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  • Connect Your Nonprofit's Offline and Online Activities

    Lori Halley 17 December 2008 5 comments
    Your nonprofit’s website gets tens of thousands of hits every month. Thousands support your Cause on Facebook, and you’ve mapped out a killer Twitter strategy to attract a hundred new followers weekly. So what? “Those are impressive numbers on the...
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  • Wild Apricot News: New Year's Resolution for Charities from Wild Apricot

    Lori Halley 16 December 2008 0 comments
    Wild Apricot offers some simple New Year's Resolutions for charities that are sure to get 2009 off to a successful start Toronto, ON December 16, 2008 -- The holidays are traditionally the time to make New Year's Resolutions. For 2009, charitable organizations,...
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  • Free Webinar: Social Media for Social Good

    Lori Halley 11 December 2008 0 comments
    Want to learn more about Web 2.0 and the latest social media trends? Convio is hosting a free webinar with Emily Riley , Senior Analyst from JupiterResearch, and social media blogger Beth Kanter of Beth’s Blog . In only 75 minutes, attendees will learn...
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  • Online Donations Still Up in a Down Economy

    Lori Halley 10 December 2008 2 comments
    What does an uncertain economy mean for the bottom line of nonprofit fundraising efforts? "Overall, the news is good," says Sarah DiJulio, Executive Vice President of M+R Strategic Services. The economy may be down, but online donations are up -- so far.
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  • 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference: Focus on Tools and Strategies

    Lori Halley 09 December 2008 1 comments
    Nearly 1200 people working in nonprofits and technology will come together from around the world for the 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco, April 26-28, 2009. More than ever, technology is helping nonprofits tap into and build communities...
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  • Search Engine Marketing Guide for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 03 December 2008 3 comments
    Search engine optimization is all about helping people to find your website when they search for information online. Clearly, you want your website to show up at the top of the search engine results pages when potential supporters look for information about your organization or your cause -- but many small nonprofits simply don’t have the budget for an SEO / SEM company to help make that happen..
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  • First Steps in Social Networking for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 01 December 2008 10 comments
    Nonprofits looking to start using social media as a marketing tool will find a wealth of sound advice online, but putting the pieces together into a solid strategy? That's the real challenge. No one simple strategy will work for every nonprofit group....
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  • Quick Tips to Prevent Broken Links

    Lori Halley 28 November 2008 1 comments
    Checking for and fixing broken links on your organization's website can be tedious and time-consuming, but it's a vital task for anyone who manages a website. You can save time and effort by preventing a lot of those broken links, however. The key is to be a bit strategic when you're choosing which page you'll link to, and double-checking that your link is correctly formed before you ever hit the "Publish" button.
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  • Wild Apricot updates November-December 2008

    Dmitriy Buterin 27 November 2008 4 comments
    Our blog provides technology-related ideas and advice for small non-profits — professional and business associations, clubs, charitable organizations, churches, activist groups and communities. Many subscribers are also Wild Apricot software clients,...
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  • Online Video FAQ for New Nonprofit Managers

    Lori Halley 23 November 2008 1 comments
    First-time nonprofit managers can often use a bit of guidance from more experienced colleagues, as well as the answers to specific questions. The problem is, there just aren't enough mentors to go around, and perhaps this is especially so in the nonprofit sector where resources are stretched to the limit. What's the solution? Well, Third Sector New England believes it's found a partial solution at any rate.
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  • Should You Buy Your Software or Rent It?

    Lori Halley 20 November 2008 4 comments
    Choosing software for your organization is a lot like choosing where to set up your office. Basically, there are two choices: you can buy your own office building, or you can rent space in someone else's building. And it's the same with your organization's software. But which is the better choice for you - self-installed software or a hosted package?
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  • Top 4 Picks for Free Office Suite Software

    Lori Halley 18 November 2008 7 comments
    If you’re running any kind of organization, a suite of office software is essential — at the very least, you need a fairly good word-processing program, a spreadsheet application, and some sort of presentation software. Feature-rich Microsoft Office has made that particular market its own for at least the past decade, but now a few strong alternative software suites are fast gaining ground...
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  • Web 2.0 Websites on a Small Budget

    Lori Halley 14 November 2008 4 comments
    Internet users are getting used to — and expecting, even demanding — greater levels of interactivity in the websites they visit. They're looking for websites that are much more than a simple digital publication. Websites that engage them in some active...
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  • Wild Apricot News: Top Five Ways Technology Can Help Non-Profits Survive - and Thrive - in an Economic Crisis

    Lori Halley 13 November 2008 0 comments
    Web-based Software Provider Wild Apricot Shows Organizations How to do More with Less Toronto, ON November 13, 2008 -- The economic slowdown is hitting everyone hard. No one feels the brunt of a recession like charities and non profits. Wild Apricot,...
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  • Case Study: New Website for Revitalized Small Business Association

    Lori Halley 12 November 2008 0 comments
    As a slew of marketing studies remind us, most people make the Internet their first stop when they're looking for information. Getting online is no longer a "frill" for nonprofits, but a necessity — especially in a tough economy — and especially for a small organization on a tight budget. Here, interim director Welthy Soni-Myers gives us a glimpse behind the scenes of Virginia Microenterprise Network, where she's working on a new website.
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