Web Design

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How to Build a Better Resource Site

Socks strewn about your home are more difficult to find than those paired nicely in a drawer. Likewise, knowing how to build a better resource site for your organization can save your audience from chaos when seeking information. Having a well-constructed resource site is like providing your audience with an orderly sock drawer filled with …

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Why Your Website Needs a Care Plan

You’re justifiably proud of your website. It’s one of your organization’s greatest assets, which is all the more reason why it needs a care plan. You can’t monitor your website constantly. What will you do if it goes offline unexpectedly? Websites have issues. Instead of waiting until disaster strikes, a care plan helps you proactively …

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5 Essentials for Protecting Your Nonprofit Website

What would be the impact to your organization of losing all of your data or your website crashing? Chances are it would cause you to lose valuable customers and potential funding, not to mention the headache involved. Your website is one of your organization’s greatest assets. If protecting your website and serving your community is …

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The Best Nonprofit Websites

Your nonprofit’s website isn’t just an outward expression of the positive impact you’re making in the world. It can make or break the perception of your brand, and determine whether visitors join you in supporting your mission.  The best nonprofit websites have clear messaging, design, and accessibility that centers donors, tells the organization’s story, and …

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Why Your Nonprofit Website Needs Strategy

You can’t build a house without a solid foundation and expect it to last. The same is true for a website, which is why your website needs strategy.  A digital strategy establishes the overall direction your website will follow. It acts as a North Star, providing a digital purpose and aligning it to your nonprofit …

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Website Features for Nonprofits to Consider

You have a unique audience with specific needs that your nonprofit wants to serve. The question becomes how to use technology to help these people. To best serve this audience, you need to understand their unique needs. You also have to think critically about using technology to meet them where they are. This service includes …

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Website Accessibility Features for Nonprofits to Consider

Web accessibility isn’t just for organizations trying to reach the masses. It’s essential for anyone with a website, including nonprofit organizations, to consider those with disabilities in your web design. Check your websites accessibility score with an accessibility audit. Not ready for an audit, but want to take a step towards accessibility? To make your website …

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Why You Should Redesign Your Website

First impressions are everything. Your website design is more than an outward expression of the positive impact you’re making in the world. It can make or break your audience’s perception of your brand.  There are many reasons why you should redesign your website — and they aren’t just limited to cosmetics. How Often to Redesign …

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Designing with empathy

Human-centered design (HCD) is at the core of CauseLabs’ empathetic approach to creative problem solving. This methodology defines a framework that seeks to better understand the needs, wants and behaviors of the user, and to best identify a technologically feasible and economically viable solution. By focusing on the end user’s perspective, their environments and routines, …

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HCD Course Resources for Virtual Collaborations

On April 14, the CauseLabs team signed up for the free Human Centered Design (HCD) course hosted as a collaboration between Acumen and IDEO.org. If you’d like to sign up for this course, it may still be open for enrollment, but if not, they host it annually and our team takes it as a refresher …

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Building trust between users and technology

Fostering trust with your users can be a battle, but the rewards you’ll get are worth the fight.

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Migrating, Updating & Securing a Local Museum’s Website

One evening in late May I got a phone call from our friends at the museum. It’s always alarming to load your website and realize you’ve been hacked. Regardless of the size or nature of the breach, you feel vulnerable.

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