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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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  • NonProfits on Video: Using YouTube to Promote Your Cause

    Lori Halley 12 April 2008 7 comments
    Conventional wisdom says that it is the small nonprofit organizations who stand most to benefit from Web 2.0 opportunities, where so much can be accomplished for such a small investment of time and resources. Online video, for example, puts multimedia...
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  • Get Started with FeedBurner

    Lori Halley 07 April 2008 13 comments
    If your nonprofit website includes an RSS feed, are you making the most of that technology? A free online service called FeedBurner turns your blog's RSS feed into a browser-friendly page that makes it easy for readers to subscribe to your blog updates. But that's just the beginning of what FeedBurner can do for you --
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  • Campaign Maps: How 3 Nonprofit Organizations use Online Maps to Send a Message

    Lori Halley 01 April 2008 7 comments
    Maps have come a long way from the traditional classroom wall map that many of us grew up with. Online, maps have taken on added dimension with multimedia mashups and a new level of interaction: the information they can deliver goes far beyond topographical features and geo-political boundaries. Here are three maps from three different nonprofit websites: all deal in some way with food sources, but each sends its message in a very different way.
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  • Get Started with RSS Feeds and Feed Readers

    Lori Halley 28 March 2008 12 comments
    RSS is short for Really Simple Syndication, an internet standard for publishing updates to web-based content. You may hear it called web feeds, XML feeds, RSS channels, subscriptions, syndicated content -- by any name, it's all RSS -- and one of the most useful bits of internet technology to come along. What can RSS do for you?
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  • Wild Apricot Updates and Plans

    Lori Halley 26 March 2008 13 comments
    The spring is here. (Kinda of - Toronto is still very cold with piles of snow on the streets!) We did some spring cleaning for our March 6th update: Making it easier/more straightforward to handle exceptional situations - like manual entry of transactions...
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  • Recruit New Volunteers Online and Celebrate Volunteer Week 2008

    Lori Halley 25 March 2008 0 comments
    April 27 - May 3, 2008 is National Volunteer Week in both Canada and the United States. The heightened awareness of volunteerism that goes along with such a campaign offers a golden opportunity to celebrate your existing volunteers — and to recruit new volunteers to your organization. Here are a few ideas of how your nonprofit might use the internet to take full advantage of Volunteer Week — and we'd love to hear your ideas, too!
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  • Non-profit Web 2.0 Survey

    Lori Halley 19 March 2008 0 comments
    If you work with a nonprofit and use Web 2.0 technologies in your work, or to benefit your organization in some way, Dave Crusoe wants to hear about your experience. As a follow-up to questions posted to several major discussion lists, he's posted...
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  • Google Portal for Non-Profits Launched

    Lori Halley 18 March 2008 4 comments
    Billed as a "a one-stop shop for tools to help advance your organization's mission in a smart, cost-efficient way," the newly launched Google for Non-Profits portal offers quick links to the most commonly used tools in the Google suite of services. It also highlights some cost-saving benefits that are available only to nonprofits.
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  • LOLseals taps Pop Culture Trends and Web 2.0 Tools

    Lori Halley 17 March 2008 2 comments
    For an example of how simple web tools and social networking sites can be used to raise awareness of a nonprofit's cause, LOLseals is worth a close look. It's a new photo caption contest from the Humane Society of the United States, blending pop culture trends and web 2.0 tools in a low-cost campaign that practically begs to go viral.
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  • Web 2.0 Expo Seeks 10 Innovative Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 10 March 2008 0 comments
    CMP Technology and O'Reilly Media are looking for ten innovative charitable and activist organizations to invite to the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco in April 2008.
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  • Social Tech Training offers 3-day Web 2.0 Bootcamp

    Lori Halley 07 March 2008 0 comments
    Mark your calendars for Social Tech Training (STT), a partnership of Web of Change and the MaRS non-profit innovation centre, coming 22-24 June 2008 to Toronto. In this comprehensive 3-day "web 2.0 bootcamp," participants from across North America...
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  • Flickr Gives 10,000 Pro Accounts to Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 05 March 2008 3 comments
    If cost has been one of the barriers to using Flickr in your nonprofit's outreach efforts, this may tip the balance. The photo-sharing service announced today that it has teamed up with TechSoup, in a new program called Flickr for Good, to give away 10,000 one-year Flickr Pro accounts to nonprofits and public libraries.
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  • NetSquared Mashup Challenge Helps Nonprofits to Create New Tools for Change

    Lori Halley 29 February 2008 3 comments
    Do you have an idea for a mashup? Can you imagine a way to combine data from more than one source to make a web tool that can help nonprofits change the world? The NetSquared Mashup Challenge may be for you. You don't need to have the tech skills — just a great idea.
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  • Wild Apricot Updates and Roadmap

    Lori Halley 26 February 2008 2 comments
    Another month - more exciting updates about Wild Apricot integrated website and membership management software. We appreciate ongoing comments and suggestions - and Wild Apricot keeps evolving to address your feedback. Our early February release included:...
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