University City is the new home to Microsoft’s latest Reactor center; this makes Philadelphia the third city to welcome Microsoft’s base for collaboration, now joining both New York and San Francisco. As part of the University City Science Center, the Reactor is essentially a science resource center for all things tech and beyond.
We all know social media is the preferred means of connecting among millennials. We also understand it provides our nonprofit with an invaluable communication tool that lets you connect with potential donors, volunteers, and constituents around the world. Below are 4 statistics on how millennials use the online social networking service straight from Twitter themselves.
Since 2003, the Technology Innovation Awards (TIA) have recognized D.C. area nonprofits that have shared the best ideas for how to leverage technology to more effectively fulfill their missions and impact change in our community. Like last year, the 2016 Technology Innovation Awards was divided into three cause categories. Today, we would like to thank and highlight our applicants in the PreK-12 and STEM Education fields.
Andi Mann, chief technology advocate at Splunk, sees major changes afoot in how IT and business are aligning. Here, he shares his experiences working with CIOs and other IT leaders as they look to derive real business outcomes from the technology they use every day.
If I have a hankering for kohlrabi at 2:45 AM, it’s no problem. I head over to any of the supermarkets within blocks of my apartment in the East Village. That’s because I live in the opposite of a food desert. But just 100 blocks north of my apartment, fruits and vegetables—exotic or otherwise—are not so easy to obtain.
Bill Gates famously
wrote in 1996 that content will be king on the Internet one day.
Despite his prophecy, Microsoft today still does not have a juggernaut content department, and is still focused on creating software. Whether his vision for what Internet content would be in 1996 was, we may never know. What we do know, is that marketers around the world, in the for profit and nonprofit world alike, are turning to storytelling, content marketing, and social media to engage and connect with target audiences.
You might think the most important thing at your nonprofit is your mission. But you're actually mistaken .
The data your nonprofit produces every single day that comes in the form of spreadsheets, proposal documents, and databases filled with the contact information of your constituents is. And when you really think about it, all that data is your mission.
We all strive to build and maintain beautiful websites. Additionally, we know landing pages need to be crisp, clean, load fast, and look trustworthy to avoid a high bounce rate and that call-to-action messages must be placed prominently. Also, navigation bars have to be intuitive and make finding a specific webpage quick and easy. If you're looking to revamp your nonprofit's website, chances are you've poured over check lists just like this to make sure you're not missing a thing.
In previous blog posts, we’ve discussed how to make a beautiful website, what people are looking for in a website, and how to keep a web visitor’s interest.
But what about after you build that fancy new website? Unfortunately, web visitors do not automatically start streaming to the annals of your website because you’ve built something new with all the latest bells and whistles.