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Elizabeth P.

Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Posted by
Joann P.

Executive Director

Posted Date
May 9, 2017
Location
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Website Construction (CMS-Based)
Impact statement
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to earmark our funding to helping families struggling with the devastating reality of having a seriously ill child.

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!)
What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a completed website, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have 2 staff members assigned to help, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

Our website could be the first place parents of a child with cancer may turn to find the information they need to receive imperative assistance from ECF. It is also a place donors will go to find information about making a donation to assist in our efforts to help families struggling with a diagnosis of pediatric cancer.

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 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
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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

Our Mission

ECF provides NJ families faced with the crisis of pediatric cancer a place to turn for comfort and support through professional in-home counseling and a uniquely tailored package of assistance.

What We Do

- 24/7 counseling for the entire family by professional caseworkers

- advocacy on behalf of the families with insurance companies, medical providers, landlords, etc.

- material support such as food, clothing, toys, and household items

Testimonials

This was an exceptional project by all standards. Elizabeth was talented, professional, and an absolute pleasure to work with. We are 100% satisfied with the end result. We can't wait to embark upon another Catchafire Project.
Joann Passantino
Joann P.

Executive Director

Website Construction (CMS-Based) Project

I truly enjoyed working with ECF. What a great Foundation! It is easy to see how the success of the Foundation is maintained and enhanced by the dedication and caring of the staff.
Elizabeth Parker
Elizabeth P.

Volunteer

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