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Five Nonprofit Online Communities that Inspire Action & Generate Results


Ever wonder what your nonprofit peers are doing with their online communities? In a guest blog post for the Nonprofit Technology Network, our CEO, Michael Wilson, discusses several examples of what innovative nonprofits are doing in their online communities to generate significant results for their organizations.

Check it out: http://bit.ly/1dAbvYT

Back from AFP 2014


This week the Small World Labs team made the short drive to San Antonio, TX for the Association of Fundraising Professionals International Conference on Fundraising. We had a great time at the show and were able to meet with some of the best development folks in the biz!

The Riverwalk proved to be entertaining as always and we're already making plans for AFP 2015 in Baltimore.

Come hang out with us at NTC14!


Today marks the start of the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington, D.C and we're excited to hear about the latest and greatest tech in the industry.

If you're in town for the conference swing by our booth during the show (223) and come out to our happy hour this evening!

Hang out with us during SXSWi


Small World Labs will be attending this week’s SXSW festival. We're Austin natives so stop by the Beacon Lounge to say hi and get the inside scoop on what to do while you’re in town.

Small World Labs goes Red for Women


Today our friends at American Heart Association promote Go Red for Women day. A day to get the word out that Heart Disease is the #1 killer among women in the US. Sadly, 1 in 3 women pass away due to Heart Disease.

Fortunately, there are things that can be done. Check out this prevention checklist and tell someone you love!

Guest Blog: One day you may be asked to prove the ROI of your online community. Here's how.


The Decision to Join study from ASAE proves that an engaged member is more likely to take a number of actions that contribute to the bottom line. Here's a list of indirect revenue sources that you should consider when making the case for your community's ROI:

  • Increased retention
  • Increased referrals via word of mouth
  • Tactics for Building and Nurturing Engagement Online

    Join us Wednesday, January 22nd at 1pm ET as Small World Labs CEO, Michael Wilson, presents an informative, 'how-to' session on building vibrant, engaged online communities. Learn several tips that will help you move your constituents up the engagement ladder, from observers and followers, to contributors and leaders.

    REGISTER NOW>>>

    Just in Time for the Holidays

    Today, Small World Labs announced product release 5.9 of our platform. Included in this release are upgraded search capabilities, a nifty user import tool, and a few bug fixes.

    Consider it a last second holiday present!



    ASAE Technology Conference & Expo

    Last week our team traveled to Washington DC for the ASAE Technology Conference & Expo. The event highlighted the latest technical trends and business services in the association space. Online community was a hot topic throughout the event as several organizations expressed interest in helping their communities become more successful.

    Silicon Hills News releases spotlight of Michael Wilson

    Michael Wilson was recently highlighted by Silicon Hills News, an online publication covering entrepreneurs in Austin and San Antonio. In the article, the Small World Labs CEO and Founder discusses why he chose Austin as the home for Small World Labs, the experiences that best prepared him for his job, the best advice he’s ever received, his role model, his favorite app, and much more.