Time is Money: Solutions for Monitoring Problems With Your Website

Byte Technology

To begin, consider using a program that monitors your site 24/7 and instantly reports problems when and if they occur. The post Time is Money: Solutions for Monitoring Problems With Your Website appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog.

No PHP? No problem!

Beaconfire Wire

In many cases, the vendor has the server, the vendor makes the software, and more often the not, and there’s no access to server-side scripting, such as PHP. No problems! Limitations. We hate them, but we have to live with them. As web folks, often the source of our limitation is the CMS software that was supposed to set us free.

NetCentric Advocacy: The problem is not turning them into activists: It is knowing what to do with activists.

Network-Centric Advocacy

» March 21, 2008 The problem is not turning them into activists: It is knowing what to do with activists. Do you send them phone lists and calling scripts so they can phone bank your member to remind them of upcoming events. Comments The problem is not turning them into activists: It is knowing what to do with activists. Do you send them phone lists and calling scripts so they can phone bank your member to remind them of upcoming events.

On Alert: Signs that Your WordPress Site Has Been Hacked

Byte Technology

Chances are that if you see this or other problems, your site has been hacked or otherwise compromised. It may have been a large-scale malware attack, or some nefarious lone individual may have inserted files and scripts onto your server or hijacked your site’s emails or search results.

Data hoarding: Does the term apply to your donor data?

3rd Sector Labs

Your success, however, is masking a serious problem. So we studied the problem, then created custom scripts to clean and de-dupe based on reasonable best practices. Step one is always acknowledging that you have problem! Step two , determine the extent of the problem.

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What’s in your data management plan?

3rd Sector Labs

Unfortunately, it’s true … and the only way to combat the problem is examine what’s in your data management plan. The problem that every nonprofit faces, however, is that all data degrades, and donor data degrades faster than most. Data normalization problems?

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Stop the Daisy Chain of Bad Data Management

3rd Sector Labs

Here’s an example of the problem through the eyes of a recent client (I’m paraphrasing). For a few more insights, we talked about this problem recently with our good friends at Barker & Scott Consulting. First, the problem does not apply only to your fundraising data.

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Could Kittens be the Future of CAPTCHA? | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

It’s rooted in the problem that unless you have a truly gigantic database, spammers will eventually just add your pics to their library and be able to break through. Of course, for most NPOs, the bigger problem is that it’s harder to run an advocacy campaign.

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Community Solutions: Just What the Doctor Ordered!

VisionLink

Last year, 11,000 hospital and clinic patients received prescriptions for food and heat, along with scripts for their medicines. Many Americans are forced to choose which resources to live without, leading to even worse health problems that impact all aspects of their lives.

Being Human: Google’s New API Solves an Internet Annoyance

Byte Technology

Another problem with the last generation CAPTCHA feature is, in a word, annoyance. And so frustration ensued, all in the name of protecting your favorite blogs, shopping portals, subscription and contact forms and news sites from abusive scripts and dangerous malware.

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A Wake Up Call: What the Equifax Breach Means for Website Owners

Byte Technology

This means: Keeping all your core programs, platforms, scripts, plugins and themes up to date with the latest versions. Having this list of problems will be vital later on in the process.

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Fact versus Fiction: A Q & A on WordPress Plugins

Byte Technology

And whereas this may be the case, sometimes utilizing certain plugins—or utilizing too many plugins all together—can cause some serious problems. Also, because most plugins make a request to HTTP to load assets such as images, scripts etc.,

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Safe by Design: How to Boost Your WordPress Site’s Security

Byte Technology

However, a hacker can use trackbacks to cause huge problems through “denial-of-service” attacks (DDoS). Enter a script within your “functions.php” file. That script will cause a message appear to someone attempting to access your site with the incorrect login information and will ditch the login hint cues.

How To Create Explainer Videos That Donors Will Love

Nonprofits Source

For that, you can use meaningful animation, unexpected script turns ( narrative ), and adequate characterization. Rather than saying that “food waste is a common problem,” use something like “Did you know that X amount of food goes to waste each day, just in Los Angeles alone?”

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Designing for Good #3 – Best of 2016 Nonprofit Storytelling

Connection Cafe

A nonprofit’s clever new solution to an old problem with tangible outcomes. Spielberg-esque production values, clever scripts, glitzy montage sequences, and enough moving narratives to make Godard feel warm & fuzzy.

