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Using WordPress For Non Profits And Political Campaigns
 

Using WordPress For Non Profits And Political Campaigns

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Non-profit organizations and political campaigns tend to suffer from a few issues, including prioritizing design over usability, and resorting to complex, high-priced solutions for their outreach ...

Non-profit organizations and political campaigns tend to suffer from a few issues, including prioritizing design over usability, and resorting to complex, high-priced solutions for their outreach efforts. Well, suffer no more! Using lessons from other NPOs and campaigns, learn how WordPress can be a great tool for your organization, along with information on how to get the most out of it for your volunteer, outreach, or fundraising needs.

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    Using WordPress For Non Profits And Political Campaigns Using WordPress For Non Profits And Political Campaigns Presentation Transcript

    • Using WordPress for Non-Profits and Political Campaigns Maurice Cherry – January 8, 2010 3eighteen media http://www.3eighteenmedia.com 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • AGENDA Who is this guy? What is currently used? Why use WordPress? Who else is doing this? Questions 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • Who is this guy? 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • HEY LOOK! IT’S ENRICO PALAZZO! • Principal at 3eighteen media • Chairman of the Black Weblog Awards • Former Director of New Media for the Borders for Atlanta Campaign • Eleven years web and graphic design experience • Six years social media strategy experience • (Awesome hair, not pictured) 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • What is currently used? 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • THESE ARE GOOD, BUT… NPOs and Campaigns want more…and less control over content MORE control over design outreach to their audience advanced functionality complexity LESS time spent on updates funds spent overall 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • Image courtesy of Logic Bomb Labs 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • Why use WordPress? 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • IT PUTS YOU IN CONTROL • Easy “five-minute” installation • Core upgrades at the push of a button • Upload and manage images, documents, and media files • Set user levels for ultimate editorial control • Easy control panel and “widget-based” content blocks let you change website information without knowing any code 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • IT’S WIDELY USED • WordPress has been downloaded over 1.5 million times • Used by American Red Cross, the City of San Francisco, the Army, the Air Force, and more • Robust spam protection and user registration right out of the box • Did I mention it’s free? No annual license fees or user license costs necessary! 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • IT’S CONSTANTLY IMPROVING • WordPress is built on solid, tested code • Web-based, and available on mobile devices • Open-source development means a community of active users help keep WordPress great • User-friendly interface and navigation • Future WordPress updates will lock-in features and offer more functionality 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • SEARCH ENGINES LOVE IT • Easily change your site’s title, keywords, and description for search engines from the control panel • WordPress, out of the box, outputs fully standard-compliant code, which search engines can easily index 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • NEED SOMETHING EXTRA? THERE’S A PLUGIN FOR THAT • Plugins let you add more functionality to WordPress • Plugin type examples: Contact forms, fundraising thermometers, social media profile links, e-mail service provider forms, YouTube video galleries, photo galleries, etc. 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • CAPTURING E-MAILS FOR E-MAIL NEWSLETTERS 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • CAPTURING E-MAILS FOR E-MAIL NEWSLETTERS •Benchmark Email •Constant Contact WordPress Widget •Emma Email Signup •iContact Widget •MailChimp List Subscribe Form •Vertical Response Newsletter Widget •WP Email Capture 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • COLLECT MONEY AND DISPLAY FUNDRAISING PROGRESS 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • COLLECT MONEY AND DISPLAY FUNDRAISING PROGRESS •Authorize.net WordPress Integration* •Donate Plus •Gaboinked! ChipIn Sidebar Widget •Our Progress •ProgressFly •TrialPay Widget •WordPress Paypal Donation 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • RANK HIGHER IN SEARCH ENGINE RESULTS 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • RANK HIGHER IN SEARCH ENGINE RESULTS •All in One SEO Pack •Broken Link Checker •Google XML Sitemaps •Robots Meta •SEO Smart Links •WP Auto Tagger •Yet Another Related Posts Plugin 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • BUILD AND FOSTER AN ONLINE COMMUNITY •Groups •Profiles •Friends •Forums •Private Messages •Activity Streams …and more! http://www.buddypress.org 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • OTHER USEFUL PLUGINS •Akismet •Google Analytics •Role Manager •Search Everything •Sociable •Widget Context •WP Super Cache 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • Who else is doing this? 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • Questions? Thanks , and enjoy the rest of WordCamp Atlanta! 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • Using WordPress for Non-Profits and Political Campaigns January 8, 2010 MAURICE CHERRY HEAR ME SPEAK NEXT AT http://www.mauricecherry.com (Rate me at SpeakerRate.com!) BLACK WEBLOG AWARDS http://www.blackweblogawards.com 3EIGHTEEN MEDIA http://www.3eighteenmedia.com 2010 WordCamp Atlanta – Atlanta, GA