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Five reasons the death of Internet Explorer matters

Version 8 of Internet Explorer (IE) was released in March 2009. At the time iPhones were still in nappies and Barack Obama had just taken office. Considering Obama was expected to bring change to the United States of America in four years, you can see how us web types must have felt waiting half that time just to get a glimpse of IE version 9 in March 2011.

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Tim

Digital trends for charities in 2016

Charities are aware of the potential for digital to help them connect with their supporters and beneficiaries. Yet the opportunities for real innovation have moved beyond the next campaign or fundraising activity to how charities operate at their core. So where should they focus their strategic digital efforts in 2016?

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Mike

Three tips for choosing technology for charities

It’s unlikely that your organisation’s mission will mention which CRM or CMS you use, but it will mention people – those that benefit from your services and those that support you. The technology your organisation chooses to run its website, contact management, fundraising or campaigning activities is a vital part of how you connect with these people. Getting it right is imperative to your organisation’s success.

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Mike

Three reasons to get excited about WordPress Calypso

This week (1 December 2015) WordPress released a groundbreaking new tool to the open source community. Called Calypso, it offers users a quicker, more responsive alternative to the traditional wp-admin CMS. And the beauty is that if you’re already using WordPress.com, you can benefit from it right now.

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Tim

And The Drum Network Awards nomination goes to…

It’s been all smiles at Positive as we celebrate our work being recognised by the prestigious Drum Network Awards!

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Mike

Pick 'n' mix: a guide to technology choices for charities

Which technology should you be backing and how should you go about it? This is a common problem for charities. Describing your organisational challenges might come easily, but pinpointing which technology provides the best, most cost-effective solution is a different matter. The reality is there’s no single right solution or approach when it comes to choosing your digital technology. So where do you start?

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Mike

Three lessons for engaging your fundraisers

When someone signs up to fundraise for your event, it’s clear your campaign has caught their eye. But if the campaign centres on a personal challenge, such as The Children’s Society Tough n Buff campaign, keeping them engaged over a period of time can prove a bigger hurdle.

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Mike

Five reasons you’ll love Drupal 8

This week (19th November) the Drupal community announced the release of Drupal 8. With more than 200 new features, this is the kind of news that gets community regulars like me very excited indeed. 

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Tim