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29 April 2019

AmDee Weekly Digest April 29

2019 Reading Recommendations for World Book Day

In honor of World Book Day, the AmDee team has compiled a list of some of their favorite books. We hope our list inspires you to spend more time reading this spring.

Check our list on the AmDee blog: 2019 Reading Recommendations for World Book Day


Tricks for Nice Social Media Images

Have you ever shared a link on social media only for it to look, well, ugly on your feed? Join the club. If I only had a nickel for every time I shared a website URL and it didn’t preview a nice-looking image. You know what I’m talking about; instead of an aesthetically-pleasing preview image that features a small photo, the headline, and the first few sentences of a story, it sometimes shows just a measly old link.

Sure, the link still gets the job done: it directs users where to go. But is a stand-alone link really as enticing as a nice preview image that displays a photo and the first few sentences of an article? Definitely not. The latter is infinitely more clickable and that’s what we’re after as content creators, right? Traffic.

Check out  these tricks here!


Website Security News

Worst to First: Government Websites More Secure Than Ever
Nextgov
When it comes to website security, the federal government is doing something right.U.S. government websites outscored sites from all other sectors in an online trust audit released Tuesday which recognizes excellence in data security, consumer protection, and responsible privacy practices
The Cross-site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability: Definition and Prevention
Security Boulevard
The Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability is one of the few vulnerabilities that has made it in every OWASP Top 10 list of most critical web application security risks released. To understand the Cross-site Scripting vulnerability you have to first understand the basic concept of the Same Origin Policy (SOP), which forbids a web application to retrieve content from pages with another origin. By forbidding access to cross-origin content random websites cannot read or modify data from your Facebook page or PayPal account while logged in to them.
9 Cyber Security Issues That Could Be Leaving Your Data Vulnerable To Attacks
Forbes
As our reliance on technology grows, so does our need for improved cybersecurity. With so much of our personal information stored in our devices, simply browsing online or enabling certain settings on your smartphone may be leaving you vulnerable to hackers. Of course, most users aren’t well-versed in cybersecurity.

Website Accessibility News

Daily Buzz: Create an Accessible Association Website
Associations Now
Be it at an annual meeting or new learning programs, your association is always striving to make every aspect of your organization inclusive for all. So, why should your website be any different?“Access to the digital world is becoming increasingly important for everyone. But for many disabled people, interacting with website elements and accessing information online can range from difficult to outright impossible,” usability expert Inge De Bleecker writes on CMSWire.

Nonprofit News

Reimagining the Economy: The Social Justice Enterprise
Nonprofit Quarterly
The belief that you can “do good while doing well” has entered the mainstream. Evidence of the trend ranges from the popularity of certifications like B Corp and the institutionalization of social enterprise as an academic field to the popular appetite for critiques of the concept—like that of Anand Giridharadas, in his best-selling book Winners Take All.
The Sensemaking Organization: Designing for Complexity
Nonprofit Quarterly

It can be said that a founding concept of the civil sector is the idea that when people come together, great things can happen. Solutions to social challenges, opportunities to build civic capacity, and cultural creation are just a few. Underlying this is the organizational capacity of groups—how do people come together (in association groups, social movements, or nonprofit organizations), often across difference, to accomplish mutual goals?


Fundraising News

Harness The Fundraising Power Of Ambassadors To Reenergize Your NonprofitEvents
Forbes
Leveraging your ambassadors in your organization’s fundraising is a great way to add a new revenue stream to an annual gala and get your feet wet with peer-to-peer fundraising to identify future opportunities with supporters.

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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.