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Meet Julie Cantrell, our new fundraising intern

Meet Julie Cantrell, our new fundraising intern

Posted by sfreedman at Jul 20, 2011 12:00 PM |
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Q and A with our new intern, Julie.

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Groundwire Knowledge Share: Social Media Content for Nonprofits

Groundwire Knowledge Share: Social Media Content for Nonprofits

Posted by sfreedman at Jul 08, 2011 02:05 PM |

We have a very exciting knowledge share coming up in August. Groundwire Board Member Emily Warn leads writing workshops with her Two Pens co-founder Cynthia Hartwig and they have graciously offered to present a social media content workshop free of charge to the Groundwire community.

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G+: So much harder to stalk

G+: So much harder to stalk

Posted by sfreedman at Jul 07, 2011 02:35 PM |

Google’s new social media space, Google +, is getting a test drive with a limited launch, but will soon be up and ready for everyone to start socializing. But will it take over Facebook?

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You GaveBIG!

You GaveBIG!

Posted by sfreedman at Jun 24, 2011 03:55 PM |
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In the biggest single day of charitable giving in King County history, more than 18,800 donations totaling 3.5 million were made to 900 local nonprofits. We set a goal for $15,000 for the day, and were thrilled to beat it, coming in at $22,000.

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After 15 years, Groundwire's Jon Stahl says goodbye

After 15 years, Groundwire's Jon Stahl says goodbye

Posted by kuffelman at Jun 13, 2011 09:00 AM |

After years of working on behalf of the environment as a capacity-building consultant, Jon Stahl is leaving Groundwire to get his Master of Public Administration at the Evans School.

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Powerful, flexible tools for Alaska's Cook Inletkeeper

Powerful, flexible tools for Alaska's Cook Inletkeeper

Posted by jon at Jun 12, 2011 04:20 PM |

How we helped Cook Inletkeeper do a more-than-skin-deep makeover on its website and CRM database.

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We talk to The Seattle Foundation about GiveBIG, coming June 23!

We talk to The Seattle Foundation about GiveBIG, coming June 23!

Posted by sfreedman at Jun 12, 2011 09:00 AM |
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GiveBIG is just one week away! This is the first online giving event of its kind in Seattle. Our Director of Development Tiffany Devoy asked The Seattle Foundation’s Grantmaking & Community Leadership Associate, Allison Eltrich, to share a little bit more about GiveBIG.

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Summer Days with Mountains to Sound Greenway

Summer Days with Mountains to Sound Greenway

Posted by sfreedman at Jun 11, 2011 08:10 AM |

We recently built a website and integrated database for the awesome Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust here in Washington state. This weekend, they’re kicking off 100 days of 100 things to do over 100 miles of gorgeous Washington soil and sound.

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Groundwire is now an Agile/Scrum Development Shop!

Groundwire is now an Agile/Scrum Development Shop!

Posted by daverill at Jun 10, 2011 03:30 PM |
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Early in 2011 Groundwire moved our project management processes away from traditional waterfall and became a full Agile/Scrum shop. What follows is a brief summary of why we think this change will ultimately lead to better solutions for our clients.

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Help Create a Salesforce App for Good!

Help Create a Salesforce App for Good!

Posted by sfreedman at Jun 09, 2011 03:25 PM |

Do you often have great app ideas but don't know what to do with them? We want 'em for The Feel Good Developer Challenge being held this year by Salesforce.com Foundation and the sustainability team. This is an application contest where top developers will work on your great ideas!

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Nonprofit Writer's Block

Nonprofit Writer's Block

Posted by sfreedman at May 25, 2011 12:25 PM |

Good tips to help you with your daily nonprofit writing.

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On June 23, Give Big and Get More!

On June 23, Give Big and Get More!

Posted by sfreedman at May 24, 2011 11:15 AM |
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Donate to Groundwire on June 23 and the Seattle Foundation will stretch your money.

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We Bike it Up!

We Bike it Up!

Posted by sfreedman at May 24, 2011 11:05 AM |

May is Cascade Bicycling Club's Bike Month and more than half of our Seattle staff biked the heck out of it. Hear what our staff has to say about biking.

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YES! Magazine's soaring online presence

YES! Magazine's soaring online presence

Posted by sfreedman at May 24, 2011 11:05 AM |

In the last year and a half, traffic to the YES! Magazine website has tripled. This tremendous growth is the result of smart strategy, a creative and talented staff, and powerful online tools provided by Groundwire and Web Collective.

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Over 100 Organizations install Volunteers for Salesforce

Over 100 Organizations install Volunteers for Salesforce

Posted by ericm at May 23, 2011 02:55 PM |
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It’s only been one month since we released Volunteers for Salesforce on the AppExchange and over 100 organizations have already started using it.

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Three Questions You Should Ask Before You Hire A Consultant

Three Questions You Should Ask Before You Hire A Consultant

Don't take our word for it. Ask the clients we work with.

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The Hike Finder

The Hike Finder

Posted by sfreedman at May 23, 2011 01:35 PM |

Check out Washington Trails Association's Hike Finder to find your next great hike!

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We heart Salesforce

We heart Salesforce

Posted by sfreedman at May 11, 2011 11:20 AM |

Our friends at Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the day they exported their FileMaker data into Salesforce.

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Sarah Nason: A Washington Bus Hero

Sarah Nason: A Washington Bus Hero

Posted by sfreedman at May 09, 2011 05:10 PM |

Sarah Nason, one of the original volunteers who helped get The Washington Bus started, is moving on.

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Easy, simple and smart way to build your Facebook audience

Posted by sfreedman at Apr 27, 2011 01:45 PM |

A simple ask to Sightline's email supporters to like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

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