Choosing a Content Management System for Your Nonprofit

How to choose a CMS

Can your supporters and constituents navigate your website and find the information they need? Can your staff members easily create or update its content? Do mobile users have the same experience when they visit as people using computers? A good Content Management System (CMS) may be the solution to all your organization’s website problems, but with so many options on the market, selecting the best one for your needs and budget can be daunting.

Narrowing down the field is important—the decision ultimately will come down to how you and your organization want to interact with your website. (If you’re not sure what a Content Management System (CMS) can do, start by watching this short video.)

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Top 3 Things to Keep in Mind During Data Migration

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Data migration typically accounts for more than 60% of the total hours in a database development project, yet it often receives the least attention from the client. Clients often think of data migration as being done during the night by “the man behind the curtain”, while in reality, a good data migration requires a lot of input and engagement from the client. Because we are very much in the business of proper expectation setting, we find that with data migration, it pays to know what’s going on behind that curtain.

To that end, we’ve created a list of the Top 3 Things to Keep in Mind during Data Migration.

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Responsive Websites in Plain English: Whatchoo Talkin’ Bout, Willis?

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I don’t know about you – but I am getting a little sick and tired of amazing technology advances around here.  Phones, mobile operating systems, tablets, phablets.  Just when you get a great looking, user-friendly website launched it seems there’s another device that makes it look crappy.   Read on and learn how to decide what type of mobile/responsive option will work best for your needs and budget.

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Access the Wealth Within – Uncovering Talent and Utilizing Technology

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In her work with nonprofits Amy Quinn often refers to the “New Normal”. She believes, and has personally witnessed, how leveraging technology and the solutions and innovation it offers, can help organizations achieve higher levels of success.

In her Avectra blog post “The Wealth Within”, Amy urges organizations to focus less on what they don’t have, or can’t afford, and instead look within to uncover untapped resources and talent to bring innovation to their programs.

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