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  • Better Non-Profit Websites to Increase Online Donations: Usability Report

    Lori Halley 30 March 2009 2 comments
    In 2008, non-profits and charities collected about 10% of their donations online, according to a survey by Target Analytics, but usability expert Jakob Nielsen says the amount of money collected online could be much higher — with improved website design...
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  • Free Online Course Materials from MIT

    Lori Halley 29 March 2009 6 comments
    Did you know that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers free online access to course materials? MIT's OpenCourseWare site is a remarkable resource for self-education — or for developing your own training programs for staff and volunteers, especially in the areas of management and communications.
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  • Wild Apricot Software News - March 2009

    Dmitriy Buterin 25 March 2009 6 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 is used by thousands...
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  • Nonprofit Budgets Benefit from Greener Events

    Lori Halley 24 March 2009 4 comments
    Isn’t it great when “doing the right thing” can show off your organization in its best light, ease the workload for staff and volunteers, and save you some money as well? Recently I’ve had a small role in helping to organize the annual conference for...
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  • How Memes Can Help Your Nonprofit Blog

    Lori Halley 19 March 2009 4 comments
    When the venerable Fieldstone Alliance surprised its readers this week with 25 Random Things that Make the Nonprofit Sector Great , picking up on a popular fad that’s been making the rounds of Facebook, it was a strong hint to take a closer look at...
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  • What Makes a Successful Online Community?

    Lori Halley 17 March 2009 1 comments
    A successful online community can pay off in increased word of mouth (35%), more brand awareness (28%), bringing new ideas into the organization faster (24%) and greater customer loyalty (24%), according to the 2008 Tribalization of Business study...
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  • Wild Apricot News: Wild Apricot's 21st Century Spring Cleaning Strategy for Condo and Homeowners Associations: Go Paperless

    Lori Halley 12 March 2009 0 comments
    Condo and Homeowners’ Associations can increase efficiency, improve communications and boost member satisfaction with Wild Apricot Website and Membership Management Software. March 12, 2009 -- It's time for spring cleaning. Wild Apricot offers homeowner...
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  • Roll Your Own RSS Feed Digest Widget

    Lori Halley 12 March 2009 12 comments
    There are many ways to publish any RSS feed on your own website — Feedburner’s BuzzBoost feature, and Widgetbox, for example, among a host of other methods including a Google Docs trick — but lately I’ve been using a free service called Feed Informer, for several reasons.
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  • Facebook's New Public Profile Pages: Good News for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 09 March 2009 17 comments
    Facebook's announcement of Public Profile Pages means nonprofits will be able to "share all types of content with an unlimited number of users" and Facebook users will be able to comment on their posted content. It's a giant step forward for nonprofit outreach on Facebook.
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  • Recession May Encourage More Creative Donations to Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 06 March 2009 4 comments
    When corporate donors and sponsors are forced by a recession to rein in their spending, charitable donations can take a hard hit. Yet the motivations for giving have not changed. Business owners still want to help a good cause, as well as get a tax...
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  • Idealist.org Announces Social News Site for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 05 March 2009 0 comments
    Idealist.org and Reddit.com have just announced the launch of IdealistNews.com, a “social news” service where users submit and vote on “timely and important news of remarkable things happening in the nonprofit world.” What makes these services interesting...
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  • Low-Cost Magazine Publishing On Demand

    Lori Halley 03 March 2009 1 comments
    Flying quietly under the Hewlett-Packard umbrella, MagCloud is a new online service that helps groups and individuals to publish their own magazines in the US, Canada, and the UK. It's affordable for even the smallest non-profit, and print-on-demand technology means that no paper (or money) is wasted on printing copies that might not be sold.
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