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  • Get Started with RSS Feeds and Feed Readers

    Lori Halley 28 March 2008 12 comments
    RSS is short for Really Simple Syndication, an internet standard for publishing updates to web-based content. You may hear it called web feeds, XML feeds, RSS channels, subscriptions, syndicated content -- by any name, it's all RSS -- and one of the most useful bits of internet technology to come along. What can RSS do for you?
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  • 10 Reasons Why Every Nonprofit Must Have a Blog

    Lori Halley 15 February 2008 14 comments
    Think your nonprofit organization has no need for a blog? You may want to think again. According to Technorati, more than 10,500 blogs were tagged 'charity', 4,000 blogs 'nonprofit' and 2,300 blogs 'philanthropy' in January of 2007 and these numbers are predicted to rapidly increase in the future. Here are ten reasons your nonprofit should participate in this movement and harness the power of the blog today.
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  • AddThis for Simple Social Bookmarking

    Lori Halley 31 January 2008 12 comments
    One of the best things you can do for your readers (and for your blog) is to make it as easy as possible for people to share your content with interested others. You may have noticed the Bookmark button on each post pages of the Wild Apricot Blog?...
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  • 6 Unique Online Fundraising Techniques for Your Nonprofit (Part 5 of 6)

    Lori Halley 19 December 2007 1 comments
    This post has been contributed by Lance Trebesch and Colt Lapham from TicketPrinting.com Overview Every nonprofit knows that fundraisers are critical to their existence. Without donations, no resources are available to support the primary cause or...
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  • Most Popular Blog Posts about Facebook

    Lori Halley 10 December 2007 1 comments
    It looks like there's been a lot of interest in using Facebook. As of November, our Facebook posts (new and previous ones) are getting the most reads. Here is a full list/overview: A Beginner's Guide to Facebook for Non-Profits Facebook is a social...
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  • What's a blog? Here's an explanation in Plain English

    Lori Halley 05 December 2007 1 comments
    The folks at CommonCraft have done it again. They have released a video that describes Blogs in Plain English . In the video, Lee and Sachi LeFever explain what blogs are, helping those who want to understand why and how a blog works. It’s a good watch...
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  • Advice for New Bloggers: 12 Tips on Writing for Your Blog

    Lori Halley 08 November 2007 5 comments
    Michele Martin's post asking readers "What advice do you have for new bloggers?" couldn't have come at a better time. Lately, I've been pondering the idea of writing a post about blogging basics for nonprofits but with all the sizable amounts of information...
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  • Share the Story of Your Nonprofit or Church through Blogs

    Lori Halley 06 November 2007 0 comments
    I want to recommend to you a book I just finished reading. The Blogging Church by Brian Bailey and Terry Storch . There was also an interesting interview with Read/Write Web's Sean Ammirati that's worth listening to. After reading the book, I picked...
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  • How to Start and Grow your Nonprofit Blog: An Interview with Michael Sola

    Lori Halley 31 October 2007 2 comments
    Michael Sola is the Director of Information Technology of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), a nonprofit dedicated to restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers. For the past 6 months, Michael Sola has been blogging as part...
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  • How to Use the Social Web for Social Change

    Lori Halley 23 October 2007 2 comments
    Britt Bravo of Have Fun * Do Good has an excellent post about using the social web for social change. In the nonprofit sector, online activism has become much more than sending an email to Congress or making a donation. Organizations today are engaging...
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  • 8 Ideas To Promote Your Association's Website

    Lori Halley 11 October 2007 9 comments
    Did you know that most visitors leave a website within 10 seconds of landing on the home page? And they may never return to the same site. What's worse is going though all the trouble of creating a professional association web site that nobody comes...
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  • Want to build a better blog but don't know where to start?

    Lori Halley 02 October 2007 1 comments
    Michel Martin over at the Bamboo Project Blog is doing great work with blogging lately. Last month, she participated in Problogger's 31 Days To Build A Better Blog challenge and shared some useful results . After wrapping up the challenge, she decided...
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  • Updated Reader Poll: What is your most painful admin task?

    Lori Halley 24 July 2007 4 comments
    Hi all, UPDATE (24/7/2007 9:00 AM) Due to a small technical glitch, the reader poll I posted last week wasn't working properly. But it looks like everything is fine now, so here it is again. I've been writing in this blog for a year now. Looking at...
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  • Use your blog to join the conversation and get noticed

    Lori Halley 18 June 2007 0 comments
    This is just one of the great lessons on organizational blogging outlined by Forum One's Andrew Cohen. Andrew points to a great discussion about blogging from a recent Web Executive Seminar at the National Press Club where speakers were discussing...
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