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  • How To Find CC-Licensed Flickr Photos for Your Blog

    Lori Halley 18 March 2010 13 comments
    Suppose you’re writing about Earth Hour (this year it’s 8:30 – 9:30 pm on Saturday, March 27th). You want a picture that attracts the eye and helps your readers to see at a glance what your blog post is about — stars? candles? a city skyline before...
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  • 3 Good (Free) Online Image Editors

    Lori Halley 17 March 2010 8 comments
    If you don’t have mad PhotoShop skillz, if you don't want to install new software, or if all you need is a quick photo clean-up or fancy effect – here are three free online image editing tools you may want to give a try.
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  • How to Bring Facebook Fans to Your Nonprofit Blog: Part 3

    Lori Halley 11 February 2010 2 comments
    Your fans not only create the community around your nonprofit's Facebook Page, they define how they want to experience it and create much of the content. Here are some ways to bring some of that interactivity to your nonprofit's blog or website.
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  • Is the Right Person Doing Your Nonprofit's Social Media?

    Lori Halley 03 February 2010 22 comments
    Who handles the social media marketing for your nonprofit? Often, in a small organization, the job falls to the most enthusiastic person — or to the Gen Yer on staff (on the theory that “that generation knows all about this web stuff”) — but wouldn’t...
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  • How to Bring Facebook Fans to Your Nonprofit Blog - Part 2

    Lori Halley 29 January 2010 9 comments
    "How can our nonprofit move the active conversation from our Facebook fan Page to our organization’s own blog‌?" The nonprofit that asked this question might be a small one, but their challenge certainly isn’t! Here's one way to tackle it.
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  • How to Bring Facebook Fans to Your Nonprofit Blog: Part 1

    Lori Halley 21 January 2010 8 comments
    A challenging social media question came in from a very small health-related nonprofit support group, recently: How can we move the active conversation on our Facebook fan Page over to our organization’s blog?
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  • Posterous.com: Email Blogging for NonProfits

    Lori Halley 13 January 2010 8 comments
    Someone was asking about "microblogs" the other day, whether Posterous.com is a platform that small nonprofits should be looking at, and how it might be used by organizations that already maintain a blog on their website. Here are my thoughts on it....
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  • Association Chat (#assnchat) Blog Launched

    Lori Halley 11 January 2010 2 comments
    Launched today, Association Chat’s new blog helps association folks to connect with colleagues in the weekly #assnchat Twitter chat, and extends the conversation's reach from Twitter to the wider Web. Could your own organization and its chapters (or a network of nonprofits that share a common cause) do something similar, to help amplify your own online message?
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  • No Time to Blog for Your Nonprofit? Phone it in!

    Lori Halley 21 December 2009 6 comments
    Do you get some of your best blog ideas when you’re away from your computer? Try audio blogging: Speak your piece, grab a quick interview, or capture the vibes of a live event with your mobile phone - then quickly post the audio online to share with your organization's members and supporters.
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  • Yes, Blog Action Day is Kind of a Big Deal - What Can Your Nonprofit Learn from #BAD09?

    Lori Halley 15 October 2009 4 comments
    Blog Action Day started in 2007 as the initiative of just two people. Look how it’s grown! This year, some 9,400 blogs in 150 countries are spreading the word about climate change to almost 13 million readers. There are good lessons and ideas here for even the smallest nonprofit organization.
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  • How Accessible is Your Blog?

    Lori Halley 30 September 2009 1 comments
    Making your blog or website more “accessible” can seem like a big job, but you don’t have to be an IT expert or do a website redesign to make a big difference. Accessibility is not an absolute but a continuum, says Glenda Watson Hyatt, and a few simple changes will allow more people to engage with your web content, regardless of their personal capabilities or the technology they’re using.
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  • Non-profit Website or Non-profit Blog?

    Lori Halley 23 September 2009 9 comments
    Think a blog is just another name for a online journal, not really suitable for a serious non-profit organization? Think again! A blog can be whatever you want it to be. In fact, the main differences between a website and a blog are in the technology behind the scenes, and how your visitors interact with your content.
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  • Introduction to Blogging for Non-Profits: Free Webinar Recording

    Lori Halley 18 September 2009 1 comments
    Is your organization looking at starting a blog, to help you connect more directly with your members and supporters, but you're not quite sure how to go about it? Or maybe you've started a blog, but it doesn't quite seem to be doing much yet? There's...
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  • 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.
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  • Is Blogging Right for Your Organization?

    Lori Halley 01 May 2009 2 comments
    Have you been wondering if your organization needs a blog? In this guest post, Michael Faye of AssociaDirect talks about how blogging can help you to connect more effectively with your community of members, and outlines 5 basic considerations in planning...
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