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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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  • New Guide Helps Non-Profits Choose Donor Management System

    Lori Halley 04 May 2009 1 comments
    If your organization is in the market for new donor management or fundraising software, Idealware has just released a new (free) research report you may want to check out: The Consumer’s Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems is an impressive 48-page document that compares the specific features of 33 different donor management systems
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  • When Rewarding Your Donors Can Backfire

    Lori Halley 09 April 2009 1 comments
    Technology can make it much more convenient for people to follow through on pledges and donations, but what motivates donors to reach for their wallets or credit cards in the first place? What’s in it for your donors? Rewards for donation may be tangible...
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  • Online Donations: Survey Shows Potential for Growth

    Lori Halley 08 September 2008 1 comments
    The American Express Charitable Gift Survey , released late last year in partnership with the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University , sought to answer two key questions: “How do people give online?” and “How much do they give per donation?”...
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  • What's Turning Off Your Donors?

    Lori Halley 02 September 2008 3 comments
    "As a donor to charity, what do we nonprofits do that irritates you? What’s caused you to stop giving to a charity?" Marc Pitman asked the tough questions on LinkedIn , a social-networking site with a business/professional focus where the demographic...
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  • 44% of Donors Check Out Your Nonprofit Online

    Lori Halley 28 August 2008 1 comments
    When your nonprofit sends out its next fundraising direct mail appeal, how many potential donors will be heading to the Internet before they decide if they want to donate? The number of people checking out your organization online may be higher than...
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  • Free Toolkit for Selecting Donor Management Software

    Lori Halley 14 July 2008 0 comments
    Selecting a donor management system is a big decision for any nonprofit. The right software can go a long way to helping you manage those vital donor relationships — but moving to any new system calls for an investment of time and money, and the software selection you make now will affect the work of your organization for some time. How do you choose which donor management software will be right for your nonprofit?
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  • 10 Common Mistakes in Selecting Donor Databases (and How to Avoid Them)

    Lori Halley 14 September 2007 0 comments
    Fundraising technology strategist Robert Weiner has put together an excellent article about 10 common mistakes that can prevent you from selecting the right database and managing it effectively. Even though this article has been written a while back,...
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  • How to use MySpace to drive new activists and donors: An interview with Tim Fullerton of Oxfam America

    Lori Halley 28 August 2007 2 comments
    Tim Fullerton is the Online Communications Lead for Oxfam America , an organization committed to creating lasting solutions to poverty, hunger and injustice. In the following interview, Tim and I talk about the use of social networking sites MySpace...
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