AVP had an outdated site built on a proprietary fork of Joomla, and the site was difficult to manage for the whole communications team. As a result, they mostly didn’t update it. There were also issues across key organizational functionality online – for instance, since AVP was using Wufoo for donation forms, they weren’t able to accept sustainer gifts online. We had many upgrades to tackle!
Date January, 2017
Skills Web Development
We started with a full content audit and information architecture reorganization. After that, we built from the ground up in WordPress. While design was important to AVP, there were also many functionality concerns. I moved them onto the Give plugin for online gifts, enabling sustainer gifts as well as other benefits. We also moved their key forms onto GravityForms. Since AVP is a direct service organization and their constituency often reports via an online form, this was a big move!
Sue Yacka-Bible, Communications Director at AVP at the time, said of working with me:
“Dominique builds beautiful, useful websites, but that’s just the beginning of her talents. The value that Dominique adds to a project is her investment in organizational mission, superb project management skills, and collaborative ethos. Dominique transformed the New York City Anti-Violence Project’s website from outdated and inefficient, to robust, useful, and visually compelling, all while harmonizing the unique needs of our staff, clients and community members. Hiring Dominique as a consultant is like adding an enthusiastic, thoughtful, fully-invested staff person to your team, and I couldn’t recommend her more highly.”