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Plus selected software (but see the Specialist Software pages for most of our coverage).

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Software

QuickBooks 2005 Regular, or QuickBooks Pro (our preferred option).

QuickBooks Customised Editions includes a version set up to deal with UK charity accounting (the Non-Profit edition). You select which edition you want on installation. At Feb 06, it doesn't appear that a 2006 version of this exists (first appeared 2003).

Sector Specific Books

Information Technology for the Not-for-profit Sector I. Harris, M. Mainelli; ICSA, June 01.

First Steps on the Internet for business & the voluntary sector Sandra Vogel; Aurelian Information Ltd, 1997.

Wired for Good: The Nonprofit Guide to Strategic Planning for Technology, Jossey Bass Wiley, April 03, "is very much a how-to-guide, complete with worksheets, diagrams, tips, examples, and “planning in practice” sections" according to a review for the Wired Nonprofit.

Other IT and internet titles

Poor Richards Email Publishing Top Floor Publishing, July 1999. "Accessible and readable practitioner's manual" recommended on a charity forum.

Creating a Successful E-information Service Facet Publishing, June 02. Written by experienced information professionals, mostly from the viewpoint of larger organisations with existing library systems.

About Face 2.0: The Essentials of Interaction Design, John Wiley & Sons, April 03."Useful if lengthy 'should-read' " for information workers involved in web sites or software training, according to Free Pint review.

Web design and content

Developing Online Content: the Principles of Writing and Editing for the Web John Wiley & Sons, Feb 02. Recommended on a charity forum, but not available new at Feb 06.

Web Design on a Shoestring, Carrie Bickner; New Riders, Oct 03. Highly recommended by Michael Gilbert of Nonprofit Online News: "She takes a frugal total cost approach to web development and maintenance. She advocates investing in planning, in usability, in standards, and in lightweight content management."

Max Hits Max Hits: Building Successful Websites RotoVision, Dec 01. The expertise of Mike Slocombe, creator of activist site urban75.com and experienced Web designer.

Homepage UsabilityHomepage Usability Jakob Nielsen; New Riders, Nov 01.

Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity Jakob Nielsen; New Riders, Jan 00.

 

 

 

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