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  • Educate Donors (to Help Your Nonprofit) at Tax Time

    Lori Halley 13 April 2010 0 comments
    Looking into ways for a small nonprofit to remind donors of the tax advantages of charitable donations, I came across a real gem in Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits: Real-World Strategies That Work, a down-to-earth guide you can preview (free) with Google Books.
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  • 2010 Performance Benchmarks for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 12 April 2010 1 comments
    Benchmarking may sound like a term from the big-business board room, but it’s a useful practice for nonprofits of any size. While you can and should set your own internal performance benchmarks, it can be helpful, too, to look at benchmarks for the nonprofit sector in general, to see where your organization stands. Here are four new benchmarking reports to get you started.
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  • Behind the Scenes @ Wild Apricot: Goals, Milestones, and Webinars, oh my!

    Lori Halley 12 April 2010 0 comments
    They say a failure to plan is a plan to fail. This week we're going full force in our development cycle, but how do we know exactly what to do and when to do it? I explain my little ways for keeping on top of everything.
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  • Social Media Not Working For Your Nonprofit?

    Lori Halley 09 April 2010 14 comments
    Sometimes life doesn't work out the way you want it. Sometimes all the planning and preparation in the world amounts to absolutely nothing... The same goes for social media. A lot of times we hit a wall. Things stop working. Twitterers aren't banging down doors trying to follow you. Facebook pages go limp. Blogs dry up. It happens. The thing is, you're a nonprofit. You don't have time to figure things out. You don't have the money to fix it. So what do you do?
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  • 5 Tech Tools for More Engaging Events

    Lori Halley 07 April 2010 6 comments
    Real-world events are the ultimate in social networking, and nothing beats face-to-face communication. But it can be challenging to connect with everyone you want to meet at a large event, or to follow up afterwards. And what about your colleagues who can't attend at all? High-tech tools can help, without breaking your budget.
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  • Wild Apricot Software News April 2010

    Dmitriy Buterin 06 April 2010 0 comments
    Wild Apricot software version 3.4 was successfully launched on Sunday, March 28th. Well, almost successfully. Backing up the whole system and converting data (especially documents and pictures being moved to new storage) has taken much more time than...
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  • Wild Apricot News: Membership Website Templates Can Help Associations, Subscription Sites and Nonprofits Get Up and Running Quickly

    Lori Halley 06 April 2010 0 comments
    Creating a good-looking membership website can be a daunting prospect. Hiring a graphic designer to get that professional look-and-feel can be cost-prohibitive, and you may not have the time or experience needed to experiment with different graphic...
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  • How Strong is Your Nonprofit’s Message?

    Lori Halley 05 April 2010 1 comments
    Your nonprofit puts a great deal of effort into crafting messages meant to attract new supporters, motivate donors and volunteers, and spur your advocates to action. But if you're like 84% of nonprofits, those messages may be failing to connect strongly with your key audience.
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  • 30+ Free Webinars for Nonprofits - April 2010

    Lori Halley 01 April 2010 5 comments
    This month’s round-up of free webinars has loads of professional development that’s meant specifically for nonprofit folks - fundraisers, board members, administrators, active volunteers and volunteer coordinators - but we’ve also included a few webinars on social media and technology topics that, while aimed more at business, can help your nonprofit to more effectively get your message out, raise funds, and recruit support online.
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  • Behind the Scenes @ Wild Apricot: Out like a lion!

    Lori Halley 01 April 2010 0 comments
    We've launched version 3.4! See how I plan to celebrate, and what I plan to do right after that!
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  • Wild Apricot News: Wild Apricot 3.4 released! Prorating for membership dues, improved file management and more.

    Lori Halley 30 March 2010 0 comments
    We're very pleased to announce that yesterday (March 29 2010) marked the release of Wild Apricot version 3.4. The new version includes what we hope are some very useful improvements to our membership website builder software . Prorating membership...
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  • Best of Association Jam: Association Links for March 2010

    Lori Halley 30 March 2010 0 comments
    Blog posts and articles on Leadership and Social Media topped the active topics at AssociationJam.org this month, with Events and Fundraising close behind, followed by Membership, Technology, Volunteers and Other. Here's a round-up of the most popular links at "AJam" in March 2010.
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  • Technology Toolkit for Start-up Nonprofits: Part Two

    Lori Halley 26 March 2010 5 comments
    So your nonprofit has decided to take advantage of social networking opportunities, but you’re not sure where to start? In A Technology Toolkit for Start-up Nonprofits: Part One , guest writer Minal Bopaiah reviewed ten core web-based tools to put...
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  • Behind the Scenes @ Wild Apricot: Sometimes a great notion - Wild Apricot 3.4 is on its way

    Lori Halley 26 March 2010 0 comments
    See how one person's suggestion is helping us meet a need for a lot of our users, and how Wild Apricot has helped his organization grow. Also, so that you don't have to shake the boxes too hard, we're telling you what presents are going to be...well...present in your Wild Apricot on Monday.
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  • Wild Apricot News: Membership Website Builder Software (new YouTube video)

    Lori Halley 25 March 2010 0 comments
    Wild Apricot makes it easy to build a website that automatically connects with your membership database . It starts with the online application form , which allows new members to enter their personal information and dues payment with just a few clicks....
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