About a year ago, we began a program called Shine the Light!, a philanthropic effort that encourages designers to donate their design services to non-profits. Through the program, designers can choose non-profits to which they donate their design services, and we come alongside them to donate free CMS hosting. We've worked with many of our designers to benefit non-profits through this program.
If you are a LightCMS Rewards member (generating $100 or more per month in monthly LightCMS revenue), then the rules for engaging with Shine the Light! are easy:
- Choose a non-profit organization (preferably one local to you).
- Donate your time and design skills to build their website on our system.
- Fill out our Shine the Light! form to request an upgrade of their website to the package level of your/their choice.
- We activate the site for twelve months at the service level of your choosing free of charge.
When you partner with us to help a non-profit organization, you're doing much more than simply building a free website. You're helping that non-profit convey its message. And that, ultimately, is helping everyone who is a beneficiary of that organization. As an added benefit, and to encourage community participation, we will contact anyone who participates in the Shine the Light! program and offer to post a case study that highlights their work. While we realize that you didn't donate a website to make yourself look good, we believe that the increased visibility of your donation will fuel the public interest in this program and in the non-profits that benefit from it.
So do you know of a non-profit organization that could use a better website? Check out our official Shine the Light! and Rewards pages for more information.
Posted on Thu, November 4, 2010
by Vince Conn filed under