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Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Help Elijah's Promise 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.
Elijah's Promise
New Brunswick, NJ, USA

Posted December 6th

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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, Drupal, or Weebly . A CMS-based website can be maintained and updated easily (no coding required!)
What We Have In Place
  • We have a Facebook with over 4000 likes, Twitter account with over 400 followers, a Constant Contact with over 10,000 subscribers, and a functional website with key information about the agency. We also have a handle on Instagram but do not really use that account. We have the infrastructure in place for dynamic online communications but need to capitalize on it more!
How This Will Help
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to instead serve 1500 meals at our community soup kitchen - we serve over 100,000 every year.

Our agency touches many lives throughout the community we serve. More than the services we provide, it is the human impact of our organization that has allowed us to grow in size and support over the last 25+ years. The stories and lives of the individuals we serve make more of an impact than any narrative we craft. We can capitalize on storytelling and be able to effectively communicate our mission, this project will expand that marketing and allow us to build relationships with both current and prospective donors.

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 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 & 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

Elijah's Promise
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Our Mission

For over 25 years, Elijah’s Promise harnesses the power of food to break the cycle of poverty, alleviate hunger, and change lives. We accomplish our mission through activities which include a community soup kitchen, supportive health and social services, a community garden, culinary training center, and social enterprise catering business which complete the cycle of social good by training and employing low income individuals in the work of providing nutritious meals to low income children, seniors and adults.

Testimonials

(No testimonial has been submitted by Anthony)
Working with Anthony and Andrew on their website has been an amazing experience! They both were very involved, flexible and appreciative of time spent on the project. We ended up with an amazing TWO websites thanks to the great team work and direction from Elijah's Promise. Elijahspromise.org & promiseculinary.org.
Kara Buffardi
Kara B.

Volunteer

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