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Nonprofit Fundraising Via Social Media – Best Practices

Online giving accounted for about 2 billion dollars in 2014, and increased 8.9% over 2013. Online giving has increased every single year so far.1 So how can you take advantage of online donations, and how is the process different from offline donations?

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5 million Gmail accounts hacked – here’s what to do

5 million Google accounts and passwords appear to have been published on a Russian forum. Here’s what you need to do to make sure your account is safe.

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Creating Facebook Pages: Best Practices

Should you create your organization page under your personal Facebook account? Or use a separate email address and create a business-page-only account? What’s the best way to create your Facebook page?

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How To Get People to Donate Through Twitter

From a reader: I have recently set up a twitter account for our organization and was wondering why/how people who do not follow us are able to “retweet” for us? Also, i haven’t been able to add a website link. How can we get people to donate through twitter?

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How to Combine or Merge 2 Facebook Pages

If you have more than one Facebook page for your organization, you can now combine those into one one main page! In this post, I’ll walk you through the 2-step process of merging your Facebook pages.

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How to place a Paypal “Donate” button on your Facebook Page

UPDATE March 2011: This process has changed. Facebook no longer supports FBML, which was how we created the button interface in the past. If you already have FBML installed on your Facebook page, you’re good to go–you can continue on with this tutorial, as Facebook will continue to support FBML indefinitely. You just can’t do […]

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How to display your Facebook Page posts in Chronological Order

Since Facebook rolled out a ton of new changes for Pages last month, many of you have been asking me why the posts on your page (from yourself and from fans) aren’t displaying in chronological order–like most recent posts first (which seems logical!). When Facebook initially rolled out these changes for Facebook (February 10), you […]

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9 Keys to Search Engine Optimization: Is YOUR website performing at its best?

Here is an overview and plain-English explanation of the nine most important things you can do — right away — to help people find your website. SEO is not brain surgery, but it does take some specific strategies. Read on to learn more about how you (yes, you!) can help your website on its way to a #1 Google ranking!

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Goodbye, Daisy! You Got a Great Home!

I have to share a social media experience I just had that was pretty personal for me.

I acquired two dogs (in the way that most of us do; they come to us from various places and people!) named Daisy and Josie. They were sisters–I’m guessing border collie/cocker spaniel mixes. They were about two years old and had spent much of their lives in someone’s backyard without much human interaction. They were sweet and friendly, but wary and unsocialized.

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