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  • Wild Apricot Software News for January 2009

    Dmitriy Buterin 27 January 2009 0 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 simplifies life...
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  • Budget-Stretching Help for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 26 January 2009 0 comments
    When a recession hits, non-profit organizations can do three things to keep on an even financial keel: 1.) Increase your income, 2.) Cut your costs, and 3.) Use your resources more effectively. Two recent articles from Fieldstone Alliance give practical advice to help nonprofits get by in tough economic times.
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  • Motivating Your Volunteers: Needs, Barriers, and Psychology 101

    Lori Halley 22 January 2009 8 comments
    Finding ways to reward and motivate volunteers is a perpetual challenge for nonprofits. We can create opportunities to volunteer that meet the needs of our supporters, or we can remove the barriers that keep them from volunteering. Ideally, we’ll do both - but removing the barriers must come first, if volunteer activities are to compete for time and attention in a busy world.
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  • Wild Apricot News: Wild Apricot Offers Five Simple Ways to Use the Internet to Answer President Obama's Call to Action

    Lori Halley 22 January 2009 0 comments
    Smart Website Software Helps You Become an Agent of Change Toronto, ON January 22, 2009 -- The inauguration of President Barack Obama has ushered in a new spirit of hope, and with it the call for a new era of responsibility in America and around the...
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  • Social Publishing: Scribd as a Tool for Nonprofit Outreach

    Lori Halley 20 January 2009 8 comments
    There are any number of ways a nonprofit can make a document available to readers online. Put the text on your website, email it, offer a PDF for download, even embed a Powerpoint presentation in a web page. Combine the convenience of online document sharing with the power of social networking, however, and "social publishing" could ramp up your outreach.
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  • Wanted: New Blood for an Aging Nonprofit Sector

    Lori Halley 15 January 2009 2 comments
    As our population ages, so does the membership of most nonprofits and associations. We know that, intellectually, yes, but the real impact can sneak up on an organization: One day, you’re humming along just fine — and the next, planning a major event,...
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  • Should You Delete Old Blog Posts or Website Content?

    Lori Halley 12 January 2009 3 comments
    The more information you've published online, the better the chances that your organization's blog or website will be found by potential readers, right? That's true, yes, as far as it goes — quantity counts when each indexed page might be the answer to some web-surfer's search query. But the quality of information that readers find on your blog or website is what will help or hinder your organization's cause in the long run. Is all of your web content up-to-date and useful?
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  • How to Create a Nonprofit Social Media Policy

    Lori Halley 08 January 2009 15 comments
    Who should speak for your organization in social media? How can you control what’s being said about your group and your cause? If you're not sure, it may be time to work out a social media policy for your staff and volunteers who blog and chat and comment online, where the personal and professional lines often blur.
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  • Security Issues in Social Media Shouldn't Put Nonprofits Off Networking Online

    Lori Halley 04 January 2009 9 comments
    As more and more nonprofits take advantage of social media sites to connect with supporters, security concerns are rising more to the forefront. This past weekend, Twitter was hit by a phishing epidemic — just the latest in a string of attacks against...
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  • Are You Tracking Your Top Blog Posts?

    Lori Halley 31 December 2008 3 comments
    Top 10 Blog Post lists are popping up all over the Internet as another year comes to an end, as nonprofits, individuals, and businesses take stock of where they’ve been and plan their communications strategy for the coming year. But how do you know...
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  • Wild Apricot - final updates for 2008

    Dmitriy Buterin 24 December 2008 0 comments
    About Wild Apricot Our blog provides technology advice for small non-profits. Many subscribers are also Wild Apricot software clients, so we do monthly blog posts about our software. Wild Apricot simplifies non-profit management for thousands of professional...
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  • Reddit to Rally Volunteers for Needy Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 22 December 2008 0 comments
    Last year, social bookmarking site Reddit partnered up to raise over $3,000 for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF.org), a non-profit selected by the website’s users to benefit from the fund-raising drive. This year, they’re trying something different...
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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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