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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,


How Your Site’s SEO Affects Your Organization

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Your nonprofit may have put up a website, thinking that new members, donors or clients will just find it. But it doesn’t work that way. You need to put out relevant, engaging content and have your website optimized for search engines, so your organization can climb the ranks of Google. Let’s take a look at how your site’s SEO affects your organization.


Top 15 Reasons to Choose WordPress

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WordPress is a popular and powerful content management system (CMS). It powers more than 25% of the world’s websites and is constantly being improved upon. So why should you choose it over other CMS platforms such as Drupal or Joomla, or DIY services such as Wix or Weebly? Here are the top 15 reasons to choose WordPress for your website.


Do You Need the Native Files?

design and layoutWhen not addressed in a design contract and left to assumptions by both parties, native files can be a point of contention between design studios and clients. But they don’t have to be.

The term native files refers to the file format that an application uses to create or save files. In this article, we are referring to page layout files (such as Adobe® InDesign®) and any associated artwork or photos used within those layout files, or there could be just a layered image file (such as Adobe® Photoshop® or Adobe® Illustrator®).


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.