GreatResponder.com on July 11, 2012: GlowHost web hosting provider will support non-profit organizations with free, feature-packed web hosting services. Glowhost web hosting is an experienced provider of shared web hosting, dedicated server hosting, and cloud hosting services, announced today that the company now offers free web hosting services to 501(c)(3) non-profit startups to support these organizations’ growth.
“There are so many people out there doing selfless things and contributing to the greater good,” says Matt Lundstrom, President at GlowHost. “And none of these organizations have it easy. Particularly in the early stages, it is tough to run a non-profit organization and attract widespread support without spending thousands of dollars. GlowHost is committed to supporting not only our customers, but also the wider communities that we are all a part of. Our way of doing this is by providing organizations with free web hosting services, in addition to the features they need to get their web presence up and running.”
By offering free web hosting plans for non-profit startups, GlowHost makes it possible for small charitable organizations to create a web presence and increase awareness and donations. A charity web site also provides an additional outlet for case studies, background information, and additional material that would otherwise be expensive to print and distribute. In addition to the web hosting services, GlowHost offers a diverse range of features to help non-profit organizations create their first web site.Historically, charities and non-profit organizations have faced difficulties in their first few years of growth. After reaching a saturation point within the local community, it can be difficult to make the leap into fundraising on a larger scale. Although the Internet represents an opportunity to raise awareness of a cause on a national and even global level, the financial difficulties encountered by non-profits can make it difficult to justify the additional expense of web hosting services.
The VCFPA routinely provides these children and their care-givers with clothing, bedding, and infant equipment, while also offering social, medical, psychological, and financial support. With their free web hosting services from GlowHost, the VCFPA is now able to maintain a detailed collection of educational material, educational resources, details of outreach, and information on training events. The VCFPA is also able to take regular contributions from donors around the world.One of the many non-profit startups that has benefited from GlowHost’s generous free web hosting offer is the Ventura County Foster Parent Association (VCFPA). As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, the organization serves over 800 foster and kinship care children in Ventura County, offering support to children and their foster care providers.
“Non-profits that use our free hosting services get the same great features as our paying customers,” says Lundstrom. “Many of these features are designed to lower the point of entry to web development, enabling even the most inexperienced users to launch their web presence without investing time that could be spent elsewhere within the charity. We currently provide Soholaunch, a web site builder that delivers professional sites fast, in addition to automated script installers so that non-profits can launch a blog or message board quickly and easily. GlowHost also extends full customer service and technical support to free web hosting users for those times when additional assistance is required.”
“GlowHost believes in the importance of the work that the VCFPA does, and we wanted to help them take their good work even further,” says Lundstrom. “Rather than making a single, one-off donation, we did what we do best – we delivered free, high-quality web hosting services that will save the charity money for years to come. We invite any U.S.-based, non-profit startup organization or charity to get in touch with us so that we can discuss a free hosting service that could help them work toward a positive change.”