How to Design Your Nonprofit Website for Better User Experience

Connection Cafe

Instead, I would describe myself as someone who designs online experiences. So, how do I go about designing better user experiences this year ? 3 Tips to Design Your Nonprofit Website for Better User Experience : 1.

The Perfect Volunteer Experience

VolunteerMark

In deference to Craig and Arianna, the popular SNL cheerleader skit from a few years back, I offer the PERFECT CHEER for the perfect volunteer experience.

Designing Nonprofit Experiences

Connection Cafe

The following article was originally published in the June 2014 issue of User Experience Magazine. Designing nonprofit experiences can be quite different from designing retail or commercial experiences.

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How Skills-Based Volunteerism Creates Transformational Experiences

Connection Cafe

There were also unexpected discoveries and learning experiences during the day that proved why mentoring is so important. The employee was able to give her concrete guidance on how to break into theater in NYC, and the experience turned into a very meaningful one for both.

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Sharing the Experience of Disaster: Colorado Floods

VisionLink

We wake up four days later to both sun and more rain, 18,000 homes lost or damaged and more than 1,000 people unaccounted for. A number of communities are hearing from officials that with winter approaching, major road failures and other infrastructure may not be repaired for some time.

A more seamless log-in experience | Twitter Blogs

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A more seamless log-in experience | Twitter Blogs : 'via Blog this

How To Create A Positive Work Experience

Eric Jacobsen Blog

In the book, The Optimistic Workplace , author Shawn Murphy , explains that the following beliefs are essential to helping create a positive work experience : The team is more important than any individual.

Tech Conferences Experiment With Exhibitor Dress Code Policies: Associations Now

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Tech Conferences Experiment With Exhibitor Dress Code Policies: Associations Now : ''via Blog this

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An eCard Experience

NetWits

So I wanted to share an experience that went well beyond a one-time transaction. I'm often asked for examples of creative, compelling or otherwise "cool" online fundraising campaigns. This Mother's Day my wife and I took Anthony's advice (read his piece on Mother's Day eCards - thanks Anthony!) and donated to Doctors Without Borders, sending an eCard to my mom for the occasion

Online Experiences Need Interaction

SocialFish

Bottom line: Online experiences need interaction. We understood long ago that to produce a successful program, one needs understand the remote participant experience. One thing that all parties involved can agree on, the experience must be able to engage YOU, the learner. .

Twitter’s New App Refines DM Experience With Suggested Users, Introduces New Interface Experiments | TechCrunch

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Twitter’s New App Refines DM Experience With Suggested Users, Introduces New Interface Experiments | TechCrunch : Twitter is in full on experimentation mode with its latest app update. We’ve talked before about how Twitter is using data to push out big changes to small amounts of people and then make judgment calls about whether to implement those updates on a larger scale

What Does a Great Distributed Digital Museum Experience Look Like?

Museum 2.0

I've been thinking recently about distributed content experiences--ways for people to interact with museum content (art, history, science, etc.) Distributed mobile content experiences seem to suffer from two basic problems: Underwhelming entry points.

Keys to Maximize the Conference Experience

Connection Cafe

Having participated in a multitude of conferences over time – both as a presenter and an attendee – I’ve picked up a few tips along the way to maximize the conference experience.

Charities 'must vet for social media experience when hiring'

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Charities ''must vet for social media experience when hiring'' : The chief executive of Beating Bowel Cancer, who has made the inaugural list of top 30 charity CEOs on social media, says it is essential now that when a charity hires a new CEO, that it is sure they are social-media savvy.

MuseumCamp 2014: Experiments in Social Impact Assessment

Museum 2.0

Some of these experiments didn''t yield anything useful, but some were surprisingly helpful proxies for complex human interactions. And here are three of my favorite findings from the experiments: On depth of bridging among strangers. You run a program. It changes kids'' lives.

