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  • Twitter Maps to Promote Your Events

    Lori Halley 09 February 2010 5 comments
    Do you use Twitter to remind your members of a meeting or fundraising event? Here's a free tool that easily creates a special map to go with your tweet, so people will be sure to find your event. Twitter users can even RSVP or add a comment, if you choose to allow those options.
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  • New Statistics on Internet, Social Media Use

    Lori Halley 08 February 2010 6 comments
    A number of findings in a newly released study by Pew Internat on Social Media and Young Adults will be of interest to nonprofits who seek to connect with or recruit members and donors online.
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  • Is the Right Person Doing Your Nonprofit's Social Media?

    Lori Halley 03 February 2010 22 comments
    Who handles the social media marketing for your nonprofit? Often, in a small organization, the job falls to the most enthusiastic person — or to the Gen Yer on staff (on the theory that “that generation knows all about this web stuff”) — but wouldn’t...
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  • How to Bring Facebook Fans to Your Nonprofit Blog - Part 2

    Lori Halley 29 January 2010 9 comments
    "How can our nonprofit move the active conversation from our Facebook fan Page to our organization’s own blog‌?" The nonprofit that asked this question might be a small one, but their challenge certainly isn’t! Here's one way to tackle it.
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  • Best of Association Jam: Association Links for January 2010

    Lori Halley 27 January 2010 2 comments
    What will you do in 2010 that you've never done before to help your associations thrive? That's the kind of provocative question we like to start out a new year pondering! And appropriately enough, Association Jam's overall top-voted story for the...
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  • Wild Apricot News: Got a Facebook Page? We want to be YOUR fan!

    Lori Halley 21 January 2010 0 comments
    Facebook Fan Pages are a terrific way for associations, non-profits, clubs and other organizations to connect with their members and supporters. And the Wild Apricot Facebook Page has been a terrific way for us to connect to our customers and friends....
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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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  • Wild Apricot News: Wild Apricot social media for associations feature on SmartMeetings.com

    Lori Halley 15 January 2010 0 comments
    Smart Meetings magazine examines the meetings industry and features the latest industry trends, corporate event planning, emerging technology, and personality profiles. This month for their online case study, Smart Meetings is featuring an interview...
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  • Posterous.com: Email Blogging for NonProfits

    Lori Halley 13 January 2010 8 comments
    Someone was asking about "microblogs" the other day, whether Posterous.com is a platform that small nonprofits should be looking at, and how it might be used by organizations that already maintain a blog on their website. Here are my thoughts on it....
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  • Association Chat (#assnchat) Blog Launched

    Lori Halley 11 January 2010 2 comments
    Launched today, Association Chat’s new blog helps association folks to connect with colleagues in the weekly #assnchat Twitter chat, and extends the conversation's reach from Twitter to the wider Web. Could your own organization and its chapters (or a network of nonprofits that share a common cause) do something similar, to help amplify your own online message?
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  • Facebook Bra Color Meme: So, Did It Work?

    Lori Halley 08 January 2010 10 comments
    Many women (and, apparently, some men) flooded Facebook with unusual status updates over the past two days in a meme calling on “girls” to post the colors of the bras they were wearing, ostensibly to raise awareness of breast cancer. Social media responded...
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  • Best of Association Jam: Association Links for December 2009

    Lori Halley 27 December 2009 0 comments
    This month's round-up of the top-voted association stories submitted to AssociationJam.org may be the most diverse and interesting yet — and there were even a couple of categories (Leadership and Fundraising) in which two very different stories tied for top place! Here, by topic, are the top stories voted up by Association Jam readers for December 2009.
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  • Got Klout? Great Twitter Metrics for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 23 December 2009 5 comments
    Whether your nonprofit is new to Twitter or you’re simply looking for fresh insights, Klout is a excellent (free) service worth a try. Not only does it give you a host of useful metrics in one tidy package, it actively helps you understand what the numbers mean and what you can do with them.
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  • "Shop Local" Movement Grows in San Francisco Peninsula Community Thanks to Wild Apricot Member Management Software

    Lori Halley 18 December 2009 0 comments
    Business Challenge: How do you nurture a vibrant retail environment by promoting local merchants - not only in your town, but also in the region? That was the question posed by entrepreneur and marketing professional Jason Sutherland, who lives by...
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  • Case Study: Using Website Builder Software and Social Media to Create a 'Chamber of Commerce on Steroids' - Peninsula Shops

    Lori Halley 18 December 2009 0 comments
    A dynamic community web portal is leveraging social media and easy website builder software to promote local business in the San Fraincisco Peninsula. The brainchild of Jason Sutherland, PeninsulaShops.com demonstrates how simple it is to create and...
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