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.


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.


How to Easily Accept and Track Donations on Your Nonprofit’s Website

People donating online from a tabletGuest blog by Glen Ferguson

When it comes to getting donations, your nonprofit organization needs to make it as easy as possible for supporters. Accepting donations directly on your website removes hurdles and provides an improved level of convenience for your donors, resulting in increased donations (and that’s the goal, isn’t it?).


3 Tips to Jumpstart Your Writing

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Guest blog by Kathy Widenhouse

Writing faster and better—we all want that! But you may find you need tips for jumpstarting your writing project. I know I do, especially when writer’s block rears its head. Even after years of writing.

The first words on the paper (or screen)—why do they seem to be the hardest? I’ve been there more times than I care to admit.

Over the years I discovered a simple process for jumpstarting a new writing project. It’s been super-helpful for writing faster and better because getting started can be the most agonizing,


Save Money on Print or Web Publishing With Clean Copy

clean up copyDid you know you could save money on print or web publishing simply by starting with clean copy? Whether you are publishing a document for print or for the web, the process always starts with a text file, most commonly a Microsoft Word file. Because that file is the source of content that will potentially appear in many forms—a web page, a PDF, an ePub and/or print publication—the cleaner it is, the less cleanup a designer or developer will have to do. So formatting it correctly up front will not only save you time and money but avoid duplicating cleanup efforts at various stages of the process.