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Powerful, flexible tools for Alaska's Cook Inletkeeper

Powerful, flexible tools for Alaska's Cook Inletkeeper

How we helped Cook Inletkeeper do a more-than-skin-deep makeover on its website and CRM database.

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Build your Facebook fan base, increase online action

In four weeks, ICL grew their total Facebook audience by nearly 67% and increased online actions through FB and Twitter.

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Scientists for Change: NOI's "Experiments in Online Advocacy" rocks!

Scientists for Change: NOI's "Experiments in Online Advocacy" rocks!

Posted by Jon Stahl at Apr 04, 2011 03:40 PM |

We take a look at the New Organizing Institute's impressive new report, "Experiments in Online Advocacy: A collection of email experiments 2009-2011." After two years and over five million emails, the results are in.

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Fast. Pretty. Easy. Plone 4 is here!

Posted by Jon Stahl at Sep 16, 2010 12:05 PM |

We're celebrating the release of Plone 4, a big, shiny, speedy new version of the open-source content management system we've used to build over 150 websites in the past five years.

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Search by Map: WTA Makes It Even Easier to Find A Hike

Search by Map: WTA Makes It Even Easier to Find A Hike

Posted by Jon Stahl at May 25, 2010 01:30 PM |

Check out Washington Trails Association's awesome new map tool featuring their huge database of hiking trails. The new map makes it super-easy to find, explore and search over 1000 trails.

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Our new open-source phone system

Our new open-source phone system

Posted by Jon Stahl at May 25, 2010 09:00 AM |

In May 2010, we installed a long-overdue new phone system here at Groundwire HQ. It's pretty awesome, and since one of our superpowers is showing how the technology sausage is made, we're pleased to share with you the geeky details and hope that you're inspired by the possibilities.

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Alliance for Climate Education: Building Relationships for Change

Alliance for Climate Education: Building Relationships for Change

Posted by Jon Stahl at May 12, 2010 08:00 AM |

Here at Groundwire, we think it's important to help organizations move beyond thinking about technology as a set of shiny new tools (websites! viral videos! social media!) and to help groups think instead about their systems for building and sustaining relationships that make social change.

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How often should I post to my organization's Facebook page?

How often should I post to my organization's Facebook page?

Posted by Jon Stahl at Feb 23, 2010 10:50 AM |
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As we stumble headlong into the age of social media, certain hoary questions continue to rear their shaggy heads. Among these "oldies-but-goodies" is the timeless question: How often should I post to my organization's Facebook Fan Page?

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Social Media: I Don't Do Small Talk.

Social Media: I Don't Do Small Talk.

Posted by Jon Stahl at Feb 11, 2010 01:55 PM |
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When you're first dipping your toes into the shallow, rolling sea of social media tools, one of the first things you're likely to notice is that there seems to be an awful lot of "chatter" and "noise." People talking about "trivial" things, right out there in public.

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Managing Email Signatures

Posted by Jon Stahl at Nov 23, 2009 05:25 PM |
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Email signatures are so ubiquitous that we rarely think about them. Here's what we learned when we did.

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