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How Does GDPR Affect Your Organization?

You may have recently heard about GDPR, which stands for General Data Protection Regulation. GDPR is a privacy law in the European Union that goes into effect on May 25, 2018. Its purpose is to give EU citizens more control over their personal data. It applies to all organizations offering goods and services in Europe, whether the organization is located in Europe or not. It extends the scope of EU data protection to foreign companies processing data of EU residents and applies to organizations with a website interacting with European residents.


Does Your Brand Sound as Good as It Looks?

brand messagingGuest blog by Deborah Brody

Branding is more than just a great-looking logo. Your brand is your mark of distinction. It’s how you differentiate yourself from your competition. A strong brand looks good, and sounds good too. In other words, it has good brand messaging.

There are two elements to creating a brand: a visual element, and a verbal element. The visual brand identity is formed by your logo, your color scheme, and even the fonts you use for your marketing materials. The verbal part of your brand identity is your messaging,


8 Steps to a Compelling Nonprofit Annual Report Design

JCA annual report cover designAn annual report chronicles the achievements of and provides financial data for your nonprofit over the past year. However, a creative and compelling nonprofit annual report design also gives insight into the culture of your organization, depicts its impact, and evokes an emotional response or connection that inspires readers to donate, volunteer or spread the word about your organization.


7 Must-haves to Get More Donations from Your Nonprofit’s Website

Getting and tracking donationsThe start of a new calendar year or your organization’s fiscal year is a good time to assess how many donations have been received (especially since most people donate at the end of a calendar year) and if you could be getting more. There are several obstacles you may not have considered that could hinder the number of donations your nonprofit receives through its website, such as a difficult donation process or doubt or concern on behalf of the donor. If you address these issues, you remove some barriers, getting even more donations through your website. Here are our 7 must-haves to get more donations from your nonprofit’s website.


5 Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs an Accessible Website Design

Disabled man using a computer.If your nonprofit organization doesn’t have an accessible website design or have accessible digital documents and publications, it is alienating supporters or members who have a disability. In some cases, Section 508 or ADA laws require accessibility. In others, it’s just the right thing to do. Here is an explanation of accessibility and why your nonprofit should care.