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  • Wild Apricot Updates October 2008

    Dmitriy Buterin 30 October 2008 0 comments
    Wild Apricot non-profit technology blog is sponsored by Bonasource, creators of Wild Apricot software. Our blog provides ideas and advice to small non-profits — charitable organizations, professional and business associations, social and recreational...
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  • Show, Don't Tell: Google Earth Outreach for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 27 October 2008 2 comments
    Since the earliest days of world exploration, maps have told compelling stories to people who may never see the places depicted. Topographical lines on paper only go a small way to recreate the traveller's experience, however, and the rest depends...
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  • Good2gether: News and Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 09 October 2008 0 comments
    Media outlets need to enrich the syndicated wire service stories with local content if they are to attract readers and advertisers — but few have the budget, these days, for a cadre of local reporters to seek out and report on the "local angle" of...
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  • Wild Apricot Updates September 2008

    Dmitriy Buterin 24 September 2008 3 comments
    As you may know, the Wild Apricot blog about non-profit technology is hosted and sponsored by Wild Apricot software. The main focus of our blog is technology help and advice to millions of small non-profits. Among the subscribers to this blog are many...
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  • 270+ Web-Based Business Tools

    Lori Halley 22 September 2008 3 comments
    Hundreds of new web-based applications come on the market every year, so there's likely to be an affordable application for almost any administrative task -- with no need to download, install, maintain and update the same software on each of the computers...
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  • Social Innovation Camp: What's Your Big Problem?

    Lori Halley 18 September 2008 0 comments
    Social Innovation Camp — “an experiment in using social technology for social change” — will be bringing together some of the UK’s best software developers and designers with social innovators, for one weekend in December. Looking for new ways to use...
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  • Business and Nonprofits Find Value in Twitter

    Lori Halley 16 September 2008 12 comments
    The original intention of sites such as Twitter may have been purely social, but like many Web 2.0 tools, it has evolved in the hands of its users. This time last year, the Canadian Marketing Association saw Twitter as a new toy for the tech savvy...
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  • A Closer Look at Facebook Events

    Lori Halley 18 August 2008 13 comments
    Facebook is fast becoming a popular way to publicize an organization's event, invite guests, and track who plans to attend. Facebook Events may be just what your group needs -- but could you be shutting out some of the people who might support your event? The fact is, for non-members of the site, Facebook can feel like a frustrating series of closed doors...
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  • Techsoup Site Security Breach: Visitors Urged to Take Precautions

    Lori Halley 07 August 2008 3 comments
    Techsoup.org , one of the best non-profit resources online, has suffered an SQL Injection attack. The site was taken down promptly when suspicious activity was identified, but Techsoup account holders and anyone who has visited the site in the past...
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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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  • How to Make Your Own Custom News Page

    Lori Halley 29 July 2008 5 comments
    RSS is a very powerful technology , useful for anyone to gather and digest many information sources in one place — and even more useful for nonprofits to get their information out to their members and supporters. If you were to put all of your most...
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  • Next Generation File Sharing Comes Out of the Box

    Lori Halley 24 July 2008 1 comments
    Online file sharing service Box.net made Webware’s list of the 100 best Web 2.0 applications for 2008 for three very good reasons. The award's not for its file storage capability, nor for the ability to access and share your stored files online — although it’s worth noting that Box.net just added iPhone access. It's not even for the user-friendly interface that feels comfortable from the moment you first sign in. What makes Box.net a winner is a powerful Web 2.0 trio...
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  • Top 12 Mind Mapping Tools for Web or Desktop

    Lori Halley 21 July 2008 7 comments
    The trick to effective mind mapping is finding the right tool for the job — whether that tool is pen and paper, as Guy Lewis used to unravel his personal life, or dedicated software, as Patrick Lynch used to explain Wild Apricot’s features to his colleagues....
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  • Get a Quick Word Count

    Lori Halley 17 July 2008 2 comments
    Few of us can accurately guess the number of words in a block of text, just by looking at it, even with years of practice. Fortunately, a 'ballpark estimate' is usually good enough for most purposes. There are times, however, when your word count does matter.
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  • Award-Winning Youth Helpline gets Web 2.0 Right

    Lori Halley 09 July 2008 1 comments
    People born since 1980 — the first generation to grow up in a wired world — have a whole new set of expectations about communication. Nonprofits who want to reach this audience need to rethink the traditional outreach methods and learn to understand...
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