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  • Facebook Profiles and Pages and Groups, oh my!

    Lori Halley 30 January 2009 56 comments
    If questions from our readers are any indication, there’s still a lot of confusion about the differences between Facebook’s Profiles, Fan Pages, and Groups — and which of these might best suit a nonprofit’s social-networking plan. Let’s take a closer...
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  • Wild Apricot Software News for January 2009

    Dmitriy Buterin 27 January 2009 0 comments
    About Wild Apricot Software The Wild Apricot blog provides technology advice for small non-profits. Many blog subscribers are also Wild Apricot software clients — so we publish monthly updates about our software. Wild Apricot software simplifies life...
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  • Budget-Stretching Help for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 26 January 2009 0 comments
    When a recession hits, non-profit organizations can do three things to keep on an even financial keel: 1.) Increase your income, 2.) Cut your costs, and 3.) Use your resources more effectively. Two recent articles from Fieldstone Alliance give practical advice to help nonprofits get by in tough economic times.
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  • Motivating Your Volunteers: Needs, Barriers, and Psychology 101

    Lori Halley 22 January 2009 8 comments
    Finding ways to reward and motivate volunteers is a perpetual challenge for nonprofits. We can create opportunities to volunteer that meet the needs of our supporters, or we can remove the barriers that keep them from volunteering. Ideally, we’ll do both - but removing the barriers must come first, if volunteer activities are to compete for time and attention in a busy world.
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  • Wild Apricot News: Wild Apricot Offers Five Simple Ways to Use the Internet to Answer President Obama's Call to Action

    Lori Halley 22 January 2009 0 comments
    Smart Website Software Helps You Become an Agent of Change Toronto, ON January 22, 2009 -- The inauguration of President Barack Obama has ushered in a new spirit of hope, and with it the call for a new era of responsibility in America and around the...
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  • Social Publishing: Scribd as a Tool for Nonprofit Outreach

    Lori Halley 20 January 2009 8 comments
    There are any number of ways a nonprofit can make a document available to readers online. Put the text on your website, email it, offer a PDF for download, even embed a Powerpoint presentation in a web page. Combine the convenience of online document sharing with the power of social networking, however, and "social publishing" could ramp up your outreach.
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  • Wanted: New Blood for an Aging Nonprofit Sector

    Lori Halley 15 January 2009 2 comments
    As our population ages, so does the membership of most nonprofits and associations. We know that, intellectually, yes, but the real impact can sneak up on an organization: One day, you’re humming along just fine — and the next, planning a major event,...
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  • Should You Delete Old Blog Posts or Website Content?

    Lori Halley 12 January 2009 3 comments
    The more information you've published online, the better the chances that your organization's blog or website will be found by potential readers, right? That's true, yes, as far as it goes — quantity counts when each indexed page might be the answer to some web-surfer's search query. But the quality of information that readers find on your blog or website is what will help or hinder your organization's cause in the long run. Is all of your web content up-to-date and useful?
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  • Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Nonprofit

    Lori Halley 08 January 2009 15 comments
    Who should speak for your organization in social media? How can you control what’s being said about your group and your cause? If you're not sure, it may be time to work out a social media policy for your staff and volunteers who blog and chat and comment online, where the personal and professional lines often blur.
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  • Security Issues in Social Media Shouldn't Put Nonprofits Off Networking Online

    Lori Halley 04 January 2009 9 comments
    As more and more nonprofits take advantage of social media sites to connect with supporters, security concerns are rising more to the forefront. This past weekend, Twitter was hit by a phishing epidemic — just the latest in a string of attacks against...
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