Does Your Navigation Suffer From UIC (Unnecessary Icon Labels)?

Recently, SmashingMagazine.com published an article by Suzanne Scacca that examines web trends that may be time to retire. While several aren’t applicable to most nonprofit arts orgs, there is one you should consider: unnecessary icon labels. Inside the design world, navigation icons are a great way to make clients feel like they are getting something super personal but in reality, it’s just billable filler that is easy to produce. Scacca uses a Geico app design for some of her examples. The icons aren’t all that easy to decipher (except the tow truck) … Read more

How Is Your Organization Approaching #GivingTuesday This Year?

Ever since its launch, #GivingTuesday had become a staple in most nonprofit organization’s fundraising schedule. Since then, it’s become everything from a much-needed holiday giving boost to a trigger for donor fatigue. I’m very curious to learn more about your experiences. Specifically: Have you experienced donor fatigue and if so, what steps have you taken to adjust solicitation material? Do you find the Toolkit Content provided by #GivingTuesday useful? Do you attempt to take advantage of Facebook’s matching gift potential? The terms are quite complex and there’s no guarantee your organization would … Read more

ARTS ADVOCACY ALERT: Don’t Let .ORG Registry Be Sold To A Private Equity Firm #SaveDotOrg

Everyone in this field is likely aware of how important the .ORG domain extension is to nonprofits. And for nearly two decades, decisions regarding how .ORG registrations and renewals are handled have been the purview of the Internet Society (ISOC). This organization is responsible for policy decisions such as registration fees, suspensions, and rights protections. A recent action alert from NTEN highlights a plan by ISOC to sell off the Public Interest Registry to a private equity firm. Have you heard the news? Control of the .ORG domain is being sold to … Read more

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