We proudly present a brand new WordPress website we designed for Community Connect Indiana. This is a new community coalition organization that is providing opportunities for community growth in central Indiana! If your business is in need of a new website, or upgrade: Contact Virtual IT Assistants to get started.
Six Important Features of a Community Outreach Website
1. Home Page: Introduction
The homepage of any website should answer two very important questions:
1. Who are we?
2. What can we do for you?
The home page is the most important because it is all about puting your best foot forward.
2. Interactive Calendar
Community Connect Indiana needed to have an interactive calendar to share meeting and event information. We give you a website address to create, edit, and remove events.
Creating events via SMS
Offer subscriptions to the calendar RSS feed
Private Calendars or limited share calendars are also available if you need them.
3. Request for Information Forms
Whether you are providing a service, asking for volunteers, or updating interested parties with event information, you will need a RFI form. This can protect your email address from being found and added to a spam list etc.
Get an email as soon as you receive a message from your site.
Choose which information is required when someone completes a form or inquiry.
4. Free Resources
Share resources, and link to other valuable resources if you would like to.
This could also serve as a “Services” or “Products” page where you are able to showcase your business products and services.
5. Future Plans
Share your plans for the future of your organization.
We do not recommend uploading pages that are “Under Construction”. However, it is perfectly acceptable to share products, services, and events that are being planned to make sure your audience comes back and check out your site again when you reveal or release new resources.
If you need volunteers or other personnel to help with a specific project, you could make mention of this on the page introducing the plans.
Let your community know you are here to stay.
6. Site Maps
You also will need a dynamic, automated sitemap that will send Google, Bing, and Yahoo any updates and additions to your site.
This is very good search engine optimization (SEO).
To Amy Kirkpatrick of Community Connect Indiana for choosing Virtual IT Assistants to build this site.
To Virtual Assistance by Jen for pulling together the inspiring mission statement for the homepage.
Does your business need a new website, or upgrade? Contact Virtual IT Assistants to get started!