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  • Help a Reporter — Get Free Media Exposure

    Lori Halley 20 May 2008 4 comments
    When your spokesperson is interviewed on the TV evening news, that's air time worth far more than most nonprofits could hope to afford as an advertising purchase. And when your organization is quoted in the press, that lends an air of credibility that you just can't buy at any price. Advertising is telling your own story. Publicity is when someone else tells your story for you. And there's no question which type of communication packs the biggest public relations punch.
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  • Easy Embedded Tables for Your Website or Blog: Part One

    Lori Halley 15 May 2008 1 comments
    Some kinds of information are best presented in table form: school alumni lists, genealogy data, annotated lists of resources, survey results and statistical data, and so on. When you have several data fields for each item, a simple list won't cut it. Here are 5 methods you might choose to show a table on your web page.
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  • 5pm offers Easy Online Project Management - with 50% discount for nonprofits

    Lori Halley 12 May 2008 16 comments
    Project management software is a tough and competitive field. With so many excellent choices out there, it's hard to know what tools will work best for your organization's needs. Do you want web-based or desktop application? Which features will you...
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  • How Well Does Your Website Work for its Users?

    Lori Halley 08 May 2008 5 comments
    How easy do you think it should be to make a charitable donation? Getting a charity to accept your money might not be quite as easy as you'd think — if the charity's website is designed to meet its own needs, that is, rather than the needs of the people...
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  • Web 2.0 Nonprofit Success Stories - Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants

    Lori Halley 05 May 2008 1 comments
    The "Web 2.0 Nonprofit Success Stories" submitted to the NPC Carnival this week led to a selection of nonprofit organizations that are widely varied in terms of size, budget, and reach. Each group is using the Internet and Web 2.0 tools in a different...
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  • Wild Apricot Updates and Plans. April 2008

    Lori Halley 30 April 2008 0 comments
    There haven't been many April showers, but a lot of flowers have already bloomed! On April 10th, we released an update that included the following key changes: Ability to specify different fields for different membership levels. This was a frequently...
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  • Bring Your Nonprofit Success Stories to the Blog Carnival

    Lori Halley 30 April 2008 0 comments
    Wild Apricot is pleased to be hosting the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants on Monday, 5 May 2008, and the theme will be "Web 2.0 Nonprofit Success Stories" Tell us how you're using the Internet -- and specifically Web 2.0 tools and technologies --...
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  • Free PDF Tools for Mac

    Lori Halley 29 April 2008 9 comments
    When we caught up with educator Dave Riddell on Twitter the other day, he was looking for a new low-cost tool to create and edit PDF files — the web's default format for sharing printable documents. Here, for the benefit of other Macintosh users, he...
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  • Affordable Online File Storage for Multiple Computers

    Lori Halley 28 April 2008 5 comments
    All it takes is a sudden hard-drive crash to sell a computer user on the value of backing up all important documents. And if you travel, or move between different computers in the course of your work, secure online data storage means you'll never find yourself going into a meeting without that one file you urgently need.
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  • Dilbert.com Goes Web 2.0

    Lori Halley 24 April 2008 1 comments
    How would you define Web 2.0 ? Wikipedia does a pretty good job of explaining it, but why use words alone to explain such a complex idea, when you can show-and-tell? Try this: Flip open just about any North American newspaper to the comics page......
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  • Producing Demo Videos - Sharing Our Experiences

    Lori Halley 22 April 2008 1 comments
    We have recently put together first 5 videos demoing basic functionality of Wild Apricot software. This has been a great learning experience and we would appreciate any feedback on our videos (which are still work in progress!). We also wanted to summarize...
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  • Free Online Color Testing Tools for Accessible Website Design

    Lori Halley 22 April 2008 4 comments
    Accessible websites are the fast-approaching future of web design, and accessibility is already the law in many jurisdictions. We're talking about websites whose designs don't create artificial barriers for people of differing abilities, or those with...
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  • Making a Case for Social Media Marketing

    Lori Halley 18 April 2008 1 comments
    Social media and social networking are hot buzzwords in the world of online marketing, but what do they mean in practical terms? Is social media marketing just a passing fad, or could it be a worthwhile strategy for your organization? In a survey done...
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  • 8 Tips for an Effective Online Survey

    Lori Halley 15 April 2008 12 comments
    Your organization may send out a feedback request with its appeals or reports to members. And perhaps you routinely ask those who attend your special events to fill out a quick survey. But if you need data quickly, or from a broader range of respondents,...
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  • NonProfits on Video: Using YouTube to Promote Your Cause

    Lori Halley 12 April 2008 7 comments
    Conventional wisdom says that it is the small nonprofit organizations who stand most to benefit from Web 2.0 opportunities, where so much can be accomplished for such a small investment of time and resources. Online video, for example, puts multimedia...
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