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Websites for Nonprofits

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  • do it cheapWhen it comes to websites, you get what you pay for. Unfortunately, in the nonprofit world, the “do it cheap” mentality is prevalent. I refer to this as the “executive director’s really smart nephew with a computer” problem.

  • Three Ways to Make Your Website Visitors HappierMeeting the needs of everyone who comes to your website can be a challenge. You need to provide the right types of tools. Put yourself in the shoes of your visitors. Here are three things you can do to make your users happier.

  • 8 Ways Your Website Can Say “We’re ExpertsYour nonprofit's website is the perfect platform for communicating not only about your organization & what it offers, but also about your cause and your field of expertise. Here are eight ways to start building your credibility.

  • Ten Ways to Make Your Readers Love You MoreWhether you’re updating your blog, adding content to a webpage or posting on social media, presenting content in bite-sized pieces makes it more palatable for readers. Here are content types likely to attract an audience.

  • Promoting Your Next Nonprofit EventIf you're interested in marketing your nonprofit organization's upcoming fundraisers, check out these major tips on how to promote your next philanthropic event. It all starts with reaching attendees a number of ways.

  • In building a website, a domain name should represent your mission. But how do you select the best domain for you? Check out these 5 steps to choosing a domain name that boosts engagement and drives traffic to your site.

  • In case you haven’t heard, Google wants to give you free advertising through their Google Ad Grants program. Once you’re approved and ready to write your text ads, here are five tips to get you going in the right direction.

  • Staying active on social media draws visitors to your website. If your nonprofit organization has already joined Pinterest, discover how you can utilize strategic "pinning" (or "saving") to drive traffic to your nonprofit's site.

  • Great donation pages can make your nonprofit's website a converting machine, which is why it’s important to be sure they’re well designed, clean, easy to navigate and optimized for supporters to take action.

  • If a one-time gift is good, recurring gifts are exponentially better. If you're ready to ramp up your efforts to secure more recurring donations for your nonprofit, here are three simple steps to get you started.

  • When it comes to your nonprofit website, a call to action is the very spot where you ask somebody to do something like donate or volunteer. When you’re ready to write a call to action on your website, keep these tips in mind.

  • Your nonprofit can have the most amazing website on the planet, but if nobody can find you, it’s just going to sit there to the sound of crickets. It's true. Here are five easy ways to optimize the content on your site for search.

  • Determining the best keywords is the first step to successful search engine optimization (SEO). Once you choose the correct ones, you can optimize your nonprofit’s website in order to climb to the top of search results.

  • As a nonprofit, having a user-friendly website is vital to boosting donations and growing your mission. Considering 70% of smartphone owners use phones daily to access the internet, your website must feature a responsive design.

  • With charitable giving at an all-time high, note that online fundraising is growing much faster than any other kind. As a nonprofit, you can grow your mission and boost online donations by following six simple best practices.

  • Some people like to get technical when talking about SEO, but, one of the most fundamental aspects of good search engine optimization is something you can easily accomplish right now: Adding fresh content to your website.

  • Nonprofits often struggle to develop a coherent marketing strategy for even their biggest and most important events. Next time you find yourself planning an event, consider these marketing methods to generate a buzz.

  • Positioning yourself as a thought leader means when you share your views on issues you champion, your opinions are taken as authoritative and influential. Here are three items to focus on regarding thought leadership.

  • When it comes to your online presence, you need more than a mission statement. You need a website that is both beautiful and functional. If you want to take your nonprofit to new heights, make sure you have these six tools.

  • The term "thought leader" can be somewhat overused, especially in the marketing world. But the credibility attached to being a thought leader in your field is important in establishing you and your nonprofit as an expert.

  • It’s important to position yourself as a safe and trusted organization. Your privacy policy cannot be an afterthought—it needs to be prominent and written so the average user can understand it without hiring a lawyer.

  • When it comes to your nonprofit’s website, landing pages may be the single most important thing for you to be concerned about this year. They’re critical for many reasons, including SEO—so let’s start with the basics.

  • You want to impact the world and be sure every dollar you spend helps accomplish your mission—that’s understandable. But sometimes the best way to change the world is to invest right back into your organization.

  • If you want to turn your website visitors into supporters, creating landing pages that convert should be at the top of your priority list. Here are five tips to giving your visitors the smooth landing they deserve.

  • Fundamentally, there are two groups that we need to consider when engaging our audience: prospects and supporters. Both are important and will help us master our online world. This is going to sound remarkably simple, and it is.

  • Looking for an increase in online donations? Consider optimizing your donate button, not just your website and your landing pages. Your donate button should act as an invitation to support your nonprofit. Research shows the color, size, location and the text on the donate button matter.

  • typing It’s important that every nonprofit organization understands how simple it can be to create an effective blogging strategy. But let’s address this question right off the bat: Who should blog? When? What should they discuss?

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