Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Help FamilyAid Boston 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.
FamilyAid Boston
Boston, MA, USA

Posted February 4th

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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 LOVE our website design and layout. All the content is up to date and correct. What we would like is for it to be migrated to WordPress. It was supposed to be built on Wordpress but was actually built on ShowIt with only the blog portion using Wordpress. We're just looking for someone who can take the design as is and code it for Wordpress.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have all content (photos, text, etc.), which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a Wordpress account and working knowledge of Wordpress, 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 5 families out of shelter and into stable housing.

As we try to grow our organization's profile and raise more money to help more families, we intend to spend more time focusing on our web presence and SEO. Transitioning our site to WordPress will allow us to utilize tools like Yoast and have more control over the content on our website.

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 & 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
Rebecca L.

Communications and Annual Fund Manager

Our Mission

FamilyAid Boston empowers parents and caregivers facing homelessness to secure and sustain housing and build strong foundations for their children's futures.

What We Do

FamilyAid Boston is the leading provider of solutions to family homelessness in Greater Boston, empowering parents and caregivers facing homelessness to secure and sustain housing and build strong foundations for their children's futures. We serve over 1,500 parents and children each year through our homelessness prevention, emergency shelter, and housing support programs. Our compassionate and resourceful staff work in partnership with parents to develop realistic, effective solutions that build on their families' individual strengths and address their unique challenges.

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