Bluehost feels it is part of our civic duty to give back and help nonprofit entities expand their voice via the power of the Internet.
Provo, UT (PRWEB) January 21, 2014
With over 2 million nonprofit organizations in the United States today, charities and nonprofits looking to grow their positions of influence need to start not with an office space, but rather with virtual real estate on the Internet. After all, before an organization can change the world, it has to harness the power and the promise of the web.
Bluehost, an Endurance International company, offers shared hosting packages to all nonprofits that are members of Grassroots.org who are Silver and Gold Guidestar seal holders, at no charge. The package includes web hosting and unlimited emails. In addition, Bluehost will provide a discount on .org registrations as part of the current offer.
The promotion will be announced officially by James Grierson, Vice President of Business Development for Bluehost, during a webinar hosted by Grassroots.org and Guidestar on Tuesday, January 28th at 1:00 pm EST. Grassroots.org is well known for its mission to serve as a catalyst for positive social change by offering technology tools, resources and best practices for nonprofit organizations at no charge.. Grassroots.org offers nonprofit organizations an online community where leaders can get helpful advice, access proven technology tools at no cost and recruit volunteers. “As the Internet and mobile technology expands its influence in our lives, every nonprofit needs to re-think how it is leveraging its organization’s brand in a virtual way. Organizations need a powerful webpage that can tell their story visually, provide case studies that show their programs’ impact and most importantly, offer a clear way for visitors to engage, donate or volunteer with their cause,” says Ray Henderson, Executive Director of Grassroots.org.
James Grierson knows that helping nonprofit organizations establish a web presence can really give them an advantage, as they educate and share content at a scale that was not available to previous generations. Says James, "Bluehost feels it is part of our civic duty to help nonprofit entities expand their voice via the power of the Internet. Our partnership with Grassroots.org and Guidestar has allowed us to streamline the process of helping organizations build a web presence which empowers them to get their message out." In fact, James points to a recent survey done by the Content Marketing Institute and published by eMarketer that illustrates that a web presence and engagement in social media can help drive the content marketing strategy for organizations —one that increases fundraising, brand awareness, volunteer engagement and the loyal support of members. eMarketer also points out that a web presence is the first step in developing a social marketing strategy that can in turn fuel fundraising, volunteerism and donations.
To qualify for the package, organizations need to follow this simple four-step process:
1. Join Grassroots.org. http://www.grassroots.org/join
2. If you are not a Silver or Gold Guidestar seal holder, no worry, there is a simple process for you to get qualified, just follow the instructions on the site.
3. Now that you’re a member, login to the Grassroots.org community, go to the toolbox and click on Bluehost to apply for your FREE web-hosting coupon.
4. Bluehost will send you a coupon link that will activate your web hosting account and you’re on your way.
From there an organization is on their way to determining a domain, establishing a web presence and taking advantage of all the power and the promise that the web has to offer.
Register at the webex hosting link: https://guidestarusa.webex.com/guidestarusa/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=316707357
Bluehost is a leading provider of cloud-based solutions, including web hosting services, eCommerce tools, marketing applications, and more. Built on open source, Bluehost designs and operates its own servers, develops innovative new Internet technologies, and actively supports and participates in the open source community. Bluehost is dedicated to providing reliable in-house, US-based customer support. For more information, visit http://www.Bluehost.com.
Grassroots.org aims to serve as a catalyst for positive social change by offering technology tools, resources and best practices for nonprofit organizations to leverage their charitable efforts and serve their community more effectively. Founded in 2002, Grassroots.org was formed by a small group of Internet entrepreneurs who realized that they could use the knowledge and experience that had made them successful for charitable efforts. Today Grassroots.org adds approximately 120 nonprofit organizations and 100 new volunteers every month and has most recently added an online marketplace for charity and fundraising tools to help nonprofits cultivate new donors. See more at: http://www.grassroots.org.
About Endurance International Group
Endurance International Group is a leading provider of cloud-based platform solutions designed to help small and medium-sized businesses succeed online. Less than 20 years old, Endurance serves over 3.4 million subscribers through a family of brands that includes Bluehost, HostGator, Domain.com, FatCow, iPage and Mojo Marketplace. Endurance is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, has a presence in Asia and the Americas, and employs approximately 2,200 people. Endurance provides a comprehensive suite of over 150 products and services that includes web presence and mobile sites, email and eCommerce solutions, as well as more advanced offerings, such as SEO services, scalable computing, security, storage and backup, online marketing and productivity solutions.