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  • Big Dreams for the NonProfit Sector

    Lori Halley 21 February 2008 5 comments
    Rosetta Thurman , this week’s host for the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants , asks, “What one thing should we do to improve the state of the nonprofit sector?” In trying to tackle a question this size, frankly, I feel a bit like a pop princess telling...
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  • Social Annotation: the Next Generation of Social Bookmarking

    Lori Halley 19 February 2008 5 comments
    We've talked before about the many benefits of social bookmarking (Digg, Del.icio.us, StumbleUpon, and so on) for sharing the web pages you've discovered and for helping others to share your own site or blog. But when it comes to online research and...
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  • 10 Reasons Why Every Nonprofit Must Have a Blog

    Lori Halley 15 February 2008 14 comments
    Think your nonprofit organization has no need for a blog? You may want to think again. According to Technorati, more than 10,500 blogs were tagged 'charity', 4,000 blogs 'nonprofit' and 2,300 blogs 'philanthropy' in January of 2007 and these numbers are predicted to rapidly increase in the future. Here are ten reasons your nonprofit should participate in this movement and harness the power of the blog today.
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  • Give Them Something to Talk About

    Lori Halley 13 February 2008 3 comments
    Your nonprofit organization may buy advertising space to take a message to the general public, send out newsletters and email blasts to reach your membership, and run a website and blog to do both. But all of that, in the end, is simply “talking about yourself” – a strategy with very limited powers of persuasion. How can you encourage other people to talk about your cause?
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  • Does Your Nonprofit Website Need a Privacy Policy?

    Lori Halley 11 February 2008 4 comments
    Do you have a nonprofit privacy policy? If not, here's why you need to set one up today.
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  • Data Collection Made Easier with Google Forms and Spreadsheets

    Lori Halley 08 February 2008 8 comments
    The more you know about your members, the better your organization can serve them. As we've mentioned, a variety of free tools for online polls are available to answer the simple questions -- but sometimes you need more detailed information from your...
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  • How to Use Mail Merge to Create Custom Membership Cards

    Lori Halley 06 February 2008 7 comments
    Spend just a half-hour in a nonprofit office, and you're likely to be all too familiar with MS Word's mail merge feature -- or at least, with the sheets of peel-and-stick mailing labels that can quickly be generated with it! And where would a nonprofit...
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  • Nonprofit Internet Strategies Seminar comes to Toronto

    Lori Halley 04 February 2008 0 comments
    The Toronto ePhilanthropy Chapter presents the 2008 Nonprofit Internet Strategies Seminar on Tuesday, 12 February 2008, in Toronto, Ontario. Whether yours is a small or large nonprofit, this in-depth seminar is designed to cover the questions you have,...
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  • Seesmic: where YouTube meets Twitter

    Lori Halley 01 February 2008 7 comments
    A new video-based social media startup has appeared on the Web 2.0 horizon, and some heavy-hitters in the web tech world are wagering their investments that Seesmic could be the Next Big Thing. Seesmic is best described as a sort of "video Twitter"...
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  • 7 Tips to Make Your Charity Badge a Success

    Lori Halley 01 February 2008 4 comments
    This post has been contributed by Lance Trebesch and Colt Lapham from TicketPrinting.com Charity badge campaigns have the potential to be incredible fundraising mechanisms if successful but are also susceptible to failure if they are not properly implemented....
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  • AddThis for Simple Social Bookmarking

    Lori Halley 31 January 2008 12 comments
    One of the best things you can do for your readers (and for your blog) is to make it as easy as possible for people to share your content with interested others. You may have noticed the Bookmark button on each post pages of the Wild Apricot Blog?...
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  • Online Fundraising 101

    Lori Halley 30 January 2008 1 comments
    Should your organization be investing in online fundraising? The latest benchmark data says yes . Internet use is growing at an astronomical pace, and a prime donor demographic leads the way. In 2007, the Internet adoption rate for American adults...
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  • How to Use Gmail Filters to Organize and Manage your Email Accounts

    Lori Halley 25 January 2008 5 comments
    One of the coolest things about Gmail is its filters.They are a simple way to organize your messages automatically by providing a set of rules. It’s a way to set up your e-mail and have control of information going in or out. Like most email, Gmail...
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  • Wild Apricot Updates and Plans

    Lori Halley 25 January 2008 1 comments
    With Christmas and New year holidays, our team used the opportunity to get some well-deserved R&R. Thus, the first release of 2008 did not include any significant enhancements - we have focused our efforts on cleaning up loose ends, rooting out...
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  • Upcoming Technology Events for the Non-Profit Community

    Lori Halley 24 January 2008 4 comments
    With our lives operating at a fast speed, it's easy to miss important events. But please don't miss these. Here are two events you won't want to miss in 2008! 1. 2008 Association Technology Conference & Expo The three day conference that will be...
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