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  • How non-profits can use wikis to build communities at minimal cost

    Lori Halley 31 May 2007 3 comments
    Wikis have become widely used among non-profits as a useful tool for project management and knowledge sharing. What are wikis? How can they help non-profits? How can you get the most out of them? What is a wiki? Wikis are simply a website or software...
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  • A beginner's guide to Facebook for non-profits

    Lori Halley 23 May 2007 34 comments
    I've always been interested in social networking sites like Myspace , Twitter and LinkedIn . But lately, I've been spending quite some time on another social site which I've found to be quite worthy of my time and yours. If you haven't guessed it yet,...
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  • Online collaboration tools for non-profit board members

    Lori Halley 17 May 2007 11 comments
    Non-profit organizations do better when their board members and staff collaborate effectively. One of the board's biggest responsibilities is strategic planning. In most non-profits creating the annual strategic plan is a very time-consuming (and painful)...
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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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  • Why your nonprofit should use videoblogs

    Lori Halley 11 May 2007 2 comments
    Video blogging (or vlogging or video podcasting) is the new trend of posting and distributing personal video and stories over the internet. It has increased in popularity among nonprofits as a very effective tool to share stories, reach constituents...
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  • SmugMug: Cool photo sharing site, free pro-accounts for nonprofits and more

    Lori Halley 07 May 2007 12 comments
    A number of non-profits today are using online photo-sharing sites. (There is also some useful discussion on Techsoup's forum about photo-sharing sites). While there are many photo gallery/sharing services floating around, I've found out about a service...
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  • Wild Apricot Launches Partner Program for consultants to non-profits

    Lori Halley 04 May 2007 0 comments
    At Wild Apricot our focus has always been designing and building the best software package to handle typical administration tasks in non-profits: membership management, contact database, event registration, donations, website updates, mass emails....
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  • Nonprofits should take advantage of RSS

    Lori Halley 25 April 2007 7 comments
    One of my favorite things about Web 2.0 tools is that they help me make sense of the enormous amount of information, blogs and news available on the web. Instead of going to 10 or 20 websites and typing their addresses or even going through my bookmarks,...
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  • What are the Barriers to Using Flickr in Your Nonprofit?

    Lori Halley 24 April 2007 5 comments
    We received the following comment in response to a recent post about “ Five ways nonprofits can use Flickr to reach new audiences”: "You're right, Flickr has a ton of potential for all kinds of cool social applications for clubs, charities and associations....
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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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  • Highlights from the 2007 Nonprofit Technology Conference

    Lori Halley 12 April 2007 3 comments
    I had a great time at the Nonprofit Technology Conference last week. This was my first year at the conference, and it was impressive. The conference provided me with many insights and ideas. I met a lot of people and the sessions were very informative....
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  • What Every Smart Non Profit Needs to Know

    Lori Halley 05 April 2007 1 comments
    While I was browsing through some posts in Seth Godin's blog , I found an interesting cheat sheet called What Every Smart Non Profit Needs to Know . Produced by Seth Godin, it's an easy-to-read PDF file that lists six free things nonprofits can do...
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  • 2007 Non-Profit Technology Conference, mark your calendars for April 4-6 in Washington, DC

    Lori Halley 20 March 2007 1 comments
    The "premier annual event for anyone interested in helping nonprofits make more effective use of technology to achieve their missions" will take place in Washington, DC, from Wednesday, April 4th through Friday, April 6th, 2007. I’ve made my arrangements...
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  • WildApricot.com Redesigned

    Lori Halley 06 March 2007 0 comments
    Wildapricot.com has a completely fresh new look. Newly designed and boasting with new features and updates, we are very excited to announce the launch of our redesigned website. (This is our first substantial redesign since it was launched in July...
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  • How Non-Profits Can Use Mashups

    Lori Halley 01 March 2007 5 comments
    Last week, we wrote a blog post about web 2.0 technologies for non-profits - an overview of the latest web tools such as blogs, social networking applications, RSS, social bookmarking, wikis and more. Today, we want to discuss another exciting new...
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