Experts Weigh-In on Nonprofit Website Design Best Practices

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I often get asked questions about how a nonprofit’s website should look and behave and what benchmarking or evaluation tips I might have. And while I’m usually able to offer some general guidance, nonprofit website design best practices have never been my area of expertise.

Is Your Nonprofit Website Ready for 2017?

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No matter your mission, having a website that inspires action is crucial to the continued advancement of your cause! Does your website provide an experience that converts interest into action? Is your website responsive?

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How Healthy is your Nonprofit Website?

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I’m here today to remind you that your website deserves a bit of attention too…. A couple of months ago, I posted about some new Design Trends for websites. In the last few years, website design has done a 180 to support the rise of the mobile device.

4 Step by Step Engagement Strategies for Nonprofit Websites

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” Organizations are always looking to attract more people to their cause and want their website and social media presence to support that goal. So, here I am contributing my own thoughts into the blogosphere on how to “build more engagement” on your nonprofit website.

ADA Lawsuits Against Website Owners Are Increasing: Mitigate Risk By Making Your Site Web Accessible

Byte Technology

Unfortunately for companies of all sizes, the five aforementioned brands are just the tip of the ADA and website accessibility iceberg. Today, despite the growth in lawsuits over several years, federal website accessibility guidelines don’t exist yet. Bringing a website up to WCAG 2.1

3 Reasons Your Nonprofit Website Needs Responsive Design

Connection Cafe

Did you know that organizations update their website, on average, every 2-4 years? While this seems to be quite frequent, and perhaps more often than some of you may like, if you think about your website in terms of technology, four years is a very long time!

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5 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit’s Website Donor-Friendly

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They both have websites that do an admirable job of showcasing their impact. Nonprofits have websites in order to fundraise. Sure, websites serve plenty of other needs?—?e.g., And how can a website make charitable giving a given? So how accessible is your website?

Best Practice Guide to Purposeful Website Wireframes

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According to Wikipedia, a wireframe is a “visual guide that represents the skeletal framework of a website” If you’re going through a design project, you’ll likely see wireframes after a user research phase and possibly a sitemap phase.

Overcoming Declining Nonprofit Website Traffic

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Blackbaud’s just-released Online Marketing Benchmark Study for Nonprofits found nonprofit website traffic was down 14 percent in 2012 compared to 2011. Mobile: With the rise of mobile devices, websites not optimized for mobile devices could have seen fewer return visitors.

8 Tools to Help Manage Your Nonprofit Website

Connection Cafe

You’ve got the usual list of suspects at your organization: the online engagement tool, a blog, social media platforms, and a website. Out of all of these tools, your website is getting the most visibility. A website is a bit like a car. This website will tell you just that.

Nonprofit Website Navigation Optimization Tips

TechImpact

Your nonprofit’s most powerful asset is its website. As a result, it is imperative that your website boast an intuitive navigation system to get the information your website visitors are searching for efficiently. There are plenty of website that boast one of each.

Best PrimeWire Alternatives & Similar Website

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However, with these services being discontinued now and then, we have to look for PrimeWire alternatives and similar websites to continue enjoying movies. The only drawback of Putlocker are ads that are all over the website, making watching more complicated and irritating.

Top 5 Essentials for Your Nonprofit Website

NonProfit Hub

As your nonprofit starts to build a new website, you may immediately run into questions or roadblocks. How should your website be structured? Website design is important , and leveraging the right web development features will help you navigate many of these questions.

Top 4 Web Hosting Providers for Your Nonprofit’s WordPress Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Chuck Spidell , founder of ILLUSIO and a WordPress Strategist committed to helping nonprofits get their websites unstuck and moving forward. In this article, you’re going to learn about four web hosting providers that your nonprofit should consider using if your website uses WordPress.

How to Design Your Nonprofit Website for Better User Experience

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3 Tips to Design Your Nonprofit Website for Better User Experience : 1. We make decisions based on research about who visits their website and why. Understand Behaviors: Do you know what your visitors are doing on your website right now?

Infographic: Redesigning Your Nonprofit Website

TechImpact

Your website is your nonprofit’s most important online asset. If all of this is true (it is) why do so many nonprofits neglect their websites and allow them to fall into disrepair? Tech nonprofit nonprofit technology npTech technology website

The Ever-Growing Importance of Website Design

NonProfit Hub

Let’s face it—when it comes to your website, looks do matter. It only takes a split second for a viewer to decide whether or not they’ll spend time on your site, and website design is often the deciding factor. This website design is much more organized and eye-catching than the last.

Inspiration for your Nonprofit Website Design

EveryAction

Let me ask you a question: How does your organization''s website look? Happy with it

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Making Your Website Mobile Friendly

NetWits

There’s been a lot of talk about mobile throughout the last few years, but it seems that many of us still struggle when it comes to creating a website that can be read easily by mobile browsers. Internet Mobile #nptech websites

Top 20 Best WordPress Plugins for Nonprofit Websites

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Please join Chuck on October 29 for a webinar on how to prevent your WordPress website from getting hacked. The platform has grown into a powerful publishing tool where organizations of all sizes can extend their website’s capability. Guest Post Websites

These 5 Website Mistakes Could be Costing You Donors

Everyaction

Once a visitor reaches your website, they decide whether to stay or leave within the first ten seconds. To test the clarity of your messaging, ask a friend or family member to look at your website for ten seconds. Visitors expect a website to load in two seconds or less.

6 Website Optimization Tips to Make Your Higher Education Institution Shine

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Your higher education institution likely has several goals and requirements in mind when building and maintaining your website. Your audience is used to polished, easy-to-navigate online spaces and a mediocre website negatively affects their perception of you.

