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Web Donations - What You Need to Know

February 28, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 166

Today, the number of nonprofit websites online can be overwhelming. There are a lot of humanitarian organizations that make use of nonprofit websites in order to uphold their specific cause. One great advantage of having a website is the opportunity to reach out to a wider audience. Also, such organizations are able to collect web donations easily and fast since every transaction can be done online.

Web Donations Made Faster and Easier

Nowadays, almost everything can be done easier and faster through the help of modern technology. Also, almost every transaction can be done online without the hassle of going out from your home or office. There are a lot of nonprofit organizations everywhere. But people get attracted to an organization in terms of its specific cause.

With the advent of modern technology, there are many ways in which a nonprofit organization can accumulate donations online, and one of them is through PayPal. Anybody can register and make a PayPal account for free. With this, it is much easier for donors to give their donations. With this, a PayPal button must be visible on your site.

Important Features to Encourage Web Donations

It is very important for a nonprofit website to collect web donations in order to sustain the whole organization. These donations can be given in the form of cash or in-kind. When you are planning to create a nonprofit website, there are features that must be considered in order to encourage web donations online.

There are many features to consider in building a nonprofit website, but the following are considered to be helpful in encouraging and accumulating web donations:

1. An About Us Page

This particular feature of a nonprofit website is helpful in informing the people about what the organization is all about. Assume that the people don't know the organization yet. But when they visit the site and read the "about us" page, it will somehow encourage them to lend a helping hand.

2. A Donate Button

Donations play a very important role to keep an organization alive. May it be in the form of cash or in-kind, donors must have an easy way of giving their donations. In building a nonprofit website, a donate button must be visible on every page of the site.

3. A Gallery of Photos

Photos can speak a thousand words or a story. With this, a nonprofit website must have a gallery of photos to showcase the various programs and events that the organization has done. Photos can encourage donors to give their donations to a certain organization.

4. A User-friendly Site

A nonprofit website must have an easy-to-navigate feature. Nobody will be interested to give web donations if they find it hard to do so. The site must be simple yet credible enough to attract potential donors and volunteers. Donors must be able to give their donations with just few clicks of button.

For an organization to continue with its cause and mission, web donations are very important. With this, consider the ones mentioned above to achieve success.

For more information visit Web Donations.

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