How We're Different

How We’re Different

Over the years we’ve developed an approach we think produces the best results for the nonprofits we partner with. It may not be perfect for every organization, but take a look. If it sounds like a good fit for your organization, we’d love to talk with you.

Here are some of the things that our clients like about us:

We Focus on Nonprofits IconWe Focus on Nonprofits

We spend all our time thinking and talking about nonprofits. We write about how nonprofits can use the web and build WordPress plugins specifically for nonprofits. Our staff debates nonprofit technology all the time (sounds like a lot of fun, right?). We’ve written for a bunch of places, including:

If you’re looking for a web company accustomed to tailoring websites to nonprofits, we may be a good fit.

Your Site Should Be a ToolWe Believe Your Site Should Be a Tool

It’s true your website should look good. But it also should allow your nonprofit to actually do more good. It should have a meaningful impact on your organization, such as:

  • Boosting fundraising by inspiring website visitors to become donors and helping you maintain relationships with past donors
  • Increasing volunteerism by connecting you with new volunteers and easing the process of managing volunteer events
  • Raising awareness of your organization by publishing content that resonates with potential supporters and making information easy for them to find
  • Serving your community by sharing educational content or offering tools your community members rely on

With each item listed above, we focus on measureable outcomes tied to your goals as an organization.

We Use Data to Make Improvements IconWe Use Data to Make Improvements

Without measurement, it’s impossible to know if your website is actually helping your nonprofit do more good. That’s why we include monthly analytics reviews for six months after a new website launch. We also love to work with organizations on an ongoing basis, using website data to figure out what’s working well and what can be adjusted. We’re data geeks. And we’re not ashamed to admit it.

We Give Out Our Cell NumbersWe Give Out Our Cell Phone Numbers

We want to be reachable. That’s why you’ll have our cell phone numbers. And we respond to all emails and phone calls within one business day. We’ve dealt with companies that are hard to reach or disappear when you need them most. We have no interest in being one of those companies.

We Build Apps for Nonprofits

In addition to making websites, we also build apps for nonprofits. Check them out to see if any seem helpful to your nonprofit. Many of them are free to use.

We Create a Project that Fits Your Needs IconWe Create a Project to Fit Your Needs

No two nonprofits need the exact same things. That’s why we don’t offer prefab packages. Instead, we discuss your goals and needs before scoping out your project. We design and build websites, but we also often help with the following:

  • Website structure (organization of pages and what’s included in the navigation)
  • Copy editing or copywriting
  • Search engine optimization
  • Analytics and measurement
  • Social media strategy
  • Hosting
  • Ongoing monitoring and website adjustments

We Work Within Your Budgetary Constraints IconWe Work Within Your Budgetary Constraints

We know budgets are tight. You need to get the most bang for your buck and keep as much money dedicated to serving your community as you can. We generally start by discussing your budget for a project. We then work with you to determine what aspects of your project will produce the greatest return. You may not be able to do everything you’ve dreamed of given certain budgetary constraints. But we’ll help you figure out what’ll be most beneficial to do right now and what can be done down the road.

We Won't Lock You In IconWe Won’t Lock You In

We promise we won’t lock you in with proprietary software or long-term contracts. We’re interested in building relationships with nonprofits that want to work with us, not locking folks into doing so. We build all of our websites on an open source content management system (generally WordPress but sometimes Drupal). That means you’ll be able to run your own site and make updates to content yourself if you’d like to. But if you want us to be involved with running it we’re of course happy to help you out.

We Tell You What We Think IconWe Tell You What We Think

We believe our role in every project is to not only bring technical knowhow, but also knowledge of what works when it comes to nonprofits and the web. We’ll tell you what we think is best given your situation. And we’ll discuss how to tailor specific best practices to work well for you. If ultimately you decide to go a different direction than what we recommend, well that’s alright. But we’ll always tell you when we think a different approach will produce better results for your organization and the community you serve.

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