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May 12, 2022

Episode #005: 8 Ways Your Nonprofit Website is Failing to Attract Volunteers

#005 – Think of your nonprofit website like a party, and imagine yourself as a newcomer.

Is the party you just entered so chaotic, confusing, and disorganized that you don’t know where to go or what to do?

Or is it so empty and quiet that the only thing you want to do is leave?

Or perhaps, is it a place where you feel welcomed, know exactly what to do, and were introduced to others?

This is how your nonprofit website should feel to prospective volunteers. Unfortunately, most nonprofit websites are not optimized to build relationships with visitors and convert them into potential volunteers.

In this episode, Tobi shares EIGHT MISTAKES commonly made on nonprofit websites when it comes to attracting new volunteers, based on key assumptions about the audience and volunteers in general. She also offers tips on what to do instead to improve the experience of your website visitors.

The good news is, whether you are the website designer at your organization, or you have input into what’s included, this podcast episode will help you design a better experience for the party that people want to attend, stay, and connect.

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Nonprofit leadership author, trainer, consultant, and volunteer management expert Tobi Johnson shares weekly tips to help charities build, grow, and scale exceptional volunteer teams. Discover how your nonprofit can effectively coordinate volunteers who are reliable, equipped, and ready to help you bring about BIG change for the better.

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