How Great Website Design Drives Connection & Action

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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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These 5 Website Mistakes Could be Costing You Donors

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Once a visitor reaches your website, they decide whether to stay or leave within the first ten seconds. To test the clarity of your messaging, ask a friend or family member to look at your website for ten seconds. Visitors expect a website to load in two seconds or less.

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It’s Today! Google Test Your Website

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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. Here’s how to keep your website traffic coming in through Google: For most organizations, between 30% and 50% of website traffic comes from mobile devices. Use Google’s free tool —Simply plug in your website address, and Google will tell you the good (or bad) news.

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You HAVE Your Killer App: Your Website

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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). But by now, for many of us, the role of social media has been moved back to the infield, with your website sticking hard at home base. Here are a few of the reasons websites live on and live strong.

3 Email List Building Pop-Ups for Your Website

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s a little preview of some of the website lightboxes or pop-ups we’ve seen and loved recently. Email List Management Nonprofit Technology and Software Website Design lightbox popupDuring Tuesday’s webinar , we’ll be sharing a ton of great nonprofit examples from our Inspiration Files. These are specifically for building your email list. We’ll share some used to generate donations on the webinar and on the blog later in the month.

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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. You have less than 25 seconds to make a good impression on first-time visitors to your website. What do potential donors want to see when they visit your website? They want – and you must provide – a Donor Centered Website.

4 Easy Ways to Prepare Your Website for End-of-Year Fundraising

EveryAction

One of the most important ways to prepare for the end-of-year fundraising season is updating your website, likely the easiest and one of the most common ways that supporters and the public interact with your organization. End of Year nonprofit websites fundraising

5 Ways Your Nonprofit Website Can Promote Planned Giving

EveryAction

Donors considering their legacy often turn to nonprofit websites for information, and what they find can make a big difference in their decision to pursue a planned gift to your organization. Here are how some top nonprofits, schools, and healthcare providers have optimized their websites to attract and inform donors who are interested in Planned Giving: 1. For both of these categories, featuring this information on your website in an area that is easy to find is important.

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

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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. Because I thought nonprofits wanted to work with an agency for their website. Cut out some of your homepage’s content —Feature just the content that directly and succinctly answers these website visitor questions: What do you do?

Website Content for Homeless People?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I saw this tweet from Mark Horvath of Invisible People and We Are Visible via Facebook yesterday: I followed up on Facebook with Mark and he said he couldn’t come up with any good examples of agencies that serve the homeless who actually had good content directed at homeless people on their websites. He says most of those websites are donor-centric or all about the organization itself.

Do you really need to buy a planned giving website?

iMarketSmart

You don’t need to buy a planned giving website. So, you don’t need a complex website to offer sophisticated giving options to your supporters and volunteers when most of that content will appeal to just 0.5% I prefer not to call them websites. But they aren’t websites. Don’t let your planned giving website vendor/salesperson mislead you. When was the last time a donor complemented you on your planned giving website?

Your New Website Demands Attention

Mission Minded

After months of developing your digital strategy, creating web-appropriate content, and designing and building a website that reinforces your brand, The post Your New Website Demands Attention appeared first on Mission Minded. Digital Nonprofit Web

The Best Essay Writing Website

SocialButterfly

On this website page, we surely have a sizable quantity of outstanding take a look at pieces of paper suggestions along quite a few subject matter fields. Everybody under the sun need to know that making is really really difficult.

How to Set Up The Donate Button and Start Collecting Donations On Your Website [Webinar Replay]

J Campbell Social Marketing

Are you able to collect donations directly from your website? With the new GoFundMe Charity Donate Button, it’s super simple to collect donations for your nonprofit through your own website with only a couple of clicks.

Does your website suck?

Get Fully Funded

If your website sucks, you may not be as successful as you’d like. I’ve looked at a lot of nonprofit websites. Many look as though they were thrown together at the last minute or were done in response to someone saying “We need a website.” Here are some things you can do now to get your website up to snuff. Make sure your organization is clearly identifed on the website. Put a list of your organization’s accomplishments somewhere on the website.

7 Reasons Why SMEs Say They Don’t Need a Good Website – and 7 Reasons Why They’re Wrong

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7 Reasons Why SMEs Say They Don’t Need a Good Website – and 7 Reasons Why They’re Wrong. When 90% of UK adults are online, having a website that doesn’t work for you is a huge mistake. They can simply be directed to your website.

Inspiration for your Nonprofit Website Design

EveryAction

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

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Writing a Donor-Centered Website [This Week]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You can’t just add a “Donate” button to your nonprofit’s website and expect it to be successful. Join us this week for Writing a Donor-Centered Website with Tom Ahern. Like all of your communications, your website needs to focus on your potential donor. You have less than 25 seconds to make a good impression on first-time visitors to your website. What do potential donors want to see when they visit your website?

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.

Proof Point #1 — Prioritize Websites & Email

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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. You’re the marketing and communications expert. But that doesn’t mean your boss, colleagues and/or board buy your recommendations.

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

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Guest blogger Yesenia Sotelo 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. Because I thought nonprofits wanted to work with an agency for their website. Feature just the content that directly and succinctly answers these website visitor questions: What do you do?

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

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There’s nothing more important than ensuring your website – your organization’s homebase online — is easy-to-use (a.k.a. Website usability expert Jakob Nielsen recently studied the usability of 23 nonprofit websites and his findings pave the way to improving the impact of your website. Unfortunately, such content is rarely found on nonprofit websites. Please share your strategies for strengthening your website (and other) content here.

