Choosing the Right Website Design Company for Your RedesignFriday, December 30, 2016
At this point, you have sent out a request for proposal (RFP) to various web agencies. Now comes the moment of truth – choosing a web development company to build the perfect website for your nonprofit.
If you sent out a well-prepared RFP, then you should have a few quality web development companies on your list of contenders to choose from.
But it can be tough to distinguish what makes one company stand out from the others.
When you are not familiar with the technical work that goes into a building a website, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and just choose the company that is most convenient in location or price.
But you have put in a lot of work to get to this point. From finding and securing a grant to sending out RFPs and getting approval from your board, don’t squander your efforts by choosing a web company at random.
Web development can be a lengthy process before you even begin to work with a web design company. It can be easy to become fatigued with the decision-making involved causing you to quickly choose a company that will end your search (and suffering), and bring your website one day closer to launching. Unfortunately you may end up choosing a company that cannot match your website’s requirements.
To avoid this result...
Focus on expertise over location.
Avoid making a decision based solely on location. Rather, focus on expertise. It’s easy to choose a website development company based on which is nearest to your place of business. But with today’s technology and the ability to communicate via teleconference with anyone in the world, location is a much smaller factor than it once was.
Focus on a company that specializes in your nonprofit’s industry.
A company that has experience working with organizations similar to your field of work will have a better understanding of your nonprofit’s particular needs. Due to this, they will have a unique perspective on how to approach the design of your website based on insights they have gained from experience.
Basing your decision on experience rather than proximity will help ensure that you get the website you want and will make the entire process of working with a web agency easier.
To encompass the full scope of what a nonprofit should consider when choosing a web agency for your website, we have created a free ebook that details exactly what to look for when reviewing proposals from website development companies.
In the sixth and final ebook of our Website Redesign Guide for Nonprofits, we give you useful tips on how to select the best web design company for your organization so that you can turn your dream of a new website into a reality. Choosing a web design company can be overwhelming to someone new to the process. To help make your decision a little easier, we cover:
- How to find website development companies with experience in your industry
- More points to consider before choosing a company to design your nonprofit’s website
- How to determine whether a web design company is suited to meet your requirements
- Ten questions to ask before hiring a website design company (consider including this in the ebook?)
Download the ebook today and be confident in the web development company you choose to create your nonprofit’s website!
If your journey towards a new website is just beginning, take a look at our blog series, Website Redesign Guide for Nonprofits, where we cover the different steps of the website redesign process:
- Gaining approval for the project from your board of directors or leadership team
- Determining a budget for the project
- Finding a grant to pay for the website
- Writing a grant proposal
- Writing and issuing a Request For Proposal (RFP)
- Reviewing proposals and selecting a website development company