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Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Help Menlo Park Atherton Education 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 November 8th

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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

We have an existing website ( that was created a few years ago by a volunteer that is no longer connected with the org. The CMS (Wix) is under her loggin. The URL is available - and I'd like the existing website to be re-built (with a refreshed look & feel) on Squarespace with the new URL.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a Squarespace account and all content ready, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have lots of design materials (photos, logos, etc.), and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to ensure that the most funding can be granted to the school district we support, ensuring a comprehensive educational experience is provided to all 3,000 K-8 students.

Currently - having this website on a different CMS with a loggin that is not connected to our org and that has a .com URL is difficult to manage. We are always looking for ways to streamline our workload since we are a small (but mighty!) non-profit. By helping us create the new website - we will ensure that it is easier for staff to manage in the future and with a .org URL our users will know it is connected to our non-profit.

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

Posted by
Carrie C.

Executive Director

Our Mission

Established in 1982, the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF) seeks to enable the Menlo Park City School District (MPCSD) to provide an exceptional education to students at Laurel, Encinal, Oak Knoll, and Hillview schools. Working with parents, local businesses, community members, and the District, we raise money to pay for high-quality teachers, a comprehensive educational program, and teaching innovation beyond what is possible with public dollars alone.

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