NGO Website Design in Ghana – Everything you need to Know
by Aziah Daniel
Non-governmental organizations (NGO) serves a vital role in our lives. There is no doubt that without some NGO’s the lives of many people would have been a nightmare. Every good thing in life deserves to be known by the world and that is why a website becomes essential in the operation of a modern NGO.
In this article, I will try my best to illustrate most of the things you need to know about an NGO Website and why it is important to have a website for your NGO in Ghana and the rest of the world in general. Some of the points I will be touching include;
- The first step you need to follow is to acquire your domain name.
- After acquiring your domain name you need to buy a web hosting space.
- Finally, you need to develop your website and then upload it unto the hosting space.
Each of these steps requires an experience before you can accomplish it. A while ago we shared with our customers how to choose a good domain name for your business or NGO.
Choosing a good domain name is one of the most daunting task you can encounter.If done best, your Domain Name will last longer and stronger in the minds of people.
You can read more about a helpful guide on choosing a domain name. How to choose a good domain name
You can buy your affordable .com .net .org .edu.gh .gh domain names from our company.
After you have successfully acquired your domain name you can purchase your hosting account from us; One thing about the website is that the kind of hosting company you choose has a great effect on the success of your business. You can’t afford a website that goes down every day as a result of a bad host. Choose a reliable and affordable hosting company in Ghana.
We have been in business for a long and we have partnered with the most trusted hosting companies in the world to offer you 99.99% uptime.
Unless you are an experienced technocrat, it is highly advisable to contact a professional website design company to build your project for you.
Ghana Web Designs Company Ltd is always available to help NGO’s in Ghana to achieve their goals. Contact us and let’s discuss how we can help your NGO; here at Ghana Web Designs, we believe in giving back to the society. We always help NGO’s no matter how small your budget is. Just call us now: 0545744420/ 0200127614
What should an NGO website Contain
If this your first time in building a website for your NGO in Ghana or any part of the world, you might be wondering what are the important things an NGO website should contain. We have got you covered, over the years we’ve built several websites for different NGOs in Ghana and one thing common to all is what their website contains.
Below are some of the things an NGO website should contain. Although it’s not a requirement that your NGO website should contain all these but this information is to guide you in making a decision.
A Great Logo
A great logo on your website can help build your brand and increase the recognition of your nonprofit on the web.
Simplicity creates a great first impression. When visitors see a webpage with a pleasing, simple design and an easy-to-read layout, they’re more likely to stay and absorb the information presented.
Friendly, Welcoming Design
When you pick up a book, what’s the first thing you notice? For me, it’s the color and imagery of the cover
The same thing happens when visitors come to your website. Ninety-four percent of new visitors to your website will form their impression based entirely on your visuals.
An Easy-to-Find Search Box
A portion of website visitors will want to search your site for a specific section or piece of information. Having an easy-to-find search box can help them achieve their goal quickly.
A Big Join or Donate Button
A Clear Call to Action
First-time visitors to your website need a bit of direction since they’re unfamiliar with your navigation and a lot of information will be hitting them at once.
That’s why having a clear call to action (CTA) is best. A CTA is the one thing that you want every website visitor to do.
If you have an event coming up, you’ll likely want your CTA to be about joining your event. If you’re in the middle of a fundraising campaign, you’ll likely want your CTA to be about donating.
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Website Pages Every Nonprofit Needs to Attract Members and Donors
This is the first page your website visitors will land on, so think about what information you want them to see right away. Many nonprofits put their main call to action on this page, along with news, featured members, upcoming events, and lots of pictures.
This page is where you tell the story of your organization and the people who guided the nonprofit to success.
Most nonprofits include their mission, vision, and values on this page, as well as profiles of the founder and the current board members.
This page has all the information about what a new member might need to know before joining your organization as well as the online form to join.
This page has all the information about what a potential donor needs to know before donating to your organization as well as the online form to donate.
This page is where you list all your events. The best way to do this is by posting a calendar showing the dates and times of your upcoming events. It’s also a good idea to list some benefits of joining one of your events.
This is the area for you to post important updates about your nonprofit. Having an active news/blog section lets potential supports know about your recent efforts and engagements with the community.
Resources (if applicable)
If part of the value your nonprofit creates is from publishing resources, this is the place to host them.
This page includes basic contact information for your organization.
What makes a good charity website?
A good charity website is one that follows all the latest web accessibility standards, a website that is easy to navigate and follows the guide we have outlined above about What should an NGO website Contain
What is the cost of an NGO/Charity website in Ghana?
The cost a charity website like any other website depends mainly on the requirement of the website(Functionalities of the Website, the total number of pages, website security, Custom email accounts, etc)
For more information about how websites are priced please read our guide on website design prices in Ghana
Always feel free to get in touch with us any queries related to website cost or any other information and we will be happy to assist you.
So whether you need only a small website, or your ambitions are much broader, contact us today, and we will cost your website to the last penny before we start designing and building.
Don’t settle for a cheap website you will regret – choose us, Ghana Web Design Company Limited, to create a stunning website for you, regardless of your budget.
We have worked with thousands of customers all over Ghana, including people from ACCRA, KUMASI, SUNYANI, TEMA, and VOLTA, etc.
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