Charity web design

Introduction to charity web design

Charities have to market themselves online to be seen by volunteers, donors and fundraisers and to compete in such a competitive space.  In tough economic times, it is even harder to connect with your audience and get donations.  Is your charity struggling to be found on Google?  Is your website hindering your digital transformation?  Or do you need more donations to fund your projects?

If you are involved with a charity, you will know that it is essential to have a trustworthy "digital partner" who can not only design and build an effective website, but who are there to help you launch new appeals and handle any technical problems or questions you have quickly and efficiently.

We have worked with charities to reshape the user journey throughout their website, build bespoke functionality for donations, fundraising and events that align with their mission, and deliver responsive support, every time they need it!

Making digital simple for charities

A modern, easy to use platform, combined with proper customer service is our key to supplying a solution that delivers results and offers great value for money.  This means you can spend more time focusing on what really matters to your charity!

Our methodology is Plan it right.  Design it right.  Build it right. This means we ensure all projects are successful and work great for our charity clients and continue to be successful with our dedicated support.

Solving problems for charities

What are the typical challenges we get asked for from charities?  Here are some of the problems charities face, which we have provided simple solutions for:

  • Re-shape the user journey
  • Need more donations through the website.  
  • Attract more volunteers
  • Deliver more website visitors (if applicable)
  • Enable better communication to stakeholders
  • Require a website that can be updated easily by the charity
  • CMS training for charity staff
  • Integrate website with charity CRM
  • A donations system that works for the charity
  • Hands on help launching appeals
  • Make it easier for fundraisers to find out how to help
  • Want it to be easier to make updates, and add new promotions
  • Help adding new content 
  • Help with GDPR and analysing website traffic

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Project or package, it's your choice

We offer website packages for charities, with everything included, so you know what you are spending each month.
If your requirements differ from our packages, or prefer to budget up-front, you can chose a bespoke website project instead and we'll happily provide you with an estimate.

Pay upfront and save 15%

Lite

Monthly

Upfront

Charities who want a beautiful professional website they can scale to promote their charity more. With the easiest to use CMS, supported by a dedicated, friendly and knowledgeable agency.

Performance

Monthly

Upfront

Established a charities with lots of content who want to get more donations through their website, promote their fundraising events, news and promote their large, media-rich website.

Expert

Monthly

Upfront

Charities who want a fully bespoke website with the exact functionality they need. With streamlined processes, you will save time by removing repetitive tasks and you'll have the functionality to really stand-out in your space.

Content Management System ?

Yes

Content Management System ?

Yes

Content Management System ?

Yes

Full agency support ?

Yes

Full agency support ?

Yes

Full agency support ?

Yes

Transparent pricing ?

Yes

Transparent pricing ?

Yes

Transparent pricing ?

Yes

Premium, bespoke design service ?

Yes

Premium, bespoke design service ?

Yes

Premium, bespoke design service ?

Yes

Fully responsive, mobile friendly ?

Yes

Fully responsive, mobile friendly ?

Yes

Fully responsive, mobile friendly ?

Yes

Events & Fundraising ?

Yes

Events & Fundraising ?

Yes

Events & Fundraising ?

Yes

Optimised for Search Engines ?

Yes

Optimised for Search Engines ?

Yes

Optimised for Search Engines ?

Yes

Bulk SEO updater ?

Yes

Bulk SEO updater ?

Yes

Bulk SEO updater ?

Yes

Download form submissions as CSV ?

Yes

Download form submissions as CSV ?

Yes

Download form submissions as CSV ?

Yes

Social media links / share this links ?

Yes

Social media links / share this links ?

Yes

Social media links / share this links ?

Yes

Keyword search ?

Yes

Keyword search ?

Yes

Keyword search ?

Yes

GDPR compliant ?

Yes

GDPR compliant ?

Yes

GDPR compliant ?

Yes

Newsletter signup ?

Yes

Newsletter signup ?

Yes

Newsletter signup ?

Yes

Website training ?

