Which CMS is Right for Your Nonprofit?

Content Management Systems. Every good nonprofit needs one, every good business in general needs one. This is where you'll house all of your content, copy, and images. Yet, this can be a tricky question to answer. With so many options out there such as Hubspot, Drupal, Wordpress, and Joomal!, one might not know where to begin, and trust us, it's easy to get lost in the fog.

The first thing you have to consider is the size of your organization and it's stakeholders. For smaller organizations, it may be easier to get a consensus as you may only have to appease a few people. For larger orgs, it may be a struggle as you have to get many different stakeholders on board with your CMS of choice.

If you already have a site, you need to take into account the flaws and the feedback you may have already received. If you're just beginning to decide on a site, you may need to take into account the capabilities of the site, the needs of your constituents, and the resources you've allotted to put into it.

Some features to look for include:

  • Ease of Installation and Use
  • Security
  • Integrations
  • Responsiveness
  • Templates
  • SEO
  • Versioning
  • Multilingual Support
  • Asset Management
  • Search Capabilities

Once you've decided on a CMS, you're going to want to make sure that it grows with your organization and develops toward your future needs. Take a look at its development history to see if you think it's capable of this and make sure your confident in it.

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