Around the web: The latest in nonprofit tech

Hi there! You know, there are lots of articles that pop up every day about social media and nonprofits, but here are some recent posts I think are worthy of your attention.

How nonprofits can rally support for online contests (Mashable)
If you work for a nonprofit, inevitably you've had some encounter with online donation contests. This article contains a practical, step-by-step approach for how to maximize your impact with these activities.

How to claim your nonprofit’s Facebook Places Page (Socialbrite)
When Facebook launched its new Places feature, there was a lot of murmuring about what this meant for nonprofits. But first things first, you need to stake a claim to your Places page, and our friend John Haydon tells you exactly how to do that.

Is Facebook Causes worth the investment? (the nonprofit consultant blog) 
Some think setting up a Facebook Cause for your nonprofit is a no-brainer, but Ken. G's provocative column poses the question of whether it's worth your time in response to a blog post from the Blue Sky Collective.

40 hashtags for social good (Socialbrite)
This is such a handy reference list for those who are tweeting for nonprofits! Print it out and tack it to your cubicle wall.

Nonprofits take a dive into mobile apps (Care2 Frogloop)
Avi Kaplan lists seven mission-centered nonprofit apps that are good examples for those thinking of diving into App Land.

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