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  • Quick Tips to Prevent Broken Links

    Lori Halley 28 November 2008 1 comments
    Checking for and fixing broken links on your organization's website can be tedious and time-consuming, but it's a vital task for anyone who manages a website. You can save time and effort by preventing a lot of those broken links, however. The key is to be a bit strategic when you're choosing which page you'll link to, and double-checking that your link is correctly formed before you ever hit the "Publish" button.
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  • Wild Apricot updates November-December 2008

    Dmitriy Buterin 27 November 2008 4 comments
    Our blog provides technology-related ideas and advice for small non-profits — professional and business associations, clubs, charitable organizations, churches, activist groups and communities. Many subscribers are also Wild Apricot software clients,...
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  • Online Video FAQ for New Nonprofit Managers

    Lori Halley 23 November 2008 1 comments
    First-time nonprofit managers can often use a bit of guidance from more experienced colleagues, as well as the answers to specific questions. The problem is, there just aren't enough mentors to go around, and perhaps this is especially so in the nonprofit sector where resources are stretched to the limit. What's the solution? Well, Third Sector New England believes it's found a partial solution at any rate.
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  • Should You Buy Your Software or Rent It?

    Lori Halley 20 November 2008 4 comments
    Choosing software for your organization is a lot like choosing where to set up your office. Basically, there are two choices: you can buy your own office building, or you can rent space in someone else's building. And it's the same with your organization's software. But which is the better choice for you - self-installed software or a hosted package?
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  • Top 4 Picks for Free Office Suite Software

    Lori Halley 18 November 2008 7 comments
    If you’re running any kind of organization, a suite of office software is essential — at the very least, you need a fairly good word-processing program, a spreadsheet application, and some sort of presentation software. Feature-rich Microsoft Office has made that particular market its own for at least the past decade, but now a few strong alternative software suites are fast gaining ground...
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  • Web 2.0 Websites on a Small Budget

    Lori Halley 14 November 2008 4 comments
    Internet users are getting used to — and expecting, even demanding — greater levels of interactivity in the websites they visit. They're looking for websites that are much more than a simple digital publication. Websites that engage them in some active...
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  • Wild Apricot News: Top Five Ways Technology Can Help Non-Profits Survive - and Thrive - in an Economic Crisis

    Lori Halley 13 November 2008 0 comments
    Web-based Software Provider Wild Apricot Shows Organizations How to do More with Less Toronto, ON November 13, 2008 -- The economic slowdown is hitting everyone hard. No one feels the brunt of a recession like charities and non profits. Wild Apricot,...
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  • Case Study: New Website for Revitalized Small Business Association

    Lori Halley 12 November 2008 0 comments
    As a slew of marketing studies remind us, most people make the Internet their first stop when they're looking for information. Getting online is no longer a "frill" for nonprofits, but a necessity — especially in a tough economy — and especially for a small organization on a tight budget. Here, interim director Welthy Soni-Myers gives us a glimpse behind the scenes of Virginia Microenterprise Network, where she's working on a new website.
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  • Free Webinar: Find Out Who's Talking About Your Organization and Issues Online

    Lori Halley 07 November 2008 1 comments
    Getting your message out is only one-half of the Internet communications strategy for a savvy nonprofit organization. You also need to be tuned in to the "buzz" -- to know who's talking about your organization and your cause online, and what they're saying.
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  • Volunteer Design and Technology Help for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 05 November 2008 4 comments
    While many useful sites aim to bring together volunteers with nonprofits in need of help, a recent trend seems to be toward job-specific matches. Technology and design help, in particular, are becoming easier than ever for nonprofit organizations to...
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  • Webinars: Training on a Shoestring

    Lori Halley 03 November 2008 2 comments
    Online seminars can offer an affordable option for professional training, ideally suited to nonprofits who don’t have the travel budget to send staff and volunteers to major conferences and workshops.
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