WordPress and Nonprofits | Next in Nonprofits Podcast

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Steve Boland of Next in Nonprofits to discuss WordPress. I loved this topic because the landscape of website CMS’ is quite confusing, but WordPress can be a great choice for most nonprofits, regardless of size or budget. A few of the […]

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A shared WordPress framework cuts costs for MENTOR and affiliates

The ArcStone team originally sat down with MENTOR MN (formerly the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota – MPMN) at the beginning of 2016. We reached out because we had just designed and launched the local Big Brothers Big Sisters website and thought there may be a fit. At the time, MPMN was just starting to […]

Nonprofit website design tip: Outsource your content entry

Nonprofit website designs are a big undertaking, especially given your limited budget and small, busy team. That’s a big reason most nonprofits tell us they’ll manage their content entry, meaning they’ll transfer their page content, blog posts, media and other files themselves. Sounds easy, right? When we hear that we […]

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Visuals matter. Learn the basics of design for nonprofits.

You are already balancing quite a few job roles. Whether it be in nonprofit communications, development, website management, digital strategy—the list goes on. We get it, you’re not exactly excited about adding “designer” to those responsibilities. But let’s face it, especially if you work for a smaller nonprofit, you’ll likely […]

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Prepping for your new nonprofit website launch? How to get the word out.

You’ve been stressing about this nonprofit website launch for months. There was so much time, money and energy spent, all in hopes that this website could have a major impact on your nonprofit. But you launched and nothing really seemed to change. In fact, your traffic has gone down! First […]

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How to manage your Board of Directors during a nonprofit website design project

Your Board of Directors deserves a whole lot of credit for keeping your nonprofit alive. However, during a nonprofit website design project, we hear they tend to cause some issues. It’s likely your Board is full of wonderful, yet opinionated people, all of whom care deeply regarding where your nonprofit’s […]

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Nonprofit website design costs: How can you determine your redesign budget?

Before you’ve started the project, determining the scope of your nonprofit website design and how much you’ll need covered by grants can prove difficult, if not impossible. To alleviate some of this burden, ArcStone’s Head of Sales, Jenna, answered some common questions below. Read through them to help you understand what […]

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Tackling nonprofit web design projects, with some help from local experts

Website redesigns are a huge undertaking, especially for nonprofits who have very specific (and often tight) budgets and not a minute of spare time. ArcStone has been focusing on nonprofit web design for a few years now, so we’re family with situations where decision makers are challenged beyond their original expectations. How […]