Many charities suffer from a failure to invest in a custom website design that boosts awareness, engagement and online sales, bookings or donations.
Charities have an important message to share, and in many cases this message is unique as you aim to achieve a benefit to society that no other organisation is able to offer.
Bespoke charity website designs allow you to maximise the benefits you get for your investment, allowing you to justify any spending made from the donations you receive.
At visionsharp we always work hard to provide you with the best possible return on your investment into a custom website, while integrating all of the different technologies necessary to allow you to update your site in the future and keep it looking current.
This includes familiar and intuitive content management systems like WordPress and Concrete5, which you can have maintained by a web marketing agency or update yourself using their simple back-end dashboards.
In addition, we can equip your website with integrated features like the ability to donate online, to ensure that you do not miss out on the opportunity to fundraise from the younger ‘digital native’ generations as they become the demographic with the most disposable income.
A good charity website should be more than just a holding page with the address of your offices, shop, or contact details for donations.
The third-sector website designs built by visionsharp go far beyond a static web page, bringing together all of the different ways for people to contact you, donate or otherwise engage with your organisation.
Some examples of how this can be achieved with a custom charity website design include:
Research by the National Philanthropic Trust UK found online donations increased by 17% between 2017 and 2018 alone and a record high of 8.4% of all fundraising revenue was raised via the web in 2018.
This potential will only continue to grow in the years to come – invest in a bespoke charity website now and you can stay ahead of that curve, but it’s important to recognise that in the near future a fully functional fundraising website is likely to become absolutely essential for all charities that want to thrive.
No matter how your third-sector organisation generates its revenue, a bespoke charity website can help you to reach a wider audience and share your message more effectively online.
This can tie into online marketing campaigns as well as real-world marketing from traditional direct mail and telephone campaigns, to innovative event marketing and sponsorship.
From niche charities operating in a previously under-served area, to national third-sector brands with long-held reputations to protect, we can work with organisations of all sizes.
At visionsharp we have considerable expertise working with third-sector organisations to develop websites that are truly original, and our design team is ready and waiting to help your charity smash its fundraising targets for the years ahead.
Finally, a website does not need to stand alone – it can form a central hub for all of your online and real-world outreach campaigns.
A visionsharp website can make this even easier by closely integrating your social network activity in a bespoke and seamless way consistent with your website’s branding and theming.
We will work closely with you to understand your mission statement and how you would like to share this with visitors to your website, whether through long-form text case studies, high-resolution photography of your volunteers on-site and so on.
We can integrate existing media you might have, from photographs and videos to downloadable PDF case studies and other important documents.
And we will make sure your site includes essential information such as your registered charity number, contact details and donation methods – whether you choose to accept online and mobile donations, or prefer to encourage supporters to donate via traditional methods or in-store.
Your website is there to support you in all of your fundraising, awareness and marketing activities, by providing an engaging showcase for all of the good work you do, and allowing interested consumers to become involved by donating cash and goods or volunteering time.
At visionsharp we welcome all enquiries from third-sector organisations and offer free initial consultations with no obligation to proceed.
We recognise the importance of any raised funds you allocate to your new website budget and will always work hard to deliver tangible benefits in terms of increased engagement and awareness, as well as increasing the opportunities for supporters to donate to your worthy cause.
To make an initial enquiry about bespoke web design for charities and third-sector organisations, or for an audit of your existing website, contact the visionsharp design team today by telephone, email or our online contact form.