When we came across an awesome organization that empowers adults with disabilities- we noticed a slew of issues with their website design which was hurting their brand. After they applied, we awarded them with a 100% grant to completely redesign their digital brand experience through Coding for Causes, achieving a massive surge in usage and winning international recoginition in the 2019 dotComm Awards.
Building an all new website is a massive undertaking, especially for a nonprofit that is likely already strapped for resources. Here are some things to consider, and tips to make the process go as smoothly as possible.
For nonprofits, the greatest employee can be the website. A nonprofit’s website is more often than not the first point of contact for donors, foundations, volunteers, and beneficiaries. Thus, the website must make a good first impression, be easy to navigate, contain valuable information, and tell a compelling story.
Nonprofits can also benefit from storytelling immensely, and one of the greatest canvases a nonprofit can use to nail its storytelling is its website. Here are some tips for storytelling with nonprofit web design, with examples.