Even beginners can build or refresh a club or district website using the template option provided by Kiwanis International. By following the guidelines provided and adding content, logos and relevant photos, your online presence will stand out.
If your district would like to create a website using a custom template, please contact email@example.com. Here are additional resources to use as you start the process.
When creating or updating your club’s site, it’s important to think about what visitors want to find quickly and easily.
- Who you are: Are you easy to find using search? When visitors land on your site, is it immediately clear who you are?
- Take care to select a website address/URL (also called a domain name) that is short, easy to remember and makes sense to your users.
- Link to your club’s social media channels, and consider starting a blog.
- Use the official Kiwanis International wordmark and seal customized with your club name. Refer to the Kiwanis International brand book.
- Get a custom club logo to use on your website at kiwanis.org/brand.
- Where you are: Put your club city and state near the top of the page.
- How to find you: List your next club meeting time and location prominently near the top of the home page. Consider also listing the topic or featured speaker.
- Contact information: Don't force users to click around to find this information. Include the following:
- Contact name, phone number and/or email link
- Mailing address
- Ways to get involved as a member and as a non-member
- Also consider how long it takes to respond to inquiries. Aim for 24-48 hours maximum. It could be a potential member trying to reach you!
- What you do: Upcoming dates of projects or events (a future way for the visitor to get involved) – for the week, month or quarter.
Graphics and Images
Use graphics and images to deliver information and make an emotional connection with website viewers. Compelling photos and videos tell your story best. They show what Kiwanians do and who they serve. They move the heart and inspire action.
If you’re taking new photography, we recommend candid poses or those showcasing genuine expressions. Use your photography to demonstrate impact and leadership within the community. Capture special moments from various service events showcasing your members making a difference.
In addition to your own photography, each Kiwanis-family club has its own library of images for your use. These images should only be used for the promotion of the club or program in the photo. They include:
- All hands in a circle (web)
- Kiwanis family walking (web)
Tech Support from KI
If your district would like to create a website using a custom template from Kiwanis International, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.