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5 best practices for your non-profit website

Overhauling a non-profit website, or going through a re-designing phase is no easy feat, and it can be difficult to know what to prioritize. Or, sometimes it’s difficult to know when your website is ready for a refresh, especially if you don’t know the criteria that make up a great…

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How to build a great nonprofit mission statement

A mission statement is the foundation of any organization. It defines the culture and can influence every aspect of a business or organization.  Mission statements are usually concise and to the point. It can be difficult to capture the essence of your organization in one simple sentence. The process of…

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Last minute preparation tips for #GivingTuesday Donations

Giving Tuesday is just around the corner, taking place this year on December 1 just after the Thanksgiving holiday. Rooted in online donations, the basis of the hashtag holiday is essentially Black Friday for non-profits. Because Giving Tuesday is so significant in the non-profit industry, it’s crucial that your organization…

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Benefits of working with a small website agency

Your school or non-profit organization’s website is your first impression to your audiences; if your website isn’t making the best first impression, you’re not maximizing your marketing potential.  To avoid this, you want to have a website that best represents your school or nonprofit’s interests. Of course, you can always…

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Preparing your website and messaging for Giving Tuesday

If you work for a non-profit organization, Giving Tuesday is probably somewhere in the back of your mind as you put together your more current fundraising campaigns. Though we’re still a few months out from the worldwide day of donating, it’s critical to begin planning with plenty of time in…

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8 Guidelines for a Successful Online Fundraising Campaign

As a result of the pandemic, organizations have moved their businesses to be partially or completely virtual and digital. Non-profit organizations are no exception. As the digital world grows, this poses a great opportunity for non-profit organizations to run strong online fundraising campaigns to support their causes – especially in…

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Optimizing your website design through user tests

What are user tests?  There are many elements that go into the making of a new website for your school or nonprofit. A website needs to be clean and readable, attractive to viewers, and easy to navigate – it requires good overall usability. The most important information you’re trying to…

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Don’t Make a Mistake With Your Website Contact Form

Contact forms are a critical element on your website. We’ve written a blog post about contact form delivery issues. No website should be without a contact form/page. However, if you have one and the wrong person (or no person!) is notified when someone fills out your contact form, your organization…

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Create a website alert: How to highlight important information on your website in a time of urgency

The websites we create for schools, camps, and after school programs need to have a way to alert website visitors to important information. This includes school closures due to snow days, registration period opening for camps and classes, and other announcements. Nonprofits also need this functionality to draw attention to…

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Choosing a domain name for a nonprofit or school

We are often asked for help in choosing a domain for a nonprofit or school. A Top Level Domain, or “TLD” is the ending of a url – what comes after the “Dot”. The most common TLD is .com, but there are many others (more than 1,000), including .org, .info…

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Is Your Nonprofit Website Ready For The End Of Year Donation Boost?

We get excited at the end of the year when we look at donation reports on our nonprofit client websites (we use GiveWP which offers some great reporting right within the WordPress website dashboard). This year, one of our client sites has had over 200 donations in the last week…

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How to Gain More Members and Donors With Your Nonprofit Fundraising Website

In our article about What Makes a Nonprofit Website Successful, we share the vital features which are necessary to include on your organization’s fundraising website and donation page. We discuss the importance of adding content which shows your legitimacy, features authentic photography, and shares your clearly communicated benefits & mission….

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