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  • How to promote your non-profit's cause on Facebook in five easy steps

    Lori Halley 05 June 2007 20 comments
    Non-profits organizations using Facebook can now launch a social-networking-based fundraising drive for their cause, promote it to their friends and network, and raise money. That in a nutshell is what a new mini-application within Facebook called...
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  • How non-profits can use wikis to build communities at minimal cost

    Lori Halley 31 May 2007 3 comments
    Wikis have become widely used among non-profits as a useful tool for project management and knowledge sharing. What are wikis? How can they help non-profits? How can you get the most out of them? What is a wiki? Wikis are simply a website or software...
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  • Non-Profit Websites: 10 Tips to Website Usability

    Lori Halley 29 May 2007 0 comments
    When potential members and donors visit your website, they expect to find it easy to use. Kim Krause Berg from the Cre8pc Blog has a great article about website usability (making your site easy for your visitors), which is well worth reading. Here...
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  • A beginner's guide to Facebook for non-profits

    Lori Halley 23 May 2007 34 comments
    I've always been interested in social networking sites like Myspace , Twitter and LinkedIn . But lately, I've been spending quite some time on another social site which I've found to be quite worthy of my time and yours. If you haven't guessed it yet,...
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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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