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A few words from the apes, monkeys, and various primates that make up the Cheeky Monkey Super Squad.

Tips, Tricks & Tools

  • 2 years 4 months ago

    In part 1 of this post, I discussed the difference between User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX). I hope I didn’t scare you off when I stated:

  • 2 years 4 months ago

    On March 11th, 2016, Cal Bialik wrote an article titled “San Jose Is The Most Forgettable Major American City.” That said, San Jose is actually pretty cool, even if the Major League Baseball team GIANTS never did get their stadium.

    In fact, if you’re heading that way, there are at least 10 Activities you don’t want to miss:


  • 2 years 5 months ago

    A quick google search and a few conversations with non-profit employees suggests that as a member of a nonprofit, you would probably like to:

    1. Attract potential donors and convert them to actual donors.

    2. Optimize your time so that the your tasks are completed ahead of schedule

    3. Attract potential volunteers and convert them to actual volunteers

    4. Get less phone calls and emails asking for information already available online

  • 2 years 5 months ago

    Yes, we are website development company. And yes, we are about to shamelessly promote what we do. But, before you sigh deeply and click away, hear us out. We aren’t the only ones who think that your website can be one of your best resources:

  • 2 years 5 months ago

    In “Day in the Life of a Non-Profit Executive Director Ray Deck shares his day working at Skookum Kids. His day starts at 3:42am and ends at 10:45pm. (By the way, this is Ray’s part time gig!) While Ray’s story is inspiring, it also points to three very real challenges facing nonprofits today:

  • 2 years 5 months ago

    A Few More Tips and Tricks from the Troop

    In our last post, we shared our best practices for working as a team. In this post, we thought we’d give you a glimpse at the inner workings of the monkey troop.

    Read on to learn what some of our monkeys do to stay sane!

  • 2 years 5 months ago

    Our monkeys have tricks and tips instead of ticks and fleas!

    Hi there!

    How’s your jungle today? Our’s is full of too much coffee, multiple projects, and conflicting deadlines. Oh, and did we mention our nests need cleaning, our kids won’t get off our backs, the monkey chief is in a mood, and our significant others forgot to do their share of the household chores, again?  

    Some days it makes you want to screech in frustration.

  • 2 years 7 months ago

    When I was presented with the task of writing my first blog for Cheeky Monkey, the first thought that came to my mind (after the initial ‘crawl under a rock’ impulse) was to write about one of my encounters trying to wrestle with the tiny Drupal demons that lift their heads every now and then. A problem-solution tutorial, I thought!

  • 2 years 8 months ago

    I recently gave a talk to the local Chamber of Commerce in which I outlined some general standards for Social Media and how to use it. The talk itself was fine, and I was happy to be asked to do it. But in my experience going to a lot of other talks on digital marketing media, I’ve been shocked to see that the presentations are usually about ten miles ahead of where people actually have questions.

  • 2 years 10 months ago

    The internet is in a constant state of change, so I suggest you keep up. Everyday there is new code pushed up, new modules, patches and security releases.

    Think of your website like a new sports car. Every six months you're supposed to bring it in for an oil change or tune up. Your website is much the same, and every so often, you're going to need to update some modules or apply a security patch.

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