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  • 6 Web Tools to Help Small Organizations Thrive

    Lori Halley 28 December 2010 4 comments
    This is a guest post by Ja-Naé Duane, artist, creative economist, social media strategist and a faculty member at Northeastern University. Ja-Naé is also CEO of Wild Woman Entrepreneurs, Ja-Naé Ventures, Co-founder of the Massachusetts Artist Leaders Coalition, Founder of The Leaders and author of "How to Start Your Business with $100."
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  • Can Online Functionality Increase Member Engagement?

    Lori Halley 20 December 2010 2 comments
    As the calendar year winds down many organizations are looking for time-saving online applications to help juggle the busy event, holiday and renewal period. But remember that your members are time-strapped too. As you review your existing or new online...
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  • A Practical Tech Strategy for Nonprofit Leaders

    Lori Halley 15 December 2010 5 comments
    Are you wrestling with how, exactly, technology can help your nonprofit do more with less? Farra Trompeter's presentation on "Nonprofit Leaders and Technology" gives nonprofit leaders a practical step-by-step approach to planning a purposeful use of web technology and social media.
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  • What is your organization’s “digital IQ?”

    Lori Halley 13 December 2010 0 comments
    If your wondering how your organization measures up in the online world, you might find the Digital IQ Index: Public Sector (PDF) study interesting. Conducted by George Washington University School of Business and L2 (a think tank for digital innovation),...
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  • Successful Nonprofit Events: Free eBook

    Lori Halley 03 November 2010 2 comments
    Do your auctions flop? Are your luncheons lame? Do your nonprofit fundraising events always seem to fall short of the mark? Just in time for the busy holiday season, here’s expert (free) help from the good folks at Network for Good.
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  • 10 Highly Successful Social Media Habits for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 02 November 2010 5 comments
    Ventureneer and Caliber gathered data from 891 nonprofits to learn what's working and what's not, and to develop “best practices” for social media marketing. The results are detailed in a 44-page report, "Nonprofits and Social Media: It Ain't Optional," that's free to download and CC-licensed to share.
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  • Free Guide: Cause Marketing through Social Media

    Lori Halley 05 October 2010 0 comments
    Add one more to today’s list of resources for fundraisers! Just released by Network for Good and Zoetica, here's a new free eGuide on Cause Marketing Through Social Media: 5 Steps to Successful Online Campaigns.
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  • Non-Profits Called to Explain Costs of Fundraising

    Lori Halley 23 September 2010 3 comments
    Can you imagine asking for $100, and telling your donor up front that $80 will go to the telemarketing company that interrupted his dinner, and only $20 to your non-profit? You know that it takes money to raise money for a cause. And your donors, for...
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  • How to Get Your Board Members to Blog

    Lori Halley 21 September 2010 8 comments
    Many hands make light work, and many voices can make for more interesting reading. Yet, getting your board members to contribute to the organization’s blog can be like pulling the proverbial hens' teeth! Let’s take a look at what lies behind that reluctance...
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  • What Makes a Good Non-Profit Website?

    Lori Halley 23 August 2010 6 comments
    A lively LinkedIn discussion was kicked off when Elizabeth Watkin , program coordinator at Africa Carbon Credit Exchange,asked, “ What makes a good non-profit website? ” What do you like to see on a charity/non-profit/NGO website and what do you dislike?...
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  • Rich Media Search Tool for Your Website

    Lori Halley 13 August 2010 3 comments
    Are you looking for a way to help your website visitors easily find relevant related information online? The folks over at ReadWriteWeb have just added a great new search feature to their site, courtesy of Apture.com . When you highlight any word,...
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  • 3 (more) Search Engine Writing Tips for Associations

    Lori Halley 06 August 2010 0 comments
    Search engine optimization (or SEO for short) is, simply, the process of making it easier for people to find you in search engines such as Google. Associations can benefit greatly from doing a little SEO work on their website, since getting more traffic...
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  • 5 Ideas for Recruiting New Members to your Association

    Lori Halley 23 July 2010 0 comments
    Recruiting new members has always been a challenge for associations. And with time and money tighter than ever for many, it's arguably never been harder to get those new folks through the door. Here are a few ideas to help you find those fresh faces:...
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  • Best Practices for Contest Campaigns: AGC Lessons Learned

    Lori Halley 21 July 2010 2 comments
    Results of a detailed evaluation of the 2009 America’s Giving Challenge competition have been released in the “must-read” 2009 AGC Assessment and Reflection Report. The best part? Lessons learned can be replicated by other non-profits, both for contest campaigns and for general social media outreach.
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  • Free PDF Converter Keeps Your Clickable Links

    Lori Halley 15 July 2010 7 comments
    The ability to retain hyperlinks when you convert documents to PDF format has been missing from most of the free or low-cost web-based PDF tools to date. Finally, here’s a free online document converter that can keep those clickable links working in your PDFs. Thanks to Donnie Maclurcan of ProjectAustralia for the tip on this useful free tool!
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