It’s Today! Google Test Your Website

Getting Attention

If your website isn’t responsive or optimized for mobile devices, you should be worried. Websites that are optimized for mobile devices will receive the highest SEO rankings. If Your Website ISN’T Mobile-Friendly, Consider a Responsive Retrofit.

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How Great Website Design Drives Connection & Action

Getting Attention

Thanks to guest blogger Alex McLain, who designs engaging websites for nonprofits as a member of the Wired Impact team. Creating a new website for your nonprofit is a mind-boggling task. You’ve got a million questions reeling through your head throughout the process, but one of the key questions to consider is: “How important is the role of design in our website?” Here are 10 ways great visual design drives website impact : 1.

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You HAVE Your Killer App: Your Website

Getting Attention

Way back when , when social media was new-ish (let’s say 2007), I used this classic baseball analogy to illustrate how social media fit into the communications universe. 1) Website as home base, with email as pitcher (no hits without the pitcher).

Nonprofit Websites that Work: Showcase Your Personality, Passion & Impact

Getting Attention

Yesenia founded Smart Cause Digital where she builds and grows smart websites. A couple of months ago, I finally gave my business website the same love and attention that I bring to nonprofit clients’ sites. So glad to welcome guest blogger Yesenia Sotelo!

3 Powerful Tools to Help You Optimize Your Nonprofit Website

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Want to make your website better? Or, you can refine and test your own website. Find out what your users think and do on your website with these three optimization tools. What tools do you use to optimize your website? via GIPHY.

Website Content for Homeless People?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

He says most of those websites are donor-centric or all about the organization itself. If you know of an agency that serves homeless people with good content for that clientele on their website, please share in the comments!

Why Visitors Abandon Your Website (And How to Fix It)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Don’t let your website visitors get away! The website’s design had been created to mimic popular viral news sites like Buzzfeed. Many nonprofits have a website design that serves their needs or tastes but doesn’t serve their constituents as effectively as it could.

3 tips to dramatically increase website donations

Wild Woman Fundraising

When they come to your website, how can you help them take the leap and give to you? When I saw how they were putting the stories of each person they helped on their website, I knew that the multi-social service nonprofit I worked for should also make “modules&# of each program.

Before and After – This Website Redesign Lowered Bounce Rates Significantly

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Your bounce rate is the percentage of visitors to your website who navigate away from the site after viewing only one page. It means you need to redesign your website! If our website was better…” My first year at Iona Senior Services, I heard this phrase more times than I can count.

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Writing a Donor Centered Website

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You can’t just add a “Donate” button to your nonprofit’s website and expect it to be successful. Like all of your communications, your website needs to focus on your potential donor. What do potential donors want to see when they visit your website?

8 Tips for a Mobile-Friendly Nonprofit Website

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The mobile Web is rapidly becoming a key way to communicate your message to donors; it’s important that your nonprofit website isn’t giving them a bad impression. . Try these best practices to help optimize your nonprofit website for mobile use and make your pages smartphone friendly: 1.

Make Your Nonprofit Website an Email Capturing Machine

Getting Attention

Guest blogger Yesenia Sotelo founded Smart Cause Digital where she builds and grows smart websites. Take these three steps to turn your organization’s website into an email-capturing machine… Is your nonprofit interested in any of these email-friendly goals… Raise money. You want to capture a website visitor’s attention when they’re most interested and inspired… like when they just read a great article!

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Nonprofits Grew Online Giving, Website Traffic & Social Media Fans in 2013

J Campbell Social Marketing

Monthly website traffic grew by 16% in 2013. Here is a nifty infographic they created for it: The post Nonprofits Grew Online Giving, Website Traffic & Social Media Fans in 2013 appeared first on J Campbell Social Marketing.

Fundraisers … Grade Your Website

The Agitator

So when it comes to websites, I focus on content and engagement yields. So when I saw this pitch from Hubspot to run a website through their ‘Website Grader’ , I was intrigued. I confess. I’m no techie. My sweet spot is more in analyzing data and issues.

Improve your nonprofit website by moving down the ladder

Wild Woman Fundraising

But you have to give them something to do on your website aside from listing your email address. It goes into detail to helps you convert website visits to donations. website

10 Tips to Improve Your Nonprofit Website

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Here are just a few tips on making your website more effective: 1. Include social sharing links on every page of your nonprofit website. Look at your website from the visitor''s perspective. If you were a first-time visitor to your website, would you understand the mission of your organization? Think of your blog as your website''s little buddy. Get More Online Donations Make your nonprofit website work for you.

Extreme Website Makeover: From Ick to Slick!

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I also adore a good nonprofit website makeover, though they are harder to find than reruns of Stacy and Clinton steering women away from shapeless clothes. Most nonprofit websites are still at the “before” stage. I’ll confess it right here: I love a good makeover show.

Re-designing your nonprofit website and other things that are sent to try us

Wild Woman Fundraising

Have you ever tried to redesign your nonprofit website? Here’s a quick checklist of things you need to get clear on before you redesign your nonprofit website, straight from the book, “Don’t Make Me Think&# by Paul Krug. Does this website make us look attractive to donors, funders and the community? What are some successful websites we could look at in terms of fundraising? Don’t assume you know how the donor is going to look at the website.

Is your charity website ready for Mobilegeddon?

Giving in a Digital World

To check that your site passes the test you simply type-in your website URL and hit ‘Analyze’ – and within a minute or so you’ll know if you can rest easy or if you need to send your web team an urgent email.

