Web Marketing Association Names NASFAA.org 'Best Association Website' of 2011

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Redesigned NASFAA.org receives second prestigious award 

NASFAA.org AwardWashington, DC -- April 8, 2011 -- The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), a nonprofit membership organization that represents nearly 20,000 financial aid professionals who administer aid to more than 16 million college students, is pleased to announce that its website was honored as the "2011 Best Association Web Site" by the Web Marketing Association's Internet Advertising Competition (IAC).

The award was presented Blue Coda, Inc. the consulting company NASFAA collaborated with to design and implement the redeveloped NASFAA.org, which launched in December 2010. This award comes just weeks after NASFAA.org was awarded "Best in Class" in the Nonprofit category by the Interactive Media Awards (IMA).

Each year the Web Marketing Association's IAC Award Competition names the Best Website using seven criteria - design, ease of use, copywriting, interactivity, use of technology, innovation and content.  IAC awards are produced by the Web Marketing Association to honor excellence in online advertising, recognize the individuals and organizations responsible, and showcase the best in award winning Internet advertising. Now in its 11th year, the IAC Awards are the first and only industry-based advertising award competition dedicated exclusively to online advertising.

About NASFAA
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is a nonprofit membership organization that represents nearly 20,000 financial aid professionals at 2,800 colleges, universities, and career schools across the country. Each year, financial aid professionals help more than 16 million students receive funding for post secondary education. Based in Washington, D.C., NASFAA is the only national association with a primary focus on student aid legislation, regulatory analysis, and training for financial aid administrators.  For more information, visit http://www.nasfaa.org.

About Blue CodaBlue Coda, Inc., based in Cambridge, Mass., is a consulting company that helps businesses and organizations master the Web with an integrated project approach that encompasses Web strategy, design and technology. Offerings include graphic design, custom application development, branding, e-commerce, automated site management tools and search engine optimization. More information at http://www.bluecoda.com.