A well-designed and functional website can help your organization expand its reach, engage with supporters, and streamline its fundraising efforts.
As the hub for all of your organization's online activity, your website can be used to showcase your programs, success stories, and impact, which all help to build trust and credibility with supporters. TechSoup's Website Services were designed to help your organization develop and maintain a successful web presence.
Read on to discover some tips and tools that can help you to build a successful website.
Custom Web Development
Whether you're redesigning your website or launching a new one for the first time, it is important that you consider several factors when selecting a platform or content management system (CMS) for building your website. Some of those factors include
Wix and WordPress are both successful platforms for nonprofits to consider when building a new site.
Nonprofits face unique challenges when it comes to creating a website. That's why we often recommend using Wix, a popular website builder that is easy to use and manage. Harnessing the knowledge we've gained by working with hundreds of nonprofits to develop their websites, we have created a range of templates, designed with nonprofit website best practices in mind.
Let TechSoup take the stress out of building your website by getting you started with everything your nonprofit needs to create a successful Wix website. We'll build your site and implement a best-practice high-converting theme that is customized to your organization's brand assets, content, and media.
Once we launch your site, you'll be able to easily manage and update it without any technical expertise. Wix is particularly suitable for small nonprofits looking for their first website or nonprofits looking to increase their awareness online without much technical background. However, it's important to note that Wix is best for straightforward sites with 5 to 10 pages and may have limitations when it comes to functionality and integrations. Nonetheless, it remains an attractive, affordable, and accessible option for those just starting out.
With its unique ability to provide a powerful and customizable CMS with ease of use for the everyday user, it's no surprise that WordPress is the world's most popular CMS, accounting for about 41.3 percent of websites globally. WordPress website development is a great option for nonprofits that have outgrown their basic website and anticipate adding content as their organization continues to evolve.
By using the Growth-Driven Design methodology, TechSoup Website Services is your partner and guide to developing a customized and scalable solution for your organization's website. From design to functionality, we work with you to create a website that not only looks great but also meets your organization's needs today and as you grow.
Whether you're looking for a simple brochure site or something more complex such as an e-commerce platform or a membership management system, custom web development with WordPress offers flexibility, scalability, and complete control over your online presence.
Maintaining your nonprofit's website can be a significant challenge that requires ongoing attention and resources to ensure that the site remains up to date, secure, and effective. By partnering with TechSoup for website maintenance, nonprofits can receive ongoing support and expertise, allowing them to maximize their online presence and achieve their objectives.
Our website maintenance service is a monthly subscription that provides ongoing website maintenance and support for nonprofit organizations. This service is designed to be an affordable way to gain access to a team of expert developers. Types of requests supported by TechSoup's Website Maintenance packages vary based on the subscription level. Our subscription options include:
- Website Maintenance Services: Essentials. This offer provides up to three hours of website maintenance services for a single website. Requests that fall under this category of service include adding or updating images on your website, changing out copy, fixing web design issues, and troubleshooting errors.
- Website Maintenance Services: Upgrade. The upgrade offer provides up to five hours of website maintenance per month for a single website and includes access to more senior resources. Samples of work covered under this subscription include creating new pages, troubleshooting errors, and working with existing plug-ins and integrations.
- Website Maintenance Services: Premium. The premium website maintenance service includes up to seven hours per month of support. This package supports more advanced design requests and the development of complex landing pages, along with integration and upkeep of apps and plug-ins.
This service provides peace of mind and ensures that your website stays functional and secure so you can focus on achieving your mission.
Not sure how to get started or unclear on the budget required for some of these services? We've got you covered with our Website Consultation Services. Schedule time to speak one-on-one with an expert from TechSoup Website Services to learn more about your current website and how TechSoup may be able to help support your organization's online efforts.
Website Wellness Consultation
The Website Wellness Consultation offered by TechSoup is a service that provides a comprehensive evaluation of a nonprofit organization's website. The first step in the process is to submit your website to our free web grading tool developed by us with nonprofit goals and needs in mind. The Website Wellness Report is a great way to determine a baseline for how your website is performing.
To speak with one of our developers to review your website in more detail and analyze the results of the report, you can purchase the Website Wellness Consultation. The one-on-one meeting with our website experts covers various aspects of your website's performance, including page speed, mobile-friendliness, user experience, and accessibility.
New Website Consultation
The New Website Consultation consists of one-on-one consultation with a website expert to help your organization plan and build a new website. The consultation covers various aspects of website development, including website goals, methodology, design, and content strategy. This service can help your organization to plan and build an effective website that supports your mission and engages your supporters. During this consultation, a developer will help analyze your goals and can make recommendations around platform selection, budget, timeline, and integrations. This consultation is a great first step for organizations looking to expand their digital presence with an expert-designed website.
Grow with TechSoup's Web Services Team
Our wide range of website services help nonprofits build and maintain a successful online presence, including custom web development using Wix or WordPress, website maintenance packages, and website consultation services. By partnering with TechSoup Website Services, your nonprofit can receive ongoing support and expertise, allowing you to maximize your online presence and achieve your objectives.
Whether you're just starting out or looking to upgrade your website, TechSoup has the expertise and resources to help you achieve your goals. If you are not sure where to start, you can browse your options on our Web services page. Fill out the form to either receive additional resources or get in touch with our consultants.
- Explore the Top 3 Website Trends for 2023.
- Consider Why and How to Budget for Your Website and Digital Communications.
- Watch a recorded webinar on 5 Things Every Nonprofit Needs to Consider About Its Website.
- Sign up for TechSoup Courses' Branding for Nonprofits Bundle.
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