Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Help Venice Heritage Foundation 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 October 29th

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

The Venice Heritage Foundation has an existing Wordpress site, but we would like to move the information over to a Squarespace site that we hope will be more modern and easier for us to update.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a Wordpress site, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have dedicated board members, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to move forward with the first phase of our business plan - purchasing the railroad car that will house our museum.

Our Wordpress site is sadly out of date, and we lack the ability to edit it. These days, a good website is essential for any organization and must be kept current. This project will give us the ability to keep our website current (ourselves) and present our mission to the world!

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

Posted by
Woodrow C.

Board Member

Our Mission

Improving The Present With The Past. The Venice Heritage Foundation was founded to build the first-ever history museum celebrating Abbot Kinney's Venice-by-the-Sea, founded 1905.

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