Blue Water Media Won Faith-based Standard of Excellence WebAward

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Blue Water Media web design work in the non-profit sector has been recognized by the Web Marketing Association.

Washington, DC Web design and development firm, Blue Water Media, recently took home the 'Faith-based Standard of Excellence' WebAward in honor of the website they developed for The Center For Interfaith Action on Global Poverty (CIFA). The 'Standard of Excellence' WebAward, given by the Web Marketing Association, proudly recognizes the level of quality and attention to detail for which all Websites should strive. The association boasts decades of international website judging experience and aims to recognize individual achievement behind today's most innovative websites. With a stiff competition from thousands of entries worldwide, the win is an outstanding achievement for the Blue Water Media team.

CIFA partnered with Blue Water Media to create a more visually appealing and user-friendly website. The Blue Water Media web design team upgraded the website to include new online donation and member login features, an interactive blog, a document exchange system, a message board, search engine optimization, and the award-winning Joomla content management system. These elements solidify CIFA's trusted reputation and compel visitors to learn more about the organization, its projects, and partners, as well as feel inspired to talk and write about its work.

The new features added to the website work to create an engaging user experience. The easy-to-use online donor feature makes it simpler than ever to support the foundation. The interactive blog, message board, document exchange system, and member login capacity encourage visitors to engage with the site on a regular basis thus building loyalty, personal involvement, and a sense of connection to the organization and its mission. Blue Water Media also implemented the award-winning content management system, Joomla, to enable CIFA staff to continuously update the site independently, as new projects take off and relevant news and promotional events occur. In addition, the search engine optimization will help drive site traffic and maximize brand recognition. These improvements help CIFA more effectively achieve its mission to strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of the faith community in the collective effort to reduce global poverty and disease.

About Web Marketing Association
Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association's annual WebAward Competition has been setting the standard of excellence for Website development. Independent expert judges from around the world review sites in 96 industries. The best are recognized with a WebAward which helps interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world. The WebAward Competition is the premier award recognition program for Web developers and marketers worldwide. For more information, please visit: http://www.webaward.org/

About Blue Water Media
Blue Water Media is an award-winning professional web design, marketing, and support firm based in Washington, DC. Blue Water Media provides a number of solutions for clients including custom web design, graphic design, web hosting services, and e-commerce for local and national clients, and creates websites that are 508 compliant for the disabled. Using flexible open source software and other applicable tools including social networking, Blue Water Media offers a tailored, integrated turnkey solution of web design, custom web development, and web marketing for local and national campaigns. Blue Water Media's wealth of experience and winning track record of creating effective websites establishes it as a leader in the industry. For more information, please visit: http://www.bluewatermedia.com/

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