Strategy

How to create a members only section that people will actually use

If you work at a membership-based organization such as a professional society, trade association or nonprofit, the situation below may sound familiar:

Your members have periodically asked you to provide them with ways to collaborate with each other.  You decide to act on the request and build a new members only section on your website with frequently requested features such as a member directory,...

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How to avoid three common project management pitfalls

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about how important it is for project and account managers at web development firms to have empathy.  If you are able to see the world as your client does, chances are you are going to do a great job for them.  You will be able to anticipate problems before they happen....

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Empathy: a project manager’s secret weapon

Our Brick Factory team recently moved into a new office in the McPherson Square area of Washington, DC.   Our new space was previously occupied by a law firm with an affinity for wood paneling, ship drawings and 80s style carpet.  Thankfully, as part of our lease we were given the opportunity to completely gut the space and rebuild to our exact specification.  ...

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Drupalcon New Orleans: 21 Key Takeaways

Chris, Mike, Ron, Shane and I spent last week at Drupalcon in New Orleans.   We learned a lot and enjoyed a little too much of News Orleans’ food and nightlife.  Following is a list of our key takeaways from the trip.

(1) I attended my first Drupalcon Business Summit on the Monday before the conference.  ...

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Ring ring! Facebook is calling… you to action: 5 great posts by nonprofits

Donate. Volunteer. Sign up. Get involved. Sign our petition.

It doesn’t matter what specific cause your nonprofit supports; you have bottom line objectives you are working to achieve. Whether you are fundraising or promoting a petition, social media is a useful tool to reach your audience....

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