A presentation at 501 Commons in Seattle, Washington had a ton of great information about finding and working with technology volunteers to get the most out of a volunteer technology project!
A great way to make posting to your blog more fun and more frequent! Consider blogging in “seasons” as one blogger suggests.
When I’m building a website for a nonprofit, it’s common for the organization to ask me to make their donate button: bigger brighter higher on the page anything else to make it “stand out” Donate Buttons Don’t Cause Donations. You Do! I always want to please the client—and I definitely want all nonprofit websites to raise … Continue reading On Small Donate Buttons & Contextual Requests for Support
or: How I Learned to Stop Using Embed Codes and Love Embedding Videos, Tweets, and More! It can be hard to continually write good content for a website or blog. One effective-yet-underutilized type of content is curated social media posts. You might have seen these on other websites before. They’ll be a series of well-chosen tweets, Facebook posts, and other … Continue reading Make a Social Timeline on Your Nonprofit’s WordPress Blog Without Storify
Each year NTEN and M+R conduct the best study I know establishing benchmarks for nonprofit email, websites, social media, and more. How does your organization stack up?
Happy Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! Did you know that the actions you take on your website can impact whether and how everyone can easily use your website—or even use it at all! “The purpose of GAAD is to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) accessibility and users with … Continue reading It’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day! Here are 4 Things You Can Improve On Your Site Today.
The Nonprofit Technology Network’s fabulous WordPress Community of Practice knocked it out of the park when I asked them what I had missed in my last post.
Just like you spring clean your house, every nonprofit website needs some attention every now and then to keep your site healthy. Given that it’s almost May, it’s time to get to it!
Idealware has established itself as one of the go-to sources for recommendations on nonprofit technology. That’s why I was excited to hear when they began researching for their guide to WordPress plugins for nonprofits. As a member of the NTEN community, I submitted my own thoughts and recommendations for plugins to the researchers along with other consultants … Continue reading Idealware’s New WordPress Plugins Report
When you work for a nonprofit money is often tight, and professional development can seem like an easy line to cut. The immediate benefits of new training and skill-building aren’t always apparent, but professional development can help increase the effectiveness of your organization in the long term. That’s certainly true of technology training, and lucky for us, the WordPress community provides amazing … Continue reading $20 Full-day WordPress Professional Development!