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  • Twitter + Flickr = Twitterfountain

    Lori Halley 14 August 2009 3 comments
    Engage your audiences, help supporters of your non-profit keep up with any tagged topic on Twitter and Flickr, or publicize your event with a custom Twitterfountain , a nifty new mashup you can embed on your blog or website — Have you ever wanted to...
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  • 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.
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  • Digital Storytelling with VoiceThread: Create a Collaborative Multi-Media Presentation

    Lori Halley 31 July 2009 1 comments
    VoiceThread, named one of Webware's top 100 web apps for 2008, is an online media album tool that lets a group of people easily add their comments to a collection of images, videos, and documents. Gayle Thorsen has some great ideas for how non-profits can use VoiceThread to engage their supporters in a compelling, collaborative online story — and you’ll have plenty of your own ideas, when you see what VoiceThread can do!
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  • Should Your NonProfit Charge for Twitter Content?

    Lori Halley 08 June 2009 10 comments
    Super Chirp , a service that lets Twitter users earn money from private “premium tweets” to paying subscribers launched yesterday. At first glance, it's an interesting idea for non-profits with avid supporters who might be willing to “donate” for access...
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  • 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...
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  • Ontario Nonprofit Network: Constellations for the Public Good

    Lori Halley 27 February 2009 0 comments
    Networks of networks (or associations of associations) are far from rare, but the Ontario Nonprofit Network is especially interesting in how it helps to build cross-sector alliances. It's all based on the constellation governance model, "a way of organizing a group of interested parties to meet a need without having to create a new organization."
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  • Show, Don't Tell: Google Earth Outreach for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 27 October 2008 2 comments
    Since the earliest days of world exploration, maps have told compelling stories to people who may never see the places depicted. Topographical lines on paper only go a small way to recreate the traveller's experience, however, and the rest depends...
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  • Get Started Right with Your Nonprofit on Twitter

    Lori Halley 22 October 2008 8 comments
    It seems like a dozen different social-media sites start up every day, so it can be a challenge to know where to put your online outreach efforts. Twitter is one real-time networking platform that’s clearly floated to the top of the social-media pool,...
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  • Next Generation File Sharing Comes Out of the Box

    Lori Halley 24 July 2008 1 comments
    Online file sharing service Box.net made Webware’s list of the 100 best Web 2.0 applications for 2008 for three very good reasons. The award's not for its file storage capability, nor for the ability to access and share your stored files online — although it’s worth noting that Box.net just added iPhone access. It's not even for the user-friendly interface that feels comfortable from the moment you first sign in. What makes Box.net a winner is a powerful Web 2.0 trio...
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  • Top 12 Mind Mapping Tools for Web or Desktop

    Lori Halley 21 July 2008 7 comments
    The trick to effective mind mapping is finding the right tool for the job — whether that tool is pen and paper, as Guy Lewis used to unravel his personal life, or dedicated software, as Patrick Lynch used to explain Wild Apricot’s features to his colleagues....
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  • Crowdsourcing: How Business and Nonprofits Tap into the Wisdom of Crowds

    Lori Halley 11 June 2008 3 comments
    “Welcome to the age of the crowd,” wrote Jeff Howe in The Rise of Crowdsourcing (2006). In coining the term "crowdsourcing," Howe pointed to the rise of the open-source software movement; to the success of user-created Wikipedia; and to profitable businesses like MySpace and eBay “that couldn’t exist without the contribution of users.” Nowadays, user-driven innovations and crowdsourced solutions are popping up faster than you can say "open API" and "online community"...
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  • Social Media in Plain English: Video

    Lori Halley 09 June 2008 0 comments
    It turns out that ice cream and social media have a lot in common -- at least, according to the latest video by Lee Lefever of Common Craft, Social Media in Plain English. Using a deceptively simple paper and whiteboard technique, Common Craft specializes in short, amusing, and easy-to-understand videos that explain complex ideas. This latest video focuses on basics of Social Media: "new technology that makes everyone a producer and tools that give everyone a chance to have a say."
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  • Easy Embedded Tables for Your Website or Blog: Part 2

    Lori Halley 26 May 2008 5 comments
    In the first part of this article, we talked about various ways to show data in tables on your website or blog -- their strengths and their limitations. Here, we'll take a closer look at how to use Zoho Sheet, Google Spreadsheets, or DabbleDB to create a searchable, interactive table that you can easily embed in your web page, and update as easily as you update the original spreadsheet.
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  • 5pm offers Easy Online Project Management - with 50% discount for nonprofits

    Lori Halley 12 May 2008 16 comments
    Project management software is a tough and competitive field. With so many excellent choices out there, it's hard to know what tools will work best for your organization's needs. Do you want web-based or desktop application? Which features will you...
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  • Affordable Online File Storage for Multiple Computers

    Lori Halley 28 April 2008 5 comments
    All it takes is a sudden hard-drive crash to sell a computer user on the value of backing up all important documents. And if you travel, or move between different computers in the course of your work, secure online data storage means you'll never find yourself going into a meeting without that one file you urgently need.
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