Ready for an Update
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley (RMHC) wanted to easily share their story. The organization knew it made a big impact in the Red River Valley, but wasn’t able to accurately represent this on their website. The site was outdated and didn’t have a user-friendly design. On top of that, it was difficult for staff to update and maintain. RMHC knew they needed an updated, easy-to-manage website so they could showcase their mission and brand. And, being a nonprofit, they were looking for a partner who could help them make the most of their resources, budget, and time. RMHC turned to Onsharp for web development help.
Finding the Right Look
To start the process, Onsharp sat down with RMHC to learn their goals for the website project. They helped RMHC determine what look and feel they wanted, what features were needed, and what story they were trying to tell through their site. Some of the goals uncovered included making the donations feature functional and prominent, adding necessary forms, and incorporating a modern web design to make the website visually appealing. Knowing these goals and knowing that the RMHC wanted a website that would be easy to update on their own, Onsharp recommended building the website on WordPress.
After a WordPress theme was chosen, Onsharp started to build the site while RMHC collected content and images. Additionally, the Onsharp team did research to find the best solution for the online donation feature so that it was prominent and easy to use. They also made sure to implement a modern overall web design and improve navigation to enhance user experience.
After the site was finished, Onsharp’s web development team worked with Kelly Binfet, community outreach coordinator at RMHC, to complete website maintenance training. In this session, Onsharp helped Kelly explore the site and learn the ins and outs of WordPress. This session was very hands-on, allowing Kelly to make real-life updates to the site in real-time. This gave her a comprehensive view of her site and provided her with the knowledge to manage it.
Sharing their Story
With their new website in hand, RMHC now has the ideal platform to share their powerful stories with the community – and the knowledge to maintain it on their own. Kelly shared her excited for the new website and their experience working with Onsharp, stating, “Thank you. The process was smooth and so easy for me to learn. I loved that I understood what you were talking about and felt like I could really do the things that we need to make updates and changes on the new website. I am really grateful to all of you and your individual gifts and how it comes together to get things done.”
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley is a nonprofit organization that provides home-like comfort, support, and care for families with children receiving medical care in Fargo-Moorhead. To help improve the health and well-being of children, they rely on strong partnerships with the medical community of Fargo-Moorhead. These partnerships have been nurtured and have grown over their 25+ year history. Their vision is to expand their presence through community partnerships to provide exceptional care and comfort to an increasing number of families.
- Website Development
- Website Maintenance Training
- WordPress CMS