Website valuation for nonprofit

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Website valuation for nonprofit

Post by spletcher » Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:46 am

I have created and developed a website for the last 2 years and have recently given it to a nonprofit organization although I still run it. They need a "value" put on the website for tax purposes for my gift. Does anyone know of someone who is "certified" to give this type of service. I have posted it as a project on but wanted to see what the wisdom on the joomla forum is. Thanks ahead of time.

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Re: Website valuation for nonprofit

Post by gjacob3412 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:44 pm

It is difficult for me to think in that terms - I too am in the same sort of boat.

Looking at your site, and drawing on some short experience I have this to offer. Insert disclaimer here...

Some basic 'on time time, off shelf' work could be quoted at anything between $2,500 and $5,000 depending on the difficulty and time involved.

As we are using GNU/GPL software (Joomla!) I can't say as that you can include that in your equation. However, if you know how many hours you put into it (detailed account of time), then it becomes a bit more straight forward as you can 'estimate' value.

150 hours of work. Includes cPanel install, configuration of Global settings, modification of template, Structure and Adding of content, communication with client, modification post communication and such.
Rate: $15 USD/hour

Estimated Value of site for 'One year': $2,250

YMMV, of course.



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