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3 Ways to Promote Matching Gifts on Your Website

Hillary Skeffington November 30, 2015, by Hillary Skeffington

Editor’s Note: This week’s blog post is brought to you by Double the Donation's founder, Adam Weinger. Double the Donation helps nonprofit organizations and schools increase fundraising from corporate matching gift and employee volunteer grant programs.

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7 Nonprofit Website Strategies from the 2016 Presidential Candidates

Hillary Skeffington October 05, 2015, by Hillary Skeffington

The 2016 Presidential campaign is in full swing as Democratic and Republican primary debates start to pick up and hopefuls launch their campaigns. We always hear about how difficult running a presidential campaign can prove to be. Candidates must develop their campaign which includes building a platform, choosing a slogan, designing a logo, etc. From[…]

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7 Ways to Ruin Your Nonprofit's Call to Actions

Hillary Skeffington September 09, 2015, by Hillary Skeffington

As Part III of our blog series on Call to Actions comes to fruition, let’s reflect on what we’ve concluded up until now. We’ve mulled over 6 vital optimization tips, and we’ve jumped headfirst into 3 case studies of credible nonprofits and how their CTAs could improve. In these 2 info-packed articles, we’ve covered a lot of ground, reiterated and[…]

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10 Quick Tips to Improve Your Nonprofit's Web Presence

Hillary Skeffington September 02, 2015, by Hillary Skeffington


1. Screenshot Test

Take a screenshot of your nonprofit’s home page and ask 5-10 people (depending on how many volunteers you can gather) to look at the image for 5 seconds. After 5 seconds, have them tell you as much as they can about the home page.

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6 Key Attributes Successful Nonprofits Have in Common

Hillary Skeffington August 25, 2015, by Hillary Skeffington


As a nonprofit web design agency, Elevation has worked closely with a large variety of nonprofit organizations. As part of our design process, we first try to understand the essence of the nonprofit- its history, its goals, its team, etc. We believe this is essential in cultivating the best nonprofit website.

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Top 3 Nonprofit Call To Actions And How They Could Improve

Hillary Skeffington August 18, 2015, by Hillary Skeffington

You may have read our blog post a few weeks back that discussed 6 essential CTA tips for nonprofits. We covered a lot of ground in that post in hopes that it be a resource for organizations to create more inspiring and action-compelling CTAs. However, it's impossible to cover all there is to know about CTAs in one blog post...not even 2 would give it[…]

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6 Tips to Optimize Your Nonprofit's CTA and Improve Conversions

Hillary Skeffington August 04, 2015, by Hillary Skeffington


If you’re like most nonprofits perusing the web for various tips on how to improve your website, then you’ve probably read a blog or two on Call to Actions (CTAs). A nonprofit’s Call to Action is arguably the most important element of its website. A great CTA should transform visitors into donors, and should be the rallying point for getting users[…]

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Top 13 Nonprofit Online Donation Forms

Hillary Skeffington July 20, 2015, by Hillary Skeffington


There is a general consensus that nonprofits tend to lag when it comes to creating optimized, user-friendly, web-secure, and transparent donation forms. And truthfully so. Nonprofits tend to push online fundraising to the back-burner without realizing how having a great online donation form could positively impact the organization.

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The 10 Best Nonprofit Websites

Hillary Skeffington July 06, 2015, by Hillary Skeffington

Gone are the days when nonprofits didn't have to worry about web design and upcoming web trends. However, in today's increasingly technology-based world, nonprofit organizations must invest time and resources into building websites that inspire and spark change.

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5 Reasons to Update Your Nonprofit Website

Hillary Skeffington July 06, 2015, by Hillary Skeffington

1. Poor User-Experience

User-experience is one of the primary factors in creating a great website. A great user-experience is efficient, aesthetically pleasing, and easy-to-use. While this may seem like a no-brainer in the grand scheme of website design, many nonprofits fail to effectively provide a pleasant user experience for their visitors.

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