Yes

Website training ?

Yes

Website training ?

Yes

Technical support ?

Yes

Technical support ?

Yes

Technical support ?

Yes

Software updates ?

Yes

Software updates ?

Yes

Software updates ?

Yes

Paypal donations² ?

Yes

Paypal donations² ?

Yes

Paypal donations² ?

Yes

Custom single and monthly donation forms³ ?

No

Custom single and monthly donation forms³ ?

Yes

Custom single and monthly donation forms³ ?

Yes

Donations Dashboard page ?

No

Donations Dashboard page ?

Yes

Donations Dashboard page ?

Yes

2FA Login ?

No

2FA Login ?

Yes

2FA Login ?

Yes

API integration with your CRM ?

No

API integration with your CRM ?

No

API integration with your CRM ?

Yes

Content changes ?

No

Content changes ?

1 hour per month

Content changes ?

3 hours per month

Max pages ?

10

Max pages ?

30

Max pages ?

100

Set up fee ?

£99 (1st month upfront)

Set up fee ?

£179 (1st month upfront)

Set up fee ?

£479 (1st month upfront)

Hosting, backups & email ?

5GB storage, 5 email accounts (IMAP), 25,000 MB bandwidth, SSL Cert, full UK based support

Hosting, backups & email ?

20GB storage, 10 email accounts (IMAP), 75,000 MB bandwidth, SSL Cert, full UK based support

Hosting, backups & email ?

60GB storage, 20 email accounts (IMAP), 150,000 MB bandwidth, SSL Cert, full UK based support
£129 / month*
for 24 months, then
£69 / month* maintenance
£2,630*
project cost, then
£69 / month* maintenance

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£249 / month*
for 24 months, then
£99 / month* maintenance
£5,079*
project cost, then
£99 / month* maintenance

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£559 / month*
for 24 months, then
£349 / month* maintenance
£11,400*
project cost, then
£349 / month* maintenance

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Extras

  • +10GB storage £2 / mo + VAT
  • +1 email address £1 / mo + VAT
  • +1 page + £2 / mo + VAT
  • +1 domain name + £2 / mo + VAT
  • +1 hour changes per month + £50 + VAT

*All prices are subject to VAT at 20% Important: First payment will be required as a deposit and monthly payments will begin 30 days from signing of the contract. 

² You will need a Paypal account to receive the donations

³ You will need a Stripe account to receive the donations

Some packages include some time for changes/additions as mentioned above, but you can request more and we will quote for the additional work.  Please see the full Terms and Conditions here: https://www.madesimplemedia.co.uk/terms.pdf

Sir Simon Milton Foundation Web Design Testimonial
Charity website designs

Digital services for charities

We continue to expand our services to charities, including high profile hospital charities in London, start-ups and well-established UK charities.  Here are some of the digital services we are offering:

  • Planning and UX design for your various audiences, user journey etc
  • Flexible and easy to work with website CMS (Content Management System) 
  • Websites built with security and are low-maintenance so you can focus on your charity after launch
  • Single or monthly donations via stripe or simple single donations via Paypal
  • News/blog to promote your charity
  • Copywriting services to assist in tone of voice, blogs, identity/values etc.
  • Reactive support and maintenance
  • Excellent website hosting with daily backups, free domain, free SSL cert
  • We are your digital partner!  We want to support and grow with your charity
  • Website warranty for proactive monthly checks and website CMS upgrades
  • Full daily offsite backups for your peace of mind
  • UK hosting with 24/7/365 "fanatical support"
Charity bespoke website features

Website functionality for charities

We're always "hands on" with code, developing new solutions for charities.  Couple with the easiest to use CMS mean that all our charity websites offer the following functionality:

  • Full CMS so you can make changes, additions at the click of a button!
  • Single and monthly donation forms with backend logging of donation details and download to Excel
  • Visitor tracking so you can see at a glance your visitors, top page content etc
  • Events list/calendar so users can see what your charity are doing
  • Create your own forms and surveys without touching any code
  • Blog/News section
  • Page types to grow your content / size of your website
  • Membership so you can set up new usrs
  • Files / Sitemap - keep track of your pages and digital assets
  • GDPR compliant cookie bar
  • Full SEO control including 301 redirects, sitemap.xml, setting meta tags etc.

