Website design has changed a lot over the last decade, largely due to the vast availability of low-cost, templated designs that look quite stunning. While I applaud the designers of these templates for the beauty and even the adaptability of the templates to fit a variety of website types, I want to make a case […]
CPO Website: Re-designed and re-engineered for an engaging user-experience and optimized content management
The best websites employ a user-experience strategy focussed on fulfilling end-user needs. For a regulatory college, their two primary audiences – members and the public, have very different needs. The College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) worked with C(Group to conduct research to understand their specific communication needs and to develop a strategy that would […]
5 Simple Best Practices to Increase Online Donations
Many nonprofit organizations rely heavily on monetary donations from supportive donors. With digital interaction and commerce in full swing, one would expect that an online donation option is a capability even the smallest nonprofit organization would possess. Online donations streamline the donation process allowing donors to pledge their assistance, assuming the process is simple enough, […]
7 Ways to Upgrade Your Nonprofit Donation Page [INFOGRAPHIC]
When website visitors arrive at your nonprofit donation page, you have seconds to turn that donor from a well-intentioned visitor to a donor. Whether donors arrive via email, social media, or your blog, your nonprofit donation page needs to be banging all 8 cylinders. Or at least 7. Elevation recently published this snazzy infographic running down 7 ways to […]
5 Key Ways to Optimize Your Institution’s Website
Your higher education institution likely has several goals and requirements in mind when building and maintaining your website, from student prospecting and news and events, to academics and advancement. Online giving is on the rise and websites continue to be the leading digital channel by which to give. Therefore, it’s critical that your institution’s website […]
6 Must-Haves for Your Nonprofit Website
Now more than ever, a sleek and functional website is essential to your nonprofit’s brand. Things as seemingly trivial as a long load time, lack of mobile compatibility or dated design could be enough to stunt your site’s growth. But we’ve got you covered: here are six elements that will lure donors to your website and keep […]
Find More Money: Partnerships that “Pay”
You’ve got great insight as to where you need to push the needle to further your impact; You probably also have great ideas about what and how to do it. But there is just not enough time, resources, or bottom line money to make it happen in order to see the results you imagine. You […]
Defining the “R” in Social Media ROI
Social media has been a buzzword since the early 2000s, and now that brands have invested in sustaining a presence on platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and more, marketing executives and CEOs are eager to see the ROI (return on investment).
Idea Swap: Shared Advice for Nonprofit Marketers
We’re putting it to the test! A video storytelling campaign by Crescent for the not-for-profit community.
Stories told through video have more impact and new tools are available to help build higher levels of brand engagement by aggregating user-generated video content. A curated series of videos asks not-for-profit marketers to share advice for each other. Click “Add Your Story” to contribute.
Finding Your Voice Among Your Supporters – Strategic Video Storytelling for nonprofits
Creating memories via video storytelling is a key strategy for not-for-profits looking to connect with their audience
The Big Picture: The Role of the Nonprofit Website in 2015
When asked about relative importance, in the grand hierarchy of all marketing materials, we all know it, the website tops the list. In fact, 91% agree that the website is the most important communications channel used by nonprofits*. Other channels like email marketing and social media aren’t trailing that far behind, but your website should […]
Lessons for Nonprofits in Building a Social Website for Social Media Success: SOCAN Songwriting Prize
Last year, C ( Group teamed up with SOCAN, the society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, to develop a website for their songwriting prize— an annual competition recognizing the best in Canadian independent music. Since 2006, SOCAN has identified anglophone and francophone Canadian talent across the country. Past nominees include The Stills, […]