Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Help Upper Missouri Waterkeeper 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 January 22nd

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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 are seeking expert assistance launching a small-scale campaign-specific website, ideally in WordPress. Primary desired outcomes include professional appearance, easily-accessible education materials and background information, and the mutually exclusive ability to join a mailing list and to make a donation.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a wealth of technical data concerning the wide range of impacts slaughterhouse and factory farms incite on the local environment and communities. Our campaign lead is also a technical expert in the subject matter and able to communicate directly with a designer in terms of framing issues, presentation, salient local topics, etc.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to allocate those monies towards a matching-grant opportunity to potentially hire a new staff member and thereby increase our organization's lacking communications and outreach capacities.

Without an easily-accessible, coherent, and professional online webpage to serve as a "clearinghouse" for information and action-opportunties concerning our campaign the public dialogue remains fragmented, and many otherwise concerned members of the public feel disconnected and powerless to speak up to protect their communities, Montana outdoors, and values.

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 & 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
Guy A.

Executive Director

Our Mission

Upper Missouri Waterkeeper uses a combination of strong science, citizen action, and the law to protect water resources and headwaters in Montana.

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