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20 May 2019

AmDee Weekly Digest May 19th

News that Matters to You


Website Management for Small Nonprofits

At small nonprofits, it’s not uncommon for there to be one staff member who manages the organization’s website, web presence and digital communications. Here are 3 tips to thrive in your role:

  1. Set appropriate goals. Your organization’s website should support organizational goals. Be reasonable when setting redesign goals (especially if you’re doing it yourself) and when setting content update schedule. Don’t worry about comparing your organization’s website with a larger organization’s website. They oftentimes have both IT and Communications teams.
  2. Focus on specific audience personas. Focus your website’s copy and the topics discussed in resources and blog posts to areas that resonate with your audience. Ensure that your website’s UX (user experience) is in alignment with how your audience tends to search and interact with websites.
  3. Measure what’s working (and what’s not). Identify a few meaningful metrics for each of your organization’s goals which will help you decide where to best spend your time and budget in the future. Example: A/B testing landing pages

For more website management tips for small nonprofits, be sure to check out the AmDee blog!


Website Security News

WordPress finally gets the security features a third of the Internet deserves
ZDNet

The WordPress content management system (CMS) is set to receive an assortment of new security features today that will finally add the protection level that many of its users have desired for years.


How to Secure Your E-Commerce Website: 5 Basic Steps
PCMag.com

E-commerce platforms offer unlimited opportunities for small to midsize businesses (SMBs) to increase sales, but cybercrime and online fraud are also at an all-time high.


Website Accessibility News

Delivery Bots Could Make Cities More Accessible for Everyone
Slate

Last week, Washington’s governor (and presidential hopeful) Jay Inslee signed a bill allowing robots to roll through the state, delivering goods and food orders. Washington joins seven other states that have legalized bot deliveries, and other cities and college campuses have allowed companies to pilot their services.


Nonprofit News

How a nonprofit trained an army to stop Uganda’s atrocities
PBS NewsHour

For more than 25 years, Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army terrorized citizens in Uganda, killing tens of thousands and abducting more than 25,000 children to become soldiers and sex slaves.


NY, NJ Sue IRS for Info on Nonprofit-donor Disclosure Shift
Flathead Beacon

New York and New Jersey want to know how the Internal Revenue Service decided to stop requiring donor information from certain nonprofit organizations — among them big political spenders.


Did you know that The AmDee blog covers topics related to WordPress, web design, web security, SEO, and content marketing topics for nonprofits and small businesses?

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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.