Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Posted by
Brittney O.

Programs, Personnel and Marketing Manager

Posted Date
May 15, 2019
Location
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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2 applications submitted

Website Construction (CMS-Based)
Impact statement
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to focus on our funding to core programs, including remaining open to the public free of charge every day.

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 currently have a website (www.roundhouseaquarium.org) through WordPress. We like how the website looks but it's not too user friendly since none of the staff at the aquarium have website experience.

    We can provide photos and one on one meetings to discuss what we see for the new website. Much of the content will actually be transferred from the current website.
How This Will Help

At the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier, our "Jewel" of an aquarium immerses those who visit in an educational and interactive experience, inspiring all to respect the ocean and the environment. We are open 364 days of the year free of charge. We also teach classes, provide volunteer opportunities and hold events. Having a website allows supporters, visitors, potential volunteers, etc to easily flow through our pages and find what they need in order to support our mission.

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

The specific and primary purposes are to foster and promote the public study of, and interest in, the oceans, tidelands and beaches of Southern California, the marine life therein, and the impact of human populations on that environment.

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