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From Vision to Reality: Planning and Implementing a Game-Changing Online Portal

By: Idealist Consulting

Imagine connecting with every stakeholder in your organization’s ecosystem, all from one central hub. It's not just possible – it's becoming essential. As nonprofits face the challenge of efficiently scaling their operations while maintaining meaningful connections with their communities, a powerful solution has emerged: user-centric online portals. These digital hubs are revolutionizing how organizations interact with their stakeholders, offering far more than traditional websites.

Click the button below to access our recorded session from the 2024 NTEN conference where Idealist Consulting’s Saul Belisle and Yasmeen Najeebi explore what makes these portals so transformative, and how your organization can harness their potential.

Online portals aren’t just fancy websites. They're powerful tools that can transform how your organization interacts with its stakeholders. Unlike traditional websites, portals offer personalized experiences, secure authentication, seamless integration with your existing systems, and enhanced interactivity. This means you can create tailored experiences for different user groups, whether volunteers, donors, or beneficiaries.

But here's the catch – building a portal isn't enough. Its success hinges on one crucial factor: user adoption. And that's where many organizations stumble. The key to successful adoption lies in putting your users first, right from the start. Before you even begin development, ask yourself: What problems will this portal solve for our users? How will it make their lives easier? These questions should guide every decision you make.

By focusing on user needs and adoption from the outset, you're not just building a portal – you're creating a powerful hub that can streamline your operations, enhance engagement, and amplify your organization's impact. Click the button below to access the recording and hear our top tips for success in planning for an online portal project, keys to a successful implementation, and best practices in continued improvement and evolution. 

Access the recorded session