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  • 22+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for June 2010

    Lori Halley 01 June 2010 7 comments
    It’s that time again! Our regular monthly round-up of free professional development opportunities for nonprofit folks is back for June 2010. Even as we move toward the lazy days of summer, when the pace traditionally slows down a bit, there’s still...
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  • Wanted: Your Blog Posts on Managing Members Online

    Lori Halley 31 May 2010 3 comments
    Do you have advice to share with non profit organizations who want to more effectively recruit, engage, connect, manage their members online? Wild Apricot Blog invites your blog post submissions for the Nonprofit Blog Carnival, June 2010 edition, on the theme of Managing Your Membership – Tips, Tools and Tactics.
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  • Behind the Scenes @ Wild Apricot: How an idea becomes a solution OR Who wants breakfast?

    Lori Halley 28 May 2010 0 comments
    Ever wonder about the process that we go through to make a suggestion into a feature? Ever want to do that with a nice glass of orange juice at the same time? Well, then this is the post for you!
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  • Best of Association Jam: Association Links for May 2010

    Lori Halley 27 May 2010 1 comments
    Blog posts and articles on Fundraising, Membership, and Social Media topped the active topics at AssociationJam.org this month, in terms of the numbers of submissions, views and reader votes. Here are the most popular links for May 2010 in each “AJam”...
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  • Make Your Own Infographic

    Lori Halley 25 May 2010 13 comments
    Infographics are to data what storytelling is to an annual report: a more engaging way to help bring attention and understanding to your nonprofit’s cause. Let’s take a closer look at these visual representations of data and ideas, along with great resources to help you get started on making your own infographic.
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  • Portrait of a Volunteer: Infographic

    Lori Halley 24 May 2010 1 comments
    This action-packed infographic from the Pepsi Refresh Project presents a picture of the “typical” volunteer. Could your non profit create a similar volunteer or member profile, to help guide your own recruitment and retention programs?
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  • Behind the Scenes @ Wild Apricot: Which do you want first?

    Lori Halley 21 May 2010 0 comments
    I've got some good news, and I've got some bad news, but even the bad news is good news! Confused? Things will be clearer about the news, plus what those little numbers on your forums posts mean, after you read this week's blog.
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  • Facebook Pulls a Quick Change on Custom Landing Tabs Policy

    Lori Halley 20 May 2010 4 comments
    Facebook’s developer forum was kept busy overnight by members who were wondering what happened to the custom FBML landing tabs they’d set up for their Facebook Pages. The option to choose any landing tab besides Wall and Info had suddenly disappeared...
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  • CanadaHelps: Online Giving

    Lori Halley 18 May 2010 2 comments
    Have you seen the new video from CanadaHelps ? It’s a quick four minutes packed with stats on online giving with a Canadian focus, and the numbers make a compelling case for fundraising by way of your nonprofit’s website. For example, did you know...?...
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  • Better Search Tools for Twitter Backlinks

    Lori Halley 17 May 2010 2 comments
    You already know the importance of listening for social media mentions of your nonprofit – monitoring with tools like Google Alerts that can let you know when your organization’s name comes up online. But what of those Twitter users who link to your website...
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  • Disrupting Philanthropy: Discuss!

    Lori Halley 14 May 2010 2 comments
    Duke’s Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society has just published Disrupting Philanthropy: Technology and the Future of the Social Sector , by Lucy Bernholz of Philanthropy 2173 with Edward Skloot and Barry Varela. As Bernholz explains,...
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  • Swipe your Social Media Response Plan from the US Air Force

    Lori Halley 11 May 2010 2 comments
    Should a nonprofit organization look to the military for social media advice? Perhaps so, if it’s the US Air Force we’re talking about! In fact, their Web Posting Response Assessment flow chart can serve as a strong models to guide your staff in best practices of online conversation.
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  • Wild Apricot News: Wild Apricot Launches Free Website Builder Software for Small Membership Organizations

    Lori Halley 11 May 2010 0 comments
    TORONTO, On. (May 11, 2010) - Wild Apricot (www.wildapricot.com), the leader in membership management software for small associations and nonprofits, is offering its membership website builder software free to small associations and nonprofit organizations....
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  • Keep Your Nonprofit Safe from Spam Complaints

    Lori Halley 10 May 2010 2 comments
    Does your nonprofit send out e-newsletters, fundraising appeals by email, and/or group “email blasts” to your mailing list? And do those messages sometimes get refused or marked as spam? If so, that’s a problem – but it’s one you can fix.
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  • Behind the Scenes @ Wild Apricot: Finding your Invoice

    Lori Halley 07 May 2010 0 comments
    This week we talk a little bit about the improvement and expansion of invoices in Wild Apricot, and the clean-up and refinement of the Wishlist
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