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Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Help Friends of Family Farmers 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.
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Posted September 10th

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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, or Drupal. A CMS-based website can be maintained and updated easily (no coding required!)
Additional Details

Friends of Family Farmers formed the Oregon Pasture Network (OPN) to help farmers and ranchers meet the demand for high quality, humanely raised meats, and deepen their knowledge of the art and science of raising animals on pasture. A major element of the OPN is Oregon's first ever Pasture Raised Product Guide, however, it's very limited in its current form (www oregonpasturenetwork org). We want to create a more sophisticated, independent website so that the Product Guide can be significantly more searchable and user-friendly on the front end, and producers can maintain their own information on the back end.

What We Have In Place
  • The first volunteer we worked with set up the initial site and www.oregonpasturenetwork.org is now live. However, the volunteer is unable to continue on the project due to unforeseen circumstances and we need someone to take over the project as soon as possible. A lot of the framework has been built already, but we need someone to fine tune the functionality, finish adding desired features, and preferably improve on the overall design.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to greatly improve the support we provide pasture-based producers and allow us to focus our resources on advertising the new site, hosting consumer education events, and provide workshops for OPN members.

A new Guide searchable by zip code and product type will be much more useful and relevant to eaters. Also, producers being able to enter and keep their own information updated will save our organization hours (and hours!) of staff time, freeing them up to promote the new site. With added functionality the Guide will be far more attractive to consumers looking to purchase pasture-raised proteins. We will then be able to connect more consumers directly with OPN members, thereby growing the overall support we provide to pasture-based producers.

Project Plan

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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
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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 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
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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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The voice for Oregon's family farmers who responsibly steward the land and feed our communities.

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