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  • Wild Apricot Software News - March 2011

    Dmitriy Buterin 31 March 2011 6 comments
    Calling all web designers! We need your help with Version 4.2! Also this month, reflections about e-mail communication, more updates on May's upcoming Version 4.2 release, and a sneak peak into Version 4.3.
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  • Google for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 29 March 2011 0 comments
    Is your organization using Google for Nonprofits? On March 16, 2011, Google launched their latest version of this program which offers several new benefits: Instead of applying to each Google product individually, you can now sign up through a one-stop...
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  • Free Non-Profit Webinars for April 2011

    Lori Halley 28 March 2011 2 comments
    Here is our monthly round-up of free webinars for non-profits for the month of April. This month, we've found 20 free webinars on topics such as: fundraising, grant writing, social media strategies, volunteer management, video tips for non-profits and much more. So be sure to look through the list to see what might be of interest to you or others in your organization.
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  • Best of Association Jam - Top Links for March 2011

    Lori Halley 25 March 2011 0 comments
    Here’s a look at the most popular links on Association Jam in March 2011 - where blogs or articles on events, leadership, volunteers and social media received the highest number of votes from the visitors to AJam this month.
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  • Membership Database Selection Part 2 - Understanding Your Choices

    Lori Halley 23 March 2011 4 comments
    Part 2 of our 3-part blog series on membership database selection outlines the software/system options available and their pros and cons in meeting small non-profit/membership needs.
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  • Is Your Organization LinkedIn Yet?

    Lori Halley 21 March 2011 4 comments
    While LinkedIn has mainly been used by individuals for networking or career development, it might be time for non-profits to consider a presence on LinkedIn. With more than 90 million members in over 200 countries and updated social sharing and company page features, LinkedIn might want to include it as part your organization's social media mix.
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  • Q and A: Volunteer Scheduling, Time Tracking and Accountability

    18 March 2011 10 comments
    Today we’re tackling some questions on tools and tactics for volunteer management that were asked in the most recent Wild Apricot blog reader survey. The reader questions fall into three areas: scheduling volunteers, tracking volunteer hours, and how...
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  • Membership Database Selection Part 1 - Defining Your Needs

    Lori Halley 16 March 2011 0 comments
    This is the first post in our 3-part blog series on membership database selection. This blog series is designed to help small organizations: identify your membership database requirements (Part 1); understand the options available (Part 2); and choose the solution that meets your specific needs (Part 3).
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  • New Initiative to Engage Canadian Volunteers

    Lori Halley 14 March 2011 1 comments
    Two new volunteer websites - GetInvolved.ca & GetVolunteering.ca - are part of an initiative launched by Volunteer Canada and Manulife Financial. These websites offer information, resources and a Matching Tool to help Canadian volunteers and volunteer-seeking organizations.
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  • Membership Database Selection Blog Series

    Lori Halley 11 March 2011 0 comments
    One of the issues facing small membership organizations identified in our Blog Reader Survey was finding ways to better manage membership databases. So in response, we’re creating a blog series to help organizations identify your membership database requirements; understand the various options available; and help you determine the best solution for your specific needs.
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  • Free Webinar: Managing Your Membership Database in Wild Apricot

    Lori Halley 10 March 2011 0 comments
    Want to learn about Wild Apricot membership management? Attend our free webinar on Thurs. Mar. 17 at 3 pm EST. We'll dig deep into the membership database portion of Wild Apricot software, including online database structure and composition; membership directory; integrating widgets into Wild Apricot; and much more.
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  • Non-profits Are You Listening?

    Lori Halley 09 March 2011 0 comments
    Many small non-profits and membership organizations are wondering how to get started with social media. As we noted in an earlier post, Is Social Media a Waste of Time for Your Association, if you are new to social media, you should start by listening.
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  • Membership Marketing Resources

    Lori Halley 07 March 2011 1 comments
    Here are three free resources that offer food for thought for membership and non-profit organizations in your marketing efforts. For membership organizations that want to better understand relationship building - or breakup; the power of content; or if you simply want to hear what other nonprofit communicators have to say on these topics, we've identified a report that outlines what drives engagement through email, Facebook and Twitter; a white paper on why marketing is content; and a Guide to Nonprofit Marketing Wisdom.
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  • Member Communications and Information Overload - Finding Balance

    Lori Halley 03 March 2011 0 comments
    One of our readers asked some great questions in a comment to a recent post about getting started with social media: What will people find interesting and useful? Will they find excessive messaging annoying? How does an organization find a balance? Since many membership and non-profit organizations may be asking themselves these very questions in terms of their member communications, we offered some ideas on how you can begin to answer these questions.
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  • Heart and Soul Grant Competition

    Lori Halley 01 March 2011 4 comments
    Do you want to celebrate the heart and soul of your non-profit? If you can write an original 4-8 line poem that reflects your non-profit's mission, your organization may be eligible for a Heart & Soul Grant of $10,000 or $5,000 USD! The competition starts today - March 1 and ends March 28, 2011.
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