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How to Rock Your Organization’s Website

Posted by Carrie Kolar on Jul 12, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Having an attractive, user-friendly, well-laid-out website isn’t a luxury for member organizations- it’s a necessity. In this week’s Association Debrief, we look at how to optimize your site for action and member experience and suggest several mistakes to avoid as we show you how to rock your organization’s website.

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Topics: membership websites, nonprofit website design, member friendly website

10 Best Website Design Practices for Associations

Posted by Carrie Kolar on Oct 8, 2015 6:30:00 AM

Your website is the face of your association, and in addition to keeping its content up to date, you want to keep your website design modern by incorporating new technologies that make your site more user-friendly and technologically relevant. However, due to the constant innovations in website design and technology, it can be difficult for associations to keep up. To help you identify the features and trends you can use in your website, we’ve gathered the 10 best website design practices for associations.

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Topics: web design for small businesses, membership website best practices, nonprofit website design, website design for non profits, Website Value

Six Ideas to Enhance Ways Your Members Use Your Membership Site

Posted by Carrie Kolar on Aug 25, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Websites are the public face of an organization, and should at the very least give visitors the information they need to learn about the organization and join. Websites for membership organizations, however, should go a step further and act as a meeting place for members, where they can find each other, interact, and learn about the extent and reach of the organization. There are a number of ways to ensure that your website performs this function, from enabling mobile visitors to adding member directories, location services, and more. Here, we offer six ideas to enhance ways your members use your membership site.

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Topics: membership websites, membership website best practices, wild apricot website development, nonprofit website design, member friendly website, Website Value

15 Best Websites for Design Inspirations

Posted by Matthieu Disna on Jan 28, 2013 10:12:00 AM

Just as writers can have "Writer's Block", designers can have "Designer's Block". During these times, it helps to take a step back and see what other people are doing. The following is a list of fifteen creative websites we recommend to find your inspiration.

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Topics: Bright Reviews, nonprofit website design