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2019 Nonprofit Website Trends You Need To Know

We’ve designed and built a lot of websites over the past decade for the largest and smallest nonprofits. Website trends faded in and out, and some came back in style again, and we’ve learned a lot of lessons about how to design websites that mobilize people to take action, boost donations, and advocacy conversions through optimized landing pages. How can nonprofits supercharge their websites in 2019? Here are eight of the best website trends that you can immediately explore on your own…

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10 Signs Your Nonprofit Is Getting Lazy With Social Media

Nonprofits, we have a problem. The sector has gotten so used to using social media as part of their daily online communications, a lot of messaging has become boring. Lots of nonprofits are getting a little too comfortable with social media, and while there’s nothing wrong with being comfortable, it becomes a problem the moment you get lazy. When your social networking becomes mediocre, you’ll usually see a decrease in engagement, a drop in followers, and a very bored community. Part of the…

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Drupal 8 Theming - Debugging Twig

Whether you’ve inherited a Drupal 8 project or are starting fresh, being able to easily and quickly debug an issue is important. The first thing I like to do after starting a new twig theme is turn on some basic debugging. Drupal makes twig debugging easy because it gives you a list of potential templates, and which template is currently in use. If you’ve never touched a Drupal theme before, this gives great insight into naming conventions and the template hierarchy. Beginner-level developers…

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Nonprofits and artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence: Snake Oil or Powerful Nonprofit Tool?

Can nonprofits change hearts and minds in the advocacy and political arenas by adding Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools to their online organizing toolbox? Or is AI just another form of nonprofit snake oil with no real impact? Spoiler: If you use it right, it can be a powerful tool to enhance your fundraising and advocacy. First step? Identify where AI could work for your organization specifically. As nonprofits embark on their next website redesign or online campaign, it’s important that the…