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  • Why your nonprofit should use videoblogs

    Lori Halley 11 May 2007 2 comments
    Video blogging (or vlogging or video podcasting) is the new trend of posting and distributing personal video and stories over the internet. It has increased in popularity among nonprofits as a very effective tool to share stories, reach constituents...
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  • Cutting your non-profit's administration costs

    Lori Halley 10 May 2007 0 comments
    Copyright, Grantland Enterprises; www.grantland.net . Used with permission. May not be reproduced in any format.
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  • Nonprofits should take advantage of RSS

    Lori Halley 25 April 2007 7 comments
    One of my favorite things about Web 2.0 tools is that they help me make sense of the enormous amount of information, blogs and news available on the web. Instead of going to 10 or 20 websites and typing their addresses or even going through my bookmarks,...
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  • What are the Barriers to Using Flickr in Your Nonprofit?

    Lori Halley 24 April 2007 5 comments
    We received the following comment in response to a recent post about “ Five ways nonprofits can use Flickr to reach new audiences”: "You're right, Flickr has a ton of potential for all kinds of cool social applications for clubs, charities and associations....
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  • Online Membership Management Demands Simplicity too!

    Lori Halley 18 April 2007 0 comments
    While going through my RSS feeds, I came across an article by Gerry McGovern that reflects a key aspect in Wild Apricot - Ease of Use. It is an excellent post on the significance of simplicity and usability on the web. The article is titled "Easy to...
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  • Non-profit Leadership

    Lori Halley 09 April 2007 0 comments
    The job of a non-profit leader involves juggling a multitude of tasks and new skills are always needed Copyright, Grantland Enterprises; www.grantland.net . Used with permission. May not be reproduced in any format.
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  • Tips for Attending Conferences Part II

    Lori Halley 02 April 2007 0 comments
    In the first part of this series , I covered a few tips on attending conferences. In this closing post on getting the most out of conferences, we'll share some helpful tips for conference speakers and presenters. So if you have been selected or volunteered...
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  • Associations and Web 2.0 – Interview with Kathryn Lagden

    Lori Halley 29 March 2007 1 comments
    How does Web 2.0 impact your association and how can you make Web 2.0 tools work for you to help your membership grow? In the following interview, Kathryn Lagden, General Manager at AIMS, answers these questions and shares her tips on using Web 2.0...
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  • Tips for Attending Conferences Part I

    Lori Halley 27 March 2007 1 comments
    Spring is here and conference season has started. This year I'll be attending a couple of important conferences. In April I'll be attending the Non-profit Technology Conference held in Washington, DC from April 4 to 6 2007. (It's not too late to register,...
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  • 2007 Non-Profit Technology Conference, mark your calendars for April 4-6 in Washington, DC

    Lori Halley 20 March 2007 1 comments
    The "premier annual event for anyone interested in helping nonprofits make more effective use of technology to achieve their missions" will take place in Washington, DC, from Wednesday, April 4th through Friday, April 6th, 2007. I’ve made my arrangements...
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  • What is tagging and practical ways non-profits can use it

    Lori Halley 15 March 2007 2 comments
    What exactly are tags? Simply put, tags are keywords. In the same way you can stick labels on physical objects, you can use tags to label digital 'things' such as blog posts, photos, and web links. Once you assign one or more tags to a certain object,...
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  • Board and Staff Relationships

    Lori Halley 13 March 2007 0 comments
    An example of how board and staff relations are NOT working in harmony. We hope that's not the case at your nonprofit. Copyright, Grantland Enterprises; www.grantland.net . Used with permission. May not be reproduced in any format.
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  • Online Fundraising on the Rise - Target Analysis Group and Donordigital Report finds

    Lori Halley 08 March 2007 0 comments
    While the Internet, broadband networks and email have grown to be the new fundraising tools for non-profits over the past several years, their potential has not been reached - in terms of the amount of money raised and the number of organizations fundraising...
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  • Social Marketing De-Mystified

    Lori Halley 07 March 2007 0 comments
    Marketing is the selling of services, ideas or products. While traditional marketing shifts the buying patterns of products by consumers, social marketing shifts ideas, attitudes and behaviours of individuals in a society. With social marketing, the...
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  • How Non-Profits Can Use Mashups

    Lori Halley 01 March 2007 5 comments
    Last week, we wrote a blog post about web 2.0 technologies for non-profits - an overview of the latest web tools such as blogs, social networking applications, RSS, social bookmarking, wikis and more. Today, we want to discuss another exciting new...
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