CiV Digital and International Justice Mission (IJM) Win Non-Profit Standard of Excellence Award in 2012 Web Marketing Association Competition

IJM Wins Standard of Excellence Award for New Website

Washington DC-based Web services firm CiV Digital earns industry recognition for the design of International Justice Mission’s (IJM) new web presence.

WASHINGTON – CiV Digital has received the Standard of Excellence award in the Non-Profit category of the Web Marketing Association’s 2012 WebAward Competition for Web site development and design.

Leading international human rights agency International Justice Mission (IJM) consulted CiV Digital to design a new web presence for the organization. Highlights of the award-winning site include an updated visual layout for the presentation of IJM’s extensive collection of photos and video, access to in-depth reports of their work in human trafficking and aftercare, advocacy calls-to-action — and single-click donate and email subscribe buttons through the Convio CRM.

Another key feature is a live social media dashboard which displays counts of Twitter and Facebook followers along with buttons for site visitors to follow IJM via popular social media outlets. The dashboard also automatically displays the latest YouTube video from the organization. In addition, the dashboard has helped dramatically increase the number of social media followers — Facebook by more than 50% and Twitter by more than 150% since the new site launched.

“As an organization, we continue to be shaped and impacted by IJM’s story. The privilege of being part of telling the story with the new website was a great experience. It was hard work but gratifying work, too.” says D.J. Smith, Founder and CEO of CiV Digital.

The IJM website project was the second major web project completed by CiV Digital since 2010.

Director of Interactive & Creative Services Daniel Li had this to say about the project:

“CiV Digital’s knack for creating engaging web properties has put IJM in a strong position to effectively communicate with our donors, partners and the media.” Li said. “Innovations like the social media dashboard anticipated where we needed to go as an organization and have paid dividends for us. We are happy to share this award with our friends at CiV.”

More than 2,000 sites from 42 countries were adjudicated in 96 industry categories during this year’s competition. Entries were judged on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation, and use of technology.  The WebAward Competition is the premier award recognition program for Web developers and marketers worldwide.

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About Capital Idea Ventures, Inc. (CiV)

Capital Idea Ventures, Inc. (CiV) is a full-service professional web design firm located in the Washington, DC area.  Founded in 2001 by D.J. Smith, CiV is a highly-skilled team of web design, web development and online marketing professionals bringing their combined backgrounds, skills, and capabilities to create innovative solutions for clients.  Learn more at

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