Consulting & Training

Digital Literacy Seminar
SEO/Web/Social Media/Email Marketing

Set up an appointment with one of our consultants to meet with your executive director, director of development and marketing team to go over the state of the internet in 2016 and how it affects non-profits. This seminar is designed as an educational tool for leaders of nonprofits to gain better understanding how digital strategies can increase fundraising, audience engagement and help them help their clients more effectively. 

This is a service we offer at no charge for nonprofit organizations and cause focused businesses.

Digital Consulting & Training Services

Many nonprofits are run by a small group of people who are passionate about their cause, but may not have the time or expertise to make the most out of their digital assets. We offer customized training sessions for nonprofit teams and individuals on best practices and strategies to be used for your social media, website and email communication. Use the form on the right to set up a meeting or phone call so we can get you started. 

If you're within driving distance of our office in North East Minneapolis we would love to come out and meet with your team. We can also set up conference calls or have you come into our office for a sit down consultation. 

Comprehensive Digital Overview

One of the best easiest places to start is to do an overview and evaluation of your current website.

We will evaluate your website on over 70 indicators to arrive at a score. Our CDO comes with a 30 page report detailing the strengths and weakness of your site. 

After the CDO is complete, one of our consultants will meet with your team or schedule a conference call to go over the results and recommend improvements you can can make.

If you're considering redesigning your current website or just want to know how your current site is performing and how to make some tweaks to improve it, a Comprehensive Digital Overview is a great piece of data that you can use to smartly plan your next digital steps. 

We offer our CDO at a discounted price for members of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. Order a Comprehensive Digital Overview for your organization today.

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Website Design and Development

A great looking website is one of the most important elements for engaging clients and volunteers, not to mention donors. Most companies and organizations redesign or upgrade their sites every 3 or 4 years.

There are many design firms and designers that can create great looking websites. What sets Ascension Development Group apart is our focus on creating great looking sites that perform and drive traffic  to increase donations and engagement with volunteers and clients.  

New Website + SEO
 

We are offering a special website redesign program in 2017 for smaller or mid-sized organizations.

We are also including a Search Engine Optimization component as part of this program. Depending on the needs of your organization the cost to redesign your site could be lower than you think.

Contact us today for a quote, consultation, or to invite a bid on your website redesign.

Social Media

How do we get more people to LIKE our page and posts?

Is it worth it to use social media ads?

Can we improve our social media reach without hiring someone in-house?

Social media is a powerful tool and when used effectively can grow donor bases and engagement with larger and larger audiences. 

We can help your organization use social media to:

  • Increase online giving
  • Increase monthly supporters
  • Promote your fundraising events
  • Increase page likes and followers
  • Get your message out to more people
     

If you're frustrate with the lack of momentum you're getting from your social media accounts let's meet to talk about what you're doing wrong and how we can help get you on the right track. 

Branding & Messaging

 

The 5 Second Test

If given just 5 seconds to look at your site or social media page, would a new visitor be able to answer the following questions:

  1. What does your organization do?
  2. Why would I want to be involved or donate to your organization?
  3. How do I donate/volunteer? 
 

If your website and social media pages fail this test, you're missing out on donations and volunteers. 

Let us help you develop messaging and a brand that inspires loyalty, delivers your message, builds credibility and connects people emotionally to your cause.

SEO & Marketing

It's great if you have an amazing looking website, but if people aren't finding their way to your site it's not making a difference for your organization. 

We take the hard work out of implementing and designing an effective strategy.  Using different tools such as Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Social Media Targeting, we help the right people find your organization.  Every aspect of what we do is trackable so that you have proven results to review with your board and community monthly.

Get in touch today to get more info.

 

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Fundraising

COULD WE BE ACCEPTING MORE DONATIONS ONLINE?

HOW DO WE GET MORE PEOPLE TO COME TO OUR FUNDRAISER?

 

Maybe it's promoting your annual golf tournament or gala. Maybe it's developing a Give to the Max, Giving Tuesday or end of the year giving campaign. Maybe it's increasing monthly giving through your social media and website. Every year more and more people are giving to their favorite charities from their computers and mobile devices. We can help you maximize the effectiveness of your digital assets, making it easy and obvious to donate with our innovative strategies for fundraising for nonprofits in Minnesota and surrounding areas.

Contact us and let's start a conversation.

Video Production and Photography

39% of people who see an online video ad researched the non-profit within 24 hours.

 

Video is quickly becoming one of the best ways to drive donations and volunteers to nonprofits, which is why Ascension Development Group provides cutting edge video production for Minnesota nonprofit organizations.  A professionally produced video advertisement or a series of short videos about your organization could be the key to driving your next fundraising campaign. 

Similarly, high quality promotional photos may be the difference between a successful engaging campaign and on that falls flat.

Get in touch with us to learn more about filming a video or shooting photos for your organization.

Ascension for Business

Over 90% of our clients are non-profit organizations, but we do occasionally work with for profit companies and corporations. If your company is looking for help in any of the following areas, please contact us for a quote or for more information.

SEO/SEM

Social Media Targeting

Video Production

Event Promotion

Web Design

Comprehensive Digital Overview

Print Design