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Ten Ways To Make Your Nonprofit Website Simply Awesome

Ten Ways To Make Your Nonprofit Website Simply Awesome | Websites for Charities | Scoop.it
looking you in the eye 1024x410 Ten Ways To Make Your Nonprofit Website Simply Awesome. 7. Mobile Versions – Your website needs to adapt its design to iPads, iPhones, Androids and other devices. This is easy if you're using WordPress ...
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Radiant // Radiant WebTools

Radiant // Radiant WebTools | Websites for Charities | Scoop.it
Radiant WebTools is created by Radiant for the purpose of providing ministries, churches and Christian artists with an affordable web solution. Radiant WebTools is an online web content management system (CMS) for churches and ministries.

 

I am really impressed with the features of this website platform that make professional websites accessible for charities and non-profits.

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Ann Green's Nonprofit Blog: Summer Project Time - Give Your Website A Check Up

Ann Green's Nonprofit Blog: Summer Project Time - Give Your Website A Check Up | Websites for Charities | Scoop.it
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This article is definitely aimed at charities who fundraise with the public. A good check list. Also check out http://www.cccc.org/affinity_rwt Radiant is an inexpensive website building platform with loads of features.

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Idealware | Idealware

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If you are looking to redesign your website, the Idealware people are fabulous trainers. Worth your investment of time and $.

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4 Mobile Design Strategies for Content-Heavy Websites | NTEN

4 Mobile Design Strategies for Content-Heavy Websites | NTEN | Websites for Charities | Scoop.it
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Thinking Mobile in 2013 - Be Responsive | NTEN

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10 great tips on writing for the web

10 great tips on writing for the web | Websites for Charities | Scoop.it
Content is one of the most important aspects of your website. The copy (words) you choose is the main vehicle for your message, which after all is the whole purpose of your website. Follow our top ...
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100 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

100 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits | Websites for Charities | Scoop.it
The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. Many nonprofit professionals are overwhelmed by the all choices and as the Mobile Web and ...
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8 Twitter Best Practices | Social Media Today

8 Twitter Best Practices | Social Media Today | Websites for Charities | Scoop.it
Of all the popular social media channels, I’d say that Twitter is probably the most intimidating. But once you learn its unique language of tweets, hashtags, and handles, Twitter opens up a world of opportunities to promote your cause or business.
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Web Authority: How to Get It, Keep It and Advance It

Web Authority: How to Get It, Keep It and Advance It | Websites for Charities | Scoop.it
The most successful content producers, those who achieve authority, are those individuals that consistently provide stellar work day in and day out.
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I think the concept of research and news--solid content--it an important one. I would also add that we need to curate only the best content and help people navigate through all the noise in the channel.

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Fundraising Best Practices: Sharing the Results of Donating Online to 31 Nonprofits

Fundraising Best Practices: Sharing the Results of Donating Online to 31 Nonprofits | Websites for Charities | Scoop.it
Each year I select 31 Favorite Nonprofits to which I donate 10% of my webinar income. Part of the reason is a commitment to altruism, but I also use (for lack of a better word) these 31 nonprofits ...
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Good ideas to make the online donation process easier.

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29 tips to improve your nonprofit website’s landing pages

29 tips to improve your nonprofit website’s landing pages | Websites for Charities | Scoop.it
A landing page is a page on your website where you want visitors to complete a specific transaction, such as donating money or joining an email list.
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a wealth of practical tips...worth the read.

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Non Profit Website Design: Examples and Best Practices | Smashing Magazine

Non Profit Website Design: Examples and Best Practices | Smashing Magazine | Websites for Charities | Scoop.it
Non profit websites share many of the same best practices as any website. They need to be user friendly, easily navigable, and use appropriate fonts, colors, and other design elements.
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How to use microsites to better tell your nonprofit’s story

How to use microsites to better tell your nonprofit’s story | Websites for Charities | Scoop.it

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5 Web Design Trends To Watch Right Now

5 Web Design Trends To Watch Right Now | Websites for Charities | Scoop.it
Is your organization embarking on a website redesign in 2014? Here are five design trends to consider.
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Simple with a focus on content. That's the big news for websites.

