Testing Your Donation Form Part 3: Wrangling Guinea Pigs

Connection Cafe

If you have a quick test, you can hit up fellow parents during practice time with laptop in hand. Note: This is the third in a series of posts about usability testing your website from guest author Brandon Granger, Senior Interaction Designer for Blackbaud. Brandon has crafted user experiences and conducted user research in the nonprofit space for 12+ years. In part one , we discussed why you should test your website and part two outlined designing your test.

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Practical (Not Perfect) Security

Idealware

He put his lock in the window of his locksmith shop and offered 200 Guineas to anyone who could pick it—that's the equivalent of more than $30,000 today. Many career thieves tried and failed to collect the 200 Guinea prize. But what about practical security? For most of human history, locks were like speed bumps to would-be thieves. A good lock might take a few extra minutes to pick, but anyone who wanted in could get in.

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Worst of Museums for this Decade

Museum 2.0

Djupdraet (@mdjupdraet) December 9, 2019 Instead museums found themselves at the mercy of the next big thing and the whims of tech firms: Being big tech guinea pigs: We end up with unsustainable shiny tech and then just feel used. In doing so, we only exacerated or allowed certain problems to fester: Big statements about changing practice but in many respects not changing at all. Ask and you shall receive. Be careful what you wish for.

Data Digest: Open Data for Africa Platform, Silent Data Revolution in MENA and Data Strategies

Tech Soup Blog

The powerful ‘Open Data for Africa’ platform is now available across the continent The African Development Bank (AfDB) has just completed the last phase of its Open Data for Africa platform after deployments in Benin, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Kenya, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, and Togo.

Best of the Web: June 2015

Idealware

At Idealware, we sometimes are the guinea pigs in our own experiments. Technologies and Practices for Managing Outcomes: Lessons from Large Nonprofits ( Idealware ). The Idealware “Best of the Web” is a monthly roundup of the top nonprofit resources from the Idealware blog, our Facebook page, and our Twitter feed to help you make the right technology decisions. Please forward it along to anyone you think might benefit from it. How to Build Your Email List ( Fast Company ).

Interview with Leana Mayzlina, NTEN's Digital Inclusion Campaign Manager

NTEN

It was not long before my interest grew into a serious commitment, and I understood that the NTEN Community was THE place to go to share information, learn about best practices, and connect with experts. And guinea pigs. Leana Mayzlina is NTEN's newest team member. As the Digital Inclusion Campaign Manager, Leana will be organizing and supporting a network of individuals and organizations across the US and beyond, focused on developing or expanding digital inclusion programs.

Listen to Your Data: Lessons from a Multilingual Text Message Campaign

Mobile Commons

Because mobile messaging is so new, there aren’t many rigorous best practices or established guidelines. What’s hard is finding a customer who wants to be a guinea pig as we explore new avenues of outreach. Mobile marketing is still unexplored territory. It’s only in the last few years that cell phones have become widely-adopted enough to create a truly pervasive mobile campaign.

How to plan and run a good web conference

Influence

While the technology is getting better and better ( here's a good list of options ), putting on a good web conference still requires some preparation and practice. The presenter(s) should practice beforehand ? Have a guinea pig user log in as a participant so you know what they are seeing and can work out any glitches.

Listen to Your Data: Lessons from a Multilingual Text Message Campaign

NTEN

Because mobile messaging is so new, there aren't many rigorous best practices or established guidelines. What's hard is finding a customer who wants to be a guinea pig as we explore new avenues of outreach. By Jed Alpert, CEO, Mobile Commons Mobile marketing is still unexplored territory. It's only in the last few years that cell phones have become widely-adopted enough to create a truly pervasive mobile campaign.

Vietnam and Indonesia Join TechSoup Asia’s Growing Family

Tech Soup Blog

N — Nurture individuals and organizations by providing the tools, best practices, resources, and services that can help them achieve their goals. Its eight major islands (in terms of landmass) are Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan (Borneo), Sulawesi (Celebes), and Irian Jaya (the western half of Papua New Guinea).

Reflections on the Science Center World Congress

Museum 2.0

In most sessions, I didn't learn new things to apply to my own museum practice; instead, I learned new things about what that practice looks like in different countries. They are places outside our daily lives--the Arctic, Papau New Guinea--and are easy, in some ways, to ignore or forget. What is the Science Center World Congress ? It's a question whose answer eluded me from the day I registered eight months ago through the first few days of the conference this week.