Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Posted by
Maggie S.

Director of Special Projects

Posted Date
Mar 12, 2019
Location
Virtual volunteer opportunity
Website Construction (CMS-Based)
Impact statement
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to invest that money into maintaining and building the quality of our youth programs. The money we save can also allow youth from diverse backgrounds to attend our programs.

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

We do have an existing website, but we want to design a new one altogether that is more engaging of users. Our current website has a lot of text, which is too much for users. It also doesn't necessarily point people in the right direction to what we offer and visually isn't as appealing as it could be.

What We Have In Place
  • We have an existing website, which has content that we will make more succinct and relevant to our mission and programs to use for a new website. There are a few website designs we have seen that we like or would like to model parts of ours after. We currently use Wordpress, which are staff knows mostly how to use.
How This Will Help

We are starting a new 5 year program this year that will have national reach. As we get our organization's name out there, we need a website that shows who we are and our mission in the most user friendly and appealing way. We want to highlight our work, our programs, our alumni, and invite people to support us going forward. We have important research to share as well about the long term impact of our programs on our alumni.

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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About The Org

Our Mission

The Center for FaithJustice (CFJ) inspires the next generation of leaders by creating programs to serve those in need and educate for justice in the Catholic tradition. Officially incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 2008, our founders boldly envisioned an innovative approach to faith formation that would engage young people not only through intensive reflection and emphasis on catechesis but also ministry to those in need. This vision has evolved into the Center's signature "WorX" programs - ServiceworX, JusticeworX, and LeaderworX - for youth and young adults from middle school through college, along with a number of other boutique and academic year experiences.

What We Do

Our founders boldly envisioned an innovative approach to faith formation that would engage young people not only through intensive reflection and emphasis on catechesis but also ministry to those in need. This vision has evolved into the Center's signature "WorX" programs - ServiceworX, JusticeworX, and LeaderworX - for youth and young adults from middle school through college, along with a number of other boutique and academic year experiences and consultative partnerships.

Named for the biblical passage that inspired them, "faith without works is dead" (James 2:26), the WorX programs create a space for participants to engage in direct service to those in need and participate in complimentary prayer and reflection. In contrast to typical service learning, CFJ engenders in young people a deep understanding of systemic poverty and instills lifelong values of social justice through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching.

Since our founding, we have served more than 5,000 young adults through our intensive retreat-style service immersion experiences to impoverished areas, representing more than 150,000 cumulative hours of service. Those original program participants are now young professionals in the early stages of career, marriage, and family life; in fact, several of them currently serve on the Center's Board of Trustees. Our alumni have gone on to become impressive servant leaders in many diverse fields ranging from international aid to corporate America to ordained ministry.

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