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  • Wild Apricot Software News - March 2009

    Dmitriy Buterin 25 March 2009 6 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 is used by thousands...
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  • Nonprofit Budgets Benefit from Greener Events

    Lori Halley 24 March 2009 4 comments
    Isn’t it great when “doing the right thing” can show off your organization in its best light, ease the workload for staff and volunteers, and save you some money as well? Recently I’ve had a small role in helping to organize the annual conference for...
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  • How Memes Can Help Your Nonprofit Blog

    Lori Halley 19 March 2009 4 comments
    When the venerable Fieldstone Alliance surprised its readers this week with 25 Random Things that Make the Nonprofit Sector Great , picking up on a popular fad that’s been making the rounds of Facebook, it was a strong hint to take a closer look at...
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  • What Makes a Successful Online Community?

    Lori Halley 17 March 2009 1 comments
    A successful online community can pay off in increased word of mouth (35%), more brand awareness (28%), bringing new ideas into the organization faster (24%) and greater customer loyalty (24%), according to the 2008 Tribalization of Business study...
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  • Wild Apricot News: Wild Apricot's 21st Century Spring Cleaning Strategy for Condo and Homeowners Associations: Go Paperless

    Lori Halley 12 March 2009 0 comments
    Condo and Homeowners’ Associations can increase efficiency, improve communications and boost member satisfaction with Wild Apricot Website and Membership Management Software. March 12, 2009 -- It's time for spring cleaning. Wild Apricot offers homeowner...
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  • Roll Your Own RSS Feed Digest Widget

    Lori Halley 12 March 2009 12 comments
    There are many ways to publish any RSS feed on your own website — Feedburner’s BuzzBoost feature, and Widgetbox, for example, among a host of other methods including a Google Docs trick — but lately I’ve been using a free service called Feed Informer, for several reasons.
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  • Recession May Encourage More Creative Donations to Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 06 March 2009 4 comments
    When corporate donors and sponsors are forced by a recession to rein in their spending, charitable donations can take a hard hit. Yet the motivations for giving have not changed. Business owners still want to help a good cause, as well as get a tax...
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  • Idealist.org Announces Social News Site for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 05 March 2009 0 comments
    Idealist.org and Reddit.com have just announced the launch of IdealistNews.com, a “social news” service where users submit and vote on “timely and important news of remarkable things happening in the nonprofit world.” What makes these services interesting...
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  • Low-Cost Magazine Publishing On Demand

    Lori Halley 03 March 2009 1 comments
    Flying quietly under the Hewlett-Packard umbrella, MagCloud is a new online service that helps groups and individuals to publish their own magazines in the US, Canada, and the UK. It's affordable for even the smallest non-profit, and print-on-demand technology means that no paper (or money) is wasted on printing copies that might not be sold.
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  • Ontario Nonprofit Network: Constellations for the Public Good

    Lori Halley 27 February 2009 0 comments
    Networks of networks (or associations of associations) are far from rare, but the Ontario Nonprofit Network is especially interesting in how it helps to build cross-sector alliances. It's all based on the constellation governance model, "a way of organizing a group of interested parties to meet a need without having to create a new organization."
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  • Wild Apricot Software News - February 2009

    Dmitriy Buterin 25 February 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 all-in-one software is...
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  • Google Labs Introduces Gmail Offline

    Lori Halley 24 February 2009 7 comments
    Many organizations use Gmail to manage their email, because its generous storage space, ability to use your own domain , and system of tags and filters make it easy to organize email communications. One drawback of Gmail, however — as with any web-based...
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  • Web 2.0 Showing Signs of Recession

    Lori Halley 19 February 2009 5 comments
    We've quickly become used to finding free or low-cost web tools and services for collaborating and communicating online, sharing media across platforms, or bringing new interactivity to our websites. Now, as business models change in response to the economic recession, nonprofits' online toolboxes are changing, too.
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  • Case Study: Community Membership Websites Help to Keep Neighborhoods Safe

    Lori Halley 16 February 2009 1 comments
    When a series of home and auto burglaries hit the community of Seven Oaks, Florida, last summer, Andy Denbo of EdgeLineTech.com responded by launching a new website, SevenOaksWatch. The site’s main focus was to gather information, keep residents informed...
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  • Remote Hosted Blog vs. Blog on Your Non-Profit Website

    Lori Halley 12 February 2009 7 comments
    The benefits of nonprofit blogging are clear. Fresh blog content can bring visitors back regularly to see what's new with your organization, actively engage your supporters in your cause, and give you a boost with search engines. But which is better - to integrate a blog as a part of your nonprofit’s main website, or to host it remotely on a third-party blogging platform?
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