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  • Time Management for Small Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 18 October 2010 1 comments
    In very small nonprofits, one person often must carry the full workload – but how can the one-person shop "do it all"? How do you handle prioritizing and time management? If you missed last Friday's #smNPchat Twitter chat on the topic, catch up now with a transcript and a free handout on Time Management for Small Nonprofits. Sparked by Seth Godin’s recent comment that “doing a mediocre job on nine things is going to guarantee that you’re mediocre,” last Friday’s #smNPchat Twitter chat tackled the topic of time management, prioritizing tasks, and tools and tips to help you stay on top of the job.
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  • Dealing with Obstacles and Challenges

    Lori Halley 15 October 2010 0 comments
    What’s keeping your organization from doing the very best work possible? Barriers, roadblocks, obstacles – if your nonprofit is like most, you probably have quite a list of “challenges” to overcome! Banish all those “stopping words” from your conversation,...
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  • Wild Apricot Software News October 2010

    Lori Halley 14 October 2010 2 comments
    by Chief Apricot Fall is an interesting time. I love beautiful colors on the trees, crisp and sunny days - but hate those days when it's all bleak, foggy and rainy! All in all, I think it's great to have changing seasons like we have here in Toronto...
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  • Fundraising and Marketing Twitter Chat for Small Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 13 October 2010 0 comments
    If your nonprofit is a small "one-person shop" - you're doing it all, alone - then social media can be your best friend. That's why Pamela Grow has organized #smNPchat, a weekly Twitter chat designed to help small nonprofits with fundraising and marketing questions.
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  • Licorize To-Do Manager for Bookmarks - Free Premium License to Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 12 October 2010 0 comments
    Licorize.com is a new web-based bookmarking service that collects all your bookmarks into a project-based to-do list so you can actually "get links done" – alone or in collaboration – and nonprofits may request a free Premium account.
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  • Three Questions That Mobilize Members to Volunteer

    Lori Halley 09 October 2010 4 comments
    This is a guest post by Trish Hudson, MPsSc. Trish is the president of the Melos Institute, an international think tank dedicated to finding new ways for associations to deliver more meaningful experiences for their members. Visit them at www.melosinstitute.org...
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  • Do You Partner with Other Nonprofits?

    Lori Halley 08 October 2010 7 comments
    By partnering with other nonprofits that share your cause, instead of competing with them, you can pool those limited resources for greater impact and give your supporters a clear call to action.
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  • Want to work at Wild Apricot? Marketing Writer/Blogger job posting

    Lori Halley 06 October 2010 4 comments
    Wild Apricot is looking for a new member to join our marketing team! Are you a writer and blogger with social media experience, and a background working with associations or non-profits? Are you looking for a great challenge at a great company doing...
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  • Free Guide: Cause Marketing through Social Media

    Lori Halley 05 October 2010 0 comments
    Add one more to today’s list of resources for fundraisers! Just released by Network for Good and Zoetica, here's a new free eGuide on Cause Marketing Through Social Media: 5 Steps to Successful Online Campaigns.
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  • 9 Research Reports for Non-Profit Fundraisers

    Lori Halley 05 October 2010 1 comments
    Veteran fundraisers know that the better your non-profit organization can understand your donors (and potential donors), their motivations, and their patterns of giving, the more effective your fundraising efforts will be. But it’s rare that a small...
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  • 24+ Free Webinars for Nonprofits: October 2010

    Lori Halley 30 September 2010 1 comments
    October 2010 is notable for the variety of topics in the free nonprofit webinars on schedule – both recurring events and special one-time opportunities for professional development. If you don’t find exactly the kind of training you’re looking for...
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  • Association Jam: Top Links for September 2010

    Lori Halley 28 September 2010 1 comments
    Blog posts and articles on Leadership , Social Media and Technology stories came out on top at AssociationJam.org this month, in terms of the numbers of submissions, views and reader votes, with Membership and Fundraising not far behind. By category,...
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  • Version 4.0 Q & A with Chief Apricot

    Lori Halley 23 September 2010 4 comments
    When Wild Apricot Membership Management Software lunched four years ago, Chief Apricot Dmitry Buterin made it our mission to help simplify running small member-based organizations. Now, over 3,000 Wild Apricot customers are spending more time with...
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  • Non-Profits Called to Explain Costs of Fundraising

    Lori Halley 23 September 2010 3 comments
    Can you imagine asking for $100, and telling your donor up front that $80 will go to the telemarketing company that interrupted his dinner, and only $20 to your non-profit? You know that it takes money to raise money for a cause. And your donors, for...
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  • How to Get Your Board Members to Blog

    Lori Halley 21 September 2010 8 comments
    Many hands make light work, and many voices can make for more interesting reading. Yet, getting your board members to contribute to the organization’s blog can be like pulling the proverbial hens' teeth! Let’s take a look at what lies behind that reluctance...
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