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Usability Beyond Design: Turning a Great Web Design Into a Great Web Experience

NonProfit PRO

While a good visual design creates a strong impact on potential donors learning about your organization and taking action, looking beyond the visual design creates a broader impact, by considering the user’s experience beyond what they see on the page. Web Design

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Creating a Better Member Experience

Association Analytics

And the more you’re able to understand member behavior, the better able you are to create an experience that meets their needs. Let’s break down several scenarios to show how data analytics can help improve the member experience.

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Why You Need a Shopify Web Designer

Byte Technology

We combine web development expertise with a desire to add significant value to every web building experience with our clients. We’re a one-stop Shopify web design agency in Minneapolis MN. We have vast experience with eCommerce websites throughout the U.S.

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Designing for Nonprofits: Our Commentary + Experience

Media Cause

Within Media Cause’s Creative, Brand, and Design team, one of our favorite things to do— besides creating incredible work for our clients—is sharing inspirational and educational resources with each other: articles, POVs, webinars, classes, books, case studies, blogs, tutorials, cheese.

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Graphic Designers for Hire for the Nonprofit Sector

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As the shift to digital marketing and fundraising continues to rapidly increase in the nonprofit sector, it is inevitable that your nonprofit will need to invest in professional graphic design. For a price quote, please reach out to the designers directly through their website.

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Designing Digital Navigation Paths

Forum One

Ensuring clear navigation is critical for an excellent audience experience and fulfillment of site goals. Website navigation is inextricably part of the site’s visual design and brand. It is pretty easy to follow where the path leads, but it also blends into the experience.

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Qgiv Releases New Peer-to-Peer Registration Experience

NonProfit PRO

Peer-to-peer participants can start fundraising for nonprofits in seconds with Qgiv's new streamlined registration process that's designed to boost registrant numbers and dollars raised.

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[Free Webinar] How to Create a Magical Generosity Experience Using Your Website & CRM

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s a frustrating experience! This is what donors experience almost every time websites and CRMs don’t work together. The average nonprofit uses five or more different software platforms to create their donor’s journey, making the experience clunky and disjointed.

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Webinars: Designing Effective Learning Experiences

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The content is important, but it is only half of the instructional design task. It has been over six years since I designed and delivered my first webinar/conference call, “ Designing Effective Technology Training Workshops for Nonprofits &# with NTEN. Because webinars were a new medium to trainers, I used Richard Mayer’s research on multi-media learning based on understanding how the brain works and the ability to pay attention to guide the instructional design.

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New Year, New Web Design Trends

NetWits

Observations about how web design has evolved over the last decade to be flatter, bigger and simpler, all making it easier to translate into a mobile experience. Interactive Mobile Web Design Goals Non-Profit web design

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5 Design Techniques That Will Increase the Lifespan of Your Nonprofit’s Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Crystal Dionysopoulou is the founder and Creative Director of Lucid Fox , a dynamic web design and development agency that puts people first. While these techniques can’t change the past, here are some design ideas to help your organization adjust and optimize your website in the future.

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Using Creative Storytelling to Normalize the Human Experience

Media Cause

Creative Storytelling and Diversity: Normalizing the Human Experience Through Increased Representation. For Pride this year, my co-worker Ansley Luce wrote about what designers can do to be more inclusive when it comes to image choices.

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How to Follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines: Resources for Nonprofit Design

Media Cause

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are what everyone must follow to make the web a more inclusive experience. As a designer for nonprofits, I constantly reference these guidelines when making design decisions. Design accessibility design WCAG

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Website Design for NGOs: 5 Essential Strategies

sgEngage

But your website won’t get your organization very far if it’s poorly designed. Even if you’re consistently posting excellent conte nt on your website, you still need to think through its user experience and focus on its look and functionality.

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Diversity in Design: Inclusion Won’t Fix a Broken System

Media Cause

The other day I attended an information session for a new initiative centered around increasing diversity in design. The focus was on creating opportunities for BIPOC designers—on inviting them to the table and giving them a seat. We often think of design as objective and fundamental.

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Designing Nonprofit Experiences

Connection Cafe

The following article was originally published in the June 2014 issue of User Experience Magazine. Designing nonprofit experiences can be quite different from designing retail or commercial experiences. While there are many differences in nonprofit versus for-profit design, there are a lot of UX techniques we can borrow from one another. I like to compare the nonprofit design world to small town fashion. User-centered design. Visual design.

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Web Design Trends: Layouts

Allegiance Group

This is the first in a series of posts about digital design trends based on Steve’s South by Southwest 2015 workshop, UI Patterns: Then and Now. . The rise of mobile devices and other prevailing trends have had a profound impact on the way we design digital experiences. Notions of good design from just a few years ago may not be the best options today. The design trend we will look at first is page layouts. User Experience Web Design

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CadmiumCD Launches New Matchmaking and Networking Capabilities that Facilitate Personalized Attendee Experiences

Cadmium CD

The new capabilities deliver personalized experiences to attendees and create more opportunities for 1-to-1 engagement through text and video chats. Our platform now accomplishes that and does it in a way that feels like a true event experience.”

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How to Design Your Nonprofit Website for Better User Experience

Connection Cafe

Mine was to be a better designer this year and to outdo my old self from 2016. As I was thinking about what kind of designer I really want to be, I realized that even though I’m trained as a graphic designer, I don’t see myself as one anymore. Instead, I would describe myself as someone who designs online experiences. So, how do I go about designing better user experiences this year ?

