Friday, September 04, 2009

Clover Sites: Websites for Churches and Ministries

I mentioned recently on Facebook that if your church or ministry needs to get a new website (as our church does), Clover Sites is the best option I've found so far. They set out to make it beautiful, intuitive, and affordable.

Here's a helpful one-minute promo (RSS readers may have to click through to view the videos):

Clover 60 Second Video from Clover on Vimeo.

Here's a more in-depth (6 minutes) walk-through:

Clover Walkthrough Video from Clover on Vimeo.

Here are the top 10 features they have identified:

1. Beautiful Websites

You can finally step proudly into this decade with the most clean, current, and engaging designs on the market.

2. Designed Specifically for Ministries
Clover was created specifically for ministries. No more trying to force-fit a tool into your specific needs. Clover is for you.

3. Instant Delivery (Get your website today!)
There is no waiting at all. Within seconds of purchasing your Clover site you can begin editing.

4. No Training Required
Clover does not come with an instruction manual. No one has ever asked for one. Proof? Demo everything today.

5. Have Sermons, Videos, and Resources on Your Site
All the functionalities you would expect from a website are available to you through Clover.

6. Online Calendar
Engage your community with a current (and easily updatable) calendar of events and gatherings.

7. Easiest Content Management Tool Ever
Every Clover website comes with our custom designed, revolutionary site editor, The Greenhouse. Beauty meets brains.

8. Optimized for Search Engines
Clover websites are optimized for Google, Yahoo, and all the search engines out there. If people are looking, they'll find you!

9. Easily Change Colors, Page Layouts, Photos and Text
Once you've used The Greenhouse, you'll wish every piece of software worked like this. You have to see it to believe it.

10. Priced for Ministries
We created a tool for ministries that real people can afford.
$1000 one-time fee, plus $20/month for hosting and support.

Over at their site you can demo their product for free.