Nonprofit Web Design Process: Summary

Connection Cafe

I recently published the last post in my series about the nonprofit web design process and thought it would be helpful to have a final summary for the entire series. Personas : Process for developing personas, what information to include and some example personas.

Scrum: A Universal Process for Organizational Success

VisionLink

VisionLink studies manufacturing processes and team best practices to inform the way we operate. Many of our teams use the agile methodology Scrum as a structure, but we rely upon our experience with collaborative work to make this approach work smoothly.

How to Create SEO-Friendly URL Structures for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

However, even though you may feel you have a decent understanding of how SEO works—and perhaps you also recognize how important it can be to the success or failure of your site—you may not fully understand how to fully leverage the process to your advantage. In the past, however, WordPress sites defaulted to a URL structure that was decidedly unfriendly to search engines. And thankfully, it’s a relatively easy process. Search-engine optimization (SEO).

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 4a: Sitemaps

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the eighth in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. Your sitemap is a visual representation of the structure of your website. See the end of this post for a linked index of other posts in the series. Purposes.

This Digital Marketing Process Will Make You Write Better Content

Nonprofits Source

Do you have a digital marketing process in place to manage your content, social, email, and engagement activities? In this article, I’m going to share a strategic marketing process that, when followed, will help you create content your audience will love.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 4b: Wireframes

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the ninth in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. Purposes for the Wireframes include: Creating a structure for key pages and page templates that will be used to guide the visual design.

Get Your Board on Board: Structuring Governance Based on Organizational and Lifecycle Needs

ASU Lodestar Center

The question then turns to this: how can nonprofits structure their governance based on their organizational and lifecycle needs? Challenging as it may seem, the payoff that comes from structuring governance according to organizational and lifecycle needs is well worth the time and effort.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 1: Stakeholder Discovery

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the first in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. Meeting Structure. I always let the client inform how we structure the Stakeholder Discovery. See the end of this post for a linked index of other posts in the series. Purposes.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 3: Content Strategy

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the seventh in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. Quote from Kristina Halvorson) It’s an essential step in the Web Design process that’s often overlooked or skimped upon.

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Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 2d: Usability Tests

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the fifth in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. Usability Testing of any sort is a good idea to incorporate into your design process to validate (or invalidate!) See the end of this post for a linked index of other posts in the series. Purposes.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 2c: Card Sorts

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the fourth in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. Some indicators that a card sort test is a good activity for a design project include: A website that is structured according to the org chart so that each department has their own section.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 2b: Surveys and Interviews

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the third in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. Once you’ve determined what your constituents want from your website, the next major task is to define the structure of the site (a.k.a.

Increasing Organizational Buy-in When Building a Culture of Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

Here are 7 practices for building an internal control structure that will increase buy-in and stand the test of time. Clear communication is a two-way process and it is easy for instructions and goals to be misunderstood.

Technology Process Improvement for Nonprofits (Can Help Raise More Funds)

NTEN

Through continual improvement of your organizational processes, you can harness the technology to be more productive, even in the face of functionality flaws in your systems. What is Technology Process Improvement? Technology Process Improvement (TPI) is the practice of analyzing your team's technology-based processes, identifying how those processes can be improved, and implementing changes to make those improvements. Identify A Process (work on one at a time).

Demystifying Credit Card Processing: Part II

Tech Soup Blog

This post is the second in a two-part series that explains how credit card processing works for nonprofits. Your MSP funds your bank account for any processed transactions, even though your donor hasn't actually paid their credit card bill. This allows MSPs to price their accounts fairly, because nonprofits who process at higher volumes will pay more fees, but only. constant margin, smaller nonprofits are not penalized for processing.

The Participatory Museum Process Part 4: Adventures in Self-Publishing

Museum 2.0

I decided to self-publish The Participatory Museum for four reasons: OPENNESS: I wanted the flexibility to license and distribute the book using an open structure to promote sharing. The second part of the open structure is the Creative Commons license.

The Participatory Museum Process Part 3: My Experience

Museum 2.0

This post covers my personal process of encouraging--and harnessing--participation in the creation of The Participatory Museum. The solicited group received hard copy or Word document versions of their sections, and generally had a more formal relationship with the process.

The Participatory Museum Process Part 1: Overview and Statistics

Museum 2.0

This week, we'll look at the overview of the process of the creation of the book and some overall statistics for user participation. Part 3 will focus on my experience, and part 4 will discuss the self-publishing process. readers were not involved in the wiki process.

8 Secrets To Writing a Great Nonprofit RPF With Ease [Free Template]

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Creating a Request for Proposals can be labor-intensive, time consuming, and stressful, but it's a lot easier when you're not starting from scratch - so we've put together a template that you can fill out as you go, which already contains the structure, sections, and language you'll need.

8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

From recruiting, developing and sustaining Black teachers for schools, BTP works to develop recruitment strategies, create support structures and even conduct research to ensure long term sustainability for Black teachers.

People and Process – Making Technology Work | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Investing heavily in new technologies without also revisiting and revising the processes and human components can result in dysfunction and entirely new inefficiencies. Even though business process review and change usually makes its way into these project (explicitly or implicitly) out of necessity, it is common for organizations to resist the resourcing and staffing adjustments required to support a new system. Share and Enjoy: Categories: Business Strategy and Process.

Ask a Nonprofit Specialist: Legal protection of control within public charities

ASU Lodestar Center

Like other successful entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs have the will and skill set to get things done and the traditional public charity structure and requirements may seem like burdensome barriers to moving forward. Alternative Structure. posted by.

