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A collection of articles to help inform on a range of subjects from accessibility to SEO.

So why do you need to care about fonts?  Some of you will have some really nice branding that you use across all your communications and maybe you have some non standards fonts that look...
Recently we have seen an increase in malicious traffic that are targeting some of our sites. This is a real problem for everyone as it is wasting time and resources that are precious to us all. It...
The way CiviCRM and all bulk Email tools work is to add this invisible pixel that tells the bulk mailer that you've opened the email when you've download the pictures. Now this stat is already quite...
We have had a few clients talk to us that the iCal sent from CiviCRM is incorrect. So we investigated this and we couldn't find any problems. When we opened the iCal in a Text Reader the time matched...
We are seeing a large increase in emails getting flagged as Spam by the recipient, especially from Microsoft. All it can take is a few people marking an email as Spam and you can get blocked across...
In an article, back in 2017, the Project Management Institute did a survey of it's members and it found that 14 percent of projects fail completely. However, that number only represents the total...
A few of you may be aware of the Log4j vulnerability that has been discussed over the last few days and are worried about this impacting the servers that your CiviCRM and website are hosted on....
The Open Source Security Foundation, also known as OpenSSF, is a collaboration which is backed by Microsoft, Google, GitHub, NCC Group, OWASP Foundation and more.  This foundation is...
WordPress is one of the most popular and well-known content management systems (CMS) as nearly 45% of websites are WordPress sites.  If you’re new to using the CMS there are several free...
Creator of the internet, Tim Berners-Lee created the “Contract for the Web” as a global plan of action to make the internet safer and more accessible for everyone.  The contract was created...
Built especially for membership and non-profit organisations, CiviCRM has several functions that make volunteer management simpler and easier. CiviVolunteer’s features allow for the recruitment and...
The internet contributes to 2% of the world’s greenhouse gases, and this is predicted to double by 2025. This may come as a surprise as digital is seen as the eco-friendly alternative to pen and...
We’ve rounded up the best CiviCRM learning resources for complete beginners, but here’s one for the devs with specialist sites to solve more technical problems. If you are a Drupal or WordPress...
Mailchimp is well-known for its simple drag and drop email builder, and is popular with small and large businesses. However, Mosaico is a lesser-known, but just as powerful drag and drop email...
As the pandemic has driven many charitable organisations to adopt a digital-first strategy, what are the emerging trends that have come from this?  Take a read of our tech trend roundup to...
CiviGrant is one of CiviCRM’s many functions which is designed to track outgoing funds from your organisation. This makes it a useful tool for grant-giving organisations, such as foundations....
You may have heard the term ‘digital inclusion’ thrown around lately and wondered if this is just another corporate buzzword. In fact, digital inclusion is what it sounds like, making sure that...
Whether you’re learning the ropes with a new CiviCRM set up at your organisation, or are looking to fill an appetite for learning, we have gathered the top five most useful resources to get to grips...
Caldera Forms is a WordPress plugin that needs to be installed and activated to use with your WordPress site. Once installed, you can create forms to set up automated marketing communications and...
Digital fundraising, also known as “online fundraising” is what it says on the tin. Fundraising online encompasses all of the great benefits of the internet, such as a worldwide reach and low cost,...
Wix, a popular low-cost CMS, has been under fire recently for running a controversial marketing campaign that impersonates WordPress unfavourably. As part of the campaign, WordPress influencers...
As one of the most well-known CRM systems in the world, Salesforce has been a go-to for many companies for digital transformation.  However, CiviCRM, an open-source customer relationship...
As GDPR is an EU regulation it technically doesn’t apply to the UK anymore. We say “technically” because UK companies must still follow UK data protection laws, and GDPR is incorporated into this....
In 2021 it is more important than ever to have an online presence, particularly if you're a nonprofit organisation that depends on volunteers, members, and donations from the public....