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  • Fundraiser vs Donor

    Lori Halley 19 September 2009 2 comments
    The relationship between a fundraiser and a donor is a tricky kind of courtship, as Network for Good shows us — with a smile — in Fundraiser vs Donor . This 2-minute video is a tongue-in-cheek look at the “break up” that’s bound to happen when a fundraiser gets his communications strategy wrong. Very badly wrong...
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  • Introduction to Blogging for Non-Profits: Free Webinar Recording

    Lori Halley 18 September 2009 1 comments
    Is your organization looking at starting a blog, to help you connect more directly with your members and supporters, but you're not quite sure how to go about it? Or maybe you've started a blog, but it doesn't quite seem to be doing much yet? There's...
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  • Twitter Replies by Email - Alternatives to TwitApps

    Lori Halley 16 September 2009 6 comments
    What do you do when a favorite web application goes away? That’s what some 4000 users of TwitApps are wondering, now that the Twitter-to-email tool is being dropped by its developer. Sure, the code is going open source — inevitably, a new tool will...
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  • Twitter 101 for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 14 September 2009 4 comments
    You know how, every so often, you come across a presentation you wish you’d created? For me, this week, it’s Twitter 101 for Nonprofits . In this slideshow introduction to the “fastest-growing social media platform in the world,” Frank Barry (@franswaa)...
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  • Facebook Lite saves Bandwidth, cuts Learning Curve

    Lori Halley 11 September 2009 5 comments
    Overnight, last night, Facebook rolled out its long-awaited Facebook Lite — a new, faster, stripped-down version of the social networking site. Open at first only to users in the US and India, Facebook Lite is now available to all English-language...
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  • How to Get Started with LinkedIn

    Lori Halley 10 September 2009 1 comments
    Whether you’re looking for a first job or making a career change, or simply looking to meet other professionals in the non-profit sector, LinkedIn is the social network of choice. Can online networking help your career? Already, 45% of all US employers use social networks to find qualified employees, and 72% plan to step up their online recruiting.
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  • So You Want to Work in a Non-Profit?

    Lori Halley 07 September 2009 3 comments
    With the passage of Labor Day, and the start of the new school year, changes in the air! Whether you’re looking to get your first job in the nonprofit sector, or switching directions in mid-career, here are a few key resources to help with your planning and job search.
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  • Viral Cats Destroy a Nonprofit's Website - and that's a good thing

    Lori Halley 03 September 2009 2 comments
    Have you seen the Greenville Humane Society’s new website? If not, it's likely that a dozen friends will share the link with you before this week is over. As a case study in how nonprofits can use "viral" content - to gain attention, to promote a cause, and to call for action - SpaysNotStrays.org is a winner.
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  • Nonprofit Marketing Lesson: NTEN's Online Conference Contest

    Lori Halley 02 September 2009 0 comments
    NTEN is offering a chance to win a free registration for the Online Nonprofit Technology Conference this month. It's not only a great chance for some lucky non-profit folks to get free professional development, but there's a quick lesson in online marketing that you might be able to use in your own organization.
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  • How to Post Twitter Updates on Your Facebook Page

    Lori Halley 31 August 2009 4 comments
    A Wild Apricot reader left a comment on our post about how to publish your Facebook Page to Twitter, asking: “Is there an application out there to update a Facebook Fan Page’s status from Twitter?” The short answer is, yes, there are several ways you can do this. Here are three different tools that will do the job.
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  • Wild Apricot Software News - August 2009

    Dmitriy Buterin 31 August 2009 1 comments
    About Wild Apricot Software Wild Apricot web software helps small associations and non-profits to automate the day-to-day work: managing contact records handling membership applications and renewals collecting online donations Updating website pages...
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  • Best of Association Jam : Association Links for August 2009

    Lori Halley 28 August 2009 2 comments
    In this month’s round-up of the most popular association links at AssociationJam.org, we're bringing you two videos, two research reports, tips on tech tools, a commentary on a controversial ad campaign — and a host of takeaways from the 2009 Annual Meeting of ASAE and The Center.
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  • Topic-Based RSS Search LazyFeed Opens to the Public

    Lori Halley 26 August 2009 2 comments
    LazyFeed is a new RSS feed engine based on topics, not sources or individuals, that offers a new way to find information online blogs, news services, podcasts, social media updates, and so on — content from any site that publishes an RSS feed. The...
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  • The Good, the Bad, and Missed Opportunities: a Fundraising Case Study

    Lori Halley 25 August 2009 1 comments
    We know that it's key for non-profits to connect online activities with real-world actions , but the reverse is also true, as a door-to-door fundraising campaign reminded me last week. People need to be able to take action for your cause in a way that...
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  • Publish Your Facebook Page to Twitter

    Lori Halley 21 August 2009 13 comments
    For some time, Twitter users have been able to publish their Twitter updates automatically to Facebook . Now, Facebook is returning the favor. On August 20, Facebook announced a new feature allowing Facebook Pages to automatically feed status updates,...
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