Are you looking for a better website design for your nonprofit or charity? We work with nonprofits to help them improve their branding, reach their goals, and market more effectively. We understand that design is only a piece of your success and want to help you improve your overall online presence while not hindering your resources.
In the long run, we want to not only build you a better website, but also be a partner to help you reach the next level, reach a bigger audience and make a bigger impact in the world.
3 Critical Components:
What Makes a Good Nonprofit Website?
A great looking site can help you connect better with your audience. Whether your visitor is someone needing your help, or someone wanting to help you, a professional looking site will instill confidence and help them connect with you better.
Beyond looking good though, your site needs to offer a great user experience and nonprofit website design best practices. This means having a navigation that gets them to the right place quickly. It means not wasting space with fluff that offers no value. It means your site should at all times speak to the right audience and be consistently on-brand and communicate a clear purpose. Remember... Less is more. Your site should be well-designed but well-designed should look simple. Don't lose focus on your content. It's your words and images that should move the audience to take part. For that, you'll need a good content management system that will let you easily create new content.
Content Management Systems
What is a content management system (CMS)?
It's a system that you can log into for the purposes of creating new pages and posts for your website.
Why do you need a CMS?
Because your site isn't frozen in time when you launch it. Over time you should be creating blog posts to share on social media, new content pages to communicate with your audience, event pages to spread awareness of events, and all sorts of other stuff.
There are lots of content management systems available. Some of the most popular include WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. We build nonprofit websites exclusively on WordPress. We know there are a lot of Drupal fans out there, but WordPress gives us a lot more available features and developer tools to use. What does this mean to you? It means you can get a lot more site for a smaller amount of money.
Custom design to build confidence in people to work with you
Improved user experience to help people better engage
Better navigation to help people learn more about you
Online donation to boost fundraising
Event calendars to increase attendance
Optimized for speed for better performance and search
Social media integration to amplify your reach on social
Custom forms to save time, learn about your audience, and get great ideas
Email list building to build interest, volunteers, and your donor list
Integrated video for better messaging
Responsive design so it will look good on all devices without having to zoom in
Content management system to let you easily publish content without tech support
Nonprofit Web Design Costs
Assigning the right budget to your project is an important variable. If you're an established nonprofit, allocating a larger budget to your project can get better results. It's important to note that a lot of grants for non-profits exist to help with technical aspects of their business like IT and website design. These are definitely options to consider.
A lot of nonprofits don't have a huge budget, though. We understand and we know that you have to start somewhere. The good news is we have some options, even for those with the smallest budgets. If you're on a really tight budget, we have some options for you. Check out Assistance for Nonprofits.