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  • Top 10 Free Volunteer Management Software Tools

    Lori Halley 19 August 2009 9 comments
    Struggling with managing your volunteers? Here are 10 free volunteer management software tools, plus many more resources to make volunteer management and scheduling a breeze.
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  • Twitter + Flickr = Twitterfountain

    Lori Halley 14 August 2009 3 comments
    Engage your audiences, help supporters of your non-profit keep up with any tagged topic on Twitter and Flickr, or publicize your event with a custom Twitterfountain , a nifty new mashup you can embed on your blog or website — Have you ever wanted to...
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  • Associations Connect at ASAE 2009 - and Online

    Lori Halley 12 August 2009 1 comments
    If you’re headed for the American Society of Association Executives & The Centre for Association Leadership Annual General Meeting & Expo in Toronto this week — or following ASAE 2009 online — the way to keep up with what’s happening is the...
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  • Is Your Non-Profit Website Turning Off New Readers?

    Lori Halley 10 August 2009 7 comments
    "Nobody cares about your website," Gerry McGovern tells business folks: "Your customers couldn’t care less about your new look, your new design or whether your dog has just had kittens." Focus on your audience: That’s the single most important piece of advice you’ll ever get about publishing a successful website or blog. But does this advice apply equally to non-profits? Yes, and no.
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  • 100 Online Tools for Non-Profits

    Lori Halley 05 August 2009 39 comments
    Tight in the budget and short on staff, non-profits are always on the lookout for new ways to get things done — and the Internet is a real treasure trove of useful tools. Here are 100 different applications to help you out with a variety of tasks from project tracking and collaboration to donor and membership management, and from building your non-profit website to tracking its effectiveness.
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  • Best of Association Jam : Association Links for July 2009

    Lori Halley 03 August 2009 1 comments
    Social Media was the hot topic at AssociationJam.org in July, in numbers of submissions, views and votes. Fundraising, Technology, and Membership management stories tied for second place. Here’s a look at some of the most popular “AJam” links over the past month, in each of the subject categories.
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  • Digital Storytelling with VoiceThread: Create a Collaborative Multi-Media Presentation

    Lori Halley 31 July 2009 1 comments
    VoiceThread, named one of Webware's top 100 web apps for 2008, is an online media album tool that lets a group of people easily add their comments to a collection of images, videos, and documents. Gayle Thorsen has some great ideas for how non-profits can use VoiceThread to engage their supporters in a compelling, collaborative online story — and you’ll have plenty of your own ideas, when you see what VoiceThread can do!
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  • Wild Apricot Software News - July 2009

    Dmitriy Buterin 29 July 2009 0 comments
    About Wild Apricot Software Wild Apricot web software helps small associations and non-profits to automate the 'boring stuff': managing contact records automating membership applications and renewals handling website updates tracking event registrations...
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  • How to Find Local People on Twitter

    Lori Halley 28 July 2009 1 comments
    It’s great to interact with others around the world in social networks — to learn what other organizations are doing, and to reap fresh ideas for your own nonprofit — but what a many small nonprofit often needs most is to connect with potential volunteers and supporters in your own community. Here are a few tools to help you find local Twitter users.
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  • What Have You Done for Me Lately? - Keeping Score in Social Media

    Lori Halley 25 July 2009 15 comments
    Do you ever feel pressured to friend someone on Facebook or follow them on Twitter, simply because they chose to friend or follow you? The expectation of reciprocity can turn a pleasant social media connection into an uncomfortable transaction - sometimes against your best interests.
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  • Do Hashtags Help a Twitter Topic Search?

    Lori Halley 23 July 2009 4 comments
    In a recent comment on An Introduction to Twitter Hashtags , Wild Apricot reader 88keyman came through with a really great question: Suppose I’m writing on a topic concerning Iran. If I include the hashtag #Iran, how does that differ from merely using...
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  • GMail Tasks are Integrated with Google Calendar

    Lori Halley 21 July 2009 0 comments
    You may have noticed a new link in the left sidebar of your Gmail account recently. Tasks is a relatively new-from-GMail-Labs feature that pulls together Gmail and Google Calendar to help you create and manage “to do” lists. This isn’t a tool for the...
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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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