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06 May 2019

AmDee Weekly Digest May 6

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A Checklist For Successful Website Migration
Forbes
Are you in the process of migrating your website but aren’t sure how to handle it to minimize compromising security, SEO and functionality? Then you
Are you in the process of migrating your website but aren’t sure how to handle it to minimize compromising security, SEO and functionality? Then you need to follow a website migration checklist to ensure you don’t create problems down the line.
This checklist will help you formulate an actionable plan, maintain healthy website SEO, and avoid security risks from potential hackers. With so much at stake, it’s a no-brainer to use the info in this article to create a custom website migration checklist of your own.

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Website Security News

10 online security blunders to avoid
AmDee
There are few worse faux-pas than having your online identity stolen. According to the Javelin Strategy & Research study cited on Comparitech, in 2017 there were over 16.7 million Americans who had their identity stolen, up from 15.4 million in 2016. It is estimated that nearly half of Americans will have their computer compromised or have been completely hacked every year. You’ve probably received the “Emergency; I’m in a foreign country and have been robbed!” emails that pop up in your inbox, or maybe you’ve been a victim of ransomware such as WannaCry.

South Carolina capital website had a security flaw that exposed passwords
CNET
One bad search on the government website for South Carolina’s capital city could’ve exposed an entire database. The city of Columbia site had a security flaw in its search tool, according to independent security researcher Arif Khan. The flaw lets anyone view passwords for the website’s database and email protocol servers, creating a massive potential for abuse, Khan said on Thursday.


Website Accessibility News

Benetech, Macmillan Pioneer Effort to Make All Digital Books ‘Born Accessible’
EdSurge
There are more than 711,000 books—and counting—in Bookshare, a digital reading platform for people with reading barriers including dyslexia, blindness or cerebral palsy. Working with more than 850 publishers across the world, the library adds as many as 100,000 titles every year, according to Brad Turner, vice president and general manager of global education and literacy at Benetech, the nonprofit that runs Bookshare.

ANALYSIS: Lawsuits increase, alleging websites are not compliant with ADA
Auto Remarketing
A new wave of lawsuits is being filed across the country under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a federal law passed in 1990 requiring “reasonable accommodations” in “any place of public accommodation” to make them accessible to people with disabilities. Examples of ADA reasonable accommodations are wheelchair ramps and handrails.


Nonprofit News

14 Ways You and Your Nonprofit Team Are Avengers
Classy
As a nonprofit professional, you work tirelessly to improve the lives of others and dedicate your time for the betterment of our world. And while you might not fight evil aliens in a futuristic suit of armor, or shoot lightning out of a giant hammer, you make just as big of an impact as everyone’s favorite costumed heroes. In honor of the new Avengers: Endgame movie, we wanted to give a nod to some of the most heroic people we know: nonprofit professionals like you. Read on to find out how you’re as loyal to the cause as Captain America, strategy-driven as Iron Man, dedicated to your people like Thor, and relentlessly strong as The Hulk.


Fundraising News

TED’s fundraising masterclass teaches you how to raise millions for yournonprofit
Quartz
There is a cardinal rule at TED that prohibits speakers from raising money for their business ventures on stage. But on April 16, curators of the 35-year old ideas conference broke its own golden rule for good reason—or eight good reasons, as curator Chris Anderson explained.

3 Stewardship Techniques to Scale Your Fundraising Efforts
npENGAGE
If you’ve paid any attention to the fundraising landscape within higher education over the past few years, you’ve seen a deluge of announcements touting massive campaign goals. “Bigger than” campaigns necessitate a reliance on mega-gifts. In the short run, this all seems well and good as institutions announce bigger and bolder initiatives. In the long run, however, this shift will prove to be problematic.


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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.