Website Construction (CMS-Based)

for  The Forum
St Thomas, VI, Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Posted by
Nicole P.

Executive Director

Posted Date
Sep 11, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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2 applications submitted

Website Construction (CMS-Based)
Impact statement
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to 1. Keeping the workshops of our artist accessible for all students and community members (free); 2. Keeping the admission fee for students only $5 and children under the age of 12 free.

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!)
Additional Details

This is what The Forum is in need of!

What We Have In Place
  • We have the following:
    - Promotional material: Photographs of events as well as Video Material
    - Season 2019-2020
    - A budget for the website hosting
    - Information of past seasons
    - Organizational information
    - Our goals for the next couple of years
How This Will Help

- To be more visible for the people on the USVI, but also for Tourists who are visiting our Island
- By being visible we can assure people know more about the Forum and attack more people to our events
- It will help in attracting younger people to the Forum

Project may require a short interview with the organization.

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

The Forum's mission is to provide audiences on St. Thomas with the opportunity to experience live, high-quality programs featuring music, theater, film, dance and literature. These productions would not be possible without the support of the Forum.
To help underwrite its presentations the Forum relies on donations from individuals and corporations, foundation grants, and the time, energy, expertise and financial commitment of its Board of Directors.

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