Wild Apricot Blog

View: Tags | Archives

Sign up to have the latest blog posts sent straight to your inbox!

Go to:,1,2,3,...5,6,7,...12,13,14,
  • Is Your Non-Profit Website Turning Off New Readers?

    Lori Halley 10 August 2009 7 comments
    "Nobody cares about your website," Gerry McGovern tells business folks: "Your customers couldn’t care less about your new look, your new design or whether your dog has just had kittens." Focus on your audience: That’s the single most important piece of advice you’ll ever get about publishing a successful website or blog. But does this advice apply equally to non-profits? Yes, and no.
    Read More
  • 100 Online Tools for Non-Profits

    Lori Halley 05 August 2009 39 comments
    Tight in the budget and short on staff, non-profits are always on the lookout for new ways to get things done — and the Internet is a real treasure trove of useful tools. Here are 100 different applications to help you out with a variety of tasks from project tracking and collaboration to donor and membership management, and from building your non-profit website to tracking its effectiveness.
    Read More
  • 5 Quick Free Ways to Set Up Your Own Chat Room

    Lori Halley 26 May 2009 1 comments
    For quick consultations with colleagues, or staying in touch with your contacts, free instant messaging (IM) services like Google Chat, Skype, AIM, and many others will fit the bill. But if you need a user-friendly way to interact directly with those...
    Read More
  • Social Media for Non-Profits: 26 Great Slideshare Presentations You Can Use

    Lori Halley 12 May 2009 20 comments
    Great new presentations on social media are coming out almost daily, and many are directed specifically to the needs of non-profits. But it can be time-consuming to search out those that are up-to-date, actionable, and appropriate to nonprofits. Here's a hand-picked selection of slideshow presentations to get you started.
    Read More
  • 3 New Search Tools to find Research Data, Statistics, Answers

    Lori Halley 06 May 2009 0 comments
    On the Internet, our challenge is not simply to find information, but to sift out the truly useful and reliable information needed to complete a task or accomplish a goal. Three new specialized search tools are available (or will be soon) to help save your organization time in tracking down public records, demographic data, research and statistics.
    Read More
  • 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...
    Read More
  • 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...
    Read More
  • 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.
    Read More
  • 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?
    Read More
  • How to Shorten URLs and Track Clicks

    Lori Halley 03 February 2009 14 comments
    If you’ve ever received an email with a long link that breaks across several lines, so you’ve had to copy-and-paste the URL into your web browser, the benefits of a URL-shortening service will be immediately clear. Short URLs are a better fit wherever your messages are restricted in length, and they’re simply easier to remember. There are many free URL-shortening services to choose from, with a variety of useful features — such as previews, bookmarklets, and, in some cases, the ability to track the clicks on your shortened links.
    Read More
  • Facebook Profiles and Pages and Groups, oh my!

    Lori Halley 30 January 2009 56 comments
    If questions from our readers are any indication, there’s still a lot of confusion about the differences between Facebook’s Profiles, Fan Pages, and Groups — and which of these might best suit a nonprofit’s social-networking plan. Let’s take a closer...
    Read More
  • Motivating Your Volunteers: Needs, Barriers, and Psychology 101

    Lori Halley 22 January 2009 8 comments
    Finding ways to reward and motivate volunteers is a perpetual challenge for nonprofits. We can create opportunities to volunteer that meet the needs of our supporters, or we can remove the barriers that keep them from volunteering. Ideally, we’ll do both - but removing the barriers must come first, if volunteer activities are to compete for time and attention in a busy world.
    Read More
  • Should You Delete Old Blog Posts or Website Content?

    Lori Halley 12 January 2009 3 comments
    The more information you've published online, the better the chances that your organization's blog or website will be found by potential readers, right? That's true, yes, as far as it goes — quantity counts when each indexed page might be the answer to some web-surfer's search query. But the quality of information that readers find on your blog or website is what will help or hinder your organization's cause in the long run. Is all of your web content up-to-date and useful?
    Read More
  • Connect Your Nonprofit's Offline and Online Activities

    Lori Halley 17 December 2008 5 comments
    Your nonprofit’s website gets tens of thousands of hits every month. Thousands support your Cause on Facebook, and you’ve mapped out a killer Twitter strategy to attract a hundred new followers weekly. So what? “Those are impressive numbers on the...
    Read More
  • Search Engine Marketing Guide for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 03 December 2008 3 comments
    Search engine optimization is all about helping people to find your website when they search for information online. Clearly, you want your website to show up at the top of the search engine results pages when potential supporters look for information about your organization or your cause -- but many small nonprofits simply don’t have the budget for an SEO / SEM company to help make that happen..
    Read More
Go to:,1,2,3,...5,6,7,...12,13,14,

Sign up to have the latest blog posts sent straight to your inbox!

Search: WildApricot.com 

About results ( seconds) Sort by: 
Sorry, an error occured when performing search.