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5 Reasons to Invest in Your Nonprofit Website

Sarah Henry October 08, 2019, by Sarah Henry

Think of your website as a store. When you walk inside, you should feel safe and comfortable in a reputable establishment, one that’s well-maintained, provides a delightful, frictionless experience, and is responsive to the customer’s needs. Without these things, you won’t be spending your time or money inside. Donors and constituents of your[…]

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The Need to Knows of a Microsite

Emma Wolfe December 04, 2018, by Emma Wolfe

I don’t know about you all, but I love tiny things. My favorite of course being a tiny pig in rain boots, but my second favorite tiny thing is a microsite. We get a ton of questions about microsites from nonprofits so we are here to settle the score. First, for those of you who don’t know and are currently asking “what the heck is a microsite?”, we got[…]

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3 Ways to Ensure Donor Database and Online Donation Page Harmony

Steven Shattuck July 30, 2018, by Steven Shattuck

On average, retention rates are lower through online channels that offline.

One reason for this could be a lack of seamlessness between online donation pages and the donor databases that constituent info is fed into. Not only can it give the donor a bad experience, but it can also create a lot of work for the fundraiser.

Here are three tips for ensuring[…]

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Why Google Web Fonts Rock

Emma Wolfe July 24, 2018, by Emma Wolfe

We are here to make an argument, an argument about font. When font only existed in print, it was easy. Designers knew that the design they created was going to appear as they wanted it to. Enter the modern era, the era of web design where type renders differently on a screen. There are a ton of different things that affect how text will show up from[…]

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Best LGBTQ Websites 2018

Emma Wolfe June 04, 2018, by Emma Wolfe

It’s officially June and that means it’s Pride Month. For those that don’t know, each June we celebrate our fellow LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and HIV/AIDS +) earth dwellers with a month of love. Although Pride started only as a one-day celebration, it’s grown to encompass a month-long series of events celebrating LGBTQ[…]

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Setting Your Directory Management Tool Up Right

Kyle McClure March 12, 2018, by Kyle McClure

Communities depend on nonprofit organizations to be information and resource centers, but it isn’t always easy to get ahold of tangible materials. Sending in a request and waiting for your box of mailers via snail mail is a thing of the past. Those pesky tasks such as PDF downloads, email forwarding and social media sharing can be done through a[…]

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4 Ways Your Website's Donation Page Turns Supporters Off

Noah Barnett March 07, 2018, by Noah Barnett

Did you capture more online donations in 2017 than you did in 2016? If so, then you’re in good company. In fact, online fundraising continues to grow exponentially from year to year. In 2016, over 7% of all nonprofit revenue was a result of online giving.  That’s huge!

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How Good Design Leads to More Donations

William Schmidt September 21, 2017, by William Schmidt

As today’s websites continue to heighten the standard for good design, peoples’ expectations of your own site and campaign pages are raised just as high. It’s essential for your organization to not only meet this new standard of excellence, but to truly “wow” your supporters with well-designed materials.

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How to Fund Your Nonprofit Website

Sara Lowe September 07, 2017, by Sara Lowe

This post was updated from a previous post from June 2016. 

Today, people instinctively turn to the web to gather information about almost anything, whether they are getting the latest world news, seeking advice, or simply looking for an address. The web is where it's at, making your nonprofit’s website a crucial element for your organization. It’s not[…]

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What Actually Is Google AMP And How Does It Work?

Stefanie Pous November 23, 2016, by Stefanie Pous

In 2015, Google launched a new project called Google AMP, or accelerated mobile pages. These are pages that are mobile-optimized using a highly specific formula and are created to “load instantly everywhere.”

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