Essential Technologies for CCD - Develop CENTS

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Information & Disclaimer: This workshop’s material is available at
http://www.developCENTS.com/CCDA
. All links are current as of
September, 2012. The advice in this workshop is for informational purposes only. The presenter will not be liable in relation to any of
this content. If you feel you need additional help, you should consult with David or another IT Professional for your specific needs. To
inquire about consulting, please visit our old website:
http://www.smoothstoneservices.com
or call David at 423-693-4234.
Workshop Handout: Essential Technologies for CCD
Presenter: David White, developCENTS.com

Workshop Take-A-Ways:
FOSS (Free & Open Source Software) – Software that is free for public use (although it can sometimes be sold)
and can be modified by anyone. Often times, FOSS is developed by a large number of volunteer contributors
(sometimes worldwide) who share their knowledge & resources to make the software better.

Websites:
Static websites are hard to keep up-to-date.
Dynamic Websites easier to keep up-to-date, but can be hard to setup.
Content Management Systems (CMS): Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla

Newsletters:
Seriously, don’t spam.
Software & Services:
Mailman (FOSS) -
http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/index.html

Constant Contact ($$, Discounts for Nonprofits) -
http://www.constantcontact.com/main.jsp


Social Media:
The point of social media is relationships.
Most non-profits who successfully use social media see it as a tool to engage donors rather than make
transactions. – Mashable

Software & Services for Nonprofits:
TechSoup (
http://www.techsoup.org
)
Google Apps for Nonprofits (
http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/nonprofit/index.html
)

Online Fundraising
Relationships matter
Security is critical
“Just one incident can severely damage your reputation and your ability to conduct business effectively,
far into the future.” -
https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org


Donor Management Systems (DMS)
Software or service that allows an organization to record & view interaction with actual & potential donors.
Two Primary Models:
SaaS - Software as a Service (e.g. eTapestry by Blackbaud)
Self-Hosted Model (e.g. CiviCRM)
Information & Disclaimer: This workshop’s material is available at
http://www.developCENTS.com/CCDA
. All links are current as of
September, 2012. The advice in this workshop is for informational purposes only. The presenter will not be liable in relation to any of
this content. If you feel you need additional help, you should consult with David or another IT Professional for your specific needs. To
inquire about consulting, please visit our old website:
http://www.smoothstoneservices.com
or call David at 423-693-4234.
Workshop References & Resources
Books & Reports:
· Making a Difference 2.0 – The Ultimate Guide to Online Charitable Giving by Howard Freeman.
· A Consumer’s Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems from Idealware & NTEN (Available at
http://www.idealware.org/reports/consumers-guide-low-cost-donor-management-systems
).

Websites:
PCI Security Standards Council:
https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/

Mashable Quote:
http://mashable.com/2011/01/17/facebook-giving/

TechSoup:
http://www.techsoup.org
List of Antivirus Software:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_antivirus_software

Understanding Spam:

http://www.spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/125.html


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/08/10/the-economics-of-spam/

TechMission Resources:
ChristianVolunteering:
http://www.christianvolunteering.org/

TechMission Corps Wiki:
http://www.urbanministry.org/wiki/techmission-corps-wiki

Essential Computer Lab Software:
http://www.urbanministry.org/wiki/essential-computer-lab-
software-matthew-staley-09-10

Content Management Systems:
Drupal:
http://www.drupal.org

Wordpress:
http://www.wordpress.org

Joomla:
http://www.joomla.org


Other Resources:
David’s recommended list of Antivirus programs (in no particular order):
1. Malwarebytes (
http://www.malwarebytes.org/
)
2. Spybot Search & Destroy (
http://www.safer-networking.org/
- Look for the free version too)
3. AVG (
http://www.avg.com
– again, look for the free version)
4. Kaspersky (
http://www.kaspersky.com
)

Articles written by David (found on his website):
1. Introduction to Twitter & Twitter Glossary:
http://smoothstoneservices.com/blog/introduction-twitter-
twitter-glossary

2. Building a Website:
http://smoothstoneservices.com/blog/building-website

3. The Different Types of Webhosting, and Why it Matters:
http://smoothstoneservices.com/blog/different-
types-webhosting-and-why-it-matters