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10 Best Capital Campaign Websites for Universities and Colleges

February 10, 2016

As more colleges and universities launch comprehensive fundraising campaigns, stand alone campaign websites are increasing in number and growing in complexity. These sites are becoming critical communications tools that are an integral part of a capital campaign.

Planning Your Capital Campaign Website

How donors interact and use a capital campaign website changes over time. We’ve identified three key phases for the capital campaign. Your website should be designed to be a primary communication tool in each phase:

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UX Life Hacks: Our Favorite Chrome Extensions

February 04, 2016

We all love a good hack. Something to make our workdays easier and our workflows more efficient. One of the best parts of finding a cool, new app, extension, or tool is sharing it with others and knowing that they too can bask in the glory of an easier worklife. And so, we’re sharing our favorite Chrome extensions (seriously, we use these pretty much on a daily basis) for UX designers, but don’t worry, you don’t have to be a UX designer to use and love them. Let the basking begin.

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Explained In 60 Seconds: Web Development Issue Types

February 01, 2016

If it’s your first time going through a website redesign process or if you’re new to website management, there is a lot of new terminology to get a handle on. Learning a little bit of “web developer speak” will go a long way toward making sure your entire team is on the same page, and the outcomes of your website project match your expectations.

Knowing the difference between these four basic development issues is a great start toward making you a web developer’s best friend, so let’s dive right in.

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Your Content Strategy Reading List for 2016

January 27, 2016

If you're thinking about improving your website, you should be thinking about content strategy. Simply put, content strategy means getting purposeful about your content and creating habits that support its ongoing success.

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9 Website Redesign Mistakes Explained in GIFs

January 20, 2016

After years and years of trying to convince people that your website needs a major overhaul, the company has finally given the green light on a website redesign project. Congratulations! But buyer beware: there are a plethora of elements to consider when embarking on this lengthy adventure. Here are some of the things you should look to avoid during this process, explained in GIFs.

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5 Marketing Trends To Include In Your 2016 Strategy

January 19, 2016

Marketers have a big job trying to keep up with the ever-changing, ever-growing landscape of trends, technologies, tools, and platforms. They are continually challenged to deliver more with less and faster so identifying which marketing strategies will have the biggest impact on their business in the coming year is a must in order to create digital marketing plans that deliver.

With that in mind, here are five trends (some you’ve definitely heard of before and some you’ll need to get familiar with quickly) you need to know about going into 2016:

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5 Questions to Ask Before Designing Your Capital Campaign Website

January 13, 2016

While a capital campaign can take a college or university years to plan, the website supporting the campaign is often rushed out the door at the last minute. The website serves as the digital face for the capital campaign, so it’s important to make sure you have plenty of time to get it right. As you’re thinking about launching a capital campaign, here are 5 questions to ask your team.

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5 More Higher Education Marketing Conferences for 2016

January 07, 2016

Higher education marketers know that conferences are a fantastic way to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to keeping up with the rapidly changing higher ed landscape. These gatherings of marketers, content strategists, communication professionals, and admissions officers are invaluable for learning what other schools are doing, how they did it, and what they're aiming to do next.

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Explained in 60 Seconds: Drupal vs. WordPress

January 05, 2016

To understand how Drupal and WordPress compare, you first have to understand a little about open source. Open source software is software developed by and for the user community, often allowing for a more robust set of features than can be found in commercial products which are limited by a smaller number of contributors.

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