Openstorytellers Ltd is a charity based in Frome, Somerset that works with adults who have learning and communication difficulties. The charity runs day services and activities in the local area which are designed to help build confidence and develop communication skills.
Openstorytellers needed a website to present relevant information about the charity and its work to three main groups of visitors:-
- professionals & service providers
The site would need to incorporate the following:
- blog/news section
- events pages
- projects pages
- social media integration
- custom donations form
Custom Donations Functionality
The charity also wanted to be able to handle donations via the website without having to use a third-party provider such as LocalGiving. This would give them full ownership of and access to all donor data and the facility to direct future news, marketing and promotional activity at a targeted list of ‘opt-in’ subscribers.
The completed project was a website built on the market-leading WordPress Content Management System (CMS) with a custom front-end design. The site incorporates a news/blog section with separate areas for upcoming events and charity projects.
There is also a contact page with versatile contact form and location map.
Social Media Integration
Openstorytellers successfully uses social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter to reach its audience.
Throughout the site there are social media badges which allow the content to be shared easily and the Openstorytellers Twitter feed is displayed in the blog page.
Having worked with pcaWeb on a number of excellent projects, when it came to updating our website, Paul was the obvious choice. He took the time to really understand our charity, the nature of our work and the people we work with. He worked with us to develop a plan for our site and provided bespoke solutions, such as an easy-read page for our learning disabled members and a tailor made donation system.
We have benefited enormously from Paul’s knowledge and expertise. We now have a website that looks great, fulfills all our needs and has the capacity to grow and develop with us. Emma Wilson, Openstorytellers
Client: Cindy Moxham
Business/organisation name: Openstorytellers Ltd
Website address: http://www.openstorytellers.org.uk
Project Completion: 2015