Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Help Nimbus Dance Works 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.
Nimbus Dance Works
Jersey City, NJ, USA
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Jersey City, NJ, USA


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

Nimbus Dance seeks to create a new website that aligns with the organization's growth and upcoming move into the Nimbus Arts Center at the Lively. The move not only represents an expansion in terms of programming: new concert series, more visual arts exhibitions, increased public events, greater capacity for educational programs; but also, the center creates a greatly enhanced overall profile for the organization. We seek to align our online profile with the expanded profile of our organization.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have an actively updated website with comprehensive descriptive language for programming. We have great images to complement the content. All accounts for external sites that we work with (ticketing, class registration, etc.) are active and we have all necessary links.
    Nimbus staff are ready to assist with the project with any questions and clarifications needed to guide site map and user experience.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to focus our limited resources on paying our artists, staff, and keeping the cost of our programs within reach for low income community members.

As a state leader in the arts and programming for underserved communities, Nimbus' site must represent the quality of our organization and facilitate access to information on program offerings. At the new arts center, there will be a large expansion of programming; it is crucial that we communicate this clearly through the website.
With very little means, Nimbus has dramatically impacted the Jersey City community and beyond. The new website will allow us to continue to excel as an arts leader.

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

Nimbus Dance Works
Posted by
Samuel P.

Artistic Director

Our Mission

Nimbus Dance Works is committed to bringing dance into a dynamic relationship with the communities we serve, always acting in accord with our guiding principles of integrity, excellence, and community. We create and present programs of top-level artistry that inspire audience members while building close ties between individuals and communities. Nimbus creates programs that serve traditional dance audiences and create new ones in its home of Jersey City while gaining regional and national prominence.


We are absolutely blown away by our experience with Julian and the new website that he engineered with a designer, also connected through Catchafire. As an arts organization with a a wide range of program areas, we needed a website that could be easily navigated, patched with various external software (patron management, fundraising, ticketing, class registration, video, etc.), and all the while display an aesthetic elegance. Julian was extremely committed to this complex project, working on deadline, and grasping the complexity of what the website needed to accomplish. In spite of a time difference as Julian is based in UK, he made himself available for both email and in-person zoom/phone calls. In short, we are extremely pleased with our new website and very grateful for Julian's exceptional work and effort on this project.
Samuel Pott
Samuel P.

Artistic Director

Website Construction (CMS-Based) Project

It has been a pleasure to work with Nimbus Dance Works - more specifically with company manager Anitra, web designer Christine and the founder Sam. The work to develop a Wordpress theme was really engaging and enjoyable and everyone was great to work with and very professional. I only hope that we continue to work together in future as I provide support.
Julian Garcia
Julian G.

Front End Web Developer

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