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Raising Money on Facebook

Either you’ve got a Facebook page (or you about to set one up). Either way, you’re probably wondering how to use that page to generate some cash. You’re not the only one. So the good folks at Nonprofit Webinars put together this great webinar on just that – how to use facebook to help your organization raise money. This particular webinar and series of slides was put together by the very fantastic Jeff Patrick, President & Founder of Common Knowledge.

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We’d love to hear from you – how do you plan to use facebook to help you raise money?

Online Invoicing and Document Resources for Running your Business

After seeing @juliaxgulia’s question on twitter about creating online invoicing, I started looking for sites that help businesses run. I’ve put together short list of resources and tools that help businesses, freelancers, and other folks collaborate and run organizations.


For creating and sending invoices, Freshbooks.com is definitely the standard.

There are also a few alternatives:


For project management…
Currently, I use Basecamp to manage projects, but found Collabtive, a free alternative that can run on your own server. Installation is required, and is not as slick as Basecamp, but then again, it’s free and works great. I think both services are great for sharing files, and managing any kind of project. In addition to freelancers, I’ve seen marketing firms and ad agenices use these services too.

For other alternatives to Basecamp, read WhyBaseCampSux


Finally, take a look at Docstoc. They have a full collection of templates for contracts, invoices, and other business documents.

Scribd is another popular site for sharing documents. From their site: “Scribd is the place where you publish, discover and discuss original writings and documents. More than 50 million people each month are finding or sharing fun, functional or fantastical writings and documents on Scribd.com and tens of thousands of other websites that have embedded Scribd’s document reader.”

For an interesting look at how people are using Scribd, take a look at Obama’s Scribd account.

What online tools do you use to run your business?