Investing in Quality Non-Profit Web Design services can make a huge difference. Your website can multiply the effectiveness of your staff and volunteers and enable you to connect with your supporters in meaningful ways.
The non-profit community is full of amazing people who are committed to making the world a better place, and that is one of the reasons I love working with non-profits. Even if you are small non-profit, investing in your website to get professional services can be a strategic use of your resources.
I also offer one-t0-one tuition with your staff and volunteers to empower you to manage and develop your online presence.
Website Design for Non-Profits
- It provides a place to communicate and promote the passion and purpose of your non-profit to the wider world.
- It helps to keep those who are committed to your cause, engaged through your latest news stories of changed lives. And for those people who are interested, perhaps on the edges, a website provides a low-cost way to keep communicating with them, so they can learn more and perhaps catch the vision.
- It can provide a way to give or volunteer.
- It can also be a vehicle to create community.
How will I help you manage your website?
- I will work with your volunteer/s to train them to keep your website up to date.
- I’ll offer a backup service if technical issues come up. I only charge for the services required.
- I have been involved with non-profits all my working life both as a volunteer and a paid worker. I’m personally committed to the importance of community building. Have a look at my nonprofit website portfolio.
- I can also suggest other IT tools that might be helpful for your organisation, e.g.social media, email loops, Facebook page, building email lists, etc
Non-profit websites need to be user-friendly, easy to navigate, optimised for search engines and look great!
What makes a great non-profit website?
1. Ease of use, translated into action
Clear communication is important. Your site should be volunteer-friendly and donation friendly.
- Is the donation process simple and straightforward?
- Are there options for making contact? To make it easy for volunteers to make contact, it is worth including an email address, phone number and a web contact form if you can.
- Can they join, or sign up for your newsletter? Is this an automated process, saving your volunteers hours of work?
- Are the suggestions for how you supported can get involved practical?
- Is there a calendar so they can see coming events? Is it easy for someone to keep it updated?
2. Current and regular news
A Blog – It provides up to date news about what you are doing. I use WordPress as a content management system on my websites, and this means I am using a platform that many people are already familiar with, making it as easy as possible for volunteers without a great deal of technical ability, to write and publish content.
Reasons to have a blog:
- Gives a reason for people to come back (that could be by subscribing to an RSS feed or email alert.)
- Help keep your site visible and increases exposure, providing you with more traffic.
- Good for SEO which makes it easier for people to find your site.
3. The Design should reflect your content and mission.
From our portfolio
Children’s Autism Foundation
Children’s Autism Foundation approached me to update their website to a new design and branding.
The design was provided and I created a child theme for the Genesis Framework.
About Children’s Autism Foundation:
Our mission is to provide direct support to families of children affected by autism, and their communities, by providing them with professional advice and services, to manage the emotional and practical impacts of autism.
Our vision is for children with autism to have rewarding and meaningful lives within their families and the community, now and in the future.