Wednesday, January 15, 2014
A word about sponsorship links
For as long as anyone can remember, sponsorship variations have been a key way for nonprofit organizations to raise funds. For organizations like Hope for Healing. Org some of those sponsorship opportunities have included text links or other advertising placements on the website. This was a common and accepted practice for years.
The internet is constantly changing and evolving. It is a very different place now than it was just a few years ago. Recent changes across the internet may now be penalizing some sites that purchased or sold advertising links or online sponsorships.
This was a widely accepted practice a few years ago. Now it's a big no-no to some search engines. The search engines aren't trying to knock nonprofit organizations out of funding or hurt agencies that serve victims of domestic violence.
What they are trying to do is make the internet a more user-friendly place by burying crappy sites at the bottom of the pile. Any action has unintended consequences. Some (not all) nonprofit blogs have gotten caught in the mix.
Thanks for your helping us help survivors of sexual and domestic violence and their friends and family. Your support is vital.
As far as we can tell, everything seems to be okay with this site. However; if you've sponsored us online and want the link removed, just let us know. If you want the link to remain, then there is nothing that you need to do. The email address to use is firstname.lastname@example.org. Just put "sponsorships" in the subject line. We are happy to respond as quickly as possible.