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  • For Green Non-Profits and Associations, Earth Day is a Year-Round Business

    Lori Halley 21 April 2009 2 comments
    From its grassroots beginnings in 1970, Earth Day has become more than a matter of personal conscience, government policy, or a token nod to public relations. "Sustainable business is good business," as companies and industry associations are quickly learning.
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  • Wild Apricot News: This Earth Day, Go Online and Go Green with Wild Apricot

    Lori Halley 20 April 2009 0 comments
    Organizations Use the Internet to Mobilize While Reducing Environmental Impact TORONTO, April 20 -- This Earth Day millions of people around the world will stop and do something good for the planet. What started as a grassroots demonstration in 1970...
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  • 6 Free Webinars from Nonprofit Technology Conference 2009

    Lori Halley 17 April 2009 0 comments
    On April 27 and 28, 2009, NTEN.org will offer 6 sessions from the 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference as a series of free webinars, with topics ranging from SEO to online/community organizing, to social media campaigns, and more.
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  • When Rewarding Your Donors Can Backfire

    Lori Halley 09 April 2009 1 comments
    Technology can make it much more convenient for people to follow through on pledges and donations, but what motivates donors to reach for their wallets or credit cards in the first place? What’s in it for your donors? Rewards for donation may be tangible...
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  • Social Media for Non-Profits - Workshop slides

    Dmitriy Buterin 07 April 2009 7 comments
    Here are the slides from my Mesh workshop - Social Media for Non-profits. Great opportunity? Colossal waste of time? The answer is YES. Social Media for Non-Profits Workshop View more presentations from Wild Apricot .
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  • Faith Online: How Christians and Churches are using Web 2.0 Technology

    Lori Halley 06 April 2009 4 comments
    Technology already plays a significant role in many North American churches, and to expand a church's ministry to the Internet is not a great leap. "The internet is a mission field," says John Saddington of ChurchCrunch, "and sometimes it's easier to be effective if you see it as one."
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  • 12+ Great Ways to Share Your Non-Profit's Knowledge Online

    Lori Halley 03 April 2009 3 comments
    Collecting information is a large part of what many non-profit organizations do as a part of their mission. When you need to share that information online, PDF format leaps to mind. But aren’t you just a bit bored by PDFs? Your audience, too, may be looking for something fresh.
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  • Better Non-Profit Websites to Increase Online Donations: Usability Report

    Lori Halley 30 March 2009 2 comments
    In 2008, non-profits and charities collected about 10% of their donations online, according to a survey by Target Analytics, but usability expert Jakob Nielsen says the amount of money collected online could be much higher — with improved website design...
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  • Free Online Course Materials from MIT

    Lori Halley 29 March 2009 6 comments
    Did you know that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers free online access to course materials? MIT's OpenCourseWare site is a remarkable resource for self-education — or for developing your own training programs for staff and volunteers, especially in the areas of management and communications.
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  • Wild Apricot Software News - March 2009

    Dmitriy Buterin 25 March 2009 6 comments
    About Wild Apricot Software The Wild Apricot blog provides technology advice for small non-profits. Many blog subscribers are also Wild Apricot software clients — so we publish monthly updates about our software. Wild Apricot software is used by thousands...
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  • Nonprofit Budgets Benefit from Greener Events

    Lori Halley 24 March 2009 4 comments
    Isn’t it great when “doing the right thing” can show off your organization in its best light, ease the workload for staff and volunteers, and save you some money as well? Recently I’ve had a small role in helping to organize the annual conference for...
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  • How Memes Can Help Your Nonprofit Blog

    Lori Halley 19 March 2009 4 comments
    When the venerable Fieldstone Alliance surprised its readers this week with 25 Random Things that Make the Nonprofit Sector Great , picking up on a popular fad that’s been making the rounds of Facebook, it was a strong hint to take a closer look at...
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  • What Makes a Successful Online Community?

    Lori Halley 17 March 2009 1 comments
    A successful online community can pay off in increased word of mouth (35%), more brand awareness (28%), bringing new ideas into the organization faster (24%) and greater customer loyalty (24%), according to the 2008 Tribalization of Business study...
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  • Wild Apricot News: Wild Apricot's 21st Century Spring Cleaning Strategy for Condo and Homeowners Associations: Go Paperless

    Lori Halley 12 March 2009 0 comments
    Condo and Homeowners’ Associations can increase efficiency, improve communications and boost member satisfaction with Wild Apricot Website and Membership Management Software. March 12, 2009 -- It's time for spring cleaning. Wild Apricot offers homeowner...
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  • Roll Your Own RSS Feed Digest Widget

    Lori Halley 12 March 2009 12 comments
    There are many ways to publish any RSS feed on your own website — Feedburner’s BuzzBoost feature, and Widgetbox, for example, among a host of other methods including a Google Docs trick — but lately I’ve been using a free service called Feed Informer, for several reasons.
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