The Nonprofit Website Redesign Is Dead

The Nonprofit Website Redesign Is Dead

It’s time to embrace a modern and iterative process known as Growth-Driven Design (GDD). With the GDD approach, the monolithic process of the website redesign is broken down into discrete increments. It’s built on an agile/lean methodology where the entire website is treated as an evolving business asset, rather than a static thing.

Setting Website Goals When You’re Stumped

Setting Website Goals When You’re Stumped

The problem is that many nonprofits don’t take the time to identify these goals or bake them into the strategy of developing and updating their website. Rather than identifying key, strategic objectives for the site, they end up with goals like, “make it look pretty,” or, “make sure people can donate.” These are features—not goals. Big difference.

Getting Unstuck: 6 Keys to Avoid Website Project Hell

Getting Unstuck: 6 Keys to Avoid Website Project Hell

People are at the heart of every technology project. And ultimately, the mindsets and attitudes of the people involved in a technology project determine whether it succeeds with flying colors, or descends into the hellzone. Let’s discuss some of the ways that your organization can shift their thinking and their approach to website projects in order to maximize its chances of success.

My 5 Worst Productivity Mistakes

My 5 Worst Productivity Mistakes

A few years ago I was in a serious battle with overwhelm at work. I was constantly feeling stressed about all the different projects that needed to be moved forward. While my inbox tugged me in five different directions, I had this ever-present feeling of guilt about the things I knew I really should be doing, but kept putting off. So I set out to find the root of the problem and learn how to get more of the right things done without my responsibilities having an iron grip over my mind 24/7.

How to Cut Your Nonprofit’s Website Management Time in Half

How to Cut Your Nonprofit’s Website Management Time in Half

Many nonprofit staff members complain about how much time they spend on their website. It’s a timesuck. Unfortunately, you can’t just stop managing your website. But, every hour spent updating and managing your website is an hour that you can’t spend working with constituents, raising funds, or planning events.

How to End Your Nonprofit Data Nightmares Once and For All

How to End Your Nonprofit Data Nightmares Once and For All

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. You’re trolling through your organization’s database, trying to run a report that gives you a list of top donors or folks who haven’t given in a while or some other useful, obvious thing you’d want to pull out of your database. But things don’t seem quite right.

9 Cheap (or Free) Data Visualization Tools That Don’t Require IT Support

Sometimes, you can’t use your data because your software lacks a feature or tool you need. Waiting for a consultant or someone in IT to run the report manually isn’t a great long-term solution, either. So in the spirit of self-serve data, here are nine different tools you can use to interact with your own data without any outside help.

Let’s build your nonprofit a data-driven web presence.

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