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Mobile Ready?

In Mobile on September 27, 2011 at 11:22 am

Mobile ready?:

Just a decade ago, we were all wondering why we needed a website and what would we even do with one? Webshot capture of AOL.com from 2001

Now here we are with content rich, visually exciting desktop websites…and then bam! – Mobile.

According to this very thorough research study by Jakob Nielsen, last year was the year of mobile in terms of growth- more mobile sites developed and launched. This year is the year of redesign. Requirements and user expectations have gone up. How to improve your users experience? Design a separate mobile site. Have clear links from desktop to mobile and vice versa. Design for the small screen. Limit number of features.

So nonprofits, how about you? Do you have a mobile specific site for your donors, advocates, clients and volunteers? Do you want one?

Check out donorfull.com, a tech start up focused specifically on empowering nonprofits to benefit from the mobile revolution. As a partner in this new venture, I can’t express how excited I am about being able to finally offer the tools and the assistance to the nonprofit sector – in an affordable and easily understood/implemented way!

Join our newsletter list at donorfull.com, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to stay up to date on our launch announcement. Blog coming soon to help you prepare to be empowered 🙂

How a gift to someone else, can be the perfect gift for your Dad

In Discussables, News, nonprofit organizations, Random on June 14, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Dad’s, at least the Dad’s of my generation, had two jobs- Earn an Income and Make Pancakes on Sunday Night for Mom’s night off.

The first we knew represented his RESPONSIBILITY to his family.

The second we knew represented his LOVE for our mother and for us.

There never seemed anything we could do to repay  him.  There wasn’t a tie nor trip nor lighter nor ballgame ticket which could ever- EVER- be as valuable as what he gave and sacrificed and provided for our welfare, spirit and education.

And so maybe we stop trying. We give up on the gifts and just purchase a card. Or maybe we continue to maniacally hunt down JUST THE RIGHT THING, in a blind, ambitious desire to give him something that comes close to saying Thank You.

What Dad was doing was not only loving and nurturing his wife and his family. He was passing down years of learned respect and responsibility, he was educating us on what Fatherhood really means, he was mentoring and coaching a future generation to prepare them for the same offering of self that he so willingly provided, in love and in gratitude for all he was given.

And believe me, he doesn’t want a present for that. What he wants is to know that all of that good stuff has been passed on, that it continues and grows and moves beyond his years to others.

So this year, give him what he deeply desires, by supporting a nonprofit “Fatherhood Initiative” .

Fatherhood is not DNA encoded. It is not something every boy is born knowing, and sadly many do not  experience  in their short lifetime.

But it CAN be learned. And it CAN be shared. And it will live on through the noble work of these organizations and more.

Here are some to get you started. And when you give, give generously as Dad did, from your need, not your excess. And then say Thank You Dad.