Website Construction (CMS-Based)

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Joseph M.

Co-Founder

Posted Date
Mar 7, 2019
Location
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Website Construction (CMS-Based)
Impact statement
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to provide lunch and school uniforms to over 50 children for a whole school year.

Project Details

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!)
What We Have In Place
  • We have a website that is partially completed and a facebook group with close to 100 followers. The website has not been updated in a few years. We have just completed a four year strategic plan and we are getting ready to begin a major fundraising effort. We have the content required to construct a new website and we have two dedicated board members that will be closely involved in this project. We have a team on the ground in Kenya that will also be involved.
How This Will Help

Our ability to continue to provide education, basic health and meals and to vulnerable children in rural Kenya, depends on our ability to tell our story and cultivate interest from prospective supporters. As resources have become scarce and competition for these resources has increased, funders and other prospective supporters have resorted to reviewing websites as a form of initial screening. This means that websites need to be regularly updated to include most recent accomplishments. With an updated website, we believe that we will increase traffic to our website and interest from prospective funders and supporters; thus financial support.

Project may require a short interview with the organization.

Project Plan

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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
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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
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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
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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
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About The Org

Our Mission

To improve the quality of education for children in rural Africa by providing affordable quality education, basic health-care, nutritional food and a home for those that have been orphaned as a result of HIV/Aids and other tragedies.

What We Do

We use a holistic approach to address the needs of these vulnerable children. Not only do we address their needs, but also those of the community as a whole. We provide them with relevant training. In Kenya, we provide training in modern farming techniques and community health.

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