Share your best website tips with the nonprofit blog carnival
Your website is a pretty big deal. A great one is a powerful tool for moving supporters to action. A poor one can make it harder to reach your goals.
Like anyone whose business is communications, we Ducks do a lot of thinking about websites. And for September’s blog carnival, we want to hear your thinking: what do nonprofits need to know to put together (and maintain) a great website? Clever tips, inspiring examples, and sage advice are all fair game. (Wondering what a blog carnival is? Step right this way.)
Here’s how the carnival works.
If you’re a reader, stay tuned–we’ll be back at the end of September with a roundup of all the great resources we’ve collected from nonprofits and experts around the web. In the meantime, check out Kivi Leroux Miller’s August carnival on e-newsletters, or take in some of Big Duck’s latest website tips and guidelines:
- Is it time to rethink your website? Our snazzy info visualization can help you decide.
- Redoing your website is a big process, and we have seven tips to help you do it right.
- A smart website needs great content to help you reach your goals.
If you’re a blogger, the fun begins now. Here’s how it works:
- Write up a post with guidelines, inspiration, ideas, stories–anything you like, really, as long as involves nonprofit websites. Feel free to send us a past post if you’ve written something recently that fits the bill.
- Email your permalink to firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday, 9/25 (and tell your friends to do the same).
- We’ll sift through the many excellent entries and choose the ones that work best with our theme. Posts that are easy to read and were written relatively recently (within the last month or two) are best. Any post mentioning ducks gets special consideration.
- Check back in at the Duck Call on Thursday, 9/27 to see if we’ve included your post, and enjoy a bump in traffic as we promote the Carnival to friends and followers.
The Carnival is a monthly roundup of posts on different topics relevant to nonprofits. It travels from blog to blog, and each month, the host declares a theme and collects the best posts on that topic from around the web, bringing them all together for your reading and learning pleasure. We’re still working on the funnel cake.