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Wild Apricot Updates October 2008

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Wild Apricot non-profit technology blog is sponsored by Bonasource, creators of Wild Apricot software. Our blog provides ideas and advice to small non-profits — charitable organizations, professional and business associations, social and recreational clubs, student and alumni organizations, churches, online activists, communities, and many others. Among the subscribers there are many people using Wild Apricot software, so we also do occasional posts about new features and development plans.

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Wild Apricot Updates September 2008

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As you may know, the Wild Apricot blog about non-profit technology is hosted and sponsored by Wild Apricot software. The main focus of our blog is technology help and advice to millions of small non-profits. Among the subscribers to this blog are many people using Wild Apricot software, so we also do occasional posts about Wild Apricot software updates. Even if you are not interested in Wild Apricot software yourself, we hope you can take a quick look.

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Wild Apricot - final updates for 2008

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About Wild Apricot Our blog provides technology advice for small non-profits. Many subscribers are also Wild Apricot software clients, so we do monthly blog posts about our software. Wild Apricot simplifies non-profit management for thousands of professional and business associations, clubs, charitable organizations, churches, activist groups and communities.

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Wild Apricot updates November-December 2008

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Our blog provides technology-related ideas and advice for small non-profits - professional and business associations, clubs, charitable organizations, churches, activist groups and communities. Many subscribers are also Wild Apricot software clients, so we do occasional blog posts about our software updates. Wild Apricot smart software simplifies life for people in associations and non-profits.

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Wild Apricot Blog : Recruit New Volunteers Online and Celebrate Volunteer Week 2008

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Wild Apricot Blog : An Introduction to Twitter Hashtags

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Wild Apricot Blog : Email-to-Snail-Mail Online Postal Services

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Wild Apricot Blog : A Closer Look at Facebook Events

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Wild Apricot Blog : 4 Ways to Put a PowerPoint Presentation on Your Web Site

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Wild Apricot Blog : 10 Reasons Why Every Nonprofit Must Have a Blog

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Wild Apricot Blog : NonProfits on Video: Using YouTube to Promote Your Cause

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Wild Apricot Blog : Top 5 Web Tools to Create Your Own Online Quiz

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Wild Apricot Blog : Making a Case for Social Media Marketing

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Wild Apricot Blog : Next Generation File Sharing Comes Out of the Box

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Wild Apricot Blog : Case Study: Mamapreneurs on Growing Membership Site for Business Moms

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Wild Apricot Blog : Read the Words: Free Text-to-Speech Tool

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Reddit to Rally Volunteers for Needy Nonprofits

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Last year, social bookmarking site Reddit partnered up to raise over $3,000 for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF.org), a non-profit selected by the website’s users to benefit from the fund-raising drive. This year, they’re trying something different — raising volunteers instead of cash. It's partly an acknowledgement that many people have few funds to spare, and partly a nod to the wealth of high-tech talent found among Reddit users. Between now and the February 14th deadline, individuals.(

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Wild Apricot Blog : Facebook Applications for Your Non-Profit Page

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Wild Apricot Blog : 3 New Ways to Target Your Audience with Facebook Pages

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First Steps in Social Networking for Nonprofits

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Nonprofits looking to start using social media as a marketing tool with 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. (In In fact, trying to give step-by-step "one size fits all" directions for using social media is a lot like trying to teach a shy first-time party guest how to mingle with strangers.)

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Four Books that Made a Difference in 2008

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Too many good books, too little time. Many of the books I read are eventually forgettable, but some endure. Here are four business books I read this year that have remained with me. Groundswell. By Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff. These two folks from Forrester Research (Charlene has since moved on to a solo life) wrote the defining social technology strategy book for the year. Their methods for developing your strategic intent and your audience or organizational readiness are amazing.

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Wild Apricot Blog : Social Annotation: the Next Generation of Social Bookmarking

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Show, Don't Tell: Google Earth Outreach for Nonprofits

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Since the earliest days of world exploration, maps have told compelling stories to people who may never see the places depicted. Topographical lines on paper only go a small way to recreate the traveller's experience, however, and the rest depends on the viewers' imagination. Now, personalized and interactive maps are stretching those boundaries, and helping nonprofits to bring their messages home.

