Congratulations! Your nonprofit is growing, and as a result, you’ve outlived your existing software platform. Or, maybe you’re moving along steadily, but finding it hard to get things done with your current set of digital tools. Do you look for a new all-in-one digital suite to handle it all? Do you build custom, from the […]
Category: Technology for Nonprofits
What the Best Nonprofit Websites Have in Common
Although Gary Vaynerchuk will say that social media is the most important marketing tool there is, we’re going to respectfully disagree (we still love ya, Gary). We’ve argued for years that a nonprofit’s website is the cornerstone of its marketing efforts. And as a nonprofit web design agency, we can attest that when it comes […]
Apps for Nonprofits:
What You Need to Know
It’s 2007. Steve Jobs has just walked off the stage, having delivered one of the most iconic—and seminal—presentations in business history. The iPhone now ushers in an era of mobile-first digital interaction. And, at the heart of this interactivity is the app. But that was 15 years ago. Are apps for nonprofits relevant? In this […]
What are NFTs? And Should Nonprofits Care?
If you’ve spent any time on the web in the last year, you will have come across the term NFT or, Non-Fungible Token. Now, if you’ve been writing these off as money people can’t use to buy mushrooms, I recommend pausing and learning more, because NFTs are—and will be—a thing. First, they represent a core […]
Is WordPress for Nonprofits?
When it comes to redesigning your organization’s website, chances are you’ll be doing so in WordPress. You’re not alone. Recent data shows that 40% of all websites running on the web are powered by WordPress, (and a 2018 report shows that 44% of all nonprofit organizations do so as well). But is this seemingly ubiquitous […]
NTC 2022 Is Coming. Will We Be Your Favorite?
BCS Interactive is being considered to present a talk at the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (NTEN) Conference this coming March, and we can use your support. Close to 450 topics have been submitted from consultants, nonprofits and agencies across the country; the final list of topics is chosen by NTEN through a combination of internal committee input and […]
The Three Elements of Nonprofit Digital Strategy
We hear frequently from organizations about their nonprofit digital strategy, and the conversation usually goes something like this: “We need to raise X dollars in donations in the next fiscal year, so we’re launching a Facebook Fundraiser and a crowdfunding campaign. What do you think?” or “We’re posting a new initiative on Instagram, Twitter and […]
Design Thinking for Innovation in Purpose-Driven Organizations
In recent years, the concept of “design” in business has taken on a greater role than how it’s classically been defined (i.e., visual layout, graphics, branding, etc.). As organizations realize the importance of user feedback in developing both products and services, an entire methodology–referred to as design thinking–has evolved. Mission-based organizations can benefit from using […]
What is Digital Equity, Anyway?
As I was submitting talks to nonprofit marketing and technology conferences last year, I was struck by how often I kept coming across a specific term on the conferences’ websites and event content. It was something I had heard and seen in passing before, but the frequency with which I was now seeing it made […]
Improving Website Messaging to Raise More Dollars and Increase Awareness (Webinar)
How Can I Give If I Don’t Know What You Do? Recently, we had the pleasure of presenting a webinar with our friends over at Salsa Labs on a topic that many mission-based organizations struggle with: improving website messaging. In other words, how can an organization quickly and with impact, define who they are on […]