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  • 44% of Donors Check Out Your Nonprofit Online

    Lori Halley 28 August 2008 1 comments
    When your nonprofit sends out its next fundraising direct mail appeal, how many potential donors will be heading to the Internet before they decide if they want to donate? The number of people checking out your organization online may be higher than...
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  • 6 Sources for Free Map Graphics

    Lori Halley 25 August 2008 3 comments
    No budget for custom graphics — yet you need a map for your website or presentation, to help show your membership reach or the areas in which your organization does its work? No problem. The internet offers a variety of free map graphics, many of which...
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  • Wild Apricot Updates August 2008

    Dmitriy Buterin 25 August 2008 0 comments
    The most recent Wild Apricot update was released on August 11th — see more in our July blog post and on the Wild Apricot release history page . The update went without much trouble. The biggest challenge was to reconcile our HTML code changes with...
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  • Tech Support for Free and Open-Source Software

    Lori Halley 20 August 2008 0 comments
    This is the third part of our series on free and open-source software and the resources to help your organization make the most of what FOSS has to offer. When you need to know the meaning of a word, you flip open a dictionary. It’s a trusted authority....
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  • A Closer Look at Facebook Events

    Lori Halley 18 August 2008 13 comments
    Facebook is fast becoming a popular way to publicize an organization's event, invite guests, and track who plans to attend. Facebook Events may be just what your group needs -- but could you be shutting out some of the people who might support your event? The fact is, for non-members of the site, Facebook can feel like a frustrating series of closed doors...
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  • Does Open-Source Software Fall Down on Usability?

    Lori Halley 15 August 2008 4 comments
    This is the second part in our series taking a closer look at free and open-source software : the real costs, the barriers, and the trade-offs; the best FOSS alternatives to “brand name” software; and the resources to help you make the most of it....
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  • An Introduction to Free and Open Source Software

    Lori Halley 13 August 2008 5 comments
    As more cash-strapped non-profits, businesses, and individuals turn to free or open-source software to stretch their budgets, the open-source movement is booming. There may be no better time to talk frankly about the realities of using free or open-source...
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  • Statistics for Good

    Lori Halley 11 August 2008 2 comments
    A great deal of reliable statistical data has long been available to the public eye — but it’s often been a challenge for resource-strapped nonprofit organizations to track down the information you need for policy development or to support your fundraising...
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  • Techsoup Site Security Breach: Visitors Urged to Take Precautions

    Lori Halley 07 August 2008 3 comments
    Techsoup.org , one of the best non-profit resources online, has suffered an SQL Injection attack. The site was taken down promptly when suspicious activity was identified, but Techsoup account holders and anyone who has visited the site in the past...
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  • Email-to-Snail-Mail Online Postal Services

    Lori Halley 05 August 2008 13 comments
    Has this ever happened to you? The printer jams, just as you’re trying to rush out a newsletter. Or you come up short on stationery and stamps, a few letters short of your mailing list run. Or you’re on the road with only a web-enabled phone at hand,...
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  • Does Your Nonprofit Need an Email Newsletter Service?

    Lori Halley 01 August 2008 11 comments
    Why would your organization want to pay for an email marketing service, instead of simply using Outlook and your regular email server to contact your members? There are a number of compelling reasons why even a small e-newsletter subscription list might best be handled by a dedicated email marketing service, starting — first and foremost — with reliable delivery.
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