International Hearing Dog, Inc.

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International Hearing Dog, Inc. (IHDI) trains and places Hearing Dogs at no cost to recipients. All dogs selected for training as a hearing dog are rescued from local animal shelters.

IHDI is based in Colorado, but serves the entire United States through two programs: Hearing Dogs and Companion Therapy Dogs. Because of the quality of its training program, IHDI has been invited to work in Japan, Norway, and Australia to assist in the development of similar programs.

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Their Feedback

Our new website has gotten many compliments from our Board of Directors, recipients, and clients. We liked how the Upleaf team sat down with us and discussed how we wanted the site designed and our main priorities. They understand non-profits and what is helpful to bring more people to your site. The visual of the website is great! It's been very user-friendly for people to visit our website and access it via smart phone. We also like the monthly reports on traffic to the website; that has been very beneficial. Along with an easy donation page that has brought more donors. We appreciate the Upleaf team in helping us through the process.
Valerie Foss-Brugger
Executive Director

Our Work for this Client

Web Design

The new mobile-friendly International Hearing Dog, Inc. website offers valuable information for potential clients, supporters, and donors. It also has a playful theme designed to appeal to dog lovers.

Our first step in the website redesign process was to map out IHDI’s online strategy objectives, target audiences, desired actions, and programmatic priorities. The resulting strategy outlined by Upleaf included:

  • Clear explanation of core services and eligibility
  • Client testimonies, as well as a special contact form clients can use to share stories
  • Prominent space for news & updates, with social sharing
  • Multiple donation options & user-friendly online donation form
  • Special “Dog of the Month” section to promote animal sponsorship
  • Legal information about Service Dogs
  • Promotion of IHDI’s e-newsletter
  • Event and sponsorship information

The new design is a drastic, modern improvement over the previous site. Upleaf’s content team utilized existing content and edited it for the web, weaving in strategic keywords for SEO.