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  • Free Online Color Testing Tools for Accessible Website Design

    Lori Halley 22 April 2008 4 comments
    Accessible websites are the fast-approaching future of web design, and accessibility is already the law in many jurisdictions. We're talking about websites whose designs don't create artificial barriers for people of differing abilities, or those with...
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  • Making a Case for Social Media Marketing

    Lori Halley 18 April 2008 1 comments
    Social media and social networking are hot buzzwords in the world of online marketing, but what do they mean in practical terms? Is social media marketing just a passing fad, or could it be a worthwhile strategy for your organization? In a survey done...
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  • 8 Tips for an Effective Online Survey

    Lori Halley 15 April 2008 12 comments
    Your organization may send out a feedback request with its appeals or reports to members. And perhaps you routinely ask those who attend your special events to fill out a quick survey. But if you need data quickly, or from a broader range of respondents,...
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  • Clean-Up Strategies for a High Quality Mailing List

    Lori Halley 25 February 2008 3 comments
    Cleaning up a mailing list is never quite as easy as it should be. To purge an inactive address from your database can feel like you're letting go of something that could "come in handy" someday — even if it's not useful now, and hasn't been productive...
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  • Big Dreams for the NonProfit Sector

    Lori Halley 21 February 2008 5 comments
    Rosetta Thurman , this week’s host for the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants , asks, “What one thing should we do to improve the state of the nonprofit sector?” In trying to tackle a question this size, frankly, I feel a bit like a pop princess telling...
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  • 10 Reasons Why Every Nonprofit Must Have a Blog

    Lori Halley 15 February 2008 14 comments
    Think your nonprofit organization has no need for a blog? You may want to think again. According to Technorati, more than 10,500 blogs were tagged 'charity', 4,000 blogs 'nonprofit' and 2,300 blogs 'philanthropy' in January of 2007 and these numbers are predicted to rapidly increase in the future. Here are ten reasons your nonprofit should participate in this movement and harness the power of the blog today.
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  • Give Them Something to Talk About

    Lori Halley 13 February 2008 3 comments
    Your nonprofit organization may buy advertising space to take a message to the general public, send out newsletters and email blasts to reach your membership, and run a website and blog to do both. But all of that, in the end, is simply “talking about yourself” – a strategy with very limited powers of persuasion. How can you encourage other people to talk about your cause?
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  • Does Your NonProfit Website Need a Privacy Policy?

    Lori Halley 11 February 2008 4 comments
    If your organization collects information from the users of your website — and the odds are that it does, if little more than the IP addresses scooped up by your site statistics package — have you posted a site privacy policy? Should you do so? In...
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  • 7 Tips to Make Your Charity Badge a Success

    Lori Halley 01 February 2008 4 comments
    This post has been contributed by Lance Trebesch and Colt Lapham from TicketPrinting.com Charity badge campaigns have the potential to be incredible fundraising mechanisms if successful but are also susceptible to failure if they are not properly implemented....
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  • Online Fundraising 101

    Lori Halley 30 January 2008 1 comments
    Should your organization be investing in online fundraising? The latest benchmark data says yes . Internet use is growing at an astronomical pace, and a prime donor demographic leads the way. In 2007, the Internet adoption rate for American adults...
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  • How to Use Gmail Filters to Organize and Manage your Email Accounts

    Lori Halley 25 January 2008 5 comments
    One of the coolest things about Gmail is its filters.They are a simple way to organize your messages automatically by providing a set of rules. It’s a way to set up your e-mail and have control of information going in or out. Like most email, Gmail...
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  • Top 3 posts for December 2007

    Lori Halley 18 January 2008 0 comments
    Looking back on my posts for December 2007, these were the most popular posts according to Google Analytics: Top 10 easy-to-use photo sharing websites and slideshow tools for your nonprofit photos ...this post reflects how increasingly popular photo-sharing...
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  • Website Charts and Graphs Made Easy with Google Chart API

    Lori Halley 10 January 2008 6 comments
    The Google Chart API lets you dynamically generate charts and graphs, and easily include those images in your webpage. Several types of image can be generated — line, bar, and pie charts for example. For each image type you can specify attributes such...
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  • 6 Unique Online Fundraising Techniques for Your Nonprofit (Part 5 of 6)

    Lori Halley 19 December 2007 1 comments
    This post has been contributed by Lance Trebesch and Colt Lapham from TicketPrinting.com Overview Every nonprofit knows that fundraisers are critical to their existence. Without donations, no resources are available to support the primary cause or...
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  • Top 10 easy-to-use photo sharing websites and slideshow tools for your nonprofit photos

    Lori Halley 13 December 2007 16 comments
    "Because a picture is worth a thousand words" Photo sharing has become increasingly popular in the last few years as a way for associations, clubs and nonprofits to publish or distribute their digital photos online. As a result, many of the photo sharing...
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