Role of the nonprofit website

Thanks to the Chronicle of Philanthropy for the reminder and link to statistics regarding nonprofit use of the web. A nonprofit website is not just a place to post information about your organization. It should help facilitate an ongoing conversation with donors, prospects, and beneficiaries.

I think too often, nonprofits think of websites as a way to broadcast their needs. Instead they should use their website to engage philanthropists and prospective philanthropic investors. The organizational website is never a substitute for face-to-face interaction.

About Benjamin Mohler

Benjamin Mohler, CFRE, ACFRE has a keen interest in understanding the connection between culture and the practice of philanthropy. His experiences working with international nonprofit organizations, extensive international travel, together with his graduate work at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and leadership roles with local nonprofits combine to produce his expertise in this area. He’s also a big baseball fan.

Mohler is the Assistant Vice President for Development at Eastern Kentucky University. Prior to his current role, he held key roles with The William States Lee College of Engineering at UNC Charlotte, Cedarville University, and The Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Advanced Certified Fundraising Professional (ACFRE), and serves AFP at an international level, including his current role chairing the publishing committee for the AFP Fund Development Series.

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