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  • Will Digg Make a Category for Nonprofits?

    Lori Halley 30 September 2008 5 comments
    Arguably the most influential of social bookmarking sites, Digg.com is often both criticized and commended for having a narrow topic focus. With big changes in the works at Digg right now, what are the odds that the site might broaden its horizons,...
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  • Case Study: Calgary Meals on Wheels Takes Campaign Online

    Lori Halley 26 September 2008 1 comments
    Many of us are familiar with the Meals on Wheels concept - to deliver nutritious and affordable meals to people in need: seniors, convalescents, and people living with disabilities. In desperate need of a new facility in which to prepare all those meals, Calgary Meals on Wheels has just launched a major capital campaign - and a new website. We asked Leann Hackman-Carty to tell us about it...
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  • How to Learn More about Your Website Audience

    Lori Halley 24 September 2008 10 comments
    Are the people who are visiting your website really the audience that you're trying to target? The more you know about your website visitors, the better you can tailor your content to attract the audience you want to reach — but for nonprofits and...
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  • Wild Apricot Updates September 2008

    Dmitriy Buterin 24 September 2008 3 comments
    As you may know, the Wild Apricot blog about non-profit technology is hosted and sponsored by Wild Apricot software. The main focus of our blog is technology help and advice to millions of small non-profits. Among the subscribers to this blog are many...
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  • 270+ Web-Based Business Tools

    Lori Halley 22 September 2008 3 comments
    Hundreds of new web-based applications come on the market every year, so there's likely to be an affordable application for almost any administrative task -- with no need to download, install, maintain and update the same software on each of the computers...
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  • Social Innovation Camp: What's Your Big Problem?

    Lori Halley 18 September 2008 0 comments
    Social Innovation Camp — “an experiment in using social technology for social change” — will be bringing together some of the UK’s best software developers and designers with social innovators, for one weekend in December. Looking for new ways to use...
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  • Business and Nonprofits Find Value in Twitter

    Lori Halley 16 September 2008 12 comments
    The original intention of sites such as Twitter may have been purely social, but like many Web 2.0 tools, it has evolved in the hands of its users. This time last year, the Canadian Marketing Association saw Twitter as a new toy for the tech savvy...
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  • Case Study: Mamapreneurs on Growing Membership Site for Business Moms

    Lori Halley 12 September 2008 3 comments
    Award-winning public relations professional and former broadcast journalist, Marlynn Jayme Schotland created Mamapreneurs Inc. to provide support and networking opportunities to business owners who are also mothers. Based in Portland, Oregon, the organization reaches out online to “mamapreneurs” anywhere in the world. Here, Marlynn talks about strategies for growing an active membership web site, and shares her top 5 tips for online community building.
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  • Set Up for Google Adwords Success with NTEN Webinars

    Lori Halley 10 September 2008 1 comments
    Have you ever wanted to try online advertising to promote your organization, but weren’t sure how to get started? Starting tomorrow, NTEN.org (The Nonprofit Technology Network) will be hosting a series of webinars aimed at teaching you how to get the most out of Google Grants, a program that offers free online Google Adwords advertising to select non-profits.
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  • Online Donations: Survey Shows Potential for Growth

    Lori Halley 08 September 2008 1 comments
    The American Express Charitable Gift Survey , released late last year in partnership with the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University , sought to answer two key questions: “How do people give online?” and “How much do they give per donation?”...
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  • 3 New Ways to Target Your Audience with Facebook Pages

    Lori Halley 04 September 2008 9 comments
    We’ve talked before about how nonprofits are using Facebook to connect with their supporters online, figuring out ways to work around the “closed door” model of the popular social-networking site. For example, setting up a nonprofit Facebook Page that...
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  • Wild Apricot News: Thomas M. Cooley Law Students Go Back-to-School With Wild Apricot Membership Management Software

    Lori Halley 04 September 2008 0 comments
    America's largest law school integrates student club and association websites using one easy-to-use solution. Toronto, ON September 4, 2008 -- Wild Apricot, a leading Membership Website Platform, announced today that it has been selected to host the...
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  • What's Turning Off Your Donors?

    Lori Halley 02 September 2008 3 comments
    "As a donor to charity, what do we nonprofits do that irritates you? What’s caused you to stop giving to a charity?" Marc Pitman asked the tough questions on LinkedIn , a social-networking site with a business/professional focus where the demographic...
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