Web Design & Development

Far too many nonprofit websites are inadequately planned, hard to update, poorly designed, out of date, bloated, slow loading, and difficult to understand.

Our job is to fix that.

If your website is pretty but does not clearly communicate your work – it is just a nice art project.

If all you need is a pretty website, you can probably build one yourself. But if you are looking for a strategic website, we can clearly communicate your mission and story effectively and beautifully.

If your website is more than 3-5 years old, its design and messaging are out of date.

Yes, your donors are seeing an out of date design. But more importantly, they are not seeing the latest updates in the way you tell your story and communicate your mission.

If your WordPress website is using more than 15 plugins it is likely too dependent on those plugins.

If one of your plugins fails, your whole website could be in jeopardy. WordPress can be a great tool but when it is not used correctly it is very likely to become bulky and unstable.

If your website loads too slowly it doesn’t matter how pretty it is, people will not read it.

By now we all know that people are impatient when they visit websites. There is a very good chance that you are losing visitors because of bloated code, bulky page builders, and a lack of optimized code, images, and video. If so, you are losing potential donors before they even get a chance to get to know your story.

Featured Websites

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East County Community Health

ECCH is an initiative of Community Development Corporation of Oregon. They work to increase health outcomes in Oregon’s most underserved communities.

The ECCH team approached us needing to create a new logo, brand identity and website for their exciting new initiative. Our team worked with ECCH to create a logo, branding colors, content strategy, copy writing, content development and a new website.

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Christopher O.H. Williams / Custament Partners

Christopher O.H. Williams is a seasoned leader who came to us with a need for a new personal brand as well as a brand for his consulting work. 

We worked with Christopher to develop a brand for his personal website and his consulting. We then designed and developed a custom Squarespace website that is the launch pad for his work.

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River West Church

River West Church is a local church that serves Portland, Oregon, the suburb of Lake Oswego, and the world.

When they approached us, their website was outdated, it loaded slowly, it was hard to manage, and it didn’t effectively represent their ministry. We worked with their communications team to build a custom WordPress website that was faster, less reliant on plugins, and a design in such a way that it represented who they are and their heart for the community they serve.

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The Voices School

The Voices School for Liberation and Transformation is a collaborative of scholars, a network of leading influencers, and a community of learners committed to pursuing positive change. They do this by educating, inspiring, and training leaders of color to influence academia, business, politics, media, faith, art, and culture.

They came to us needing a website that reflected their values and design aesthetic. We worked with their team to design and launch their new website with a custom WordPress theme.

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Northwest Private Lending

Northwest Private Lending is a the leading private lender in the Pacific Northwest. We designed and built a custom WordPress website for Northwest Private Lending that leads the industry in SEO and page ranking.

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The Cultural Soul Project

The Cultural Soul Project is a new church in Portland, Oregon dedicated to addressing the needs of People of Color in inner-city urban America through the lens of the African-American experience.

We worked with their Founder and Senior Pastor, Dr. Daymond Glenn, to design, develop, and launch their new website.

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Hear the Cry

Hear the Cry works locally and globally with various community development projects such as construction projects, education, newborn health, and sustainable farming to bring compassion and justice to their many friends around the world.

We worked with their team to design and build a new website and customize the integration of their fundraising platform, Pure Charity.

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Community Development Corporation of Oregon

CDCO came to us in 2020 with a need for a major overhaul of their family of websites. They were experiencing significant growth; their sites had been built by volunteers and were not communicating their work effectively. They needed to present a more full picture of their work as they engaged major donors and multiple granting opportunities. We worked with them to develop a content strategy, and redesign and relaunch all of their primary websites.

Our Approach

Content First

We believe that content is more important than design. We will work with you to make sure that your website effectively tells your story, converts your goals, and connects with the hearts and minds of your target audience.

Effective

We are committed to staying up-to-date on the latest design trends and industry best practices. At the same time, our job is to provide an effective website that meets your specific goals. Sometimes this means eliminating fancy features or avoiding options that “everyone else” is using. Our primary goal is to create effectively designed websites, not merely a fancy ones.

Mobile Friendly

It has become clear to all of us that we live in a world filled with mobile devices, so we build websites that are not only mobile-friendly, but are designed and developed, knowing that a majority of websites visitors will view your site from a mobile device.

Easily Updatable

A vast majority of the websites we build are on the WordPress Content Management System, which makes the sites easily maintainable by leadership, staff and volunteers. We provide content update and maintenance plans, but we make sure that you have the access you need to maintain and update your website on your own.

We would love to talk with you about your website project and provide a free evaluation of your site.

Contact us today!