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Web Development for Learning Together

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The Cause

Learning Together’s mission is to meet the developmental, educational, and health needs of young children of all abilities.  We believe in pursuing and nurturing inclusion, diversity, integrity, quality, interdependency, and innovation in our daily operations. Through this pursuit, Learning Together’s vision is to create a Community of Promise – where children of all abilities are able to reach their full potential with the support of their community and families.

The Challenge

We are a smaller nonprofit but we have some great, unique services we provide for kids and families in Wake County looking for inclusion. Our website was built on the Drupal platform, and our staff struggles with keeping it up to date and building new pages and features. We would like to work with a web designer who can help us design and launch a WordPress website and then teach us how to operate and update it properly.

The Project: Web Development

Estimated Volunteer Time (Now – April 30):

36-39 hours

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End Result

The project will result in the following deliverables:

  • WordPress site with basic WordPress features (blog, pages, contact, social media buttons, etc.)
  • Integration and set-up of up to 3 additional plug ins specific to Learning Together’s needs (Ex: special forms, commerce, etc.)
  • Host a training workshop (no longer than 2 hours)for staff and select volunteers on how to utilize and update the WordPress site and its features

Impact

This project will raise our profile in the Triangle among both donors and families in need of early childhood services, which would give us more stability for our existing programs and families. We offer extremely high quality services to the families we reach, but we don’t usually reach them through our website. It’s 2015, it’s more than time for that to be a given. We also have some unique perspectives and information about topics like inclusion that we lead our field in, and being able to share that on our website with anyone with an internet connection would help us share our mission beyond our classroom walls.

 

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Web Development for Loaves and Fishes

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The Cause

The mission of Loaves and Fishes is to empower low-income K-12 youth and their families to overcome individual challenges in order to achieve healthier and more fulfilling lives. We accomplish this through out-of-school programming using a long-term, relationally-based, holistic approach to development that involves enrichment of the mind, body and spirit. We strategically collaborate with schools, non-profits and other community organizations to provide critical support to the youth and families we serve.

The Challenge

Loaves and Fishes has an existing website that includes the ability to submit generic donations. We have increasingly had opportunities for people to assist us by making purchases at or through partner organizations. This is labor intensive and requires us to impose on Board members, staff and volunteers for activities that are relatively low-return individually but could have nice returns if handled electronically. We would like a web-development professional to work with us in modifying our current website to allow for our staff to enter promotional opportunities that require order taking, payment and fulfillment.

The Project: Web Development

Estimated Volunteer Time (Now – April 30):

31-34 hours

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End Result

The project will result in the following deliverables:

  • Integration and set-up of up of a commerce / online shop plug-in on the website that allows the organization to showcase items for sale, accept and track orders, payments, and shipments.
  • Host a training workshop (no longer than 2 hours) for staff and select volunteers on how to utilize the commerce / online shop plug-in.

Impact

This completed project would have an impact on our ability to raise funds from non-traditional sources in the near term and a more significant impact in the future as we become more creative in finding similar opportunities. By addition of these capabilities, new fundraising opportunities will be available and the time of Board members and volunteers can be directed to community relations, service delivery in support of our mission, and strategic activities.

 

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