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  • Tracking Volunteer Efforts

    Lori Halley 11 May 2011 3 comments
    As a follow-up to an earlier post on volunteer scheduling, time tracking and accountability, here's an overview of a new web-based tool designed to help volunteer organizations track volunteer effort, measure the impact and share volunteer data.
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  • Non-profit Report and Resource Round-up

    Lori Halley 02 May 2011 2 comments
    Here is a brief review of five recently published research reports, white papers, e-books and guides that might be of interest to non-profit and membership organizations.
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  • Managing Volunteers and Expectations

    Lori Halley 15 April 2011 1 comments
    Many organizations struggle to harness the goodwill being offered due to lack of resources for effectively recruiting, training and managing potential volunteers. How can we close the gap between what volunteers are looking for today and how organizations are engaging these individuals?
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  • Harnessing Volunteer Power

    Lori Halley 13 April 2011 3 comments
    Volunteers can transform communities and they are the lifeblood of many associations, non-profits and clubs. But many organizations struggle to effectively recruit, train and manage their volunteer base. This post offers some ideas, suggestions and resources that might help you get started in developing your organization’s volunteer management strategy.
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  • How Do You Recognize Your Volunteers?

    Lori Halley 11 April 2011 3 comments
    In honor of National Volunteer Week, our posts this week will focus on volunteers. In this post, we share some volunteer recognition best practices and ideas.
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  • Are You Ready for National Volunteer Week?

    Lori Halley 07 April 2011 3 comments
    National Volunteer Week takes place April 10 - 16, 2011 in Canada and the US. Here are some ideas and links to help your organization celebrate.
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  • Free Non-profit Reports and Resources

    Lori Halley 05 April 2011 0 comments
    Here is a round-up of recently released reports and resources available free of charge that might be of interest to non-profit and membership organizations. This post offers an overview of NTEN's eNon-profits Benchmark Study and 2011 Social Benchmarks Report and Idealware's Donor Management System Workbook.
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  • Q and A: Volunteer Scheduling, Time Tracking and Accountability

    Lori Halley 18 March 2011 10 comments
    Today we’re tackling some questions on tools and tactics for volunteer management that were asked in the most recent Wild Apricot blog reader survey. The reader questions fall into three areas: scheduling volunteers, tracking volunteer hours, and how...
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  • New Initiative to Engage Canadian Volunteers

    Lori Halley 14 March 2011 1 comments
    Two new volunteer websites - GetInvolved.ca & GetVolunteering.ca - are part of an initiative launched by Volunteer Canada and Manulife Financial. These websites offer information, resources and a Matching Tool to help Canadian volunteers and volunteer-seeking organizations.
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  • Non-profits Are You Listening?

    Lori Halley 09 March 2011 0 comments
    Many small non-profits and membership organizations are wondering how to get started with social media. As we noted in an earlier post, Is Social Media a Waste of Time for Your Association, if you are new to social media, you should start by listening.
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  • Apricot Chat: Spotlight on a 501(c) Organization -- Professional Insurance Agents of Florida, Inc.

    Lori Halley 22 February 2011 0 comments
    We had a chat with John Herd, the Director of Communications at the PIA of Florida, a 501(c)6 organization that has been with Wild Apricot since November 2009. John left us a great review about our product on LinkedIn, so we decided to see what other insights he had to share. Check out the great things that John has done with his organization's website; hear what he has to say about our functionality and support; and learn the valuable tips he provides for newer Wild Apricot users!
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  • Leverage Your Social Influence to Raise Money

    Lori Halley 02 February 2011 1 comments
    Raising money can be an arduous task. As a small member-based or non-profit organization, you know that it can feel like pulling teeth to find the funding necessary to reach your goals. This guest post by Ja-Naé Duane, explains how you can leverage your social networks to raise money.
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  • 3 New Free Resources for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 02 December 2010 6 comments
    To help with your nonprofit’s year-end fundraising and strategic planning for 2011, here are three great new resources – two ebooks and an important research report – just released by leaders in the nonprofit sector, and all available without charge.
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  • Successful Nonprofit Events: Free eBook

    Lori Halley 03 November 2010 2 comments
    Do your auctions flop? Are your luncheons lame? Do your nonprofit fundraising events always seem to fall short of the mark? Just in time for the busy holiday season, here’s expert (free) help from the good folks at Network for Good.
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  • Time Management for Small Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 18 October 2010 1 comments
    In very small nonprofits, one person often must carry the full workload – but how can the one-person shop "do it all"? How do you handle prioritizing and time management? If you missed last Friday's #smNPchat Twitter chat on the topic, catch up now with a transcript and a free handout on Time Management for Small Nonprofits. Sparked by Seth Godin’s recent comment that “doing a mediocre job on nine things is going to guarantee that you’re mediocre,” last Friday’s #smNPchat Twitter chat tackled the topic of time management, prioritizing tasks, and tools and tips to help you stay on top of the job.
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