By now you’ve likely heard from a bunch of people that having an up-to-date website is necessary to move your nonprofit forward and inspire your future supporters. You probably realize that having a user friendly, visually appealing design allows your website to work at its best.
You know that it needs to look good. But you don’t know what that looks like. READ MORE >>
Your website can be a huge asset when it comes to your nonprofit’s volunteer efforts. But when using your website to boost support from potential volunteers, there’s a whole lot to consider. READ MORE >>
The whole point of making a website is for it to help your organization in some tangible way. Whether that’s connecting with volunteers, boosting fundraising or educating your community, your website should help you do more good.
But without website measurement there’s no way to know if your website is actually helping your organization serve your community. READ MORE >>
Many nonprofits rely heavily on volunteers. For some, “rely heavily” is a significant understatement.
But recruiting and managing a legion of volunteers can be quite an undertaking. Sure it’s worthwhile, but coordinating this effort is a lot to juggle.
Many nonprofits underutilize their websites when it comes to managing their volunteer efforts. There are a wide variety of ways your website can help boost the efficiency and effectiveness of the way your nonprofit handles volunteers. READ MORE >>
You’ve likely heard plenty of times how beneficial a blog can be. But you’ve also probably experienced, or at least caught wind of how significant an undertaking starting a blog can be.
It’s no lie that launching and maintaining a blog can take a lot of time and energy. But it can also boost the effectiveness of your website in a wide variety of ways. READ MORE >>
We talk to a lot of nonprofits about websites (which makes sense given what we do). And from time to time we hear organizations say something to this effect:
“We don’t want our website to be too good. We want people to know we need their donations.”
On the surface this reasoning seems to make sense. Donors don’t want to give to an organization that’s flush with cash. They’d much rather support a cause that needs their help. After all, these donors want to make a difference.
But that’s just it. They want to make a difference. And having a subpar website is not an effective way to demonstrate the difference they can make. READ MORE >>
Data is everywhere these days. It’s common (depending on your social circles I suppose) to hear folks debating the proper use of data or hammering home the importance of website analytics.
This surge in popularity is well deserved. Data is a crucial component of measuring website success. But with the growth in accessibility to data comes the need to sift through increasingly complex quantities of it. As the sea of data consistently grows, it’s becoming easier to get caught up in the current of your nonprofit’s data and end up veering off course. READ MORE >>
Twitter can be tough. Maybe you’ve been there before, crafting what you knew would be the perfect Tweet sure to throw your followers into a retweeting frenzy, only to have it go seemingly unnoticed. Keep your head up – it’s happened to us all.
Getting followers can be just as illusive. There are a wide variety of things you can do to promote follower growth. But that’s not what this post is all about. This post is about keeping those followers you already have.
The last thing you want to do is woo new followers only to annoy them into quickly leaving you behind. Here are five ways you can avoid doing just that. READ MORE >>
If you’re anything like the majority of nonprofits out there, you’re likely trying to find new, creative and fruitful ways to raise money. It’s no mystery that fundraising is a pretty important part of an organization’s ability to do good in their community.
It’s also well known that fundraising is tough. READ MORE >>
We think trust is pretty important when it comes to running an effective nonprofit website. In fact, we think it’s so important we wrote up a whole article for GuideStar all about trust.
The post not only details a few reasons trust is so key, but also provides a list of suggestions to help develop trust with your website visitors. READ MORE >>