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Website Redesign Agencies?

  • 1.  Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted Apr 22, 2019 11:12
    Edited by Aimee lorenz Apr 22, 2019 17:43
    Hi Everyone,

    I'm looking for recommendations for website redesign agencies. We are planning to stay on Wordpress, but need support in overall design direction and page templates, new information architecture, content migration plan (and likely some content development). We need significant support in thinking about how to rework the site to engage our two key audiences - donors and those in our field looking for professional development tools and products.

    Open to agencies that work with for-profit and non-profits. Would love to hear if you worked with someone that you felt really hit it out of the park!

    Aimee Lorenz

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    Aimee lorenz
    Chicago, il
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 2.  RE: Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted Apr 23, 2019 09:33
    Hi Aimee,

    We've been working with developers from Liberal Art for nearly 7 years and couldn't be happier with them. They've done two major redesigns for us – the latest launched Jan. 2018. I could share more information about them if you're interested, otherwise, feel free to touch base directly.

    Steve Ofner: steve@liberalart.com
    Ron Smith: ron@liberalart.com

    P.S. good luck on the redesign!

    Best,
    Michele

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    Michele Lunsford
    Humanity & Inclusion
    Silver Spring, MD
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 3.  RE: Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted Apr 23, 2019 10:05
    Great, thank you so much! Appreciate it.

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    Aimee lorenz
    Chicago, il
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 4.  RE: Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted Apr 23, 2019 10:00
    Hi Aimee!

    My company specializes in WordPress Maintenance and Support for established websites. This means we don't do ground-up development but we do have some great companies that we work with and recommend that we know do great work. Our thought is we don't want to send to a developer that would create a site we wouldn't support :)

    Feel free to reach out to Darrell Vesterfelt .....darrell@authentik(dot)com.....

    Let him know the Valet team sent you!

    Good luck with your project :D Exciting times

    Kimberly

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    Kimberly Lipari
    CEO, CoFounder
    Valet.io
    Distributed

    kim@valet.io
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 5.  RE: Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted Apr 23, 2019 10:06
    Thank you, Kimberly, I'll check them out. Appreciate it!

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    Aimee lorenz
    Chicago, il
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 6.  RE: Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted Apr 23, 2019 22:57
    Aimee, I recommend two firms.

    1) Green Egg Media, https://www.greeneggmedia.com/. I've known the founder for 10 years and he has brought together an amazing and talented team
    2) Back Office Thinking, https://backofficethinking.com/. We've contracted with them before and had an excellent outcome.

    Either firm is great and I've referred both many times with only positive feedback.

    Good luck!
    Dave

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    David Smith
    Director of IT
    California State Parks Foundation
    San Francisco, CA
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 7.  RE: Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted Apr 25, 2019 12:33
    Thanks so much Dave, I'll take a look!

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    Aimee lorenz
    Chicago, il
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 8.  RE: Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted Apr 24, 2019 09:21
    Hi Aimee,

    I've worked with Yeeboo Digital on several redesigns and they are fantastic.  I highly recommend them.

    https://yeeboodigital.com

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    Karin Rockwin
    Director, Website Properties
    Covenant House International
    New York, NY
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 9.  RE: Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted Apr 25, 2019 12:33
    Thank you Karin, I will take a look. I appreciate it!

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    Aimee lorenz
    Chicago, il
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 10.  RE: Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted Apr 24, 2019 09:37

    Hi Aimee,

    My organization, Safe Horizon, completed our Word Press website redesign in 2016 and the firm we selected was Ironpaper, based in NYC and they are a Word Press shop.  I recommend checking them out, and you can reach out to katie@ironpaper.com for inquiries.

    We did a complete website redesign and built out new content and a whole new architecture
    www.safehorizon.org

    We also have a microsite for a campaign we run in the fall www.putthenailinit.com  which was also built on Word press and by Ironpaper.  

    Best of luck on your project
    Rob



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    Rob Dickar
    Director Developnment Systems
    Safe Horizon
    New York, NY
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 11.  RE: Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted Apr 25, 2019 12:35
    Rob - thank you, I appreciate it!

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    Aimee lorenz
    Chicago, il
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 12.  RE: Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted Apr 25, 2019 10:45
    Edited by Brodie Wasserman Apr 25, 2019 10:47
    Hi Aimee -

    My agency, Briteweb, designs and builds custom WordPress sites for social impact organizations (primarily nonprofits and foundations, with some for-profit social ventures). Here is a link to our portfolio.

    Feel free to shoot me an email at brodie@briteweb.com or call me at 718-304-3567. Would love to hear more about your goals for the project and see how we could support.

    Thanks!

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    Brodie Wasserman
    Director of Client Services
    Briteweb
    New York, NY
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 13.  RE: Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted Apr 25, 2019 12:36
    Thank you, I'll take a look!

