What is it?
Webify is a web-based platform that helps early-stage nonprofit organizations and youth-driven civic movements create an online presence for their cause in just seconds.
As a founder of a nonprofit herself, one of our team members realized how difficult it was to put together a beautifully designed landing page for the organization, even with only basic information. However, their Twitter profile was well-curated and had photos, logos, and branding already there. Website creation is an obstacle that inhibits progress for many new nonprofits, especially those started by youth. For nonprofits in the grassroots funding stage or youth-driven civic movements, Squarespace and Wordpress are too expensive, with monthly membership fees and clunky superimposed logos. They also require development expertise, and hours of designing and manually inputting basic information. With this experience in mind we were inspired to make website creation easier.
How We Built Webify
How Webify Works
In the future we hope to include more template options, as well as a feature that automatically generates beautiful templates based on a nonprofit’s available information. Instead of merely delivering the raw code to the users, we will also implement a feature that allows users to easily customize website they receive, regardless of prior programming knowledge. Webify could integrate directly with domain providers like GoDaddy and Namecheap to purchase domains through our platform and publish instantly. Additionally, we will use multiple social media APIs to aggregate information from each platform the nonprofit uses.
Why is this important?
In an increasingly technological world, it is impossible for civic engagement to exist solely offline. Most movements, however, already use Twitter -- so this is the perfect starting point for a landing page.
We hope that Webify helps young people like us make a change and be taken more seriously for the civic work that we do. Thank you for supporting us!