How To Inspire People With Your Vision

Posted by James Thiessen on May 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

One of the most important factors in the success of a non-profit organization is the ability to inspire people with your vision. I have seen it time and time again when someone has an amazing vision, but they struggle to gain any momentum because they can’t get people to follow them. Non-profit's need to invest in marketing in order to reach people with their message. Benjamin Hooks, said it best, "If you think you are leading and turn around to see no one following, then you are just taking a walk."

To start a movement, you need to learn how to inspire people with your visions and embrace people when they choose to follow you. Derek Sivers has an incredible Ted Talk on "How to start a movement". He talks about the power of embracing your first followers by seeing them as equals. When you embrace them, the focus becomes more about the movement and less about the person leading it. First followers are the most important people because they show others what it looks like to follow the person with the vision.

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Topics: non-profit, Web Design

4 Tips On Raising Money For Your Non-profit Organization

Posted by James Thiessen on May 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Almost everybody has been at an event where its entertaining and fun until someone walks out on stage and spends 20 minutes asking for your money. You know the feeling. It goes from having fun to wanting to leave in seconds. While this isn't always the case, non-profit organizations need to learn how to as for donations without sounding like they are begging. Which can be a difficult thing to do because if you own a non-profit, you know that your ability to make an impact in the world is defendant upon getting people to donate. Non-profit organizations need to invest in marketing and make sure you have everything you need on your website. find creative ways to raise money for their cause.

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Topics: Web Design

Why You Need A Church Website

Posted by James Thiessen on Mar 2, 2016 8:00:00 AM

It used to be that the first impression people would get from a church would be when they walked through the front doors. Somebody with a big smile and a name badge would excitedly want to look newcomers in the eye, shake their hand, and in a very sincere voice say “good morning’. While that still is the case sometimes, it is becoming more common that your church website is the place where people get their first impression of your church. Web design has a huge impact on what people think of your church. If your website is old and outdated, that will be the first impression people get about your church from your website. It’s time for churches to get serious about creating a great website with a great user experience.

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Topics: Web Design, Responsive Web Design