How to Choose the Right Web Design Company for Your Nonprofit

A new website is a substantial undertaking.  Your website has the potential to enable your nonprofit to do more good in your community.  Finding the right web design company is an important step in that process.

But how do you get started?  What questions should you ask these web companies?  And how can you compare all these companies to figure out which is the right one for you?

It’s our hope this guide will help provide a roadmap for you to follow.  Even if we’re not the right fit for your project, hopefully this will point you in the right direction.

What You’ll Learn

In this guide, you’ll learn:

  • What information to prepare before reaching out to web design companies
  • How to search for web companies
  • How to whittle the list of companies down based on your nonprofit’s needs
  • How to get better proposals from web designers
  • What questions are most important to ask a web company
  • How to ultimately pick the right company for your project

Table of Contents

Here’s what’s inside this 32-page guide:

Introduction

Step 1: Prepare the necessary information

Step 2: Choose a small number of web design companies
How to search for web companies
How to filter out companies without talking to them

Step 3: Send your information to the web design companies
Caution: Don’t prepare an RFP
An early indication of communication

Step 4: Get answers to all the important questions
General administrative
The website design process
Ensuring website quality
Hosting and website integration
Planning for after the website’s completion

Step 5: Choose the best company for your project

A Final Thought: Common pitfalls in the process

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