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.

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

Connection Cafe

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?

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[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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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.

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? Is your website responsive?

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.

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. So, here I am contributing my own thoughts into the blogosphere on how to “build more engagement” on your nonprofit website.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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. Understand Behaviors: Do you know what your visitors are doing on your website right now?

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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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!

Should You Use Pop-Ups on Your Nonprofit Website?

Connection Cafe

“ 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.

[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.

The 5 Ways Your Nonprofit’s Website Generates Traffic

TechImpact

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.

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.

15 Nonprofit Website Best Practices You Need to Know in 2020

Wild Apricot

Whether you're looking to refresh your nonprofit's website or create a new one from scratch, be sure to follow the latest best practices in nonprofit website design for 2020

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.

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 Get Started Using Website Themes, Layouts and Templates

Wild Apricot

Do you have a vision for how your website should look? Here's your guide to using website themes, master layouts, and page templates to make it a reality

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

7 Examples of Car Club Websites to Get You Inspired

Wild Apricot

Looking to create your own car club website? Before you do, here are 7 exemplary car club websites you can look to for inspiration

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

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

Serving Up Satisfying Website Content

Wild Apricot

Here are some tips and resources to help you serve up satisfying website content. website content-management

5 Key Ways to Optimize Your Institution’s Website

Connection Cafe

Your higher education institution likely has several goals and requirements in mind when building and maintaining your website, from student prospecting and news and events, to academics and advancement. A good SEO strategy should help drive serious traffic to your website.