Developers Are Project Managers Too

Developers Are Project Managers Too

By Matt Pritchett | October 9, 2015

We’ve all felt it. That tension that builds as a project get closer to launch. Maybe things are a bit behind. In many agencies, this leads to frustration between project managers and team members as each pushes back on the other. In some cases, I’ve even seen this tension lead to outright anger and arguments.…

Growing Outside the WordPress Box

Growing Outside the WordPress Box

By Matt Pritchett | October 7, 2015

Sometimes I get too focused. I stop growing. I’ve been “head down” for the past several months. After joining Crowd Favorite, I jumped right into several projects. I also moved 800 miles from Texas to Georgia. Moving is both expensive and complex. There are licenses to update, crazy amounts of bills and lots of records…

What Putting Family First Actually Means

What Putting Family First Actually Means

By Matt Pritchett | August 7, 2015

Disclaimer: I realize, up front, that not everyone is in the position that I am. Not everyone values the same things I do. Nor does everyone believe the same things that I do. But you, dear reader, are on my personal blog. You have been warned. 🙂 There’s been a lot of tweets, chatter, blog…

Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day

By Matt Pritchett | July 3, 2015

Happy Independence Day to all my fellow Americans. I’m taking the day off to spend time with friends and family in preparation for tomorrow’s national holiday. Enjoy your day off if you can and grill some meat and sip something cold. 🙂

5 Best Practices for Nonprofit Websites

5 Best Practices for Nonprofit Websites

By Matt Pritchett | July 2, 2015

The web is an increasingly crowded place. Getting your message out in the sea of other website and connecting with potential volunteers and donors is becoming increasingly difficult. That isn’t even counting the other forms of media that fill our eyes each day. While there is no silver bullet to slaying the perfect website dragon,…

Why Your NonProfit Needs A Website

Why Your NonProfit Needs A Website

By Matt Pritchett | July 1, 2015

Your organization, church, nonprofit needs a website. If you don’t already believe that, it is my hope that I can help convince you. In today’s highly competitive market for nonprofits and the finite amount of donation dollars available, those with clear, consistent, strong digital platforms are winning the day. Take a look at organizations like…

July Is WordPress NonProfit Month

July Is WordPress NonProfit Month

By Matt Pritchett | June 29, 2015

Let’s face it, there are a lot of really bad nonprofit websites out there. I mean really, really bad. But there are also some great examples of building a platform, a brand and an audience online in order to fulfil a mission and support a cause. That’s why I’m dedicating July as WordPress nonprofit month.…

What Getting Rid of 50% Of My Stuff Is Teaching Me About Building A Business

By Matt Pritchett | May 12, 2015

To prepare for our upcoming move, my family and I got rid of almost half of our stuff. This may seem like we went crazy, but it is leading us to a more fulfilling life and an easier move. But above and beyond that I’m learning a huge lesson in my business. Getting rid of…

How To Find The Right Fundraising Plugin

By Matt Pritchett | May 11, 2015

There are lots of different  donation and fundraising plugins out there. But what should you look for in a fundraising plugin? Let’s take a look at what some of the top choices have to offer. First, we want to set the things we’re looking for in a fundraising plugin. Our choice will be processing payments through…

The One Step To Building A Business You Can’t Ignore

By Matt Pritchett | May 8, 2015

Building a business is hard. Building a successful business is even harder. But there’s something that almost everyone misses even though it is completely obvious. To build a business, you have to actually build something. Recently, I had the pleasure of watching Syed Balkhi give a great talk on business  and our desire for excellence…

How To Build A Simple Fundraising Site – Part 3

By Matt Pritchett | May 7, 2015

Building a fundraising site for your organization to take donations or raise funds doesn’t have to be a huge pain. While there are many solutions for this and other web services, this is just one approach that can get you online and ready to take donations. Take this simple approach and have something up quickly.…

How To Build A Simple Fundraising Site – Part 2

By Matt Pritchett | May 6, 2015

Previously, we chose a domain and setup hosting for our site. Now, we’re going to focus on doing some basic setup for our WordPress site and choosing a theme to create the layout and look of our site. WordPress comes pretty well setup out of the box, but there are a few settings that can…