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Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Help Literacy Volunteers on The Green communicate their work with a content management system (CMS)-based website, so that they can easily manage and update site content on a regular basis.
Literacy Volunteers on The Green
New Milford, CT, USA

Posted September 21st

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Website Construction (CMS-Based)

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!)
Additional Details

Working with two different Catchafire volunteers, we have recently completed 1) a Website Visual Design Project, and 2) a Logo Design & Visual Brand identity Project. We are very pleased with the results and looking forward to getting our new site up and running.

Our new design is a simple informational site (10 pages) and we plan to link to a donation page app/plugin and to an events app. We have a high-fidelity design from our Catchafire volunteer, and she has agreed to drop the designs into

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a high fidelity design for our proposed site, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a knowledgeable, organized project manager, images and text, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to hire a new part-time staffer to help us manage our fast growing number of student applications and help recruit more volunteer tutors to meet the increasing demand for literacy education in our area.

LVG really needs to improve its ability to communicate with our three key constituencies (existing + new); 1) students, 2) volunteer tutors and 3) donors.
For students, we need to make it easy for them to contact us and keep up to date on what is happening @ LVG. For tutors, we need to support them with tips and advice, showcase their service and attract new volunteers. For donors, we need a website that reflects the professionalism and success of LVG so that they believe we merit their support.

Project Plan

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
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About The Org

Posted by
Katherine V.

Volunteer Board Member

Our Mission

Literacy Volunteers on the Green's vision is to help individuals maintain and improve their quality of life through mastery of the English language. We do this by promoting English literacy among individuals in Litchfield and Fairfield counties of Connecticut and surrounding areas to help them become independent readers, writers, listeners, and speakers of English through classes as well as natural, authentic, real-life activities and experiences.

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