The Problem with NPOs Using Go-To Geeks for Their Nonprofit Websites

Ever since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, I’ve been involved with nonprofits.

As a kid, I would tag along with my mom as she volunteered for one nonprofit after another—it was just a part of life. As an adult, I’ve maintained that commitment to help make the world a better place. I may be a CEO in my day job, but I feel very at home in the nonprofit sector.

And this is why I feel comfortable shooting straight with you about this particular point:

Most organizations need some help when it comes to nonprofit websites.

Even in 2014, many nonprofits are struggling to find their best foot online. In fact, when it comes to the internet, some barely have their foot in the door.

This is largely due to the fact that when nonprofits try to establish an online presence, they take what they can get for the least amount of money.

I understand that it might seem like a win-win to hire a struggling computer science major who builds nonprofit websites for a six-pack and a case of Ramen noodles. But I would pose the question, is that your best foot?

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Jay Wilkinson

November 28, 2014

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