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WordPress for Non Profits - WordCamp Los Angeles 2014 #WCLAX


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Non-Profits have ever increasing demands for their budgets, usually putting their website at the bottom of the list or gobbling up the majority of the money. WordPress allows non-profit organizations to get the most out of their budgets, as well as encouraging their members to contribute to the content. No longer are organizations tied to a web company to maintain it. No one cares more about your organization than you! This talk will show how to run your website on a limited budget, as well as how to create and manage content that your visitors want to see.

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WordPress for Non Profits - WordCamp Los Angeles 2014 #WCLAX

  1. 1. WordPress for Non-Profits Shanta R. Nathwani
  2. 2. Things I’m Going To Talk About/A boot  Introduction  Malvern Red and Black Society (my high school alumni association)  Content  What to write about  How to Organize it  Budgets  And some other recommendations  Q & A  Examples?
  3. 3. Find Me! Tweet Me: @TantienHime Email: My Web Site:
  4. 4. About Me • Instructor, Sheridan College • Joint program with University of Toronto at Mississauga: Institute of Culture, Communication, Information and Technology • Web Design and Capstone Project • Independent IT and Social Media Consultant • Clients include NPOs, Real Estate, Software Development, Financial and Political Sectors • Serial WordCamp Speaker
  5. 5. Disclaimer • This is meant more for smaller, volunteer organizations, but is still valuable for larger charitable organizations too. • Please excuse all the text. I’m used to using this for my students, but they make great notes! • I’m going to upload these after the session to my website. So you don’t have to write this all down. • Please ask questions! I’ll try and add them to the slides after the fact.
  6. 6. The Malvern Red & Black Society • Malvern Collegiate Institute, Toronto, Canada • Founded in 1903 • Celebrated the Centennial of the school in 2003, which gave birth to the alumni association, The Malvern Red & Black Society @MRBSAlum
  7. 7. The Malvern C.I. Cenotaph Vandalized on August 23, 2014 for the second time
  8. 8. Common Challenges  Budgets (more on this in a moment)  Time  Decisions by Committee  Content  Confusion/complexity on technology
  9. 9. WordPress on A Budget  Cost of WordPress, themes and plugins: NOTHING  Cost of shared hosting and domain renewal: $120/yr Some companies, such as GoDaddy, BlueHost and DreamHost have programs that help NPO’s and Charitable organizations. Kevin Barnes at WordCamp Milwaukee 2014  The biggest budget and cost is the time!
  10. 10. Recommendations for Non-Profits  Don’t use your social media as your primary channel (such as Facebook)  I recommend using at least Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn (depending on the focus of the org)  Keep it current  Gallery Plug-in  Stories?  Automate to Social Media and Email Lists (Mailchimp, for example)  Monitor all the channels that you are on  Pay the money when you need to  GIVE THEM A REASON AND A METHOD TO DONATE!
  11. 11. Questions? Tweet Me: @TantienHime Email: My Web Site: