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5 Simple Things Nonprofits Didn’t Know They Could Do With Social Media

5 Simple Things Nonprofits Didn’t Know They Could Do With Social Media

This week I was fortunate to work with a great room of local nonprofits on the current state of social media and how nonprofits are utilizing these tools. At the end of the event, I heard from a few of the attendees on how surprised they were at some of the things they can do with social media, that they had never heard of before.

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Good SEO for Your Blog

Good SEO for Your Blog

There has been a lot of talk about Blogging and SEO and how they work together lately. Some research shows that business blogging is on the decline, while many are turning to social media for their marketing. Other people are very wound up about the latest Google update and how it is going to hurt your search rankings. I thought we would talk about both and some SEO and blogging best practices along the way.

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Facebook upgrades iPhone/iPad app

MENLO PARK, Cal. (NEWS CENTER) - Facebook released an upgraded to their iPhone and iPad mobile app today.

Avesta Housing hires Mindy Woerter as communications manager

Avesta Housing hires Mindy Woerter as communications manager

Avesta Housing, northern New England’s largest nonprofit affordable housing developer, has hired Mindy Woerter as its new communications manager.

In this newly created position, Mindy will oversee the organization’s media relations, online presence and branding initiatives. She has more than 10 years’ experience in journalism and most recently was online editor at Mainebiz in Portland.

A Topsham native, Mindy now lives in Durham.

About Avesta Housing

Avesta Housing is celebrating 40 years of providing and advocating for affordable housing. An award-winning agency, Avesta has grown to become the largest nonprofit developer in northern New England and one of the country’s most innovative leaders in affordable housing. Avesta manages a portfolio of more than 1,900 apartments in 31 Maine communities including Portland, Windham, Bridgton, Rockland and Kennebunk.

How to Grow Your Mobile Presence [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to Grow Your Mobile Presence [INFOGRAPHIC]

Has your audience gone mobile? Most of the world IS going mobile! You can check your Google Analytics to see how many people are visiting your website from a mobile device.

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DAY’S JEWELERS GOES UNDER THE SEA

DAY’S JEWELERS GOES UNDER THE SEA

 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently announced that no evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found. Despite this report, Day’s Jewelers in Maine and New Hampshire have welcomed two Mermaids to their summer window displays. The Day’s Mermaids are 14 feet long and have graced the windows of their South Portland and Manchester, New Hampshire store fronts. The window theme was created by Day’s Jewelers Visual Coordinator Jason Brown. “When I visited the JCK jewelry tradeshow in Las Vegas in early June I saw gorgeous and entertaining window displays and thought, our windows would be perfect for a display like that.” Brown explained. When he returned from the show Brown began to design the concept and went to work building the props. Brown says that the whole display took him about a month to build and in the process he saw the Mermaids take on a life of their own.

SMCC to Train Skilled Workers at Midcoast Campus with $100,000 Grant

SMCC to Train Skilled Workers at Midcoast Campus with $100,000 Grant

BRUNSWICK- With the signing of a $100,000 workforce training grant, Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) continues to ramp up its program offerings on the Midcoast Campus in Brunswick, and will now provide training for more than 125 Maine residents in the growing field of medical device manufacturing.    

Almost a year to the day after breaking ground on their Wound Care manufacturing plant at Brunswick Landing, representatives from Mölnlycke Health Care, US LLC joined Ron Cantor, President of Southern Maine Community College and Jim McGowan, Director of the Maine Quality Centers (MQC) program for the Maine Community College System, to sign a MQC workforce grant.

“Businesses are growing at the former Naval Air Station and SMCC is fueling the growth with skills that land jobs.  This is one of