Makers Institute Class: Intro to Building Your First Website

Join Be Social Change on Wednesday, June 4th from 7 PM to 9 PM for Makers Institute Class: Intro to Building Your First Website with Amanda Neville. In this class you will learn about the 5 phases of website creation.

Real ventures have websites. There comes a time in every entrepreneur’s life when a website must be built. For some, it’s an exciting process; for others, it’s excruciating. This workshop guides you through five phases of website creation, from content to developmentThe focus will be on tasks you can and must tackle before engaging a professional designer or developer, and what to expect once the process leaves your hands. We’ll also look at tools you can use to get up and running on your own, and talk about the pros and cons of investing in your online presence upfront.


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• What to communicate on your home page

• How to figure out what your user needs and how they want the information delivered

• The importance of choosing a core message and sticking with it

• What type of content to develop and how to keep your site up to date

• How storytelling plays an essential part of a successful website

• At what point should you hire a professional


• Social enterprises or nonprofits ready to build or upgrade their first website

• Professionals who oversee their company’s online presence

• Marketing and communications specialists



Amanda Neville (@furiouslymandy) specializes in helping executives and organizations connect with their core constituents in a meaningful way. She has a knack for simplifying complex concepts into accessible messages, and infusing them with heart and humor. She founded Three Furies, a New York-based consultancy, to work exclusively with entrepreneurs, progressive executives, causes and communities. Amanda graduated cum laude from Georgetown University with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and earned her Master’s degree at New York University. She also holds a JD from the Washington College of Law at American University, where she was Associate Executive Editor of the International Law Review. Previously, she was a founding partner at Thinkso Creative, a Manhattan branding agency. She is particularly passionate about socially conscious ventures and public service.

You can learn about her current work here and find out more about her background here



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The Makers Institute is the social good business school of Be Social Change focused on equipping founders, professionals, and creatives with the entrepreneurial skills needed to build sustainable startups, nonprofits, and purpose-driven careers. Through applied learning and practical training we help people develop 21st century business skills needed to create positive and sustainable impact. We offer classes, workshops, and boot camps in the following areas: business foundations, funding, communications, technology and professional development. Learn more about the Makers Institute>>

Refund Policy: Refunds can be issued in full up to 48 hours prior to the start of the class by contacting Be Social Change.

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  • matthew

    how much is the class?

    June 4, 2014

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