2017 Free Nonprofit Website Contest

Nominate your favorite nonprofit for a FREE website!

 The 2017 Free Nonprofit Website Giveaway is Live

Today, we’re excited to officially announce the 2017 nonprofit website giveaway!  The rules are similar to last year, and are detailed below, but all you have to do is submit the following form with information about your favorite nonprofit organization, then vote on Facebook for the winner.

The nonprofit with the most votes at the end of July 2017 will win a free website to help them better serve their community.

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Why Offer a Free Nonprofit Website?

One of the core values and driving principles behind Road Warrior Creative is that we believe in giving back to our communities, both locally and across the U.S. Because of this belief, we give back to others through teaching, mentoring, volunteering, discounted services, and by occasionally making cash or in-kind donations of products or services.

We Are Driven To Do More

Countless incredible organizations don’t have the budget for custom website design or the ability to hire an expert WordPress developer.  These nonprofits work tirelessly to change the world for the better, but may not yet have a web presence that matches their local impact and efforts.

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We are committed to helping nonprofit organizations build a professional online presence that helps spread their mission, get more volunteers, and secure funding.  We do this though our across-the-board 20% discount on all products and services for 501(c)(3) nonprofits.  And…

In 2014 we decided that Road Warrior Creative will give away a complete website design and development package to a nonprofit organization located anywhere in the U.S. at least once per year.

Free Nonprofit Website 2017

Nominate a Nonprofit to Win a Free Website

This date-specific contest has ended – we’re now accepting nominations on a rolling basis.  Learn more here.

Free Website for Nonprofits Contest Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN.

PURCHASE OR PRIOR RELATIONSHIP WITH ROAD WARRIOR CREATIVE WILL NOT INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF WINNING.

How to Enter: 

Fill out the form above with your contact information, name and contact information for the organization you are nominating, and a short (300 words) essay about how the organization helps your community/makes a difference in the world, and why you think they should be given a new website.  Don’t forget to upload a logo or image that strongly represents the organization and their mission!

Applications must be submitted via the form above; emailed or mailed entries will be discarded.  Entries must be received by Friday, June 30, 2017 at 11:55 PM MST to move on to round two considerations.  Organizations are allowed to nominate themselves.

Eligible Organizations:  

To be eligible to win, organizations must be based in the United States of America and must have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.  Organizations must offer worthwhile opportunities for service, volunteering, or learning on a community level; political candidates, government agencies, and organizations whose sole or primary purpose is to promote specific religious beliefs are not eligible.  Public or charter schools are considered eligible organizations for the purpose of this contest.

Organizations should have a non-discrimination policy and should not engage in discrimination based upon race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Organization may have an existing website that is in need of a complete redesign, so long as that is noted on the application form.

How a Winner is Chosen: 

Following receipt of application, Road Warrior Creative will verify the organization’s nonprofit status, that the organization is interested in winning a new website from Road Warrior Creative, and that the organization meets all other criteria listed above.  Road Warrior Creative reserves the right to exclude an organization from the contest at any time.

After application review, logo/images for each eligible organization will be uploaded to Road Warrior Creative’s Facebook page along with the applicant’s essay.  Organizations and applicants will be notified of their eligibility status and provided a link to their contest image on Facebook.

From the time of upload until Monday, July 31, 2017 at 11:55 PM MST, individuals will be able to vote for the winning organization by posting “Likes” or “Reactions” to the logo/image pictures uploaded to Read Warrior Creative’s Facebook page.  At contest end (July 31, 2017 at 11:55 PM MST), the organization with the most “Likes” or “Reactions” on the uploaded image will be the winner.

The winner will be announced via Facebook Live at the official end of the contest and again on Friday, August 4, 2017 on this blog. The winner will also be notified via email.

The Grand Prize:  

One (1) winner will receive one (1) free custom designed and developed WordPress website up to a retail value of $8,000.00, which will be installed and set-up on the winner’s hosting account.  Final retail value of prize will depend upon size and scope of final product and will be determined at the sole discretion of Road Warrior Creative. Any prize which remains unclaimed (i.e. the winner fails to acknowledge prize receipt) for more than 30 day(s) will be considered “expired” and will no longer be valid or claimable. Website will include up to 30 pages of content, forms, calendars, a blog, and other features as deemed necessary during the discovery process. Website will also include the following standard features:

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Custom Theme Using Nonprofit Brand Guidelines
Mobile Responsive Design
Retina Display Compatibility
Sitemap Creation
Navigation Structure Creation
Search Engine Submission
Social Media Compatibility

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Self-Service SEO Software
WordPress Training Software
Advanced Search Software
Anti-Spam Software
Form Creation Software
RSS Management Software
Website Tracking Software

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PLEASE NOTE: This package does NOT include domain registration, website hosting, the addition of an eCommerce platform or shopping cart, some specialized plugins, content writing, SEO strategy or logo design services.   Following website completion, winner will receive 1.5 hours of training on website usage/maintenance; additional/ongoing training and/or support will be available at Road Warrior Creative’s published rate. Winner is responsible for paying all fees associated with domain registration and website hosting, and any applicable taxes or government fees.  Winner must be willing to work collaboratively with Road Warrior Creative to create the design and content.

Website project will be scheduled for completion prior to December 31, 2017.

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