Dapper’s first results with nonprofit databases | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Basically, the problem I’m having with Dapper is that many of these databases don’t use a single query URL like Google to return a result from or worse, they use a second script to create details or worst, their detail pages are generated as static HTML pages.

Advocating from Anywhere: How to Make Your Mission Heard by the Masses

Connection Cafe

Advocacy is a way to showcase your organization’s mission while solving a problem at the same time. Provide them with talking scripts if necessary so that they can practice what they are going to say. With a plan and resources, you can arm your biggest supporters with the tools they need to be stewards for your cause. But how do you create an advocacy program that actually works? This year, I had the privilege to join fellow museum professionals at Museum Advocacy Day.

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Pipe Up: How to Get More Comments on Your WordPress Posts

Byte Technology

And while WordPress has some terrific plugins available that can help you create and manage a comment section on your site, too often unforeseen problems and lapses exist that stymie the commenting process. Sometimes the problem leading to a dearth of comments is the way the site itself is being administered: not replying to visitors who opine on a post, discouraging ongoing discussions with users by utilizing a slow or inefficient comment section etc.

This Digital Marketing Process Will Make You Write Better Content

Nonprofits Source

There’s just one problem… You have about 8-seconds to grab and retain a visitor’s attention before they leave your site. Acknowledging A Problem. Now all you need is to convert your blog post into a script and you’ll be ready to post your new video in no time!

How to Choose the Best WordPress Host for Your Needs

Byte Technology

Thankfully, WordPress is a very “lightweight” script and is nicely compatible with nearly all the top hosting companies out there, and most of them offer very convenient one-click installation processes for WordPress users. When it comes to designing, launching and running a WordPress site, there are so many critical elements to consider for achieving success, from stellar content to an easy-to-navigate theme and templates to keeping track of updates to plugins.

The Marketing of Marketing is not Telling Us The Whole Story About Member Research

SocialFish

But the most profitable marketing products, the sectors getting the most buzz, can not necessarily solve our association’s problems. What are their most worrisome professional problems and why? Phone conversations, however, circumvent these problems.

4 Nerdiest Upcoming Convio Features

Connection Cafe

With CORS , a somewhat new-ish spec from the W3C, the internet finally figured out a solution to this age-old problem. A lot has changed since then, most notably, Google has updated Analytics to use what's known as an asynchronous script. Author: Noah Cooper. And proud of it.

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Why millions of WordPress sites are at risk

SocialFish

A good example of why occurred with the public disclosure that the TimThumb.php script (an image resizing tool used in many themes) was vulnerable, and had been used by hackers to gain access to a large number of sites using the system. The problem is a substantial one.

8 Research-Backed Ways To Improve Marketing For Nonprofits

Nonprofits Source

Identify key problems faced – This could be budgetary constraints, logistics concerns, or lack of volunteers. Overcoming problems prove competency in your abilities. There’s just one problem. . Marketing can feel like an uphill battle.

8 Tips To Make Your Nonprofit’s Emails More Clickable

TechImpact

Instead of: “Have you ever wanted to help a large group of people with a problem then attend…”. Some browsers do not support HTML, while some individuals may be running old machines, with out-dated software, who can not view advanced scripts and formats.

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8 Tips To Make Your Nonprofit’s Emails More Clickable

BoardAssist

Instead of: “Have you ever wanted to help a large group of people with a problem then attend…”. Some browsers do not support HTML, while some individuals may be running old machines, with out-dated software, who can not view advanced scripts and formats.

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Malware link makes a decision easier (updated)

Judi Sohn

It was a line of script on the most recent post pointing to some malware site I obviously won't say here. Seems like MediaTemple has a problem on their hands, soon enough it won't be my problem too.

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Send To Omnifocus from Google Reader

gokubi.com

Omnifocus has great built in scripting, so I have keyboard shortcuts to send things to the Omnifocus Quick Entry form from Entourage, Safari, Mailplane, etc. The problem is, Omnifocus is a locally installed app–it doesn’t have URLs.

