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  • Yahoo Search Pad for Automatic Notes

    Lori Halley 16 July 2009 0 comments
    If Yahoo Search is your search engine of choice, you may have noticed a new feature recently. Yahoo Search Pad kicks in automatically when the engine detects a pattern of search that suggests you're researching a specific topic, and unobtrusively tracks...
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  • Is Someone Else Using Your Twitter Hashtag?

    Lori Halley 13 July 2009 6 comments
    An interesting question on Twitter hashtags came from one of our readers last week — "Our organization has been using a certain hashtag on Twitter. Now another organization has started to use the same hashtag. How can we handle that?"
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  • Google Alerts Simplified — A Complete Tutorial

    Lori Halley 07 July 2009 4 comments
    If your organization is active in social media, you already know the importance of closely monitoring what’s being said online about your organization and your cause. Set up a few key Google Alerts, and your listening task becomes a whole lot easier.
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  • Best of Association Jam - Association Links for June 2009

    Lori Halley 02 July 2009 0 comments
    In the spirit of " 30 Great Links for Associations ," here are some of the most popular blog posts, articles, presentations, and other web resources submitted to AssociationJam.org in June 2009 — one hot link from each topic category: Membership ,...
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  • NonProfit Blog Carnival - NonProfit Technology Edition

    Lori Halley 30 June 2009 6 comments
    Welcome to the June 2009 edition of the NonProfit Blog Carnival, a monthly showcase of great blog posts for and about nonprofits. The 10 articles highlighted here were chosen to give a variety of viewpoints and usable information on Nonprofit Technology.
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  • Wild Apricot Software News - June 2009

    Dmitriy Buterin 30 June 2009 0 comments
    About Wild Apricot Software Wild Apricot is web software for small associations and non-profits. It automates the 'boring stuff' such as managing contact records, membership renewals, processing payments, website updates, tracking event registrations,...
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  • Wild Apricot News: NTEN and Wild Apricot present Social Media and Your Website webinar

    Lori Halley 30 June 2009 0 comments
    At Wild Apricot, our goal is to help provide associations and nonprofits with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed. We do this through our membership software , our blog and our Association Jam site . To further this goal, we are extremely...
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  • Should Websites Show Your Passwords in Plain Text?

    Lori Halley 28 June 2009 4 comments
    You know how, when you type your password into a website form, it shows a line of asterisks or bullets instead of the characters you’re typing? Usability expert Jakob Nielsen says it’s time to stop masking passwords, and show them on screen in plain text.
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  • Portable Apps: Free Software on a (USB) Stick

    Lori Halley 25 June 2009 3 comments
    If you work at times on different computers, carrying a USB loaded with free portable software can save you time and help to ensure security - there's no need to download and install the software you need or to risk your data on someone else’s hard drive.
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  • What are Your Non-Profit's Goals for Social Media?

    Lori Halley 23 June 2009 3 comments
    For every hour your non-profit invests in social networking, an hour is lost to other projects that might further your cause more effectively. How can you know if social media is the best possible use of that time, unless you’ve first figured out what you want to achieve?
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  • Amazon Offers Free Online Payment Processing to US Non-Profits

    Lori Halley 19 June 2009 5 comments
    We’ve talked before about some of the most popular online payment processors suited to smaller non-profits who want to accept donations or sell fundraising products on their websites. Now there’s another payment option you might want to look at: Amazon Payments.
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  • Non-Profit Technology Report: Size Doesn't Matter

    Lori Halley 17 June 2009 2 comments
    Smaller non-profit organizations get some encouraging news in NTEN’s newly released 2008 IT Staffing & Spending Report -- when it comes to being on the cutting edge of non-profit technology, size doesn’t matter.
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  • Free Popcorn: a Case Study in Social Networking

    Lori Halley 13 June 2009 4 comments
    I just received a real-world lesson in social networking done right — and a free bag of popcorn — thanks to Love Your City, a community outreach program by churches across Canada. What does this have to do with using social media to recruit new members to your non-profit? There are a number of lessons here.
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  • New on Facebook: Usernames for Custom URLs

    Lori Halley 10 June 2009 7 comments
    Facebook has just announced that it will be offering custom usernames (“vanity URLs”) for Facebook Profiles and Pages, starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Saturday, June 13, 2009. Custom usernames are a big deal for many Facebook members, who have long been...
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  • Should Your NonProfit Charge for Twitter Content?

    Lori Halley 08 June 2009 10 comments
    Super Chirp , a service that lets Twitter users earn money from private “premium tweets” to paying subscribers launched yesterday. At first glance, it's an interesting idea for non-profits with avid supporters who might be willing to “donate” for access...
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