Web Design

Global 'Caring' Portal to Launch
November 4, 2009

November 3, 2009, BBC — The web portal, entitled Hope Plus, aims to offer online tools to enable social projects such as building schools and fighting pollution.

Social Solutions and Urban Institute to Create First Online Resource for Improving Nonprofit Performance
November 3, 2009

BALTIMORE,  November 3, 2009 — Social Solutions, the leading provider of performance management software for human services, and the Urban Institute a nonpartisan policy research organization are teaming up to create the Outcomes and Effective Practices Portal, the first comprehensive online resource to equip nonprofits with the information and measurement tools needed to enhance performance.

A Walk Through ?a Web Site Audit
November 1, 2009

Today, Web sites are like opinions — everyone has one. This is certainly true for just about every nonprofit organization in the country.

Charities Gain Fundraising Advantage With AssetFair.com
October 26, 2009

Fountain Hills, Ariz., October 23, 2009 — AssetFair.com, a leading online barter trade platform in the United States, has added a fundraising component to the company’s website.   Not-for-profit charities boasting 501-(c)-3 status are invited to post their wish list and actively solicit donations through a designated section on AssetFair.com website.

TowerCare and Civic Science to Deliver Market Research & Revenue Solutions for DonorPro Users
October 16, 2009

PITTSBURGH, PA, October 16, 2009 -- TowerCare Technologies, Inc., makers of the leading nonprofit fundraising software, DonorPro, is pleased to announce a partnership with Civic Science. Civic Science will provide a suite of low cost web applications for DonorPro clients to engage their prospects, donors, members and other stakeholders in high-value polling and marketing research. DonorPro clients will use the BallotBox Polling Widget(TM) to poll website visitors and build profiles of their online audience over time. The CS Panel Manager(TM) will allow nonprofits to build a sense of community among their most loyal and active stakeholders through an opt-in Online Advisory Panel. Additional information about these new tools can be found at www.towercare.com/civic-science.

More Than 1000 Fundraising Websites Created With BlackbaudNow
October 14, 2009

Charleston, S.C., October 14, 2009 — Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB), the leading global provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations announced today that since its launch in March 2009, BlackbaudNow™ has seen rapid adoption among nonprofit organizations and personal fundraisers.

3MinuteCharity.com Announces Worst Charity Website Ever Contest During Mozilla Service Week
September 21, 2009

Buffalo, NY, September 19, 2009 — 3MinuteCharity.com, a provider of nonprofit website + integrated donor management software, announced today the launch of The Worst Charity Website Ever contest to find 3 organizations whose websites are most in need of a makeover during Mozilla Service Week, a worldwide initiative to donate technology services to charity.

PURLs: A Fresh Tactic for Hard-Pressed Nonprofits
September 16, 2009

Today, improved technology means that personalized approaches to communication don't need to break the budget. Among the higher-tech options, nonprofits should consider personalized URLs  as a response vehicle for members and donors.

Six Steps to Optimizing Your Web Site for Search Engines
September 15, 2009

When someone searches a search engine on a word related to your cause, the search engine lists the sites it feels are most important and likely to be the best on a topic. Search engine optimization is all about polishing your Web site so that it appears high in search engine results.

In the Idealware webinar "Optimizing Your Web site for Search Engines" in June, presenter Laura Quinn, director of Idealware, discussed the basics of search engine optimization, tips for creating a site search engines can find and ensuring a search-friendly site architecture.