Monthly Archives: April 2011

Getting organized with good file naming practices

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Good file names are central for staying organized, which is central for overall productivity, which is central for time-effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. It’s kindof a dry topic, but good file name practices can be helpful in streamlining both your business and your personal life (including the fact that continuity between your professional and personal organizational styles can launch you toward all the greater of a level of productivity). Alright, there are about a million things to say about how to keep your … Read More

Forget to update your website? It can cost you.

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Last week I had a breakfast meeting with a nonprofit colleague in downtown Minneapolis. We both arrived to find the location we had picked had not updated their new hours on their website. There we were, one hour before they opened, but 30 minutes after the time their website said they would be open. We went and had breakfast someplace else. If you’re not keeping your website up-to-date, you’re losing opportunities. You know how important your storefront signage is to … Read More

Boost internet productivity with add-ons (part 3)

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We are again continuing our topic of how use “add-ons” or “extensions” in your browser to maximize your online productivity. Part 1 featured extensions that correct annoying and inefficient elements of the online experience (ads, usernames/passwords, and forms). Part 2 featured some function-enhancing extensions that expand the feature set of the browser, and we’re continuing that here in part 3. A useful home page: “Speed Dial” (for Firefox and Chrome) I typically find a browser’s default home page less than … Read More

Mobile is where you should be. So, what should you be doing? (Part 2)

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Final post of a 2-part series featuring Jesse Stremcha, ePhilanthropy Strategist at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, sharing his thoughts on why mobile devices and mobile internet are a HUGE deal.  In part 1, Jesse talked about what is happening in mobile technology (Click here to read part 1). Part 2 focuses on what it means for you and your business or nonprofit. So what should you be doing to prepare your business for increased mobile technology use? The … Read More

Boost internet productivity with add-ons (part 2)

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We are continuing our topic of how use ”add-ons” or “extensions” in your browser to maximize your online productivity. In part 1, we covered extensions that correct some annoying and inefficient elements of the online experience, like ads, usernames/passwords, and forms. In part 2 here, we’ll cover the extensions that expand the feature set of the browser and give it some sort of new and convenient capabilities. Managing your downloads (for Firefox) Downloading files and programs is common, but the interface for this … Read More