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.

Designing Nonprofit Experiences

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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

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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.

Improving the Donor Experience Across National and Affiliate Offices

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Improving the constituent experience. This is part of a series of interest pieces for complex, geographically-distributed nonprofits. Every nonprofit organization has a mission that drives and defines the good work it accomplishes on a daily basis.

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Webinars: Designing Effective Learning Experiences

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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.

What Does a Great Distributed Digital Museum Experience Look Like?

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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.

4-Part Anatomy of an Ideal Nonprofit Volunteer Experience

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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.

4-Part Anatomy of an Ideal Nonprofit Volunteer Experience

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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.

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

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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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True Customer Engagement: the Leap Beyond User Experience

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In a recent post in the Demand Perspective blog , I wrote about Michael Schrage’s post in Harvard Business Review Blogs called Don’t Confuse Engagement with User Experience. Designing a great device is not the same as designing a great user experience.

Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and Engage

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It is a great opportunity to ponder the question: How to design and deliver learning experiences for nonprofits that connect, inspire, and engage? What are the best practices? You can also use it get a better understanding of people’s experience in the room.

Personalizing the Online Fundraising Experience

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If interested, supporters can learn more about the community they'll be serving, watch videos posted on YouTube, link to relevant articles, or visit a personal blog where participants may document their experiences and share photo albums of their journey.

QR Codes in Action. Five Nonprofits Share their Experiences

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They certainly are according to several nonprofits we heard from last week in response to our post “ Five Ways Nonprofits Can Use QR Codes &# I love hearing about nonprofits who are experimenting with new outreach tactics and tools.

It’s Not Magic. It’s Your Complete Guide to the Donor Experience.

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The Constituent Lifecycle: A Complete Guide to the Donor Experience from Blackbaud. The Constituent Lifecycle : Your Guide to the Donor Experience. People have evolved. So have their fundraising preferences and expectations. According to Kivi Leroux Miller , what it all boils down to is this: . Supporters want to feel appreciated. Supporters want to feel “in the know.” ” Supporters want to feel included. There’s no magic.

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Science Experiment: A Semi-Technical Lowdown on Working with iBeacons

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Check out the experiment that the team at ThoughtWorks did to test the performance of iBeacons, and learn about its potential applications for nonprofits. We wanted to share our experience with how well they perform, and how best to work with them. Shane Russell.

Orchestras, Musicians, The Concert Experience, and Social Media

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User Experience Integration. Vince Ford offered a framework for creating a digital strategy (social media is one channel in that mix that falls under engagement.) During the seminar, he offers lots of nuggets of wisdom and learnings from the New York Philharmonic’s experience.

The Heart and Soul of Lean Impact: A/B Testing Experiments and Validated Learning

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Remember that when you use the scientific method, your experiment is only as good as your hypothesis. This can be done simply with experiments of minimum donation levels, or asking for specific amount in the CTA. Share an example of your experiment in the comments.

MuseumCamp 2014: Experiments in Social Impact Assessment

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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.

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

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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.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 6: Solution Design

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All of the steps up to this point have been focused on how your website visitors experience your site and this phase is focused on the administrator experience. Note: This is the final installment in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process.

Summer School: Test Drive: Using #GivingTuesday to Experiment with New Fundraising Strategies

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I’m participating in the GivingTuesday Summer School where you find an instructional video from me discussing how to use giving days like Giving Tuesday to experiment and improve your online fundraising with social media.

To Promote or Not to Promote? (…and Is That The Question?):GlobalGiving’s Experiment With Facebook Promoted Posts

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GlobalGiving’s Experiment With Facebook Promoted Posts – Guest Post by Alison Carlman and Oscar Norsworthy. We conducted a month-long experiment to see if Promoted Posts make sense for our strategy. We learned two main things from our experiment.

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Visualizing Data to Enhance the User Experience

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Policy Innovators in Education's annual reports weren't getting the views they were hoping for. Instead of doing the same old thing, they went to their community to find out what they wanted from an annual report, and their viewership increased 400%. NTEN: Eric, tell us about your work. Julia Smith. Education Manager. read more

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NTC Reflection: How To Make Your Conference Panel A Magical Learning Experience

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When was the last time you went to a conference and had a deep learning experience through conversation and stimulation of all senses from a traditional panel? As many trainers and teachers already know, people have different learning styles.

Membership Growth Too Slow? Check These 8 Trouble Spots

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Membership renewal member-experience membership-growth membership Joy-DulingMany membership organizations struggle to grow their membership. Joy Duling shows you how to avoid the pitfall of throwing away marketing dollars, by following an 8 step formula for keeping members forever.

Self-Expression is Overrated: Better Constraints Make Better Participatory Experiences

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When I talk about designing participatory experiences, I often show the above graphic from Forrester Research. Museums see open-ended self-expression as the be-all of participatory experiences. Visitors are not building exhibits from scratch or designing their own science experiments.

Improving the Volunteer Experience at the Nonprofit Blog Carnival

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Take a Nonprofit Blog Carnival ride to get insight into the volunteer experience and how you can improve it. Here is a round-up of posts from around the web offering tips on volunteer engagement. volunteer management Volunteers nonprofit blog carnival

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Can You Experiment Your Way Out of the Filter Bubble?

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Some nonprofits have experimented with social advertising as part their communications strategy and Google AdWords. A while back I did a blog post about the Ocean Conservancy experiment with Facebook Ads. Design experiments so they are not a time suck.

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

4 Ways To Make Your Executive Coaching Experience More Successful

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If you are a leader already engaging with an executive coach, or contemplating engaging one, here are four ways to make your coaching experience a success, as reported in a relatively recent issue of Fortune magazine: Find the right match.

How Nonprofits Can Use Customer Journey Mapping

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Uncategorized web customer journey customer journey mapping nonprofit tech user experience user journey user journey mapping ux Nonprofits can use customer journey mapping to increase supporters by understanding how existing donors and advocates communicate with their organizations. The post How Nonprofits Can Use Customer Journey Mapping appeared first on See3 Advice for Do-Gooders.

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All You Need To Know About User Experience

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Hahaha! Thanks, Dave Gray. UX Framework from Dave Gray.

Why Experience Should Come Last When Hiring And Promoting

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Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Submit Posts on Improving the Volunteer Experience

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Submit posts on tips, tools and tactics for improving the volunteer experience and effectiveness to the Nonprofit Blog Carnival for October. Carnivals are fun - so find out how you can participate! read more ). nonprofit blog carnival

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Developing a Web Experience for all Devices with Responsive Design

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So why are you still designing a site for only one mobile experience? Responsive Design is device-agnostic and changes the web experience based on the resolution of the browser. Building an experience for all devices takes time and requires additional effort.

Case Study on How Not to Design a Data Driven Experiment

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This seemed reasonable enough to everyone, so as an experiment we decided to try making all our summer programming free to members in order to increase attendance. Going into the experiment, I already had a few reservations about our methodology and how exactly we were going to track the results, but momentum pushed us on with the thought that we could sort out those details once we had all the data in front of us.

The Power Of Experience

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"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

Guest Post: Oh Snap! Experimenting with Open Authority in the Gallery

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We don't have control over whether or not a visitor participates, but we can control the participation environment so it is a delightful experience. We Blur Digital and Real-World Experiences The biggest difference between Oh Snap!

Microsoft OneNote Gives Dyslexic Kids a New Learning Experience

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Each tablet PC comes with Microsoft OneNote , which makes the learning experience more interactive. " Improving the Education Experience. (Please visit the site to view this video).

Experience and the Future of Fundraising

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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