A state by state breakdown shows us how much this varies depending on geography. In Maine, for instance, 65% of nonprofits have a website. Whereas in New Mexico and Wyoming, a scant 29% do.
This map breaks it down state by state.
The five states with the highest percentage of nonprofits with websites?
1. Maine: 65%
2. DC: 64%
3. Washington: 61%
4. Idaho & Puerto Rico: 60%
5. Vermont: 59%
And the five states with the lowest percentage of nonprofits with websites?
46. Alabama: 37%
47. Rhode Island: 36%
48. Arkansas: 33%
49 & 50. Wyoming & New Mexico: 29%
Makes you wonder: how easy/hard are nonprofits in your state making it for supporters to find them on-line?
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*Reminder about what we mean by “no website”: We mean when pulling our sample, we didn’t find an independent url for ~50+% of the nonprofits for which we were searching. Some might have had an online presence, e.g. Facebook pages or a webpage on a connected, but separate organization. For instance, it’s very common for Friends of the Library and PTAs/PTSAs to have a web presence as a page on the related organization’s site, but often not their very own site. Other organizations, businesses, social clubs, or even other nonprofits with a foundation or scholarship might have mentioned the 501c3 arm, or maybe just mention that they have a scholarship, but it is the parent organization that has the website, so that didn’t count.