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5 Strategies for Optimizing your Donation Form

Practical tips to increase accessibility and enhance giving opportunities

June 17, 2024

It’s no secret that a cornerstone page on many nonprofit websites is the donation form. In many cases, donation forms are the primary channel for potential donors, making them a significant giving resource. Ensuring your form is optimized and accessible is one action that could enhance your fundraising efforts. Here, we explore five ways to optimize your donation form to increase giving potential and make it usable by as many visitors as possible.

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How Mangrove Serves Startups

Dive into our work with 5 visionary organizations

April 8, 2024

Helmed by trendsetters, innovators and industry changemakers, startups bring something fresh to the marketplace—a product or service that can empower groups of people, fill vital gaps, or move industries in a different direction. Authentic branding and efficient websites are critical for their success. We dive into our collaborative work with 5 visionary startups.

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How to Use CRM Data to Inform Nonprofit Website Design

Tips to help your organization design a website tailored to your audience

March 26, 2024

Many nonprofits fret about the best way to approach website design without realizing they have an incredible source of information and guidance available—their constituent relationship management systems (CRMs). Here’s a look at some of the ways you can use this information to make more informed web design decisions that appeal to your audience and drive engagement. 

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Making the Business Case for Website Redesign in 2024

Key steps to secure support for revamping your digital presence

December 29, 2023

Updating your website every 2-3 years can help keep it current, on trend, and maintain a positive user experience. Here’s a look at the key steps you can take to build a convincing case for this important and strategic undertaking.

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Website Accessibility and the Law

An overview of North American web accessibility legislation

September 7, 2023

It’s critical to ensure that everyone can use your website; first and foremost, it’s the ethical thing to do. Second, it’s good for business, and finally, it could keep you out of legal trouble. In the fifth and final article in our accessibility series we provide an overview of accessibility legal considerations in the U.S. and Canada.

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How To Get and Give Effective Design Feedback

Practical tactics for a successful collaboration between clients and design agencies

July 31, 2023

The most successful design projects happen with clear communication and collaboration between the design team and the client. At Mangrove, our clients play an integral role in how successful a project is by providing guiding information during discovery sessions and helpful feedback all along the way. The processes we use help us to clearly understand our client’s goals and vision. We know these can be unfamiliar, for new clients especially, so we put together a helpful set of practical tactics and insights on how to get and give effective feedback.

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Creating a Meaningful Impact Report

Tactics to make your next report easier and more engaging

March 16, 2023

At Mangrove, we’ve published an annual impact report since we became B Corp certified in 2016 and have helped many other organizations do the same. Over the years, we’ve discovered tools and tactics that make the process easier and result in a report that stakeholders are more likely to read. We’re sharing our insights here and hope they’ll make your next annual or impact report shine brighter with less effort.

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Our Website and Visual Brand Gets an Upgrade

Introducing our new logo and website

July 20, 2021

If you haven’t yet noticed, Mangrove has an all-new look and website!  Learn about our process, collaborators, and the experience of rebuilding your own brand and site.

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Designing Websites with Accessibility in Mind

First steps and tips from our team

July 28, 2020

As a group of website designers, developers and content creators, we recognize our responsibility to make our own site, and the sites we create, more accessible for all users. We have also committed to sharing information that will help our peers take steps toward greater accessibility. This post, the third in our 4-part series, aims to do just that.

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The Green UX Checklist

Consider environmental impact before starting design

April 20, 2018

The best way to make a website green is to consider its environmental impact before starting its design, and to keep it mind throughout the design process. To help you do just that, we’ve compiled a short list of six things we can all do to change the way we design, develop and maintain websites for a more sustainable web.

White text on green background. Green UX Checklist. 1. Reduce images. 2. Optimize videos. 3. Use fewer fonts. 4. Recycle assets. 5. Use green hosting. 6. Use optimization tools.

Client Spotlight: Law Office of Helen Lawrence

Holistic Immigration Representation

March 24, 2017

Helen Lawrence, Bonita Gutierrez, and Gabriela Monico are the trio that make up the Lawrence practice. They offer deportation defense and representation in affirmative immigration processes to the Bay Area’s diverse immigrant population. The practice directly represents families and individuals before immigration courts and agencies, managing over 175 open cases at any given time. Providing low-cost legal services in English, Spanish, and Portuguese is just one aspect of the support the firm extends to immigrants seeking accessible and effective legal representation.

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Client Spotlight: World Trust

Breaking Barriers for a More Equitable Future

February 15, 2017

World Trust is a leading organization in social justice. They work with clients to address systemic racism and unconscious bias, by creating workshops, films, and a robust curriculum that gives people the tools to learn and evolve. Mangrove Web has worked with them to create an online presence for their groundbreaking materials.

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