We are a start up software as a service company that provides nonprofits with the ability to fund raise by "connecting" their donors directly to their needs. Our research shows that donors are interested in knowing more information about where their contributions are going and connect2need allows donors to easily select the "needs" they would like to fund. Our product is a hosted, customizable website that is directly linked to a nonprofit's homepage. Our service allows nonprofits to showcase their needs and then donors can select the "needs" which they are interested in funding. From the site, a donor can select the need they to fund and make an immediate donation on line (via Google Checkout). Donors are also able to join the nonprofit's "community" and track the status of the "need" they chose to support.
Our existing website and logo are at http://www.connect2need.com. We would like to keep the logo but will revise the website to align with the new look and feel of our product in a later project.
Connect2need (C2N) customers (non profits) are looking for a fresh approach to reaching their donors. The product needs to complement a wide variety of existing nonprofit websites as seemlessly as possible. Web-based tools for nonprofits represent a currently expanding market and we are looking to differentiate ourselves from the other distinctly separate services such as Network for Good (http://www.networkforgood.org) which will process on line donations for a given nonprofit. Our site is intended to be an extension of ANY nonprofits existing website.
A nonprofit that subscribes to C2N's service will be able to "customize" the site and easily upload required (nonprofit specific) information such as their brand, descriptions of their organization (or campaign) and the details of the "needs" they are raising funds for.
We would like our customers (the nonprofits or nfp) to say "this website looks fantastic and we would be proud to have this linked to our existing website."
Our site needs to be crisp and fresh, it should not have a personality of it's own as much as it should complement the nfp, showcase a nfp's needs and be inviting to donors.
We require designs for 3 pages . A demo site which has all the functionality that needs to be included is available at http://www.sandbox.connect2need.com. The landing page is most critical and should establish the look and feel for the site.
We will provide prompt feedback on designs such that only the top designs need to develop pages after the landing page.
Page 1: Landing Page should include
Logo, tagline, navigation bars, block for branding photo, block for text describing nfp, block for "featured project," section for 5 "other featured projects", boxes for "Gift cards" and "start a group", footer
Additional pages (details are similar to landing page but can be viewed at demo website).
Page 2: Project selection page (reached via "fund a project" tab or from "view all projects" on the landing page
Page 3: Detailed Project Page (reached via "more" under a specific need or click on name)
1) Sites that can be referenced with "similar" functionality are http://www.donorschoose.org or http://www.optinnow.org
2) Designs should use a consistent 3-5 colors such that these colors can be customized by nfp to align with their existing website.
3) web file format .jpg and layered .psd (RGB)