Quick Reference | Online Links

This list includes my activity on a variety of online platforms, and my work with various software programs.

I post on social personally and do not use an “auto-posting” service. Having become familiar with each platform, I find it easy – and more appropriate given the different audiences of each – to post on them individually and separately. I established my presence on the below platforms myself.


Other Platforms

  • Alignable | Local Austin business platform
  • AngelList | I enjoy working with startups and innovators of all kinds, and I have also shared a few innovative projects for which I would like to secure funding.
  • Dropbox | For collaborative work in the cloud and secure transfer of large documents (registered as: carolynmappleton@gmail.com)
  • Facebook page for Carolyn M. Appleton, Inc. | Est. summer, 2015 (my private Facebook page was established in 2009) | Facebook Messenger m.me/carolynmappletoninc
  • Goodreads
  • I use Gmail, Google Contacts, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Forms, Google Drive, Google Groups, Google Forms, Google Hangouts, Google Maps, Google Photo, YouTube and Google Search | Google+ is in the process of shutting down, but here is a link to my new Google business “website” 
  • GreatNonprofits and GuideStar| I have my own GreatNonprofits review page. I have also set-up a few GreatNonprofits profiles, and GuideStar gold seal profiles for organizations like EcoRise Youth InnovationsAustin Free-Net, Texas Sealife Center and the Port Aransas Art Center. If you need help with your GuideStar profile, use the secure contact form to reach me!
  • Instagram | Photographs and videos are all by me unless otherwise noted
  • LinkedIn
  • Marco Polo Video Chat for Busy People
  • Nonprofit Tech Club Austin | I have been the lead volunteer coordinator since 2015 (to read a report, follow this link to ISSUU) | #NPTechClubATX is an affiliate of NTEN: Nonprofit Technology Network and NetSquared (TechSoup Global)

Pinterest Stats

  • Pinterest | I am a regular “pinner” and have had profile visits in the range of 25,000 to 35,000 monthly (stats above are from September 19, 2018, noting 34.4K visitors)
  • SlideShare | Est. 2010 | More than 65,000+ site visits
  • Tumblr | I have three Tumblrs (this link is primary)



  • Yelp | Personal opinions, some work related and others not | I joined the Yelp Elite Squad in October, 2016 (above “stats” date from September 19, 2018), and I try to be a positive as I can with only a few pointed reviews when I feel the public should be warned
  • YouTube | Examples of videos using a variety of platforms are included

I do have interests aside from my primary focus on nonprofit fundraising and social media communications. The two following Tumblrs focus on those endeavors:

Additional Notes

  • I use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint in my daily work | I have launched and managed email communication programs using Constant Contact, iContact and MailChimp | I have used simple Excel spreadsheets and Word tables and charts to manage major gift campaigns with success, and also CRMs like Z2 NEON (and a modest amount of Raiser’s Edge) | I have used WealthEngine on three separate occasions (using basic Microsoft Access) | I have recently added Qgiv online donation processing to my list of skills (platform setup) | I have become familiar with the planned giving platform, Giving Docs | I recently helped build-out a profile on a Bevy Labs platform| I find software fairly easy to learn and adopt, and I have completed numerous online grant applications using various types of software programs as needed.
  • I have experience setting-up and managing giving platforms like Amplify Austin, GivingTuesday, GoFundMe and Crowdrise | If you need help setting up your page and/or managing your online campaigns, let me know.
  • My personal page on Facebook is reserved for friends, some going back to grade school days, professional colleagues, family, donors, volunteers and professional advisors (an “open” link is not included)
My Skype “handle” is carolynmmappleton2015. By appointment only. Thank you!
  • Now defunct platforms: RebelMouse and my former WordPress site called Fundraising Resources (merged with Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog in 2015) | If you have questions, use the secure contact form found on this website.

I own my WordPress and Tumblr website URLs (domains), with carolynmappleton.com being primary. All content on those sites and on Facebook, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn, LinkedIn SlideShare, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube and the like has been created and managed by me personally unless otherwise stated. All rights reserved.