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  • Lobbying and Advocacy efforts :-)

    Lori Halley 23 May 2007 1 comments
    The success of a non-profit's lobbying/advocacy efforts depend on many factors :) Copyright, Grantland Enterprises; www.grantland.net . Used with permission. May not be reproduced in any format.
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  • Online collaboration tools for non-profit board members

    Lori Halley 17 May 2007 11 comments
    Non-profit organizations do better when their board members and staff collaborate effectively. One of the board's biggest responsibilities is strategic planning. In most non-profits creating the annual strategic plan is a very time-consuming (and painful)...
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  • Good list of online fundraising tools

    Lori Halley 16 May 2007 1 comments
    There's a great article called "Paul's Top 11 online ways to raise money for your non-profit without going to a foundation, spamming your friends, or hiring an uber geek to manage your "some assembly required" fundraising software." at the Cool n'...
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  • Wild Apricot releases 2.17 and 2.18 - added new features and functionalities

    Lori Halley 15 May 2007 0 comments
    Two new versions of Wild Apricot (2.17 and 2.18) have been released in the last 5 weeks. Here's a quick overview of key new features and changes: Member application workflow customization Administrators can now control the way the system processes...
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  • Why your nonprofit should use videoblogs

    Lori Halley 11 May 2007 2 comments
    Video blogging (or vlogging or video podcasting) is the new trend of posting and distributing personal video and stories over the internet. It has increased in popularity among nonprofits as a very effective tool to share stories, reach constituents...
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  • Cutting your non-profit's administration costs

    Lori Halley 10 May 2007 0 comments
    Copyright, Grantland Enterprises; www.grantland.net . Used with permission. May not be reproduced in any format.
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  • SmugMug: Cool photo sharing site, free pro-accounts for nonprofits and more

    Lori Halley 07 May 2007 12 comments
    A number of non-profits today are using online photo-sharing sites. (There is also some useful discussion on Techsoup's forum about photo-sharing sites). While there are many photo gallery/sharing services floating around, I've found out about a service...
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  • Wild Apricot Launches Partner Program for consultants to non-profits

    Lori Halley 04 May 2007 0 comments
    At Wild Apricot our focus has always been designing and building the best software package to handle typical administration tasks in non-profits: membership management, contact database, event registration, donations, website updates, mass emails....
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  • AIMS event - Building Online Communities

    Lori Halley 30 April 2007 0 comments
    This past Wednesday, I attended the Association of Internet Marketing and Sales of Canada event on “ Building Online Community ”. It had a good line-up of speakers featuring Robert V. Kozinets , Assistant professor at the Kellogg School of Business...
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  • Making people jump through (registration) hoops is a bad idea

    Dmitriy Buterin 30 April 2007 0 comments
    Here is a short tale of how I was made to jump through many hoops for a very simple transaction - and what it reminded me of regarding some online event registration quirks. I was at a Chinese restaurant on Saturday - pretty upscale one, called Asian...
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  • Nonprofits should take advantage of RSS

    Lori Halley 25 April 2007 7 comments
    One of my favorite things about Web 2.0 tools is that they help me make sense of the enormous amount of information, blogs and news available on the web. Instead of going to 10 or 20 websites and typing their addresses or even going through my bookmarks,...
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  • What are the Barriers to Using Flickr in Your Nonprofit?

    Lori Halley 24 April 2007 5 comments
    We received the following comment in response to a recent post about “ Five ways nonprofits can use Flickr to reach new audiences”: "You're right, Flickr has a ton of potential for all kinds of cool social applications for clubs, charities and associations....
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  • Five Ways Nonprofits Can Use Flickr to Reach New Audiences

    Lori Halley 20 April 2007 11 comments
    A couple of weeks ago, I attended a Flickr session at the Non-Profit Technology Conference . A common question asked was “How can we use Flickr to reach new audiences?” A lot of nonprofits have started using Flickr to increase their visibility online....
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  • Online Membership Management Demands Simplicity too!

    Lori Halley 18 April 2007 0 comments
    While going through my RSS feeds, I came across an article by Gerry McGovern that reflects a key aspect in Wild Apricot - Ease of Use. It is an excellent post on the significance of simplicity and usability on the web. The article is titled "Easy to...
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  • Highlights from the 2007 Nonprofit Technology Conference

    Lori Halley 12 April 2007 3 comments
    I had a great time at the Nonprofit Technology Conference last week. This was my first year at the conference, and it was impressive. The conference provided me with many insights and ideas. I met a lot of people and the sessions were very informative....
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