Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Help Mohonk Preserve 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.
Mohonk Preserve
Gardiner, NY, USA
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Posted December 5th

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!)
Additional Details

We will be updating our CRM system to Salesforce or Tessitura in the new year, but want to start building a new Wordpress website based on our current website: mohonkpreserve.org. We'd also like to be able to incorporate an online store in the future. Our website is large and packed with information, we're also interested in seeing what we can do to streamline information so that our members and visitors can easily find the information they need, and ongoing maintenance is easy.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a large photo archive and established content, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a dedicated staff person, an established website, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to serve our mission to protect the Shawangunk Mountains region and inspire people to care for, enjoy and explore their natural world.

Our organization has grown really quickly, and technology is usually a step or two behind. We're in the process of a large update to our CRM system to Salesforce or Tessitura, and want to create a beautiful website that those systems can plug into to provide membership sales/renewals and donations. Our website is to our online presence, what the land is to our local community.

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

Posted by
Amanda R.

Media Associate

Our Mission

The mission of Mohonk Preserve is to protect the Shawangunk Mountains region and inspire people to care for, enjoy, and explore their natural world.

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