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  • 2 Wild Apricot Webinars This Week

    Lori Halley 19 March 2012 0 comments
    Want to learn more about managing events in Wild Apricot? Or maybe you want to find out about using Wild Apricot within an existing website? We're offering an event webinar on Wed. Mar. 21 and a Wild Apricot Functionality webinar on Thurs. Mar. 22.
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  • Interactive Timeline Brings a Non-Profit’s History to Life

    Lori Halley 16 September 2010 3 comments
    Showcasing your non-profit’s history helps to establish its stability, to build trust, and to communicate the general development of the organization and its mission. But let’s face it, those “Our History” pages can be deadly dull! What if your website visitors could explore by clicking around a colorful timeline, instead?
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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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  • Twitter + Flickr = Twitterfountain

    Lori Halley 14 August 2009 3 comments
    Engage your audiences, help supporters of your non-profit keep up with any tagged topic on Twitter and Flickr, or publicize your event with a custom Twitterfountain , a nifty new mashup you can embed on your blog or website — Have you ever wanted to...
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  • SociafyQ - Free Social Media Tracking and Analytics

    Lori Halley 23 May 2009 4 comments
    By now, even your grandmother knows social media is hot, but what’s the ROI on that social networking? Even for nonprofits on a tight budget, there are plenty of good monitoring tools. But what if you could track stats for all your major networks - free - from your desktop or home page, without giving out your passwords? SociafyQ is designed to do just that.
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  • Roll Your Own RSS Feed Digest Widget

    Lori Halley 12 March 2009 12 comments
    There are many ways to publish any RSS feed on your own website — Feedburner’s BuzzBoost feature, and Widgetbox, for example, among a host of other methods including a Google Docs trick — but lately I’ve been using a free service called Feed Informer, for several reasons.
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  • Web 2.0 Showing Signs of Recession

    Lori Halley 19 February 2009 5 comments
    We've quickly become used to finding free or low-cost web tools and services for collaborating and communicating online, sharing media across platforms, or bringing new interactivity to our websites. Now, as business models change in response to the economic recession, nonprofits' online toolboxes are changing, too.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 4 Easy Ways to Embed a PowerPoint Presentation on Your Website

    Lori Halley 07 July 2008 20 comments
    If your organization makes PowerPoint slideshows for special events, meetings and conferences, you've probably put a lot of time and effort into creating each one. Why not get extra mileage from those PowerPoint presentations by putting them onto your website or blog for others to see? Here are four different ways to share PowerPoint files on the Web.
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  • Dilbert.com Goes Web 2.0

    Lori Halley 24 April 2008 1 comments
    How would you define Web 2.0 ? Wikipedia does a pretty good job of explaining it, but why use words alone to explain such a complex idea, when you can show-and-tell? Try this: Flip open just about any North American newspaper to the comics page......
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  • AddThis for Simple Social Bookmarking

    Lori Halley 31 January 2008 12 comments
    One of the best things you can do for your readers (and for your blog) is to make it as easy as possible for people to share your content with interested others. You may have noticed the Bookmark button on each post pages of the Wild Apricot Blog?...
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  • A Charity Badge to Raise Dough?

    Lori Halley 21 January 2008 0 comments
    This post has been contributed by Lance Trebesch and Colt Lapham from TicketPrinting.com A charity badge is a small widget often including a picture, brief description of the organization, and link to where you can make a donation. The beauty of the...
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