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  • Wild Apricot News: Wild Apricot and Action Strategies Launch "Working Knowledge:" A Free Non-Profit Focused Webinar Series for Association Professionals

    23 October 2009 0 comments
    TORONTO, On. and GATINEAU, Qc. (October 23, 2009) - Association managers seeking high-quality resources to stay on top of their game are invited to attend "Working Knowledge," a free non-profit focused webinar series . Working Knowledge is presented...
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  • 8 Best Free Video-Sharing Sites for Nonprofits

    22 October 2009 14 comments
    Thanks to low-cost cameras, and free or inexpensive software tools, there’s a place for video production within the budget of even small nonprofits and associations. And distributing your videos on the Internet has never been cheaper or easier...
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  • Saved by a Free Anti-Malware Tool

    21 October 2009 7 comments
    One click on an innocent-looking email attachment — and as quickly and easily as that, our home-office network was infected with a nasty Trojan. It could have been an expensive disaster, but a great free anti-malware tool made it easy to remove the malicious software myself, without tech support, before any harm was done.
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  • Facebook Groups Get a Page-style Makeover

    20 October 2009 9 comments
    Facebook has just begun to introduce a new design for its Groups application that looks a lot more like Pages and personal Profiles. "Giving Groups a Stronger Voice" should be good news for the many nonprofit folks frustrated by the limitations of Facebook Groups, compared to what the spiffy new Fan Pages offer.
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  • Wild Apricot News: Wild Apricot feature from Profit Magazine & CanadianBusiness.com

    19 October 2009 0 comments
    Dmitry Buterin, our very own Chief Apricot, is featured in a recent article from Profit Magazine , a part of the family of publications that post on CanadianBusiness.com . The article entitled " Can't live without you " highlights a number of great...
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  • Twitter Lists 101

    16 October 2009 18 comments
    Okay, yes, Twitter did ask its beta testers not to tweet about the new Lists feature just yet... but who really expects to keep a secret on Twitter? The news is already widespread online - so let's go ahead and take a look at Twitter Lists, how they work, and what they can do for you.
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  • Yes, Blog Action Day is Kind of a Big Deal - What Can Your Nonprofit Learn from #BAD09?

    15 October 2009 4 comments
    Blog Action Day started in 2007 as the initiative of just two people. Look how it’s grown! This year, some 9,400 blogs in 150 countries are spreading the word about climate change to almost 13 million readers. There are good lessons and ideas here for even the smallest nonprofit organization.
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  • GMail asks, "Got the Wrong Bob?"

    14 October 2009 3 comments
    Auto-complete is a convenient and time-saving email feature, but click too carelessly and auto-complete can be a quick route to email embarrassment. Who among us has not accidentally sent an email to the wrong recipient, at least once? GMail Labs to the rescue!
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  • New in Google Docs: Shared Folders

    13 October 2009 5 comments
    Two new updates for Google Docs make this very simple and free collaboration tool even more useful for a board or committee at any small non-profit — shared folders, and the ability to upload multiple files at one time.
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  • Can You Tell Your Nonprofit's Story in 5 Photos?

    12 October 2009 1 comments
    TechSoup’s Digital Storytelling Challenge offers a chance for your photos and videos to win cool prizes for your organization, ranging from a Flip video camera to Adobe software. This contest is wide open to all — submissions are welcomed from the...
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  • America's Giving Challenge for Facebook Causes

    09 October 2009 1 comments
    The Case Foundation, Facebook Causes and PARADE Publications just launched the 2009 America’s Giving Challenge, a competition designed to raise both awareness and funds for charitable causes. From now through November 6, they’ll be giving away a total...
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  • Why and How to Preview Shortened Links

    07 October 2009 4 comments
    Link-shortening services are more widely used every day, and very useful to turn a very long website address into a tiny URL that’s a better fit for social media, email, and mobile use — but shortened links can also hide a security risk. Stay safe by knowing how to preview a shortened link's destination before you click through to a bad web page.
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  • Can't Register a Facebook Page Username?

    05 October 2009 4 comments
    One of Wild Apricot's readers got in touch recently about a problem with getting a custom username for her organization’s Facebook Page. Just in case other nonprofits have run into a similar situation, Jenifer has kindly given permission to share her...
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  • 23 Free Webinars for Nonprofits - October 2009

    01 October 2009 9 comments
    Live or recorded, online seminars (webinars) or web-based teleconference calls make it easy and affordable for your staff and volunteers to get in direct contact with expert resources, without anyone needing to take time off work or to travel. Here's a list of 23 free nonprofit webinars for October 2009.
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  • How Accessible is Your Blog?

    30 September 2009 1 comments
    Making your blog or website more “accessible” can seem like a big job, but you don’t have to be an IT expert or do a website redesign to make a big difference. Accessibility is not an absolute but a continuum, says Glenda Watson Hyatt, and a few simple changes will allow more people to engage with your web content, regardless of their personal capabilities or the technology they’re using.
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