Website Set Up (CMS-Based)

Help Babies & Mothers Alive 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.
Babies & Mothers Alive
Kalisizo, Uganda
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Posted August 24th

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What we need
  • Set up of a new website using a Content Management System (CMS) like Wordpress, Squarespace, Joomla, Drupal, or Weebly
  • Training to ensure Organization's staff members can update content and manage the site post-launch
  • Note: We recommend that you do a Website Content Plan project first, so that you have all the content ready for your new CMS-based site. A CMS-based website can be maintained and updated easily - no coding required!
Additional details

We want to use Squarespace and have already started looking into suitable templates that can be customized. We'd like to integrate the donation page, content, and social media.
Clear articulation of BAMA's key message and goals on the website is crucial.

What we have in place
  • We will provide a wishlist with desired features (based on our current website and feedback), as well as branding materials, content/visuals and copywriting.
    We have a live website (www.babiesandmothersalive.org), but as the setup, design, navigation, content, and SEO is somewhat outdated and complicated, we'd prefer to simplify the setup and start all over.
How this will help
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to increase the impact we have on the lives of numerous babies and mothers across the Masaka region in Uganda. That money can be used to expand our programs across the seven districts.

The new website will provide easily-accessible information to partners, donors, and everyone supporting the cause. We will be able to raise more money, make a greater impact, and reach more people.
In the name of our Staff and the communities we serve in Uganda, thank you for your support.

Project plan

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  • 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 helps register Organization's domain name with a web host, if necessary
  • Both parties review our pro-tips for Organizations and Volunteers to ensure the project is set up for success
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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 & 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

Babies & Mothers Alive
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Our mission

Create partnerships that improve reproductive, maternal, and newborn health in Uganda.

Testimonials

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It was a pleasure teaming up with Katharina for this web design project! Her clear vision, prompt feedback and collaborative spirit resulted in a beautiful and strategic website that not only tells their story effectively but also engages visitors in the meaningful work they do.
Michelle J.
Michelle J.

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