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  • Technology to make fundraising ‘good to go': New report by Network for Good

    Lori Halley 30 October 2007 1 comments
    Network for Good released a new report called The Wired Fundraiser: How technology is making fundraising 'good to go'. The report written by Katya Andresen and Stacie Mann covers what happens when people with a cause take it to cyberspace; why marketers...
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  • 6 Unique Online Fundraising Techniques for Your Nonprofit (Part 1 of 6)

    Lori Halley 16 October 2007 5 comments
    This post has been contributed by Lance Trebesch and Taylor Robinson from TicketPrinting.com (Updated on 19/10/07 to address comments below) Overview Every nonprofit knows that fundraisers are critical to their existence. Without donations, no resources...
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  • Top 3 posts for August 2007

    Lori Halley 04 September 2007 0 comments
    Here are the August 2007 most visited posts. These posts have gotten the most traffic, comments and feedback. Using Facebook and MySpace for Advocacy and Fundraising: An interview with Carie Lewis, HSUS - This interview was particularly useful and...
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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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  • How not to ask for a donation!

    Lori Halley 24 August 2007 0 comments
    Copyright, Grantland Enterprises; www.grantland.net. Used with permission. May not be reproduced in any format.
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  • Using Facebook and MySpace for Advocacy and Fundraising: An interview with Carie Lewis, HSUS

    Lori Halley 16 August 2007 18 comments
    Carie Lewis, Internet Marketing Manager Humane Society of the United States We caught up with Carie Lewis for an interview about using social networking sites and Facebook to reach a whole new group of audiences and spread your message. As part of...
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  • Google Optimizer: free tool to increase sign-ups, donations or anything else on your site

    Lori Halley 31 July 2007 5 comments
    Google has recently released a new product: a testing tool called Website Optimizer to help sites maximize conversion rates. It's a powerful tool and completely FREE (these tools used to cost big $$$). At its simplest, Website Optimizer helps you test...
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  • Good list of online fundraising tools

    Lori Halley 16 May 2007 1 comments
    There's a great article called "Paul's Top 11 online ways to raise money for your non-profit without going to a foundation, spamming your friends, or hiring an uber geek to manage your "some assembly required" fundraising software." at the Cool n'...
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  • Five Ways Nonprofits Can Use Flickr to Reach New Audiences

    Lori Halley 20 April 2007 11 comments
    A couple of weeks ago, I attended a Flickr session at the Non-Profit Technology Conference . A common question asked was “How can we use Flickr to reach new audiences?” A lot of nonprofits have started using Flickr to increase their visibility online....
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  • Online Fundraising on the Rise - Target Analysis Group and Donordigital Report finds

    Lori Halley 08 March 2007 0 comments
    While the Internet, broadband networks and email have grown to be the new fundraising tools for non-profits over the past several years, their potential has not been reached - in terms of the amount of money raised and the number of organizations fundraising...
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  • Non-profits are not like businesses

    Lori Halley 19 February 2007 0 comments
    Having worked with several non-profits over the years, I know for a fact that non-profits are not like businesses. They don't have a large financial department filled with accountants, analysts and administrators to prepare professional reports with...
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  • Fundraising – not as scary as you might think!

    Lori Halley 05 January 2007 0 comments
    Fundraising! The word itself is scary! But it doesn’t have to be. Wild Apricot might be able to alleviate your fundraising pains - create and maintain a website for your cause, handle online donations, stay in touch with donors and supporters. Copyright,...
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  • Marketing Practices for Non-Profit Organizations

    Dmitriy Buterin 02 January 2007 2 comments
    Does a non-profit need a marketing plan? Why? Your non-profit definitely needs a marketing plan (and a lot of patience) to cut through the signal-to-noise ratio - especially on the Web . Unlike other methods of obtaining visitors through traditional...
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  • Transforming Your Web Visitors into Eager Donors and Volunteers

    Dmitriy Buterin 18 December 2006 5 comments
    Your website can be a great tool in engaging prospective donors and volunteers. To do this you need to foster a sense of community with your target audience, and then call them to action. Here are a few things you might want to consider: Build meaningful...
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  • The Evolution of Fund-Raising – From Telethons to Online Giving

    Lori Halley 30 November 2006 0 comments
    Many years ago, I worked for the local telephone company, and was responsible for setting up all of the local and toll-free lines for telethons. There were so many back then, raising money for everything from childhood diseases to adult medical conditions...
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