Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Posted by
MaryAnn L.

Operations Director

Posted Date
Jan 11, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
Website Construction (CMS-Based)
Impact statement
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to cover operational costs.

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 the website on-line., which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have staff to work with you, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

We want to inform the community about the services we provide to help for people who are struggling financially and are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.

We want a website that speaks to our mission and cause.

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

Our Mission

Village Resources is a 501(c)(3) social services agency dedicated to making a difference in the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged populations through programs and services that provide opportunities and promote hope, stability, self-sufficiency, and well-being.

What We Do

Village Resources envisions a community working together to end poverty and homelessness by creating opportunities so that everyone may achieve and sustain well-being and self-sufficiency.

Village Resources connects community resources to end homelessness and promote housing stability. Its goal is to empower and strengthen individuals so that they can obtain and maintain a job, effectively manage financial resources, live healthy lifestyles, nurture positive relationships, develop positive communication styles and maintain housing stability. Village Resources provides direct services and expansion of community supports for vulnerable populations that are struggling financially. Village Resources helps peer organizations deliver quality poverty alleviation and homelessness prevention and aftercare programs.

Village Resources programs and services include:

The Village Housing Network
* Information and Referral
Housing Location
Case Management
Landlord Support Housing and Housing Stability Programs
* Rapid Rehousing
* Homelessness Prevention
* Homelessness Diversion
Consultancy Services
* Technical Services for Peer Organizations
Staff Training
Program Start-Up
* Technical Services for Continuums of Care
Systems planning
Training Programs
* For Case Managers
Essential Lifestyle Planning
Rapid Rehousing
Homelessness Prevention
Homelessness Diversion

* For Landlords And Tenants
Rights and Responsibilities

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