Blog: Website Building

Get your charity ready for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - free checklist

16 August 2017

Legislation on data protection and is being shaken up. Find out what you need to do to comply.

Website Launch Preparation & Testing Checklist

10 May 2017

Find out everything you need to know about launching and testing your website before launch.

Website Legal Requirements for UK Charities: Does Your Site Comply?

19 April 2017

A quick guide to the legal requirements affecting charity websites in the United Kingdom. What to do, where and why.

How to Secure Your Charity Website: Avoid Hacking, Get SSL and Protect Your Data

20 March 2017

A simple explanation of website security and a run down of what tpye of security provion you need on your charity website.

How To Build a Membership Organisation Website On a Shoestring Budget

16 February 2017

Exploring the common online challenges facing membership organisations and solutions to help automate processes without spending lots of money.

How Much Should You Pay For a Charity / Nonprofit Website?

17 January 2017

It's difficult for charities and nonprofits to know how much to budget for a website because costs can easily range from £0 to £100,000. This post explores the key factors that affect price you pay offer examples of what you should expect to pay.

Creating Donation Pages That Work For Your Charity

10 May 2016

If there is any page on your charity website to get right, the donation page is it. But it can be a challenging area because it’s not just about content but also about managing a transaction well. How much do you talk about yourself? How much do you ask for and how often? Do you invest in a fully integrated process of pushing people out to a platform like Just Giving?

Choosing the Right Web Font for Your Charity

14 March 2016

When creating a new website, typography can easily be overlooked. We take a look at the importance of the now standard web-fonts tech and how to choose the best fonts for your charity website.

4 Design Principles of a Modern Website Platform

2 December 2015

The best modern web tools are simple and affordable. They are often dedicated to one clear task and don't offer limitless customisation. Do you think your website should be such a tool?

How to Choose the Best Home Page Layout for Your Charity

8 July 2015

Your homepage is the beginning of a journey for many website users and the design should therefore be driven by your website objectives. In this post we outline three different homepage designs and what sort of objective they are most suitable for.

3 Fonts Created For Good

30 March 2015

We love bringing attention to digital technology being used for social change. But what about typography? In this post, Amy looks at how typography and fonts are being used innovatively for a good cause.

6 Reasons Your Charity Website Doesn't Work (and What You Can Do About It)

19 July 2014

It's all too easy to build and manage a website that looks beautiful, but is completely ineffective. In this post Andy looks at six key reasons why many charity websites fail along with practical examples and tips for improvement.

Some Simple KPIs for your Charity Blog

12 June 2014

If you're investing time into writing a blog, it's imperative that you track the results in order to see how it's impacting your marketing objectives .

The question I'll answer here is what specifically you should be tracking and reporting on and, once you have the numbers, what does it even...

How To Brief Your Web Designer: understand the process so you can communicate better

16 April 2014

If commissioning a website is new territory for you then you are likely to be on a learning curve. You’re not alone, we’re all learning. Having designed lots of websites for charities we have learned how important it is to understand each other to make progress.

Here we want to share a few insights with you about the web design process that will help you get ahead in your communications and get the very best from your partner agency.

Firstly, what do we mean...

Identifying Your Charity Website Users and Designing For Them

11 February 2014

George gives five steps for how to go about ensuring your website design process has your users at its heart.

8 Ways to Improve Your Charity Landing Pages

13 December 2013

At this time of year, with campaigns and festive goodwill in abundance it's more important than ever that your landing pages are as good as they can be.

A landing page, quite simply, is the first page a user sees when visiting your site, the one they land on. This is not always the home page. Links from articles on other sites, social media or advertising campaigns can all take users straight to other pages on your site.

If you are actively...

Charities: 10 Quick Ways to Improve Your Website Design and Structure

5 March 2012
1. Website polls

It is good to encourage users to engage and interact with your charity. Polls are a very low commitment way of encouraging engagement through your website. Website polls are anonymous but allow your users to express an opinion about an issue that is relevant to them. This also gives the impression that you listen, which is never a bad idea.