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  • 10 Mandatory Membership Fields to Track in Your Database

    Terry Ibele 24 October 2016 0 comments
    It’s important to keep track of the right member information, because you can analyze it to develop growth, retention, or engagement strategies for your organization. From our experience, here are the 10 mandatory membership fields to track.
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  • 100 More Online Tools for Non-Profits – Part 2

    Lori Halley 21 April 2011 8 comments
    This is the second in our 2-part series listing a variety of tech tools non-profits can use, from volunteer and member management, to fundraising, to website creation, community building, collaboration, and more.
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  • 100 More Online Tools for Non-Profits – Part 1

    Lori Halley 20 April 2011 10 comments
    You’ll find a variety of tech tools in this 2-part series, from volunteer and member management, to web publishing and document sharing, to back office tasks, project management, and more.
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  • Membership Database Selection Part 3 - Making Your Choice

    Lori Halley 04 April 2011 0 comments
    This is the final post in our 3-part Membership Database Selection blog series. Part 1 explained how to identify your specific needs and Part 2 offered an overview of the possible software or system choices. In Part 3 we’re suggesting the steps you can follow to choose the right solution.
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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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  • Interactive Timeline Brings a Non-Profit’s History to Life

    Lori Halley 16 September 2010 3 comments
    Showcasing your non-profit’s history helps to establish its stability, to build trust, and to communicate the general development of the organization and its mission. But let’s face it, those “Our History” pages can be deadly dull! What if your website visitors could explore by clicking around a colorful timeline, instead?
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Free PDF Converter Keeps Your Clickable Links

    Lori Halley 15 July 2010 7 comments
    The ability to retain hyperlinks when you convert documents to PDF format has been missing from most of the free or low-cost web-based PDF tools to date. Finally, here’s a free online document converter that can keep those clickable links working in your PDFs. Thanks to Donnie Maclurcan of ProjectAustralia for the tip on this useful free tool!
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  • 32 Free Online Tools to Create Infographics

    Lori Halley 08 July 2010 4 comments
    A while back, we looked how your non-profit can use visualization tools to help tell the human story behind your data and statistics, along with some free tools and inspiring examples to make your own infographic . If you’re still seeking that one...
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  • Take a Second Look at Google Wave

    Lori Halley 23 June 2010 1 comments
    Google Wave's steep learning curve and "invitation only" policy made the collaboration tool less than useful for most nonprofits, when it first launched. But take another look: Wave is now faster and more stable, with quick-start templates and tutorials - and it's finally open for everyone to use.
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  • Quick Photo Effects and Picture Frames

    Lori Halley 21 June 2010 2 comments
    A nonprofit blog or newsletter that’s illustrated only with traditional “news release” photos can get a bit dull after a while – except maybe for the folks in the photographs! Could your illustrations use a bit of a fresh look for summer? There are...
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  • Create, Edit, Share Docs Online with Free Microsoft Office Apps

    Lori Halley 11 June 2010 4 comments
    You’re keen to collaborate online, but other members of your nonprofit team are dragging their heels? If they're simply leery of learning to use new software, the new (free) Office Web Apps from Microsoft may help you get past that collaboration roadblock.
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  • Tom’s Planner Project Manager is Free for One Year

    Lori Halley 09 June 2010 0 comments
    “Easier than MS Project & faster than Excel,” Tom’s Planner is a web-based project management tool with a drag-and-drop interface that makes it easy for even non-techies to collaborate on, create, manage, and share project schedules. Sign up while it's still in beta and your account will be free for one year.
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