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How a Developer Reads Proposal Requests and Requirement Documents

Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are a way for companies to find the best products and services at competitive prices. They’re also an evaluation method for discovering the “perfect fit” for a particular project. You might think that most companies shopping for web development services usually know what they want. Very often, the opposite is true. It’s common for companies to hav ...

Pro Bono Web Development For Social Enterprises and Non-Profits

Pro bono publico, widely known as “pro bono,” is a common practice of donating professional services at low- or no-cost to serve an organisation’s mission. The rise of pro bono has encouraged industry leaders across all sectors to set new standards on how their businesses should interact with the community. Pro bono service is an incredible valuable to non-profits and social en ...

How to Choose the Right Web Development Company for your Non-Profit

When interviewing potential web development firms to revamp your software or website, finding the right fit can be a daunting task. Every organisation wants to get the most value for their expenditure; this is especially true of non-profit organisations whose coffers are often more limited. There are a number of things you should be mindful of to cultivate and reap the best de ...

What to Do When your Software Project Becomes a Monster

Your project’s scope has increased, more and more. Deadlines keep getting pushed back. Costs have been increasing. These things seem to be happening outside of your control. You’ve created a monster. Your monster could be a new project, an existing software application or a website that has been around for a few years and has started to “grow arms and legs.” Perhaps it is beco ...

The Role of Trust in the Developer-Project Manager Relationship

There's a lot that can be said about the relationship between your organisation and your software development firm. We've covered several aspects, including how to communicate with the company building your program and overseeing the transition. We've talked a lot about how to spot red flags and what kind of things you should be concerned about in your program development. But ...

4 Things to Look for in a Custom Software Company

With any project, large or small, it is vital to have a team that works together well with excellent communication. As a socially-minded business or non-profit organisation, choosing a software development company that is genuinely connected to your goal is a necessity. The earlier you can involve your developer in your plan, the stronger your team will be. As your chosen soft ...

Saving Lives Around the World - All Without the Internet

The internet is a powerful tool. We use it every day and have seemingly unlimited access to its unending resources. Because of its immediate availability, we often take it for granted. What would we do if we didn't have the connectivity that we have? This is the question that many non-profit organisations and socially-minded businesses have asked themselves when working in thi ...

8 Red Flags That Mean Your Software Project Is Headed Down the Wrong Path

When you're not a developer, it can be difficult to see some of the issues that may present themselves in the midst of a budding project. As a social business or entrepreneur, or a non-profit organisation, there are certain signs you should watch for when you're working with your developer to keep your project on-track. We've compiled a list of 8 red flags that can help you sp ...

3 Security Concerns You Should Be Worried About (and 3 That You Shouldn’t)

In today's technology-driven world, the more advances we make, the more security concerns there are to worry about. Innovation is key to continuing advancement, but it's crucial to remain on top of new technological security threats to ensure the safety of your organization's data and virtual property. If you're building or implementing new software or a website redesign, ther ...