December 23, 2020

Website Redesign RFP

EdVestors

Request for Website Redesign Proposals

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Summary

EdVestors works to advance equitable learning opportunities for every Boston student. We are looking to update our website to reflect new messaging and focus as we complete a new strategic plan; refresh look and feel, improve user experience, particularly navigability and access to information. Content management tools must be intuitive for staff administrators via WordPress or similar CMS.

Organizational Background

EdVestors’ mission is to increase the number of public schools in Boston delivering dramatically improved educational outcomes for all students. Our goal is to ensure that every Boston student has access to an equitable, meaningful education that prepares them to activate their power and shape their future. Our current work revolves around arts education, middle grades math, and career pathways. We combine mobilizing resources, thought partnership, and implementation support to help schools improve.

Purpose

Our core objectives for the website are to: increase engagement by providing users an accessible layout to seek resources and information they need; drive new users to our site and work through better SEO; and synchronize the website with our other platforms. Our users are grant seekers, donors and funders, educators, and those in the broader education community.

We seek to engage a website design firm over the next 2-4 months for the following:

  • Backend development: assess and update as needed
  • Frontend development: refresh look and feel of website to be more contemporary and engaging for users
  • Updating/refreshing Graphic Design to streamline visual identity across website to be in line with EdVestors’ new Strategic Plan
  • Improve website SEO to bring new audiences in

Desired Functionality

  • Connect data from website to various platforms (Salesforce, MailChimp, Click & Pledge, Google Analytics, Twitter)
  • Members-only portal enabling access to sensitive information for Board of Directors and similar groups
  • Capability to upload and embed media and files throughout the site
  • Website Accessibility

Our current sitemap

 

To Respond

Please submit a proposal that outlines:

  • The approach to this work that you would take and a timeline for completing each identified task.
  • The experiences and expertise that prepare you to take on work including work with non-profit organizations and similar projects with education groups.
  • An estimate of hours and an hourly and/or project rate for this communications strategy. Currently, we have budgeted $25,000 for this project. We welcome proposals that offer options for what may be possible at higher and lower levels, including projects that focus on certain aspects of a larger refresh.

Also include resumes of key consultants/staff and a client list with references. Please submit your proposal and budgeted scope of work by Friday, January 15, 2021 to:

Derek Lin, Communications and Program Coordinator, EdVestors
lin@edvestors.org

Any questions can also be directed to the above email address or by phone, 617-585-5741.