Re-framing Internet Strategy as a Dynamic, Learning Process

Influence

Organizations must align the management and governance of their internet operations to ensure staff have the right roles, skillls, incentives, structures, and cultural directions to move the strategy forward. The idea of internet strategy as an ongoing dynamic learning process couldn't be closer to the path to achiving online goals. I confess I have become a bit jaded in reviewing management literature, even that from my own alma mater, Columbia Business School.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

Everyaction

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide explores the fundraising planning process and breaks down each of the necessary elements that will allow you and your team to elevate your next campaign.

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Some South By Favorites

Beaconfire Wire

It was an intellectual conversation on managing organizational structure and culture to ensure quality products get out the door. Advocacy Business Strategy and Process Communication Cool Tools and Tips Events Here are some of my favorite things I learned at SxSW this year.

5 Signs Your Nonprofit Needs a New CRM

Everyaction

We all aspire to live by the age-old mantra “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” but often we get so used to our familiar tools and processes that it can be difficult to know when to honestly evaluate them for broken parts.

Some South By Favorites

Beaconfire Wire

It was an intellectual conversation on managing organizational structure and culture to ensure quality products get out the door. Advocacy Business Strategy and Process Communication Cool Tools and Tips Events Here are some of my favorite things I learned at SxSW this year.

NetCentric Advocacy: Santa Fe Institute Research Topics - Physics of Complex Systems: Network Resources

Network-Centric Advocacy

Is there a 3 dimensional structure equivalent to the power law? Generic questions include: How is the structure of a network related to its function and behavior? What mathematical and statistical models accurately capture the important aspects of a network’s structure? Much of SFI’s contribution to the physics of networks has focused on community structure, in which the network is organized into densely-connected clumps with sparse connections between clumps.

3 Questions Environmental Organizations Should Ask When Evaluating a CRM

Everyaction

A new solution will need to offer all of the unique features that you require, taking the specifics of your organization’s size, structure, and mission into account. Once you’ve made the decision to search for a new CRM for your nonprofit, the task can seem daunting.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

As leaders in philanthropy, it is our civic duty to extend this leadership to provide expert input in the policymaking process. Structuring Major Gifts Conference. Structuring Major Gifts Conference. It's finally here!

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

This conference will examine our role from multiple perspectives, focusing not only on the skills we bring to the fundraising process, but also the importance of the internal relationships that make certain those skills are used, and valued. Structuring Major Gifts Conference.

10 Breakthrough Planned Giving Insights from Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Latest Report

Everyaction

Training and team structure is key Another lesson learned by the Nature Conservancy over decades of planned giving work was that structuring their planned giving team around different types of planned gifts was more effective than dividing fundraisers based on geography.

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Planned Giving 101: What Nonprofits Need to Know

Everyaction

Because of the unique legal, administrative, and personal aspects of planned gifts, managing the process can be a complicated task for Development professionals, especially without tools that are built specifically for this type of donation.

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Top 10 Tough Donor Data Migration Decisions

3rd Sector Labs

Keep in mind, however, that all CRMs and donor databases are different – each has its own database structure, definitions of key terms, and attributes for handling certain data types. That depends on your organization’s structure.

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7 Tips for Navigating Nonprofit Accounting Compliance

Connection Cafe

But with change comes new opportunities to evaluate and improve on existing business processes and demonstrate to existing and potential supporters that your organization is dedicated to compliance and ethical accounting practices. Maintain a clear accountability structure.

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How To Get Started With Mobile Giving To Reach Fundraising Goals

Nonprofits Source

Make The Donation Process Easier. Using mobile fundraising tools makes the donation process simpler and more accessible. Furthermore, checkout can be done in seconds using credit card processing tools that are directly on your users’ mobile devices. Easy donation process.

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5 Ways Your Nonprofit Website Can Promote Planned Giving

Everyaction

The process of building a request for Planned Giving often involves cultivating a deep relationship over time, but it has to start somewhere, and often it starts online. There are two kinds of Planned Giving donors that will visit your website: some that are looking for information about the Planned Giving process, and some that are simply looking for a way to support your cause, but may be open to Planned Giving once they learn about it.

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SEO For Nonprofits: A Beginners Guide To Digital Marketing Success

Nonprofits Source

page speed, structured data, or inbound links). Chapter 4: Digital Marketing Process. Furthermore, it’s a time investment for staff to learn how to introduce SEO into the content marketing process. Search engines don’t process images in the same ways humans do.

Establishing a Grant Office at a Healthcare Organization

Connection Cafe

How your grant office should be structured. In this article, I’ll explore each of these five factors and provide you with two models for structuring a grant office. . Structure: Basic and Full-Service Grant Office Models .

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Four Ways to Empower Your Nonprofit Board for Success

Connection Cafe

Likewise, if a board member excels at process and structure, and has available time, they should be invited to contribute in various meetings and not expected to bring in high-value donors. Think about putting together your board as a year-round, very thoughtful process.

The Keys to Successful Nonprofit Digital Teams

Connection Cafe

Digital is being incorporated into the campaign planning process more and more, with 17% of teams leading new campaign development, and 36% being involved throughout campaign or new initiative development processes. The Structures of Effective Digital Teams.

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How To Create A WordPress Website For Nonprofits On A Budget

Nonprofits Source

Creating a website for your nonprofit can be an intimidating, lengthy, and often expensive process. In this article, I’m going to break down my step-by-step process for building a beautifully designed WordPress website, regardless of your budget. The Website Design Process.

The Pros and Cons of an RFP for Non-Profit Organizations

Byte Technology

Virtually every sector of our economy—the government, the military, educational institutions, venture capitalist firms and multi-national corporations—use the Request for Proposal (RFP) process at one time or another. The RFP process takes time.

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