problem is, how do you communicate to current and potential...
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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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  • Twylah for Twitter Listening

    Lori Halley 12 August 2010 0 comments
    Yet another Twitter tool? Yes, and there’s room for one, too. While CoTweet, Hootsuite, Seesmic and Tweetdeck are all great for managing your Twitter account (or multiple accounts) and scheduled tweets, where Eric Kim’s Twylah shines is as a content discovery tool and social media monitor.
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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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  • 6 Social Media Lessons for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 02 August 2010 1 comments
    Wild Apricot Blog welcomes a special guest today: Carol Buckheit of NonprofitMediaWorks. Carol’s been studying Idealware’s Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide – the latest in a line of Idealware’s terrific research-based publications – and she’s kindly agreed to share her top “take-aways” from this new publication.
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  • Best of Association Jam for July 2010

    Lori Halley 27 July 2010 0 comments
    Blog posts and articles on Fundraising, Leadership, and Membership topped the active topics at AssociationJam.org this month, in terms of the numbers of submissions, views and reader votes, while the Volunteers, Technology, and Social Media came in almost as strong. Best of all, you’ll find a number of brand new faces here, among the excellent content submitted to and voted up in “AJam” through July 2010.
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  • Facebook’s New ‘Like’ Button Features

    Lori Halley 25 July 2010 4 comments
    Facebook has just added 3 new features to the ‘Like’ button that hold a promise of greater connectivity and better analytics. Not unusual for Facebook, the release came on a weekend, so no real chance yet to thoroughly explore the bells and whistles...
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  • Social Media Contests a Big Risk for Small Non-Profits?

    Lori Halley 22 July 2010 11 comments
    A tweet or status update is so easy to publish – and “Please vote” is such a small favor to ask of your social network. It’s just a quick click, right? But as Chris Brogan points out, in The Problem with Social Only Nonprofit Campaigns,there’s a cumulative effect of all those social media requests.
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  • Best Practices for Contest Campaigns: AGC Lessons Learned

    Lori Halley 21 July 2010 2 comments
    Results of a detailed evaluation of the 2009 America’s Giving Challenge competition have been released in the “must-read” 2009 AGC Assessment and Reflection Report. The best part? Lessons learned can be replicated by other non-profits, both for contest campaigns and for general social media outreach.
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  • What's Your Non-Profit's Content Marketing Strategy?

    Lori Halley 14 July 2010 0 comments
    Six out of 10 professional marketers are spending more on content marketing in 2010, for the third year in a row. The rise of blogs and other social media makes online content creation a growing focus for non-profit sector, too. Why? Because content marketing works.
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