Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Help School the World 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.
School the World
Boston, MA, USA

Posted July 24th

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

As we are in our 10th year we need a new look & modern, clean looking site. Look over our current site (, which is hosted on GoDaddy & designed by a volunteer. We currently have to go through her to make any edits so we would like to have total control over the look & content on our site moving forward. Thus we are looking to switch from GoDaddy to an affordable new host & build a new great looking site to showcase all we do and enhance our online presence and SEO.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a fully designed and working site, but want to completely revamp it. I can provide samples from other non profits that we like as well as our outlined structure. Once the project is started I will provide the written content & photos, we will be relying on you to design and format the website in the best and most visually appealing and user friendly way possible as well as connect it to our donation platform (donation pages) and train me on how to update it. Thanks!
How This Will Help
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to give more children in need the quality education they deserve while also stewarding new donors with the new website and increasing our impact.

We are in our 10th year and have had huge success with our programming and impact, but our website does not reflect that and our new supporters or loyal donors cannot easily navigate the site. As technology is becoming increasingly important for fundraising and donor stewardship we want to make sure our online presence reflects our successful 10 years of work and future successes.

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

Our goal is to provide access for quality education to those living in the rural villages of Central America. Together with local governments, our partners and deeply engaged parents, we provide young children living in the poorest communities the opportunity to learn so that they can work towards a brighter future.

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