3 Reasons Your Nonprofit Website Needs Responsive Design

Connection Cafe

As a result, website experiences have had to change significantly—from the way websites are designed and developed to the Content Management System (CMS) used and search engine optimization (SEO) strategies. User Experience.

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10 Commandments of User Experience

Connection Cafe

Raina Van Cleave and Nick Finck gave a very informative and succinct presentation on what characterizes a great end user experience. We typically design from the inside out (data > logic > user experience) rather than from the outside in (user experience > logic > data) 2.

DSO’s “Symphony in D”: A Participatory Experiment to Watch - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

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DSO’s “Symphony in D”: A Participatory Experiment to Watch - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly : ''via Blog this

Trainer’s Tip: Your Room Set Up Can Make or Break the Learning Experience

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What was your experience? Yesterday, I spent a day facilitating leadership workshops for arts leaders attending the Art House Convergence Conference near Park City, Utah. on personal and organizational resilience based on the ideas in my new book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit.

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Webinars: Designing Effective Learning Experiences

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

His research shows that professional development learning experiences need to be as interactive as possible to boost retention. For this exercise, it would have been helpful to have people in each group with some prior real life experience designing an ROI study.

Enhancing the Donor Experience : FundRaising Success

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Enhancing the Donor Experience : FundRaising Success: "n her presentation at the 47th AFP International Conference on Fundraising in Baltimore earlier this month, Bridget Brandt, senior marketing manager at Sage Nonprofit Solutions, discussed some keys to creating loyal donors through their experiences with your organization.

The Power Of Experience

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience" -- Archibald MacLeish. Quotes Archibald MacLeish Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Quotes

How the Indianapolis Zoo Preserved their Visitor Experience with Dynamic Pricing

Connection Cafe

With the opening of the orangutan center, Zoo administrators knew attendance was going to experience a significant increase. In order to preserve their visitor experience, the Zoo had to do something to manage this new volume.

4-Part Anatomy of an Ideal Nonprofit Volunteer Experience

NonProfit Hub

Whether you’re a large nonprofit looking for a corporate group, or a small nonprofit who needs one or two hands around the office, here are the four parts of an ideal first-time experience for your nonprofit’s volunteers: 1. On-Site Experience.

Social Media Strategy: A Small Nonprofit's Experience

NetWits

Our social media strategy series continues with Mickey Gomez from the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County. Let’s start by pointing out that the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County (VCSHC) is a small nonprofit clearinghouse for volunteerism that connects potential volunteers with local nonprofit and governmental agencies. Their annual budget is approximately $150,000 and there are only two (2) full time employees. Needless to say they don’t have a lot of resources to pull from.

4-Part Anatomy of an Ideal Nonprofit Volunteer Experience

NonProfit Hub

Whether you’re a large nonprofit looking for a corporate group, or a small nonprofit who needs one or two hands around the office, here are the four parts of an ideal first-time experience for your nonprofit’s volunteers: 1. On-Site Experience.

NASA Experiments with Drones and a Showy Delivery to a Rural Nonprofit | Nonprofit Quarterly

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NASA Experiments with Drones and a Showy Delivery to a Rural Nonprofit | Nonprofit Quarterly : "NPQ has written previously about nonprofits that are experimenting with the use of drones. This story, too, comes with a sense of foreboding derived from the conviction that drones are far more likely to be used against civil society than for it.

CRM must deliver cross-channel experience | TMA Resources

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CRM must deliver cross-channel experience | TMA Resources : Crossing channels Speaking to TechTarget, Natarajan, global head of CRM enterprise solutions for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), said offering a cross-channel experience is one of the greatest challenges that many organizations face.

Experts Weigh-In on Nonprofit Website Design Best Practices

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I’m focused on accessibility, speed, and responsiveness to make sure that we’re enabling the user to accomplish whatever they’re meant to accomplish—and that it is a consistent experience across browsers. How to Design Your Nonprofit Website for Better User Experience .

