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  • Team Web Publishing Tool added to Google Apps

    Lori Halley 29 February 2008 4 comments
    JotSpots, the wiki site acquired by Google almost 16 months ago, has just relaunched as Google Sites, a quick and simple self-service tool to enable non-technical people to collaborate and publish online. As TechCrunch notes, however, "Google Sites looks absolutely nothing like Jotspot, other than the fact that both are hosted wikis."
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  • NetSquared Mashup Challenge Helps Nonprofits to Create New Tools for Change

    Lori Halley 29 February 2008 3 comments
    Do you have an idea for a mashup? Can you imagine a way to combine data from more than one source to make a web tool that can help nonprofits change the world? The NetSquared Mashup Challenge may be for you. You don't need to have the tech skills — just a great idea.
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  • How to Give Your Website a Favicon

    Lori Halley 28 February 2008 10 comments
    More than just a colorful decoration for your website, a favicon (short for favorites icon ) can help to create a unique identity for your website. Those little 16 x 16 images are a powerful and visual way to help "brand" your organization, and to...
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  • Wild Apricot Updates and Roadmap

    Lori Halley 26 February 2008 2 comments
    Another month - more exciting updates about Wild Apricot integrated website and membership management software. We appreciate ongoing comments and suggestions - and Wild Apricot keeps evolving to address your feedback. Our early February release included:...
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  • Clean-Up Strategies for a High Quality Mailing List

    Lori Halley 25 February 2008 3 comments
    Cleaning up a mailing list is never quite as easy as it should be. To purge an inactive address from your database can feel like you're letting go of something that could "come in handy" someday — even if it's not useful now, and hasn't been productive...
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  • Big Dreams for the NonProfit Sector

    Lori Halley 21 February 2008 5 comments
    Rosetta Thurman , this week’s host for the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants , asks, “What one thing should we do to improve the state of the nonprofit sector?” In trying to tackle a question this size, frankly, I feel a bit like a pop princess telling...
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  • Social Annotation: the Next Generation of Social Bookmarking

    Lori Halley 19 February 2008 5 comments
    We've talked before about the many benefits of social bookmarking (Digg, Del.icio.us, StumbleUpon, and so on) for sharing the web pages you've discovered and for helping others to share your own site or blog. But when it comes to online research and...
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  • 10 Reasons Why Every Nonprofit Must Have a Blog

    Lori Halley 15 February 2008 14 comments
    Think your nonprofit organization has no need for a blog? You may want to think again. According to Technorati, more than 10,500 blogs were tagged 'charity', 4,000 blogs 'nonprofit' and 2,300 blogs 'philanthropy' in January of 2007 and these numbers are predicted to rapidly increase in the future. Here are ten reasons your nonprofit should participate in this movement and harness the power of the blog today.
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  • Give Them Something to Talk About

    Lori Halley 13 February 2008 3 comments
    Your nonprofit organization may buy advertising space to take a message to the general public, send out newsletters and email blasts to reach your membership, and run a website and blog to do both. But all of that, in the end, is simply “talking about yourself” – a strategy with very limited powers of persuasion. How can you encourage other people to talk about your cause?
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  • Does Your NonProfit Website Need a Privacy Policy?

    Lori Halley 11 February 2008 4 comments
    If your organization collects information from the users of your website — and the odds are that it does, if little more than the IP addresses scooped up by your site statistics package — have you posted a site privacy policy? Should you do so? In...
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  • Data Collection Made Easier with Google Forms and Spreadsheets

    Lori Halley 08 February 2008 8 comments
    The more you know about your members, the better your organization can serve them. As we've mentioned, a variety of free tools for online polls are available to answer the simple questions -- but sometimes you need more detailed information from your...
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  • How to Use Mail Merge to Create Custom Membership Cards

    Lori Halley 06 February 2008 7 comments
    Spend just a half-hour in a nonprofit office, and you're likely to be all too familiar with MS Word's mail merge feature -- or at least, with the sheets of peel-and-stick mailing labels that can quickly be generated with it! And where would a nonprofit...
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  • Nonprofit Internet Strategies Seminar comes to Toronto

    Lori Halley 04 February 2008 0 comments
    The Toronto ePhilanthropy Chapter presents the 2008 Nonprofit Internet Strategies Seminar on Tuesday, 12 February 2008, in Toronto, Ontario. Whether yours is a small or large nonprofit, this in-depth seminar is designed to cover the questions you have,...
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  • Seesmic: where YouTube meets Twitter

    Lori Halley 01 February 2008 7 comments
    A new video-based social media startup has appeared on the Web 2.0 horizon, and some heavy-hitters in the web tech world are wagering their investments that Seesmic could be the Next Big Thing. Seesmic is best described as a sort of "video Twitter"...
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  • 7 Tips to Make Your Charity Badge a Success

    Lori Halley 01 February 2008 4 comments
    This post has been contributed by Lance Trebesch and Colt Lapham from TicketPrinting.com Charity badge campaigns have the potential to be incredible fundraising mechanisms if successful but are also susceptible to failure if they are not properly implemented....
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