Interested in working together? Before we go any further we’d like to check that we’re a good fit for each other.
Here’s what we’re looking for in an ideal client:
You’re excited to get started
We love building websites and helping do-gooders do great digital things. The internet isn’t everyone’s cup of tea though. To some people, getting a new website is a bit of a chore and they want it done quickly and cheaply without having to think too much about it.
Horses for courses and all that. But if you’re not excited about the idea of making a new website and the difference it will make for your charity, then we’re not the right people to help you build it. If you are excited, it’s probably because you’ve thought about how much better/easier your life will be…
You know what ‘success’ will look like
If we don’t know why we’re building you a new site then it’s hard to judge whether it will have been a success or not. You’re investing your time and money in it so you need to be able to articulate why it’s needed and what difference it will make.
What will improve for you and your team? What will improve from the users’ point of view? How does it fit into your fundraising or marketing plans? What will you be able to do better/quicker/easier?
You’ve got a decent budget
A good website is an investment. If you don’t have huge public events, newspaper adverts, glossy brochures or celebrity fans – then your website is probably the public face of your charity.
If you don’t have at least £5,000 to invest in your new site then we’re not a good fit for you right now. We prefer to work closely in partnership with our clients and really get under the skin of what they’re trying to achieve. So we like to dive deep into fewer projects rather than try to quickly turnaround lots of smaller ones.
You have got your content ready, or you have a proper plan for creating it
Take it from us, creating the content for your new website will take you much longer than you probably think it will. In our experience, the number one bottleneck in the website building process is that clients underestimate how long it will take them to get all the content ready for the site.
If you’re planning for one staff member to create the content alongside their day job, then we’d be concerned that the project is going to overrun and it will adversely affect other projects we have committed to.