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  • Adding online forms, directory and other capabilities to websites using widgets

    Lori Halley 22 August 2007 1 comments
    Interactive web pages help associations, clubs and many other non-profit organizations provide better services at lower cost for their members and supporters - growing the community and bringing people back repeatedly. We are excited about new capabilities...
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  • Using Facebook and MySpace for Advocacy and Fundraising: An interview with Carie Lewis, HSUS

    Lori Halley 16 August 2007 18 comments
    Carie Lewis, Internet Marketing Manager Humane Society of the United States We caught up with Carie Lewis for an interview about using social networking sites and Facebook to reach a whole new group of audiences and spread your message. As part of...
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  • Free and great email service via Google - on your own domain

    Lori Halley 14 August 2007 3 comments
    There are many free or very cheap email hosting services you can use today. One of the best - and free! - email services is offered by Google. Many people have been using Google's Gmail for a while - with addresses like <name>@gmail.com - but...
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  • Is big-bang website re-design really a bad strategy?

    Lori Halley 08 August 2007 4 comments
    In the latest issue of Gerry McGovern's New Thinking newsletter, McGovern argues that Web redesign is bad strategy . He adds: A website redesign approach is usually embraced by organizations who are reacting to the fact that their websites have fallen...
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  • DabbleDB - a collaborative tool to manage your non-profit's database online

    Lori Halley 07 August 2007 2 comments
    Recently, I wrote about Google Spreadsheets for online collaboration and recently I stumbled upon DabbleDB and after looking at it, I'm impressed! And what's not to like! It's an online tool for creating collaborative database applications in seconds,...
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  • 8 Facts About Myself Meme

    Lori Halley 01 August 2007 3 comments
    My dear friend Michele Martin of The Bamboo Project Blog tagged me today to join in the 8 Random Facts About Me meme. So now it's my turn. To follow the order of things - First the rules : 1 ) Post these rules before you give your facts 2) List 8 random...
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  • Top 5 Blog Posts for June and July 2007

    Lori Halley 01 August 2007 0 comments
    The following is a list of some of the currently most popular posts on this blog for June and July 2007 based on the number of views. These posts have gotten the most traffic, comments and feedback. This is the first top 5 category post and I'll try...
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  • Google Optimizer: free tool to increase sign-ups, donations or anything else on your site

    Lori Halley 31 July 2007 5 comments
    Google has recently released a new product: a testing tool called Website Optimizer to help sites maximize conversion rates. It's a powerful tool and completely FREE (these tools used to cost big $$$). At its simplest, Website Optimizer helps you test...
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  • Version 2.21 released! Now with blog module enhancements and new payment reports

    Lori Halley 27 July 2007 0 comments
    Version 2.21 of Wild Apricot has been released with more new features and enhancements. Here's a quick overview of key new features and changes (you can read more on our Wild Apricot release history page ): Blog module enhancements We've enhanced the...
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  • Top Five Reasons why Agile Methodology is important for non-profits

    Lori Halley 25 July 2007 2 comments
    For the first time, I am participating in the Nonprofit Blog Exchange developed by Emily Weinberg . In this round, I have the pleasure of being paired with Michael Stein's blog . I'm a regular reader and subscriber to his blog and always find it valuable....
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  • Updated Reader Poll: What is your most painful admin task?

    Lori Halley 24 July 2007 4 comments
    Hi all, UPDATE (24/7/2007 9:00 AM) Due to a small technical glitch, the reader poll I posted last week wasn't working properly. But it looks like everything is fine now, so here it is again. I've been writing in this blog for a year now. Looking at...
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  • Using online tools to build alumni relations- La Habra High School Alumni Association Mini-Case Study

    Lori Halley 20 July 2007 2 comments
    In this Mini-Case Study, we interview Priscilla Christian and highlight La Habra High School Alumni Association as a very special project. Priscilla Christian, Vice Chairwoman and Webmaster La Habra High School Alumni Association Priscilla serves as...
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  • Instant Messaging - How to use MeeboMe to engage your members

    Lori Halley 18 July 2007 9 comments
    Instant messaging tools are becoming extremely common (one the biggest gripes from early buyers of just launched Apple iPhone was that it does not have a built-in chat). Most of us are now very familiar and comfortable with regular IM tools like MSN...
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  • Reader Poll - Most painful admin tasks

    Dmitriy Buterin 16 July 2007 1 comments
    I've been writing in this blog for a year now. Looking at the year ahead I have decided to ask you, our readers - what topics are you interested in the most? Perhaps you like the variety of topics about nptech or you prefer to read about online tools...
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  • Another day, another software release :-)

    Lori Halley 13 July 2007 0 comments
    As you might know, we practice (and preach) Agile software development - which means that Wild Apricot software gets updated every few weeks based on feedback we collect and prioritize from all of our clients. ( Read more about our development philosophy...
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