Project

Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Human Services

By Monique S.

Administrative Assistant

Posted Dec 6, 2018

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This project will save us $12,802 , allowing us to service consumers who require a higher level of care and follow through with linkage to inpatient or outpatient care.

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

We currently have a website, but we are interested in either a complete re-vamping of the existing one, or starting with a fresh website that communicates who and what our organization does, with the end result being user friendly for both our visitors to navigate, and for us to manage.

How This Will Help

This project will help Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition to cast a wider net in the community we service, as well as providing information for prospective donors, as well as potential partners.

What We Have In Place

We currently have an existing website with key information, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a single point of contact, to streamline the collaboration, and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

We are a very diverse company and we pride ourselves on being a one-stop-shop and we want to be able to promote our services and programs to our target demographic.

  • Estimated Time
    Volunteers: 40-60 hours over 1-2 months
    Organizations: 6-8 hours
  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)
  • Requirements: This project may require a short interview with the organization. If the organization wants to request an interview with you, you'll receive an email from Catchafire with instructions to schedule a call.

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

Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition, Inc (AHRC) is a community-based wellness organization committed to promoting health and dignity by reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, STI, and Substance Use within vulnerable communities.

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