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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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  • Is Your Nonprofit Risking a Communications Nightmare?

    Lori Halley 09 April 2008 3 comments
    Could your organization get a message to all your members within 48 hours? One small association thought so -- until last week, when an unexpected event revealed a major flaw in how the group was communicating with its members. This is a real-life example of a real nonprofit organization: a small interest-based nonprofit with a very small budget, run by volunteers working a few hours a month from their own homes. Does this sound like any group you know?
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  • Get Started with FeedBurner

    Lori Halley 07 April 2008 13 comments
    If your nonprofit website includes an RSS feed, are you making the most of that technology? A free online service called FeedBurner turns your blog's RSS feed into a browser-friendly page that makes it easy for readers to subscribe to your blog updates. But that's just the beginning of what FeedBurner can do for you --
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  • NPT Offers Free Corporate Philanthropy Search Portal for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 03 April 2008 0 comments
    A new online search portal just launched by The NonProfit Times, in partnership with internet search company NOZA, gives nonprofit fundraisers free access to more than 4,300 searchable records of major corporate gifts to U.S. charities valued at $1 million or more.
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  • Campaign Maps: How 3 Nonprofit Organizations use Online Maps to Send a Message

    Lori Halley 01 April 2008 7 comments
    Maps have come a long way from the traditional classroom wall map that many of us grew up with. Online, maps have taken on added dimension with multimedia mashups and a new level of interaction: the information they can deliver goes far beyond topographical features and geo-political boundaries. Here are three maps from three different nonprofit websites: all deal in some way with food sources, but each sends its message in a very different way.
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  • Get Started with RSS Feeds and Feed Readers

    Lori Halley 28 March 2008 12 comments
    RSS is short for Really Simple Syndication, an internet standard for publishing updates to web-based content. You may hear it called web feeds, XML feeds, RSS channels, subscriptions, syndicated content -- by any name, it's all RSS -- and one of the most useful bits of internet technology to come along. What can RSS do for you?
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  • Wild Apricot Updates and Plans

    Lori Halley 26 March 2008 13 comments
    The spring is here. (Kinda of - Toronto is still very cold with piles of snow on the streets!) We did some spring cleaning for our March 6th update: Making it easier/more straightforward to handle exceptional situations - like manual entry of transactions...
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  • Case Study: Austin Contact Center Alliance on Growing Member Community

    Lori Halley 26 March 2008 0 comments
    This months' case study looks at Austin Contact Center Alliance (ACCA) - a progressive business association out of Texas. They share their top 5 lessons in building and growing their community. We discuss how their organization evolved and how they...
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  • Recruit New Volunteers Online and Celebrate Volunteer Week 2008

    Lori Halley 25 March 2008 0 comments
    April 27 - May 3, 2008 is National Volunteer Week in both Canada and the United States. The heightened awareness of volunteerism that goes along with such a campaign offers a golden opportunity to celebrate your existing volunteers — and to recruit new volunteers to your organization. Here are a few ideas of how your nonprofit might use the internet to take full advantage of Volunteer Week — and we'd love to hear your ideas, too!
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  • New Nonprofit News Source

    Lori Halley 23 March 2008 3 comments
    Do you find that the wealth of information online is a mixed blessing? True, almost anything a nonprofit organization might need to know can be discovered on the internet... eventually. On the other hand, information overload can be simply overwhelming....
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  • Non-profit Web 2.0 Survey

    Lori Halley 19 March 2008 0 comments
    If you work with a nonprofit and use Web 2.0 technologies in your work, or to benefit your organization in some way, Dave Crusoe wants to hear about your experience. As a follow-up to questions posted to several major discussion lists, he's posted...
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  • Wild Apricot News: Wild Apricot Receives Top Marks for Ease of Setup and Ease of Use

    Lori Halley 19 March 2008 0 comments
    Web-based membership management software program for clubs, associations and non-profits wins accolades from independent product reviewers Toronto, ON March 19, 2008 -- Wild Apricot, a fully integrated, turn-key website with integrated member database...
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  • Google Portal for Non-Profits Launched

    Lori Halley 18 March 2008 4 comments
    Billed as a "a one-stop shop for tools to help advance your organization's mission in a smart, cost-efficient way," the newly launched Google for Non-Profits portal offers quick links to the most commonly used tools in the Google suite of services. It also highlights some cost-saving benefits that are available only to nonprofits.
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  • LOLseals taps Pop Culture Trends and Web 2.0 Tools

    Lori Halley 17 March 2008 2 comments
    For an example of how simple web tools and social networking sites can be used to raise awareness of a nonprofit's cause, LOLseals is worth a close look. It's a new photo caption contest from the Humane Society of the United States, blending pop culture trends and web 2.0 tools in a low-cost campaign that practically begs to go viral.
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  • Manage Your Nonprofit's Human Resources Online With Zoho People

    Lori Halley 15 March 2008 2 comments
    Zoho, best known for its suite of free productivity and collaboration online tools, a direct competitor to Google Apps, has just launched Zoho People , a free online Human Resources Management Application. It's designed for small and medium-sized businesses,...
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