Website Design & Development

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Marlin Communications Australia

Beautiful and functional.
Intuitive and robust.

We bring years of creative and design experience to help you build an emotional connection with your users and engage them to take specific actions on your website. We design sites that bring words and assets to life and build on scalable and accessible frameworks designed to simplify the management of data, speed and connection of information.

Every organisation is different, we make sure we match your needs and budget

When you’re looking at ideas and inspiration for a new website, it’s easy to be dazzled by all the bells and whistles available. To keep to your organisation’s goals, we work with you to ensure you are getting the functionality you need and the features your team are comfortable with using without the help of developers.

As we work with you, can we help you decide which features will be useful and which may not. Your organisation might just need a robust but simple website launched quickly. This is why we have several ways of working with you; from a developed methodology that gives you the very best of web design capabilities at a low cost to a fully fledged digital ecosystem that requires custom and integrated workflow.

Whatever the budget, we will work with you to ensure you are meeting your goals and delivering a good online supporter experience. Why not chat to us about your organisation’s needs now?

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Marlin Communications - Website Design & Development

Utilising the most intuitive technology to your advantage

We build our client’s websites on the WordPress CMS because it is the most popular content management system (CMS) for nonprofits and charities. It is also the world’s fastest growing CMS powering brand new blogger platforms to the world’s biggest brands.

Regardless of your organisation’s size, WordPress is an exceptional content management system that is secure, accessible and scalable for when you want additional website features and functionality.

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Marlin Communications Website Design & Development

Marlin Web Platform

Using our 20 years of experience building over 100 fundraising websites for organisations including Plan International, Leukemia Foundation and RSPCA NSW, we’ve developed a web platform that gives every NFP access to the very best technology and tools, regardless of their size.

The Marlin Web Platform is built using WordPress and offers best practice fundraising website templates, plug-and-play features and a user-friendly CMS.

It is designed to be a more affordable solution that helps charities of any size become more agile and responsive. It has the ability to adapt and grow with organisations, adding features and functionality such as ecommerce integration and member portals when needed.

Whether you want to create a marketing website to build your online brand presence, a fundraising website to raise funds or an online community to connect your supporters online, the user-friendly Marlin Web Platform can be customised to create a digital environment that suits your needs.

Plan International Australia Website
Plan International Australia Website

Staying agile and user centric

As a fundraiser, the ability to quickly set up emergency appeals and seek help from your supporters to respond to crisis events like the 2020 bushfires and the coronavirus is powerful and life changing. That is why you need an agile platform that enables you to communicate to your supporters when you need to.

With an easy to use content management system, your teams can be empowered to implement online fundraising campaigns and respond to crisis events within minutes.

All our web platform solutions are designed with a mobile first approach and compatible with accessibility tools to help you become WCAG 2.1 compliant.

Integrating with your current and future systems

We know the importance of making supporter data flow seamlessly through your digital ecosystem. Below are just a handful of third party systems we can integrate with your website. All of these integrations come out of the box on the Marlin Web Platform.

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Do you need something completely bespoke?

We like to consider all out-of-the-box solutions for your organisation’s needs to help you save time and costs. However where it’s not suitable, we utilise the WordPress and Laravel framework to build a custom and integrated solution for you.

This approach has helped many nonprofit organisations run their specific service delivery programs. For example, we’ve created a new digital platform for Sydney University to allow pharmacists to manage high risk medications for patients.

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The support you need, when you need it!

All our website and web application solutions come with a 30-day no fuss warranty period.

After that, our team can manage your platform to keep it running smoothly and secure. Our managed platform service includes hosting, active monitoring for potential security threats and plugin updates.

We also provide support services for your website or fundraising needs, with the option to pay per hour or per block of hours.

Our flexible support service packs will give you the flexibility you need to prioritise what you need, when you need it!

Our full range of digital services.

With over 10 years of nonprofit fundraising and digital experience, we have the skills to deliver:

  • Website strategy and scoping sessions
  • Creation and ideation workshopping
  • User analysis and flow
  • Brand and communication development
  • Competitive analysis
  • Information architecture and systems design
  • User interface design (UI) and User Experience design (UX)
  • Accessibility design (AA/AAA)
  • Creative content production (copywriting, video and photography)
  • CMS and platform solutions
  • E-commerce development
  • API integration
  • Speed and performance optimisation
  • Security, Hosting and maintenance
  • Performance services (SEM, Email Marketing, Analytics and Tracking, A/B and Multivariate Testing)

Start your brief

If you’re unsure how to build a website brief, here’s a handy Q+A to get you started!

Brief Q&A
Karl Tischler, Founder and Managing Director at Marlin Communications

Submit your brief to Karl

With over 15 years of experience as a strategist, I make it my mission to understand ambitions, get to the heart of a problem and work collaboratively to develop a solution. I would love to hear from you!

E: [email protected]
M: 0419 246 683