Amar Trivedi of AmDee, LLC, is my guest blogger today, providing guidance on how crucial it will be for nonprofits to upgrade their websites to SSL in the coming months. Amar is the founder and president of AmDee and has been a software developer and architect since the mid-1990s.The Importance of SSL for Nonprofits An active online presence is essential to promoting your nonprofit organization’s campaigns, but that doesn’t mean you need to know all of that intimidating Internet jargon. … [Read more...] about The Importance of SSL for Nonprofits
About the Online WordPress CommunityIf you are seeking a place to connect with WordPress developers and content managers of all skill levels, consider joining the Nonprofit Technology Network's (NTEN) online WordPress Community.We are 267 members and growing, composed of a nice mix of developers (front-end, back-end and full stack) and content managers. We have nonprofit professionals, professionals who work at web dev companies and freelancers.No matter what question you post to the … [Read more...] about WordPressers Wanted & Welcomed: NTEN’s Online WordPress Community
Helen Sanders is my guest blogger today, giving us some useful advice on how hard-working nonprofit techies (and everyone else!) can fuel their daily performance by eating better. Helen is the founder of www.healthambition.com. Can Different Foods Really Supercharge Your Job Performance? Let’s be honest. Technology is the future, and our world becomes more and more reliant on hard working coders, administrators and “tech gurus” each day. As we hurtle forward into this increasingly … [Read more...] about Can Different Foods Really Supercharge Your Job Performance?
Editor's Note: This post was originally published on the Bayer Center blog in May 2009 and has been updated for relevancy, etc.Sometimes I stay up later than I should at night, Googling issues of concern to me and thinking about the various wrongs in the world. I have been an activist in various capacities since my high school days, but as I age I find myself becoming more acutely aware of issues, concerns, and problems plaguing our planet, its people and animals. At times, I feel … [Read more...] about Be the Pebble in the Pond: Take Small Personal Actions to Make the World a Better Place
I've been doing a lot of training lately, most recently a class at the Bayer Center last week called DIY Websites with WordPress. Upon reflection, I realize that I'm hearing a good deal of self-criticism, particularly in hands-on technology trainings. For example:"I have a stupid question." "I'll never remember how to do this." "I'm so dumb when it comes to technology." "I totally screwed this up."This makes me very sad. The people who come to my workshops are highly intelligent … [Read more...] about Struggling to Learn New Technology? Adopt a Growth Mindset.