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  • FeedBurner Gets Social

    Lori Halley 16 December 2009 4 comments
    Google has just added two new features to help you take advantage of social media: a URL-shortening service and the ability to feed your blog posts automatically to your Twitter account from FeedBurner.
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  • Skip TweetPsych... but Watch the Webinar

    Lori Halley 15 December 2009 1 comments
    Among the new Twitter analytics tools, TweetPsych stands out for its very different perspective — it analyses the language of your tweets to create a "psychological profile" and to suggest other Twitter users who "think like you."
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  • Big Changes to Facebook Pages Could Hurt Small Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 13 December 2009 11 comments
    Heather Mansfield of NonProfit Tech 2.0 alerts us to some major changes coming to Facebook Fan Pages through the next few weeks and into early 2010. “My first instinct is that the changes below are going to significantly impact nonprofits,” she says,...
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  • What Can StreamGraphs Tell You About Your Nonprofit's Twitter Strategy?

    Lori Halley 13 December 2009 6 comments
    Twitter StreamGraphs is a Java-based visualization tool that gives you a colorful overview of the last 1000 tweets that come up in a search for any keyword, username, or list on Twitter. Pretty, yes, but is it truly useful for nonprofit organizations looking to improve their Twitter strategy?
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  • Better Twitter Analytics for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 09 December 2009 12 comments
    The importance of measuring the effects of your organization’s social media outreach is not in question. But what metrics should you track? How? And what can you do with those numbers? Let’s look at Twitter, for example.
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  • Best of Association Jam: Association Links for November 2009

    Lori Halley 30 November 2009 1 comments
    Here are the Top 10 association stories voted up by Association Jam readers in November 2009 — one for each of the topic categories, and one bonus link that came in a close second, just for fun!
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  • What Do Twitter Lists Say About Your Brand?

    Lori Halley 28 November 2009 1 comments
    How do other people see you and your organization? MustExist’s free List Tags tool generates a word-cloud picture of how others view your brand, based on the names of the Twitter lists you’ve been added to by other Twitter users.
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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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  • Social Media Best Practices for Non-Profit & Public Sector Organizations

    Lori Halley 03 November 2009 3 comments
    Jay Moonah's presentation on Social Media Best Practices for Non-Profit & Public Sector Organizations was streamed live online as part of The Canadian Institute’s recent “Managing Social Media” conference recently - but if you missed it, no worries! We’ve got the highlights right here.
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  • Best of Association Jam - Association Links for October 2009

    Lori Halley 29 October 2009 2 comments
    Membership, Fundraising, Volunteers and, above all, Social Media topics came up tops in the links submitted to and voted up at AssociationJam.org in September 2009. Here are the Top 10 association links for this month -- did you catch these great posts from around the Web?
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  • How to Find (and Map) Local People on Twitter

    Lori Halley 24 October 2009 3 comments
    In June 2009, Nielsen reported nearly 21 million unique visitors to Twitter.com. How can a small nonprofit organization, with limited time and resources for social media, find the right people to connect with in that microblogging crowd? Try your TPS...
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  • 8 Best Free Video-Sharing Sites for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 22 October 2009 14 comments
    Thanks to low-cost cameras, and free or inexpensive software tools, there’s a place for video production within the budget of even small nonprofits and associations. And distributing your videos on the Internet has never been cheaper or easier...
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  • Facebook Groups Get a Page-style Makeover

    Lori Halley 20 October 2009 9 comments
    Facebook has just begun to introduce a new design for its Groups application that looks a lot more like Pages and personal Profiles. "Giving Groups a Stronger Voice" should be good news for the many nonprofit folks frustrated by the limitations of Facebook Groups, compared to what the spiffy new Fan Pages offer.
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  • Twitter Lists 101

    Lori Halley 16 October 2009 18 comments
    Okay, yes, Twitter did ask its beta testers not to tweet about the new Lists feature just yet... but who really expects to keep a secret on Twitter? The news is already widespread online - so let's go ahead and take a look at Twitter Lists, how they work, and what they can do for you.
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  • America's Giving Challenge for Facebook Causes

    Lori Halley 09 October 2009 1 comments
    The Case Foundation, Facebook Causes and PARADE Publications just launched the 2009 America’s Giving Challenge, a competition designed to raise both awareness and funds for charitable causes. From now through November 6, they’ll be giving away a total...
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