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Anyone Willing to Share Your Mass Email RFP or Requirements Document?

We are in the process of reviewing various mass email services (services hosted in the cloud). Has anyone done this recently and prepared either an RFP or requirements document you would be willing to share?Some of our initial requirements are listed below.Agency model where we can serve as administrator to multiple, separate department accounts housed under the same agency/institutional account (each account would have their own separate login and billing)Only approved email templates can be…See More
Aug 11, 2014
Dan Bashaw replied to Doug Minor's discussion Online Giving Form Vendors/Services
"Our institution uses Raiser's Edge CommunitySpark for this. I don't have direct involvement with that system, but at first glance but I don't think it offers the level of customization you are looking for. I believe there are a lot of…"
Oct 30, 2013
Doug Minor posted a discussion

Online Giving Form Vendors/Services

My institution is exploring the idea of implementing a new online giving form. Do you have any suggestions based on the requirements listed below. Ideally we'd like to find a service to work with that offers a turn-key system, but aren't opposed to the idea of working with a vendor to develop a custom solution.Thanks,DougREQUIREMENTSPCI compliantMobile optimized – works equally well across desktop, tablet, and mobile devicesMultiple Giving Forms - ability to do more than one online giving form…See More
Oct 24, 2013
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Advice? Moving From Decentralized to Centralized Workflow Review

My institution is moving from a very decentralized Web presence where little is reviewed before it is published to the public website to instituting a centralized review of most content before it is published to our live site.My institution is a small (approximately 2,000 students) and we've ramped up staff to support a centralized workflow review model and to assist academic and administrative departments with content writing, site updates, etc.A couple of us come from previous institutions…See More
Apr 4, 2013
Doug Minor posted a discussion

Hiring a Web Producer & Editor (Davidson College, Davidson, N.C.)

The Web Producer and Editor provides content writing and editorial support for the Davidson College website and digital initiatives. She or he creates original content for academic and administrative websites and works closely with departments to produce and edit Web copy, profiles, and online stories for multiple audiences, including prospective and current students, alumni, and parents.This is a new position providing content support for the redesigned Davidson website. Project details are…See More
Apr 2, 2013
Suzanne Klaus replied to Doug Minor's discussion Recommended Alternatives to SiteImprove?
"Doug, We just went through that process and found nothing that will do everything Siteimprove does. We found packages that do one or two of the things, but none that is a comprehensive as Siteimprove. We've been using it a few months and my…"
Dec 17, 2012
Doug Minor posted a discussion

Recommended Alternatives to SiteImprove?

Can anyone recommend some alternative services to SiteImprove, that carry a less expensive price point, and that will regularly crawl webpages for the issues listed below and provide detailed reports?SEO - missing meta descriptions, keywords, etc.accessibility - alt tags, accessible attachments (e.g., PDFs), etc.broken links and pagesspellingoptimized image sizeI'm ideally looking for an online-based service, but would consider something that is installed on a Windows server or desktop. Prefer…See More
Dec 12, 2012
Nancy Kroes replied to Doug Minor's discussion Looking for Web Governance and Re-centralization Examples
"Western Michigan University has done this. More info: It is actually working quite well."
Dec 12, 2012

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Davidson College
List three areas of expertise or specialization.
New media, Web strategy and management, site usability, information architecture
What CMS are you using?
Ingeniux, WordPress
What department or office are you in?
College Communications
Primary Job Responsibility
Director of Digital Communications
Number of students at your institution

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