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  • Better Search Tools for Twitter Backlinks

    Lori Halley 17 May 2010 2 comments
    You already know the importance of listening for social media mentions of your nonprofit – monitoring with tools like Google Alerts that can let you know when your organization’s name comes up online. But what of those Twitter users who link to your website...
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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 Business Tips for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 07 May 2010 3 comments
    If your nonprofit is on Facebook (or plans to be) you’ll want to check a new blog post that’s out this week from Tamar Weinberg. She’s an internet marketing consultant who manages Community Support and Advertising at Mashable.com, as well as the author...
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  • Best of Association Jam: Association Links for April 2010

    Lori Halley 28 April 2010 2 comments
    Social Media once again ranked as the top category for blog posts, reports, articles and news stories submitted to and voted on by visitors to Association Jam this month, but Leadership and Events both tagged along very close behind. Here’s a look...
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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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  • Monitor the Web in Real Time: Instant Dashboards

    Lori Halley 16 April 2010 3 comments
    You've got bookmarks for websites you need to check daily, online tools, news alerts for tracking your nonprofit's keywords and issues, email, social networks, RSS feeds for favorite blogs… It's all too easy to miss vital information, or to waste a great deal of time checking for updates. Now imagine one custom site that lets you monitor all that data at a glance – a dashboard that's updated in real time.
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  • Social Media Not Working For Your Nonprofit?

    Lori Halley 09 April 2010 14 comments
    Sometimes life doesn't work out the way you want it. Sometimes all the planning and preparation in the world amounts to absolutely nothing... The same goes for social media. A lot of times we hit a wall. Things stop working. Twitterers aren't banging down doors trying to follow you. Facebook pages go limp. Blogs dry up. It happens. The thing is, you're a nonprofit. You don't have time to figure things out. You don't have the money to fix it. So what do you do?
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  • 5 Tech Tools for More Engaging Events

    Lori Halley 07 April 2010 6 comments
    Real-world events are the ultimate in social networking, and nothing beats face-to-face communication. But it can be challenging to connect with everyone you want to meet at a large event, or to follow up afterwards. And what about your colleagues who can't attend at all? High-tech tools can help, without breaking your budget.
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  • Best of Association Jam: Association Links for March 2010

    Lori Halley 30 March 2010 0 comments
    Blog posts and articles on Leadership and Social Media topped the active topics at AssociationJam.org this month, with Events and Fundraising close behind, followed by Membership, Technology, Volunteers and Other. Here's a round-up of the most popular links at "AJam" in March 2010.
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  • Technology Toolkit for Start-up Nonprofits: Part Two

    Lori Halley 26 March 2010 5 comments
    So your nonprofit has decided to take advantage of social networking opportunities, but you’re not sure where to start? In A Technology Toolkit for Start-up Nonprofits: Part One , guest writer Minal Bopaiah reviewed ten core web-based tools to put...
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  • Technology Toolkit for Start-up Nonprofits: Part One

    Lori Halley 25 March 2010 5 comments
    Wild Apricot Blog is pleased to welcome a two-part guest post from media consultant Minal Bopaiah of Brevity & Wit , this week. Her “technology toolkit” and sample step-by-step plan are designed to help new nonprofit organizations get started with...
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  • Best of Association Jam: Association Links for February 2010

    Lori Halley 26 February 2010 0 comments
    Leadership and Membership management stories were the hot topics at AssociationJam.org this month, in numbers of submissions, views and votes. The Social Media category remained very active, followed closely by Technology and Fundraising. Interestingly,...
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  • Flowtown Turns Email Addresses into Social Media Profiles

    Lori Halley 24 February 2010 5 comments
    Where do your nonprofit's members, donors and supporters spend their time online? What social networks should you focus on, for the best return on investment? Flowtown can help you find out.
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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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