Thursday, April 1, 2010

A New Look

We are very excited (not to mention, relieved) to launch an updated website. To some, you may just see a new design with more exciting colors. What we hope you’ll also notice is a site that is much easier to navigate, helping you find what you need when you want it. (If it isn’t, please let us know.) Over the next few months, we’ll be making a few more changes as well.

A less immediately obvious change is a more intense upgrade to the Accountability Wizard, the software we use to conduct reviews of charities. For the last three months, we’ve had our heads down and focused on developing this software.

Actually, the new software has been 12 months in the making as it waited for revised Accountability Standards, new information gathering questions, and new functionality (charities can provide us with documents electronically!). Ultimately, the upgraded software will enable us to serve more nonprofits, which allows us to provide more information to donors about those nonprofits.

Our appreciation and thanks to our website developers, Urban Planet Software, with whom we’ve worked closely for the last 12 months to achieve our many website upgrade goals. We feel as if they’re an extension of our own staff.

And many thanks to Triangle Park Creative for their website design services. The site wouldn’t look nearly as nice if we were left to our own devices.

Of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t thank the funders that supported the efforts, ADC Foundation and Kellogg Action Lab Innovative Practice Fund.

We sincerely hope that the new website meets your needs. If you have any comments or suggestions, please let us know.

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