Web Design

Have you seen the new FS Web site?
February 2, 2010

Check out the new FS Web site at fundraisingsuccessmag.com. And look out for our new blog, Outrageous Hope! If you like what you see, sign up for an RSS feed, leave a comment, drop us a line. If you don't, then let us know that too!

February 1, 2010

Back in 2008, many Americans got their first taste of social networking for good through the Web site mybarack
obama.com (or "MyBO" as it came to be known). The site engaged Barack Obama supporters online with a goal of inspiring action offline — attending events, canvassing, phone banking and, of course, donating.

Web Watch: Relaunching a Grand Old Web Site
January 1, 2010

Since the 2008 elections, the Republican Party has been revisiting its image with an eye toward appealing to young people and independents. As part of that process, it recently relaunched ?GOP.com, with a new design, updated content, a social-networking component and social-media integration. Fire up your Web browser and check it out — I'll wait.

Sector Report: Fundraising 2009-2010
January 1, 2010

Lynn Edmonds, president, L.W. Robbins Associates
Loyal donors are being conservative but holding on. Since the spring, we have seen a slight increase in giving in some audiences but not all. And in certain cases, we have been able to reactivate lapsed donors by decreasing the gift asks.

"How Does My Online Donation Page Look?" = The Wrong Question
November 18, 2009

For many of you the upcoming holiday season will be the busiest time of the year for donations, and an increasing portion of those donations are arriving via your Web site. As a result, more of you are paying attention to your online donation pages. If you’re like many of our clients, all kinds of people are providing input, opinion and even demands about what your online donation pages should look like: "Center this." "Add that image." "Add this video." "Make it look more like that other charity’s donation page." Any of this sound familiar?

Blackbaud Sphere Grow Provides Nonprofits a Solution and Strategy for Online Success
November 13, 2009

Charleston, S.C., November 13, 2009 — Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB), the leading global provider of software and related services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, today announced the release of Blackbaud Sphere Grow™. This new “Grow” version of the company’s popular web-based emarketing and event fundraising solution, Blackbaud Sphere, provides nonprofits an affordable turn-key solution with a guided implementation and ongoing consulting services.

Vreebit.com Helps Nonprofits and Their Supporters Turn Communication Into Donations With New Program
November 13, 2009

Southfield, MI, November 11, 2009 — Vreebit.com has just announced the launch of its “Leaping For” program, transforming its popular networking and communications website into a powerful fundraising platform for nonprofit organizations. Michigan-based Vreebit.com is known for integrating social networking and professional collaboration tools with a virtual currency system, and this technology is at the core of its new efforts to help Vreebit users benefit nonprofit causes. With the release of its Leaping For program, Vreebit.com matches the rewards its users already receive for their site activities with real donations to the nonprofit partner of their choice.

The Humane Society of the United States Launches New Web Site
November 11, 2009

November 10, 2009 — The Humane Society of the United States launched a new Web site Tuesday. The newly designed site leverages the power of video and stories to engage supporters in the organization’s work to protect animals.