Green Bird Media recently made the upgrade from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 on our company website, GreenBirdMedia.com. We were one of the hold-out Drupal Design Shops, with a website that had wanted to make the jump straight from Drupal 6 to Drupal 8. After much discussion, debate and eventually deciding that it could cost far more in the long haul, the Drupal Web Design Team at Green Bird Media started the process with a complete assessment. It came down to Drupal 6 will soon be deprecated after the upgrade & launch of Drupal to version 8.
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1. Just because they are non profit doesn't mean they don't have money for a website
Non profits often have portion of their budget set aside for marketing, and much of this can be used to develop a website, especially if the website offers interaction and social media integration to improve their reputation and reach.
Popular Non Profit Organizations and How They Use Drupal Web Design
Drupal web design has become one of the top contenders in the online market today. Not only has Drupal increased in popularity with mainstream companies, but it's also being used by some of the biggest non-profit organizations. Some of the Drupal for non profits adopters include internationally recognized organizations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
Over the years we've helped several businesses launch with great success. Here are our suggestions for a "best practice" list, but of course there are many more!
1. Start with a Business Plan
SCORE provides low-cost, high-value classes to help business start with a business plan. This is your financial and structural blueprint. The high rate of business failures are mostly due to folks skipping this step. At the very least, talk to the most skeptical person you know about your business idea and let them shoot holes in it.
Although we often take the reins and guide our customers through our structured process, not all design firms work in that manner. Many of the frustrations companies experience can be mitigated with some thoughtful planning on the front end. Here are a few suggestions on how to speed up and clarify your needs:
We often see customers after they have had one or two failed and expensive design launches. As a rule, we can usually see that the problems were built into the hiring or communication process right from the start. We thought we would share some great strategies and tips on how to hire a web design team that will suit your organizational needs.
In the last year, social media and especially Twitter is on everyone's radar but most of our clients don't know what to do with it. Why? Where is the revenue return? How? What is it?
We at Green Bird Media, a San Diego Web Design company are pleased to announce the recent website launch of: CaminoDeSantiagoForSeniors.org/ detailing their Epic Journey across Europe for Self Discovery & Church. This great pilgrimage is detailed in a day-to-day journal kept by Bonnie Clapp, while traveling with her husband Nick. They walked 1,100 miles from Central France to Western Spain, and then to the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.
We sent our Drupal & Front-end Developer, Chuck Dowe, over at the Hilton Pasadena located northeast of Los Angeles last weekend for GLADcamp 2014. It was great to see the big turnout this year: 250+ people. The Hilton provided great Wifi, Note Pads, Pens, Water and more for attendees. This year the camp was focused on "Drupal for Good" with Non-Profits as the key focus.