5 Practical Reasons Why You Fail To Get Digital Marketing Results

Nonprofits Source

Create Content That Solves A Problem. The takeaway here is that the content solves a problem while also providing a depth of information that was previously unavailable. I have no problem with that goal. Never use mass emails with a standard template or script for your pitch.

7 Ways to Integrate Stories into Your Nonprofit’s Donor Stewardship Strategy

Connection Cafe

But what are we actually changing in order to fix the problem? You see, one of the key problems – especially for annual giving portfolios – is that there are lots of donors. Change up your thank you phone call script. photo cred:Flickr.

44 Ways to Turn Your Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

NetWits

Supply sample fundraising emails, Facebook posts, tweets, phone scripts, thank you notes, approved logos, etc. Problems + slow response times = frustrated fundraisers. Looking for additional resources like this? Register for our Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Newsletter.

44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

Connection Cafe

Supply sample fundraising emails, Facebook posts, tweets, phone scripts, thank you notes, approved logos, etc. Problems + slow response times = frustrated fundraisers. Turning your supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy.

Just a few tools

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Among the most irritating issues in web development are problems that seem to occur only on one version of one browser. If we're working on a site for organization's intranet, no problem - that guy needs to upgrade to the supported browser, even if he really does believe that the 1999 version of Bohemian is still the best browser around. Another tool useful when debugging browser or user-specific problems can be found at the BrowserHawk site.

Change the Tone of your Conversation with your Members/Customers

SocialFish

This usually translates to more of the same: using mechanical tools, such as scripted responses and quantitative performance measures, to address human-based gaps in value and relationships. How do the inner workings of an organization or its lists of achievements solve our pressing problems?

The Marketing of Marketing is not Telling Us The Whole Story About Member Research

SocialFish

But the most profitable marketing products, the sectors getting the most buzz, can not necessarily solve our association’s problems. What are their most worrisome professional problems and why? Great strategy, marketing and innovation hinges on knowing what the problem is we are trying to solve. We were able to solve a problem for our members once but do we still know what problem needs to be solved today? Phone conversations, however, circumvent these problems.

Testing Your Donation Form Part 4: Running a Usability Test

Connection Cafe

I do this by reading a welcome script like the one below which is a modified version of Steve Krug’s. If you are doing quick-and-dirty Starbucks-style testing as discussed in Part 3 , feel free to shorten your script as needed.

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Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 13 Now Available

Tech Soup Blog

Photoshop Elements does not include certain advanced Photoshop features such as the Channel Mixer, Color Balance, scripting, or CMYK coloring. TechSoup is proud to announce the newest version of Adobe's Elements bundle, containing both Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13.

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From Mushmouth to Morgan Freeman in Eight Steps: Absolute Beginner's Guide to Voiceovers

Idealware

Practice the script before recording. Rewrite the script. Print out the script, and mark it up. It’s a free, open source project, it will run on most computers without a problem, and it’s pretty straightforward to use. I wear many hats at Idealware, and wore many more before joining the team. One skill that has come in handy more often than I expected is audio production—specifically, recording and editing voice-overs.

How To Conduct A Stay Interview To Keep Your Best And Brightest Employees

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The interviews shed light on any possible problems while there's still time for you to address them. Disengagement remains a fact of work for more than half of America's workers, according to the experts at Gallup.

gokubi.com

gokubi.com

Lots of people are running these kinds of scripts, but the folks I work with don’t have those kinds of resources. One of the things I love about on-demand is that I don’t have to keep servers running, so I shied away from writing these kinds of scripts.

Lessons Learned from the HealthCare.gov Rollout

Connection Cafe

strictly scripted demonstrations, limited input from end-users, extensive requirements documentation neither vendor nor stakeholders can fully understand) to take note, as the selection process sets the tone and informs the quality of the rest of the project. Thoughts on problems of scale.

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Human Motivation: The Forgotten Element in Our Theories and Practices

SocialFish

The fundamentally flawed assumption that hinders any significant change is that mere articulation of a problem or goal will, in itself, catalyze the right action. Ensuring the optimal solution to member problems drives cross- functional collaboration and work across units.

Consolidate Your Social Media Feeds and Take Back Your Content

Beaconfire Wire

The Problem. Most of the time, people think the easiest way to do this is to create your own script to pull content from the many different locations. Have you ever seen an otherwise good homepage ruined by the presence of too many social media feeds?

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