Wild Rivers Connect

Project Info

Client Wild Rivers Connect, Ford Family Foundation
Skills website design, teaching, communication systems development

Project Description

Wild Rivers Connect is the largest project I have worked on so far. This project aims to fix the fact that most nonprofits in the Wild Rivers area don’t have functional web presence, various social media pages with outdated information, and a lack of systemic change to fix that.

Working with a group of Ford Leadership alumni with the support from Ford Family Foundation, I worked to create a website that can function as a hub for nonprofit and civil services in Del Norte and Curry counties, with the ultimate goal to give people the power over their own web presence and to increase collaboration and connectivity in our region.

Users can create an account and post upcoming/recurring events, create listings for their organizations and services, and claim existing listings I imported into the website. Users can also access a resource guide on the area’s various Facebook groups, community calendars, and media outlets that accept press releases from nonprofit groups. When creating a listing, users can link social media and provide a means for viewers to get directions using Google Maps integration. Listings are organized and categorized by geolocation.

And most importantly, it’s user-friendly and fun!

Currently, at least 140 nonprofit organizations and services are listed, with more users signing up every day. The WRC Council is working on getting word out and advertising the site.

I’m currently administrating the site and receiving funding from Ford Family Foundation to create a template for community websites that can be implemented for numerous communities in need of a functional communications hub.