Why nonprofit web sites suck

Saw this on local Craig’s List today:

The Office/Membership Administrator is a member of the fundraising and communications teams and provides support to the Associate Director, Director of Development, and Director of Public Relations for all membership, communications, and outreach functions. Primary responsibilities include maintaining Raiser’s Edge donor database, coordinating large fundraising mailings, designing and updating website, and designing newsletters, publications and various printed and promotional materials, and organizing large meetings.

Qualifications: Computer proficiency especially Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Office, Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver; attention to detail; ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines; ability to work independently and in project teams; positive attitude and energy; teamwork spirit; background in public relations and communications’ strategies a plus. Minimum of 2-year degree required.

Send cover letter and resume by June 15, 2007.

Office/Membership Administrator for statewide non-profit

So either they have enough money for a full time Director of Public Relations (who apparently doesn’t know jack about the Internet), but not for a qualified designer, or they think there is some correlation between being good at administrative work and being good at print and online design. Hmmm…

4 thoughts on “Why nonprofit web sites suck

  1. That job description describes two different jobs for sure. Not a good idea to try and save money by making them one. This will backfire.

  2. It’s actually 2.5 job/functions since organizing large meetings is not really correlated with database administration or design. I know a lot of orgs don’t have money and people have to play many parts, but this job description describes at least THREE director-level staff, so this groups has not more resources (or is insanely top-heavy).

  3. Blimey – what are ssociate Director, Director of Development, and Director of Public Relations when they appont this poor person?

  4. I’ll try that again What are the Associate Director, Director of Development, and Director of Public Relations going to do when they appoint this person?

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