My best friends at TechSoup have done it again (this time, technically, they just delivered this to my inbox, I guess, not created the content, but still–I LOVE THESE PEOPLE).
The link below has a list of design best practices for nonprofit websites, all very user-friendly, as well as a ‘design showcase’ that profiles the best nonprofit websites, according to their criteria and actual effectiveness. I was beyond delighted to find that some of the websites they selected (including the New York City Coalition Against Hunger) are among those that I had found earlier this spring and included in a lecture for my Advanced Advocacy and Community Practice course regarding the use of technology in organizing and advocacy (so I guess at least I know what to look for!).
If your website needs some enhancement (and that applies to most nonprofit organizations), please check this out. I found the design showcase to be really inspirational, and the best practices all made a lot of sense. And, remember, if you haven’t already done so, sign up for TechSoup’s “cup of TechSoup” to get digests of their best stuff delivered to your inbox once a week. It’s awesome.