Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Community & Economic Development

By Mobolaji O.

Creative Co-Director

Posted Apr 14, 2018


This project will save us $5,250, allowing us to showcase the voices, stories and vision of our community as we offer free cultural & healing programs.

What We Need

  • Development of a new website based on one of the available CMS website templates (such as Wordpress, Squarespace, or Drupal)
  • Training to ensure Organization's staff members can update content and manage the site post-launch.
  • Note: Only includes websites built on CMS based platforms. This is not a website from scratch.

How This Will Help

The success of our organization depends on the visibility of our org & raising funds for our work. Without your help, we cannot achieve the distance & expertise needed. Your skills will empower us to to change systems & build community.

What We Have In Place

We currently have website mock-up & design which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have website development platform & dedicated staff support and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

Despite the disparities people of color face, our communities are strong, beautiful & powerful. We focus on personal and community healing, connection and love. Resurfacing cultural wisdom and ritual reminds us of who we are and what we can do. We create wholeness and prosperity, for ourselves and our descendants.

  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)

Project Steps

  • Prep: Distribution of prep materials
    • Link to existing online presence if applicable (website, blog, social media)
    • Specific content to seed the new website
    • Volunteer Manager registers Organization's domain name with a web host if necessary
  • Milestone 1: Information gathering
    • Volunteer Manager and Professional connect to discuss goals, target audience, and align expectations
  • Milestone 2: Implementation
    • Professional uses the materials provided and agreed upon timeline to begin construction
    • Professional garners feedback from Volunteer Manager and implements appropriate changes prior to site launch
  • Milestone 3: Site launch
    • 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 going forward
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Web development experience
  • Proficient with HTML and CSS
  • Experience with CMS, such as: Wordpress, Squarespace, Tumblr and Drupal
Prerequisites for Organization
  • Clear understanding of the goals for the website and target audience
  • Specific content (copy and visual) to seed the new website
  • For customized websites which don't utilize an existing template,
  • An active domain name and web host (or budget to sign up with a web host)
  • If using an existing web host, access to your web service or admin portal and ability to share access with Professional (for example, if you use a Content Management System such as Wordpress, Squarespace, or Drupal; please provide access for Professional to the admin portal)
  • A dedicated staff member available for training and the resources to update the blog regularly

Our Mission

The Guild is a Transformational Urban Sanctuary and New Business Ecosystem for Community Healing and Prosperity.