352 Inc. / Blog News / June 4th, 2010

352 Media Group announces free website designs for nonprofit organizations

Websites are no longer luxuries, but for many nonprofit organizations, a custom site never fell in the necessity pile. Now, 352 Media Group has made it possible for nonprofits to build websites without sacrificing their 501(c) status ‘ or their budget.

DesignYour.org enables nonprofits to create and maintain an attractive, interactive, and user-friendly site at no charge. 352 Media Group’s Chief Marketing Officer Peter VanRysdam unveiled the company’s newest venture Friday at the Advertising Federation of Gainesville’s Marketing and Advertising 101 for Nonprofits and Small Businesses workshop at the Thomas Center.

352 Media Group has served more than 1,000 businesses around the world, creating sites for companies such as Microsoft, Ben and Jerry’s, and Outback Steakhouse. The Gainesville company wanted to help deserving nonprofits get a slice of the interactive marketplace.

‘We absolutely hate to turn away deserving organizations, but we can only take on so many pro-bono projects at a time,’ VanRysdam said. ‘We realized investing our time in this system would be a way to finally say yes to all of the organizations that need help getting online.’

DesignYour.org enables nonprofits to have a free website, allowing them to choose from a variety of professionally designed templates, and then add graphics and text to highlight individuality. The sites are easy to create and maintain, and users have the ability to switch their template designs whenever they’d like.

Once live, the site makes it easy to ask visitors to donate money with the use of a fully interactive menu and PayPal system. With no fees or programming skills needed, DesignYour.org makes it possible for your charity to get online and to continue the important work you do.

352 Media Group is a full-service interactive development firm headquartered in Gainesville, Fla., with offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle. 352 Media Group provides its clients with a complete approach to business development, offering Web development, Web applications, CD/DVD Production, motion graphics, and more. Since its founding in 1997, 352 Media Group has served more than 1,000 clients across the United States and around the world.