4YOURMISSION – A Blog by Mobile Beacon

Tips to Maximize Your Nonprofit’s Data Plan

September 18, 2014

Data is the new coin of the realm. Learn how to stretch your budget! Real time access to information enables nonprofits to more effectively advance their mission in a rapid response world. But anytime/anywhere access comes with a price, which can vary significantly. How do you choose the right data plan among all the options […]

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Mobile Connectivity for Nonprofits – what’s your best option?

August 21, 2014

Being able to work anytime/anywhere can greatly expand your reach, but it requires mobile Internet access. There are many connectivity tools available to keep you connected to the data and online resources you need outside the office. What’s the best option for you? That depends on what you’re using it for.

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College Unbound Students Attain Success on the Go

August 5, 2014

  Problem: College Unbound is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to providing a pathway to an accredited bachelor’s degree with partnering colleges and universities. The program is targeted to those who began a degree program but were unable to finish, often adults who are full-time workers, full-time students and full-time parents. Though College Unbound is dedicated […]

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Housing Authority Pilot Provides Computers, & Internet Access for Low-Income Residents

May 27, 2014

The Providence Housing Authority (PHA) not only provides safe, affordable housing, its mission includes addressing residents’ economic needs and offering a bridge to a better future. But one-fifth of their residents don’t have Internet access at home – a key tool in finding and applying for jobs, signing up for an affordable healthcare plan, and […]

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4 Mobile Nonprofit Sites to Learn From

March 26, 2014

Recently we gave you our top tips for going mobile. Today we’re sharing some of our favorite sites that can help bring those tips to life for you. Feel free to click away and see how these work on your smartphone or tablet!

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Seven Tips for Nonprofits Going Mobile

March 20, 2014

  We’ve talked about how important mobile sites are and why responsive design is a great option. To help you get started, we’d like to share some tips on creating a good mobile web site. Ready to take the plunge? Keep these guidelines in mind:

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We LOVE Nonprofits!

February 13, 2014

One of the things we love most about our jobs is knowing that we’re helping other nonprofit organizations fulfill some truly worthwhile missions. In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are some that are especially close to our hearts.

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Why mobile sites have gone from a "nice-to-have" to a "must have" for nonprofits

February 13, 2014

  In January, we shared some statistics on the explosive use of mobile devices and how important responsive design has become for mobile commerce. Now we’d like to share why mobile sites have gone from a “nice-to-have” to a “must-have” for nonprofits.

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Why Responsive Design is Important

January 16, 2014

    As seen in the infographic below, more and more people are relying on smartphones and tablets to get information and make purchases. Nonprofits must figure out the best way to make sure their Web sites display information just as well on the small screen as on computers. Many nonprofits are now exploring the […]

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Partnering to Break Down Barriers Bridging the Digital Divide – Part 2/2

January 16, 2014

In our last blog post, we talked about the surprising number of Americans without access to the Internet: who they are and what barriers are preventing them from getting connected. One thing experts agree on is that the digital divide has far-reaching consequences at the individual, community, and national level.

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