Small World Labs Blog

Using Online Communities to Empower Integrated Marketing


Recently our founder, Michael Wilson, shared his insights into online community with the Integrated Marketing Advisory Board. Here he addressed several commonly fielded questions in this space, such as: what is online community, what are the basics of successful communities, and how can they empower integrated marketing and lead to meaningful results?

Small World Labs headed to DC for Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits

It's a busy time for Small World Labs. Right after our successful showing at the Texas Nonprofit Summit, we're getting ready to head to Washington DC for @Blackbaud's BBCon to be held at the Gaylord Convention Center from Sep. 30-Oct. 2. Small World Labs is a proud bronze-level sponsor of the event and a Blackbaud partner, and we're looking forward to networking with other nonprofit professionals, attending sessions, and meeting new people in the nonprofit technology field.

Back from the Texas Nonprofit Summit!

Last Thursday and Friday, the Small World Labs team enjoyed the exciting two-day Texas Nonprofit Summit, sponsored by Greenlights for Nonprofit Success and held at the AT&T Conference center right here in Austin. It was a great event filled with interesting speakers, including Dr. Tererai Trent, Dr. Peter Bishop, and our very own Michael Wilson. We were proud of the success of the Greenlights 501(c)ommunity, the network for nonprofit professionals, which we happily gave demonstrations of.

Announcing the mobile release of our community platform!

We are very excited to announce Mobile Optimization functionality as part of the Small World Labs Platform! Along with other platform updates and improvements, such as improved Site Messages formatting, soon you’ll be able to optimize your community for all major mobile devices. The mobile version of our platform is currently in development and testing stage, and the full release will be available next Wednesday September 5 at 3 pm CST.

As this functionality is new, we’ll be working with you and all of our clients to establish configuration best practices.

Stay tuned,

Catalyst Launches Community to Advance Women’s Equality at Gala Event Using Small World Labs Online Community Platform


Catalyst, the leading nonprofit membership organization expanding opportunities for women and business, launched their new Small World Labs–powered community at a two-day conference at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City attended by over 1,000 global business leaders and CEOs.

Upcoming Conferences - NTC, AFP, and PARN


We are doing a bit of travel and conference attending! In April, several members of Small World Labs will be at the following conferences:

Small World Labs Featured in Communication World Article About Social Intranets


Social networking software has come a long way. It wasn’t long ago that news sources reported on millions of dollars in lost productivity because employees were spending company time on social networks.

Why Non-Profits and Associations Need To Lead a Tribe

In his book “Tribes,” Seth Godin describes how tribes are defining the new economy. We have moved away from a world of mass advertising, where huge marketing budgets determined whether you owned a market or not. The plunging cost of technology has democratized the tools of

Small World Labs Increasing Its Commitment to the UK Market


London is one of the most important centers for non-profits and membership associations outside of the United States. It’s also the destination this week for Small World Labs’ Andy Jones, a native Londoner and our VP of New Business, in a trade mission organized by the City of Austin, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), and the Tech City Investment Organization (TCIO).

Small World Labs among Texas' leading digital companies heading to London’s Tech City


The Small World Labs team is in London as part of the Tech City Investment Organization (TCIO) and the British Consulate-General in Houston, in order to fuel two- way investment and further help nurture the UK’s creative industries.

Texas' leading digital companies heading to London’s Tech City