Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Human Services

By Harry B.

Volunteer Rockstar

Posted Jul 7, 2017

This project is

In Progress

Matched with:

Claudia R.

This project will save us $5,250, allowing us to spend more money towards the educational needs for the kids at the school.

What We Need

  • Development of a new website based on one of the available CMS website templates (such as Wordpress, Squarespace, or Drupal)
  • Training to ensure Organization's staff members can update content and manage the site post-launch.
  • Note: Only includes websites built on CMS based platforms. This is not a website from scratch.

How This Will Help

This project will change a page on our website that will make it more appealing, user friendly, and applicable to our current resources. Some of the links are outdated. Revamping this page will help users find more relevant information about the services we offer at the Graham School and Campus so that we can further help parents and kids find the resources they need and reach out to us effectively.

What We Have In Place

We currently have all of the content necessary for this project which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have two dedicated staff members ready to assist you or provide troubleshooting and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

Eliza Hamilton established Graham Windham as the first private orphanage in NYC in honor of her husband, Alexander. During the final song in the play Hamilton, Eliza sings that this was her proudest accomplishment.
211 years later, Graham Windham's mission to support kids and families lives on.

  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)

Project Steps

  • Prep: Distribution of prep materials
    • Link to existing online presence if applicable (website, blog, social media)
    • Specific content to seed the new website
    • Volunteer Manager registers Organization's domain name with a web host if necessary
  • Milestone 1: Information gathering
    • Volunteer Manager and Professional connect to discuss goals, target audience, and align expectations
  • Milestone 2: Implementation
    • Professional uses the materials provided and agreed upon timeline to begin construction
    • Professional garners feedback from Volunteer Manager and implements appropriate changes prior to site launch
  • Milestone 3: Site launch
    • 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 going forward
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Web development experience
  • Proficient with HTML and CSS
  • Experience with CMS, such as: Wordpress, Squarespace, Tumblr and Drupal
Prerequisites for Organization
  • Clear understanding of the goals for the website and target audience
  • Specific content (copy and visual) to seed the new website
  • For customized websites which don't utilize an existing template,
  • An active domain name and web host (or budget to sign up with a web host)
  • If using an existing web host, access to your web service or admin portal and ability to share access with Professional (for example, if you use a Content Management System such as Wordpress, Squarespace, or Drupal; please provide access for Professional to the admin portal)
  • A dedicated staff member available for training and the resources to update the blog regularly

Our Mission

In full partnership with families and communities, Graham Windham strives to make a life-altering difference with children, youth and families affected by abuse, neglect and delinquency by providing each child we serve with a strong foundation for life: a safe, loving, permanent family and the opportunity and preparation to thrive in school and in the world.

What We Do

Eliza Hamilton established Graham Windham as the first private orphanage in New York City in honor of her husband, Alexander Hamilton. 211 years later, Graham Windham's mission to support kids and families lives on. Today, Graham serves more than 4,500 kids and their families. Most of these kids have had a tough start in life. But through their own strength and Graham's support -- whether through family counseling and treatment, or after school academic help, these kids can thrive into adulthood. Eliza's dream was to give every kid to get their shot -- that mission lives on today. #ElizasStory

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