Build Your Free Nonprofit Website with Wetpaint Part Four: Adding Basic Content to Your Site

We're back this week with the final two posts on how to build a nonprofit website using Wetpaint. Last week, I showed you how to get started with your site. Today we're going to actually start adding content. A Few Key Points Before you take a look at today's screencast, (expect some jumpy audio like in the first screencast) a couple of points I wanted to make: In the screencast,... Read more →

Build Your Free Nonprofit Website with Wetpaint Part Three: Getting Started with Wetpaint

This week I'm showing you how you can use Wetpaint to set up a free nonprofit website. Monday we looked at why it makes sense to use a Wetpaint wiki to set up a site. Tuesday we looked at a couple of examples of organizations that are using Wetpaint as a website. Now I'm going to start showing you how to set up your own Wetpaint site. In today's 6... Read more →

Building Your Free Nonprofit Site with Wetpaint Part One: Why a Wiki Makes Sense

This week I'm helping Sallie Owen and her intrepid group of small nonprofits look at how to use Wetpaint to build a free website. Today I'm going to start by exploring why I think a wiki can work as an organizational website and why I think Wetpaint is a good option for nonprofits that want to go this route. Let me first say, though, that there are other options that... Read more →

Getting Your Nonprofit Online for Free With Wetpaint

A few weeks ago, Sallie Owen, Communications Director for the A+ Education Foundation, e-mailed me: Saturday I was a presenter for the Alabama Organizing Project, a year-long leadership training program for grassroots organizers. I mentioned wikis as a sidenote about Web 2.0 and the idea of free or very cheap websites that were easy to update, which turned out to spark a lot of questions. Sallie went on to tell... Read more →

Site Redo

I spent several hours this afternoon working on a site redo. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it, so any feedback is welcome. I took into account the many great comments I got from readers in deciding how to declutter my sidebar. I Took out my monthly archives and my tag cloud. Both were used infrequently. Created a list of my most frequently visited topics, based on what... Read more →

Want to Help Visitors Find Content on Your Site? Use Google's Customized Search

Looking for a way to help your visitors search your blog or website for the content they want? Tags are one answer, at least on a blog. But as we know, not everyone understands how to use tags. To the rescue rides Emily Turner over at World Grows Wide who has posted an excellent set of instructions for setting up Google's Customized Search Engine and embedding it into your site.... Read more →

Is Your Website 1.0 or 2.0?

Last week I posted on RSS-enabling your website so that visitors can subscribe to your regularly updated content. As I mentioned in that post, and as Laura Whitehead brought up in comments, RSS only makes sense, though, when your website actually provides timely news and information. If your site is simply an online brochure, then RSS isn't going to do much for you. This got me to thinking about the... Read more →