Project

Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Disease & Medical Research

This project is

In Progress

Matched with:

Rachel H.

This project will save us $12,802 , allowing us to We have tried 3 volunteers thus far with disappointing commitments. We need the site to increase revenue and sharing message. your help.

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!)

How This Will Help

Our organization has been in place for 10 years now, and we are on our second iteration of a website. It's time to highlight our brand and update our look and message. We were working with volunteers who bailed mid-project, so are ready to share our goals. We previously bought a WordPress template, but are up for some new suggestions. We are in need of a new face for a great mission.

What We Have In Place

We currently have an existing site and partial new one which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have lots of ideas and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

Our organization was started in memory of Sean Costello, an internationally acclaimed musician and member of Georgia Music Hall of Fame, who died from complications of bipolar disorder. Our mission is to support research on the connection between bipolar disorder and creativity to produce better outcomes.

  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)

Project Steps

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
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Experience building and managing websites with CMS applications such as Wordpress, Squarespace, Joomla, or Drupal (providing examples of websites you have developed is recommended)
  • Proficient with HTML and CSS
Prerequisites for Organization
  • Clear understanding of the goals for the website and target audience
  • Approved content and images for the new website, and an idea of the look and feel you want for your website (e.g., providing examples of other websites you like is recommended)
  • An active domain name and web host (or budget to sign up with a web host)
  • Ability to sign up for a CMS application, such as Wordpress, Squarespace, Joomla, or Drupal; and budget to pay for the selected application (if applicable - some CMS applications offer free plans)
  • A staff member who can dedicate time to working on this project, and who can be trained on how to maintain and update the website going forward

Our Mission

Uniquely focused on the needs of musicians with bipolar disorder, The Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research supports and conducts research on bipolar disorder and creativity while promoting awareness, providing education, and serving as a resource for these musicians and their support systems in order to foster acceptance, functioning and health.

What We Do

The purpose of The Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research is to apply Sean's celebrity and the love of Sean's fans and fellow musicians to increase research for treatment of Bipolar Disorder, develop and support education for early diagnosis and intervention, and translate the human side of bipolar disorder and its severity to improve outcomes and resources, especially for those without insurance, targeting the musical community.

Disease & Medical Research