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  • Social Networks vs. Real Life Networks

    Lori Halley 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

    Lori Halley 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

    Lori Halley 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!

    Lori Halley 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

    Lori Halley 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

    Lori Halley 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

    Lori Halley 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

    Lori Halley 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

    Lori Halley 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

    Lori Halley 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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  • Voice Over PowerPoint: Free GoldMail for Non-profits

    Lori Halley 04 August 2010 7 comments
    Looking for an easy way to add your voice over a PowerPoint presentation, then share it by email or online? Here's a cool tool to try – and a special offer for non-profit organizations.
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  • 6 Social Media Lessons for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 02 August 2010 1 comments
    Wild Apricot Blog welcomes a special guest today: Carol Buckheit of NonprofitMediaWorks. Carol’s been studying Idealware’s Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide – the latest in a line of Idealware’s terrific research-based publications – and she’s kindly agreed to share her top “take-aways” from this new publication.
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  • Behind the Scenes @ Wild Apricot: What lazy hazy days of summer?

    Lori Halley 30 July 2010 0 comments
    They call it the dog days of summer, which I can only assume refers to the fact that we're working like a dog! Also, we put some hot dogs on the bar-b-q for our awesome beta testing team!
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  • 4 Questions to Ask Before Using Free Software for your Association

    Lori Halley 30 July 2010 0 comments
    For small associations or for any organization with a tight budget, the idea of getting free software can be very appealing. But 'free' should always be taken with a grain of salt. Using something that you don't have to pay for upfront can cost you...
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  • 42+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for August 2010

    Lori Halley 30 July 2010 1 comments
    Ready for a bit of professional development, before Labor Day brings the start of another busy fall season? August is a great time for online learning – in fact, this month we’ve rounded up more free online seminars than ever before! There’s something for everyone from board members and administrators, to fundraisers and volunteer coordinators, to active members of all interests and levels...
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