10 Helpful Fundraising Websites

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Following are 10 helpful fundraising websites. PayPal.com – PayPal is the leading payment-transferring website on the Internet. Facebook.com – Social networking can transform your fundraising from ordinary to extraordinary, which is why Facebook is one of our 10 helpful fundraising websites. Use this website to get the word out about your fundraising efforts. Your fundraising website will be more successful if you use the SEO tools taught on this site.

How to Get Your Website in Good Shape

Ann Green

Unlike social media, you control your website. How does your website fare? Make it an entryway to the rest of your website. Do you periodically survey your supporters to get feedback about your website? Is your website mobile-friendly?

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

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. The lesson we learned that day was simple: if you craft a website strategy without considering your audience, even the best-laid plans can fail miserably. Many nonprofits have a website design that serves their needs or tastes but doesn’t serve their constituents as effectively as it could. Spencer Brooks.

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. Besides going to the gym more and eating less sugar (which you’re totally going to succeed at. right?), At EveryAction, we believe in setting goals that are achievable. Here are some new year’s resolutions that anyone can accomplish.

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! Mentoring Program participant Rosie Aquila of Iona Senior Services shares how her organization drastically lowered their bounce rates with a website designed with the audience in mind. 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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Don’t Redesign Your Website (Yet)

Mission Minded

You may look at your nonprofit’s website and worry that it looks woefully out of date. The post Don’t Redesign Your Website (Yet) appeared first on Mission Minded. Maybe it doesn’t function. Blog Digital Nonprofit Branding Nonprofit Web

Nonprofit Marketing Wake-Up Call — 3 Right-Now Website Revisions

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I was shaken by new stats on a crucial shift in online user behavior– only 5 to 15% of your website users are coming in through your home page. Schwartz Nancy Schwartz nonprofit branding Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing tagline usability website website development website strategy Tags: High-Impact Websites gerry mcgovern Getting Attention home page jakob neilsen Nancy E.

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. Most of us have accessed websites on mobile devices. In fact, a few people might be visiting your website on mobile devices right now. Go on to the third question and see if you passed the website donor test with flying colors.

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. Crazy Egg lets you see what your website visitors are doing with heat maps (a picture of where people click on your website), scroll maps (shows how far down the page people are scrolling to help determine where they abandon your page) and more. What tools do you use to optimize your website?

Ditch Your Nonprofit Website Slider or Carousel and Do This Instead

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We are planning to refresh our website design later in the year, but there’s one thing we decided to get rid of sooner than later: the image slider we had at the top of our homepage. Do Rotating Sliders Help or Hurt Your Website?

Make Your Nonprofit Website an Email Capturing Machine

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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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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.

Is Your Website in Good Shape?

Ann Green

As summer winds down and you start getting ready for year-end fundraising, you need to make sure your website is in good shape. How does your website fare? Make it an entryway to the rest of your website. Do you periodically survey your supporters to get feedback about your website? Is your website mobile and tablet friendly? Your goal is to have a website that’s welcoming and audience-centered for everyone from first-time visitors to long-time donors.

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.

3 Keys to Making Your Nonprofit Website Mobile Optimized

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If you''ve ever accessed the Internet from a smartphone, chances are good that you''ve had the unpleasant experience of trying to navigate a website full of tiny text and miniscule links. Unfortunately, if your nonprofit hasn''t yet optimized its website for smartphones , you could also be frustrating potential donors, volunteers, and supporters. Communication that leads supporters to your website is important for connecting with your donors.

Website em toda parte – Desenvolvendo para smartphones

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Usando muito mais do 75% dos consumidores on-line tendo entrada a smartphones e tablets, e especialmente essencial de que seu website mesmo que compativel usando todos esses dispositivos para garantir de que o visitante possua uma base de clientes leal. Abaixo, listei alguns pontos importantes de que ajudarao voce a otimizar seu website para celular para aumentar a qualidade isso.

Website Words to Live By

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Here are some of the most important takeaways from our Speed Consulting for Nonprofit Websites webinars, featuring Mark Rovner and Alia McKee SeaChange Strategies along with our own Katya Andresen. Interaction with your organization's website should be easy and fulfilling. Your job is the be the advocate of the website visitor. Also visit: More Websites that Rock. Check out the websites we reviewed during the webinar.

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How to Plan a New Website Without Your Head Exploding

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If your website is stuck in the past, it may be time for an upgrade. Planning a brand new website for the OEC overwhelms me when I think about it as a whole. For that website, and this one, my role is project manager, responsible for moving the website from idea to launch. My colleague, Jodi Segal, is responsible for the website contracts, budgeting, and reporting. As we began the project, I forbade myself to think about the website as a whole at all.

What’s Happening in July? Better Websites, Simple Rules, and a Pass Sale

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Online Training: July 10 & 11: Writing a Donor Centered Website. Learn how a few changes to your website and donation pages can make all the difference. Better Websites, Simple Rules, and a Pass Sale appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog.

Top 10 Things Donors Want from Your Nonprofit’s Website

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Do you post info on your website that proves your nonprofit status? Tags: Internet Resources Website/Internet Gail Perry nonprofit website Thanks to my buddy Gail Perry for today’s post. www.gailperry.com ). . Did you know that most donors check out your web site before they make a gift? – whether they are giving on line or through the mail.