Driving great results for charities

We have achieved some great results for charities by helping them to maximise the potential of their websites and digital assets and adding exciting  new functionality, giving them a platform to fundraise and promote their charity in the best way possible. 

Our combination of a great CMS, bespoke coding for charities and "can do", responsive support means that our charity clients trust us as their website and digital agency year after year.

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Charities we have worked with

We continue to work with amazing charities in the UK, here are some examples:

Charity web design

St George's Hospital Charity

At St George's Hospital Charity our mission is to enhance the experience of patients, families, staff and the wider community served by St George's Trust. They are the official charity of St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

With over 9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, St George's is the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.

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Charity web design

Brooklands Museum

Brooklands was the cradle of British innovation and endeavour in the worlds of motorsport and aviation. Today Brooklands Museum celebrates the passion, bravery and inventiveness of the men and women who designed, built, raced and flew machines like those in our Collection, on this historic site, throughout the twentieth century. 

Visitors are immersed in Brooklands’ stories and discover for themselves the qualities, skills and ideas of the innovators, pioneers, engineers and adventurers of Brooklands. 

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Charity web design

North Surrey Afasic

North Surrey Afasic are a volunteer led charity, who support children and young adults with speech and language needs. They run a fortnightly ‘Friday Club’, and run activity weeks in the summer. To subsidise the cost of activity weeks, NSA run a number of fundraising events throughout the year.

The charity started in 1984 and we support over 50 children and young adults annually.

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Charity web design

Imperial Health Charity

Imperial Health Charity (IHC) helps the five Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust hospitals do more through grants, arts, volunteering and fundraising.  

IHC fund major redevelopments, research and medical equipment as well as helping patients and their families at times of extreme financial difficulty.

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Charity web design

Sir Simon Milton Foundation

The Foundation’s Objects are focused on getting young people in Westminster into work through education and training and reducing loneliness and isolation amongst older people in the City. 

The Foundation's vision is to continue Simon Milton’s vision of a society in which communities care, the young aspire and older people thrive.

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Charity web design

Henfield Theatre Company

The Henfield Theatre Company - is an amateur dramatic company based in Henfield, West Sussex.

In 2017 and 2018 Henfield Theatre Company were very proud to have been honoured by the Brighton and Hove Arts Council when both of our autumn plays were awarded the best overall production award.

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What's next?

Contact us for a friendly, no-obligation chat about your project...

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80+

Happy clients

135+

Websites in our care

8+

Years trading

94%

Client retention
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Great personal service from Made Simple Media to understand our requirements, and explain every step in the design process for our new website. They are always on hand to give support and guidance, and we now have a professional website that is attractive and easy to manage. Many thanks!

Peter, Henfield Theatre Company

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I am Chief Executive of a charity. When I took over our website crashed and we lost all our data. We switched hosts to Made Simple Media, took on a brand new CMS and we have never looked back. Dave was fantastic then and remains so. Always approachable, quick to respond and great tools to help you on your way.

Matthew Sykes, Sir Simon Milton Foundation

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We are delighted with the website that Made Simple Media created for St Andrew's Church, N16. They really understood our vision for the project and turned it into reality, whilst suggesting additional ideas throughout. The whole project was seamless and enjoyable.

Stuart Smith, The Smithy Creative

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We commissioned David at Made Simple Media to build our website for About Mortgages. David was responsive, incredibly patient, on budget and provided a great finished product that we're delighted with.

Paul, About Mortgages

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Dave was so patient and understanding when it came to explaining the process and how things work. I highly recommend MSM to anyone who needs that extra help understanding the fundamentals of website building.

Matt, Land Solutions (South) Ltd

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