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nsBusinessSpaceā„¢ - Non-Profit & Community: Getting Started Guide

Congratulations! You have just purchased a Non-Profit & Community Web Site Package.

To simplify the process of designing your Web site, we've developed easy-to-publish Web site packages specifically designed with features and tools to meet your needs. These robust packages help you get online and build relationships with your members.

Research has shown that it's important for non-profit Web sites to make their message personal. Now, you can present a professional, memorable and personalized presence with just a few clicks to: 

  • Expand your reach and get noticed with a full featured Web site
  • Communicate more effectively with your members with an e-mail address that matches your domain name
  • Promote your organization on a professional level
  • Increase donations
  • Raise public awareness and reach families and individuals in need of your services
  • Keep team members, coaching staff, parents, and fans up-to-date on the team's activities
  • Expand your faith-based community

Before You Begin

Please read through this Getting Started guide before you begin designing your site. Setting up your Web site can be done in just four easy steps. However, a little bit of planning will help you design a Web site that truly expresses who you are. 

When you're ready to begin designing your Web site, log in to Account Manager at: http://www.networksolutions.com to view your Web site package

If you've forgotten your log-in information, please visit: https://www.networksolutions.com/manage-it/forget-login.jsp.

Step 1: Make sure your Web site has the correct domain name (also known as a Web address).

If you haven't assigned a domain name to your Web site, you will need to go to Account Manager and designate one.

  • From the Updates and Alerts page, click Go and follow the instructions for assigning a domain name to your Web site package.

    You can also access these instructions by clicking "My Website Packages"If you have more than one Web site package in your account, click on the package you want to use to build your Web site.


Please Note:
If you already have a domain name, click the Web Site Builder Tool icon to begin creating your Web site

After selecting your domain name, you will have the opportunity set up your e-mail. From there, you will be redirected to the Web Site Builder Tool.

If you already have a domain name and want to set up e-mailboxes, click "My Email". Click Add E-mailbox

If you have multiple domains, select the domain you want to use and click Continue

On the e-mail page, designate a name and password for each e-mailbox you create. Depending on your needs, choose an address format such as last-name.first-name@my-non-profit.org.

You may also want to consider creating a general e-mail address, such as contactme@my-non-profit.org

You will need to assign a temporary password for each of the e-mailboxes you set up. Passwords must be 8-16 characters and contain at least 1 upper case character, at least 1 lower case character, and at least 1 numeral (W6e3ENat). 

Temporary passwords can be changed by each user when they log in to their individual account at http://mail.my-non-profit.org. 

Step 3: Set up your Web site with our easy Web Site Builder tool 

To begin designing your Web site, click "My Websites" and then Manage Web Sites.

Here, our brief setup wizard will guide you through the steps of building your Web site

As you go through the process of creating your site, keep these pointers in mind: 

Content 

Be prepared to include information about: 

  • Who you are
  • What you do
  • Why your cause is important
  • If applicable, why individuals should donate, information regarding your event schedule, etc. 

Recommended Pages 

The templates automatically include certain page types for you. Below is an example of what a typical charitable organization might require: 

  • Home Page
  • Who We Are
  • Donate
  • Projects
  • Resources
  • Contact Us

You can change or add to these pages at any time. Consider what information you need to convey to members of your organization and visitors to your Web site

Standard Features 

Your Web site package automatically includes the following features: 

Images 

Network Solutions® provides free, high quality images that you can choose from for your Web site, or you can upload your own images-or a combination of both. 

Maps and Directions 

Your contact information and a map of your location will be automatically pre-filled based on your account information for you. You can edit or change this at any time. 

Links and Documents 

Offer your members additional resources by adding links or including related documents in Microsoft Word® or PDF files for downloading.

Web Site Tools 

You may choose to take advantage of certain features unique to the Non-Profit Organizations Web Site Solution, by adding Web Site Tools including: 

Donate Now - include a PayPal® "Donate Now" button on your Web site. When a customer clicks on the button, he or she will be taken to PayPal's site, where the transaction will be processed. You must have a PayPal Premier or Business Account to accept credit card payments. 

Event Calendar - customize the event calendar to inform your members or visitors to your site about one-time and recurring events.

Contact Management - Gather member and prospective member contact information through online forms on your Web site. Market to and communicate with your members using our professionally designed e-mail, newsletter and announcement templates.

e-Referral - let your members share your Web site with others via e-mail. The e-Referral link enables visitors to recommend your site to their friends. 

Polls - post a poll on your Web site and find out what your visitors think about whatever topic you want to research. 

Forms Generator - add online forms to quickly gather information from your visitors. 

Document Library - keep track of all of the documents on your Web site

Blogs - share the latest news, and reach out to members with a blog on your Web site

RSS Newsfeeds - keep your site up-to-date with fresh news content via RSS newsfeeds. Select the newsfeeds on the topic of your choice and they'll be automatically posted on your Web site

For more details, go to the Web Site User Guide

Now, you're ready to begin designing your Web site! Log in to Account Manager and get started today. If you need assistance, our experts are always available to answer your questions at 1.800.333.7680.