This project was completed on Jul 10, 2019
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Keith L.

Website Construction (CMS-Based)

for  Selby Ave JazzFest
Saint Paul, MN, USA
Posted by
David B.

JazzFest Planning Group Member

Posted Date
Apr 18, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Website Construction (CMS-Based)
Impact statement
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to take care of bookkeeping, acctg. & insurance (we're a new 501c3), present quality performing artists, keep vendor fees at affordable rates & new expenses-concrete barriers at entrances (expensive!).

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 have a Wordpress site up and running; however, could most certainly be updated to meet the needs of mobile phone viewers...I believe its called a "scrolling" style.

It would also be nice to have basics such as SEO tools, etc.

We have PLENTY of fact believe most of the verbiage that's posted could work; however, you folks are the experts.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have content, pictures, verbiage, etc., which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have an established brand and loyal following, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

We receive thousands of unique visitors to our site each year. A cool (which jazz is!) site will assist to position JazzFest as more than just a neighborhood festival.

The big thing--adding a little drama and emotion via a cool design.

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

--To provide regionally underserved market with access to quality arts programming.
--To use the power of arts-based community development as a platform for individuals from all walks of life to be of one community via a shared arts experience.
--To utilize the arts as a means to reposition Selby Avenue as a safe, cultural and hip destination.


(No testimonial has been submitted by David)
Very rewarding working on this project with such dedicated and appreciative people.
Keith Levin
Keith L.

Art director /Senior graphic designer

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