If you’re involved with a small charity or civic organization listen up. I want to make you an offer. Among the skills I’ve been honing here in my “off season” is web design. I’d like to design a website for a small charity or civic organization. I will do it for free, no strings attached.
It will be impossible for me to pick the right group, so after I get submissions I will let my readers/viewers do the choosing.
- If your group is a charity it must be properly registered with the State of Connecticut as a charity.
- Your charity or organization must benefit a group, not a single individual.
- If you’re submitting a civic group, it must be a non-for-profit group
- Your organization’s good deeds should be performed primarily in Connecticut for the benefit of people who live here.
I love the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and March of Dimes, but I’m not offering this to them. I am looking for a smaller group without the resources to easily put something online.
I will build you a multipage website. It will be based on WordPress which is the software that drives my site and many others. You will have to provide a webhost and domain name. Usually you can purchase a plan which will work for under $10/month. I will help you find a webhost, but you’ll have to make the purchase.
If you want photos included–no problem. If you want a short (under two minutes) video clip consider it done! I will do what I can to accommodate you.
You will be responsible for the content (the words) and may be called upon to guide me toward your vision of a site.
I reserve the right to make up the rules as we go along (because I might have forgotten something important), but I will not charge you a penny and you will get my best work.
When I am finished you will have an easily updated website you can maintain yourself though I’ll do what I can to help.
To nominate your organization or charity please leave a comment on this post (not on Facebook). Please tell everyone about your group in two or three sentences–no more. Include your email address so I can get in contact with you.
I’ll take submissions through the weekend then open up the voting sometime next week.
One last thing. Help me get the word out. Clicking the Facebook “Like” button under this sentence will put a link to this post on your Facebook wall and help get more people involved.