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  • Ontario Nonprofit Network: Constellations for the Public Good

    Lori Halley 27 February 2009 0 comments
    Networks of networks (or associations of associations) are far from rare, but the Ontario Nonprofit Network is especially interesting in how it helps to build cross-sector alliances. It's all based on the constellation governance model, "a way of organizing a group of interested parties to meet a need without having to create a new organization."
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  • Wild Apricot Software News - February 2009

    Dmitriy Buterin 25 February 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 all-in-one software is...
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  • Google Labs Introduces Gmail Offline

    Lori Halley 24 February 2009 7 comments
    Many organizations use Gmail to manage their email, because its generous storage space, ability to use your own domain , and system of tags and filters make it easy to organize email communications. One drawback of Gmail, however — as with any web-based...
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  • Web 2.0 Showing Signs of Recession

    Lori Halley 19 February 2009 5 comments
    We've quickly become used to finding free or low-cost web tools and services for collaborating and communicating online, sharing media across platforms, or bringing new interactivity to our websites. Now, as business models change in response to the economic recession, nonprofits' online toolboxes are changing, too.
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  • Case Study: Community Membership Websites Help to Keep Neighborhoods Safe

    Lori Halley 16 February 2009 1 comments
    When a series of home and auto burglaries hit the community of Seven Oaks, Florida, last summer, Andy Denbo of EdgeLineTech.com responded by launching a new website, SevenOaksWatch. The site’s main focus was to gather information, keep residents informed...
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  • Remote Hosted Blog vs. Blog on Your Non-Profit Website

    Lori Halley 12 February 2009 7 comments
    The benefits of nonprofit blogging are clear. Fresh blog content can bring visitors back regularly to see what's new with your organization, actively engage your supporters in your cause, and give you a boost with search engines. But which is better - to integrate a blog as a part of your nonprofit’s main website, or to host it remotely on a third-party blogging platform?
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  • Top 6 Popular Site Search Widgets

    Lori Halley 10 February 2009 10 comments
    As your website grows in size over time, you may want to think about adding a site-specific search box or widget, to help your readers to find the information they’re seeking among your web pages. According to stats released by Lijit last November,...
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  • Wild Apricot News: Wild Apricot Non-profit Website Software Experiences Record Growth

    Lori Halley 09 February 2009 0 comments
    An unconventional approach to business leads to success in tough economy Toronto, ON February 9, 2009 -- Tech start-up Wild Apricot ( http://www.wildapricot.com/ ) is an example of how companies can survive and thrive in this economy. Wild Apricot...
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  • The Complete Nonprofit Payment Processing Guide

    Lori Halley 06 February 2009 21 comments
    Online payment processing may sound "high-tech" and complicated, but even the smallest nonprofit can easily get set up to receive payments through its website. Here's how to get started.
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  • How to Shorten URLs and Track Clicks

    Lori Halley 03 February 2009 14 comments
    If you’ve ever received an email with a long link that breaks across several lines, so you’ve had to copy-and-paste the URL into your web browser, the benefits of a URL-shortening service will be immediately clear. Short URLs are a better fit wherever your messages are restricted in length, and they’re simply easier to remember. There are many free URL-shortening services to choose from, with a variety of useful features — such as previews, bookmarklets, and, in some cases, the ability to track the clicks on your shortened links.
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