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Our Web Design Process

We’ve built a lot of websites for nonprofits over the years. Along the way we’ve learned what works when it comes to building a great nonprofit site (as well as our fair share of what doesn’t work quite so well). Rooted in our values, our web design process will help you build a website along with the confidence and skills you need to get the most out of your investment in the long term.

 

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Finding a Partner

We don’t believe in the traditional, one-size-fits-all sales process. Our team spends more time asking about your needs and offering up tips we’ve seen work well for nonprofits in the past. From the outset, we’ll work with you to make sure our approach is a good fit for your nonprofit by talking through your goals, giving you a virtual tour of our website platform, and answering questions.

Explore Our Web Design Process

We’ve been working with nonprofits for a while. If you’re anything like most organizations, you have plenty of things on your plate outside of building your new site. While building a website will undoubtedly take a good deal of your time and attention, it doesn’t need to be overwhelming.

When you officially sign up as a client, here’s what you can expect from each phase of Wired Impact’s web design process. You can also download our website process checklist to keep track of the steps as you work toward launch!

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Kickoff the Relationship

  • Meet Your Newest Supporter
    Confirm your design, features and technical details with a dedicated Project Manager.
  • Send Account Information
    Set up and share access to services that you’d like to integrate, like a payment processor or email marketing service.
  • Select a Structure
    Choose a website structure from our examples that best fits your nonprofit. We’ll work with you to customize it to be unique to your mission!

 


 

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Get to Know Your New Website

  • Strategy Session
    Jump on the phone for a consultation on your site structure, including page names and navigation.
  • Website Creation
    Our team will build and customize your new website with your chosen integrations and page structure.
  • Boost Your Skills
    Take a personalized training on how to use your website.

 


 

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Use Content To Make Your Mission Shine

  • Write Text
    You’ll create the text for each page using our website content guides as needed.
  • Select Images
    Choose visuals from your own sources or by accessing our stock photo library. (Most of them aren’t cheesy, and all of them are free to all clients.)
  • Load & Format
    Add all of the content to your website, reaching out to us for support whenever you need it.

 


 

Share Your Site With the World

  • Review Feedback
    Get a content and design review from our team with recommendations to enhance your website and drive your visitors to take meaningful action to support your cause.
  • Finalize
    Make any final changes you’d like to have in place for launch.
  • Prepare
    We’ll take care of redirects, set up Google Analytics and do a final check on your features and settings.
  • Launch!
    Schedule your desired launch date and go live for the world to see.

 


 

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Rest Easy With Support & Maintenance

  • Proactive Monitoring
    We manage hosting and security so that you don’t have to. And if anything ever goes awry, you know who to call.
  • Regular Security and Performance Updates
    We’ll take care of updating your site’s underlying technology so you have current software that’s quick and secure.
  • First Access to New Features
    You’ll automatically have access to new features and upgrades as they’re released.
  • Ongoing Tech Support
    Get as much tech support as you need to make sure you know how to effectively manage your site.
  • Your Nonprofit’s Marketing Partner
    At no additional charge, get advice from our team on how to get more from your website and online marketing through our Marketing Ally Program.

 

We generally recommend allotting 6-8 weeks to complete the phases from kickoff to launch, depending on the time you’ll need to prepare and finalize your content. That said, we can often work with you to customize this web design process to meet your deadline. Just let us know what sort of timeline you’re working with and we can recommend the best way to make it happen!

 

Let’s Discuss Your Project

Have questions or want to learn more about making a website using our platform? Get in touch today! We look forward to learning more about your nonprofit’s goals and seeing if our platform may be a good fit.

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From The Wired Impact Community

Here’s what our clients and the Wired Impact team say about the web design process.

 

From the very first contact with Wired Impact through the completion of the process, we experienced their commitment to helping non-profits thrive. The time they spent to get to know our organization and our challenges was far and above what we have experienced with other companies before. Thank you for having built a company that offers expertise, creativity, and great service!

– Ann Baltz, OperaWorks

Alexa Cromwell

There’s a wonderful moment at the start of a new website when a client starts to feel really comfortable with our team—that their goals are also our goals. We genuinely care about each organization we work with, and I think our approach to nonprofit websites reflects the amount of joy we take in simply helping others.

– Alexa Cromwell, Project Manager

You made the process as painless as possible. You spoke at our level, you didn’t make us feel ignorant when we asked what had to be incredibly dumb questions. But most impressive and important to us was your personal attention and how important you made our cause feel. We truly felt your commitment to our mission and to helping us communicate that mission in an easy-to-follow way to our donors.

– Patti Gustafson, Swifty Foundation

Wired Impact helped break down what could’ve been an overwhelming project into very manageable chunks. And it was very helpful to have a team who had experience working with nonprofits of all sizes, as we knew that feedback and suggestions were grounded in what has and hasn’t worked for others.

– JR Russ, DC Alliance of Youth Advocates