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Website Construction (CMS-Based)

for  Social Progess Imperative Inc
Washington, DC, USA
Posted by
Alexandra S.

Communications and Fundraising Assistant

Posted Date
Jul 12, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Website Construction (CMS-Based)
Impact statement
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to expand the number of sub-national indexes that we are developing to provide leaders and decision-makers with focused data to guide policies on social progress outcomes.

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

Existing website ( has 3 features 1) interactive maps/graphics and 2) static content/images-both requiring external web designer to manage any updates, and 3) WordPress blog linked from the website managed inhouse but with separate URL and design. We want to move to a CMS website (WordPress, Wix, etc) duplicating look and feel of our current site but allow us to manage #2 and #3 on a simple platform, and integrate #1 which would continue to be built by external designer.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have our own website, and just need it replicated via CMS, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have all the graphics and visualizations from the previous site, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

Currently we are unable to update our website in a timely or cost-effective manner as it is outsourced. This means we have to keep our updates on a separate platform and cannot fix typos or easily update content. We run an index and our website is mostly for B2B interaction, so it doesn't have to be fancy, but it does have to be effective and communicate the work we do. By creating a platform that we can update, we will save significant time and money, and better reach key audiences.

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

We strive to improve the lives of people around the world by fostering research and knowledge sharing on social progress and using data to catalyze action. We provide a robust, holistic measurement tool, the Social Progress Index, which captures how well a society provides its people with the things they really care about, including health, safety, shelter, education, rights and freedom.

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