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10 Blog Design Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Your nonprofit could have a wide variety of excellent blog content , but if your blog’s design doesn’t make a positive first impression, then few will read it – much less share it with their followers on social networks. Today’s fast-scanning Internet users need online content that is visually appealing and easy to read on desktop and mobile devices, and they have little patience with poorly designed blog and web content. Invest in well-designed graphics.

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Timing Is Everything In Member Experience

Joy of Membership

However, the problem with this sequence is that they chose to focus the drips on things that didn’t match where I was in my experience. The key to a successful drip sequence is to match where the recipient is in their experience. Member Experience Design Trends for 2021 (and Beyond).

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Should I Hire a Web Design Agency or a Freelancer?

Byte Technology

When you need a new website built or updates made to your existing site, a common question website owners consider is if they should hire a web design agency or an individual freelancer. Working with a Web Design Agency. Advantages of Working with a Web Design Agency.

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The Phases of Service Design

Forum One

In our Service Design: Where Social Impact Meets Innovation webinar, we defined service design, described how service design fits into the social sector, and broke down how mission-driven organizations can apply it to their work. .

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Spotlight: The Forum One Design Team

Forum One

Good design is engaging, attractive, and usable. Mission-driven organizations rely on Forum One to bring their ideas to life through designs that inform and inspire action. What the design team does. Through format and design, we can lead audiences to explore and then engage.

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How to Design an Inspiring Nonprofit Website: A Guide

DipJar

With so many organizations competing for supporters’ attention, a well-designed website can help you stand out from the crowd. However, for some organizations, designing an effective website may feel out of reach, especially if you don’t have web development or coding experience.

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Breaking Down UX, Design & Tech Silos Through Component-Based Design

Forum One

When designing and developing a website or application, a challenge is that roles and tasks can often operate in silos. To tackle this challenge, we recently piloted a new component-based design approach that prioritizes real-time collaboration. Component-based design.

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5 Web Design Ideas to Boost Your Fundraising Strategy

DipJar

A strong design with a user-friendly interface can lead not only to more donors, but larger donations and recurring gifts. . Fortunately, all nonprofits can optimize their website to increase their fundraising potential, even those without a web design expert on staff.

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Taking Local Currency Digital: A New Experiment Emerges

Non Profit Quarterly

The local currency could be converted into US dollars but is designed to be spent directly in the area. The experiment proved successful. Of course, this is an experiment, and the proof of concept remains in the execution. Photo by S O C I A L. C U T on Unsplash.

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How Cloud for Good is Innovating the Indiana University Advancement Experience with Salesforce

Cloud 4 Good

Indiana University Advancement (IUA) has partnered with Cloud for Good to completely overhaul its online giving experience utilizing Salesforce technology. Setting the Vision “Prior to launching our new MyIU.org site, our online giving experience was not great.

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11 Responsively Designed Nonprofit Websites to Study and Learn From

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The easiest way to ensure that your website and blog are mobile compatible is to embrace responsive design. As a follow-up list from last year’s 7 Responsively Designed Nonprofit Websites to Study and Learn From , below is a new selection of 11 exceptional, responsively designed nonprofit websites.

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Design by the User, with Inspiration from New York Fashion Week

Forum One

How does fashion design relate to digital design? On a basic level, all designers gather inspiration from a range of sources and many design principles are consistent across different disciplines. And if you want to chat about fashion design, I’m ready for that too!).

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By Design: The Next Big Trends in Website Development

Byte Technology

Like all things in the virtual world and online living things seem to move at the speed of light, and website designers are no exception. From the necessity of responsive design to the rebirth of parallax scrolling, tweaks to make video more compelling to the altering of simple color palettes, the best designers in the industry thrive on enhancing not only the visual appeal of a site but the overall user experience as well. Material design versus flat design?

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Making the world more accessible with web design

Candid

When architects and construction professionals start designing a building, one of the first things they have to consider is accessibility. But if your web design isn’t accessible, you risk missing out on online donations and other conversions.

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How To Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Equity , the new book by Minal Bopaiah , is a timely guide to help leaders create more inclusive organizations using human-centered design and behavior change principles. Company Culture Diversity Equity Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Organizational Design

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Should I Hire a Web Design Agency or Do It Myself?

Byte Technology

There are several web design platforms out there such as Squarespace or Wix that tout how they can be used by people with no website development experience to build professional looking website. Experience. The post Should I Hire a Web Design Agency or Do It Myself?

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What Have We Learned About Creating Engaging Meetings from Virtual Conferences?

The MatrixFiles

Blog Budgeting and Planning Design and Information Architecture Strategy and Branding Customer Service Design User Experience Virtual Meetings

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3 Ways to Reimagine Fundraising Experiences

Saleforce Nonprofit

We often think of fundraising as transactional, but I love the idea of creating “fundraising experiences” that acknowledges that donors want to be involved with nonprofits on an experiential level and not just passively donate. It was replicated on a national scale and even won a design award!

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Success By Design: Choosing the Right E-Commerce Platform

Byte Technology

In the world of e-commerce—that virtual marketplace that has increasingly redefined how we shop and spend—the right design can mean the difference between boom and bust, soaring profits and slumping sales, simple success versus outright failure. It’s important, therefore, that any site built specifically to generate revenue be designed in such a way that makes the user experience as rich and rewarding as possible.

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How To Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Equity , the new book by Minal Bopaiah , is a timely guide to help leaders create more inclusive organizations using human-centered design and behavior change principles. Equality Equity Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management How To Design Equity Leadership Minal Bopaiah Organization

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Three Nonprofits Pioneering Responsive Web Design

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Responsive web design (often abbreviated to RWD) is defined as an approach to web design in which a designer intends to provide an optimal viewing experience — easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling — across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones). Responsive web design is rarely discussed or implemented in the nonprofit sector.

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