The one step in redesigning your website that’s easiest to skip is also the most important: start out with a clear vision of your needs and goals for the website. And by “your needs” I really mean your visitors’ needs, since it's all about your audience after all!
Did you know that “password” was the most popular bad password in 2011? And if you were trying to be clever and use “passw0rd” instead, I’m sorry to tell you that that’s not much better.
Web conferencing is a great, cost-effective way for nonprofits to connect with fellow colleagues, Board members, supporters and prospects without the need for you or your participants to travel.
In this article, we’ll cover everything your nonprofit needs to know about virtual meetings, including what they are, how to get started, and choosing the right tool that suits your needs.
No doubt about it – the challenges of keeping ourselves and our businesses safe from cyber attacks are constant and ever-changing. With constant news of security breaches, mass DDoS attacks, and files locked up by ransomware, average users cannot help but feel overwhelmed. Even support specialists can feel caught in the crunch. Ideally, nobody wants to operate from decisions made in panic mode after something goes wrong. So how do we set ourselves up to work in a proactive and not a reactive mode?
We’re currently looking for people to join our Canadian NetSquared community as a co-organizer. If you’re a consultant or vendor hosting a NetSquared group is a highly effective way to network and build a reputation for expertise. If you’re already your community’s go-to for tech advice being a NetSquared organizer allows you to provide structure to your volunteer commitments and connects you with a network of like-minded techies.
Creating professional event posters, annual reports and blog images are easy when you have the right talent and the right tools (ie. Adobe Photoshop), but what if your nonprofit is not equipped with them? No problem!
When people have limited resources, they need to become resourceful and creative. No one knows that better than the folks who work at scrappy nonprofits that can’t afford state-of-the-art design software (or aren’t eligible for our Adobe donations program) or do not have admin privileges to download and install open-source programs on their computers.
Oh stock images ... like cupcakes, you are ubiquitous and tempting, even though we know you're bad for us. Here are a few key considerations to help you choose fantastic images for your site. (Note: I'm admittedly less helpful on advice for breaking the cupcake habit.)
1. Are You Treating Your Images as Content?
Good, this is important: Photos and other images should never be used just as decoration.