Rebuilding a Website for Your Nonprofit: Custom-Build vs. Templates

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Rebuilding a website is a huge decision for any organization, especially a nonprofit. Convincing your board you need one and getting their approval to move forward is one hurdle, picking the right website solution for your organization’s specific needs is another…

When it comes to choosing which website solution is best for your organization, it’s truly the case that there is not a one size fits all approach. While a custom-build website may be the right solution for one organization, it might be an unnecessary, and straining investment for another.

In this post, I am going to break down your three website solution options when it comes to overhauling your nonprofit’s website. While I’ll be sure to cover custom-build versus a product like SquareSpace or Wix, there’s an option nestled in between these two that’s just become available that I doubt you know about yet.

Here’s what you need to know to pick the approach that will fit your organization’s business goals, technical needs, and financial situation:

 

Helium: The Middle Man

At this point you’re likely wondering what this middle option, Helium, is. Helium is a website solution my team built in house to serve a need that the market didn’t have an answer for.

For nonprofits that are operating on limited staff and a stringent budget, but still require a strong web presence with all of the technical functionality nonprofit websites need, Helium is the answer. While still providing a custom-design approach tailored to each nonprofit’s technical and business needs, it is a highly affordable, partner-model driven solution.

Want to learn more about it? Here is our product page.

 

When it comes down to it…

To build a strong nonprofit, you need the right people, tools, and technologies. While the first two usually come with experience, the latter can be a grey area for many nonprofit organizations that are too busy to spend extensive time figuring out the technologies they need.

Feel free to lean on my team as a digital resource, whether you’re ready to make the leap into a website rebuild or not.

We’re always looking to network with other like-minded individuals who are making a difference in the world, big or small.  

 

Want to talk digital?

If I missed anything or you’re still not sure which route your nonprofit should take, feel free to drop my team a note and we’ll answer you promptly.

About author

Nate Andorsky

Nate Andorsky

Nate is Co-Founder & COO of Creative Science Labs. He applies his entrepreneurial skills and business acumen to ensure that Creative Science Labs' clients receive top-notch service and products. A self-taught developer, his extensive knowledge of technical solutions allows him to bridge the gap between CSL's internal design/development team and clients. Prior to joining Creative Science Labs, Nate was a team member of the Startup America Partnership (launched in support of the White House). He is also a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Council and holds a BA from George Washington University with a concentration in Entrepreneurship.

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