Amazon Web Services Launches Annual Grant Program for Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

Amazon Web Services, Inc. News/Stats/Studies Amazon Web Services AWS AWS IMAGINE Grant Program Grant IMAGINE Grant program

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Usability Beyond Design: Turning a Great Web Design Into a Great Web Experience

NonProfit PRO

Web DesignIn the nonprofit world, all dimensions of usability are more important than ever.

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Salesforce and Amazon Web Services Partner to Help Nonprofits Accelerate Impact

NonProfit PRO

News/Stats/Studies Amazon Web Services Data Lake Nonprofit CloudAs nonprofits emerge from pandemic-related challenges, data has become critical in preparing for what's next.

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Why You Need a Shopify Web Designer

Byte Technology

At Byte Technology, we understand web-speak. We combine web development expertise with a desire to add significant value to every web building experience with our clients. We’re a one-stop Shopify web design agency in Minneapolis MN. Why do you need a Shopify Web Designer?

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Web Accessibility: 5 Smart Designs to Engage Everyone

Association TV

As your website or content platform grows, so will your audience. Your devotion of energy and resources to create a beautiful, content-rich and relevant hub for your members and potential members will draw eyes, peak interest and encourage engagement. Online Platforms Membership Technology Top 5

New Web Site & Blog


Pleased to invite everyone to check out our new web site and this re-designed blog site! You've found the blog, the web site is accessible across that menu bar above this posting, or directly at [link]. Speed matters--whether we are loading up a web page, or launching a new solution

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Making the Web Accessible: Color Choices

Media Cause

Color blindness and the web. One great way to help check for this is using the Lighthouse tools built into the Chrome web browser, which can run an accessibility scan on any website and report back instantly how it scores in a variety of metrics including contrast. Web Design

Do’s And Don'ts Of Stock Photography In Web Content


We all know that visuals are an essential part of the web: they help organizations express the real side of their missions that cannot be easily conveyed through words. Web Design

New Year, New Web Design Trends


Observations about how web design has evolved over the last decade to be flatter, bigger and simpler, all making it easier to translate into a mobile experience. Interactive Mobile Web Design Goals Non-Profit web design

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7 Best Practices for Designing Your Color Scheme

NonProfit PRO

Web Design Color scheme Nonprofit Web Design Web designYour nonprofit’s website color scheme says a lot about what your organization stands for. Choose the right color scheme for your cause with these tips.

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Everything You Need to Know About Web 3.0


A new iteration of the World Wide Web is on the horizon, and the implications may change how we think about donations, fundraising, and the day-to-day logistics of running our nonprofits. Web 3.0,

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A Complete Guide to Strategic Web Design for Nonprofits


Remember – web design is an evolution and does not have a start and a finish. Web Design and Branding Guide creative Nonprofit web design web designWhat goes into creating and designing a successful nonprofit website that inspires action? That’s a great question. One that every nonprofits should think about from time to time. That said, we’ve compiled a few resources that might help you think through your next website redesign. Audience Analysis.

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Just the Facts: Web Hosting Truths & Myths

Byte Technology

When it comes to the world of web hosting, myths and truths abound. Web hosting is complicated… or is it? The real truth is that delving into and gaining a full understanding of the world of web hosting is neither complicated nor easy—rather, the reality falls somewhere in the middle, a virtual gray area where it absolutely pays to do your homework and be informed before you make any sort of decision. That said, good quality web hosting doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

Four Nonprofit Web Accessibility Best Practices for 2022


Minimizes the loss of web visitors due to those users’ inability to interact with the web content. The accessibility guidelines used to determine a website’s ADA compliance are set by the Worldwide Web Consortium. Your nonprofit’s website is your “home” on the internet.

Should I Hire a Web Design Agency or a Freelancer?

Byte Technology

When you need a new website built or updates made to your existing site, a common question website owners consider is if they should hire a web design agency or an individual freelancer. Working with a Web Design Agency. Advantages of Working with a Web Design Agency.

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Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 Simplified for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

While there are a good number of tech-savvy hipsters out there that understand terms like “ Static Web ”, “ Dynamic Content ”, “ User-Generated ”, “ Cloud Computing ”, and “ Semantic Web ”, the majority of nonprofits don’t talk or understand such tech speak. So, to simply for the nonprofit masses, I present and frame very simple definitions and interpretations of Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 Web 1.0 Web 2.0 = Blogs, wikis, and social networking sites.

