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Your Nonprofit's Virtual Architecture: Nonprofit Website Design Innovation and Best Practices

About this event

Build your nonprofit website’s architecture! Your website is the digital home of your organization, hosting informative content, donation pages, volunteer opportunities, and more. Creating an accessible, user-friendly website allows more site visitors to interact with the website and get involved with your work. This panel will address innovative strategies for effective nonprofit web design. Join our industry experts in this discussion and learn more about best practices for designing your organization’s website.

Meet the panelists

Anne Stefanyk, Kanopi Studios

Anne is the Founder and CEO of Kanopi Studios, she helps create clarity around project needs and turns client conversations into actionable outcomes. As someone at the intersection of business development, marketing, and technology, Anne provides a digital strategy to clients and organizations in the nonprofit, higher education, government, and corporate sectors. She enjoys helping clients identify their problems, translating it all into plain language, and then empowering the Kanopi team to execute stunning website solutions that strengthen brands and help companies succeed.

Kacey Crawford, Pursuant

Kacey Crawford serves as Vice President, Digital Strategy at Pursuant. She joined Pursuant in July of 2021, and brings a wealth of expertise in both nonprofit and agency strategy and leadership. In her role as Vice President of Digital Strategy, Kacey will lead Pursuant’s digital practice and serve as the senior strategist, in partnership with client strategy teams, to bring best-in-class digital offerings. With a breadth and depth of experience spanning over 20 years, at organizations like Sierra Club, CDR Fundraising Group, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and others, Kacey is dedicated to the ever-evolving digital transformation and true channel integration needed to drive meaningful constituent experiences, greater loyalty, and mission-focused growth for Pursuant’s valued clients.

Karla Despradel, Constructive

Karla is the Design Director at Constructive. She is a strategic designer who brings a decade of experience in cross-disciplinary design research, branding, and experience design for social impact. As Design Director, Karla sets Constructive’s standards for design excellence and leads the design team to create powerful, purpose-driven brands that drive social innovation. Before joining Constructive, Karla worked as a Senior Designer with global innovation firm, Doblin, as a UX Designer with the Arnhold Institute for Global Health at Mount Sinai, and internationally as a Social Innovation Design Consultant, focusing on issues of public health, gender-based violence, and justice system reform.

What will be discussed?

  • Trends and must-haves for a well-designed nonprofit website.
  • How to make sustainable design choices.
  • Common design mistakes and solutions.
  • Best practices for those about to launch or are planning a website refresh.

Earn 20 Cause Coins Today!

When you register and join us live you will earn 20 Cause Coins which can be redeemed for discounts on software for mission-driven businesses and free consultations with industry experts! Learn more about Cause Coins and join NXUnite here.

Who should attend?

While we firmly believe that anyone in the nonprofit sector could benefit from learning the best practices in building your digital home, nonprofit leaders, marketing and campaign managers, IT personnel, and staff assigned to handle your nonprofit’s website will find this panel the most pertinent.

Interested in being a panelist? Let us know via this survey.

Hosted by

  • Team member
    Team NXUnite NXUnite

    NXUnite is here to make introductions that lead to lasting relationships.

  • Guest speaker
    Karla Despradel Design Director @ Constructive

  • Guest speaker
    Anne Stefanyk CEO, Founder @ Kanopi

  • Team member
    Colleen Carroll Content Publishing Coordinator @ Nexus Marketing

  • Guest speaker
    Kacey Crawford Vice President of Digital Strategy @ Pursuant


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