Topic: Strategy

Advotalk: Nonprofit Communications Engine

The Nonprofit Communications Engine, Sarah Durham’s new book, helps nonprofit communicators and leaders to leverage communications in order to advance their mission. In this conversation, Sarah Durham will define what “success” means for nonprofit communications regardless of mission or size, and unpack the six core elements necessary to achieve it.   This invitation-only conversation with …

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Advotalk: Bridging the Gap Between Content Creation and Technology

Fundraising. Programs recruitment. Advocacy. Marketing. The website is critical to advance each department’s goals online and organizations all have limited tech resources. Stanford University’s Marion Groh Marquardt will join Sarah Durham to share her techniques for engaging internal stakeholders, juggling tech and bandwidth restraints, and constantly improving a website in any size organization.     …

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We’ve got your back: Planning for Drupal 7 End-of-Life

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If you have a Drupal 7 website, you might have already heard that the official end-of-life date for Drupal 7 has been officially set for November 2021. Many organizations should upgrade their Drupal 7 sites before then. But that might not be required. Here’s how you figure out what you need to do. “What does …

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Who Really Owns Your Nonprofit’s Website?

The internet used to feel like the wild west. Websites sprung up like homesteads, built by an enterprising range of people using all sorts of source code. If you worked in the nonprofit sector in the 1990s, the odds are good that your organization built its first site in a proprietary system using custom-built code …

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Avoiding the boom/bust website cycle

How to ensure that satisfaction in your websites remains high, while also levelling out your spending A typical website is created in a burst of activity (and spending), then “launched” to the public.  There is probably some really great thinking that went into it, but because no one can predict the future, you don’t really …

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Election Day Coping Strategy: Tech-Themed Cocktails

Here in the US, November 8th, 2016 is a stressful day. Advomatic can help you with that. Our solution is not quite technical, but it is tech-flavored. As our development team was working trying to work weeping with despair and horror talking today, we were looking at one of our project management tools (Pivotal Tracker). Someone had added what …

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Saving Time with Component-based Design

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As someone who creates and implements designs for nonprofit organizations, I have learned a lot of ways to keep costs down. There are many little tips and tricks, like leveraging open source software, free fonts, and creative commons stock photos. But the most comprehensive way I’ve found to both meet client needs, keep project costs …

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