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Insights for Websites, Digital Marketing, and Software

Welcome to the Accrisoft Blog. The purpose of this collection is to share our team's domain expertise with you to help you make the best website, digital marketing, and software decisions for your organization. We have decades of experience working with Associations, Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Organizations, JCCs, Real Estate Associations, and Nonprofits. Our blog is regularly updated to featured new content to keep you and your organization at the forefront of technology. Because let's face it: The internet is the fastest growing industry ever known to mankind. It has completely changed the way that we all run our businesses and organizations, and there's no going back. With that being said, it is essential to adapt to this rapidly changing environment. While the internet has made our operations processes easier, the web is still a complex being that requires guidance, knowledge, and expertise. That is where we at Accrisoft come in to help guide the way. 

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  • EDO

    Guide: Creating a Sitemap for your Economic Development Organization’s Website

    It’s time to create a new website for your economic development organization, and making a sitemap of how a user will navigate your website is the first step. It seems easy, but like visiting an unorganized and congested website, you don’t know where to start.

    In this post, we will outline simple steps for building a sitemap for your EDO’s website. While the focus is on economic development content, many of the principles throughout this post can be used for associations, real estate, non-profits, jewish community centers, or anyone else who is starting to build their website.

    A website with intuitive navigation will help build a better user experience for your customers -- leading to more conversions, stronger leads, and better overall customer satisfaction.

    A website with poor navigation, however, will leave customers frustrated, confused, and disoriented -- all symptoms of high bounce rates for your site. An unorganized menu can also cause visitors to miss important information or direct high traffic to your least important pages.

    You can avoid all of this with some simple planning on how users will navigate your website. By using a sitemap, you can build a website that works FOR your customers, and not against them.

  • Website Round-up: 11 Best Association Websites of 2017 (so far)

    What a year it’s been already! The bar for what makes a website stunning has officially been raised. As we poke our heads out for Spring, we can take a look at what new website design trends are emerging and identify some of the best association websites of 2017 so far.

     

  • Designing Your Website for User Experience in 2017

    The overall website design is the first thing visitors notice when they land on your website, and this can easily influence their opinion of your organization. Obviously, it’s very important to have a up-to-date website built for users in order to make a good first impression. This blog covers both the basics and some in-depth tips on how to do best design or update your website this year.

     

  • Top 10 Nonprofit Web Design Trends of 2017

    It’s a new year, and you know what that means...a new lineup of the top design trends! We hunkered down and put in hours of research, and we found ten design trends for nonprofits to try out in 2017. Based on our research, it looks like this might be the year we start to see a significant move away from minimalism. Expect to see more purely decorative elements, more asymmetry, more color, and more animation. Gradients will continue to make their comeback, and so will serif fonts!

  • Choosing the Right Website Design Company for Your Redesign

    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.

  • How to Write an RFP for your Website Redesign

    If you have already received approval from your board of directors, set a budget, and acquired grant funding for a new website, it is now time to send out a request for proposal, or RFP.

    A website RFP is sent out by your organization to dozens of web design agencies in order to determine the best agency suited to meet your website needs. It also gives the website company a chance to understand your project better.

  • How to Write a Grant Proposal for your Nonprofit Website

    In this blog, we strip away all of the fluff of writing a grant proposal, and the simple guideline outlined below will help you craft persuasive and compelling grant proposals.

     

  • How to Find a Grant for Your Nonprofit's Website

    Finding a grant can be a great way to cover the costs associated with designing a website for your nonprofit. But the world of grant seeking can seem like a difficult space to get started in.

    To make your grant search for a website easier, we have included a quick and simple way to find potential grant funders and lengthen your list of options when the time comes to start applying.

  • How to Set a Budget for Your Website Redesign

    One of the most common questions we get is, “How much does it cost to build a new website?

    The answer?

    It depends. A website can cost anywhere from $8,000 to $80,000 depending on your requirements.

    A better question would be, “How much does it cost to build YOUR new website?”

     

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