5 Warning Signs Your Nonprofit Website Stinks

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you not getting enough donations or volunteers signing up through your website? Are you worried your nonprofit website could be better? How can you make a better website? So with these goals in mind, how can you tell if your nonprofit website stinks?

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).

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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!

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?

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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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.

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!

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.

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.

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

Getting Attention

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.

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.

30 Steps to Guide Your Nonprofit Website Redesign

EveryAction

At EveryAction, we know redesigning nonprofit websites can be an overwhelming process. We believe a successful nonprofit requires a strong digital presence an d that a strong website is the foundation of any successful digital campaign. nonprofit website redesign nonprofit websites

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.

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.

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.

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

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. Communication that leads supporters to your website is important for connecting with your donors.

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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Make Your Websites Friendly to Seniors (a.k.a. Donors)

Non Profit Marketing 360

But if both facts were that obvious, you would think people who know the side upon which their bread is buttered would work a little harder to make their websites easier for their primary beneficiaries to use. The post Make Your Websites Friendly to Seniors (a.k.a.

Is Your Website Up to Par?

Ann Green

One thing you need to do before you switch from going to the beach to apple picking is to make sure your website is up to par. How does your website fare? Make it an entryway to the rest of your website. Is your website mobile-friendly?

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.

What’s wrong with the words on planned giving websites?

iMarketSmart

Now that I have your attention, I’m actually going to tell you that the problem with planned giving websites doesn’t begin with the words. If you owned a car wash, would you get your employees to write the copy on your website?

Website Design: What’s In, What’s Out

Non Profit Marketing 360

Branded Out Loud, a blog about communications design, offers its list of what’s cool and what’s yesterday’s news on nonprofit websites, with plenty of visuals to make the point. Nonprofit design Graphic design Information Graphic website

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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. Is your website mobile and tablet friendly?

10 Helpful Fundraising Websites

Fundraiser Ideas

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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

Oh My! New Website! What do you think?

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you have a service, a product, and a lot of facets to your personality too, and would like to have a website that reflects that, I advise you to RUN to the phone, and call Steve Havelka. And one of the best parts about this website?

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

Getting Attention

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.