Someone recently asked me this question during a WordPress clinic: "How do I know if a WordPress plugin is a good one to use?" An excellent question, though the answer is a little less straightforward than I'd prefer.WordPress is an open source community and as such, anyone who wants to create a plugin can do so. WordPress.org maintains a plugin directory but the guidelines for submission are primarily centered on licensing and keeping people from doing illegal things via plugins.One would … [Read more...] about Evaluating WordPress Plugins
I've been thinking about nonprofits and the importance of technology planning a lot lately. I strongly believe that every nonprofit organization, regardless of size or budget, should have some semblance of a technology plan. As part of my work, I've helped many nonprofits assess their technology usage and become better at planning for tech.I thought it could be useful to share info on this topic, so I went digging through some materials I have handy. One of the first things I found is a … [Read more...] about The Importance of (and Resources for) Technology Planning at Nonprofit Organizations
Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman are my guest bloggers today, giving us some useful advice on how to have a healthier relationship with our digital life and devices through apps. They recently released the book The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit to provide organizations with a manifesto for a culture shift in the nonprofit sector, starting conversations about the importance of individual self-care and WE-care in the workplace.The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Professional: There's An App for That! By Beth … [Read more...] about The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Professional: There’s An App for That! (Guest Post by Beth Kanter & Aliza Sherman)
A new top-level domain, .eco, will be available in early 2017. Organizations, businesses and people working for positive environmental change are able to apply before December 16, 2016 for up to three .eco domain names for an organization or an upcoming campaign. The domain creators are giving 500 domain names for free in this process, anticipating that the names will become expensive and competitive after the domain launches.According to their website "You can apply for a .eco domain grant … [Read more...] about Apply for a Free Dot Eco (.eco) Domain Name!