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  • How Fast is Your Website?

    Lori Halley 19 April 2010 7 comments
    You’ve put a lot of effort into getting your nonprofit’s website to rank well in search engines, without the budget for an SEO expert to help. And now Google says your site needs to be fast, as well as “relevant”?
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  • Monitor the Web in Real Time: Instant Dashboards

    Lori Halley 16 April 2010 3 comments
    You've got bookmarks for websites you need to check daily, online tools, news alerts for tracking your nonprofit's keywords and issues, email, social networks, RSS feeds for favorite blogs… It's all too easy to miss vital information, or to waste a great deal of time checking for updates. Now imagine one custom site that lets you monitor all that data at a glance – a dashboard that's updated in real time.
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  • Behind the Scenes @ Wild Apricot: Getting Your Hands Dirty

    Lori Halley 16 April 2010 0 comments
    Working in a garden, building you own solutions, or whipping together something using the best of everything - No matter how you choose to get involved, we have your bases covered in this post!
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  • Wild Apricot News: Web Hosting for Membership Websites

    Lori Halley 13 April 2010 0 comments
    A question we often get about our membership software is "do we need to find separate hosting?" The short answer is "NO!" Web hosting for membership websites running on Wild Apricot is included as part of your monthly subscription plan. This is one...
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  • Educate Donors (to Help Your Nonprofit) at Tax Time

    Lori Halley 13 April 2010 0 comments
    Looking into ways for a small nonprofit to remind donors of the tax advantages of charitable donations, I came across a real gem in Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits: Real-World Strategies That Work, a down-to-earth guide you can preview (free) with Google Books.
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  • 2010 Performance Benchmarks for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 12 April 2010 1 comments
    Benchmarking may sound like a term from the big-business board room, but it’s a useful practice for nonprofits of any size. While you can and should set your own internal performance benchmarks, it can be helpful, too, to look at benchmarks for the nonprofit sector in general, to see where your organization stands. Here are four new benchmarking reports to get you started.
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  • Behind the Scenes @ Wild Apricot: Goals, Milestones, and Webinars, oh my!

    Lori Halley 12 April 2010 0 comments
    They say a failure to plan is a plan to fail. This week we're going full force in our development cycle, but how do we know exactly what to do and when to do it? I explain my little ways for keeping on top of everything.
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  • Social Media Not Working For Your Nonprofit?

    Lori Halley 09 April 2010 14 comments
    Sometimes life doesn't work out the way you want it. Sometimes all the planning and preparation in the world amounts to absolutely nothing... The same goes for social media. A lot of times we hit a wall. Things stop working. Twitterers aren't banging down doors trying to follow you. Facebook pages go limp. Blogs dry up. It happens. The thing is, you're a nonprofit. You don't have time to figure things out. You don't have the money to fix it. So what do you do?
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  • 5 Tech Tools for More Engaging Events

    Lori Halley 07 April 2010 6 comments
    Real-world events are the ultimate in social networking, and nothing beats face-to-face communication. But it can be challenging to connect with everyone you want to meet at a large event, or to follow up afterwards. And what about your colleagues who can't attend at all? High-tech tools can help, without breaking your budget.
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  • Wild Apricot Software News April 2010

    Dmitriy Buterin 06 April 2010 0 comments
    Wild Apricot software version 3.4 was successfully launched on Sunday, March 28th. Well, almost successfully. Backing up the whole system and converting data (especially documents and pictures being moved to new storage) has taken much more time than...
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  • Wild Apricot News: Membership Website Templates Can Help Associations, Subscription Sites and Nonprofits Get Up and Running Quickly

    Lori Halley 06 April 2010 0 comments
    Creating a good-looking membership website can be a daunting prospect. Hiring a graphic designer to get that professional look-and-feel can be cost-prohibitive, and you may not have the time or experience needed to experiment with different graphic...
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  • How Strong is Your Nonprofit’s Message?

    Lori Halley 05 April 2010 1 comments
    Your nonprofit puts a great deal of effort into crafting messages meant to attract new supporters, motivate donors and volunteers, and spur your advocates to action. But if you're like 84% of nonprofits, those messages may be failing to connect strongly with your key audience.
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  • 30+ Free Webinars for Nonprofits - April 2010

    Lori Halley 01 April 2010 5 comments
    This month’s round-up of free webinars has loads of professional development that’s meant specifically for nonprofit folks - fundraisers, board members, administrators, active volunteers and volunteer coordinators - but we’ve also included a few webinars on social media and technology topics that, while aimed more at business, can help your nonprofit to more effectively get your message out, raise funds, and recruit support online.
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  • Behind the Scenes @ Wild Apricot: Out like a lion!

    Lori Halley 01 April 2010 0 comments
    We've launched version 3.4! See how I plan to celebrate, and what I plan to do right after that!
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  • Wild Apricot News: Wild Apricot 3.4 released! Prorating for membership dues, improved file management and more.

    Lori Halley 30 March 2010 0 comments
    We're very pleased to announce that yesterday (March 29 2010) marked the release of Wild Apricot version 3.4. The new version includes what we hope are some very useful improvements to our membership website builder software . Prorating membership...
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