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Get Started Right with Your Nonprofit on Twitter

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It seems like a dozen different social-media sites start up every day, so it can be a challenge to know where to put your online outreach efforts. Twitter is one real-time networking platform that's clearly floated to the top of the social-media pool, however, and it's a great place for any nonprofit to dive in.

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Is Your Website Ready for More Image-Search Traffic?

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If you've checked your website statistics lately, you may have noticed an increase in the number of visitors who come to your site by way of image search results pages — Google Image Search, MSN Live Image Search, and so on. Webmasters are of mixed opinions about image search traffic, but there are some things you can do to make the most of the growing trend for image search, and its potential to bring new website readers. But why is the quality of image search traffic even a topic for debate?

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Contests Help Nonprofits Get Buzz and Build Community

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For nonprofits, a well-run contest is often enough to raise a significant amount of money in ticket sales, entry fees and straight-forward donations But what about those contests that don't have an entry fee or other fundraising tool connected with them? What does the organization gain from the trouble and expense of putting on such an event? Attention. Engagement. Powerful word-of-mouth publicity for your organization and your cause.

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Business and Nonprofits Find Value in Twitter

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The original intention of sites such as Twitter may have been purely social, but like many Web 2.0 tools, it has evolved in the hands of its users. This time last year, the Canadian Marketing Association saw Twitter as a new toy for the tech savvy Millennial , “an easy, non committal way to keep tabs and staying emotionally close to our friends with low effort, risk and intrusion.” Within a few months, however, that tune had changed to How Tweet It Is.

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Wild Apricot Blog : How to Make Your Own Custom News Page

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Wild Apricot Blog : Get a Quick Word Count

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Wild Apricot Blog : How to Use Mail Merge to Create Custom Membership Cards

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5 Keys to Effective Knowledge Transfer for Nonprofits

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Published Friday, June 06, 2008 8:13 PM by Rebecca. June 6, 2008 10:41 PM. June 8, 2008 11:03 AM. Wild Apricot Updates - June 2008. June 2008 (9). May 2008 (9). April 2008 (14). March 2008 (15). February 2008 (15). January 2008 (17). Copyright © 2008. SEARCH. This blog is for volunteers, webmasters and administrators of associations, clubs, charities, communities and other groups.

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Wild Apricot Blog : AddThis for Simple Social Bookmarking

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Wild Apricot Blog : Crowdsourcing: How Business and Nonprofits Tap into the Wisdom of Crowds

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Are You Tracking Your Top Blog Posts?

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Top 10 Blog Post lists are popping up all over the Internet as another year comes to an end, as nonprofits, individuals, and businesses take stock of where they’ve been and plan their communications strategy for the coming year. But how do you know which of your blog posts for the past year are your “top” content? It's more than a simple matter of counting up the page views.

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Wild Apricot Blog : Website Charts and Graphs Made Easy with Google Chart API

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Wild Apricot Blog : Easy Embedded Tables for Your Website or Blog: Part 2

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Connect Your Nonprofit's Offline and Online Activities

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Your nonprofit’s website gets tens of thousands of hits every month. Thousands support your Cause on Facebook, and you’ve mapped out a killer Twitter strategy to attract a hundred new followers weekly. So what?

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Free Webinar: Social Media for Social Good

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Want to learn more about Web 2.0 and the latest social media trends? Convio is hosting a free webinar with Emily Riley , Senior Analyst from JupiterResearch, and social media blogger Beth Kanter of Beth's Blog. In only 75 minutes, attendees will learn about the latest findings on the use of social media, real-world examples of effective social media campaigns and how nonprofits can leverage "word of mouth" marketing techniques on 2009.

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Online Donations Still Up in a Down Economy

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What does an uncertain economy mean for the bottom line of nonprofit fundraising efforts? Overall, the news is good," says Sarah DiJulio, Executive Vice President of M+R Strategic Services. The economy may be down, but online donations are up -- so far.( read more

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2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference Focus on Tools and Strategies

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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 to create social change. Now, more than ever, our stakeholders are able to connect, share, and act on our behalf from around the globe or around the corner.