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Loading Up Your Nonprofit Resources Toolbox

By Julie Matthiessen

Regardless of what type of business you’re in, it’s important to have a library of resources at your fingertips. For those of us in the business of helping others, it only makes sense that we collaborate in order to multiply our efforts and help in bigger ways than if we were each trying to do…

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What’s your favorite food?

By Chijo Takeda

I’ve been scheduling a ton of Zoom conversations lately and to make it easier for people to book a call with me I use Calendly. Calendly allows me to add custom questions when people book a call with me. As an ice-breaker I added a question asking, “What are you top 3 favorite foods?” I…

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Can Nonprofits Still Apply for Assistance Through the CARES Act?

By Julie Matthiessen

Perhaps you held off on applying for federal assistance through the CARES Act for your nonprofit early on, thinking you would wait and see how long you could weather the storm. Or perhaps you did apply but you did not qualify for the EIDL Advance funds program (the forgivable portion of the program, which amounted…

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A Kindness Movement … and Why Now is the Perfect Time to Tap into It

By Julie Matthiessen

Living through a global pandemic can stir up more emotions than any of us ever thought possible. Some days I move from disbelief to panic, to mental paralysis to tears, and then to laughter – what?! And that might be over the course of just one day. Can anyone else relate? Looking for a distraction…

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The Top 10 Zoom Etiquette Rules

By Theresa Hill

Face-to-face meetings used to be the norm but now meetings have gone digital. Platforms like Zoom allow you to hold your meeting and webinars while respecting the new social distancing requirements. Zoom meetings are the next best thing to meeting in-person by allowing you to still read some body language rather than just hearing a…

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Be Yoda Not Luke Skywalker

By Theresa Hill

You need more customers. Turn your website into a customer catching machine using this system.

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Google Reviews Are Paused

By Theresa Hill

With so many businesses closing, offering limited hours, or limited options, Google has paused the ability to leave reviews. This goes for both the business and the customers. Businesses are not able to respond to previously posted reviews and customers are not able to leave new reviews. Google Cares When this started on 3/20/20, Google…

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Google My Business Functionality Is Affected By COVID-19

By Theresa Hill

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused changes within many businesses. Google My Business (GMB) has also made changes and now has limited functionality. Due to social distancing and the encouragement for staff to stay home, you may see some delays in service. Their current focus is on Google Maps and Google Search and giving users access…

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Brand New WordPress 5.0 Is Here!

By Chijo Takeda

The biggest change to WordPress in its 15-year lifespan is here today in the form of WordPress 5.0. And if you have web hosting with WPEngine like most of our clients, they are auto updating your site to WordPress 5.0 in January. If your website runs on WordPress be sure to read on… So what’s the big deal? If…

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