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  • How Accessible is Your Blog?

    Lori Halley 30 September 2009 1 comments
    Making your blog or website more “accessible” can seem like a big job, but you don’t have to be an IT expert or do a website redesign to make a big difference. Accessibility is not an absolute but a continuum, says Glenda Watson Hyatt, and a few simple changes will allow more people to engage with your web content, regardless of their personal capabilities or the technology they’re using.
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  • Best of Association Jam : Association Links for September 2009

    Lori Halley 28 September 2009 1 comments
    This month’s round-up of the most popular links at AssociationJam.org brings you a broad mix of theory and practical tips for people in associations and nonprofit organizations - oh, and a “must-laugh” Dilbert cartoon for anyone who’s ever faced a challenge on the job!
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  • Non-profit Website or Non-profit Blog?

    Lori Halley 23 September 2009 9 comments
    Think a blog is just another name for a online journal, not really suitable for a serious non-profit organization? Think again! A blog can be whatever you want it to be. In fact, the main differences between a website and a blog are in the technology behind the scenes, and how your visitors interact with your content.
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  • Viral Cats Destroy a Nonprofit's Website - and that's a good thing

    Lori Halley 03 September 2009 2 comments
    Have you seen the Greenville Humane Society’s new website? If not, it's likely that a dozen friends will share the link with you before this week is over. As a case study in how nonprofits can use "viral" content - to gain attention, to promote a cause, and to call for action - SpaysNotStrays.org is a winner.
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  • Best of Association Jam : Association Links for August 2009

    Lori Halley 28 August 2009 2 comments
    In this month’s round-up of the most popular association links at AssociationJam.org, we're bringing you two videos, two research reports, tips on tech tools, a commentary on a controversial ad campaign — and a host of takeaways from the 2009 Annual Meeting of ASAE and The Center.
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  • Associations Connect at ASAE 2009 - and Online

    Lori Halley 12 August 2009 1 comments
    If you’re headed for the American Society of Association Executives & The Centre for Association Leadership Annual General Meeting & Expo in Toronto this week — or following ASAE 2009 online — the way to keep up with what’s happening is the...
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  • Is Your Non-Profit Website Turning Off New Readers?

    Lori Halley 10 August 2009 7 comments
    "Nobody cares about your website," Gerry McGovern tells business folks: "Your customers couldn’t care less about your new look, your new design or whether your dog has just had kittens." Focus on your audience: That’s the single most important piece of advice you’ll ever get about publishing a successful website or blog. But does this advice apply equally to non-profits? Yes, and no.
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  • 100 Online Tools for Non-Profits

    Lori Halley 05 August 2009 39 comments
    Tight in the budget and short on staff, non-profits are always on the lookout for new ways to get things done — and the Internet is a real treasure trove of useful tools. Here are 100 different applications to help you out with a variety of tasks from project tracking and collaboration to donor and membership management, and from building your non-profit website to tracking its effectiveness.
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  • Best of Association Jam : Association Links for July 2009

    Lori Halley 03 August 2009 1 comments
    Social Media was the hot topic at AssociationJam.org in July, in numbers of submissions, views and votes. Fundraising, Technology, and Membership management stories tied for second place. Here’s a look at some of the most popular “AJam” links over the past month, in each of the subject categories.
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  • Best of Association Jam - Association Links for June 2009

    Lori Halley 02 July 2009 0 comments
    In the spirit of " 30 Great Links for Associations ," here are some of the most popular blog posts, articles, presentations, and other web resources submitted to AssociationJam.org in June 2009 — one hot link from each topic category: Membership ,...
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  • Should Websites Show Your Passwords in Plain Text?

    Lori Halley 28 June 2009 4 comments
    You know how, when you type your password into a website form, it shows a line of asterisks or bullets instead of the characters you’re typing? Usability expert Jakob Nielsen says it’s time to stop masking passwords, and show them on screen in plain text.
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  • Amazon Offers Free Online Payment Processing to US Non-Profits

    Lori Halley 19 June 2009 5 comments
    We’ve talked before about some of the most popular online payment processors suited to smaller non-profits who want to accept donations or sell fundraising products on their websites. Now there’s another payment option you might want to look at: Amazon Payments.
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  • Free Popcorn: a Case Study in Social Networking

    Lori Halley 13 June 2009 4 comments
    I just received a real-world lesson in social networking done right — and a free bag of popcorn — thanks to Love Your City, a community outreach program by churches across Canada. What does this have to do with using social media to recruit new members to your non-profit? There are a number of lessons here.
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  • 30 Great Links for Associations

    Lori Halley 02 June 2009 3 comments
    We've rounded up 30 of the most useful and interesting stories filed at AssociationJam.org in the past month, just a sample of the resources for associations you’ll find at the portal site. It was quite a challenge to pick out just 3 links in each...
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  • 5 Quick Free Ways to Set Up Your Own Chat Room

    Lori Halley 26 May 2009 1 comments
    For quick consultations with colleagues, or staying in touch with your contacts, free instant messaging (IM) services like Google Chat, Skype, AIM, and many others will fit the bill. But if you need a user-friendly way to interact directly with those...
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