Website Construction (CMS-Based)

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Pecolia M.

Executive Director

Posted Date
Feb 14, 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 a 6-session School Site Council training to 20 parents at low-performing schools.

Project Details

What We Need
  • The creation of an improved WordPress-hosted website
  • Training to ensure we can update content and manage the site post-launch
What We Have In Place
  • We have experience with WordPress.org as we have been operating a WordPress website since 2010 and maintaining it in-house.

    We have clear-cut goals for the website as well as some content and will know what we will need to develop once we decide on all the features we want.

    Additionally, we have selected a WordPress.org theme.
How This Will Help

Effectively telling the story of our organization's impact is critical to our efforts to expand our efforts to increase parent leaders in counties across the Bay Area. Upgrading our website to be a core organizing tool and tell our story succinctly and powerfully is key to our next phase of growth. We need support with page development to shift to primary parent and organization audience.

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

Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network (PLAN) is an Oakland based organization that develops the leadership and builds the power of parents to transform schools so that all students achieve their student succes

What We Do

We train parents and families to believe that their voices matter, while we develop their skills and knowledge that will strengthen their capacity to advocate for their children. We build strong school-based partnerships among families, teachers, staff and principals using transformative family engagement practices that transform schools. We organize a network of parents from different cultures who support each other, create a shared analysis of institutional racism's impact on students of color, and an understanding of the need for systemic change. We develop parent leaders who build a membership and support base of families, teachers, staff, and principals to organize campaigns that promote change- in values, practices, system design and resources.

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