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  • Wild Apricot News: Wild Apricot Receives Top Marks for Ease of Setup and Ease of Use

    Lori Halley 19 March 2008 0 comments
    Web-based membership management software program for clubs, associations and non-profits wins accolades from independent product reviewers Toronto, ON March 19, 2008 -- Wild Apricot, a fully integrated, turn-key website with integrated member database...
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  • Google Portal for Non-Profits Launched

    Lori Halley 18 March 2008 4 comments
    Billed as a "a one-stop shop for tools to help advance your organization's mission in a smart, cost-efficient way," the newly launched Google for Non-Profits portal offers quick links to the most commonly used tools in the Google suite of services. It also highlights some cost-saving benefits that are available only to nonprofits.
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  • LOLseals taps Pop Culture Trends and Web 2.0 Tools

    Lori Halley 17 March 2008 2 comments
    For an example of how simple web tools and social networking sites can be used to raise awareness of a nonprofit's cause, LOLseals is worth a close look. It's a new photo caption contest from the Humane Society of the United States, blending pop culture trends and web 2.0 tools in a low-cost campaign that practically begs to go viral.
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  • Manage Your Nonprofit's Human Resources Online With Zoho People

    Lori Halley 15 March 2008 2 comments
    Zoho, best known for its suite of free productivity and collaboration online tools, a direct competitor to Google Apps, has just launched Zoho People , a free online Human Resources Management Application. It's designed for small and medium-sized businesses,...
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  • An Introduction to Twitter Hashtags

    Lori Halley 11 March 2008 70 comments
    Hashtags help to organize the published updates ("tweets") on Twitter into user-defined groupings around one general topic, making the conversation easy to track and easy to share with others - even with people who are not Twitter users. Here's how the hashtags work:
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  • Web 2.0 Expo Seeks 10 Innovative Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 10 March 2008 0 comments
    CMP Technology and O'Reilly Media are looking for ten innovative charitable and activist organizations to invite to the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco in April 2008.
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  • Social Tech Training offers 3-day Web 2.0 Bootcamp

    Lori Halley 07 March 2008 0 comments
    Mark your calendars for Social Tech Training (STT), a partnership of Web of Change and the MaRS non-profit innovation centre, coming 22-24 June 2008 to Toronto. In this comprehensive 3-day "web 2.0 bootcamp," participants from across North America...
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  • Flickr Gives 10,000 Pro Accounts to Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 05 March 2008 3 comments
    If cost has been one of the barriers to using Flickr in your nonprofit's outreach efforts, this may tip the balance. The photo-sharing service announced today that it has teamed up with TechSoup, in a new program called Flickr for Good, to give away 10,000 one-year Flickr Pro accounts to nonprofits and public libraries.
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  • Microsoft Office Live Workspace takes on Google Apps

    Lori Halley 05 March 2008 1 comments
    Microsoft's Office Live Workspace – just launched – is a free web-based service that lets people organize documents and projects online, access their documents via the web, and share them with others who may view and comment on shared documents. It's been described as an online extension of MS Office desktop software, Microsoft's answer to Google Apps for document sharing and online collaboration. But which service would best meet the working needs of your organization?
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  • Opening Doors for Younger Volunteers

    Lori Halley 04 March 2008 2 comments
    An aging population means that most nonprofit groups are working with an ever-shrinking pool of donors and volunteers. Are we making the most of those people who are available to volunteer, and willing to donate their time, energy, and resources to...
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  • Team Web Publishing Tool added to Google Apps

    Lori Halley 29 February 2008 4 comments
    JotSpots, the wiki site acquired by Google almost 16 months ago, has just relaunched as Google Sites, a quick and simple self-service tool to enable non-technical people to collaborate and publish online. As TechCrunch notes, however, "Google Sites looks absolutely nothing like Jotspot, other than the fact that both are hosted wikis."
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  • NetSquared Mashup Challenge Helps Nonprofits to Create New Tools for Change

    Lori Halley 29 February 2008 3 comments
    Do you have an idea for a mashup? Can you imagine a way to combine data from more than one source to make a web tool that can help nonprofits change the world? The NetSquared Mashup Challenge may be for you. You don't need to have the tech skills — just a great idea.
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  • How to Give Your Website a Favicon

    Lori Halley 28 February 2008 10 comments
    More than just a colorful decoration for your website, a favicon (short for favorites icon ) can help to create a unique identity for your website. Those little 16 x 16 images are a powerful and visual way to help "brand" your organization, and to...
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  • Wild Apricot Updates and Roadmap

    Lori Halley 26 February 2008 2 comments
    Another month - more exciting updates about Wild Apricot integrated website and membership management software. We appreciate ongoing comments and suggestions - and Wild Apricot keeps evolving to address your feedback. Our early February release included:...
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  • Clean-Up Strategies for a High Quality Mailing List

    Lori Halley 25 February 2008 3 comments
    Cleaning up a mailing list is never quite as easy as it should be. To purge an inactive address from your database can feel like you're letting go of something that could "come in handy" someday — even if it's not useful now, and hasn't been productive...
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