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Friday Feed - Great resources from the web - April 1, 2011

MobileVideoWebsites

In order to stay up to date on what's going on in the world of technology - and nonprofit technology in particular - I follow quite a few blogs and twitter feeds. There's a lot of great content out there but if you don't have the time to stay on top of things (and even if you do!) it can be overwhelming. So, for those of you who have less time to do all this "listening" on nonprofit technology, I'm posting a blog each Friday with the top resources I found in the last week.

A Mobile World: how your supporters are using their Smartphones and why you should care

 

Of survey participants,

  • 79% will buy smartphones in the next 2 years
  • 72% open emails more often on their phones, or equally on their phones and computers

Even if you aren't ready to go mobile yet, at least be aware of these trends.

An Idiot-Proof Way to Create a Professional Video for Your Website in Minutes

I haven't tried this myself but the sample video is impressive considering it took 10 minutes to make. Worth trying out for a first video (though keep in mind you will still need a clear message, software won't do that for you).

How to Build a Website: A Step by Step Guide

A good guide to the basic steps required in building a website if you are getting started for the first time. You may also want to see these examples of great nonprofit websites.

Google Motion

Gmail introduces a revolutionary new way of controling Gmail - you use your body instead of a mouse and keyboard. Highly recommended for Gmail users of all levels.