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

EveryAction

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

6 Tech Considerations Before You Build a New Website

Connection Cafe

We get it—a new website is a tantalizing endeavor. The reality is that there’s plenty to consider before you can get going on a new website. There’s a common misconception that everything on your existing website will have a home within the new site. Some of your content may not be relevant in your restructured website, and it also might not align with the newly architected and designed pages. What do you really need your website to do ?

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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.

3 Website Tips to Support Your Virtual Fundraising Efforts

Connection Cafe

With more of your donor engagement taking place online due to social distancing guidelines, it’s a good time to take a look at your nonprofit’s website and determine if it’s doing all it can to support your virtual fundraising efforts. After all, your website is likely the first place that both current and prospective donors will go to learn more about your organization and get updated on current campaigns. You don’t want your website to be the reason people are driven away.

[WEBINAR] Website & Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Packed with practical advice and customized for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this webinar will stress the importance of professional website design and strategic email marketing and fundraising. Topics discussed include: • Current trends in nonprofit website design and how to launch a modern, mobile-compatible website on a limited budget. • How to integrate social media into your website and email communications. Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2020.

10 Website Design Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Your website is the foundation upon which your digital communications and fundraising campaigns are built. How well your nonprofit’s email and social media campaigns perform depend upon how well your website is designed. Maximize your website’s sidebar.

[FREE WEBINAR] Website & Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Packed with practical advice and customized for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this webinar will stress the importance of professional website design and strategic email marketing and fundraising. How to integrate social media into your website and email communications.

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5 Ways Your Nonprofit Website Can Promote Planned Giving

EveryAction

Donors considering their legacy often turn to nonprofit websites for information, and what they find can make a big difference in their decision to pursue a planned gift to your organization. Here are how some top nonprofits, schools, and healthcare providers have optimized their websites to attract and inform donors who are interested in Planned Giving: 1. For both of these categories, featuring this information on your website in an area that is easy to find is important.

12 Donation Website Templates + Examples to Inspire You

Wild Apricot

If you're looking to create or update your nonprofit's donation website, check out these templates from Wild Apricot + examples to get you inspired

Is Your Nonprofit Website Ready for 2017?

Connection Cafe

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? Ask yourself these questions to see if a website redesign should be a part of your plans for 2017: 1. Is your website responsive? If your website is not responsive, it’s time to redesign!

Making the Most of Your Nonprofit’s Website: Understanding the Basics

Connection Cafe

A nonprofit’s website is one of its most valuable assets. Your organization’s website should be fulfilling a few vital functions: Communicating your mission and work. You can probably think of other, more specific functions that your website has served for your organization, too. Let’s dive into the basics of reviewing your website and what it’s like to take on a full web design project. Frontend Elements of Your Website. Backend Elements of Your Website.

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

Connection Cafe

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.

Experts Weigh-In on Nonprofit Website Design Best Practices

Connection Cafe

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. Here are 6 questions and answers from the experts on nonprofit website design best practices: 1. What steps should an organization take to audit their nonprofit website performance?

4 Step by Step Engagement Strategies for Nonprofit Websites

Connection Cafe

” Organizations are always looking to attract more people to their cause and want their website and social media presence to support that goal. These terms have been so overused that they’ve lost their meaning, and I’ve found that many organizations still struggle to elevate their nonprofit websites to be more than just online brochures. So, here I am contributing my own thoughts into the blogosphere on how to “build more engagement” on your nonprofit website.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Attract more attendees with a sweet Best Conference badge for your website - just email us! It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar!

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

30 Steps to Guide Your Nonprofit Website Redesign

EveryAction

At EveryAction, we know redesigning nonprofit websites can be an overwhelming process. We believe a successful nonprofit requires a strong digital presence an d that a strong website is the foundation of any successful digital campaign. nonprofit website redesign nonprofit websites

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! As a result, website experiences have had to change significantly—from the way websites are designed and developed to the Content Management System (CMS) used and search engine optimization (SEO) strategies.

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Association Websites: 3 Ways to Engage Your Base

NonProfit Hub

With a number of other responsibilities, it can be easy to overlook a simple, yet powerful tool for connecting with members: your website. For instance, a modern, well-designed website will help your association: Boost brand awareness.

The 10 Best Membership Website Builders

Wild Apricot

If you’re planning on building a membership website, here are the top ten membership website builders and their features. website builder membership website

Overcoming Declining Nonprofit Website Traffic

Connection Cafe

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. First, you need to find out if your website traffic is decreasing. Or visits from other websites? For referral websites with significant declines, think about why that might be.

