Website ReDesign: GIVELOCAL.IO
Photos and content don’t reflect the company and mission
GiveLocal Inc. is a software company that has created a marketplace to connect nonprofit organizations, volunteers, donors and their communities. Their current site did not reflect there mission to make it easier for nonprofits of all sizes to be more visible to those people who are looking for more opportunities to give back and increase the amount of volunteers and donations that they have access to.
(RE)Design a Website That Showcased Their MISSION, VISION, and MESSAGE
Because we love what GIveLocal is doing in the community and for non-profits we decided to donate our time for this project. We had to carefully manage the project to get the most value for the time we were able to spend on the project.
Our initial discussions were all about getting our arms around the vision. They had previously hired developers to build out the website but being international, the site did not reflect a local US community and volunteers. We also had to design for three different types of end users; a volunteer, a non-profit charity and a donor. All of this on a one-week timeline.
We started with mock-ups that aimed to eradicate the social stigma behind doing good and helping others. We wanted fun, positive images that reminded the user of the positive emotion of giving.
This is our first time styling a website within the REACT framework. It took some learning but we quickly discovered how to stylize elements to attain the look and feel of the redesign.
We performed an array of tests to ensure that our solution was responsive. We generally used real devices rather than emulators to gather and analyze feedback from test users.
SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE
Innovation has no finish line. After we delivered the solution, we performed updates and managed scheduled maintenance.
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Every project is different, and we donated our time for this great company, but to get an idea of what a project like this might cost here is our break-down:
- Setup: $100
- Design and building: $1,000
- Content creation: $100
- Maintenance: $50
- Total: $1,250
Designer, DEVELOPER AND CONTENT CREATOR
I am passionate about problem solving and process improvement. I have over 15 years of project management, product development experience in the technology space and want to work on projects where I can share my love of design and function.