4 Alarming Stats Regarding Your Nonprofit’s Mobile Site

TechImpact

80% of mobile users leave a site immediately if it’s not optimized. If someone is landing on an unoptimized mobile site and is forced to zoom in, then zoom out, scroll left, then right to see the entire screen, chances are good they wont be on your page for long.

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The Fire Has Been Lit! The Importance of Making Your Site Mobile Friendly

Connection Cafe

However, when it comes to your site’s search rankings, what Google has done is changed their search algorithm on mobile devices to down rank sites that are not “mobile friendly”. Get your site onboard with Google’s algorithm changes and the overall trends of mobile browsing.

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Google Will Penalize Popups on Mobile Sites

Frogloop

Nonprofits raise a lot of money off of homepage and interior page popups and overlays, especially during year-end fundraising and urgent campaigns.

Social Media Best Practices: 12 Tips for Making the Best of Any Social Site

NetWits

Knowing that a good portion of your supporters already participate on the social Web, and with the continued growth and popularity of social media, it’s very likely your nonprofit organization is focused on figuring out how to best utilize sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Bookmark! Check your permissions on social sites

SocialFish

And thank you to the awesome Avi Charkham who took it upon himself to figure out direct links to all the permissions settings pages (some of which are buried deep – Facebook I’m talking to you) for these sites. Go here: MY PERMISSIONS. Start cleaning.

Bookmark Your Browsers! The Official Blogs of the World’s Most Popular Social Media Sites

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Reading the official blogs of the social media sites that we use most often is also useful and it may be time to add some new bookmarks to your browsers.

9 Social Media for Social Good Sites You Should know About

NetWits

—. If you haven’t already, please consider subscribing via RSS or eMail to receive fresh content on a regular basis. —. It’s amazing to watch technology evolve. Think about it for a second. Ten years ago there was no Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

Reducing Cognitive Load: The Best UX Design for Your Community Site

SocialFish

And you definitely don’t want this to happen to your community members when they use your site. Good UX makes a site easier and more intuitive to use. Now ask yourself which aspects of those sites you can adopt.

4 Keys to Building a Successful Nonprofit Web Site

NetWits

With that in mind I’d like to share 4 Keys to Building a Successful Web Site based on similar tactics we’ve deployed on this blog We recently launched a new blog here at Blackbaud Internet Solutions. It’s been an exciting endeavor and given us a lot of insight into using social media for nonprofits and fundraising! Our main goal is to help you learn how to leverage our technology and the tools that make up social media.

4.8 billion reasons for a mobile site

Connection Cafe

Author: James Burden. Last week an important anniversary crept by — barely noticed. The humble SMS had its 20th birthday. It is now estimated that more than two-thirds of the world’s population have access to SMS. With 4.8

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Top 10 Crowdfunding Sites For Fundraising - Forbes

AFP Blog

A Forbes article on Crowdfunding sites. Top 10 Crowdfunding Sites For Fundraising - Forbes : Top 10 Crowdfunding Sites For Fundraising

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Crowdfunding Site for Nonprofits Launched by Kickstarter Founder

John Haydon

Perry Chen (Kickstarter founder) is passionate about nonprofits, and he’s launched a new crowdfunding site for nonprofits called Dollar a Day. The post Crowdfunding Site for Nonprofits Launched by Kickstarter Founder appeared first on John Haydon.

Packard Foundation OE Launches Their Strategy Refresh Site

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Many of you are already familiar with our OE wiki site , and now we’ve also created a new experimental strategic planning site using WordPress. The whole process will be documented and coordinated through this site. Flickr Photo by Pink Sherbet Photography.

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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.

4 Mobile Nonprofit Sites to Learn From

Tech Soup Blog

Today we’re sharing some of our favorite sites that. This site has an open, clean design and does a good job of getting a lot of. This site has clear calls to action, a nice use of video, and infographics. site still loads quickly. Recently we gave you our top tips.

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Nonprofit-Centric Data Sharing Sites

NTEN

There are many sites that allow you to upload data, as well as download other data, for free. These are just a handful of nonprofit-focused data sharing sites to get you started: National Center for Charitable Statistics: NCCS provides data, as well as analysis tools and reports, on Nonprofits around the US. You can learn about other organizations in your area, analyze giving trends, and download data directly from their site.

Why We're Blacking Out Sites: PIPA and SOPA

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We're not alone: far larger sites like Wikipedia and Google and hundreds of others (if not thousands). In November, I wrote a blog post entitled: Why I’m Scared of the SOPA bill.

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Instagram Marketing for Nonprofits: 5 Sites for Inspiration

Tech Soup Blog

We'll get your creative circuitry amped up and stop by a few sites to show you what other nonprofits are doing with Instagram. Ivan Serrano is a journalist living in the Bay Area of California. He specializes in social media, business, and technology. Here's the thing.

If your site is not mobile-friendly, Google will penalize you.

SocialFish

Today, the company will start counting mobile-friendliness in its all-important algorithms—and responsive sites, rather than dedicated mobile platforms, are the preferred way to go. Long story short: Mobile-unfriendly sites might be in trouble unless they redesign or retrofit, pronto.

Adding Satellite Sites To Your Hybrid Event Mix

SocialFish

That’s the best environment for satellite sites or pods with your hybrid event. A satellite site is when a group of people gather together to watch a live stream from your main event. Creating satellites sites with your hybrid event is best described as creating your own television network. Creating satellite sites with your hybrid event is nearly the same thing. Tips For Successful Hybrid Satellite Sites.

