Entries by webguy


The New Jersey Technology and Engineering Educators Association content managed (CMS) website takes advantage of WordPress’s user-friendly dashboard — which is very important since the website is maintained by volunteers. The site offers both free (unprotected) content and premium content for its paid members. Membership is managed online via the s2Member plugin, which grants new registrants […]

Social Marketing for Nonprofits

A new era has developed where social media, including web and mobile technologies, have turned communication into an interactive dialogue, surpassing the days when telephone, letters, and in-person communication were the conventional ways to interact.

Webhosting Reviewed

You’d think that selecting a decent webhosting service provider (webhost) would be as simple as, well, choosing a new laptop – or even a washing machine for that matter. But the simple, somewhat bizarre, truth is: it’s not. It’s truly maddening.

Online Giving is Up!

Although nonprofits have been hurting like the rest of us during these past few years, 2010 saw a significant increase in online giving. According to Blackbaud (they’re the big dogs when it comes to nonprofit consulting) 2010 Giving Report year-over-year growth was 34.5% compared to 2009.

Signs that your Nonprofit Needs a New Website

By Richard Hamel This morning I came across a clever online (top-ten list) article by Philanthropy Journal regarding when it might be time to redesign an organization’s website and, moreover, how best to approach the organization’s leadership that the time is now. I thought I’d comment on the individual points – plus add an additional […]

Broken No More

Broken No More is a forum for those who have lost someone to drugs. Their mission is harm reduction and to address drug policy. The BNM site, built on WordPess, is article-intensive: their blog is split into several areas of interest. This is a password-protected site.  View the site live.

Website Statistics Reporting Discrepancies

By Richard Hamel A longtime client of doWW’s came to me with a question regarding their website statistics. The client had noticed an apparent website statistics reporting discrepancy between their server (web host service provider) and the reports that Google Analytics produces for them. Their server reports stated they had Total Visits of more than […]

SEO and Good Search Engine Ranking

By Richard Hamel I’m often asked by fellow nonprofit professionals which SEO (search engine optimization) practices contribute to better positioning within search engine results, e.g.: Google, Yahoo, Bing. And though years of SEO tricks for elevated organic (i.e. non-placement purchase requirement) results have been offered up by marketing firms (for substantial consultant fees), the fundamentals […]

New Hampshire Campaign for Legal Services

This site supports two of New Hampshire’s civil legal services organizations: the Legal Advice and Referral Center and New Hampshire Legal Assistance–which provide critical assistance for people who have no where else to turn for help with legal issues affecting their most basic needs.