Website Construction (CMS-Based)

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Rania D.

Director, Fundraising and Communication

Posted Date
Feb 27, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Website Construction (CMS-Based)
Impact statement
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to launch our new logo, reach a new audience, and revive our nonprofit brand.

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!)
Additional Details

1. A little background experience working with nonprofit websites will be a plus because we don't want it to feel like a corporate site.

2. We're hoping to optimize our site to be bilingual (Spanish and English) and it would be great to learn more about how that would work and whether or not it can be done during this project!

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have an existing website to draw content from, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have images, updated text, ideas for new content, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

Our nonprofit organization is currently going through a visual rebrand and we're hoping to launch our new look as soon as our new website is built! We are a 45 year old organization with a website that runs on Drupal, and looking to migrate to Wordpress (open to discussion on this migration).

We have all the language, images, and want to maintain some aspects of our old site but really looking to minimize the content and have an easy-to-use new interface for both our public audience and our backend users (staff).

Project may require a short interview with the organization.

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

UHAB empowers low- to moderate-income residents to take control of their housing and enhance communities by creating strong tenant associations and lasting affordable co-ops.

What We Do

Since its founding in 1973, UHAB has helped form dozens of tenant associations and has guided some 1,600 buildings from distressed rental to affordable housing cooperative, enabling low- to moderate-income residents of more than 30,000 apartments to become co-op homeowners.

Over the years, we have developed an intimate knowledge of New York City’s low-income co-op community. We are experts in meeting the needs of that community. Our work is unmatched by any other organization in its field.

UHAB educates residents of troubled rental buildings on defending their rights and determining whether or not co-op homeownership might be a viable path for them. We hold Introduction to Limited-Equity Co-ops classes for people interested in purchasing units in UHAB’s network of affordable co-ops. And we train residents on the management, maintenance, and financial sustainability of their buildings as well as on protecting affordability and promoting community spirit.

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