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Peter S.

Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Posted by
Tom P.

Special Projects coordinator

Posted Date
Apr 4, 2019
Location
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Website Construction (CMS-Based)
Impact statement
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to provide more services to homeowner clients in need of critical repairs.

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

Rebuilding Together Twin Cities (RTTC) is currently working on a website audit with a Catchafire professional. We will be using a site map as the next step in the process. It has been suggested a website construction project be posted to allow both audit and construction professional to connect/have transition between projects.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have been working on a website audit, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a web "site map", knowledgeable staff members, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

Rebuilding Together Twin Cities is one of approximately 140 Rebuilding Together affiliates across the country. Our work is to provide critical home repairs for low income homeowners to insure that these individuals are able to live independently in safe healthy homes and remain in their communities.

Rebuilding Together Twin Cities website should serve a number of clients: individuals seeking information, homeowners applying for services, donors, and volunteers giving time.

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

Together we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing our communities.

What We Do

Rebuilding Together Twin Cities works year around with programs that serve low-income homeowners and addresses three primary needs: Accessibility, Livability, and Community.

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