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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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  • How Do You Thank Your Volunteers?

    Lori Halley 06 October 2008 5 comments
    Thank you. It’s a powerful pair of words, and that simple statement of appreciation, spoken one-on-one, can go a long way to tell volunteers how much their work is valued — but you want to do more. A special effort or long-term commitment, in particular,...
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  • Selling Nonprofits to Generation Y - on Paper

    Lori Halley 02 October 2008 1 comments
    Nonprofits often take lessons from corporate research into what drives the "citizen-consumer" — especially teens and young adults, the first generation born into this high-speed, high-tech world. Miriam Kagan (GenerationYGive) has been wondering, along those lines, could catalogs be Gen Y’s version of direct mail?
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  • Will Digg Make a Category for Nonprofits?

    Lori Halley 30 September 2008 5 comments
    Arguably the most influential of social bookmarking sites, Digg.com is often both criticized and commended for having a narrow topic focus. With big changes in the works at Digg right now, what are the odds that the site might broaden its horizons,...
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  • Case Study: Calgary Meals on Wheels Takes Campaign Online

    Lori Halley 26 September 2008 1 comments
    Many of us are familiar with the Meals on Wheels concept - to deliver nutritious and affordable meals to people in need: seniors, convalescents, and people living with disabilities. In desperate need of a new facility in which to prepare all those meals, Calgary Meals on Wheels has just launched a major capital campaign - and a new website. We asked Leann Hackman-Carty to tell us about it...
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  • How to Learn More about Your Website Audience

    Lori Halley 24 September 2008 10 comments
    Are the people who are visiting your website really the audience that you're trying to target? The more you know about your website visitors, the better you can tailor your content to attract the audience you want to reach — but for nonprofits and...
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  • Wild Apricot Updates September 2008

    Dmitriy Buterin 24 September 2008 3 comments
    As you may know, the Wild Apricot blog about non-profit technology is hosted and sponsored by Wild Apricot software. The main focus of our blog is technology help and advice to millions of small non-profits. Among the subscribers to this blog are many...
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  • 270+ Web-Based Business Tools

    Lori Halley 22 September 2008 3 comments
    Hundreds of new web-based applications come on the market every year, so there's likely to be an affordable application for almost any administrative task -- with no need to download, install, maintain and update the same software on each of the computers...
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