When your non profit organization decides to get a non profit website, one of the first and the most important things to do is to find a good provider and designer for you website. Such websites can’t look like other ordinary or corporate websites. As non profit organizations are not ordinary organizations, so the websites require the special non profit look.
It is not difficult to get a very good professional website for non profit organizations because there are many good non profit website providers. The main problem is to choose the good one. You should start with looking at non profit web templates. The companies that specialize with creating such websites and templates for non profits, usually have a big selection (more than one thousand templates usually) of templates for your website. You can look at the templates and see if they are attractive and professionally looking. If yes, then you will know that the website designing company for nonprofits is the good one.
Some of those companies will even give you such a template for free and they will build your whole website for you for free, if you also sign up for website web hosting with them, which is usually a good idea because they specialize with the web hosting for non profit organizations and know your web hosting needs very well.
But be careful not to choose the template only because of its beautiful looks. The non profit template for your website must include some tools that are very important and often really necessary in case of non profit websites.
Your Template Must Be Donor Friendly
Your template must be donor friendly. This is very important if your non profit organization like most non profit organizations depends on donations. Having the “donation button” placed on every page in a very well visible place is crucial for collecting donations online through your website. Because of that never choose the template that does not incorporate collecting donations very well. This is very important that your website is linked with a payment terminal that accepts credit cards and PayPal payments too.
Testimonials and Success Stories
The page that contains testimonials or/and success stories should be also incorporated into your website. It is very important that visitors to your website can see and read such testimonials and stories. Nowadays when there is so many scams on the internet people don usually trust in anything easily. You need to give them something that convince them that your organization is genuine and that they will support the just cause with their donations and actions.
Nowadays it is also very important that your website is connected with some other social media like Twitter and Facebook. Through Twitter and especially Facebook (probably through Google+ too, in the near future), you can reach millions of people. For the same reason you should also have a blog on your website. By posting on your blog you will be adding new content to your site and it will be also easy to update your site and keep in touch with people who visit your site regularly and often.