Let me ask you a question: How does your organization's website look? Happy with it?
What's that you say - you try not to think about it? Fair enough, you're not alone. Building a new website can seem like a gargantuan task. Maybe you know your website could be better, but you're not quite sure what 'better' even looks like right now, what with all the other work on your plate.
Well, we have some good news. We've spent hundreds of hours, consumed unreasonable quantities of coffee, and looked through untold numbers of websites to bring you the last word in nonprofit website design inspiration:
Your website is the foundation of your online presence. It's your shopfront and point of contact for supporters and donors (it's not like they can all pop in to the office for tea). That's why it's important to your success and survival to have a usable, accesible and even beautiful website.
We've got everything from interactive animations and scrolling infographics, to your traditional layouts with great content and useful info. Whatever sort of website you're going to be building (or rebuilding), you'll be sure to find something here to get those creative juices flowing.
We've also taken care to showcase two important trends in web design for nonprofits: Segmented donation experiences, and responsive design.
To re-use that shopfront analogy, it's no use handing out your address and then turning away a third of your visitors. Mobile devices are here and they don't appear to be waning in popularity - in fact, there are now more people acessing cat photos and the internet at large on mobiles than on your traditional devices.
If you want to see how to make a website look great on any device, have a look at these.
As for donation experiences, the logic is simple: Online donations are growing in importance year after year. It makes sense to make donating online feel good, and be super easy to do. Bonus points for making it straight-up enjoyable.
If you want to know what the best of the best are doing with their donation pages, check these out.
So there you go. That's your first step towards rebooting that website.
The next step is to download our free 30 steps to Redesign your Nonprofit Website e-book.
Stay tuned for more tips.