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  • Business and Nonprofits Find Value in Twitter

    Lori Halley 16 September 2008 12 comments
    The original intention of sites such as Twitter may have been purely social, but like many Web 2.0 tools, it has evolved in the hands of its users. This time last year, the Canadian Marketing Association saw Twitter as a new toy for the tech savvy...
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  • Case Study: Mamapreneurs on Growing Membership Site for Business Moms

    Lori Halley 12 September 2008 3 comments
    Award-winning public relations professional and former broadcast journalist, Marlynn Jayme Schotland created Mamapreneurs Inc. to provide support and networking opportunities to business owners who are also mothers. Based in Portland, Oregon, the organization reaches out online to “mamapreneurs” anywhere in the world. Here, Marlynn talks about strategies for growing an active membership web site, and shares her top 5 tips for online community building.
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  • Set Up for Google Adwords Success with NTEN Webinars

    Lori Halley 10 September 2008 1 comments
    Have you ever wanted to try online advertising to promote your organization, but weren’t sure how to get started? Starting tomorrow, NTEN.org (The Nonprofit Technology Network) will be hosting a series of webinars aimed at teaching you how to get the most out of Google Grants, a program that offers free online Google Adwords advertising to select non-profits.
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  • Online Donations: Survey Shows Potential for Growth

    Lori Halley 08 September 2008 1 comments
    The American Express Charitable Gift Survey , released late last year in partnership with the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University , sought to answer two key questions: “How do people give online?” and “How much do they give per donation?”...
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  • 3 New Ways to Target Your Audience with Facebook Pages

    Lori Halley 04 September 2008 9 comments
    We’ve talked before about how nonprofits are using Facebook to connect with their supporters online, figuring out ways to work around the “closed door” model of the popular social-networking site. For example, setting up a nonprofit Facebook Page that...
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  • Wild Apricot News: Thomas M. Cooley Law Students Go Back-to-School With Wild Apricot Membership Management Software

    Lori Halley 04 September 2008 0 comments
    America's largest law school integrates student club and association websites using one easy-to-use solution. Toronto, ON September 4, 2008 -- Wild Apricot, a leading Membership Website Platform, announced today that it has been selected to host the...
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  • What's Turning Off Your Donors?

    Lori Halley 02 September 2008 3 comments
    "As a donor to charity, what do we nonprofits do that irritates you? What’s caused you to stop giving to a charity?" Marc Pitman asked the tough questions on LinkedIn , a social-networking site with a business/professional focus where the demographic...
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  • 44% of Donors Check Out Your Nonprofit Online

    Lori Halley 28 August 2008 1 comments
    When your nonprofit sends out its next fundraising direct mail appeal, how many potential donors will be heading to the Internet before they decide if they want to donate? The number of people checking out your organization online may be higher than...
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  • 6 Sources for Free Map Graphics

    Lori Halley 25 August 2008 3 comments
    No budget for custom graphics — yet you need a map for your website or presentation, to help show your membership reach or the areas in which your organization does its work? No problem. The internet offers a variety of free map graphics, many of which...
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  • Wild Apricot Updates August 2008

    Dmitriy Buterin 25 August 2008 0 comments
    The most recent Wild Apricot update was released on August 11th — see more in our July blog post and on the Wild Apricot release history page . The update went without much trouble. The biggest challenge was to reconcile our HTML code changes with...
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  • Tech Support for Free and Open-Source Software

    Lori Halley 20 August 2008 0 comments
    This is the third part of our series on free and open-source software and the resources to help your organization make the most of what FOSS has to offer. When you need to know the meaning of a word, you flip open a dictionary. It’s a trusted authority....
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  • A Closer Look at Facebook Events

    Lori Halley 18 August 2008 13 comments
    Facebook is fast becoming a popular way to publicize an organization's event, invite guests, and track who plans to attend. Facebook Events may be just what your group needs -- but could you be shutting out some of the people who might support your event? The fact is, for non-members of the site, Facebook can feel like a frustrating series of closed doors...
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  • Does Open-Source Software Fall Down on Usability?

    Lori Halley 15 August 2008 4 comments
    This is the second part in our series taking a closer look at free and open-source software : the real costs, the barriers, and the trade-offs; the best FOSS alternatives to “brand name” software; and the resources to help you make the most of it....
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  • An Introduction to Free and Open Source Software

    Lori Halley 13 August 2008 5 comments
    As more cash-strapped non-profits, businesses, and individuals turn to free or open-source software to stretch their budgets, the open-source movement is booming. There may be no better time to talk frankly about the realities of using free or open-source...
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  • Statistics for Good

    Lori Halley 11 August 2008 2 comments
    A great deal of reliable statistical data has long been available to the public eye — but it’s often been a challenge for resource-strapped nonprofit organizations to track down the information you need for policy development or to support your fundraising...
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