11 Resources for Launching a Nonprofit Website

By Posted in - Digital Strategy & Web Design on July 28th, 2015 0 Comments Web Design Content Creative Website Responsive Concept

Think of your website as your organization’s ‘home’. Visitors may get to you through social media, email or AdGrants, and when they do, it must be crystal clear who you are and what your organization is about. We’ve worked with numerous nonprofits large and small build their digital presence, oftentimes starting first with a core website design. Whether you are creating a website for the first time, revamping your site, or looking for design inspiration, these articles will help you create your digital dream home.

1. Design Nonprofit Websites like a Rockstar

Even the smallest nonprofits can be design rockstars. These free tools make web design testing easy: usability, interface, directing the eye and A/B testing different versions. Seriously cool and seriously efficient.

2. 6 Tips to Create an Eye-Catching Infographic for Your Nonprofit

A key component of nonprofit digital marketing is using eye-catching visuals to engage your audience and attract new supporters. Use this infographic to create an eye-catching informational image for your nonprofit!

3. Learn From Video Game Designers

Attracting and maintaining supporters is all about human connection. Storytelling, personal questions and adorable characters are just the beginning of this brilliant approach to web design.

4. Plan Your Next Site

With effective site-planning, you can open doors to reach new audiences and deepen engagement with existing followers. A well-planned site can go beyond incremental improvements to become a transformative catalyst for new discussions and organizational change.

5. Test Use Cases with CodePen

Need to build a reduced test case to demonstrate and figure out a bug? CodePen is great for that. Want to show off your latest creation and get feedback from your peers? CodePen is great for that. Want to find examples of a particular design pattern for your project? Codepen is great for that. CodePen is just great.

6. 4 Tips for Nonprofit Website Projects

One key question that is often overlooked when designing or building a nonprofit website is “which content management system (CMS) is going to be used”? A good CMS is critical to the long-term success of the website. Here are some notes that could prove helpful in your decision of which type of CMS to use.

7. Why Developers Always Say No

Web developers aren’t grumpy, overly-pragmatic naysayers. They’re just misunderstood. Find out their real reasons for saying no here.

8. The Impact of Social Media Share Buttons

Share buttons can be easily added and make it simple for users to share your page. It seems like a no-brainer to include one on every website you design. However, these buttons may cost you performance. Here’s why.

9. Five Minute Nonprofit Website Check Up

Although you look at your nonprofit’s website every day, sometimes you need to step back and examine it with a fresh pair of eyes. This brief website health checkup can be completed in less time than it takes to brew a pot of coffee, and it requires no special computer skills or programs.

10. More Than 800 Algorithms are Now at your Fingertips

Algorithmia is the app store for algorithms. The website’s library of 800+ algorithms is a developer’s dream. From auto-taggers to summarizers, find your favorite plug-in on Algorithmia.

11. 7 of the Best Popup Scripts and Plugins for Every Project

When combined with other marketing initiatives such as split testing, landing pages and continuous conversion optimization, pop-ups can deliver better user experiences.

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