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Web Courseworks Wins Silver for Excellence in Technology

Web Courseworks Associations

The 2020 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in Technology Web Courseworks Wins Silver. Web Courseworks’ win was announced on December 10, 2020, and the full list of winners can be found here. Web Courseworks’ clients have benefitted from Conference Now in a variety of ways.

The Coming of Age of a Robust Web-Based Authoring Suite

Web Courseworks Associations

Several years ago on this blog, we reviewed two web-based content development apps: Claro (from domiKnow) and Composica. At the time of the last article, domiKnow had created a robust web-based app in Claro. Everything is completely taken care of by a standard web browser.

Boost Donor Retention With 4 Unexpected Web Strategies


It’s no secret that websites are one of the main tools that nonprofits use to attract prospects, converting casual users into new supporters.

Mobirise Free Web Builder – Your Web Design Tool for 2021

Find the free stuff

The post Mobirise Free Web Builder – Your Web Design Tool for 2021 appeared first on When looking to create a website, most have the vision in their mind of a “perfect” website and can easily get excited when thinking about making their vision become a reality.

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5 Web Design Ideas to Boost Your Fundraising Strategy


Fortunately, all nonprofits can optimize their website to increase their fundraising potential, even those without a web design expert on staff. If your team runs into technical trouble, reach out to a web consultant to get the problem resolved as soon as possible. .

10 Tips to Create an Effective Website Donation Page

NonProfit PRO

Online Fundraising Web Design Donations Donors Online Web pageDonors, especially first-time donors, can lose confidence in their decision to give if your donation page is purely transactional or difficult to use.

Open Source vs. Proprietary: Web Server Software

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

By Web Server Software, I mean the software used to serve websites/pages. Microsoft has web server software called IIS , and it’s database server product is MS SQL server , which people use for far more than just serving web site data. The primary web development framework used in this environment is.NET. On top of proprietary UNIX, people will generally run associated open source server software for web, database and development frameworks.

Top 4 Web Hosting Providers for Your Nonprofit’s WordPress Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s important to shift your mindset away from thinking that “cheap is better” and prioritize upgrading to a high-quality web host. In this article, you’re going to learn about four web hosting providers that your nonprofit should consider using if your website uses WordPress. Their non-techie and friendly approach to WordPress web hosting might be refreshing to creatives or marketers at nonprofits.

How to Follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines: Resources for Nonprofit Design

Media Cause

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are what everyone must follow to make the web a more inclusive experience. We all have diverse audiences, and we must make sure our web content can be consumed in a way that includes everyone, especially those we serve.

Web Video and Innovation

NCE Social Media

Are you using web video to share your story? Tags: Education and Training Research innovation ted web crowd If not are you missing out on innovation and reaching new audiences?

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ADA Lawsuits Against Website Owners Are Increasing: Mitigate Risk By Making Your Site Web Accessible

Byte Technology

Currently, the ADA encourages self-regulation of accessibility standards and it’s suggested that organizations use Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which were developed by the World Wide Web Consortium. Paul (Twin Cities) for making websites web accessible to mitigate ADA compliance lawsuits. The post ADA Lawsuits Against Website Owners Are Increasing: Mitigate Risk By Making Your Site Web Accessible appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog.

Making the world more accessible with web design


It’s not uncommon for copywriters or web developers to accidentally create accessibility barriers for aesthetics or convenience. But if your web design isn’t accessible, you risk missing out on online donations and other conversions. What is web accessibility?

A Complete Guide to Strategic Web Design for Nonprofits


Web Design Guide creative Nonprofit web design web designWhat goes into creating and designing a successful nonprofit website that inspires action?

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Web Design Trends: Layouts

Allegiance Group

This fluidity (especially for mobile devices) has contributed to the second trend, the lengthening of web pages. The biggest concern raised with lengthening web pages is that people won’t scroll to see the content below. User Experience Web DesignThis is the first in a series of posts about digital design trends based on Steve’s South by Southwest 2015 workshop, UI Patterns: Then and Now. .

