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Learn tips and hints to use a variety of electronic and technical equipment to enhance work with volunteers.

~November 2013~

How to Improve Your Web Site

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Web sites to recruit and manage volunteers are growing in importance.  Whether you have a Web site with easy access for potential volunteers on the HOME page of the organization or are buried seven clicks from the HOME page,  you can assess it and start lobbying for changes to improve it with the manager of the organizational Web site.  Here are questions to answer that will help you determine if the volunteer information Web page is meeting its goals.

  • Who is the page for?

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  • What is the person looking for?
  • How do people access the page? Remember the 3 clicks rule. (No more than 3 mouse clicks before arriving at the page.)
  • How do you know he/she needs this page?
  • What is on the page that makes the person want to enroll?
  • What is on the page that needs to be removed?
  • How long are people staying on the page? (The Web master can get you these statistics.)
  • Have we tested the page with potential users?
  • How can you measure if the page is doing what you want it to do?
  • Who manages and monitors the page updating it no less than every two weeks?

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