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Should my nonprofit or foundation have a website? If so, where do we start?

Yes, your nonprofit or foundation should have a website. It is one of the best ways to tell your own story accurately and in a context of your own design. 

You don't need a lot of money or technical skills to start a professional looking website. Keep reading for resources that will help you get started.

For Nonprofits

Instead of repeating what others have already published, we'll point you to some of the best articles to help you create your nonprofit's website.

Tips for Designing (or Redesigning) a Nonprofit Website | TechSoup

10 Steps to a More Effective Nonprofit Website (4-part series of articles) | NTEN

Nonprofit Web Design: 6 User-Experience Best Practices | GuideStar

For Foundations

Fewer than 10 percent of foundations have websites. 

As a result, Foundation Center developed the Foundation Websites service in 1996 to help individual foundations establish an online presence and put more foundation information in front of a wider audience. The program, which is free and includes a basic design service and unlimited updates, provides space on the Center's servers to eligible grantmakers interested in seeing their program descriptions, application guidelines, grants lists, RFPs, newsletters, and other informational materials made available online. Learn more.

Visit Foundation Center's Knowledge Services for more tools and resources exclusively for grantmakers.

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