Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Help Accessible Academics USA, Inc. 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.
Accessible Academics USA, Inc.
Buffalo, NY, USA
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Buffalo, NY, USA

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Posted July 30th

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

The website needs to work with our CRM Bloomerang so we can fully utilize their website integrations. The website must meet accessibility standards.

What We Have In Place
  • Our current website content is fully developed and we love most things about our website design, though are open to changes in its appearance. The issue with our current website is that it is controlled by our website company and we are unable to make ongoing changes without going through them first. In addition, our website is not fully accessible or functioning with our CRM Bloomerang due to its current template. The fix for that is at least a month out.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to put more of our resources to our free COVID-19 workshop programming and student individualized services.

We are constantly updating our programs and providing more services to the community, especially amidst COVID-19. Being able to access our website would allow us to efficiently update everyone about our programs, making them available sooner!

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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Accessible Academics USA, Inc.
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Anne S.

Chief Executive Officer

Our Mission

Accessible Academics is a not-for-profit agency that advocates for and provides life, academic, and job skill support to people with special needs transitioning from high school, through college, to independence.

What We Do

We provide individualized coaching services in the areas of academic, life skills, vocational, emotional regulation, and social skills to young adults with special needs pursuing post-secondary education. We also teach workshops in the different skill areas open to the public.

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