*Please also RSVP via this Eventbrite link - https://t4gwebdevday19.eventbrite.com.*
We'll (nonprofits + tech volunteers) have a kickoff meeting Friday evening from 6-9pm timeframe, where we'll do nonprofit and volunteer introductions and then break up into teams to support the below 4 nonprofits which we'll be creating / enhancing websites for! We'll all then re-group on Saturday from 9am-4pm to knock out as much work as we can. Dinner on Friday and then breakfast and lunch on Saturday will be provided.
Nonprofits and their Team Leads, BAs and Reps:
1. Explore Spacecraft - Carrie (Nonprofit Rep) & Jim (Team Lead)
2. Nomad Art Bus - Nichelle (PM/Lead) and Carrie (NP Rep)
3. Hands Across the Bay - Dee & Squad (Nonprofit), AJ (BA) and Naomi (Team Lead)
4. Sea Turtle Trackers - Nancy and Theresa (Nonprofit/BA) & Jen (Team Lead)
TECH VOLUNTEERS ONLY – Below are the overviews of the 4 nonprofit projects. If you are NOT already assigned to a project, please email ([masked]) or message me your top 2 choices by this Tuesday (10/8)!
1. Explore SPACEcraft
Nonprofit Effort/Purpose: 3 artists were awarded a public engagement project commissioned by Pinellas County to add containers around county with theme of ‘Make. Play. Read. Grow.’ to give children access to safe play stations
Project: Launching new site on SquareSpace designed to focus content towards upcoming projects, focusing on getting people to join the mailing list and volunteer. They have a static site in Square Space, and want to add 4+ pieces of core functionality: calendar of events, sign-ups for volunteers and programming partners, map with locations of containers, and survey form to collect feedback from community
Volunteer Needs: 2-3+ techies, including 1 who is good with graphic design that might be able to come up with graphic elements
2. Nomad Art Bus:
Site redesign; relaunch of existing website in Square Space with full re-organization of content to better focus towards raising money and keeping people in the loop and making it easier to update the site.
Volunteer Needs: 2-3+ techies who are familiar with SquareSpace, or at least 2 folks who are good at cutting and pasting
3. Hands Across the Bay
Theme is up and installed. Need to move over content and update the design.
Project Goals: Hero Image Design, Social Media Feeds, Tweaking Content/Adding New Content, Sticky header, Branding, Donation Functionality, Navigation/Organization
Need Woocommerce and Gravity Forms set up (Many forms needed!)
Incorporating Gala website into main website
Volunteer Needs: 2+ to help with above and content transfer
4. Sea Turtle Trackers
Current site needs content update and redesign to emphasize programs offered, volunteer opportunities, donations, and an emergency info for turtles (who to call, area served).
update design and move to WordPress (from GoDaddy Website Builder; will use a builder plugin)
install Events Calendar, so they can enter details for upcoming events and educate volunteers on how to add upcoming events
Adoption Form online – They have an adopt-a-nest & name-a-hatchling sea turtle adoption program that needs an online form with payment processing. (Gravity Forms)
Basic SEO – Set up Google Analytics, Install and update Yoast SEO plugin.
Volunteer Needs: 1-2 folks to help move content, 1-2 folks familiar with WordPress environment (including adding content), someone to set up Gravity Forms; someone to set up & configure The Events Calendar; someone to set up Google Analytics, grab UA Code and install on WordPress, and install Yoast SEO plugin and update meta for content and social media platforms, and install a GA dashboard in panel and/or weekly emailed reports.