Resources for Nonprofit Organizations

Here are some great tools and resources for building and growing a nonprofit organization. We don't receive any compensation for providing these resources, we just know they're the right fit for nonprofits.

Communicate With Your Constituents

Your constituents and potential supporters are online. When they find you, it boosts your credibility and provides information about what you're doing and how they can help you.

Create A Great Website

Websites can be extremely helpful for recruiting and retaining members and donors. Pages can establish a sense of community, help to boost contributions, and educate about issues that matter.

There are lot's of great companies available to host your website. The key to choosing one is knowing what type of website you want to have. If you don't have a designer or developer to create a site for you WordPress is a great way to get started. You don't need to know how to write code, you use their software to create a free, basic site. Once you create your WordPress site you will still need to find a place to store it. The best web host for WordPress sites is Bluehost. It's really inexpensive and their technology is specifically designed to run WordPress well.

If you want a more robust, full functioning site, but you don't know how to code, you'll need to hire a developer. Devscape is a web development company that understands the needs of small businesses and entrepreneurs very well. They create partnerships with smaller companies and start-ups, to deliver comprehensive results for creating a web site or web based software. If you have a great idea, they are flexible on costs and payment terms, which makes it a lot easier to get started.

If you want to hire your own in-house developer, sites like Upwork (formally Elance) and Guru provide an online marketplace to connect you with developers in the United States and abroad.

Finally if you do know how to create code, but you're not sure where to host it, our favorite place is Newtek. We have been using them for over 10 years They provide the highest level of customer support we've found.