With a view of strong and competent NGOs
A dozen or so months of hard work, user surveys, looking for inspiration, collecting ideas and implementing the best of them bore fruit. The traditional information portal ngo.pl has been transformed into a modern medium for NGOs and offers users easier access to its professional resources. It is now modern, intuitive, understandable, while still reliable and bearing on the merits of the matter! So that ngo.pl could make work in the Third Sector organizations easier, help solve social problems and extend knowledge on NGOs functioning.
New artwork and information architecture
Navigation on ngo.pl portal is simplified – the contents of a dozen or so services have been consolidated in the following 8 sections: Facts, Funds, Opinion Journalism, Guide, Adverts, Services, Training Sessions and Events, Directory of Organizations and Warsaw Service. The new architecture extends access to information and makes use of the portal easy and intuitive, thanks to the new look, among other things. Consistent and user-friendly color scheme makes browsing content easier and the portal itself – clear and understandable.
Convenient, Mobile, Available
New ngo.pl presents information in different way. More videos, photos and infographics as modern forms of presenting guidance and opinion journalism. The portal is available for mobile devices, and its technological solutions make using its resources easy for people with disabilities.
More user’s independence (and liability)
New intuitive forms allow the users to post their information quickly. The information is post-moderated, so now the person bears more responsibility for posted content as the ngo.pl editorial office does not interfere with the content to the extent as it used to.
Building financial independence
Thanks to our sponsors, the access to the portal content is free. However, our users have a possibility to pay online for highlighted information if they wish to promote it. That is the first step to financial development of our portal in the future, important for its continuation and maintenance.
The new image of ngo.pl was financed by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation; the new portal was created by Adam Hościło and Grzegorz Wolański (Enveloop), and a team of Witkac company.
About the ngo.pl portal
The ngo.pl nongovernmental organizations portal is the first and the biggest source of reliable information, practical advice, and contact for the Third Sector community in Poland. It was launched in 2000, thanks to the financial assistance granted by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation under the “Support for NGOs” Program. After almost 20 years of its functioning, the portal is a brand recognized by 73% of foundations and associations in Poland, and its resources are used by ca. 3.5 million users a year.
The resources of ngo.pl portal offer:
- Knowledge, guidance: it is the biggest base (poradnik.ngo.pl: information, tools), of updated and practical knowledge on establishing and managing an NGO, it also offers professional and comprehensive guidance (on-line, or traditional info line); giving ca. 5,000 advices a year;
- Opinion journalism: articles, debates and opinions on NGO environment; comments on changes and events, as well as information on facts, analyses in audio and video formats; it’s also a meeting place for various ideas, a forum for voicing opinions of various parties;
- Tools and services: information (collecting, making available news regarding funds, events, training courses) and adverts (ca. 25,000 news items a year) and distributing news in newsletters (addressed to ca. 60,000 recipients); providing NGOs (and entities wishing to make an offer for NGOs) with access to tools that allow them to inform others about their activities, including running their profile in the directory of organizations; services for NGOs such as: dedicated shop (sklep.ngo.pl), on-line payments (wplacam.ngo.pl);
To learn about the ngo.pl editorial team see the short video.
The portal Administrator is “Klon/Jawor” Association.