In order to stay up to date on what's going on in the world of technology - and nonprofit technology in particular - I follow quite a few blogs and twitter feeds. There's a lot of great content out there but if you don't have the time to stay on top of things (and even if you do!) it can be overwhelming. So, for those of you who have less time to do all this "listening" on nonprofit technology, I'm posting a blog each Friday with the top resources I found in the last week.
"We have been planning and building websites for social change institutions for nearly two decades, and over that time have worked with some of the most well-known social brands in the world, as well as hundreds of lesser-known groups. What we’ve seen across all organizations, regardless of size, is that digital teams—their structure, leadership, and how they are affected by the culture of the institutions where they work—are the biggest predictor of online effectiveness."
Wondering how exactly you're going to face the zombies? Here's one example:
"The calorically-challenged end up as zombie food because they can't outrun these monsters. Your cause too will also meet a horrible end if you're not prepared to go the distance and persevere year after year. Success in anything doesn't happen overnight. It requires endurance. Don't let your cause fall prey to the zombies just because you weren't up to the challenge of going long." Happy Hallowe'en!
"While there is certainly no shortage of Google Analytics articles for nonprofits lately most of them cover the foundational elements. There are still a few of my favorite tricks that are missing though and so I wanted to put them together for folks looking to move a bit beyond the basics."
"In a show of good faith today, Google touted the fact that it has refused to cooperate with local law enforcement agencies in the U.S. who requested the removal of YouTube videos of police brutality and criticisms of law enforcement officials." However - "Google is pushing for updated laws that better reflect the media of today, but in the meantime, its record on upholding free speech is touch-and-go."