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Summer Cleaning Series: Website

No one would argue that a website is an essential component of any new business. Even my grandmother has a website! Yet for so many organizations they completely ignore their site after spending gobs of hours to build it, completely forgot about like Woody from Toy Story. Don’t do it! Don’t be that organization everyone sneers at because you’ve neglected your site. Take a few steps to keep everything looking good!

By Justin Burniske | July 29, 2016
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6 P’s for a Strong Baseball Season and Website

“That’s the true harbinger of spring, not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of a bat on a ball” ~Bill Veeck, 1976 Despite the unusual cold that swept parts of the nation last week, the promise of spring beckons as cities savor opening day. Season openers are a light hearted welcome as teams and fans gear up for the long winded season that unfolds over the course of 162 games spanning approximately…

By Mary Glavin | April 19, 2016
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Regular WordPress Maintenance – The Unsung Hero

It was a gorgeous 70 degrees in the District of Columbia on a Wednesday in March, yet offices and business fronts alike reflected attendance and a buzz comparable to a snow day. A vital mode of transportation to many of greater washington DC area commuters, the metro, closed down completely for 29 hours for emergency inspection due to poor planning and inadequate maintenance. Problems happen; but the magnitude of damage is something that can usually…

By Mary Glavin | March 22, 2016
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PODCAST: Talking with Edward Grandi from the National Genealogical Society

I got a chance to sit down with Edward Grandi, the Executive Director of the National Genealogical Society. We talked about his approach to leadership, how he works to get the most out of a small staff organization, and what are some of the things front of mind for him going forward. Make sure to follow NGS on twitter @ngsgenealogy. You can find the podcast both on Microstaff.org as well as on iTunes here. Make sure to…

By Justin Burniske | October 1, 2015
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PREZI: What is an API and why should I care?

API: Application Programming Interface. A vague phrase that offers little insight if you’re not a computer science major, yet if you’ve spent any time around system vendors or website developers they’ve likely thrown the acronym around as if its taught in the third grade of every classroom in America. Fear not, we’ve created a Prezi (a free, online presentation tool) to help illustrate what API does and why it matters to your association members, staff and…

By Justin Burniske | July 23, 2015
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Google’s “Mobile-Friendly” Update – What Does It Mean To Your Association?

Yesterday, April 21, 2015, Google went live with the search algorithm that will boost the rankings of mobile-friendly pages. Let’s take a look at what this means to your Association: When was this first announced? Google released that they are experimenting with a new mobile friendly ranking algorithm in December 2014 and announced it officially in February 2015. What is this algorithmic update and whom will it impact? This update will only impact mobile searches and will give a ranking boost to…

By Gayathri Kher | April 22, 2015