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  • http://twitter.com/Joe_Burt Joe Burt

    I really enjoyed this article. I’m a student and for our project management class we have to assist a non profit company with their marketing. I will definitely be showing this to the company especially the piece on website design because that is were they need the most work

  • http://twitter.com/KidsAreHeroes Gabe O’Neill

    All I can say is, think outside the box. It’s what we try and do every single day. There are so many non-profits out there you must make a name and an image for yourself that stands out. But I really feel that in this day and age the best way a non-profit can stand out is by the effective use of social media. We are so blessed that SM is what it is today and through hard work (and no $$) it can really prove effective. It certainly has been good to us. We also try to work with other non-profits when we can. This can be another great way of furthering both causes.

  • http://twitter.com/susanborst susan borst

    Non-profits should check out new Jumo.com. It’s like Trip Advisor for non-profits. It’s presently in beta, but after only four months, 15,000 organizations have signed up.

  • http://twitter.com/FlutterByIzzyJ FlutterBy IzzyJane

    Thanks for the great insight about Non-Profit websites.. This article is very helpful.. Thanks http://www.Jeff Bullas.com
    Our foundations website http://www.FlutterByIzzyJaneFoundaiton.org was designed by the team over at http://www.Local-One.com

    Danny

  • http://clairification.blogspot.com Claire Axelrad

    Nice post.  I’ve created my own blog checklist http://clairification.blogspot.com/2012/03/of-all-killer-social-media-engagement.html and like your additions.  And making the website easy to use is so important for smaller nonprofits.  Otherwise they become so hopelessly outdated that they harm one’s brand more than help it.  Thanks for the great advice, as always.

  • http://clairification.blogspot.com Claire Axelrad

    Think I deleted my comment instead of sending it, so… trying again. Nice post!  I’ve created my own blog checklist http://clairification.blogspot.com/2012/03/of-all-killer-social-media-engagement.html and like your additions.  As to making the website easy for almost anyone to use, that’s so important for smaller nonprofits.  Otherwise they become hopelessly outdated (waiting for someone who knows how to “fix” things to get around to it) and can actually harm the brand more than help it.  Great advice, as always.

  • Est Etkin

    Hi Jeff. We’ve just launched our site this week for a national reading-for-enjoyment initiative in South Africa called Nal’ibal (Xhosa for ‘here’s the story). http://www.nalibali.org has been built by our developers entirely on wordpress and with clever use of wordpress plug-ins. No reason for bespoke CMS these days as you say – especially for NGOs… Thanks for the post. Need to educate more NGOs who get fooled by developers. Nal’ibali Campaign Manager, @EstEtkin