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  • 2007 Non-Profit Technology Conference, mark your calendars for April 4-6 in Washington, DC

    Lori Halley 20 March 2007 1 comments
    The "premier annual event for anyone interested in helping nonprofits make more effective use of technology to achieve their missions" will take place in Washington, DC, from Wednesday, April 4th through Friday, April 6th, 2007. I’ve made my arrangements...
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  • Wild Apricot News: Membership Database and Association Management: Wild Apricot Site Relaunched

    Lori Halley 19 March 2007 0 comments
    Wild Apricot, an easy and affordable membership, event and website management solution designed for non profits, clubs, churches and associations, was relaunched today at www.wildapricot.com Toronto, ON March 19, 2007 -- Wild Apricot is a fully integrated,...
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  • What is tagging and practical ways non-profits can use it

    Lori Halley 15 March 2007 2 comments
    What exactly are tags? Simply put, tags are keywords. In the same way you can stick labels on physical objects, you can use tags to label digital 'things' such as blog posts, photos, and web links. Once you assign one or more tags to a certain object,...
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  • Board and Staff Relationships

    Lori Halley 13 March 2007 0 comments
    An example of how board and staff relations are NOT working in harmony. We hope that's not the case at your nonprofit. Copyright, Grantland Enterprises; www.grantland.net . Used with permission. May not be reproduced in any format.
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  • Online Fundraising on the Rise - Target Analysis Group and Donordigital Report finds

    Lori Halley 08 March 2007 0 comments
    While the Internet, broadband networks and email have grown to be the new fundraising tools for non-profits over the past several years, their potential has not been reached - in terms of the amount of money raised and the number of organizations fundraising...
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  • Social Marketing De-Mystified

    Lori Halley 07 March 2007 0 comments
    Marketing is the selling of services, ideas or products. While traditional marketing shifts the buying patterns of products by consumers, social marketing shifts ideas, attitudes and behaviours of individuals in a society. With social marketing, the...
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  • WildApricot.com Redesigned

    Lori Halley 06 March 2007 0 comments
    Wildapricot.com has a completely fresh new look. Newly designed and boasting with new features and updates, we are very excited to announce the launch of our redesigned website. (This is our first substantial redesign since it was launched in July...
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  • How Non-Profits Can Use Mashups

    Lori Halley 01 March 2007 5 comments
    Last week, we wrote a blog post about web 2.0 technologies for non-profits - an overview of the latest web tools such as blogs, social networking applications, RSS, social bookmarking, wikis and more. Today, we want to discuss another exciting new...
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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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