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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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  • Award-Winning Youth Helpline gets Web 2.0 Right

    Lori Halley 09 July 2008 1 comments
    People born since 1980 — the first generation to grow up in a wired world — have a whole new set of expectations about communication. Nonprofits who want to reach this audience need to rethink the traditional outreach methods and learn to understand...
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  • Facebook Applications for Your Non-Profit Page

    Lori Halley 23 June 2008 49 comments
    So you've signed up your nonprofit group for a Facebook Page -- now what? It can be challenging to know what to put on your Page to make the best use of the space, especially if you're setting out to build a new page from scratch. And if you're new...
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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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  • 5 Keys to Effective Knowledge Transfer for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 06 June 2008 2 comments
    Effective communication – and more precisely, the effective transfer or exchange of knowledge – is vital to any nonprofit organization. It lies at the root of everything a nonprofit does – from pitching your cause to donors and funding agencies, to...
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  • Free Job Postings for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 04 June 2008 2 comments
    If your nonprofit has a job opening you'd like to publicize, Idealist has a deal for you. Through the month of June, any nonprofit organization is invited to post its job listings on the Idealist.org website at no charge.
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  • Free All-Access Animoto for Educators

    Lori Halley 31 May 2008 2 comments
    Imagine a Web 2.0 tool that combines your images and music to create a flashy video presentation. It's quick and easy to use, and the results can make the standard digital slideshow look like something from the last decade. That's Animoto.
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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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  • How Well Does Your Website Work for its Users?

    Lori Halley 08 May 2008 5 comments
    How easy do you think it should be to make a charitable donation? Getting a charity to accept your money might not be quite as easy as you'd think — if the charity's website is designed to meet its own needs, that is, rather than the needs of the people...
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  • Is Your Nonprofit Risking a Communications Nightmare?

    Lori Halley 09 April 2008 3 comments
    Could your organization get a message to all your members within 48 hours? One small association thought so -- until last week, when an unexpected event revealed a major flaw in how the group was communicating with its members. This is a real-life example of a real nonprofit organization: a small interest-based nonprofit with a very small budget, run by volunteers working a few hours a month from their own homes. Does this sound like any group you know?
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  • New Nonprofit News Source

    Lori Halley 23 March 2008 3 comments
    Do you find that the wealth of information online is a mixed blessing? True, almost anything a nonprofit organization might need to know can be discovered on the internet... eventually. On the other hand, information overload can be simply overwhelming....
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  • Manage Your Nonprofit's Human Resources Online With Zoho People

    Lori Halley 15 March 2008 2 comments
    Zoho, best known for its suite of free productivity and collaboration online tools, a direct competitor to Google Apps, has just launched Zoho People , a free online Human Resources Management Application. It's designed for small and medium-sized businesses,...
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  • Web 2.0 Expo Seeks 10 Innovative Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 10 March 2008 0 comments
    CMP Technology and O'Reilly Media are looking for ten innovative charitable and activist organizations to invite to the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco in April 2008.
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