Posts Tagged ‘site launch’

“More than a website”: Non-Profit Soapbox, Salesforce and Soapbox Mailer provide powerful platform

Not every organization looking to roll out a brand new web presence has the advantage Holy Trinity Church of Georgetown Pike (HTC) enjoyed: a volunteer leading the project who has been founder and CEO of several DC area technology startups.

Phillip Merrick knew the possibilities of a robust and integrated online presence and its importance to a startup, whether that be a business or a church:

“As a newly formed church preparing to launch our ministries and outreach, we needed more than just a website. We needed a platform to support a digital footprint spanning social media, web video and traditional email marketing, together with an integrated database on the back-end.”

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New York Anti-Violence Project launches new website, design with Non-Profit Soapbox

The New York Anti-Violence Project (AVP):

“empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy.”

This great organization’s website however, was not reflecting the richness of the organization’s work. Read more »


ACCION to Non-Profit Soapbox: I’ll have another

You don’t have to be a world-class racehorse owner to know when you’ve got a thoroughbred on your hands. And after ACCION worked with PICnet to launch a redesigned site for their Smart Campaign, they fell in love with this little colt, Non-Profit Soapbox.

So when it came time to trot out a new site for their Center for Financial Inclusion, they opted to take Non-Profit Soapbox for another race around the track. And it didn’t disappoint.

Right from the gate, the site jumps out to a fast start with a beautiful design and engaging images of clients that drive home the mission of the Center:

Old site put out to pasture

Center for Financial Inclusion: old site

New Non-Profit Soapbox thoroughbred site

Center for Financial Inclusion: new site

This colt is more than a show pony with a fast start, though. At the first turn, its navigation is well-laid out and easy to handle. Deeper into the race, it offers rich, easily searchable content from the Center’s Publications and Resources. And Soapbox has the strength to consistently run wire to wire, race after race, since it provides easy tools for staff to efficiently update their site so they can be expert web technology jockeys.

Take a moment to hop on for a little ride around the track on their new site yourself and see how this colt is helping to drive home the Center for Financial Inclusion’s mission to bring about the conditions to achieve full financial inclusion around the world.


“We are very, very pleased with the final product”

A few weeks ago, we happily announced the launch of the new website for Help Abolish Legal Tyranny, or HALT. We mentioned how pleased we were that we could help them abolish their own bit of website tyranny.

Rodd Santomauro, Executive Director of HALT, is pretty pleased, too! “Very, very pleased”, in fact: Read more »


How Redesigning Our Website with PICnet Delivered Results

Coast Guard Foundation sealAt PICnet, were not about just moving pixels around to create a website. We’re about empowering non-profits to better meet their missions through web technology. So when the good folks over at the Coast Guard Foundation let us know that’s exactly what happened as a result of the launch of their new site, we had to do a little jig.

We could have posted a video of that but, since our jig skills leave something to be desired, we figured it would be better to let the Foundation give you the low down in their own words: Read more »


New Soapbox site abolishes website tyranny for HALT

HALT logoWe love to see clients dash off the starting line with a new Non-Profit Soapbox site that they can effectively manage on their own to better serve their missions. Meet HALT, the latest Soapbox site to sprint out onto the interwebs.

HALT, or Help Abolish Legal Tyranny, is the nation’s largest legal reform organization – a nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest group of more than 20,000 members. Read more »


B Lab leads the way with Salesforce-powered search directories

Benefit Corporations are no stranger to being ahead of the curve, and that especially true for B Lab’s new website that spotlights these trailblazing organizations. For those of you who haven’t heard the word about Benefit Corporations, they are a “new class” of corporation that are re-imagining the way that business does business in order to affect positive change in the world.

If you’d like to see a list of this growing community of socially responsible businesses, the new website will grant that wish. And given that their Benefit Corp search directory is fed live from B Lab’s CRM database—— you’ll be able to see the list automagically grow almost before your eyes as more and more organizations join the ranks. Read more »


8 benefits of a newly designed Soapbox site: The Bridge NY

The Bridge LogoIf your non-profit’s website is in dire need of an overhaul, but you’re having trouble getting your decision makers on board, fear not! We have a list of surefire benefits to justify your cause with a clear cut example to boot.

But don’t just take our word for it. PICnet had the pleasure of working with New York-based non-profit, The Bridge, on their handsome new site. Here’s what they said.

“Soapbox was exactly what we were looking for in terms of sophisticated and search friendly design. We are thrilled with the way our new site looks and functions. Thanks to our PICnet team!”  - Ann R. Hyatt, Director of Development & External Relations, The Bridge

What got Ann so excited? First, let’s look at the before and after shots.

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Easy to use + easy on the eyes = easy to update!

Not feeling inspired to add new content to your website? Don’t let a difficult platform get in your way! Our Non-Profit Soapbox CMS was designed for accidental techies like you so that you can leave your troubles behind and focus on what’s important—adding fresh, engaging content for your audience!

But you don’t have to take our word for it. Read more »


Spot the Difference: Benefits of Upgrading to Soapbox 2

Since 2006, our robust Non-Profit Soapbox platform has served more than 350 organizations, empowering them with the quality, easy-to-use, flexible, affordable (we could go on…) web tools they need to carry out their missions. Soapbox has gone through several important milestones in its history:

2006: launch of the non-profit community’s very own hosted web platform, Soapbox 1.0, optimized for their specific needs, based on years of best practice captured by PICnetters

2008: launch of Soapbox 2.0, the next-generation of Soapbox goodness with a slew of hot new features: an upgraded CMS framework, integration with Google Analytics, human readable URLs, and more

2010: development of Soapbox integration with the world’s leading CRM tool, Non-profits are no longer left behind in the wake of technological advancements, and instead they now enjoy a full-fledged integration of a website CMS with Salesforce for donations, events, and more.

2011: beta launch of Soapbox Engage, bringing the power of Salesforce-integrated websites to the masses

Technology advances so quickly that sometimes it’s fun to stop and take a look back at how far we’ve come—for the web as a whole and for our beloved Soapbox platform in particular. Here’s a trip down memory lane for the recently upgraded Virginia Water Environment Association (VWEA) website. We’re super thrilled to have grown up alongside VWEA, and even more excited to upgrade them a new site! Read more »