Website Launch Preparation & Testing Checklist

10 May 2017

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

How To Design a Charity Social Media Strategy That Gives a Tangible Return on Investment

25 April 2017

I have been in many trustee meetings where reports declare the ‘success’ of their social media strategy based on the ‘evidence’ of tweets and followers. Social networks are far too established now for this behaviour to continue to be accepted.

This post identifies the need to move beyond assessing the effectiveness of a charity’s social media strategy by measuring outputs like followers, re-tweets, etc. Of course these identifiers are relevant, but they must be grounded in a...

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 Set Up Views and Goals in Google Analytics

29 March 2017

A quick look at how to configure views and goals in Google Analytics for your new website so you can start measuring what's important. There's more detail if your needs are more advanced.

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 Take Payments Through Your Charity Website

27 February 2017

Taking online payments is now a core requirement for most organisations. We look at different types of payments such as donations, event bookings, shops and subscriptions and recommend the right solutions for each.

Digital Annual Reports: why to produce them and how to get them done

17 February 2017

The time has come to throw away the paper (by which we mean recycle). Digital annual reports have arrived! Digital Annual reports are a way for charities to spread their story with wider networks. This post gives four reasons why they're great and a bunch of tips about how to actually create them.

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 To Get An Interactive Map On Your Website

6 February 2017

What is an interactive map, when is it useful and how can you easily add one to your website? We explore the pros and cons of various options.

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.

Shopify review: sell things on your charity website

3 January 2017

If you're looking to simply sell items through your existing charity website then the Shopify ecommerce platform is a great, low cost solution that integrates seamlessly with your existing website.

3 Charity Microsites to be Inspired by

18 December 2016

While the bulk of our work is developing organisations' main charity website , over this past year we’ve also designed and built several microsites. These are s eparate self-contained websites often used to feature campaigns or stories that would otherwise get lost amongst the other content in a standard website.

They are usually graphics-heavy with straightforward copy, inviting actions such as signing a petition, social media sharing or donating.

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How to build a charity website for free: the best options compared

6 December 2016

Using a website building app to quickly create a simple website is a great option for small charities. This post provides a comparison of the top few website building apps on the market.

The Best Productivity Apps for Charities

21 November 2016

Our pick of some of the best productivity apps for charities to help you save time managing your work and improve your efficiency.

Scrolling with Purpose: And When it Works for Charities

7 November 2016

The ascent of mobile browsing has encouraged a recent trend of relatively long pages and websites. Before following suit and creating a very long page, consider the pros and cons. In this post we will look at when long pages work well and how it can go wrong.

How to create content that achieves your charity website goals

21 October 2016

The most important part of your website is your content. Follow our step by step guide on how to guide your users along journeys that lead to action.

How To Commission a Photo Shoot for your Charity

13 October 2016

In this post Owen combines his experience as a photographer with that of building websites for charities to bring you a wealth of tips for how to commission a photographer and achieve the right sort of images for your website and other promotional material.

Transform Your Website with Content Design

6 October 2016

In this post we will talk about how to make your website pages look great with just a few simple content design tips.

How to Build an eBay Charity Shop Network

29 September 2016

In this post we explore how you can start to generate charity shop funds through eBay without setting up a physical high street presence.

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...

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