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    Aimee lorenz
    Chicago, il
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 14.  RE: Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted Apr 25, 2019 13:26
    Hi Aimee,

    My company, Fíonta, has been working with nonprofits since 2001 and we specialize in WordPress web design / development, along with Salesforce implementations (and the integration of the two!) Feel free to have a look at our website (www.fionta.com) or to reach out to me directly to learn more! As a side note, our DC office is in the old Feeding America space :)

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    Karin Tracy
    VP, Marketing Initiatives
    Fionta
    Los Angeles, CA
    ktracy@fionta.com
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 15.  RE: Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted Apr 25, 2019 13:44
    Hi Aimee,

    I see that you are based in Chicago. I happen to know the best web developer in Chicago, Yesenia Sotelo at SmartCause Digital yesenia@smartcausedigital.com. I've known and worked with Yesenia for several years and she always does fantastic work for nonprofit organizations. She even did the website redesign for our foundation that we are so happy with. Yesenia is the best and I know you'll love her and her work as much as I do!

    Cheers!

    David

    David Krumlauf; he/him/his
    Chief Technologist
    Pierce Family Foundation
    231 228-5470 home
    231 883-4455 mobile






    Tech Accelerate


  • 16.  RE: Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted May 01, 2019 10:07
    Thanks David, we work with Yesenia as well! Appreciate the note!

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    Aimee lorenz
    Chicago, il
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 17.  RE: Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted Apr 26, 2019 09:32
    Thanks Karin, I'll take a look! :)

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    Aimee lorenz
    Chicago, il
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 18.  RE: Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted Jun 28, 2019 17:06
    Hi Karin,

    Do you work in WordPress? Or mainly Drupal?

    Thanks!
    Aimee

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    Johanna Vetter
    Chief Marketing Officer, Communications
    Ounce of Prevention Fund
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 19.  RE: Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted Apr 26, 2019 09:41
    Hi Aimee,

    Our team at Firefly Partners works exclusively with nonprofits and loves designing and developing sites in WordPress. You can learn more about us at www.fireflypartners.com. And we've got a couple folks (including myself) in the Chicago area, so happy to set up a time to chat over the phone or over coffee.

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    Jen Maceyko

    Managing Director
    Firefly Partners
    O: 815.550.2656
    jenm@fireflypartners.com
    My Pronouns: she, her, hers
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 20.  RE: Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted May 01, 2019 10:08
    Thanks Jen! My timing has been pushed out a few weeks, but I'll loop back in a few weeks.

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    Aimee lorenz
    Chicago, il
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 21.  RE: Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted Apr 27, 2019 04:20
    HI Aimee,

    As a father to a toddler, I'd love to apply the power of our agency to your cause.

    Kalamuna helps transform mission-driven organizations by empowering them with strategy, design, and technology they need to increase their impact.

    We specialize in UX research & user-centered design, CMS-solutions, accessibility, and analytics & SEO.


    Some of our work:

    www.afb.org
    www.naturebridge.org
    insights.famsf.org/gauguin
    www.actioncanadashr.org
    www.fairtradecertified.org

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    Andrew Mallis
    CEO & founder @ www.kalamuna.com
    Oakland, CA
    925-255-5204 x700
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 22.  RE: Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted May 01, 2019 10:08
    Thank you! I'll check out the work and loop back in a few weeks.

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    Aimee lorenz
    Chicago, il
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 23.  RE: Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted Apr 30, 2019 12:30

    Hello Aimee,

    I'd love to introduce you to Ocreative, an integrated marketing agency that works with clients locally, nationally and globally. Our clients have access to some of the most fun and knowledgeable professionals around-those who inspire, educate, and problem-solve. We are a digital marketing agency located just outside Milwaukee working with both nonprofits and for-profits on all aspects of their marketing from web development to digital marketing to print collateral. We have won multiple international awards for our work with nonprofits.

    I'd love to connect with you and discuss your website needs. 


    A few examples of sites we've produced:
    INPEACE - https://www.inpeace.org/
    Boys & Girls Club - https://www.bgcconejo.org/
    AAP - WI Chapter - https://www.wiaap.org/

    I'd love to talk sometime and discuss your website redesign project in further detail.

    Thanks
    ~Matt



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    Matt Koeppel
    Principal
    Ocreative
    Hartland, WI
    262-563-1800
    matt@ocreativedesign.com
    www.ocreativemarketing.com
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 24.  RE: Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted May 01, 2019 10:09
    Thanks Matt. I'll take a look and loop back in a few weeks.

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    Aimee lorenz
    Chicago, il
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 25.  RE: Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted May 01, 2019 10:17
    Hi, Aimee -

    Our agency recently went through a web redesign and are tremendously happy with the results.  Cathy Berse-Hurley of CBH Studios was wonderful to work with.  She is very knowledgeable, patient, professional, and creative.  You can check out her site at www.cbhstudio.com and ours at www.nsks.org.

    Good luck in your search!

    Erika

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    Erika Cross MacDonald
    Finance & Facilities Manager
    Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter, Inc.
    Nashua NH
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 26.  RE: Website Redesign Agencies?

    Posted Jun 29, 2019 10:51
    Hi Aimee,

    I've been seeing some really great work from Achieve Agency with clients where I work! (Home)

    I work for a fundraising tech company, and we partner with quite a few great companies that would fit the bill. You can find them (with links to their sites) here: Qgiv Partner Network

    Best of luck with your search!

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    Sarah Sebastian
    Director of Brand Communications
    Qgiv, Inc.
    Lakeland, FL
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    Tech Accelerate