Get Social Covered: 13 Lesser Known Social Media Sites for Your NPO

NonProfit Hub

But you’re just scratching the surface with those two mainstream social media sites. This is a crowdfunding site that your organization can use to fundraise. It’s the worst when you want to remember a site and then can’t find it later. You’ve got social media covered. Facebook?

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Presenting afpmeet.org - AFP's New Conference Mobile Site for Chicago!

AFP Blog

Presenting afpmeet.org - AFP's New Conference Mobile Site for Chicago!: "AFP AFP is proud to announce afpmeet.org, the exclusive mobile site that will allow attendees to access everything they need to optimize their AFP 2011 Conference experience—right on their smartphone! The conference mobile site can be viewed across all smartphone browsers (iPhones, Blackberries, Droids, etc.),

Viva the Time on Site, The Page View is Dead!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How an online video site records a view for their online videos varies greatly from site to site. We conducted research to test such differences across eight of the top video sites (results can be seen in this report ). time on site.??? Source: Flickr User Lynetter.

On-Site Visit: United Way of Denver 2-1-1

VisionLink

With special thanks to our host Fermin Avila at the United Way of Denver, we enjoyed a wonderful on-site visit with the staff of the United Way 2-1-1 Call Center today.

Welcome to Benetech's New Site! (and.)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

With this new site, we hope to better share our story and the impact of our work in a clear and consistent way across our four program areas , which encompass a diverse set of initiatives, products and services. One last important note about our new site is regarding its accessibility.

Who is on Social Networking Sites?

NonProfit Trends

The recent Pew Internet & American Life Project report, The Demographics of Social Media Users, had many of the trends and findings aren’t shocking but a couple were more or less dramatic than I expected.

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University Launches New Foundation Relations and Philanthropy Site

AFP Blog

University Launches New Foundation Relations and Philanthropy Site : University Launches New Foundation Relations and Philanthropy Site February 6, 2012 — The University of Virginia Office of Development and Public Affairs has launched a new website designed to support University faculty researchers and development administrators motivated to seek funding from independent philanthropic foundations and select corporations

Membership Site Software - Build or Buy?

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are some thoughts, tips and resources for organizations considering your membership site software options. membership website software

The 4 Must-Haves of a Successful Web site Redesign

Connection Cafe

Our art director, Don Roach and I recently authored an article on successful web site redesigns for our monthly "Connections" newsletter. Redesigning your web site can be a daunting task. But if you think it through and approach it methodically, you can make your site both beautiful and effective. A strong information architecture is scalable to grow with your organization, so that you can add information to your web site over time.

Why Mobile Sites Have Gone from a "Nice-to-Have" to a "Must Have" for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Now we’d like to share why mobile sites have gone from a “nice-to-have” to a “must-have” for nonprofits. been frustrated when you landed on a site that you couldn’t easily read. You click on the link to register, but the site isn’t.

Smart Strategies for Using PDFs on Your Site

NTEN

I have some news to share with you: most PDFs on your site don’t get read. World Bank recently released a report that showed that nearly a third of the reports (in PDF format) on their site were not being downloaded and read. They actually can be, but there are definite pros and cons to using them on your site. PDFs Web Sites Communications Amy Knox. Senior UX Designer. Beaconfire.

When the Prince Becomes a Frog: Protect your Social Media Sites

SocialFish

Often your social media manager or “person” is the only one knowing the log-in names and passwords for your various social media sites. Maintain in a safe, secure place the current administrator’s login and passwords for each social media outpost and any internal sites (web site, blog sites).

SEO For Your Membership Site

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's an overview of a new guide to Search Engine Marketing for membership organizations that want to optimize your online presence. search engine marketing search engine optimization SEO

Three Killer Nonprofit WordPress Sites To Learn From

John Haydon

Cure International has a beautifully designed site centered around a core strategy of using compelling stories to engage visitors and increase donations. Also, at the top of the site users can access links to other TED websites.

Smart Strategies for Using PDFs on Your Site

Beaconfire Wire

I have some news to share with you: most PDFs on your site don’t get read. Last week, World Bank released a report that showed than nearly a third of the reports (in PDF format) on their site were not being downloaded and read. Actually, they can be but there are definite pros and cons to using them on your site. When you’re thinking about creating new content for your site, think of other ways you could present the information: Infographic?

Interesting sites I’m looking at (weekly)

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

CodeChix. tags: toblog women technology developers. Fluxx | Open Source Grants Management. tags: grants CRM opensource toblog nptech. cryptocat. tags: cryptography secure communication toblog. Catch My Fame » jQuery Before/After Plugin. tags: jquery plugin image toblog. Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here. Blogs I read

Working Together: Great Social Media Plugins for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

When it comes to WordPress sites, many of the themes also work around the idea of assimilation and integration with other online resources. have the potential to slow down the operating speed of your site.

Mobile Giving 101: Why Mobile Is an Important Part of Nonprofit Fundraising Campaigns

NTEN

Leadership Mobile mobile fundraising basics mobile fundraising sites nptech Web Sites Fundraising Kari Ann Kiel. Event Marketing Consulant. DoJiggy. Research shows that by 2014 mobile device usage will exceed that of desktop and laptop computers.

E-Mediat: A Simple Design Process for an Online Learning Community Site

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The process encourages stakeholders describe user profiles and what the site needs to meet their needs. Chris, who is a talented designer and visual facilitator, used a variety of techniques to help us brain storm, discuss, and flesh out the user scenarios. Three hours never went so fast.

How-to: Improve Your Site's Bounce Rate (Intro to Google Analytics Advanced Filtering)

NTEN

If you're in charge of your organization's web analytics, you undoubtedly know about bounce rate -- the measure of visitors who enter your site, say "Enh" (or something ruder), and immediately leave, without viewing any more of your carefully crafted pages.