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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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  • The Good, the Bad, and Missed Opportunities: a Fundraising Case Study

    Lori Halley 25 August 2009 1 comments
    We know that it's key for non-profits to connect online activities with real-world actions , but the reverse is also true, as a door-to-door fundraising campaign reminded me last week. People need to be able to take action for your cause in a way that...
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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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  • What are Your Non-Profit's Goals for Social Media?

    Lori Halley 23 June 2009 3 comments
    For every hour your non-profit invests in social networking, an hour is lost to other projects that might further your cause more effectively. How can you know if social media is the best possible use of that time, unless you’ve first figured out what you want to achieve?
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  • Wanted: Your Blog Posts on Non-Profit Technology

    Lori Halley 04 June 2009 1 comments
    Wild Apricot Blog is pleased to host the next edition of the NonProfit Blog Carnival, a round-up of the month’s best blog posts for non-profits. This month’s topic? Non-profit Technology , of course! Deadline for submissions is June 26, and the Carnival...
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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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  • What Else Can We Talk About? 10 Years Since The Cluetrain Manifesto

    Lori Halley 28 April 2009 4 comments
    Ten years ago, Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger laid out 95 principles for communicating with customers online. The Cluetrain Manifesto , sounded a visionary wake-up call that the Internet would change — was already...
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  • PR Works Podcast: How Non-Profits Use Social Media

    Lori Halley 27 April 2009 2 comments
    I’ve just been listening to a podcast of Lee Weinstein’s conversation with public relations consultant Donna Gibbs on how non-profits are successfully using social media right now, where Gibbs shines a light on the social media marketing activities...
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  • Associations and Non-Profits Share Knowledge at AssociationJam.org

    Lori Halley 23 April 2009 0 comments
    There’s an incredible wealth of information online for member-driven associations and donor-dependent non-profits, but sorting through it all can be quite daunting. That’s where AssociationJam.org comes in — a new way for managers and staff, consultants, volunteers and board members to share their best information and learn from one another.
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  • How Memes Can Help Your Nonprofit Blog

    Lori Halley 19 March 2009 4 comments
    When the venerable Fieldstone Alliance surprised its readers this week with 25 Random Things that Make the Nonprofit Sector Great , picking up on a popular fad that’s been making the rounds of Facebook, it was a strong hint to take a closer look at...
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