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  • 20+ Free Webinars for Nonprofits: September 2010

    30 August 2010 0 comments
    September is a busy month for just about everyone – a new school year for many, harvest time for both fundraisers and farmers - and a whole new crop of free nonprofit webinars is here. Have a look – you’re sure to find an online learning opportunity...
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  • 20 Great Google Docs Templates for Non-Profits

    26 August 2010 7 comments
    Creating a presentation for your board? Wading into the end-of-project paperwork? Or maybe you’re signing up a new crop of volunteers for your non-profit... Whatever the task, odds are that there’s a time-saving template, free at Google Docs, to help...
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  • What Kind of Volunteer Are You? Take the Women's Day Quiz

    25 August 2010 0 comments
    In a recent post on their blog, Piasecznyr PR very kindly quoted our post about making life easier for volunteers, and linked in turn to a great quiz from Women's Day . It's ten simple questions that help you identify the kind of volunteer work you...
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  • What Makes a Good Non-Profit Website?

    23 August 2010 6 comments
    A lively LinkedIn discussion was kicked off when Elizabeth Watkin , program coordinator at Africa Carbon Credit Exchange,asked, “ What makes a good non-profit website? ” What do you like to see on a charity/non-profit/NGO website and what do you dislike?...
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  • Want to grow your membership? 10 great articles from AssociationJam on how to grow faster with better communication

    23 August 2010 0 comments
    Everyone wants their association to grow. Your desired growth might be increased membership, but it might also be outreach for donations, engaging volunteers, or other types of growth. The problem is, how do you communicate to current and potential...
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  • Social Networks vs. Real Life Networks

    19 August 2010 3 comments
    There is no end to the challenges of social media for nonprofits. How can we keep our personal and professional lives separate online? How can we identify the "influencers"? Which social media tools are best? Here, Paul Adams, Senior User Experience Researcher at Google, shares his team's insights into how people actually connect and behave online.
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  • In Defence of Jargon

    17 August 2010 6 comments
    The buzzwords of business-speak have evolved, in part, as a shorthand way of letting us refer to complex ideas with just a few words. Annoying as the overuse of jargon may be, the specialized language of the nonprofit sector may actually serve a useful purpose.
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  • Making Life Easier for Your Association Volunteers

    16 August 2010 0 comments
    "Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job." - Admiral Arleigh A. Burke Volunteers are the backbone of many associations. In many cases volunteers are also members, and they are there to help the organization so it...
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  • Behind the Scenes @ Wild Apricot: Wild Apricot 4? That's Fantastic!

    13 August 2010 0 comments
    Last week a subtle but profound change took place at Wild Apricot. Read all about it here. Also: COMICS!
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  • Rich Media Search Tool for Your Website

    13 August 2010 3 comments
    Are you looking for a way to help your website visitors easily find relevant related information online? The folks over at ReadWriteWeb have just added a great new search feature to their site, courtesy of Apture.com . When you highlight any word,...
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  • Wild Apricot News: Free Wild Apricot Webinar Helps Business Coaches, Women Entrepreneurs Launch Member-based Organizations

    12 August 2010 0 comments
    Toronto, Ontario - August 12, 2010 - A free webinar for women entrepreneurs wishing to generate new income streams by creating a membership organization is being offered Thursday, August 24, 2010 by Wild Apricot ( www.wildapricot.com ), the leading...
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  • Twylah for Twitter Listening

    12 August 2010 0 comments
    Yet another Twitter tool? Yes, and there’s room for one, too. While CoTweet, Hootsuite, Seesmic and Tweetdeck are all great for managing your Twitter account (or multiple accounts) and scheduled tweets, where Eric Kim’s Twylah shines is as a content discovery tool and social media monitor.
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  • Contest for Science & Technology Nonprofits

    10 August 2010 0 comments
    GreatNonprofits.org’s 2010 Science and Technology Campaign, in partnership with Guidestar, NTEN, TechSoup Global, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, Association for Women in Science, Inveneo, and Tonic, seeks top-rated nonprofits who are making a difference in the fields of science and technology. Does this sound like your nonprofit?
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  • How “Facebook Questions” Can Help Small NonProfits

    09 August 2010 6 comments
    Facebook is rolling out a new feature called Facebook Questions – similar to what’s offered by LinkedIn, Yahoo Questions, and other Q&A sites. Ask questions, answer them, and rate (or be rated) for best answers. What does this mean for nonprofits? A new way to reach potential supporters, and to spread the word about your cause!
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  • 3 (more) Search Engine Writing Tips for Associations

    06 August 2010 0 comments
    Search engine optimization (or SEO for short) is, simply, the process of making it easier for people to find you in search engines such as Google. Associations can benefit greatly from doing a little SEO work on their website, since getting more traffic...
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