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22 April 2019

AmDee Weekly Digest April 22

News that Matters to You


Breaking News

5 unusual ways to use AI in content management
TechTarget

Content management continues to bring complexity in the enterprise, which can potentially threaten the necessary growth and increased functionality of the content management system. AI can help reduce that threat.Many enterprise uses of AI are big, bold and obvious, but its advantages in content management are more modest, yet cumulatively effective. Here are five ways in which AI in content management can have a profound impact.


On the AmDee blog, we just wrote about a particularly popular AI: Chatbots Are Not Dead (Here’s Why)


Website Security News

5 Tips to Protect Your WordPress Website From Hackers in 2019
Business.com

You need to be proactive about protecting your WordPress website from hackers. These tips can help you keep your site secure.


Website Accessibility News

The Latest Technology Making Mobility More Manageable
The Excelsior

Technology can be used in positive ways – to protect the environment as well as people. There has been a number of exciting developments in technology that assist those with mobility issues. With nearly 75 million Americans living with some sort of physical impairment, the latest innovations in assistive technology come as welcome news. The technology can help give people more confidence and independence, as well as promote better health.

Ex-NFL player Steve Gleason launches eye-controlled wheelchair system inspired by Microsoft
GeekWire

Back in 2014, a team of Microsoft employees developed the EyeGaze, a wheelchair that users could move through eye movement and a Surface tablet. The project was a response to a challenge from ex-NFL player Steve Gleason, who lives with the progressive neurological disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Gleason tasked the hackers with developing a solution for others living with the disease.

GSA Testing Tool to Ensure Tech Projects Meet Accessibility Rules
Nextgov

A government-built AI tool to ensure compliance with accessibility mandates is headed for the user testing phase before going governmentwide this fall.

New research reveals alarming scale of WCAG accessibility issues across websites of Fortune 100
Bdaily

New research reveals alarming scale of WCAG accessibility issues across websites of Fortune 100.


Nonprofit News

Scaling a nonprofit, startup style
TechCrunch

After a few experiments, some trial and error and the first-of-its-kind Women Who Venture Summit, All Raise cemented its reputation as a force for change in Silicon Valley. In the last 12 months, the organization has connected high-profile VCs with female founders through its Female Founder Office Hours, lifted up founders who value diversity with the Founders for Change campaign and connected male general partners with nascent female investors with its VC Champions program.

GoFundMe Launches Non-Profit, GoFundMe.org, With Redesigned Website and GoFundMe.org
Associated Press

GoFundMe, the world’s largest social fundraising platform, announced the launch of GoFundMe.org, an independent, registered 501(c)(3) public charity. The announcement comes with the launch of GoFundMe.org Causes, where donors can support a broad topic with a single tax-deductible donation that benefits multiple fundraisers. Causes will launch with topics ranging from animal rescue to supporting K-12 classrooms.


Fundraising News

Scandal Sparks Review of University Fundraising/Admissions Overlaps
Nonprofit Quarterly

It’s never been a closely held secret that large donations to universities have been linked to the acceptance of a specific student from time to time. But, as the admissions scandal surfaced a more flatfooted and brokered form of bribing a student’s way into school, the more obscured practices that take place directly between schools and donors also rose into view.


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Christine Job

Christine is AmDee’s Sales and Marketing Manager. She is also the Social Media and Content strategist for AmDee. Her entrepreneurial experience, as well as her experience as a business development consultant, gives her the ability to craft sales and marketing strategies that are lean, comprehensive and effective, not only for AmDee but for also for AmDee clients as well.