Amplify your cause: Effective not-for-profit website development
Building impactful websites for medical, health, and not-for-profit organisations. Our team creates user-friendly designs to help you achieve your mission
When building a website for a not-for-profit organisation, it is important to consider how the website will represent the organisation’s goals and values. This can be achieved by clearly communicating the organisation’s mission and goals, making it easy for visitors to understand and build trust. The website should also make it easy for visitors to take action by providing clear calls-to-action for donating, volunteering, and signing up for newsletters. Additionally, security should be a key consideration when handling sensitive data such as donor information and financial transactions.
A not-for-profit website should be designed with the organisation’s mission and goals in mind. By prioritising clear communication, ease of use, and security, Butterfly help not-for-profit organisations create a website that effectively supports their mission and helps to build a strong community of supporters.
Accessibility for Not-for-profit
When building a website for not-for-profit organisations, accessibility is a critical consideration. To ensure that the website is accessible to all users, it is important to make the content easy to navigate and understand, by using clear and concise language, appropriate colour contrast and providing alternative text for images. Additionally, the website should be usable by people with a range of disabilities, by designing it with assistive technology in mind, such as screen readers and keyboard-only navigation.
By making their website accessible, we assist not-for-profit organisations to ensure that they are inclusive of all potential supporters, donors, and volunteers. This will help them effectively communicate their mission to a wide audience and achieve their goals. Therefore, following website accessibility design best practices is crucial when building a website for not-for-profit organisations, creating a website that is both functional and impactful.
Not-for-profit Web Design
Design plays a crucial role in building a website for not-for-profit organisations. It can communicate the mission and values of the organisation and create a memorable brand. By using a clean and uncluttered layout with a clear hierarchy of information, consistent branding elements, and responsive design techniques, not-for-profits can create an attractive and functional website that is easy to use on a range of devices. Investing in professional design can help organisations better connect with their audience, increase engagement and support, and ultimately achieve their mission.
Butterfly can be a valuable partner for not-for-profit organisations looking to design an effective website. We have the expertise and experience to create websites that are visually appealing, easy to navigate, and optimised for a range of devices. We work with not-for-profit organisations to understand their goals, values, and audience, and create a customised design that effectively communicates their mission. Additionally, Butterfly can help with the technical aspects of web design, such as ensuring the website is accessible and secure. We help not-for-profit organisations create a website that is professional, functional, and impactful, helping them better connect with their audience and achieve their mission.
Website security is crucial for not-for-profit organisations as a compromised website can lead to data breaches and cyber-attacks, ultimately damaging the reputation of the organisation and losing the trust of supporters.
Butterfly help not-for-profit organisations with website security by offering a range of services and expertise in this area. Firstly, we can perform a comprehensive security audit of the organisation’s website, identifying any vulnerabilities or areas of weakness that need to be addressed. We can then recommend and implement appropriate security measures, such as secure hosting, SSL encryption, regular software updates, and robust access controls.
Additionally, Butterfly can provide ongoing monitoring and maintenance services to ensure that the website remains secure and protected from potential threats. This can include monitoring for suspicious activity, running regular backups, and testing the website’s security on an ongoing basis. We also provide training and support to staff and volunteers on best practices for website security and help to implement security policies and procedures. By working with us, not-for-profit organisations can ensure that their website is protected from security threats and that they can continue to build trust with donors, supporters, and other stakeholders.
Content Management for Not-for-profit
Content management systems (CMS) are powerful tools that can help not-for-profit organisations to create and manage their website content with ease. WordPress, Joomla, and Wagtail are some popular CMS options that not-for-profit organisations can consider.
WordPress is a widely-used CMS that offers an intuitive user interface, a large plugin ecosystem, and a vast library of templates and themes. Joomla is another popular CMS that offers similar features, including a user-friendly interface, powerful customization options, and a large community of users and developers. Wagtail is a CMS that is specifically designed for content-focused websites and offers a user-friendly interface and advanced content management features.
Regardless of which CMS a not-for-profit chooses, these tools can help streamline website management, reduce technical hurdles, and enable organisations to focus on their mission and content creation.
Depending on your requirements, we work with you to choose the CMS that is best fit for your organisation’s needs and objectives.
Working with the Not-for-profit sector
Butterfly has extensive experience working with a wide range of organisations in the Not-for-profit sector. We help you create secure, accessible, and compliant digital solutions to meet your organisational needs and objectives. Some of the organisations we’ve worked with include:
- Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI)
- Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
- National Disability Services (NDS)
- Mission Australia
- Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM)
FAQ's developing websites for Not-for-profits
What is a Content Management System (CMS), and why is it important for not-for-profit organisations?
A CMS is a software application that allows you to create, manage, and publish digital content, such as web pages, blog posts, and multimedia. It is important for not-for-profit organisations because it enables them to easily create and manage content without requiring technical expertise. This can save time and resources while ensuring that content is up-to-date and relevant.
Design is very important when building a website for a not-for-profit organisation because it helps to create a positive first impression and engages visitors with the organisation’s mission and goals. A well-designed website can also make it easier for visitors to navigate and find the information they are looking for. Additionally, a website with a clear and consistent design can help to build trust with donors and other stakeholders.
What are some key security considerations when building a website for a not-for-profit organisation?
Security is important for not-for-profit organisations to protect sensitive information and maintain the trust of their donors and stakeholders. Some key security considerations when building a website for a not-for-profit organisation include using strong passwords, keeping software up-to-date, implementing SSL encryption, and regularly backing up website data. It is also important to have a plan in place for responding to security incidents and to ensure that all staff and volunteers are trained on best practices for maintaining website security.
Accessibility is essential when building a website for a not-for-profit organisation because it ensures that all visitors, regardless of their abilities, can access and use the website. This is particularly important for organisations that serve vulnerable populations or have a mission to promote inclusion and diversity. Some key considerations for ensuring website accessibility include using alt text for images, providing clear and concise language, ensuring sufficient colour contrast, and providing alternative means of accessing content for users with disabilities.