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  • Crowdsourcing For Your Nonprofit

    Lori Halley 10 September 2012 3 comments
    Here's an overview of a new Idealware article on Crowdsourcing - now available in our Membership Knowledge Hub.
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  • How to Get Your Board Members to Blog

    Lori Halley 21 September 2010 8 comments
    Many hands make light work, and many voices can make for more interesting reading. Yet, getting your board members to contribute to the organization’s blog can be like pulling the proverbial hens' teeth! Let’s take a look at what lies behind that reluctance...
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  • Social Media Contests a Big Risk for Small Non-Profits?

    Lori Halley 22 July 2010 11 comments
    A tweet or status update is so easy to publish – and “Please vote” is such a small favor to ask of your social network. It’s just a quick click, right? But as Chris Brogan points out, in The Problem with Social Only Nonprofit Campaigns,there’s a cumulative effect of all those social media requests.
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  • Showcase Your Members' Videos with YouTube Direct

    Lori Halley 23 November 2009 4 comments
    What if you could display a playlist of member-created videos on your non-profit's website, just like the big mainstream news media websites? YouTube Direct makes it easy.
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  • Join Us on Facebook to "Name the Apricot"

    Lori Halley 10 November 2009 1 comments
    What’s a mascot without a name? Wild Apricot’s friendly little apricot mascot needs a name, and since Wild Apricot is dedicated to “crowdsourcing,” we’d like to ask your help. (Yes, there will be cool prizes!)
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  • Nonprofit Marketing Lesson: NTEN's Online Conference Contest

    Lori Halley 02 September 2009 0 comments
    NTEN is offering a chance to win a free registration for the Online Nonprofit Technology Conference this month. It's not only a great chance for some lucky non-profit folks to get free professional development, but there's a quick lesson in online marketing that you might be able to use in your own organization.
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  • Wanted: Your Blog Posts on Non-Profit Technology

    Lori Halley 04 June 2009 1 comments
    Wild Apricot Blog is pleased to host the next edition of the NonProfit Blog Carnival, a round-up of the month’s best blog posts for non-profits. This month’s topic? Non-profit Technology , of course! Deadline for submissions is June 26, and the Carnival...
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  • How Memes Can Help Your Nonprofit Blog

    Lori Halley 19 March 2009 4 comments
    When the venerable Fieldstone Alliance surprised its readers this week with 25 Random Things that Make the Nonprofit Sector Great , picking up on a popular fad that’s been making the rounds of Facebook, it was a strong hint to take a closer look at...
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  • Crowdsourcing: How Business and Nonprofits Tap into the Wisdom of Crowds

    Lori Halley 11 June 2008 3 comments
    “Welcome to the age of the crowd,” wrote Jeff Howe in The Rise of Crowdsourcing (2006). In coining the term "crowdsourcing," Howe pointed to the rise of the open-source software movement; to the success of user-created Wikipedia; and to profitable businesses like MySpace and eBay “that couldn’t exist without the contribution of users.” Nowadays, user-driven innovations and crowdsourced solutions are popping up faster than you can say "open API" and "online community"...
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