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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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  • Developing Effective Content for the Web

    Lori Halley 16 January 2007 3 comments
    Your content – and how you present it – is a vital piece of the puzzle in selling yourself on the Web. You may have a very nice looking and sleek site, but if the writing on it isn’t concise, easy-to-read and relevant, visitors might only take a look...
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  • What can non-profits learn from businesses? ………Trustiness!

    Lori Halley 12 January 2007 0 comments
    Non-profits and businesses have a lot to learn from each other. Non-profits would likely do better if they placed more emphasis on earning their donors' trust and businesses too would make more profit if they focused their efforts on building trusting...
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  • Non-profits are using emerging web 2.0 tools and you should too

    Lori Halley 11 January 2007 0 comments
    It should come as no surprise. The buzz about Web 2.0 tools and software-as-a-service (SaaS) has been caught and non-profits are adopting them. That's the gist of the recent article in IT Business In fact, there are a lot of ready-to-use software-as-a-service...
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  • dotOrganize study: how non-profits feel about technology and how do they actually use it

    Lori Halley 09 January 2007 0 comments
    The recently released report by dotOrganize in September 2006: "Online Technology for Social Change: From Struggle to Strategy," has been welcome for non-profits that are trying to harness the Web's power to grow their lists, engage constituents and...
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  • Fundraising – not as scary as you might think!

    Lori Halley 05 January 2007 0 comments
    Fundraising! The word itself is scary! But it doesn’t have to be. Wild Apricot might be able to alleviate your fundraising pains - create and maintain a website for your cause, handle online donations, stay in touch with donors and supporters. Copyright,...
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  • What 'AJAX' means and why non-profits should care?

    Lori Halley 03 January 2007 0 comments
    AJAX is a pretty techy term (it stands for Asynchronous JAvaScript and XML ). It has been a buzzword among geeks for the last few years – but why should a non-profit organization care about it? Simply put, AJAX technology helps to build web applications...
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  • Marketing Practices for Non-Profit Organizations

    Dmitriy Buterin 02 January 2007 2 comments
    Does a non-profit need a marketing plan? Why? Your non-profit definitely needs a marketing plan (and a lot of patience) to cut through the signal-to-noise ratio - especially on the Web . Unlike other methods of obtaining visitors through traditional...
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