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  • Quick Photo Effects and Picture Frames

    21 June 2010 2 comments
    A nonprofit blog or newsletter that’s illustrated only with traditional “news release” photos can get a bit dull after a while – except maybe for the folks in the photographs! Could your illustrations use a bit of a fresh look for summer? There are...
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  • Make Your Own Infographic

    25 May 2010 13 comments
    Infographics are to data what storytelling is to an annual report: a more engaging way to help bring attention and understanding to your nonprofit’s cause. Let’s take a closer look at these visual representations of data and ideas, along with great resources to help you get started on making your own infographic.
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  • 4 Ways to Search Flickr by Color

    29 April 2010 0 comments
    We’ve talked before about good tools that will search Flickr for Creative Commons-licensed images based on the keywords you choose. Now, check out another (more colorful) way to find the pictures you need for your blog or website... Just don't be surprised if your productivity drops - these color-based search tools are fun!
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  • How to Optimize Your Images for the Web

    20 April 2010 0 comments
    After yesterday’s post about the importance of website speed to your nonprofit’s audience, to search engines (notably Google), and to the health of the Internet in general, several Wild Apricot readers came back with one big question: What can we do to make our website faster?
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  • How To Find CC-Licensed Flickr Photos for Your Blog

    18 March 2010 13 comments
    Suppose you’re writing about Earth Hour (this year it’s 8:30 – 9:30 pm on Saturday, March 27th). You want a picture that attracts the eye and helps your readers to see at a glance what your blog post is about — stars? candles? a city skyline before...
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  • 3 Good (Free) Online Image Editors

    17 March 2010 8 comments
    If you don’t have mad PhotoShop skillz, if you don't want to install new software, or if all you need is a quick photo clean-up or fancy effect – here are three free online image editing tools you may want to give a try.
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  • Lovely Charts

    20 January 2010 4 comments
    If you’re looking for a way to jazz up your organization’s reports, newsletters, web pages and other publications, what about a chart? Not just the usual boxes and arrows with plain-Jane text labels, but something more of an eye-catching illustration: a lovely chart!
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  • Can You Tell Your Nonprofit's Story in 5 Photos?

    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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  • Twitter + Flickr = Twitterfountain

    14 August 2009 3 comments
    Engage your audiences, help supporters of your non-profit keep up with any tagged topic on Twitter and Flickr, or publicize your event with a custom Twitterfountain , a nifty new mashup you can embed on your blog or website — Have you ever wanted to...
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  • Animoto Gives Free Pro Accounts to Non-Profits and Causes

    10 May 2009 4 comments
    Animoto is quite possibly the easiest way to turn your photos and music into a dynamic, DVD-quality video without special skills or expensive technology. Last year, the video creation platform gave free pro accounts to educators - now, "Animoto for a Cause" offers free all-access pro accounts to "organizations and people who are working toward improving their community and the world at large."
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  • Is Your Website Ready for More Image-Search Traffic?

    20 October 2008 7 comments
    If you’ve checked your website statistics lately, you may have noticed an increase in the number of visitors who come to your site by way of image search results pages — Google Image Search, MSN Live Image Search, and so on. Webmasters are of mixed...
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  • 6 Sources for Free Map Graphics

    25 August 2008 3 comments
    No budget for custom graphics — yet you need a map for your website or presentation, to help show your membership reach or the areas in which your organization does its work? No problem. The internet offers a variety of free map graphics, many of which...
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  • Free All-Access Animoto for Educators

    31 May 2008 2 comments
    Imagine a Web 2.0 tool that combines your images and music to create a flashy video presentation. It's quick and easy to use, and the results can make the standard digital slideshow look like something from the last decade. That's Animoto.
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  • Free Online Color Testing Tools for Accessible Website Design

    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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  • How to Give Your Website a Favicon

    28 February 2008 10 comments
    More than just a colorful decoration for your website, a favicon (short for favorites icon ) can help to create a unique identity for your website. Those little 16 x 16 images are a powerful and visual way to help "brand" your organization, and to...
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