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Charity Websites - What You Need to Know

February 27, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 157

There are a lot of charities and organizations all across the world. Each of them has a specific mission. But one thing is certain; every charity wants to lend a helping hand through other's donations and volunteerism. But in today's society where almost everything is getting digital, a charity or an organization can make use of websites to reach out to a larger number of people, specifically donors and volunteers. With charity websites, donations and registrations can be done easily and fast. People don't need to travel far to go to your office to offer their help because it can be done online.

More and more organizations are making use of charity websites to spread the word. Since a huge percentage of the world's population rely on the internet for information and entertainment, it is very helpful to have your own website. But when you are planning to create your own charity website, there are important factors that you need to consider.

Be Clear with Your Mission Statement

No one will be interested to view a site that is not clear about its cause. Of course, every visitor wants to know what your site is all about - why it exists? So make sure your site has a mission statement that is situated in the header or at the top part of the site to be seen easily.

Money or In-kind

There are donors who can donate money for a certain cause, while others are capable of donating goods instead of money. When you are planning for a certain program or mission, you must be certain of what you need. You can post on your site as to whether you want their donations to be in the form of cash or in-kind. However, it is always good to accept cash or in-kind from donors. The site must be donor-friendly as well. There must be an easy way of donating money or goods so that donors won't have a hard time.

Blogging Is Helpful

Charity websites should have articles or blogs that are related to their respective mission or programs. You need to keep everyone updated by creating content for your site. Blogs and articles about the organization and its activities are very helpful to keep the interest of the donors. Make sure to include great photos of the events and programs done by the organization. Photos are helpful in attracting the attention of potential donors. One more thing, you should also recognize the organization's donors and volunteers. There are donors who want to remain anonymous, but there are also institutions that intent to lend a helping hand in order to be socially recognized.

Keep in Touch

Newsletters are very helpful in keeping a good line of communication. With this, make sure that the donors receive newsletters on a regular basis. This way, it will keep them interested and informed.

Today, there are many charity websites online. If you want to achieve success, you need to consider the ones mentioned above. A well-designed charity website will surely help in building a good name to the organization.

For more information visit Charity Websites.

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