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. Often something robust and simple is best
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