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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 🙂

internet down!

In Rants on October 14, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Don’t you hate that? That’s my current state. No internet access from my home network.
So that’s a predicament. The problem is how to stay connected.

“Focus on identifying and solving the problems, not the predicaments, for problems can be mastered.”

Too often in life, we lose sight of what we are dealing with- a predicament or a problem.
A predicament is something over which you have no control and for which you can have no affect on changing. Internet down. Rainstorms. A spouse that is an early riser when you are not.
We lose sleep over predicaments. We worry and grow irritated over predicaments. We can’t fix a predicament.

But with each predicament comes associated problems. That we can fix! The problem I’m dealing with right now, over the internet down predicament, is how to stay connected. Many answers exist: library access, Blackberry, phone calls. Focusing on solving the problems surrounding the predicament, gives us more to work with, and in working with, maintains our sense of strength, empowerment and control. Calming us down considerably and giving us positive feedback on our competency and confidence.

I had dinner last night with a recently widowed friend who shared remarkable stories about her late husband, a man of conviction and gentle encouragement. He had a ‘can do’ attitude and would not allow anyone he knew to have the ability to succeed, to slack. Her memories included his often used phrase “yes, you can”. And he meant it.

And so I am blogging from my Blackberry. Its certainly not pretty nor easy- fat fingers and poor editing abilities will make the visual of this blog interesting. But I’m doing it and overcoming the problem that the predicament brought on.

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.  ~Albert Einstein