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  • Set Up for Google Adwords Success with NTEN Webinars

    Lori Halley 10 September 2008 1 comments
    Have you ever wanted to try online advertising to promote your organization, but weren’t sure how to get started? Starting tomorrow, NTEN.org (The Nonprofit Technology Network) will be hosting a series of webinars aimed at teaching you how to get the most out of Google Grants, a program that offers free online Google Adwords advertising to select non-profits.
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  • 6 Sources for Free Map Graphics

    Lori Halley 25 August 2008 3 comments
    No budget for custom graphics — yet you need a map for your website or presentation, to help show your membership reach or the areas in which your organization does its work? No problem. The internet offers a variety of free map graphics, many of which...
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  • Easy Embedded Tables for Your Website or Blog: Part One

    Lori Halley 15 May 2008 1 comments
    Some kinds of information are best presented in table form: school alumni lists, genealogy data, annotated lists of resources, survey results and statistical data, and so on. When you have several data fields for each item, a simple list won't cut it. Here are 5 methods you might choose to show a table on your web page.
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  • Campaign Maps: How 3 Nonprofit Organizations use Online Maps to Send a Message

    Lori Halley 01 April 2008 7 comments
    Maps have come a long way from the traditional classroom wall map that many of us grew up with. Online, maps have taken on added dimension with multimedia mashups and a new level of interaction: the information they can deliver goes far beyond topographical features and geo-political boundaries. Here are three maps from three different nonprofit websites: all deal in some way with food sources, but each sends its message in a very different way.
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  • Google Portal for Non-Profits Launched

    Lori Halley 18 March 2008 4 comments
    Billed as a "a one-stop shop for tools to help advance your organization's mission in a smart, cost-efficient way," the newly launched Google for Non-Profits portal offers quick links to the most commonly used tools in the Google suite of services. It also highlights some cost-saving benefits that are available only to nonprofits.
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  • Microsoft Office Live Workspace takes on Google Apps

    Lori Halley 05 March 2008 1 comments
    Microsoft's Office Live Workspace – just launched – is a free web-based service that lets people organize documents and projects online, access their documents via the web, and share them with others who may view and comment on shared documents. It's been described as an online extension of MS Office desktop software, Microsoft's answer to Google Apps for document sharing and online collaboration. But which service would best meet the working needs of your organization?
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  • Team Web Publishing Tool added to Google Apps

    Lori Halley 29 February 2008 4 comments
    JotSpots, the wiki site acquired by Google almost 16 months ago, has just relaunched as Google Sites, a quick and simple self-service tool to enable non-technical people to collaborate and publish online. As TechCrunch notes, however, "Google Sites looks absolutely nothing like Jotspot, other than the fact that both are hosted wikis."
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  • NetSquared Mashup Challenge Helps Nonprofits to Create New Tools for Change

    Lori Halley 29 February 2008 3 comments
    Do you have an idea for a mashup? Can you imagine a way to combine data from more than one source to make a web tool that can help nonprofits change the world? The NetSquared Mashup Challenge may be for you. You don't need to have the tech skills — just a great idea.
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  • Data Collection Made Easier with Google Forms and Spreadsheets

    Lori Halley 08 February 2008 8 comments
    The more you know about your members, the better your organization can serve them. As we've mentioned, a variety of free tools for online polls are available to answer the simple questions -- but sometimes you need more detailed information from your...
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  • How to Use Gmail Filters to Organize and Manage your Email Accounts

    Lori Halley 25 January 2008 5 comments
    One of the coolest things about Gmail is its filters.They are a simple way to organize your messages automatically by providing a set of rules. It’s a way to set up your e-mail and have control of information going in or out. Like most email, Gmail...
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  • Website Charts and Graphs Made Easy with Google Chart API

    Lori Halley 10 January 2008 6 comments
    The Google Chart API lets you dynamically generate charts and graphs, and easily include those images in your webpage. Several types of image can be generated — line, bar, and pie charts for example. For each image type you can specify attributes such...
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  • Free and great email service via Google - on your own domain

    Lori Halley 14 August 2007 3 comments
    There are many free or very cheap email hosting services you can use today. One of the best - and free! - email services is offered by Google. Many people have been using Google's Gmail for a while - with addresses like <name>@gmail.com - but...
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