Testing Your Donation Form Part 3: Wrangling Guinea Pigs

Connection Cafe

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. In part one , we discussed why you should test your website and part two outlined designing your test. Today, we’ll unpack how and where to find the right people for testing your website and donation form. I’ve seen similar results in my testing. We are testing out a new website design.

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The 3 Best App Testing Strategies for Busy Developers

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

The 3 Best App Testing Strategies for Busy Developers. Testing your app before launching is crucial. What are the best tools to test your app? The answer is simple – testing. Go Ahead and Automate Testing – Within Reason.

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A Social Media Measurement Nonprofit Guinea Pig: Thanks Tim! Please add your thoughts!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Tim Davies from the UK volunteered to be the guinea pig and test the thinking process (a logic model of sorts) for his newly launched web project that incorporates social media strategies. Any other guinea pigs out there that want to try this model | View | Upload your own. I'm doing a workshop on Social Media Metrics, Measurement, and ROI at PodCamp Boston tomorrow. This is work in progress.

Test yourself on Facebook | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot? As the Facebook Wiki notes : Facebook’s Terms of Service require that all accounts be linked to your real identity, so its not allowed to make fake accounts to test things with.

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How to Predict What You’ll Raise by Year-End

NonProfit Hub

For an animal rescue, how many dogs/cats/guinea pigs do you want to save? As a trainer, she shows her students how to find ideal donors, connect through authentic messaging, and build relationships that stand the test of time, so that fundraising becomes easy and predictable. Wouldn’t you love a crystal ball that you could gaze into and see just what the future holds? You’d know how to make the best choices. Which paths to take. What to say “no” to.

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Best of the Web: June 2015

Idealware

The Remote Office: Putting Free Video Conferencing Tools to the Test ( Idealware ). At Idealware, we sometimes are the guinea pigs in our own experiments. To kick off our series on remote offices, we put the top free video conferencing tools to the test to figure out the pros and cons of each.

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

Mobile Commons

What’s hard is finding a customer who wants to be a guinea pig as we explore new avenues of outreach. RI4A is almost as committed to rigorous A/B testing as they are to immigration reform. Throughout their campaign, they’ve tested everything – from what time you should call your legislators to the best way to structure a text message – in English and in Spanish. Mobile marketing is still unexplored territory.

How to plan and run a good web conference

Influence

For a large or high profile meeting, do a test run with 1 or 2 international participants. Have a guinea pig user log in as a participant so you know what they are seeing and can work out any glitches. A lot of organizations we work with are increasingly using web conferencing to have more productive meetings with staff in the field, share knowledge across projects and programs, and conduct training.

Taming the Last Unindexed Frontier | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot? MIT has found a way to mitigate this last problem, and they’re using their own video lectures as a guinea pig.