Do you want to create a petition website for your non-profit? That is usually a great idea, as petitions can help you create awareness for your cause and build a movement.
Eight requirements for an online petition
But not all systems for creating online petitions are created equal. Some requirements:
- You want to be able to collect email addresses to send updates and ask for donations. You want to increase user engagenent a movement, and being in control of user data is essential.
- You want to be able to download the collected email addresses manually, or integrate with a newsletter or CRM system so you can easily send followup messages.
- You want to position your non-profit as the issue owner on this topic. Your petition website should have your brand identity and should ideally run on a (sub-)domain of your organization.
- You need a dedicated petition system that offers a great user experience with a great design and layout, a petition counter and an email confirmation flow that checks for existing and unique email addresses.
- Your petition system should be fast and reliable. Processing form submissions requires server capacity, and you don't want your server to crash when many people are trying to sign up.
- The system should be secure. You are handling sensitive user data, after all.
- The petition system should be affordable. You should not have to pay thousands of dollars to a web developer or digital agency for a custom-built petition system.
- It should be easy and fast to set up: you want a turn-key system that takes hours (or even just minutes) to set up.
Enter Wings, the turnkey website-as-a-service that meets all the above requirements. Wings is a website platform for non-profits that requires no custom development.
Wings has been used by progressive political parties, labour unions and charity organizations from 5 European countries.
Wings lets you tell beautiful stories and create a movement with petitions, signups, events and fundraisers. Features include:
- The theming system allows you to match the visual identity of your organization – see Case studies for some great-looking examples
- Add custom fields to the petition form
- Download supporters as a CSV file or integrate with any third-party CRM or newsletter system
- Pricing starts at $ 29 per month – see our Pricing page for more information
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