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  • Keep Your Nonprofit Safe from Spam Complaints

    Lori Halley 10 May 2010 2 comments
    Does your nonprofit send out e-newsletters, fundraising appeals by email, and/or group “email blasts” to your mailing list? And do those messages sometimes get refused or marked as spam? If so, that’s a problem – but it’s one you can fix.
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  • Finding the Perfect Donor Database

    Lori Halley 30 April 2010 0 comments
    If you’re facing the prospect of choosing a donor database system for your organization, drop by the Meeting Archives at TechSoup.org to check out this recent addition: Finding the Perfect Donor Database in an Imperfect World . There are nearly two...
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  • 4 Ways to Search Flickr by Color

    Lori Halley 29 April 2010 0 comments
    We’ve talked before about good tools that will search Flickr for Creative Commons-licensed images based on the keywords you choose. Now, check out another (more colorful) way to find the pictures you need for your blog or website... Just don't be surprised if your productivity drops - these color-based search tools are fun!
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  • How to Optimize Your Images for the Web

    Lori Halley 20 April 2010 0 comments
    After yesterday’s post about the importance of website speed to your nonprofit’s audience, to search engines (notably Google), and to the health of the Internet in general, several Wild Apricot readers came back with one big question: What can we do to make our website faster?
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  • How Fast is Your Website?

    Lori Halley 19 April 2010 7 comments
    You’ve put a lot of effort into getting your nonprofit’s website to rank well in search engines, without the budget for an SEO expert to help. And now Google says your site needs to be fast, as well as “relevant”?
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  • 5 Tech Tools for More Engaging Events

    Lori Halley 07 April 2010 6 comments
    Real-world events are the ultimate in social networking, and nothing beats face-to-face communication. But it can be challenging to connect with everyone you want to meet at a large event, or to follow up afterwards. And what about your colleagues who can't attend at all? High-tech tools can help, without breaking your budget.
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  • Wild Apricot News: Membership Website Templates Can Help Associations, Subscription Sites and Nonprofits Get Up and Running Quickly

    Lori Halley 06 April 2010 0 comments
    Creating a good-looking membership website can be a daunting prospect. Hiring a graphic designer to get that professional look-and-feel can be cost-prohibitive, and you may not have the time or experience needed to experiment with different graphic...
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  • Wild Apricot News: Membership Website Builder Software (new YouTube video)

    Lori Halley 25 March 2010 0 comments
    Wild Apricot makes it easy to build a website that automatically connects with your membership database . It starts with the online application form , which allows new members to enter their personal information and dues payment with just a few clicks....
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  • GMail Superstars

    Lori Halley 24 March 2010 3 comments
    Productivity gurus say not to use your email Inbox as a “to do” list, but – let’s be realistic here – many of us find it convenient to do just that. This is especially likely to happen with GMail users, perhaps because the large storage space, efficient...
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  • Easy Collaboration Tool for Website Feedback

    Lori Halley 22 March 2010 2 comments
    If your organization is building a new website or revamping your existing site, you know that gathering feedback on design changes from your team can be a complicated process. Long meetings with a whiteboard; many emails of screen captures with attached...
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  • 3 Good (Free) Online Image Editors

    Lori Halley 17 March 2010 8 comments
    If you don’t have mad PhotoShop skillz, if you don't want to install new software, or if all you need is a quick photo clean-up or fancy effect – here are three free online image editing tools you may want to give a try.
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  • Wild Apricot News: Wild Apricot's Membership Website Builder Gives You Three Websites in One

    Lori Halley 24 February 2010 0 comments
    With Wild Apricot's membership website builder , you can get three different websites in one: A public website that anyone can see A members-only view that requires a username and password and A secure administration view for your organization's leaders,...
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  • YouTube for Nonprofits: More Places, More Features

    Lori Halley 22 February 2010 5 comments
    Good news for nonprofits: the YouTube for Nonprofits program is now open to qualified organizations in Canada and Australia, as well as the US and UK! And while we're talking YouTube, here are a few relatively new features there that you may have missed...
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  • Free Guide to Membership Software Selection

    Lori Halley 18 February 2010 1 comments
    Choosing the right member-management software is a big decision, and the selection process can be both tedious and time-consuming. That's why Wild Apricot has put together a free Membership Software Selection Guide , to help nonprofit and association...
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  • Twitter Maps to Promote Your Events

    Lori Halley 09 February 2010 5 comments
    Do you use Twitter to remind your members of a meeting or fundraising event? Here's a free tool that easily creates a special map to go with your tweet, so people will be sure to find your event. Twitter users can even RSVP or add a comment, if you choose to allow those options.
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