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  • Does Your Nonprofit Need an Email Newsletter Service?

    01 August 2008 11 comments
    Why would your organization want to pay for an email marketing service, instead of simply using Outlook and your regular email server to contact your members? There are a number of compelling reasons why even a small e-newsletter subscription list might best be handled by a dedicated email marketing service, starting — first and foremost — with reliable delivery.
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  • Next Generation File Sharing Comes Out of the Box

    24 July 2008 1 comments
    Online file sharing service Box.net made Webware’s list of the 100 best Web 2.0 applications for 2008 for three very good reasons. The award's not for its file storage capability, nor for the ability to access and share your stored files online — although it’s worth noting that Box.net just added iPhone access. It's not even for the user-friendly interface that feels comfortable from the moment you first sign in. What makes Box.net a winner is a powerful Web 2.0 trio...
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  • Free Toolkit for Selecting Donor Management Software

    14 July 2008 0 comments
    Selecting a donor management system is a big decision for any nonprofit. The right software can go a long way to helping you manage those vital donor relationships — but moving to any new system calls for an investment of time and money, and the software selection you make now will affect the work of your organization for some time. How do you choose which donor management software will be right for your nonprofit?
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  • Facebook Applications for Your Non-Profit Page

    23 June 2008 49 comments
    So you've signed up your nonprofit group for a Facebook Page -- now what? It can be challenging to know what to put on your Page to make the best use of the space, especially if you're setting out to build a new page from scratch. And if you're new...
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  • How to Set Up a Non-Profit Facebook Page

    16 June 2008 136 comments
    New features and other enhancements have been added to Facebook since Wild Apricot's Beginner's Guide to Facebook for Non-Profits , and nonprofits are learning more about making the best use of the popular social networking site. We've talked about...
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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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  • Wild Apricot Updates and Plans. May 2008

    28 May 2008 2 comments
    Recent updates On May 22nd, we released our longest update ever — Wild Apricot version 2.33. It included two really big chunks of work: Redesign of payment workflows for events, donations and membership payments. In our next release, around the end...
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  • Easy Embedded Tables for Your Website or Blog: Part 2

    26 May 2008 5 comments
    In the first part of this article, we talked about various ways to show data in tables on your website or blog -- their strengths and their limitations. Here, we'll take a closer look at how to use Zoho Sheet, Google Spreadsheets, or DabbleDB to create a searchable, interactive table that you can easily embed in your web page, and update as easily as you update the original spreadsheet.
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  • Read the Words: Free Text-to-Speech Tool

    23 May 2008 7 comments
    Sometimes it just isn’t possible for your website's visitors to read what you have to say. Perhaps a visitor has limited vision, or other physical challenges that make onscreen reading difficult. Perhaps reading itself may be a challenge for him. But accessibility can be about more than physical, mental, educational, and similar limitations. Some members of your target audience may simply be too busy to take the time to read your website or blog. If you can give those people the ability to multi-task — to listen to your blog posts on an mp3 player as they go about their other business, for example — you'll give your message one more chance to get out there and be heard.
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  • Help a Reporter — Get Free Media Exposure

    20 May 2008 4 comments
    When your spokesperson is interviewed on the TV evening news, that's air time worth far more than most nonprofits could hope to afford as an advertising purchase. And when your organization is quoted in the press, that lends an air of credibility that you just can't buy at any price. Advertising is telling your own story. Publicity is when someone else tells your story for you. And there's no question which type of communication packs the biggest public relations punch.
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  • Easy Embedded Tables for Your Website or Blog: Part One

    15 May 2008 1 comments
    Some kinds of information are best presented in table form: school alumni lists, genealogy data, annotated lists of resources, survey results and statistical data, and so on. When you have several data fields for each item, a simple list won't cut it. Here are 5 methods you might choose to show a table on your web page.
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  • 5pm offers Easy Online Project Management - with 50% discount for nonprofits

    12 May 2008 16 comments
    Project management software is a tough and competitive field. With so many excellent choices out there, it's hard to know what tools will work best for your organization's needs. Do you want web-based or desktop application? Which features will you...
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  • How Well Does Your Website Work for its Users?

    08 May 2008 5 comments
    How easy do you think it should be to make a charitable donation? Getting a charity to accept your money might not be quite as easy as you'd think — if the charity's website is designed to meet its own needs, that is, rather than the needs of the people...
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  • Web 2.0 Nonprofit Success Stories - Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants

    05 May 2008 1 comments
    The "Web 2.0 Nonprofit Success Stories" submitted to the NPC Carnival this week led to a selection of nonprofit organizations that are widely varied in terms of size, budget, and reach. Each group is using the Internet and Web 2.0 tools in a different...
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  • Bring Your Nonprofit Success Stories to the Blog Carnival

    30 April 2008 0 comments
    Wild Apricot is pleased to be hosting the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants on Monday, 5 May 2008, and the theme will be "Web 2.0 Nonprofit Success Stories" Tell us how you're using the Internet -- and specifically Web 2.0 tools and technologies --...
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