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How to Create High-Quality Web Video Interviews

How to Create High-Quality Web Video Interviews | Websites for Charities | Scoop.it
Skype can be a great tool for creating high-quality web videos without exceeding your nonprofit's budget. Find out how a few minor investments and five simple tips can help you produce a video to help tell your organization's story.

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Want to meet with a potential donor, but they live halfway across the world? Use video conferencing! 

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Six Mobile Marketing Strategies for Nonprofits (SSIR)

Six Mobile Marketing Strategies for Nonprofits (SSIR) | Websites for Charities | Scoop.it
If your organization doesn’t have a mobile marketing strategy in place, it’s time to build one—here's how.
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It Slices, It Dices . . Google Analytics Advanced Segments! | npENGAGE

It Slices, It Dices . . Google Analytics Advanced Segments! | npENGAGE | Websites for Charities | Scoop.it
Don't be dismayed by the naming, Google Analytics advanced segments are really easy to use! Here's how to get more out of the reports you already use
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Katya's Non-Profit Marketing Blog

Katya's Non-Profit Marketing Blog | Websites for Charities | Scoop.it
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Mobile is gaining importance. This checklist is a good one reminding us that the smartphone experience is different than a desktop.

 

If you are using responsive design, these principles will also apply to you main pages, otherwise you are building two websites, which is inefficient to maintain, especially for charities. 

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A Short, Recent History of Nonprofit Website Design and Online Fundraising

A Short, Recent History of Nonprofit Website Design and Online Fundraising | Websites for Charities | Scoop.it
Nonprofit website design and online fundraising have dramatically changed in recent years due to the rapid rise of social media and mobile communications. Using the Wayback Machine - a website that...
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A great overview and practical example of website content changes in the last five years. Important to note that we have to help people deal with information overload when considering our new designs and messages. The result: a more focused message and less text.

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5 ways for non-profit websites to improve search engine optimization

5 ways for non-profit websites to improve search engine optimization | Websites for Charities | Scoop.it
A big part of website design and development is setting up each website to perform well in search results and encouraging each client to get in good habits...
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9 Simple Tips for Writing Persuasive Web Content - Enchanting Marketing

9 Simple Tips for Writing Persuasive Web Content - Enchanting Marketing | Websites for Charities | Scoop.it
Writing for the web is different than writing for print. Web visitors don't read pages, they scan. How can you get your message across? 9 simple tips to write persuasive web copy.
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Good advice. Hard to follow! Scan. Scan. Scan.

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10 sacred commandments for writing better online content | memeburn

10 sacred commandments for writing better online content | memeburn | Websites for Charities | Scoop.it
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Defining Website Success Before You Start Building | NTEN

Defining Website Success Before You Start Building | NTEN | Websites for Charities | Scoop.it
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Does Your Web Site Copywriting Inspire Passion?

Does Your Web Site Copywriting Inspire Passion? | Websites for Charities | Scoop.it
There always seemed to be this line between creative writing and business writing. Technical writers and people charged with web site copywriting wer
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Non Profit Website Design: Examples and Best Practices | Smashing Magazine

Non Profit Website Design: Examples and Best Practices | Smashing Magazine | Websites for Charities | Scoop.it
Non profit websites share many of the same best practices as any website. They need to be user friendly, easily navigable, and use appropriate fonts, colors, and other design elements.
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The Art Of Writing For The Web

The Art Of Writing For The Web | Websites for Charities | Scoop.it
Someone once asked me: how do users read on the web? My answer? They don’t.Internet users scan. They pick out individual words and se
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Natasha Pinczuk's curator insight, February 14, 2013 10:17 AM

Writing for the web is certainly different than writing for print. This article summarizes some helpful tips for re-orienting your writing for an online audience.