April 2014: Mobile

Mobile 101: How Your Nonprofit Can Harness the Power of Mobile

Submitted on Fri, 4/4/2014 - 12:15pm
Mobile is a critical tool for social change: How can nonprofits harness its potential to meet their mission?
By Darian Rodriguez Heyman – Co-Founder & Chief Development Officer

How to Adapt Your Nonprofit’s Marketing Efforts for an Increasingly Mobile World

Submitted on Mon, 4/7/2014 - 4:56pm
With the huge growth in visitors from mobile devices, it is critical for nonprofits to think of the user experience. Learn how the World Wildlife Fund thinks "mobile first" to optimize its marketing efforts on their website, email, and SMS.
By Jessica Sotelo – Deputy Director of Online Marketing

How to Make Your Website Mobile Friendly with Responsive Design

Submitted on Mon, 4/7/2014 - 11:43pm
Tim Arnold from Beaconfire reflects on the “Make it Mobile” session that he co-led at the 14NTC, and gives an overview about what “responsive” really means.
By Tim Arnold – Functional Consultant and Front End Developer

Grassroots Advocacy in the Mobile Age

Submitted on Tue, 4/8/2014 - 11:57am
Advocacy as an industry exists because of people’s desire to improve the world. How can advocacy initiatives reach their goals by leveraging technology?

4 Strategies from 4 Mobile Trends

Submitted on Wed, 4/9/2014 - 1:06pm
Online giving is on the rise: how can you use the boost in mobile activity to its advantage? Learn four strategies to consider based on four trends in mobile.
By Kristen Gramigna – Chief Marketing Officer

Science Experiment: A Semi-Technical Lowdown on Working with iBeacons

Submitted on Thu, 4/10/2014 - 4:09pm
iBeacons are the first mainstream technology to provide indoor location information to phones. Check out the experiment that the team at ThoughtWorks did to test the performance of iBeacons, and learn about its potential applications for nonprofits.
By Shane Russell – Software Developer Consultant

How Women Lead the Trend Towards Social Media Use via Mobile

Submitted on Fri, 4/11/2014 - 2:23pm
A new infographic on how women use social media provides statistics on how they lead the way.
By Alex Hillsberg – Journalist

Is it Mobile-Friendly or Mobile-Optimized?

Submitted on Fri, 4/11/2014 - 4:48pm
Getting donors to support your cause is the hard part! Make sure you don't turn donors off by having a donation form that isn't user friendly on all devices.
By Dale Knoop – CEO

Last-Mile Impact Measurement: Mobile is the Way

Submitted on Mon, 4/14/2014 - 8:45am
Four nonprofits are leveraging mobile technology to measure the impact of their programs, and hear from their remote beneficiaries that may not have access to the internet. Learn how they're implementing this technology, and the five lessons learned so far on how to maximize participation.
By Heather Franzese – Executive Director

Is it “Mobile First” or “Content First”?

Submitted on Tue, 4/15/2014 - 8:33am
Mobile is simply one more way to connect to your audiences through content. Without powerful, useful, usable content, channels don’t matter. Mobile doesn’t matter. You have to get your content right, and that requires content strategy.
By Kristina Halvorson – CEO

4 Ways to Max Your Mobile for Diverse Demographics

Submitted on Tue, 4/15/2014 - 1:00pm
If your website is mobile friendly, it means that you're reaching an audience that's not just behind their computers, but on the go. For international audiences, mobile might be the only way that they connect. In this article, learn four different ways to maximize your mobile presence for diverse demographics.
By Cheryl Contee – Partner and Adriana Dakin – Vice President of Digital Strategy & Research

Mobile for Good: How Mobile Wallets Will Transform Fundraising

Submitted on Wed, 4/16/2014 - 8:30am
What is the potential for mobile wallets on processing payments and fundraising? It's not just the convenience of swiping. Learn more in this excerpt from the new book, "Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits."
By Heather Mansfield – Blogger

Connecting Healthcare to Underserved Communities with Crowdfunding & Mobile

Submitted on Thu, 4/17/2014 - 8:30am
In Nepal, an estimated 75 infants and 12 women die in childbirth every day, many of them needlessly due to inadequate care. The problem isn’t care. It’s coordination. Hope Phones by Medic Mobile and Samahope are working together to bridge that gap.
By Shivani Garg Patel, Samahope & Josh Nesbit, Medic Mobile

How to Plan a Mobile App Project

Submitted on Fri, 4/18/2014 - 8:30am
What are some of the major things to consider when designing a mobile app? From determining whether to do a native app or mobile web, to defining content, to thinking through revenue and donation options - learn what your nonprofit should be thinking of if you're planning to create an app in the near future.
By Matt Blair – Software Developer

Going Mobile: The Importance of Mobile Apps for Nonprofits

Submitted on Tue, 4/22/2014 - 9:56am
How can you utilize mobile apps to achieve maximum benefit? Learn the most common goals from the for-profit sector, and see how it translates to nonprofit organizations.
By Danny Boice – Co-Founder & President

Mobility: We Cannot Afford Not to Take Advantage of It

Submitted on Tue, 4/22/2014 - 2:52pm
Use of mobile technology is exponentially increasing around the world. Are the world's nonprofits keeping up? Explore ways nonprofits can build mobile technology into their mission-based work, and discover what the organizers of the Sektor 3.0 Conference in May are planning to do to get there.
By Tomas Wojciechowski – Editor in Chief