Having an online presence is important to share your work and build your community. Whether you want to showcase your work to donors and supports or spread your message to more people, you can reach a lot more individuals on the internet than you could ever do in person.
Ghost is an open source blogging platform with simple and easy to use tools. It is similar to other blogging platforms like WordPress but much more simple and lighter making it an excellent option for those who don't want to spend too much time maintaining websites or blogs.
"Privacy, security and speed are some of the most common reasons for why large companies and publications favour Ghost for their publishing needs."
Ghost uses a stable open platform. It is SEO friendly, and it's not PHP definitely.
Get Ghost for You:
There are a couple of ways you can install Ghost for you or your organisation.
If a developer is working in your organisation, you can have Ghost installed onto your servers to integrate it into your existing website. When hosting it on your servers, Ghost is entirely free.
But if you don't already have a site or don't have any help with the technical bits, you can subscribe to Ghost PRO. In the pro account, your blog is hosted on Ghost's servers, and all you have to worry about is adding content to your brand new blog. We consider Ghost one of the best value for money tools for non profits.
Ghost has a simple non-distracting editor based on markdown allowing you to make quick formatting and focus on the content. If you're curious about markdown, read more here.
Ghost offers a live preview window beside your text editor that shows you your content as it would be when published. Having this preview makes it easier to format your content as you write.
Organise all your content into categories with tags. Ghost also comes with a robust search feature that can find what you're looking for no matter how old.
Create accounts for colleagues so they can help out. Ghost provides you with different roles with varying access to administrative features. Roles include Admin, Editor, Author, etc.
Write articles and schedule them to be posted at a later time and date. This way you can stick to an upload timetable.
Ghost comes with built-in search engine optimisation with semantic markup, permalinks, XML sitemaps, canonical tags and automatic metadata.
Ghost regularly saves your data every time you make an edit so that you never have to worry about losing your work due to power failures, system crashes, etc.
There are many free and paid themes you can choose from to best suit your organisation, and it's image.
Download Ghost onto your desktop. It is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
Try Ghost for FREE for 14 days by signing up here.