10 Amazing Nonprofit Websites

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

A few weeks ago I shared tips for assessing whether or not a visitor would consider your nonprofit’s website open for business. Remember: having a great nonprofit website isn’t about the flashiest design or the most cutting-edge technology, it’s about whether or not you can immediately communicate your message to a visitor and inspire them to act. What are your favorite examples of nonprofit website excellence

Is Your Nonprofit's Website Driving Donors Away?

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I''ve got a few questions to run by you to figure out if your nonprofit''s website is doing all it can to bring in donations. people can''t possibly spend as much time maintaining and updating an organization''s website as an outside firm could. This is a test.

Clearer Content is THE Priority for Nonprofit Website Success: Part One

Getting Attention

There’s nothing more important than ensuring your website – your organization’s homebase online — is easy-to-use (a.k.a. Unfortunately, such content is rarely found on nonprofit websites.

3 New Year's Resolutions for Your Nonprofit Website

EveryAction

why not make some resolutions around your website? And once you get through these quickly, take a look at our 30 Steps to Redesign Your Nonprofit Website The new year is a perfect time to make some changes.

Inspiration for your Nonprofit Website Design

EveryAction

Let me ask you a question: How does your organization''s website look? Happy with it

Picture Perfect: 8 Free Stock Photography Websites for Nonprofits

EveryAction

Stock photos are a problem. On the one hand, they’re a great way to make your content more interesting and attractive by emphasizing a point, breaking up text, or just by helping you stand out from the crowd

How You Can Revise Your Website, Raise Your Gifts 30%

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6 Ways Nonprofits Are Getting Online Fundraising All Wrong

J Campbell Social Marketing

2) Online fundraising does not work if your website sucks. My favorite articles about online fundraising & giving reveal this crucial fact – the reason why many nonprofits are lousy at raising money online is because their websites are terrible.

How to Attract Corporate Partners with Your Nonprofit Website

Selfish Giving

Of course, nonprofits know this, but their websites often lack the content businesses are looking for to move them through the sales funnel from awareness to consideration to partnership. Do you remember back in 2011 when Google introduced the Zero Moment of Truth (or ZMOT) ?

Redesigning your website? Read this.

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Last week I shared several ways to get your nonprofit’s website ready for year-end fundraising. If a website redesign is on your to-do list for 2014, these elements should be top of mind. Of course, there is a lot more to consider when taking on a major website project.

Managing Content on the National Wildlife Federation’s Website

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Ever wonder how national nonprofits with hundreds of staff manage all that content on their websites? Kristin has agreed to do a series of blog posts for us later this spring, as NWF more fully develops its “governance&# structure for managing the website.

Creating Website Content: What Do Your Visitors Really Want?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Your website is out there for all to see. So how can you create website content that all kinds of potential visitors will find interesting and engaging? To keep it simple, let’s group your website visitors into three categories: Strangers: People who know nothing about you. What kind of content does your website need for each of these groups? If someone knows nothing about your organization and lands on your website, what’s the first thing you want them to see?

Is your nonprofit website open for business?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Is your nonprofit website sending the right message to potential donors? Here are the top issues that can scare visitors away from your nonprofit website (and how to fix them). Do some internal testing on your website to make sure all of your links are taking visitors where they should.

Should your planned giving website include a calculator page?

iMarketSmart

Sometimes our new clients get all jazzed about having a calculator on their planned giving website. And, after reviewing two of our client’s planned giving websites I found that I was right (at least for those two).

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5 Principles for a More Effective Nonprofit Website

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Your website is a critical resource for engaging with three important audiences: All of your constituents, including volunteers, alumni, members and advocacy supporters. Whether you plan a total redesign or just a few tweaks, a few simple changes to your website can make a big difference in how people perceive and interact with your cause. People do not read websites—they scan them. Put it on every page of your website.

Hidden Donor Frustration Experiences On Your Website

The Agitator

Somewhere in Fundraising Land right now there’s a meeting where folks are debating colors, content, navigation and other visible elements of their website.

Proof Point #1 — Prioritize Websites & Email

Getting Attention

Today’s Proof Point: Your website(s) and email marketing are the most important communications channels you have. Welcome to the Proof Point series of research findings for you to use when advocating for the marketing approaches you know are right.

How To Manage Your Small Nonprofit Website

Social Media Bird Brain

Image via City Learning Centre, Wolverhampton, UK One of your first acquisitions - maybe before you get your 501(c)(3) even - is a website. It's possible that some people may think that in these days of social media networks, a website is less important than before. redesign process social media website Small nonprofit Social networkBZZZ* Wrong. It's still the place people will go to find out more about your organization and its mission. Social networks are.

Craft a Positive “Page Not Found” Experience

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We’re so focused on “urgent” to-dos and right-now campaigns that it’s easy to overlook a valuable engagement opportunity: Your website’s “page not found” page (a.k.a. Follow my “Nonprofit Website Error Pages” Board on Pinterest.

Are Print, Email, Website and Social Media Equally Time Consuming?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you look at the preliminary results from our 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey, email marketing, print marketing, the website/blog and social media marketing are almost identical in the rankings for how much time nonprofit staff are spending on them.

7 Places You Can Get a Free Fundraising Website

Fundraiser Ideas

One of these resources is a free fundraising website platform. The following are seven of my favorite free fundraising websites. #1: This free fundraising website, GoFundMe.com , is super easy. YouCaring.com is a free fundraising website platform that is similar to GoFundMe.com. The creation of the website is point and click. Donators can purchase e-tickets directly from the website. Create Your Free Fundraising Website.

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