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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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  • Dilbert.com Goes Web 2.0

    Lori Halley 24 April 2008 1 comments
    How would you define Web 2.0 ? Wikipedia does a pretty good job of explaining it, but why use words alone to explain such a complex idea, when you can show-and-tell? Try this: Flip open just about any North American newspaper to the comics page......
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  • 6 Unique Online Fundraising Techniques for Your Nonprofit (Part 6 of 6)

    Lori Halley 03 January 2008 2 comments
    This post has been contributed by Lance Trebesch and Colt Lapham from TicketPrinting.com 6. Online Raffles Online raffle events present great possibilities to raise substantial funds for your organization. It is possible to sell an astounding number...
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  • 6 Unique Online Fundraising Techniques for Your Nonprofit (Part 2 of 6)

    Lori Halley 02 November 2007 4 comments
    This post has been contributed by Lance Trebesch and Taylor Robinson from TicketPrinting.com 2. Online Auctions One of the most effective online fundraising tools you can use today is the online auction. Nonprofits know that auctions are time consuming...
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  • Online Community, Collaboration and Social Networking features of most practical use

    Dmitriy Buterin 15 October 2007 14 comments
    There is no lack of websites offering online community and social networking tools. Some are rudimentary and cumbersome, some are cool and addictive, some are slow to catch on, other are quick to propagate - and quick to fizzle out. There are many...
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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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  • Building an online community of club members : Interview with Lisa Dernick

    Lori Halley 07 June 2007 0 comments
    Lisa Dernick is the Hospitality and Special Events Chairperson for The Gulf Coast JRT Network , an affiliate club of the Jack Russel Terrier Club of America that brings together Jack Russel terrier owners located in the southeast region of Texas. In...
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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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  • AIMS event - Building Online Communities

    Lori Halley 30 April 2007 0 comments
    This past Wednesday, I attended the Association of Internet Marketing and Sales of Canada event on “ Building Online Community ”. It had a good line-up of speakers featuring Robert V. Kozinets , Assistant professor at the Kellogg School of Business...
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