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  • 100 More Online Tools for Non-Profits – Part 2

    Lori Halley 21 April 2011 8 comments
    This is the second in our 2-part series listing a variety of tech tools non-profits can use, from volunteer and member management, to fundraising, to website creation, community building, collaboration, and more.
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  • 100 More Online Tools for Non-Profits – Part 1

    Lori Halley 20 April 2011 10 comments
    You’ll find a variety of tech tools in this 2-part series, from volunteer and member management, to web publishing and document sharing, to back office tasks, project management, and more.
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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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  • Facebook’s New ‘Like’ Button Features

    Lori Halley 25 July 2010 4 comments
    Facebook has just added 3 new features to the ‘Like’ button that hold a promise of greater connectivity and better analytics. Not unusual for Facebook, the release came on a weekend, so no real chance yet to thoroughly explore the bells and whistles...
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  • Take a Second Look at Google Wave

    Lori Halley 23 June 2010 1 comments
    Google Wave's steep learning curve and "invitation only" policy made the collaboration tool less than useful for most nonprofits, when it first launched. But take another look: Wave is now faster and more stable, with quick-start templates and tutorials - and it's finally open for everyone to use.
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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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  • Monitor the Web in Real Time: Instant Dashboards

    Lori Halley 16 April 2010 3 comments
    You've got bookmarks for websites you need to check daily, online tools, news alerts for tracking your nonprofit's keywords and issues, email, social networks, RSS feeds for favorite blogs… It's all too easy to miss vital information, or to waste a great deal of time checking for updates. Now imagine one custom site that lets you monitor all that data at a glance – a dashboard that's updated in real time.
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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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  • New Statistics on Internet, Social Media Use

    Lori Halley 08 February 2010 6 comments
    A number of findings in a newly released study by Pew Internat on Social Media and Young Adults will be of interest to nonprofits who seek to connect with or recruit members and donors online.
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  • No RSS Feed for Your Website? No Problem

    Lori Halley 26 January 2010 12 comments
    Google Reader has announced a new feature that lets users create an RSS feed to track changes to any web page, even if the site doesn’t publish a feed. It’s great new feature for your website visitors who use Google Reader, but what about people who use a different feedreader or like to get updates by email? You can help those people get automatic notifications of your website changes, too.
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  • Nonprofits Get Free Help with Web Analytics

    Lori Halley 04 January 2010 2 comments
    No time, no budget, and no skilled resources available for your nonprofit to dive into web analytics and make sense of what the numbers mean for your goals and objectives? The Analysis Exchange wants to help — at no cost to your organization.
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  • Showcase Your Members' Videos with YouTube Direct

    Lori Halley 23 November 2009 4 comments
    What if you could display a playlist of member-created videos on your non-profit's website, just like the big mainstream news media websites? YouTube Direct makes it easy.
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  • Social Media Best Practices for Non-Profit & Public Sector Organizations

    Lori Halley 03 November 2009 3 comments
    Jay Moonah's presentation on Social Media Best Practices for Non-Profit & Public Sector Organizations was streamed live online as part of The Canadian Institute’s recent “Managing Social Media” conference recently - but if you missed it, no worries! We’ve got the highlights right here.
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  • How to Find (and Map) Local People on Twitter

    Lori Halley 24 October 2009 3 comments
    In June 2009, Nielsen reported nearly 21 million unique visitors to Twitter.com. How can a small nonprofit organization, with limited time and resources for social media, find the right people to connect with in that microblogging crowd? Try your TPS...
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  • 8 Best Free Video-Sharing Sites for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 22 October 2009 14 comments
    Thanks to low-cost cameras, and free or inexpensive software tools, there’s a place for video production within the budget of even small nonprofits and associations. And distributing your videos on the Internet has never been cheaper or easier...
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