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  • Membership Database Selection Part 3 - Making Your Choice

    Lori Halley  04 April 2011  0 comments
     
    This is the final post in our 3-part Membership Database Selection blog series. Part 1 explained how to identify your specific needs and Part 2 offered an overview of the possible software or system choices. In Part 3 we’re suggesting the steps you can follow to choose the right solution.
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  • LinkedIn Sharing: a New Tool for Nonprofit Outreach

    Lori Halley  02 June 2010  3 comments
     
    Of the “big three” social media networks (Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn) each has its own challenges for nonprofits trying to spread their message, but we've tended put LinkedIn at the bottom of the list as more useful for individual networking than for nonprofit outreach. That may be about to change, with LinkedIn's new sharing features! Now, the times – they are a-changin’!
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  • Top 6 Popular Site Search Widgets

    Lori Halley  10 February 2009  10 comments
     
    As your website grows in size over time, you may want to think about adding a site-specific search box or widget, to help your readers to find the information they’re seeking among your web pages. According to stats released by Lijit last November,...
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  • How to Shorten URLs and Track Clicks

    Lori Halley  03 February 2009  14 comments
     
    If you’ve ever received an email with a long link that breaks across several lines, so you’ve had to copy-and-paste the URL into your web browser, the benefits of a URL-shortening service will be immediately clear. Short URLs are a better fit wherever your messages are restricted in length, and they’re simply easier to remember. There are many free URL-shortening services to choose from, with a variety of useful features — such as previews, bookmarklets, and, in some cases, the ability to track the clicks on your shortened links.
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  • First Steps in Social Networking for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley  01 December 2008  10 comments
     
    Nonprofits looking to start using social media as a marketing tool will find a wealth of sound advice online, but putting the pieces together into a solid strategy? That's the real challenge. No one simple strategy will work for every nonprofit group....
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  • Email-to-Snail-Mail Online Postal Services

    Lori Halley  05 August 2008  13 comments
     
    Has this ever happened to you? The printer jams, just as you’re trying to rush out a newsletter. Or you come up short on stationery and stamps, a few letters short of your mailing list run. Or you’re on the road with only a web-enabled phone at hand,...
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  • 4 Easy Ways to Embed a PowerPoint Presentation on Your Website

    Lori Halley  07 July 2008  20 comments
     
    Here are the four easiest ways to embed a PowerPoint on your website, with easy-to-follow instructions.
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  • 8 Tips for an Effective Online Survey

    Lori Halley  15 April 2008  12 comments
     
    Your organization may send out a feedback request with its appeals or reports to members. And perhaps you routinely ask those who attend your special events to fill out a quick survey. But if you need data quickly, or from a broader range of respondents,...
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  • 15 Free or Cheap Photo Sharing Sites Perfect for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley  13 December 2007  16 comments
     
    Upload, edit, and share your photos with these 15 free or cheap photo sharing sites and tools perfect for a nonprofit of any size.
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  • Top 10 cool, easy-to-use web poll and survey tools for your blog and website

    Lori Halley  06 September 2007  29 comments
     
    Polls are always a good way to get a conversation started with your website or blog visitors. Most of us have participated in polls on websites and blogs. Recently I also conducted a poll about our own blog asking readers about their most painful administrative...
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  • Communication is key to an effective web presence - an interview with Jim Milsom

    Lori Halley  23 August 2007  0 comments
     
    Jim Milsom, Unit Owner Riverplace One Hundred About Riverplace One Hundred Riverplace One Hundred is a Condominium Association, made up of 117 unit owners. About 60% of the owners actually live in other states and their Florida condo is a part time...
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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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  • How to promote your non-profit's cause on Facebook in five easy steps

    Lori Halley  05 June 2007  20 comments
     
    Non-profits organizations using Facebook can now launch a social-networking-based fundraising drive for their cause, promote it to their friends and network, and raise money. That in a nutshell is what a new mini-application within Facebook called...
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