This project was completed on Dec 19, 2019
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Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Help United Way of Northern New Jersey 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.

Posted February 26th

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

We are in the process of re-launching an Initiative (has been in existence for 10 years) that is also moving from United Way to a new home at a University. As part of this process we have done whole re-branding exercise (messaging/logo/ new marketing materials etc..) and are now ready to create our new web-site!

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a dedicated marketing director focused on this project, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a desire to move forward quickly and efficiently, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to provide more support to more schools which will help the schools be places where all want to be and are places where all feel respected, inspired, safe and positive.

Having a strong external presence is critically important for our work with schools. This will be the first time we will have our own web-site (have been housed on other organizations' web-site for many years). The web-site will be the primary way schools across the state, country and internationally will find us and learn about the resources and supports we have available. Without a web-site we just aren't relevant not to mention top secret!

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 & 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

United Way of Northern New Jersey
Posted by
Liz W.

Co-Founder and Co-Director

Our Mission

United Way of Northern New Jersey is a thriving regional entity serving the communities of its founding members. With a renewed purpose, all of our work to build stronger northern New Jersey communities is focused on improving life for ALICE - our neighbors who are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. These nearly 890,000 New Jersey households - and a quarter of households in our region - are working, but are still unable to afford the basic necessities of housing, food, child care, health care, and transportation.

When ALICE suffers and is forced to make difficult choices, we all face serious consequences. United Way is working to shine a light on this population that is so critical to the stability of our communities. We are looking beyond temporary fixes to find solutions that result in long-term, sustainable change for all individuals and families. Our focus on three areas - Education, Income, and Health - helps ALICE at three key points - now, in the near term, and with an eye to a better and more stable future.


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A lot of progress was made developing a custom wordpress theme and everyone was easy to work with, professional and friendly.
Julian Garcia
Julian G.

Front End Web Developer

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