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    What kind of deal for non-profits?

    OK, another question here. (I am so glad I have this forum to go to to help me out with these questions!)

    I have already committed to do a full web site for a local non-profit organization that is very close to my heart. I will be building the entire site for free. They will just be paying for hosting.

    I belong to the local Chamber of Commerce and another non-profit organization contacted me through there and possibly referred by the previous non-profit organization. They are a garden club and would also like a web site designed and hosted. We have not discussed any details yet.

    Here is my dilema. I am very busy and not making much money right now. (I am working diligently at fixing that problem). I have already committed to do the first non-profit site for free. I cannot afford to do the second one as well. Should I charge them full price? Is there a rule of thumb when it comes to charging non-profits? Am I expected to give them a discount or none at all? What would you suggest?

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    We generally charge non-profits the same as we would any other organization. If you can afford to take a loss or claim it on your taxes as a charitable contribution then do it for free. Otherwise, tell them that you will need to charge them a nominal amount to cover your expenses.

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    I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaack! Fluffykins's Avatar
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    I would probably offer to do the second non-profit site for a fee as well. While my charitable side would want to do it for free, I think too many freebies are only going to hurt your business, particularly your bank account.

    I'd consider offering a discount because the organisation was non-profit, but only if I could afford the loss and it didn't take up time I could be spending on other, fully paying clients.

    Ady
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    Rent A Cop Dan
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    Not sure if you host and design... but what I do is charge them 1/2 price for the design and charge them 10% off my regular hosting price. I always try to make them feel special about it though saying I decided to make them a good deal. (It helps word of mouth)

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