Website Wins Best in Class Award

Marker Seven is pleased to announce that they have won the Best in Class award in the ‘Nonprofit’ category for excellence in the design and development of for Human Needs Project (HNP). The Best in Class award is the highest honor bestowed by the Interactive Media Awards (IMA). It represents the very best in planning, execution, and overall professionalism.

The HNP website was one of only four out of 255 entries, to date, to receive a 2013 Best in Class rating from IMA in the nonprofit category. To achieve the award, the site scored 484 out of possible 500 points in five judging areas, including design, content, feature functionality, usability, and standards compliance.

“We are excited to receive this award, not only on our behalf, but also on behalf of Human Needs Project,” says John Clauss, CEO of Marker Seven. “We worked with founders Connie Nielsen and David Warner to create a strong, unique brand for the project and a better platform to convey their mission to supporters. I am thrilled that the site is earning positive attention for the organization.”

Human Needs Project’s objective is to build sustainable centers that provide “infrastructure for opportunity” in  poverty-stricken areas of the world. These unique centers provide communities with  physical and economic resources such as clean water and sanitation, skills training, micro-lending, computers, and internet access. The first HNP center in Kibera, Kenya is slated to launch in the coming month. offers rich images, video, and simple bold text to convey the organization’s message. “We wanted to create a site that would work hard for HNP. I’m especially proud of the perfect score in the Feature Functionality category that indicates we hit the mark,” adds Clauss.

“Our new site gives us many more tools – such as media delivery, social media integration, and online donations -  for reaching potential supporters and engaging current contributors,” says Megan Warner, HNP’s website project lead. “We are very grateful to Marker Seven for donating so much of their time and talent. We wouldn’t have a site of this caliber without their generosity.”

About the Interactive Media Awards

The Interactive Media Awards was launched in 2006 by the Interactive Media Council as a platform to acknowledge talented web professionals. The IMA recognizes the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honors individuals and organizations for outstanding achievement in usability, compatibility, code quality, content and more.

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