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
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.
It's time for the mother of all #NPtech conferences, NTEN's Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in Washington, DC, this week from March 23-25. I attended for the first time in 2007, and since my employer has seen fit to send me back annually since then, #17NTC will be my 11th trip to this particular conference.Thinking back to my first time at the NTC, I remember being in a state of ecstasy and overwhelm for much of the event. So many like-minded people! So many exhibitors! So many breakout … [Read more...] about A First-Timer’s Guide to Enjoying the Nonprofit Technology Conference
About This List In a previous post, I discussed how to evaluate WordPress plugins and mentioned I would post a list of my favorite plugins. Here it is. This list changes as I find new/better/different plugins, so this is current as of February 2017.Do you have a favorite WordPress plugin not on my list? Send me a tweet or email!Disclaimer: I am unable to make guarantees about plugins on this list because I am not the plugin author. Always back up your website before making changes (you … [Read more...] about My Current List of Favorite WordPress Plugins