Bookkeeper Steals $1.3M through PayPal: How to Keep your Nonprofit Safe

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A Fort Worth woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison after admitting she stole $1.3 million from the Stockyards Rodeo over a three year period. D’Ann Elizabeth Wagner, who was a bookkeeper for the Fort Worth Stockyards Rodeo, used a PayPal account on the organization’s website that was linked to her personal information to …

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Scam Alert: Don’t fall for “Update your Google Listing” telemarketing calls!

Don't fall for fake Google Calls!

I first published this article in 2014. It’s been our most popular, and I have updated it with some new solutions. Some of my clients are getting calls several times a week: “Update your free Google Listing…” It’s frustrating for them because I have already updated and optimized their stuff. The caller will make it …

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How to Keep your Business Facebook Page from Getting Stolen

Recently I read about a Facebook Page scam that has been making the rounds. It’s called the “Verified Page Scam,” so, please check it out. The upshot is: Even though it may look like an official Facebook page, do not click on a link that requests permissions, as Facebook does not request permission to take control of …

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Nonprofits: Why Hire Someone to Design your Website?

Front Page Community Garden Kitchen Website

As I said in my post about print projects, I have a passion for non-profit organizations. Each one is different and faces unique challenges. And, it’s extra motivating to use my skills to raise money for education, solve hunger, or help a city prosper. Many small non-profits don’t think they can afford to have a professional website. …

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Let’s not be Friends:
How to convert your business Facebook Profile into a Page.

Differences between Profile, Page and Group

It happened again. I came across a local business using a personal Facebook profile for their business. I didn’t “add [Wilson’s Cupcakes] as a friend,” because I don’t add strangers to my friends list (even if I know [Mr. Wilson] in passing, I just don’t). So, the business missed the opportunity to engage with me. …

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How to convert your business Facebook Profile into a Page.

I can’t sell your cupcakes like you can: How to enjoy writing web content

I am always nagging clients to add content to their websites. It’s great for search engines but more importantly, it sends the message that your business is dynamic and an expert in your field. The problem is that most people just don’t want to write content. Sure, clients can pay me to do it, but it’s …

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Nonprofits: Why hire a professional for your design project?

Many of my most rewarding jobs have been for non-profit clients. I get to work with the kindest, most generous people, and they always end up teaching me something new about our community. Small non-profits think they can’t afford to outsource creating flyers, brochures, websites etc., so employees or volunteers with other duties end up …

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