Experience and the Future of Fundraising

AFP Blog

From Guidestar's NewsletterExperience and the Future of Fundraising: "It seems that over the past several years, not a month has gone by without a new tool introduced to assist nonprofits' fundraising efforts. From online fundraising portals and text messaging to streaming video and social media, the number of tools is literally growing faster than our ability to leverage them. In addition to '. NPTechtools

The Blackbaud Index: Online Giving Continues to Experience Double Digit Growth | Blackbaud News

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The Blackbaud Index: Online Giving Continues to Experience Double Digit Growth | Blackbaud News : "he Blackbaud Index today reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits increased 1.3% and online giving increased 13.2% for the three months ending May 2015 as compared to the same period in 2014. As reported in the 2014 Charitable Giving Report, overall giving grew 2.1% while online giving grew 8.9% for the full year 2014 compared to the full year 2013.

Data in the Museum: Experimenting on People or Improving Their Experience?

Museum 2.0

I came back to this question as I listened to the most recent RadioLab podcast about Facebook''s mass social experiments on users. For years, Facebook has teamed up with social psychologists to perform social experiments through small changes to the Facebook interface. It''s as if we are OK with a company using and manipulating our experience as long as they don''t tell us about it. W e tweak language and seating and lighting--all to impact people''s experience.

Meeting Attendees: It's About My Experience, Not My Location! - Engage365

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Meeting Attendees: It's About My Experience, Not My Location! Engage365 : "Meeting Attendees: It’s About My Experience, Not My Location! As the inclusion of digital attendees continues to gain broader acceptance in the face2face meetings arena, the lines distinguishing between face2face and remote participants will fade.

How To Create A Positive Work Experience

Eric Jacobsen Blog

In the new book, The Optimistic Workplace , author Shawn Murphy , explains that the following beliefs are essential to helping create a positive work experience : The team is more important than any individual.

Hunting for a Good Experience

Connection Cafe

This is a classic example of a user experience that completely changed the way that I interpreted a situation. The reason that I bring this up is that I find it helpful to keep these sorts of interactions in mind when I'm thinking about user experience. Sometimes it's important to draw on the experiences you have had, both good and bad, and use those experiences to help you to make decisions about your constituents' experiences with your organization and your website.

Research Report: A Framework for Social Analytics | Thought Experiments

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Research Report: A Framework for Social Analytics | Thought Experiments : "Research Report: A Framework for Social Analytics Posted on August 10, 2011 by susanetlinger. Wherever I go, the question I hear most often is this: “What is the ROI of social media?” Even though most companies we’ve surveyed have a brand monitoring solution in place, few have yet to crack the measurement code. It remains one of the most stubborn challenges for the social business

Twitter experiences connectivity issues on Inauguration Day — Tech News and Analysis

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Twitter experiences connectivity issues on Inauguration Day — Tech News and Analysis

iPads in middle school: One parent’s positive experience

Judi Sohn

My daughter turned 13 this past summer and we just celebrated her Bat Mitzvah last month. On her actual birthday, her Father and I gave her an iPad 2 to mark this milestone year (we don’t normally give huge birthday presents like that). A few weeks after 8th grade began in September, she asked if she could start bringing it to school. My first reaction was “hell to the no!” ” She kept asking. Her middle school has a SSR (silent sustained reading) policy.

Low Risk Blog Experiments

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Brian Kelly, whose blog feed I've added to my "Circle of the Wise" feed folder, has a section on his blog called ' Experiments. Reasons For Experiment To explore ways in which a new blog can be found. Discussion This experiment was first announced on 6 th November 2006.

Filmmakers Get Hands-on Experience Helping Local Nonprofit | BU Today

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Filmmakers Get Hands-on Experience Helping Local Nonprofit | BU Today: "The graduate students’ project was part of a regional competition sponsored by 7DayPSA, which seeks to bring together local filmmakers and nonprofit organizations. The goal of the program is to provide nonprofits with limited budgets with broadcast quality PSAs while giving young filmmakers a forum to showcase their work

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