End of Life Date Announced for Expression Engine 1.0
All of NetRaising’s client’s websites run on the Content Management System called ExpressionEngine (EE). ExpressionEngine version (v)1.0 was originally released in April 2004 and NetRaising was one of the very first companies in the world to use it for nonprofit and education websites.
EllisLab, the company that makes EE, recently announced the end of life date for EE v1.0. EllisLab will end support of EE v1.0 in April of next year (2012).
A newer version of EE, version 2.0 was first released in December 2009 and NetRaising launched its first site in the new version in May of 2010. Since then, all of our websites are built on EE v2.0 and NetRaising has already updated many of our clients existing websites to the newer EE v2.0.
If your website was launched prior to May of 2010, then we recommend you get in touch with us this winter so we can make arrangements with you to update your website to the newer EE v2.0 in the first half of 2012. Making the transition from EE v1.0 to v2.0 will be a different situation for each of our clients. For some, it may only involve a couple hours of work, for others it will be more involved, which is why we recommend you contact us soon so we can get a plan in place for you.
How to find out what version of EE your website currently uses: Log into the Control Panel of EE (where you edit and update your website) and look at the information at the very bottom of any page. There you’ll find the version number and copyright information. If your version starts with the number one (example: v1.7.1), then you have an older version of the software. If your version starts with a number two (example: v.2.3.1) then you are in the newer version already.
It’s very important that all our clients’ websites make the transition over to EE v2.0 within the next year, so if your site is running on EE v1.0, it’s time to talk.
Jazz for Peace Empowerment Grants
Jazz for Peace (JFP) is an international fund-raising program celebrating is tenth anniversary next year.
JFP provides extensive support materials, grants and marketing assistance for benefiting nonprofits and has held over 800 successful events all over the world.
NetRaising’s founder, Kurt Deutscher, has performed at two Jazz for Peace event’s held in Oregon.
If you are looking for a new type of fund-raising event for your organization, you are invited to visit: www.jazzforpeace.org
Ask Idealware - November's Featured Videos
We’ve been watching Idealware evolve and grow for several years now and have recommended several of their reports and articles to others. In a resent visit to idealware.org we discovered a new video resource they provide called “Ask Idealware”. The staff at Idealware tackle a couple dozen questions related to nonprofit’s and technology and and we think you’ll find their answers informative and insightful.
Idealware, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, provides thoroughly researched, impartial and accessible resources about software to help nonprofits make smart software decisions.
Visit the Ask Idealware YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/AskIdealware