Monthly Archives: May 2014

[Presentation] Getting a great result workshop, 13 May 2014

First slide in Getting a great result workshop presentationHere are links, slides and other resources from the “Getting a great result workshop: knowhow for managing digital projects” workshop presented by Stephen Blyth at the Techsoup NZ/ Connecting Up conference, 13 May 2014, Tamaki Makaurau Auckland.

Use the comments to ask about anything that you would like more information.

Getting a great result: knowhow for managing digital projects workshop by Stephen Blyth

Website development brief

Use the headings in this generic website development brief to create one for your project. This is shared under a Creative Commons license which encourages sharing, remixing provided the Common Knowledge is attributed and it is for non-commercial purposes.

Download: Common Knowledge website development brief, template


“The Nonprofit Website Project Handbook” by Yesenia Sotelo, SmartCause Digital

“A Practical Guide to Managing Web Projects” (2012) by Breandán Knowlton – Five Simple Steps

“Tips for Designing (or Redesigning) a Nonprofit Website”, article by Chris Peters, TechSoup – Improving the User Experience (USA)

TechSoup RFP Library

Is It Time to Rethink Your Website? by Farra Trompeter

Rethink your website Webinar
Rethink your website flowchart

13 Things Your Website Needs in 2013 (PDF) by Rich Dietz (very detailed)

Meeting #net2 organisers on the Gold Coast

Exceptionally dark clouds threatening rain over Gold Coast towersThere is nothing better than sitting down, face-to-face to enthuse with other community organisers about things like nonprofit technology, running dynamic meetups and the state of the world.

Add to this a beach vista, ocean breeze and warm temperatures. Then throw in Australia’s largest nonprofit technology conference.

This is what NetSquared co-organisers in Australia and New Zealand will be doing next week.

Fresh air and walking workshops are the order of the day as co-organisers meet to learn from each other about how to run thriving NetSquared networks in their respective cities.

We’re meeting at the northern end of the 57 kilometre beach which runs past the Gold Coast in Queensland. We’ll join over 300 participants at the annual Connecting Up conference.

A highlight of the two day event is a keynote by former #net2 Portland (OR), London, and NYC organiser, and now CEO of, Amy Sample Ward.

Attending the conference will be an opportunity to tell many people about what NetSquared is all about. As well as promoting participation in the active networks, another aim is to encourage co-organises in other cities to step forward.

The co-organisers participating are:

The meet-up is one of other similar upcoming events aimed at strengthening the NetSquared movement. These are happening in:

  • Latin America with Maria Zaghi of NetSquaredGT
  • Pacific Northwest with Elijah van der Giessen of Net2Van
  • UK and Europe with Mel Findlater of Net2Camb Cambridge Net Squared, TBD
  • East Coast USA with Judy Huntress Hallman of NCTech4Good

You can expect to hear back from us not only about the invigorating strolls, but also about how NetSquared will continue to grow and evolve in our part of the world.

Three cheers for support for NetSquared from the awesome folk at TechSoup and Connecting Up!

Photo credit: paul bica