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Which website builder is best for nonprofits?

By Chijo Takeda

A website is essential for your nonprofit. Not only do you get information out to the masses you’re your website, but you also build trust and give donors and volunteers the chance to get to know your organization. It also needs to be engaging and converts users to supporters.  It needs to not only be…

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Five Things to Consider When You’re Creating a Nonprofit Website

By Chijo Takeda

Introduction Creating any website requires skill and strategy. Creating a nonprofit website is an entirely different ball game altogether. In fact, creating a nonprofit website is truly an art. There are multiple aspects to balance, which can be quite tricky. You need to ensure that your site is mobile-friendly, aesthetically pleasing with compelling content and…

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How To Take The Best Photos For Your Brand

By Heather Gingrich

Good photography is essential for a brand’s online presence. Photos will draw people into your content, and they’re also the first impressions of your company that consumers see. To make sure you always have great photos to share with the world, follow these simple tips for taking excellent shots. In this blog, you’ll learn four…

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On-page SEO: How to optimize your website for higher rankings on search engines

By Chijo Takeda

In this video I will show you how to optimize your website for potential customers and search engines so that you can: Attract more qualified leads to your website Increase your revenue Grow your business Enjoy more time with family and friends Dogpaw Studio are a Portland web design company for nonprofits, healthcare & mission-drive…

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A Website Homepage That Converts

By Chijo Takeda

Do you have a business website not getting you enough leads? Or do you have a nonprofit website that doesn’t get you enough donations? I was recently invited to a local chamber of commerce to teach business owners and nonprofit leaders how to get a website homepage that gets more paying clients and enthusiastic donors.…

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Representation and Diversity in Nonprofit Leadership Matters

By Julie Matthiessen

About a month ago I came across a quote in a Nonprofit Quarterly piece that stopped me in my tracks. “It’s estimated that 80 percent of the nonprofit workforce in NYC is made up of people of color, and 80 percent of those workers are women of color. Yet, only 16 percent of nonprofit CEOs…

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Add A “Summary” On Nonprofit Websites To Wrap Things Up

By Chijo Takeda

All the work that you have done on your website leads to the ultimate goal of conversion. You need your website’s visitors to take your call-to-action and get involved. By seamlessly combining everything that you have created thus far, such as your calls to action, headers, and testimonials, you will craft your non-profit homepage with…

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Using Testimonials on Nonprofit Websites to Show Authority

By Chijo Takeda

In order to make your nonprofit website stand out from the crowd, you need to show authority. Testimonials are a great way to show authority on your nonprofit website. You don’t want your testimonial to be a generic, “me statement.” For example, a statement that reads “we offer children, youth and families the tools and…

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Creating a High-Value Proposition

By Chijo Takeda

Continuing our journey to make the most of your nonprofit website in order to attract more donors, more volunteers, and serve more people, let’s talk about making sure your website has a clear plan. Remember, you as a nonprofit are the guide that provides a plan to the main character of the story, who is…

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Creating an Impactful “Why Us” Section

By Chijo Takeda

In this blog post, we will go over how your nonprofit’s website can be optimized to engage users and in turn, get more donors for your organization and be able to serve more people. Value proposition: Think of the value proposition as the “why us.” This section needs to convey why a user should donate…

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