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  • How I Quadrupled My Nonprofit Blog Traffic in Less Than 1 Year

    Terry Ibele 30 October 2017 7 comments
    In this post I’m going to share everything I’ve learned about how to build a successful nonprofit blog from the ground up. This year I've taken traffic from 9,000 visitors/month to over 36,000.
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  • Help With Your Membership Blog

    Lori Halley 16 September 2013 1 comments
    Here is a collection of information, tips and advice to help get your membership blog off to a great start this fall.
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  • 4 Reasons Why You Should Be Blogging

    Lori Halley 22 July 2013 2 comments
    Here are 4 key reasons why your organization should have a blog, as well as a Movie Monday video that offers a look at how one organization "built excitement and community engagement" with a blog.
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  • Promoting Engagement With A Blog

    Lori Halley 25 May 2011 7 comments
    Should your non-profit or member organization have a blog? It’s a question of broadcast versus engagement. A blog offers an opportunity for you to share information and connect with existing supporters as well as attracting new members, supporters, volunteers or donors.
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  • Leverage Your Social Influence to Raise Money

    Lori Halley 02 February 2011 1 comments
    Raising money can be an arduous task. As a small member-based or non-profit organization, you know that it can feel like pulling teeth to find the funding necessary to reach your goals. This guest post by Ja-Naé Duane, explains how you can leverage your social networks to raise money.
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  • At Wild Apricot, we're listening as well as talking

    Lori Halley 10 December 2010 2 comments
    Back in September when we consolidated our many blogs into the Wild Apricot blog , I mentioned that we were planning to complement Rebecca Leaman's NP technology blogs with a broader range of subjects of interest to non-profits and associations. Lori...
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  • Want to work at Wild Apricot? Marketing Writer/Blogger job posting

    Lori Halley 06 October 2010 4 comments
    Wild Apricot is looking for a new member to join our marketing team! Are you a writer and blogger with social media experience, and a background working with associations or non-profits? Are you looking for a great challenge at a great company doing...
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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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  • Changes - a new direction for the Wild Apricot Blog

    Lori Halley 16 September 2010 13 comments
    Since launching in 2006, Wild Apricot's mission has been to help non-profits, small associations, and other member-driven organizations with their technology challenges through our software, and also by sharing useful information through this blog....
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  • What's Your Non-Profit's Content Marketing Strategy?

    Lori Halley 14 July 2010 0 comments
    Six out of 10 professional marketers are spending more on content marketing in 2010, for the third year in a row. The rise of blogs and other social media makes online content creation a growing focus for non-profit sector, too. Why? Because content marketing works.
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  • Association Ideas: New Blog for Professional and Business Associations

    Lori Halley 17 June 2010 1 comments
    WildApricot.com is excited to announce the launch of a new blog – Association Ideas @ Wild Apricot – focussed on the challenges faced by volunteer and small-staff organizations such as membership recruiting, event management, and how technology is changing the role of associations.
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  • Swipe your Social Media Response Plan from the US Air Force

    Lori Halley 11 May 2010 2 comments
    Should a nonprofit organization look to the military for social media advice? Perhaps so, if it’s the US Air Force we’re talking about! In fact, their Web Posting Response Assessment flow chart can serve as a strong models to guide your staff in best practices of online conversation.
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  • A Year’s Worth of Blog Topics Ideas

    Lori Halley 22 April 2010 9 comments
    Blogging is one of the most powerful communications tools a nonprofit can have in its online arsenal, if you’ve got the resources to put behind it. But yes, maintaining a blog can take a lot of time and mental energy – especially if you frequently run short of blog post ideas. Here’s a way to tackle that writer’s block – not just today, but for months to come.
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  • How to Backup Your Ning Network Content

    Lori Halley 22 April 2010 2 comments
    Recent changes in Ning’s business model (see News & Views About Change for updates) have Network Creators wondering whether to pay to keep hosting their online communities on the Ning platform, or to start looking at alternatives. We won’t be told...
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  • A Web Publishing Planner for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 20 March 2010 2 comments
    In a recent TechSoup webinar, Allen Gunn, Executive Director of Aspiration, suggested a simple and effective process for planning your organization's online communications, using a simple spreadsheet template to create a monthly Publishing Matrix.
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