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  • Non-Profit Hiring Process

    Lori Halley 28 February 2007 0 comments
    Spending months looking for the right executive? Then include "Sense of Humour Preferred" in your ad :) Copyright, Grantland Enterprises; www.grantland.net . Used with permission. May not be reproduced in any format.
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  • Easy Time Management Tips for Staff and Volunteers

    Lori Halley 22 February 2007 0 comments
    What do all nonprofit employees have in common? The answer: Stress and burnout. Nonprofit employees experience high levels of stress and even burnout due to the huge workload that normally comes with a nonprofit job. They come to work in the morning...
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  • Getting the most from Web 2.0 technology for non-profits

    Lori Halley 20 February 2007 2 comments
    In today’s concluding instalment of tips and best practices to improve your non-profit’s Web site, our focus zeroes in on new technology. More specifically, Web 2.0 technology, which you can read about in greater detail here: • Web 2.0 In Non-Profits...
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  • Non-profits are not like businesses

    Lori Halley 19 February 2007 0 comments
    Having worked with several non-profits over the years, I know for a fact that non-profits are not like businesses. They don't have a large financial department filled with accountants, analysts and administrators to prepare professional reports with...
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  • The latest Wild Apricot - New Enhancements and Features

    Lori Halley 16 February 2007 0 comments
    We keep listening closely to your ongoing feedback and improving Wild Apricot. We are happy to announce our second Wild Apricot update in 2007 (and 13th overall since the beta-version launch in July 2006). Here are the key items in this latest update:...
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  • Do Non-Profits Get ROI From Usability?

    Lori Halley 13 February 2007 1 comments
    For businesses, usability's return on investment is pretty clear. Increased employee productivity, greater improvements in key performance indicators, double the sales and double the conversion rate. But what about non-profit organizations? Can they...
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  • Basics of email marketing for nonprofits

    Lori Halley 12 February 2007 3 comments
    Is your nonprofit using email - an effective and low-cost way of communicating with your members, donors and the public? If the answer is yes, that's great! You already know the value of email marketing for your nonprofit. If you're a start-up or small...
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  • Learn how wikis are successfully applied in the nonprofit sector

    Lori Halley 08 February 2007 0 comments
    Imagine launching a website that allows any of its visitors to edit content online? That simply is a wiki . The massive free encyclopedia Wikipedia is a collaborative user-built website that users can create and edit online content without requiring...
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  • Don't miss the Association Technology Conference in Washington, DC Feb 12 - 14

    Lori Halley 05 February 2007 0 comments
    With our lives operating at a fast speed, it's easy to miss important events. But please don't miss this one. I think the 2nd Annual Association Technology Conference is the best possible use of our time. According to the ASAE & The Center for...
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  • Wild Apricot on TV

    Lori Halley 02 February 2007 1 comments
    No, we're not making movies - and we don't have gobs of money to buy TV ads either :-) A-Channel Morning's Tech Time segment on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 brought up our website and discussed Wild Apricot - which we were impressed with as it is our...
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  • Ipsos Reid surveys Canadians about Web technology in nonprofit organizations

    Lori Halley 31 January 2007 0 comments
    For some time, we've been strong believers that the web is an excellent resource for nonprofits to build their membership and for existing and new members to learn more about the organization's cause and get involved. And because we are a curious bunch,...
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  • Designing Your Non-profit Web site

    Lori Halley 29 January 2007 4 comments
    Everything is subjective when it comes to the things that look pleasing to the eye. Everyone has a favourite colour, a favourite font, or a favourite aesthetic. However, when it comes to designing your Web site, there are a few hard rules that will...
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  • Get more from Wild Apricot

    Lori Halley 26 January 2007 0 comments
    We are very excited that we've released our first new Wild Apricot update in 2007! (and 12th overall since the beta version launch in July 2006). As always, our sincerest thanks to everyone for providing their feedback and ideas. All of the latest...
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  • Non-profit board decision-making: Fast? Slow?

    Lori Halley 23 January 2007 0 comments
    As the New Year kicks off, we wish your non-profit faster decision-making this time around :-) Copyright, Grantland Enterprises; www.grantland.net . Used with permission. May not be reproduced in any format.
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  • Baby Boomers are a huge opportunity for non-profits

    Dmitriy Buterin 19 January 2007 1 comments
    At 77 million, baby boomers have power and non-profits should pay attention to them. That’s what a recent article listed in Nonprofit Charitable Orgs Newsletter, Top 8 Tips for working with Baby Boomer Volunteers points out. As they begin to retire,...
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