SEO for Non-Profits

We have a very close relationship with, so I was happy to jump in and speak on the “Giving Back” panel  when Katie got stranded in New York due to weather delays and couldn’t get to Chicago for her panel on Monday. I didn’t have a lot of prep time, but Katie had a good powerpoint presentation and notes, so I just had to make sure not to introduce myself as Katie, and throw in a couple stupid jokes and I was set. I was hoping to have more SEO people in the crowd, but since a lot of people hadn’t shown up yet, and those that were there didn’t make it to our session, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to mention something here on the blog. There are basically two calls to action I want to give you depending on who you are.

1. If you are a non-profit and need help with online marketing and SEO, or any of the other services offered by, get over there and Signup for Also, be sure to check out our Non-Profit SEO Guide for tips on getting started with SEO for your non-profit. wants to market for you. Request a proposal right now!
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2. If you’re an SEO and you want to volunteer some of your time to offer your expertise to help a non-profit improve their search engine visibility, contact me through this form

We really enjoy helping out these non-profits in conjunction with Grassroots. Grassroots is a great organization that provides valuable services that allow non-profits to stretch their budgets and do things they wouldn’t be able to do otherwise. As they continue to grow and bring on more and more non-profits, we won’t be able to handle all the requests. If you’re willing to lend a hand, it’s a great way to give something back and start putting out some of that good karma. You’ll be glad you did.

Also, while I’m at it, I might as well put in a quick plug for my fellow panelists, Darian, (Craigslist Foundation ), Ben (, and Nan (Serengeti Communications) all great people doing cool stuff.

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  1. Greg says

    Thanks for this information. As someone who works very closely with grassroots operations of a non-profit it is good to know that SEO types are lending a hand. Can’t wait to check out

  2. Katherine Watier says

    I’m upset that I wasn’t able to attend SES in Chicago this year, but I wanted to share with you a free resource for nonprofits interested in optimizing and marketing their websites and online content to attract volunteers. I provide ongoing tips on my blog:, and provide free webinars that cover the basics.

  3. Amanda Mackay says

    I am also offering free seo consultations for non profits! I love doing the consultations, would much rather talk then email, I am in nova scotia canada, anythng you can do to help me get noticed would be appreciated!! :)

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