Web Design

2 Simple Strategies to Increase Donations Using Your Website
September 1, 2014

Are you utilizing the right tools and strategies to optimize the amount of online donations you receive? Here, we’ll explain two simple strategies for improving your organization’s corporate-giving metrics by making just a few simple edits to your website.

So Fast Google Can't Ignore You: Donations Optimized for SEO
September 1, 2014

So much rides on our search engine rankings. In Canada, 3 percent to 6 percent of donated dollars go to international charities. It’s a very competitive marketplace for all nonprofits and extremely competitive for international charities. Advertising can be effective, but it’s also costly. Search engine optimization (SEO) allows us to capture the attention of the niche market of people who may want to make an overseas donation.

The Heart of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Operations: The Website
August 6, 2014

As peer-to-peer fundraising continues to establish itself as a major pillar in the nonprofit sector, fundraisers must make sure they provide the best experience for their participants and volunteer fundraisers. And that starts with the website.

3 Ways to Enhance Your Email Performance
July 1, 2014

Mobile email open rates continue to climb, and there are major impacts of this trend on your nonprofit. Here are three things this trend will drive your nonprofit to address should you want to continue to use email to engage and fundraise.

Insights From DMA Nonprofit Digital Day: Make It Easy!
June 11, 2014

The DMA Nonprofit Federation’s Nonprofit Digital Day opened with Mikaela King from Defenders of Wildlife, Sean Powell of The Engage Group, Heather Marsh of ABD Direct and Peter Kaizer of Aquilent (former digital director of Catholic Relief Services). The panel, titled “Digital Fundraising 101,” discussed the basics of online acquisitions, email campaigns, Web marketing and social media.

Although much of the panel’s morning session focused on how to use content messaging and search engine marketing to acquire new constituents, one of the biggest takeaways was the importance of making nonprofit websites as user-friendly as possible.

19 Ways to Raise More Money From Your Donation Pages
May 22, 2014

Here are 19 ways to improve donation pages: Ditch the PayPal button. Write a powerful headline. Use less words. Limit paragraphs to two-three sentences. Use pictures. Use white space to direct the eye. Remove sidebars and navigation menu. Reduce steps to donate. Only ask for what's required. Write copy in the second person. Pick one call to action. Repeat the CTA three times. Use bullet points and numbered items. Use big fonts. Use big buttons. Keep it above the fold. Make it mobile. Optimize for search engines. Create a seamless donor experience across all channels.

4 Ways to Max Your Mobile for Diverse Demographics
April 28, 2014

If you look at your website’s Google Analytics, you’re likely to see that about a quarter of your website visitors come knocking on your door via mobile devices — that’s a lot! You’ll want to open your door, as it were, with a friendly smile on your face. So how can your organization be as approachable as possible via mobile? elow, we’ll cover: 1) making sure your website is responsive; 2) the importance of Instagram; 3) the rise of mobile messaging apps; and 4) tips for using responsive emails for impact.

Spring Cleaning Time on Your Website
April 16, 2014

We all know that first impressions really do count. In fact, research has confirmed that folks visiting your website form an impression in one-twentieth of a second, influencing their ratings of the site. So it makes you wonder — what are potential members, supporters or donors thinking about your website? Does it inspire trust? Are they motivated to stay a while or come back for more?

With the arrival of spring, maybe now is a good time to think about a little spring cleaning on your website.