Time to Go Mo[bile] | Weekly Roundup
- Okay, okay, we get it–mobile is a big deal. But what can a busy nonprofit do to get in the mobile game? Ilana Kavadlo on AdLibbing describes some useful tools from Google (www.HowToGoMo.com) that let you evaluate the mobile-friendliness of your current site and identify ways you can improve the experience.
- Take a good, hard look at your mission statement–is it doing enough to communicate the important, exciting work your nonprofit does? If you see some room for improvement, check out these helpful resources from Joanne Fritz on crafting a simple, clear, compelling statement.
- Last week, Blackbaud announced plans to acquire Convio, which means that two of the largest players in the nonprofit online constituent relationship management (CRM) space will be joining forces. It’s hard to say at this point what it will mean for the sector overall and for organizations that use Convio and Blackbaud products, but Laura Quinn talks through some of the implications on Idealware’s blog.
- In our information-filled digital world, content curation has become an important skill for nonprofits and communicators of all stripes. Beth Kanter shares some great advice for effectively finding, processing, and sharing information in ways that add value for your audiences.
- The web happens so fast nowadays that the demise of SOPA and PIPA (proposed anti-piracy legislation) are already old news. But in case you missed it, here’s an interesting overview of last week’s activities from Alex Fitzpatrick on Mashable. Congrats, Internet, on making it a whole day without Wikipedia.
Visit the Duck Call every Monday for our weekly roundup of interesting reads from the online world of nonprofit communications. Liz (@elizabethricca) and Maddy (@maddymilan) take turns sharing useful links and other nonprofit fun.