WordPress is a perfect website choice for many non-profit organizations. We just did a site for a local Public Library and it’s a good example to demonstrate the message here. I’ll make a list of reasons but first mention that WordPress started out as a blogging platform, and it quickly evolved into a framework that allows rapid website development. Almost everyone has heard of “blogging”, or “Blogger” or “WordPress”, but the word is still getting out that there has been an absolute revolution in web design created by WordPress. Non-Profit organizations are switching to WordPress in short order these days and for good reason:
Reasons Why WordPress and Non Profit Organizations Go Together
- WordPress is free to use and it”s Open Source so it’s supported by hundreds of developers and thousands of organizations.
- You do not need to be a web designer or a computer programmer to build and maintain a WordPress website or to add new content.
- WordPress websites have a structure that major search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing / MSN like, which makes getting your information into the search engines a lot easier and faster.
- The flexibility in terms of appearance and functionality is nearly unlimited. WordPress can display video, images, slideshows, .pdf’s, and text using artistic rendering as limitless as the owners imagination.
- WordPress acts like a CMS content management system. When the content is added, it actually gets put into a database. So you can change the outside appearance of the site – the look and feel – but still have exactly the same content.
- It is easy to find an affordable professional to help with building or changing a WordPress website.
- Programmers write free WordPress “plugins” for every conceivable additional function you could possibly use with a website so you might never need to custom manufacture a software module. It’s all “off-the-shelf” and free.
- There are tons of resources to help you learn about using WordPress from books, to videos, to public access seminars and meetups.