Web and App Development
Website design and development for nonprofits and associations
Nonprofit & Association Website Development
When your brand evolves or your technology needs an update, it’s time for a website redesign. Your nonprofit website and mobile apps are the public faces of your organization. The visual design, user experience, and functionality must be customized to speak to today’s supporters, donors, and members. After nearly 20 years of redesigning more than 300 websites and award-winning apps for nonprofits and associations, Allegiance Group has developed a full-featured, collaborative process that ensures your nonprofit website redesign meets your audience’s needs and your business goals.
Every nonprofit website redesign or app project starts with an in-depth Discovery and Strategy phase, where stakeholders come together to identify the website’s overarching and detailed organizational goals. It’s a collaborative approach that sets the stage for the subsequent phases of work, including content strategy and governance, user experience and visual design (including user testing and website accessibility compliance), custom web development, quality assurance, web analytics configuration, and training with the content management system (CMS) and customer relationship management (CRM) of your choice.
Objective, Technology Evaluations
If needed, we’ll assist you in providing an objective and informed technical evaluation of appropriate CMS or CRM systems that will work best for you. We work with many technology platforms and will always recommend the system that best suits your organizational needs.
And we’ll design and develop custom, optimized CRM donation or member forms and email templates and provide hands-on training to your staff. Donation form and website optimization testing are critical elements in increasing revenue and ROI and can be part of any nonprofit website redesign project or a standalone service.
Whether you’re looking to redesign your nonprofit or association website, update your technology, integrate multiple systems or platforms, or migrate to a new CMS or CRM, we have the expertise and experience to do it.
League of Women Voters Brand Strategy & Redesign
CMS Development & Customization
If you’re migrating to a new CMS platform, updating to a new version of your CMS, or creating a custom web app, campaign site, or microsite, our expert technical leads will craft a customized approach for you. We develop in PHP and .NET-based content management systems (CMS) and have special expertise in Sitecore, Drupal, WordPress, Sitefinity, Kentico, Ibexa (formerly eZ Publish), and more.
In addition to custom web CMS development, we can automate your content migration to your hosting environment, configure your site search, optimize your site for search engines (SEO), set up workflow permissions and security, integrate multiple systems (databases, tools, association management platforms, other), improve your website performance metrics and web accessibility and provide unit and formal QA testing.
CRM Implementation & Customization
Allegiance has hands-on experience producing forms, email templates, surveys, and more in nonprofit CRM tools, including Engaging Networks, EveryAction, Blackbaud, Salesforce, Salsa, Higher Logic, Constant Contact, MailChimp, HubSpot, Net Suite, and Allegiance’s Public Media CRM customized to the needs of public broadcasters.
Using your CRM of choice, our production experts create custom forms, surveys, petitions, and emails, going beyond the “out-of-box” functionality to follow the best practices for fundraising and member conversion.
This is the best experience I’ve had with any vendor. By a lot. I’m extremely pleased with how attentive they’ve been to our vision, how they’ve identified opportunities in alignment with that vision that we hadn’t thought of, and how they’ve respected our timeline and budget. On top of all that, they’re just been plain fun to work with.
Mobile App Development
Do you need a mobile app to connect with or serve your organization’s audience?
Allegiance creates award-winning iPhone, iOS, and Android mobile apps and experiences, including the award-winning Ocean Conservancy’s Clean Swell App.
We work with you to define the mobile strategy, prototype a solution, map out the UX and visual design UI, provide custom app development across multiple mobile operating systems, and integrate analytics tracking for behavior and usage. Behavior tracking over time identifies opportunities for optimization. Allegiance also provides ongoing optimization and enhancements to custom mobile apps as needed.
Ongoing Website Support
To maintain and enhance your website, Allegiance offers monthly, quarterly, and ad hoc maintenance and support packages to fit your needs.
Our experienced developers fill your internal development gaps without increasing your payroll. You also have the advantage of working with developers who are familiar with your site and your end goals.
We’re here to support you in any way you need. Allegiance’s ongoing support services include the following and more:
- Site enhancements, including new campaign sites or microsites
- Analytics implementation and analysis
- Standard maintenance support, such as patches for security fixes, the latest releases from product vendors, and more
- Refinement of workflow permissions
- Integration with new systems and tools
- Website performance upgrades
Ongoing CMS support gives you a dedicated technical team whenever you need it.
If you need a new CMS, CRM, or hosting platform, you may want to take advantage of our in-depth, objective technology evaluations.
Allegiance’s technology consultants have evaluated and implemented dozens of CMS solutions, all the leading nonprofit and commercial CRM solutions, plus donor databases, blogging software, community tools, and a variety of social media/social networking tools.
A formal technology evaluation would include the following:
- Research and documentation of your technical Feature Priorities for the system(s). We consider what is needed to power the user-facing website and integrate it with other systems and the administrative back-end.
- Decision Criteria include both Technology Criteria, such as the licensing model, technology preferences, and more, and Business Criteria, such as the level of change management needed for end-users and more.
- Vendor characteristics, which include vendor references and reputation for support and product development.
- An Evaluation of Systems, which includes a vetting and scoring process for finalists and our final recommendations. Client stakeholders are invited to score vendor demos and provide their input.
If you don’t need a lot of documentation, we can streamline an evaluation to include a review of your needs, a presentation of leading options with “pros and cons,” a recommendation, and a demo of the leading option. You can count on our technology advice to be completely objective. We will always recommend the platform that is in your best interests.
In all likelihood, your web experience is powered by multiple systems collecting and sending data in the background. Our technology experts connect and integrate your systems to create a simplified and unified experience for your users and you.
Whether you need a data system of record, a single sign-on, or you want to limit the redundancy of your data, we make it happen.
The benefits include automated imports and exports between systems, reduced complexity for administrators, and potential savings by maintaining fewer systems.
We provide systems integration for analytics, CMSs, CRMs, databases, site search systems, association management systems, eCommerce platforms, social networks and communities, and more.