Home & Family is an independent, Christchurch based incorporated society that works with children, adults and families facing barriers to positive outcomes in their lives. Home & Family provide two streams of service: a counselling service and a residential parenting programme. Initially drawn to us due to our strong base of experience in the not-for-profit sector, they have continued with us for over 13 years as a valued client.
The brief was simple and straightforward. Home and Family needed a brand new website that reflected their digital identity, was easy to maintain and update by way of a CMS but most importantly allowed them to collect donations online. We have been fortunate enough to have worked alongside this amazing charity since 2003. As with many organisations, even though their staff have changed throughout the years we have continued to foster a strong relationship.
We developed custom forms to receive donations online and created a custom WordPress theme for easy maintenance and content editing. Donating online was of huge importance, moving this from a manual process that involved posting out forms and collating data to an easy online transaction.
Previously Home and Family did not have a means to fundraise online. They saw this as a huge opportunity and wanted to remove the complexity of their current manual paper process.
We developed two custom donation forms, one to support their work and their mission and a separate campaign to support their project, Our House, a new building for Home and Family in downtown Christchurch.
Of huge importance was to to Home and Family was the reflection of their branding to visually represent their values and culture. We worked alongside another agency to refresh their brand and ensure that this was not lost in the website build.
They also wanted to ensure that the site build was responsive and included a mobile version. This was an important consideration to be not only digitally current but a nod to the fact that some who would be using their services may only access the website via their mobile phone.
WordPress was the chosen platform for the new Home and Family website build. Previously the team at Home and Family had been unable to control content or make changes without a web developer. We built custom content types within WordPress to make the process of updating and creating new pages and content seamless.
Home and Family are one of a number of not-for-profit organisations we have a long running relationships with. If you are a not-for-profit and want to work with a team who really understands your industry then please get in touch.