4 Easy Ways to Prepare Your Website for End-of-Year Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

One of the most important ways to prepare for the end-of-year fundraising season is updating your website, likely the easiest and one of the most common ways that supporters and the public interact with your organization. End of Year nonprofit websites fundraising

Should You Use Pop-Ups on Your Nonprofit Website?

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“ Why is it that everyone seems to complain about them but continue to be widely used on websites? We regularly track all of our nonprofit website designs –most of which include an entry pop-up–and track the calls to action within the modal windows.

Nonprofit Website Usability

VisionLink

This week, I attended a wonderful Denver Tech4Good session on how nonprofits can make their websites more usable and easier to navigate. Do a user test of the VisionLink website and see how we are utilizing tips from this post to improve our organization''s site!

Stream2watch.me Alternatives and Similar Websites and Apps

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Me alternatives and similar websites and apps. Stream2Watch is an open-sourced online streaming website that streams various live channels such as MTV, HBO, ABC, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, and much more. 12 Best Stream2Watch alternatives and similar websites and apps.

The 5 Ways Your Nonprofit’s Website Generates Traffic

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Driving web traffic to your nonprofit’s website is likely at the top of your to-do list. You’ve invested in it, consistently update the content, post to your blog, and market events through your website. Putting your website URL on all advertising mediums helps to drive traffic.

Part 1: How to Generate More Nonprofit Website Traffic

TechImpact

We all strive to build and maintain beautiful websites. In previous blog posts, we’ve discussed how to make a beautiful website, what people are looking for in a website, and how to keep a web visitor’s interest. But what about after you build that fancy new website?

3 New Year's Resolutions for Your Nonprofit Website

EveryAction

why not make some resolutions around your website? And once you get through these quickly, take a look at our 30 Steps to Redesign Your Nonprofit Website The new year is a perfect time to make some changes.

10 Steps to a More Effective Nonprofit Website

NetWits

It’s official; we launched our new full service creative agency for nonprofits this week – GUIDE Creative – Where we LOVE web design and making effective nonprofit website(s)! — Creating an effective nonprofit website isn’t easy.

PCI Compliance: Is Your Website Keeping Your Constituent Data Safe?

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released in April of 2016, incorporated some lessons learned from the Target breach in 2013 – one of those key lessons being that referring links to payment forms, or embedded payment forms served by a 3rd party could bring a website into scope of PCI.

Picture Perfect: 8 Free Stock Photography Websites for Nonprofits

EveryAction

Stock photos are a problem. On the one hand, they’re a great way to make your content more interesting and attractive by emphasizing a point, breaking up text, or just by helping you stand out from the crowd

3 Steps To Capture Your Website Visitors In Less Than One Second

Connection Cafe

The pressure is on when it comes to keeping the visitors on your website long enough for them to not only find out about what you do but also, hopefully, become more involved with your mission. Keep in mind that not all of your visitors come to your website with a specific need.

6 Signs Your Nonprofit Needs a New Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Katy Teson , a content strategist at Wired Impact , an organization seeking to make powerful websites something all nonprofits can afford. Are you getting that sinking feeling that your nonprofit’s website isn’t helping your mission as much as it could?

6 Must-Haves for Your Nonprofit Website

NonProfit Hub

Now more than ever, a sleek and functional website is essential to your nonprofit’s brand. But we’ve got you covered: here are six elements that will lure donors to your website and keep them there once they arrive.

Your Website Health Check: Part 1

NetWits

When was the last time you stood back and tried to evaluate the performance of your organisations website? To get started, pull all of the key staff members responsible for the website together for few minutes and consider: What are they key goals of your organisation?

Rules for Great Websites

Connection Cafe

A couple of days ago, I joined Mark Rovner and Alia McKee in a Network for Good speed consulting round on the good, the bad and the basics of nonprofit websites. Since I get so many questions about websites, I wanted to share the key takeaways. So what are some good websites?

Six Reasons Why Your Website Can Scare Donors

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The website of any nonprofit can be a core element in communication, providing a valuable tool to build and engage a community. Knowing how to present your cause and having a reliable website can boost your donations. By: Laura Iancu, 123ContactForm.

10 Tips To Drive Your Nonprofit’s Website from Good to Great

Connection Cafe

In today’s world, having a website is essential. For a nonprofit, it’s not only mandatory to have a website but to have a website that connects constituents to your cause. In the same way, every single website pixel should be thought of as shelf space to further your cause.

Nonprofit Website Effectiveness

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I’ve seen how these tactics can boost the results of a nonprofit’s website, but there’s plenty more that organizations can do on this front. These top five lessons serve as a good starting point for evaluating the effectiveness of your organization’s website.

5 Nonprofit Website Myths Debunked

TechImpact

Of all your online assets, your nonprofit’s website is far and way the most valuable, and most powerful. Unlike third party sites where you’re simply adding content to their platform, your website is your own, it is pliant, and can be changed at the drop of the hat.

22 Nonprofit Mobile Websites

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The rise of QR Codes has helped many nonprofits understand the need for mobile websites, or at the very least mobile-optimized web pages. Only a tiny fraction of nonprofits have a mobile website. Here are 22 nonprofit mobile websites to help get your creativity flowing: 1.

Create a More Effective Nonprofit Website Using These 2 Simple Suggestions

NetWits

Effective nonprofit websites don’t exist as boutiques to show off information. You know that your nonprofits website is a tool that should be used. Here are two of the ten key elements every nonprofit website should have.