You’ve recently hired a web development firm to create a visually pleasing website. You are really happy with the hard work that both your organization and the web development firm have put in, however a few months go by and you need to make an update to your website. You call the web development firm only to realize that: A. They want to charge $100/hr to make the changes or B. The firm is no longer in business. This is a harsh reality that most nonprofits face today.
The best option was to make sure the web development company initially placed you on a content management system so you can make updates yourself. The next best option is to take your licks and migrate your existing site to a Content Management System, such as WordPress and NonprofitCMS.
Migrating your site does not have to cost an arm and a leg. Most sites can be migrated in 3 – 4 business days costing around $500 – $750. This one time fee will save you the hassle of relying on a web development company to make even minor updates to your website, saving you thousands down the road.