The 22 Features Every Top Nonprofit Website Has

Wild Apricot

Your nonprofit website can make or break your organization. To help other nonprofits create websites that bring in massive support, I’ve compiled the 22 features every top nonprofit website has. website nonprofit-websiteThat’s the unfortunate reality these days when so much happens online.

6 Website Optimization Tips to Make Your Higher Education Institution Shine

Connection Cafe

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. It’s never been more important to nail your website’s design. 40% of people abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load. Consider the experience you expect when visiting a website.

Best Practice Guide to Purposeful Website Wireframes

Connection Cafe

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. It’s where the information architect or designer takes pen to paper and starts sketching out actual pages of the website.

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. Answers to these questions and so many more are imperative to ensuring your nonprofit’s website has an effective navigation system. Primary and secondary varies between nonprofits, their websites, and what they need.

20 Foundation Websites to Get You Inspired

Wild Apricot

Looking to create or refresh your foundation's website? Here are 20 amazing examples and what you can learn from them

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. At Firefly Partners , we do a lot of work to keep nonprofit websites functioning correctly and looking good. Here’s a roundup of a few of the best resources to help manage your nonprofit website: Down for Everyone, or Just Me? .

The 50 Best Nonprofit Websites To Get You Inspired

Wild Apricot

Planning to redesign your website? We've handpicked the top 50 nonprofit websites from organizations large and small to help you create the best possible website

How to Design Your Nonprofit Website for Better User Experience

Connection Cafe

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. Even if you think you don’t know who visits your website, you can easily make a few good guesses about it by jotting down some characteristics of the constituents you personally know. It is much easier to create content for your website once you understand who’s going to need it and how/why they are going to interact with it.

5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement

EveryAction

Homepage layout Your website homepage is likely the first thing that most visitors see, so it’s important that it draws them in further, and directs them toward relevant actions such as signing up for email updates or donating.

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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.

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. Customizing your website will enable you to effectively tell your nonprofit’s story, so be sure to use a website builder that allows for some creativity and flexibility.

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?

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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The 22 Features Every Top Nonprofit Website Has

Wild Apricot

Your nonprofit website can make or break your organization. To help other nonprofits create websites that bring in massive support, I’ve compiled the 22 features every top nonprofit website has. website nonprofit-websiteThat’s the unfortunate reality these days when so much happens online.

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. How to Ensure Website Accessibility & Protect Your Business. But perhaps the most compelling business reason to ensure website accessibility is that it’s an opportunity to expand your customer base. Dunkin Donuts.

Nonprofit Website Effectiveness

Connection Cafe

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.

Your Website Health Check: Part 2

NetWits

Here is part two of the website health check. Your website’s forms. How many forms do you have on your website? Your payment processes are contained within the same website – donors don’t have to go off on to a third party payment provider. Welcome back!

6 Steps to Create a Donation Website for Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot

I’ve seen some nonprofits slap a link to their PayPal account onto their website and consider the job done, but it’s often those same nonprofits who come to us wondering why they’re not seeing a boost in donations. Here are the six steps to turn any website into a donation generation machine. online-giving website donation

CharityGiving website is suspended

AFP Blog

CharityGiving website is suspended : According to the Dove Trust, Framjee was meeting with a "large charity" this morning in a bid to try to "salvage the situation" and ensure charities do not miss out on funds raised for them. Framjee’s recent assessment indicates that there is a shortfall between the funds due to the charities donated through CharityGiving, and the cash held by the Dove Trust. Online reports suggest that the shortfall may be in the region of 250,000

6 Mistakes Associations Make with Their Websites

Wild Apricot

In this guest post, Lamees Abourahma outlines what she feels are the common mistakes that associations make that are keeping them from realizing their website’s full potential. 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. Don’t just take our word for it—we’ll use our own website design as an example. This website design is much more organized and eye-catching than the last. Yes, good design makes your website look pretty, but equally important is its functionality.

What We Learned About Digital Engagement from the 2019 M+R Benchmarks Report

EveryAction

Acquisition is the name of the game, and nonprofits have to keep a constant drumbeat of registration on their websites, social media changes, digital ads, events, and any multi-channel activities. Every year, nonprofit consultants M+R release their annual Benchmarks report , which provides an overview of digital trends in the sector.