JP Morgan Chase


Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Diversity & Inclusion

By Christine B.

Director of Operations, Ninja Multitasker

Posted Jan 12, 2016

This project is

In Progress

Matched with:

Tommy Michelle J.

This project will save us $12,802 , allowing us to invest in technology for 100 K-12 youth a part of our academic support programs.

What We Need

  • Development of a new website using a Content Management System (CMS)
  • Training to ensure Organization's staff members can update content and manage the site post-launch
  • Note: This project is for a website built with a Content Management System (CMS), such as Wordpress, Squarespace, Joomla, or Drupal. A CMS-based website can be maintained and updated easily (no coding required!)

How This Will Help

A website is the entry point for potential supporters, volunteers, and donors to get to know crucial information about an organization. Without this main platform, an organization cannot push vital content about the social issues that lead the work that they do. In addition, a website allows for potential clients to learn about the services an organization offers and how that organization can be of service to them. This project will help our organization increase our visibility as a vital resource in the Upper West Side and help us promote the work we are doing for youth and families.

What We Have In Place

We currently have a website domain name, platform, and visual content which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a small team of two working on the initial sketches of our website and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

The DOME Project began in a church basement, and operated for many years in this location, before branching out to a larger space because of the demand for their alternative high school program to grow. Our current E.D. is a beneficiary of these changes.

  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)

Project Steps

Prep: Share Information
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with an outline of the Organization’s needs and goals for the new website, which should include any specific features that are required (e.g., contact forms, mobile responsive design, member sign in, etc.)
  • Volunteer Manager provides approved content and images to be used for the new website (e.g., About Us copy, Mission Statement, staff bios and images, etc.)
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with links to any existing online presence that the Organization has (e.g., social media, blog, existing website, etc.)
  • Volunteer Manager registers Organization's domain name with a web host, if necessary
Milestone 1: Kick-off Discussion
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional connect to discuss the timeline and scope of the website project, including: the number of pages or sections for the new website, specific features and plugins requires, look and feel for the website (themes), target date for initial review, target date for website launch
  • Professional reviews information provided and makes recommendations for which CMS application to use
  • Volunteer Manager signs up for the selected CMS application, and provides Professional with credentials to create the website
Milestone 2: Build and Review
  • Professional uses the materials provided and agreed upon timeline to build the website
  • Volunteer Manager reviews the in-progress website and provides feedback
  • Professional completes any required functional QA
Milestone 3: Website Launch
  • Professional provides final website for approval to launch
  • Volunteer Manager approves the website for launch, or requests approval from any stakeholders
  • Professional launches the site on Organization's domain name
  • Professional troubleshoots any issues that may arise immediately after launch
  • Professional instructs the Volunteer Manager on how to update content and maintain the website going forward
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Experience building and managing websites with CMS applications such as Wordpress, Squarespace, Joomla, or Drupal (providing examples of websites you have developed is recommended)
  • Proficient with HTML and CSS
Prerequisites for Organization
  • Clear understanding of the goals for the website and target audience
  • Approved content and images for the new website, and an idea of the look and feel you want for your website (e.g., providing examples of other websites you like is recommended)
  • An active domain name and web host (or budget to sign up with a web host)
  • Ability to sign up for a CMS application, such as Wordpress, Squarespace, Joomla, or Drupal; and budget to pay for the selected application (if applicable - some CMS applications offer free plans)
  • A staff member who can dedicate time to working on this project, and who can be trained on how to maintain and update the website going forward

Our Mission

The DOME Project and Strycker's Bay Neighborhood Council have been on the front line of the Upper West Side for over five decades. Working in partnership through The West Side Commons, we provide vulnerable youth and families of the Upper West Side a safe space to come together as an extended family. At The Commons, individuals learn and share resources and opportunities that help them face and overcome problems created by unequal access to quality education and economic opportunities.

What We Do

The West Side Commons provides services to youth and families on the Upper West Side, which include: *Social Services (Housing Eviction Prevention) *K-5 After School (LACASA After School Program) *6-8 Middle School After School (Each One Teach One After School Program) *Alternative to Detention Services (Bridge to Success Program) *High School Leadership Program *Math Literacy Support *Evening Tutoring *Weekly Community Breakfast Combined, these services help in closing the opportunity gap that persists for youth and families in the Upper West Side.

Diversity & Inclusion Community & Economic Development Youth Development