Why is QuickSilk the best Non-profit Website Builder?
The thing about nonprofit sector organizations is that often they have too much to do, and too little resources to get the tasks accomplished as efficiently as possible. But you already know this, you live it every day.
A well-designed, user-friendly website will help you engage with new and existing members, raise money, and communicate with key stakeholders. Creating your nonprofit site affordably, and finding the right site builder and web host can be a challenge — especially when you are relying on in-house resources with little or no web-development expertise.
Fortunately, QuickSilk’s site builder and CMS platform was created with you in mind. From the very beginning, we were focused on building the easiest, most affordable and secure CMS for nonprofit organizations on the planet.
Here are just a few ways we can help nonprofits and public charities ease those pressures.
Easy to Use
QuickSilk’s user interface is intuitive, with its easy-to-use drag-and-drop functionality. From the moment you sign up for a free trial, you have the option to choose from a gallery of free website templates. Within minutes, you’ve started creating a fully responsive website that can quickly be personalized to your organization's needs.
Many nonprofit staff will never grow comfortable enough to work with complex CMSs, like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal, to use its intended functionality to full capacity. Not to worry, the learning curve to get up and running quickly on QuickSilk’s platform is short.
Our user friendly web design interface gives you access to our rich selection of features, at a glance. Unsure of what one of our features does? No problem. Simply drag the icon onto your screen to test it out.
Create Compelling Content that is Easy to Share
QuickSilk offers a variety of modules that allow nonprofits to easily share and engage new and existing customers. You can pull your organizations videos directly from your YouTube site and keep your organizations’ photo library right within the site so you always have the most up to date photos to share. You can also allow anyone in your company the ability to quickly create layouts for effective storytelling.
Accept Donations Securely on Your Website
You want to make it easy for people visiting your website to understand your cause and participate in the solution. Our payment plugins allow for secure online transactions.
Marketing Made Simple
Fundraising is competitive so stay ahead of the curve with A/B split testing using our microsites. You can leverage our events module and newsletters from within QuickSilk to create and manage content to stay in touch with key stakeholders.
Sometimes it feels like there are never enough hours in the day, we get it. It’s why we have pre-built modules for some of your favourite apps that are available to you out-of-the-box. Google Analytics and MailChimp are two prime examples of the caliber of flexible and scalable modules we’ve build into our platform with the intent to help ease some of the pressure of your day-to-day tasks.
Furthermore, QuickSilk is capable of integrating with any RESTful API, even if we haven’t create a module for a specific app you’re seeking - yet. If you don’t see a feature you need on our platform, contact our client support team to see where this functionality is on our product roadmap.
In our experience working with nonprofit organizations, we’ve learned that, although budgets are often tight, sometimes too much money can be thrown at a problem in hopes of fixing it, as there is little time to understand alternative, more affordable methods. This is often the case with membership management. Many non-profits pay thousands of dollars for a top-of-the-line CRM that manages all of their contacts and manually tracks communications and all details and documents relevant to specific people. Often, it also has capability to handle mass mail merges and broadcast communications. Sounds great.
The reality is that CRMs do one job really, really well - they manage data impeccably, if you understand how to use them. Too often businesses that feel they have no better options are sold on a vast and complicated system, then left to their own devices to figure out. This can become a huge burden for a non-profit organization that does not have the means to hire on specific people to learn the system inside out and manage these details regularly. This means that, every few months, a lack of contact management can (and usually does) hinder organizations from meeting pressing deadlines.
By contrast, QuickSilk does many jobs really, really well, as well. Not only can you manage member and partners through our CMS, but you can do more with those details - like, create a custom event, invite specific contacts, and schedule mailouts. Moreover, we enable you to better track fundraising initiatives and will be releasing enhanced eCommerce functionality within the next couple of months, so, you’ll literally be able to do back and forth transactions with members, partners and donors directly from your website.
User Permissions and User Profiles
With QuickSilk, you won't need separate software to control private content, the system comes with user permissions so you can create unlimited private areas for your members and staff.
Microsites, Portal and Landing Pages
Of all the best features that we think nonprofits could benefit from, this one takes the cake. Our increasingly popular cms offers the ability to create a limitless amount of unique websites for your events, programs, and fundraising initiatives from a single system.
We’ve witnessed organizations spend tens of thousands of dollars to create standalone websites for annual events, for example, not knowing that the option to simply build a new site was available to them. Not only is this helpful when you want to promote very simple initiatives, but it’s also helpful in enhancing your SEO and digital content footprint -- the more information you offer the world, the higher the possibility is of it reaching more people, and you truly making the difference you’ve set out to make.
Nonprofits must be cost conscious in order that all their funds be applied to the cause they support. QuickSilk wants to make its contribution to this endeavor and provides a 50% discount off the standard QuickSilk prices for nonprofits when they choose our CMS.
Open source CMS proponents claim the software to be free to use, and it is, at first, until you start dolling out your hard earned fundraising dollars for add-on features, as well as development, additional support and maintenance costs.
You’ll absolutely benefit from the ability to manage web pages and online activity from a single platform; because, it saves money while maximizing time -- knowing that your members’ and donors’ precious data is protected is, ultimately, the greatest benefit for any non-profit organization.
With QuickSilk, you’ll always have peace of mind in knowing that not only do we meet the best-in-class data protection and security standards, our closed cloud platform employs every possible security measure, like guarded antivirus protection; passwords and permissions; user controls and regular, in-house (free) updates and maintenance.
QuickSilk was built on a closed cloud, so, on top of being able to manage and publish content from any web connection, you don’t have to continually worry about your members’ information being accessed by a hacker. The only people who have access to our code are our internal developers, so the risk of storing your information online is significantly reduced.
Unlimited Technical Support
Support is included in QuickSilk’s low subscription costs. Need help? You can call, email or send us a support ticket - we offer unlimited technical support.
Not only does our site builder eliminate the need to hire a third-party developer, you also won’t require external IT or development support. You see, we’ve reduced the investment you have to pay upfront to create a website by up to 75%. We’ve also eliminated the thousands more you would spend in ongoing support costs to update and maintain your site software - it’s included in your subscription.
From the moment you sign up for a free trial, QuickSilk’s support team is ready, willing and able to make certain your experience is seamless from the get-go. Your site will be monitored and manage by us around-the-clock from day one. You’ll never have to worry about having the latest anti-virus protection, or if your site meets the latest technology standards because, with us, it always will be.
To see a full list of available features, please visit our features and benefits page.