Google Apps & Adwords are FREE for Charities: find out more and get the grant today

17 September 2016

For years Google has supported non-profit organisations in the US by providing free access to its powerful Google Apps system (now called Google Suite). UK charities used to be excluded but in December 2013 White Fuse used change.org to petition Google to offer Google Apps free to UK charities. We got a really encouraging direct response from Google UK and since 2014 it's been available here too.

Even better, the consolidated Google for Nonprofits scheme now also includes grants for...

Microsoft Office 365 for Nonprofits review (and how to get it for free)

6 August 2016

Read our review of Microsoft's Office 365 productivity software, find out what it can do for your charity and how to get it for free.

5 Great Social Media Apps for Charities

24 July 2016

One of the ways to power up your social media activity is to integrate with apps that help automate common tasks. Lots of these apps (mostly free!) intergrate well with Twitter, and not only serve to make the lives of charity professionals easier, but increase their impact and influence.

6 Fundraising Widgets To Improve Your Charity Website

2 June 2016

Many popular web services offer fundraising widgets to integrate with your charity website, so you can engage visitors without having to build custom functionality yourself. In this post we take a closer look at the best widgets to integrate with your charity website to help streamline your online presence and improve your fundraising prospects.

How Telling Your Charity's Story Can Strengthen Engagement With Your Website

24 May 2016

When we sit down with a client to discuss a new project, one of the key things we listen out for and integrate into the design and development of their website and digital strategy is their organisational story. This post contains 5 tips on how charities can integrate stories into their websites - with real world examples of this being put into practice.

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?

Calls to Action on Charity Websites

4 April 2016

This post explores how good calls to action make your charity website work harder for you. Start by asking yourself ‘what would it look like for my website to perform better?'

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.

Email Marketing for Charities: How to Get the Best Results

2 March 2016

Email marketing remains one of the most effective marketing channels for charities often yeilding higher conversion rates than wider reaching social media activity. Here are some tips to maximise your central email marketing tools.

5 Great Ways for Charities to Win With Instagram

12 February 2016

No longer just an app for individuals, charities are getting on board too, connecting followers with their cause and reaching out to new people. Here's how you can make Instagram work for you.

7 Twitter Tips For Charities - How to Write Better Tweets

20 January 2016

Could your tweets be better? More engaging? More discoverable? More retweetable? Remind yourself of these 7 simple tips to writing a better tweet. Plus we've created an easy infographic to keep and share!

7 Places to Find FREE Photos for Your Charity Blog

6 January 2016

All you need to know about copyright, creative commons and the best places to find free images for your website.

Crowdfunding: A Viable Option For UK Charities?

14 December 2015

Fundraising online has grown a massive from $6.1 billion in 2013 to $16.2 billion in 2014. We compare the current big players in Crowdfunding, the costs involved and what we can learn from some of the most memorable campaigns of 2015.

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?

Our Top 5 Charity Donation Apps: give money easily

27 November 2015

In this post we explore our top charity apps that let people donate easily as part of day to day life. If you work for a charity you should check out our other post on the best productivity apps for charities .

4 Initiatives That Could Change Your Charity Donations

22 September 2015

There's no dispute about the priority of donations in charity objectives. Methods however, are continually evolving and it's important to stay up to speed. This post highlights 4 initiatives that could impact your online donation process.

11 Integrations to Keep Your Charity Website Modern and Flexible

10 September 2015

Gone are the days when your organisation’s online presence is confined to just your website. In the same way that you use social media and other channels to manage the first levels of engagement, you can now improve the performance of your charity website by integrating it with a range of modern web apps. This guide takes you through the 11 most useful functions you can outsource from your website to web apps.

Intranets for Charities: What You Need and How to Get It for FREE

13 August 2015

An intranet is a private network, accessible only to an organisation's staff. Ten years ago charities had little option but to build their own intranet. Now customised intranets are almost redundant for all but the largest organisations. Read on to discover why you need an intranet and the most affordable ways to get one.

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.

Why We Changed The Way We Build Charity Websites

16 June 2015

We operated like every other website agency serving the charity sector, until we started challenging our assumptions. Co-founders George and Andy explain the process White Fuse has been on over the past year, and the resulting shift in the way we build websites.

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