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?

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Top 5 Content Management Systems Drive 62% of Nonprofit Websites [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Recently, I dug under the web’s couch cushions to understand which content management tools nonprofits are currently using to manage their websites. 52 of the tools found were only used to manage a single website while another 14 only managed 2 separate websites in our study.

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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.

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 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit Website Unwelcoming to Potential Donors

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When someone visits your nonprofit’s website, it takes them just 5 seconds to: Learn your mission. As a sneak preview to the webinar, here are 8 ways to make your website visitors feel un welcome: Rely on words, not images, to describe your organization.

10 Steps to a More Effective Nonprofit Website


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.

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.

Making Your Website Mobile Friendly


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

Rethink Your Website Redesign Process


This is the first in a new series of posts about rethinking how you approach your website. Whether you think it’s time for a website redesign or a new CMS, to set up a blog or Snapchat account, you need to consider why. Bad Problem: No one can find anything on the website.

How Healthy is your Nonprofit Website?

Connection Cafe

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.

Create a More Effective Nonprofit Website Using These 2 Simple Suggestions


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.

The 10 Best Membership Website Builders

Wild Apricot Blog

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

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11 Responsively Designed Nonprofit Websites to Study and Learn From

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Your nonprofit must now assume that the majority of website and blog content you share on social networks is being read on a mobile device and if that content is not mobile compatible, then any attempt to inspire a followerer or fan to donate or get more involved will fail.

4 Quick Tips for an Engaging Nonprofit Website


Now that you’ve indulged my nostalgia, think about how this scenario can easily translate into your nonprofit website’s interactions and engagement with your constituents. Within 3 seconds of landing on your website, your visitors make a decision.

The 22 Features Every Top Nonprofit Website Has

Wild Apricot Blog

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.

4 Ways Nonprofits Can Turn Website Click Data into Actionable Steps

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Another type of click-throughs, website click-throughs, is still under the radar, though. Some nonprofits spend a lot of time on content and information architecture when redesigning their website. Getting the most from your website is an ongoing process.

Nonprofit Website Analytics: Why And What You Should Care About


Every nonprofit’s website is different. Because every nonprofit’s mission, size, audience, and the variety of content it posts varies wildly, the traffic and analytics supporting that website are going to be intrinsically different.

Create the Right Goals for Your Website


This is part of a new series of posts by Carrie Hane about rethinking how you approach your website. All too often, I hear about a website launch that is touted as being member-focused. You have to set the right goals for your website. Good website goals should: Be measurable.

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Your Website is a Fishing Net

John Haydon

Your website is a fishing net. They travel in large schools from Instagram, Facebook and Google to visit your website to get more “fish food” The “fish food” is your content, which is determined by your goals.

Do You Know the Value of Your Website?


—— Recently I had a short Twitter conversation about whether valuable and important are equivalent when it comes to websites. Of course most organizations know it is important to have a website. But I’ve come across very few who find their website truly valuable.

Your Website Health Check: Part 1


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?

33 Nonprofit Mobile Websites

Nonprofit Tech for Good

One in four Americans now access the Mobile Web daily, yet only a tiny fraction of nonprofits have a mobile website. If your nonprofit is considering tapping into mobile technology, my advice to you would be to start a with a mobile website and then expand from there.

Five Low-Cost Website Options for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

A website is one of a nonprofit’s most important tools. If your website is shabby, then people might be getting the wrong message about your nonprofit. The first step to creating your nonprofit’s website can be a scary one. Squarespace is the Apple of the website-building world.

3 Tools for Designing Nonprofit Websites Like a Rockstar

Connection Cafe

How do I know our redesign solves the website’s usability challenges? How do I measure the success of a website redesign after launch? . Tracking month-over-month online giving and monitoring your website traffic paints the picture of success with hard numbers.

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The 5 Ways Your Nonprofit’s Website Generates Traffic


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.

Seven Responsively Designed Nonprofit Websites to Study and Learn From

Nonprofit Tech for Good

At least 15% of all traffic to nonprofit’s websites now occur on mobile devices and across all sectors mobile is set to surpass desktop browsing in 2014. That said, last week I received an email from large national nonprofit announcing that they had launched a new website.

6 Must-Haves for Your Nonprofit's Website

Tech Soup Blog

A nonprofit fundraising website is a tremendous opportunity to increase donations and build support for your cause. For an effective website, make sure you include the following. Not everyone viewing your fundraising website is going to watch your video or read all your content.

4 Dos and Don’ts of Nonprofit Website Design

John Haydon

Caryn Stein is as passionate about the need for a powerful nonprofit website design as she is for her other loves: singing karaoke and protecting animals. The post 4 Dos and Don’ts of Nonprofit Website Design appeared first on John Haydon. Your Website

More Effective Nonprofit Websites in 2 Simple Steps (part 2)


Part two of our four part series on Effective Nonprofit Websites. Make sure to read part one if you missed it: Create a More Effective Nonprofit Website Using These 2 Simple Suggestions. Users form an opinion of a website within the first few seconds of loading it.”

Making Sure Your New Website Theme is Social-Friendly


Is your website theme responsive? If your website theme doesn’t have built-in social follow buttons, you are going to have to add your own. Your social media profiles should be easily accessible from any page on your website.

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Create Effective Nonprofit Websites Using 3 Simple Suggestions


— Now I’ll suppress my excitement about our launch for another passion – tips 5, 6 and 7 in our series of posts on effective nonprofit websites. Let’s get right into the next three best practices for effective nonprofit websites.

5 Ways To Increase Donations Through Your Nonprofit’s Website


You website is your portal to current and potential constituents, and often times, it is your one chance to entice donors. If your website does not meet all of the criteria listed above, your nonprofit may be missing out on tons of donations just because your website is not up to snuff.

Part 1: How to Generate More Nonprofit Website Traffic


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?

Three Simple Ways to Dramatically Increase Website Traffic From Facebook

John Haydon

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Do Responsive Websites Raise More Money?


Redesigning and updating your website might be one of your goals for 2015, and it be better be mobile responsive. Not only is your audience accessing your website from their mobile device or tablet, they''re also giving more money on sites that are responsive.

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Use Analytics to Improve Your Nonprofit Website


What are your Analytics numbers actually saying to you, and what does this have to do with the future of your website? Stop spinning your wheels trying to improve your nonprofit’s website! analytics Data Web Sites websites Communications Yesenia Sotelo. Founder.