Picking a Web Hosting

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Picking a web facilitating is a vital advance in making a site. The entire working of your web asset relies upon this decision. All facilitating suppliers are isolated into two major gatherings: free web has and shared ones. In any case let me say that a large number of the free web facilitating suppliers are not precisely free, i.e. in return for their administrations they may find their ads on your site. Contrast amongst shared and free web facilitating.

5 Things You Can Do to Make the Web a More Inclusive Place

Forum One

To help celebrate, here are five things you can do to help ensure your next digital product, project, or service makes the web a more inclusive place. Learn how people with disabilities access, navigate and experience the web.

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Best Web Hosting Providers for Nonprofits (Updated 2021)


Whether you are part of a well-established nonprofit organization or one that’s just getting started, there are things that are important to maximize your digital potential that can be easily overlooked. Website Maintenance Nonprofit Tools

How Your Nonprofit Can Tap Into the Power of App and Web-based Push Notifications

Nonprofit Tech for Good

You can classify push notifications generally into two categories: app-based push notifications and web-based push notifications. Web-based push notifications function differently in that when a visitor lands on your nonprofit’s website and push notifications are enabled, after a one-time opt-in, your nonprofit can send push notifications to your website visitors: How to Get Your Nonprofit Started with Push Notifications.

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Three Nonprofits Pioneering Responsive Web Design

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Responsive web design (often abbreviated to RWD) is defined as an approach to web design in which a designer intends to provide an optimal viewing experience — easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling — across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones). Nonprofits have been woefully slow at preparing for the Mobile Web. Responsive web design is rarely discussed or implemented in the nonprofit sector.

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Web Application Frameworks

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I know a lot of pretty serious geeks read this blog, but I also know some folks who aren’t do too, and I figured it was time to do a quick outline of web application frameworks, and how they differ from things like a CMS. A web server, in the physical sense of the phrase, is a box sitting in a data center (or under someone’s desk) with a unique IP address, that answers queries from the internet and serves up data, depending on the request.

Getting Started with Google’s Core Web Vitals

Forum One

In May of 2020, Google announced updates to their Core Web Vitals —a set of metrics that measure web usability based on load time, interactivity, and the stability of content as it loads. Broadly, these metrics are designed to help Google measure user experience on the web.

Web Content Manager Career Profile


What is a web content manager? Are you interested in or have proficiency in using digital and web technology? For people interested in career paths that combine these skills, a position as a web content manager is a good one to explore. What does a web content manager do?

Turn Good Web Pages Into Great Ones


You may have inherited a vast pool of web content written before your time, or you frequently receive lengthy “expert” articles and other contributed pieces to add to the web site you now manage. Not every expert who contributes to a web site is also an expert in writing for the web. Here are a few key ways to edit that web copy and turn the material that you have into great web copy: Cut the fluff. Web writing is often too verbose.

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Should I Hire a Web Design Agency or Do It Myself?

Byte Technology

There are several web design platforms out there such as Squarespace or Wix that tout how they can be used by people with no website development experience to build professional looking website. You’ll need to stay current as a web designer to ensure your site is still relevant.

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5 Web Reports Every Nonprofit Should Know


fact that I can often be found laying in bed at 6am and digging through client web reports. No wonder than, I am commonly asked; “What are the top web analytics reports and tools every nonprofit should know?&#. I’m sure I’m not alone in my ability to spend hours upon hours sifting thru web analytical data and exploring all the amazing information amassed, working to decipher what it all means.

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5 Things to Know Before Hiring a Nonprofit Web Consultant

Get Fully Funded

Nonprofit consultants specialize in a number of different aspects of nonprofit management from fundraising and accounting to web design. This article will walk through five key things to know before you hire your first nonprofit web consultant: What a consultant does.

Tools I use: Personal Web Presence

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’ve had a web presence of some sort since way back when most personal URLs looked something like: [link] In 2002 or so, I ditched HTML for a series of CMS systems for my personal stuff. In the relatively rare case where I need to use HTML/CSS for web pages (there are a few legacy sites I maintain for friends) I use Bluefish (on Ubuntu.). Software Technology Zen Web/Tech CMS drupal web wordpress