National Parks Foundation

by Joanna Pineda Posted on June 13, 2008

The mission of the National Park Foundation (NPF) is to strengthen the connection between the American people and their National Parks by raising private funds, making strategic grants, creating innovative partnerships and increasing public awareness.

NPF came to Matrix Group to create a Web strategy and solution to promote the preservation of national parks and to call on the American public to take personal action by making donations. Features of the site include an interactive timeline of park philanthropy over the last 100 years; content distribution across NPF and other National Parks and Associations sites; viral marketing campaigns that allowed users to share pages of the site with friends and link to popular social networking and bookmarking sites; analytics and tracking that identified the pages being shared, pages visited and page they exited the site from. In a five month period from when the site was launched, visitors increased from 72,000 to 79,000, average site visit went from 12 min, 50 sec to 14 min, 15 sec and page views jumped from 220,000 to 822,000.

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