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  • Idealist.org Announces Social News Site for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 05 March 2009 0 comments
    Idealist.org and Reddit.com have just announced the launch of IdealistNews.com, a “social news” service where users submit and vote on “timely and important news of remarkable things happening in the nonprofit world.” What makes these services interesting...
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  • Social Publishing: Scribd as a Tool for Nonprofit Outreach

    Lori Halley 20 January 2009 8 comments
    There are any number of ways a nonprofit can make a document available to readers online. Put the text on your website, email it, offer a PDF for download, even embed a Powerpoint presentation in a web page. Combine the convenience of online document sharing with the power of social networking, however, and "social publishing" could ramp up your outreach.
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  • 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference: Focus on Tools and Strategies

    Lori Halley 09 December 2008 1 comments
    Nearly 1200 people working in nonprofits and technology will come together from around the world for the 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco, April 26-28, 2009. More than ever, technology is helping nonprofits tap into and build communities...
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  • Search Engine Marketing Guide for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 03 December 2008 3 comments
    Search engine optimization is all about helping people to find your website when they search for information online. Clearly, you want your website to show up at the top of the search engine results pages when potential supporters look for information about your organization or your cause -- but many small nonprofits simply don’t have the budget for an SEO / SEM company to help make that happen..
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  • First Steps in Social Networking for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 01 December 2008 10 comments
    Nonprofits looking to start using social media as a marketing tool will find a wealth of sound advice online, but putting the pieces together into a solid strategy? That's the real challenge. No one simple strategy will work for every nonprofit group....
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  • Online Video FAQ for New Nonprofit Managers

    Lori Halley 23 November 2008 1 comments
    First-time nonprofit managers can often use a bit of guidance from more experienced colleagues, as well as the answers to specific questions. The problem is, there just aren't enough mentors to go around, and perhaps this is especially so in the nonprofit sector where resources are stretched to the limit. What's the solution? Well, Third Sector New England believes it's found a partial solution at any rate.
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  • Should You Buy Your Software or Rent It?

    Lori Halley 20 November 2008 4 comments
    Choosing software for your organization is a lot like choosing where to set up your office. Basically, there are two choices: you can buy your own office building, or you can rent space in someone else's building. And it's the same with your organization's software. But which is the better choice for you - self-installed software or a hosted package?
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  • Volunteer Design and Technology Help for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 05 November 2008 4 comments
    While many useful sites aim to bring together volunteers with nonprofits in need of help, a recent trend seems to be toward job-specific matches. Technology and design help, in particular, are becoming easier than ever for nonprofit organizations to...
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  • Webinars: Training on a Shoestring

    Lori Halley 03 November 2008 2 comments
    Online seminars can offer an affordable option for professional training, ideally suited to nonprofits who don’t have the travel budget to send staff and volunteers to major conferences and workshops.
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  • Ask a Nonprofit Technology Expert

    Lori Halley 30 October 2008 2 comments
    NTEN Office Hours puts the experience and skills of nonprofit technology experts at your service in a free-access online question-and-answer chat session. The expert volunteers cover a wide range of tech topics of special interest to nonprofits: online, in real time.
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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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  • 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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  • 3 New Ways to Target Your Audience with Facebook Pages

    Lori Halley 04 September 2008 9 comments
    We’ve talked before about how nonprofits are using Facebook to connect with their supporters online, figuring out ways to work around the “closed door” model of the popular social-networking site. For example, setting up a nonprofit Facebook Page that...
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  • Tech Support for Free and Open-Source Software

    Lori Halley 20 August 2008 0 comments
    This is the third part of our series on free and open-source software and the resources to help your organization make the most of what FOSS has to offer. When you need to know the meaning of a word, you flip open a dictionary. It’s a trusted authority....
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  • An Introduction to Free and Open Source Software

    Lori Halley 13 August 2008 5 comments
    As more cash-strapped non-profits, businesses, and individuals turn to free or open-source software to stretch their budgets, the open-source movement is booming. There may be no better time to talk frankly about the realities of using free or open-source...
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