Websites for NFP’s and change makers

ActionSkills specialise in creating simple, yet powerful websites and campaign tools that everyday people can use.

We have been supporting small to medium sized non-profits and change makers for over 21 years, so we understand what works in the real world.

Training and mentoring is at the core of our approach, allowing you to build the skills to independently manage your websites and campaign tools.

We also provide ongoing management of systems and we are always here to support and sort out the hard bits.

We have three main approaches to building websites to ensure we are the right fit for your organisation:

Full service approach

We work with you to develop a brief and strategic approach and then we manage the design, build your website and produce your content.

Mentoring Approach

We support you to build your own website providing the training and skills needed while sorting the hard bits.

Hybrid Approach

Most projects are a mix of the two approaches allowing you to leverage our expertise while being empowered throughout the process.

Lets get started…

The best way to work out where to start is book a meeting on Zoom. We can discuss your campaign needs and how we can help you. There is no obligation from there, as we are happy to chat even if we are not the right fit for you.

Alternatively send us an email with questions or comments.

Why choose ActionSkills for your website:

Experienced

  • 22 years producing websites
  • 12 years developing with WordPress
  • 9 years delivering technical training including at RMIT university.

Activists

Some examples of our work

the Change Agency

We helped overhaul their information design, build their library tech and implemented their new branding.

Commons Library

We worked with their team to refine their UX and made it all work in WordPress. We also implemented their graphic design into the site and taught them how to edit the site.

Urannah

We are supporting the Widi people run this campaign. We built their website and are currently running their socials.

ICANW – AU

We trained the team to build their own website. We then helped with some hard bits and finishing it off.

Our approach

  • Technological minimisation
  • Independant
  • Opensource
  • Future proofing
  • Minimal dependancies
  • Low cost
  • Scalable

Additional Services

  • Information design
  • Speed optimisation
  • Accessibility
  • Google and search engine optimisation
  • Mobile optimisation
  • Website security
  • Content production and sourcing
  • Analytics and reporting
  • Disaster planning and redundancy

Free resources

How much do our websites cost

The costs of websites vary considerably due to the scope, complexity, project management, content and service required. We generally work between $400 and $8000.

To make it easier to understand costs we have put together the following packages. These are designed to be a starting point as all projects are unique so your project may require more or less of the features and costs.

Simple website package

$400 – More info coming soon

Website package

$2200 More info

Website and database package

$2800 – More info

Working with ActionSkills was a true collaborative process and our staff were trained in the fundamental concepts of WordPress throughout the journey. I recommend ActionSkills for WordPress support, training and development, they are a collaborative, supportive and skilled team.

Nic Maher

Executive Officer - EPA Victoria

Glenn from ActionSkills listened carefully to our needs and delivered a product that was in line with our budget and then taught us how to maintain it. I recommend Glenn as a friendly, technically competent and experienced web designer and look forward to continuing to work with him.

Shima Ibuki

Centre Manager at Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre

Glenn from ActionSkills  has calm approach to his work and spent time on website strategy and understanding exactly what I wanted to achieve both from a training perspective and in terms of site functionality.

Glenn guided me through the complexities of server management, security issues, SEO and CSS coding for custom design. He has a flexible work approach, meaning he can schedule times to meet face to face, respond to email or set up a conversation via Skype.

I highly recommend Glenn from Dvize as excellent designer, trainer and strategist. His portfolio says it all

Kirstie McLaren

Manager of Marketing, Communications & Fundraising - UnitingCare

Their focus on collaboration and training us meant we could pick and choose the parts we could work on ourselves and get Glenn on board to code the tricky stuff. We are very happy with the final product, and have received positive feedback from the teachers that use the site.
Kathryn McGrath

Digital Producer - Edunity

Glenn from ActionSkills is a reliable, creative and consistent professional. He has a great deal of experience in all things web design and has a really approachable and friendly demeanour. He answered all my questions, made great suggestions and despite working exclusively through emails and Skype helped create a wonderful product. I can’t recommend him enough.

Jo Szczepanska

Freelance Designer

ActionSkills were fantastic in helping CLIMARTE create our WordPress based website. From understanding our needs, suggesting useful strategies and implementing the whole package, Glenn and Debbie had the knowledge and patience to deal with our non-technical minds and deliver a site that did just what we wanted.
Guy Abrahams

CEO & Co-founder CLIMARTE

ActionSkills offered a practical and thoughtful approach to building my website. I can recommend this for people who are looking for ways to learn to how to be independent in managing a digital project, in a supported environment.

Lizzie OShea

Lawyer

If you want to gain capacity to manage a website – confidently, with clarity of purpose and the right level of skill – and keep up a passion for your site – hire ActionSkills. How do they work with clients? Strategically and patiently, delivering milestones right on time.

Annie Bolitho

Facilitator

ActionSkills has a natural understanding of client’s wants and needs. As a client you always know what you want as an overall finished product, but are less aware of the individual components required to reach that goal, or which areas should be areas of critical focus.

In this regard ActionSkills bought great clarity to our overall impact including ensuring our website was built with both traffic and functionality in mind.

His extensive industry knowledge built upon his own creative nature and design background guarantees a unique approach that cannot be easily replicated.

As clients we were delighted with the end result of our project and are extremely grateful for ActionSkill’s professional nature and transparent method of working and innate integrity.

Yvette “Vetty” Duncan

Operations Manager