Our website has new navigation

A detailed look at our website's restructured navigation.
February 7, 2024
Ethan Gelber
Senior Content Manager

Since we launched the current version of the Give Lively website in 2021, we’ve add quite a bit of information – lots of new pages and even whole new sections. So much new detail has been shared that the original site navigation no longer suited. To account for everything we have today and allow for future growth, we’ve restructured the navigation.

There are now three primary dropdowns:

  • Platform
  • About
  • Resource

We’ve also moved some direct links to heavily trafficked pages to the top right of every page (see illustration directly below):

Screenshot of the Give Lively website showing the "Platform" dropdown menu.

Platform

The new “Platform” dropdown (see illustration directly above) directs visitors to pages showcasing the features of the Give Lively fundraising platform.

The top section in white includes the three broad type of fundraising activity, called solutions, into which we have divided our products. The solution and product name point to pages with specifics about that solution or product.

  • Digital Fundraising - Our three smart, mobile-ready Digital Fundraising products employ imagery, videos and impact stories to strengthen a nonprofit’s digital appeal.
    + Campaign Pages - Beautiful, customized and responsive donation pages that can be launched in minutes.
    + Donation Widgets - Simple-to-embed, customizable widgets that make it easy to collect donations directly on a nonprofit’s website.
    + Text-to-Donate - Our easy, mobile-first method for capturing contributions when donors are on the go.
  • Event Fundraising - Our three practical and flexible Event Fundraising products help nonprofits translate the excitement of live and virtual events into fundraising success.
    + Event Ticketing - User-friendly pages for selling nonprofit event tickets, sponsorships and more.
    + Live Display - A way to Inspire donors to give generously by tracking and presenting contributions in nearly real time.
    + Text-to-Donate - Our easy, mobile-first method for capturing contributions when donors are on the go.
  • Peer-Based Fundraising - Our three free Peer-Based Fundraising products turn passion into prosperity by allowing nonprofit supporters to rally family, friends and colleagues on its behalf.
    + Peer-to-Peer Fundraising - Pages that leverage the fundraising power of community by empowering supporters to collect donations on a nonprofit's behalf.
    + Team Fundraising - A way for supporters to find strength in numbers and make fundraising more fun as part of a team.
    + Leaderboard - Ranked views of a nonprofit’s peer-based fundraisers that encourage friendly competitive giving.

The bottom section includes links to helpful pages with additional information about the Give Lively platform.

  • Platform features - A comprehensive look at what makes the Give Lively platform special.
  • Integrations - A look at how Give Lively taps into thousands of third-party services through direct integrations and Zapier automations.
  • Our tech in action - Inspirational stories about how Give Lively member nonprofits are fundraising in creative ways.
  • Third-party fees - A summary of the costs involved in using Give Lively tech. (Hint: we don't charge anything, but third-party processors do.)
  • Changelog - A running log of new releases, improvements and fixes to Give Lively features, products and solutions.
  • Product roadmap - Our tool for gathering feedback about Give Lively tech and then sharing news about its ongoing development.
Screenshot of the Give Lively website showing the "About" dropdown menu.

About

The new “About” dropdown (see illustration directly above) contains links to pages that provide information about what Give Live is, how it operates and what it stands for.

  • About us - An overview of our story, impact, members and team.
  • Our values - A look at the core progressive values we hold dear and against which every nonprofit membership application is reviewed to ensure alignment.
  • Why we’re free - An in-depth explanation of why and how we build and support a powerful and practical fundraising platform that’s free for nonprofits.
  • Fees & disbursement - A summary of how long it takes for donations to journey through the Give Lively platform and what costs are involved. (Hint: we don't charge anything, but third-party processors do.)
  • About membership - An overview of leading factors impacting a nonprofit’s membership application, including benefits, requirements and costs.  
  • How to apply - A summary of the Give Lively membership application process, which can be completed in four easy steps.
  • Updates - An easy way to learn about our latest doings and an information clearinghouse for other resources.
  • Data privacy & security - A look at how strongly we feel about privacy, security and transparency, and how we take appropriate steps to protect data.
  • Featured - A link to a recent and important article on our Updates page.
Screenshot of the Give Lively website showing the "Resources" dropdown menu.

Resources

The new “Resources” dropdown (see illustration directly above) facilitates access to numerous pages, divided into three categories: help, info and media.

Get Help

  • Support Center - Our central base for general answers to frequently asked questions about the Give Lively.  
  • Resource Hub for members - The one-stop shop for members to find technical information and instruction about how to use Give Lively technology.
  • FAQs - Answers to frequently asked questions about Give Lively, its platform, membership, application process, resources and tools.
  • Giving Basket FAQs - Answers to frequently asked questions about Charity Navigator’s Giving Basket, powered by Give Lively.

Get Info

  • Updates - An easy way to learn about our latest doings and an information clearinghouse for other resources.
  • Get a demo - A sign-up form to receive a comprehensive overview presentation of the Give Lively fundraising platform for nonprofits.
  • Give Lively crash course - An overview, including videos and additional resources, of how to set up and use the Give Lively platform to help nonprofits reach their fundraising goals.
  • GivingTuesday - A special landing page about GivingTuesday, our tools for it and member nonprofits’ fundraising results by year.

Media

  • Media kit - A media-ready summary of everything Give Lively.
  • Brand guidelines - Detailed definitions and visual representations give purpose and consistency to the Give lively brand as a representation of the work we do.