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Five Tips for Setting up Slack for Your Nonprofit

Posted in Small Advice, Tools I Use

If your nonprofit doesn’t plan for a strong adoption, Slack won’t seem like it works better than email. Five tips for starting off right.

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Is it time for your nonprofit’s team to start using direct messaging?

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I encourage any nonprofit team that wants to run a well-connected team to include direct messaging in their toolbox. And yes, I love Slack.

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A style guide can make tough communications easier

Posted in Relevance, Small Advice, Strategic Communications

Your organization can create and maintain a style guide to give your leaders guidance about how to write/speak/present about the issues you work on.

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Securing your nonprofit’s website: moving to HTTPS

Posted in Security, Small Advice, Web

You need to secure your website by moving your site onto HTTPS instead of HTTP. Browsers will display warnings if you don’t.

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Securing your nonprofit’s website: things people do

Posted in Security, Small Advice, Web, WordPress

Nonprofits handle extensive personal information about our members, constituents and donors, so we have to take security seriously.

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A Google Analytics glossary for social justice communicators

Posted in Glossary, Google Analytics, Small Advice, Strategic Communications

Explanations of Google Analytics terms that I frequently find myself explaining to grassroots social justice communicators.

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Four productivity apps I’m excited about

Posted in Small Advice, Time-based advice, Tools I Use

LastPass, Basecamp, Cyfe and Zapier — those are four apps I’m still excited about, plus several bonus apps that I use almost daily.

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A good contract is your recipe for success

Posted in Project Management, Small Advice, Tools I Use

I’m surprised at how often clients give only cursory attention to contracts before agreeing to sign. They treat it like it’s just “blah, blah.” But it’s your recipe for success.

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Are you stuck “doing” your organization’s social media?

Posted in Google Analytics, Small Advice, Social Media, Strategic Communications

We can get caught up “doing” social media: churning out content and then measuring success by the numbers that are most visible instead of using it to build relationships.

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