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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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  • Free Webinar: Find Out Who's Talking About Your Organization and Issues Online

    Lori Halley 07 November 2008 1 comments
    Getting your message out is only one-half of the Internet communications strategy for a savvy nonprofit organization. You also need to be tuned in to the "buzz" -- to know who's talking about your organization and your cause online, and what they're saying.
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  • Volunteer Design and Technology Help for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 05 November 2008 4 comments
    While many useful sites aim to bring together volunteers with nonprofits in need of help, a recent trend seems to be toward job-specific matches. Technology and design help, in particular, are becoming easier than ever for nonprofit organizations to...
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  • Webinars: Training on a Shoestring

    Lori Halley 03 November 2008 2 comments
    Online seminars can offer an affordable option for professional training, ideally suited to nonprofits who don’t have the travel budget to send staff and volunteers to major conferences and workshops.
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  • Wild Apricot Updates October 2008

    Dmitriy Buterin 30 October 2008 0 comments
    Wild Apricot non-profit technology blog is sponsored by Bonasource, creators of Wild Apricot software. Our blog provides ideas and advice to small non-profits — charitable organizations, professional and business associations, social and recreational...
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  • Ask a Nonprofit Technology Expert

    Lori Halley 30 October 2008 2 comments
    NTEN Office Hours puts the experience and skills of nonprofit technology experts at your service in a free-access online question-and-answer chat session. The expert volunteers cover a wide range of tech topics of special interest to nonprofits: online, in real time.
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  • Show, Don't Tell: Google Earth Outreach for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 27 October 2008 2 comments
    Since the earliest days of world exploration, maps have told compelling stories to people who may never see the places depicted. Topographical lines on paper only go a small way to recreate the traveller's experience, however, and the rest depends...
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  • Get Started Right with Your Nonprofit on Twitter

    Lori Halley 22 October 2008 8 comments
    It seems like a dozen different social-media sites start up every day, so it can be a challenge to know where to put your online outreach efforts. Twitter is one real-time networking platform that’s clearly floated to the top of the social-media pool,...
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  • Is Your Website Ready for More Image-Search Traffic?

    Lori Halley 20 October 2008 7 comments
    If you’ve checked your website statistics lately, you may have noticed an increase in the number of visitors who come to your site by way of image search results pages — Google Image Search, MSN Live Image Search, and so on. Webmasters are of mixed...
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  • Reaping the Rewards of Blog Action Day

    Lori Halley 15 October 2008 9 comments
    Did you catch the buzz? Today is Blog Action Day , when bloggers around the world are asked to bring attention to one social issue. Last year it was the environment; this year, it's poverty. It's the kind of easy feel-good meme that the Internet loves...
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  • Contests Help Nonprofits Get Buzz and Build Community

    Lori Halley 14 October 2008 0 comments
    For nonprofits, a well-run contest is often enough to raise a significant amount of money in ticket sales, entry fees and straight-forward donations But what about those contests that don’t have an entry fee or other fundraising tool connected with...
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  • Good2gether: News and Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 09 October 2008 0 comments
    Media outlets need to enrich the syndicated wire service stories with local content if they are to attract readers and advertisers — but few have the budget, these days, for a cadre of local reporters to seek out and report on the "local angle" of...
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