This project was completed on Apr 24, 2019
Matched with Jonathan W
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Jonathan W.

Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Help Epitome of Soul, 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.
Epitome of Soul, Inc.
Ridgewood, NJ, USA

Posted January 9th

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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!)
What We Have In Place
  • We currently have the web design portion of our website created on adobe xd, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a web designer to make any necessary adjustments, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to focus our individual donations and funding on programming and capacity building.

The success of our organization depends on the clarity and professionalism of our website. Without your help, we cannot have an accessible strong web presence. Your skills will empower us to create a strong functional website that will display our org.

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 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
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

Epitome of Soul, Inc. partners with community organizations to equip, empower, and encourage elementary and high school students to strive for academic excellence and cultural growth through the arts.

What We Do

Epitome of Soul aims to create a platform in performing arts celebrating all varieties of music, dance, drama, theater and creative writing with the sole purpose of enriching the cultural dynamics of underserved school communities. Our primary initiative is to organize youth groups to undertake projects that benefit the community and encourage leadership, character, compassion, and good citizenship. In addition, help high school and college students further their education by providing financial assistance through scholarships.


Jonathan was amazing! He's definitely on my top 5 greatest of all time Catchafire volunteers list. He was so very patient with us in making sure the live launch of our website was done correctly, and always made us feel accommodated by answering our questions, providing feedback, and alternative options when things didn't quite work on an initial try. I'd highly recommend working with Jonathan on a Website Construction project, because he's awesome!
Nailah B.

CEO, Co-Founder

Website Construction (CMS-Based) Project

Nailah is wonderful! She's pleasant, easy to work with, and so so appreciative. And I love their organization so much--they're doing amazing things in their community. I'm really glad I had the opportunity to work with them on this project.
Jonathan Weedin
Jonathan W.