Nonprofit Website Design… for 20 Years.

Dot Org Web Works specializes in affordable nonprofit website design for charitable nonprofit organizations*. From Los Angeles to Portland — and well beyond the Pacific. We also offer website maintenance and upkeep plans that will keep your nonprofit website working through whatever problems you encounter. We are passionate about our work, which shows in our finished products.

we are passionate about nonprofit website design


for 20 yearsSince the year 2000, DOWW has provided website design and development to a wide range of charitable non-profit organizations — exclusively. And, many of our clients return to us for their next website make-over. Our clients have included health care for the homeless and low income populations, child development, HIV – AIDS services and education, housing and legal services for the poor, environmental awareness, college entry preparation assistance, domestic violence and sanctuary centers, harm reduction education, grief counseling, medical and technical education centers and services, children & immigrant services, and more.

Although most of our clients have been based in Los Angeles and the greater Portland (Oregon) area, our assistance has stretched out to many other U.S. locations as well — most of which are small to medium size nonprofit organizations with very limited budgets. (Yet, somehow, we almost always find a website solution within the clients’ budget and expectations!)

We would love the opportunity to work with you and your nonprofit. Please contact us for a price and more info.

* Sorry, we don’t work on political or religious causes.

Relationship with Nonprofits

Dot Org Web Works is operated by Richard Hamel and is supported by his small network of talented associates within the website design, nonprofit marketing and communications field. We’re a small shop focusing exclusively on nonprofit website design and development, so you can expect the personal attention and follow-through that is so lacking in the web development industry. A working relationship with DOWW is like having your very own webmaster on staff, employed only when services are needed, done by those who really care about your nonprofit cause and charitable mission.

Nonprofit Web Style & Sense

The creation process that we employ is an organic one. We steer clear of the unimaginative and boilerplate formats, which are often produced by commercial-minded website designers. Instead, we create custom branded, user-friendly, nonprofit website designs that communicate the importance of the organization’s mission. Designs which are smart-looking, intuitive, with plenty of visuals and character. But our finished websites speak for themselves. Please take a moment to see our Portfolio.

Nonprofit Website Design versus For-profit Websites:

Yes, there most certainly is a difference between the two! Although nonprofit organization websites do share some primary goals with that of its commercial counterpart, such as:

  1. well branded
  2. appealing and intuitive
  3. able to generate interest into the organization’s cause and services

but, the similarities pretty much end there.

>> To learn more about this, please see: Nonprofit Website Designs Versus For-profit Websites.

  • Now for a bit of, shameless, self promotion…

OMG, I absolutely love the website design! …it is simply, fabulous! Richard, you have never disappointed me and you have always surpassed my expectations. Thanks for working with us on this project, can’t wait to show it to all concerned.

Deborah VillarVice President of Development and External AffairsWeingart Center for the Homeless (Los Angeles)

Working with DOWW was a great experience from start to finish. The website design has received many positive comments from our Board, staff and sister agencies. We knew we needed outside help so it was nice to feel we were in caring and experienced hands. The turnaround time was excellent and there was fast response and clear communication as we moved through the different planning and implementation phases.

Mariko KahnExecutive Director

I cannot stop looking at the new website. It looks so modern and professional. Wow.

Carlos RuizCommunications DirectorC.A.R.E. Program of Long Beach

DOWW’s services and staff response were lightning quick. I thought DSL was quick … the service by them was not only fast, but very thorough and imaginative. They addressed all of our concerns. The knowledgeable staff assisted us throughout the process of setting up our website, including content development. They were professional, courteous and answered all of our questions…Excellent design services at reasonable prices!

Mark CasanovaExecutive DirectorHomeless Health Care Los Angeles
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