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  • Campaign Maps: How 3 Nonprofit Organizations use Online Maps to Send a Message

    Lori Halley 01 April 2008 7 comments
    Maps have come a long way from the traditional classroom wall map that many of us grew up with. Online, maps have taken on added dimension with multimedia mashups and a new level of interaction: the information they can deliver goes far beyond topographical features and geo-political boundaries. Here are three maps from three different nonprofit websites: all deal in some way with food sources, but each sends its message in a very different way.
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  • Get Started with RSS Feeds and Feed Readers

    Lori Halley 28 March 2008 12 comments
    RSS is short for Really Simple Syndication, an internet standard for publishing updates to web-based content. You may hear it called web feeds, XML feeds, RSS channels, subscriptions, syndicated content -- by any name, it's all RSS -- and one of the most useful bits of internet technology to come along. What can RSS do for you?
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  • Wild Apricot Updates and Plans

    Lori Halley 26 March 2008 13 comments
    The spring is here. (Kinda of - Toronto is still very cold with piles of snow on the streets!) We did some spring cleaning for our March 6th update: Making it easier/more straightforward to handle exceptional situations - like manual entry of transactions...
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  • Case Study: Austin Contact Center Alliance on Growing Member Community

    Lori Halley 26 March 2008 0 comments
    This months' case study looks at Austin Contact Center Alliance (ACCA) - a progressive business association out of Texas. They share their top 5 lessons in building and growing their community. We discuss how their organization evolved and how they...
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  • Recruit New Volunteers Online and Celebrate Volunteer Week 2008

    Lori Halley 25 March 2008 0 comments
    April 27 - May 3, 2008 is National Volunteer Week in both Canada and the United States. The heightened awareness of volunteerism that goes along with such a campaign offers a golden opportunity to celebrate your existing volunteers — and to recruit new volunteers to your organization. Here are a few ideas of how your nonprofit might use the internet to take full advantage of Volunteer Week — and we'd love to hear your ideas, too!
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  • New Nonprofit News Source

    Lori Halley 23 March 2008 3 comments
    Do you find that the wealth of information online is a mixed blessing? True, almost anything a nonprofit organization might need to know can be discovered on the internet... eventually. On the other hand, information overload can be simply overwhelming....
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  • Non-profit Web 2.0 Survey

    Lori Halley 19 March 2008 0 comments
    If you work with a nonprofit and use Web 2.0 technologies in your work, or to benefit your organization in some way, Dave Crusoe wants to hear about your experience. As a follow-up to questions posted to several major discussion lists, he's posted...
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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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