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  • Can MySpace Make a Comeback?

    Lori Halley 07 June 2010 1 comments
    Facebook and Twitter took over as social media centers in 2009, while MySpace faded fast - but don't count MySpace down and out yet! This summer, it's getting a major makeover with a new "content discovery" focus. In fact, the changes at MySpace have already started.
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  • LinkedIn Sharing: a New Tool for Nonprofit Outreach

    Lori Halley 02 June 2010 3 comments
    Of the “big three” social media networks (Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn) each has its own challenges for nonprofits trying to spread their message, but we've tended put LinkedIn at the bottom of the list as more useful for individual networking than for nonprofit outreach. That may be about to change, with LinkedIn's new sharing features! Now, the times – they are a-changin’!
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  • Wanted: Your Blog Posts on Managing Members Online

    Lori Halley 31 May 2010 3 comments
    Do you have advice to share with non profit organizations who want to more effectively recruit, engage, connect, manage their members online? Wild Apricot Blog invites your blog post submissions for the Nonprofit Blog Carnival, June 2010 edition, on the theme of Managing Your Membership – Tips, Tools and Tactics.
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  • Best of Association Jam: Association Links for May 2010

    Lori Halley 27 May 2010 1 comments
    Blog posts and articles on Fundraising, Membership, and Social Media topped the active topics at AssociationJam.org this month, in terms of the numbers of submissions, views and reader votes. Here are the most popular links for May 2010 in each “AJam”...
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  • Portrait of a Volunteer: Infographic

    Lori Halley 24 May 2010 1 comments
    This action-packed infographic from the Pepsi Refresh Project presents a picture of the “typical” volunteer. Could your non profit create a similar volunteer or member profile, to help guide your own recruitment and retention programs?
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  • Keep Your Nonprofit Safe from Spam Complaints

    Lori Halley 10 May 2010 2 comments
    Does your nonprofit send out e-newsletters, fundraising appeals by email, and/or group “email blasts” to your mailing list? And do those messages sometimes get refused or marked as spam? If so, that’s a problem – but it’s one you can fix.
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  • Free Virtual Conference on Fundraising

    Lori Halley 05 May 2010 1 comments
    Here’s an incredible free learning opportunity for fundraisers – especially if you’re looking to earn CFRE credits – and you won’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home or office to take part! Fundraising Success magazine presents the first-ever Fundraising Success Virtual Conference & Expo 2010.
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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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  • A Year’s Worth of Blog Topics Ideas

    Lori Halley 22 April 2010 9 comments
    Blogging is one of the most powerful communications tools a nonprofit can have in its online arsenal, if you’ve got the resources to put behind it. But yes, maintaining a blog can take a lot of time and mental energy – especially if you frequently run short of blog post ideas. Here’s a way to tackle that writer’s block – not just today, but for months to come.
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  • 2010 Performance Benchmarks for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 12 April 2010 1 comments
    Benchmarking may sound like a term from the big-business board room, but it’s a useful practice for nonprofits of any size. While you can and should set your own internal performance benchmarks, it can be helpful, too, to look at benchmarks for the nonprofit sector in general, to see where your organization stands. Here are four new benchmarking reports to get you started.
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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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  • How Strong is Your Nonprofit’s Message?

    Lori Halley 05 April 2010 1 comments
    Your nonprofit puts a great deal of effort into crafting messages meant to attract new supporters, motivate donors and volunteers, and spur your advocates to action. But if you're like 84% of nonprofits, those messages may be failing to connect strongly with your key audience.
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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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