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Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Posted by
Erin D.

Director of Operations

Posted Date
Mar 22, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Website Construction (CMS-Based)
Impact statement
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to focus our resources on bringing the Passport program to more first-generation-to-college students, and ensuring they have our support throughout their college years to persist through graduation.

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

Our current Wix site isn't doing the marketing job we need it to do. It doesn't yet tell the stories of impact that the Passport to College program has. We are hoping to create a more dynamic site that invites people to learn more about the Boston HERC.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a list of what we are hoping to include in the site/images, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have lots of excitement about this project, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

The Boston HERC empowers low-income youth across Boston to be the first in their families to achieve a higher education. Through storytelling with text and images, our website will communicate the impact we see firsthand every day to our supporters. Our new website will also include a section for students and alumni to access further resources.

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

The Boston Higher Education Resource Center equips low-income, first-generation youth to enroll and thrive in higher education, break the grip of poverty, and transform their communities.

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