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  • Social Media Not Working For Your Nonprofit?

    Lori Halley 09 April 2010 14 comments
    Sometimes life doesn't work out the way you want it. Sometimes all the planning and preparation in the world amounts to absolutely nothing... The same goes for social media. A lot of times we hit a wall. Things stop working. Twitterers aren't banging down doors trying to follow you. Facebook pages go limp. Blogs dry up. It happens. The thing is, you're a nonprofit. You don't have time to figure things out. You don't have the money to fix it. So what do you do?
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  • How Strong is Your Nonprofit’s Message?

    Lori Halley 05 April 2010 1 comments
    Your nonprofit puts a great deal of effort into crafting messages meant to attract new supporters, motivate donors and volunteers, and spur your advocates to action. But if you're like 84% of nonprofits, those messages may be failing to connect strongly with your key audience.
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  • How to Get Your Nonprofit into Local Newspapers

    Lori Halley 09 March 2010 8 comments
    With all the buzz about social media, it’s easy to forget that offline media attention can be equally valuable, especially for community-based nonprofits who want to get attention to local projects or recruit local members and volunteers. Offline media...
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  • DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards: Are You In?

    Lori Halley 26 February 2010 6 comments
    Did your nonprofit produce a video in 2009? The DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards is looking for the best nonprofit videos of the year, with a chance for great public exposure, $2500 for your organization, and other great prizes. Submissions are open until March 19, 2010, so get in on this contest if you can!
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  • Free Guide to Membership Software Selection

    Lori Halley 18 February 2010 1 comments
    Choosing the right member-management software is a big decision, and the selection process can be both tedious and time-consuming. That's why Wild Apricot has put together a free Membership Software Selection Guide , to help nonprofit and association...
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  • Is the Right Person Doing Your Nonprofit's Social Media?

    Lori Halley 03 February 2010 22 comments
    Who handles the social media marketing for your nonprofit? Often, in a small organization, the job falls to the most enthusiastic person — or to the Gen Yer on staff (on the theory that “that generation knows all about this web stuff”) — but wouldn’t...
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  • Idealware Publishes 2010 Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 29 January 2010 1 comments
    What types of software can make your organization more effective and efficient? It can be tough even to know what's out there, let alone to decide what you need. Good news: Idealware.org has just released a software guide that's specifically for nonprofits.
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  • Facebook Bra Color Meme: So, Did It Work?

    Lori Halley 08 January 2010 10 comments
    Many women (and, apparently, some men) flooded Facebook with unusual status updates over the past two days in a meme calling on “girls” to post the colors of the bras they were wearing, ostensibly to raise awareness of breast cancer. Social media responded...
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  • Nonprofits Get Free Help with Web Analytics

    Lori Halley 04 January 2010 2 comments
    No time, no budget, and no skilled resources available for your nonprofit to dive into web analytics and make sense of what the numbers mean for your goals and objectives? The Analysis Exchange wants to help — at no cost to your organization.
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  • Easy Online Raffles for UK Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 04 December 2009 0 comments
    Raffles are a time-honored way for small nonprofits, churches, clubs, schools, and other good causes to raise funds at the community level. Now, Raffle.it offers UK nonprofits a fun, free, and easy way to raise funds through online raffles.
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  • Could Nonprofits Use a National Day of Listening?

    Lori Halley 26 November 2009 3 comments
    Communications experts, social media gurus, and PR experts talk a lot about the importance of nonprofit organizations learning to tell their stories. And yes, compelling stories are key to winning hearts and gaining members and supporters for your organization. But what if, for one day, you just sat back and listened?
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  • Social Media Best Practices for Non-Profit & Public Sector Organizations

    Lori Halley 03 November 2009 3 comments
    Jay Moonah's presentation on Social Media Best Practices for Non-Profit & Public Sector Organizations was streamed live online as part of The Canadian Institute’s recent “Managing Social Media” conference recently - but if you missed it, no worries! We’ve got the highlights right here.
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  • Yes, Blog Action Day is Kind of a Big Deal - What Can Your Nonprofit Learn from #BAD09?

    Lori Halley 15 October 2009 4 comments
    Blog Action Day started in 2007 as the initiative of just two people. Look how it’s grown! This year, some 9,400 blogs in 150 countries are spreading the word about climate change to almost 13 million readers. There are good lessons and ideas here for even the smallest nonprofit organization.
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  • Can You Tell Your Nonprofit's Story in 5 Photos?

    Lori Halley 12 October 2009 1 comments
    TechSoup’s Digital Storytelling Challenge offers a chance for your photos and videos to win cool prizes for your organization, ranging from a Flip video camera to Adobe software. This contest is wide open to all — submissions are welcomed from the...
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  • Fundraiser vs Donor

    Lori Halley 19 September 2009 2 comments
    The relationship between a fundraiser and a donor is a tricky kind of courtship, as Network for Good shows us — with a smile — in Fundraiser vs Donor . This 2-minute video is a tongue-in-cheek look at the “break up” that’s bound to happen when a fundraiser gets his communications strategy wrong. Very badly wrong...
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