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Eight common user experience problems (and solutions) for nonprofit websites: Part one

In this article, I'll talk about some of the most common user experience mistakes made by nonprofits and how to fix them. This is Part One of a two-part article.

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Use social media to promote your website, not replace it.

You’re probably well aware of the affect that social media platforms can have on your nonprofit, so you probably have accounts on many of them. But are you using social media to enhance your Web presence, or are you just spreading yourself thin?

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How usability testing can help your nonprofit

Did you know that performing regular usability testing can continue to help your nonprofit website long after the launch? In this Droplet article, I'll show you how to do usability testing, and why you should.

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Do you have a backup solution?

Do you have a backup solution in place for your nonprofit website? If your website suddenly disappears, would you have a copy of all your content? There are many reasons this could happen, and if it does, you need to have a strategy for handling it. The first part of that strategy is having a system in place that creates backups of all your website data on a regular basis.

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Simplify Google Analytics

Gardener: "I planted tomatoes this year!" Friend: "Oh yeah? How are they growing?" Gardener: "I have no idea. I never look at my garden." Silly, right? But are you making the same mistake with visitor tracking on your website?

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Is your website actually helping your organization?

Are you sure your website is actually helping your organization? How do you know? Sure, you can probably find out how many people are visiting your website, but bringing people to your website is not your website's job.

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Is your website secure?

Is there a padlock icon to the left of your website URL? No? That's a problem. Find out how I can help protect your website, protect your visitors' information, and even make Google like you more with SSL.