Nonprofit Website Design… for 20+ Years.

Dot Org Web Works for nonprofits

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

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DOWW 20 Year AnniversarySince 2000, DOWW has provided nonprofit website design and development to a wide range of charitable non-profit organizationsexclusively. And, many of our clients return to us for their next site make-over. Our clients, current and past, include healthcare for the homeless and low-income populations (see example here), child development, HIV – AIDS services (see example here), education programs, urgent services for the poor, environmental awareness, college entry preparation assistance, shelters, domestic violence and sanctuary centers (see example here), harm reduction education, grief counseling (see example here), medical and technical education centers and services, children & immigrant services, and more.

Although most of our clients are based in Los Angeles and the greater Portland (Oregon) area, our assistance stretches to many other U.S. locations, small to medium-size nonprofits with minimal budgets. (Yet, somehow, we almost always find a solution within the client’s budget and expectations!)

We would love the opportunity to work with you and your organization. Please get in touch with us for a price and more info.

* Sorry, we do not 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 of designers focusing exclusively on nonprofit website design and development; you can expect the personal attention and follow-through 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, and done by those who genuinely 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 commercial-minded designers often produce. Instead, we create custom-branded, user-friendly, nonprofit website designs that communicate the importance of the organization’s mission. Designs that 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 Sites:

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

  1. being well branded
  2. appealing and intuitive
  3. able to generate interest in 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 new 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