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Originally published in CharityVillage.com on January 30, 2012

By Claire Kerr
Originally published in CharityVillage.com on January 30, 2012

With holiday campaigns wrapping up, and spring events still in the planning stages, many nonprofit professionals find that January offers more breathing room than other, busier months.

A downtime period at work is a great time to try a personal experiment...or two, or three!

Most of us have dabbled in one of the "big three" social networks currently reigning as most popular in Canada: Faceboo…

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Looking for creative ways to connect with your online donors and supporters? Say thank you. It's never too much.

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Thank you is the most important thing you can say to your donor or supporter. The power of thank you is long established yet many of us in the nonprofit world have dropped the ball once or twice when it comes to telling our donors and supporters "thank you, thank you, thank you!"

Your nonprofit New Year's resolution should be to develop your online thank you strategy. You accept donations online and you have a community online. Now it's time to start thanking people in your online world.

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Julia Silvestri, Marketing and Social Media Coordinator, Yonge Street Mission, shares her thoughts about creating good fundraising campaigns. Should Yonge Street Mission use a photo of someone who is deceased? Should they purchase a "stock" image of someone who isn't part of our community? Or do they find a new person to photograph at the Mission? Give us your feedback on Facebook.

Now I realize it's only January and we all are still recovering from Christmas, but here at the Yonge Street Mission I'm already thinking about Easter. As I prepare the newspaper ads for the weeks ramping up to Easter this year I am faced with a new dilemma. What photo do I use? In years past it was never an issue because we had a great photo of our "meal man" Lloyd. But Lloyd's passing in November, 2011 has brought up a new discussion about the face of our "Provide a meal" newspaper campaign.…

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Today Artez Interactive is excited to launch a new Facebook app enabling donors to share the charities and social causes they support via an integration with Facebook Platform.

The Artez Interactive App for Facebook Timeline makes it possible for people to share their donation activities with their family and friends on Facebook.

The app was announced at f8, Facebook's developer conference in September 2011, with launch partners Free The Children, Canadian Diabetes Association, Kids Help…

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As an Aussie who has spent two of the last three years fundraising in Canada, it has been an odd transition moving back home. Not because I picked up any peculiar traits such as saying 'Sorry' when someone bumps into you, or using 'Eh?' (pronounced 'A') to seek approval for something I've said, rather, the fact that I have a better understanding of fundraising in Canada than I do in Australia.

Don't get me wrong, things aren't vastly different! Charities are not madly faxing out…

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