We are so glad you're here!
In today's digital world, a nonprofit's website is one of the primary ways that volunteers, clients, and supporters interact with an organization. LitNet was limited in the ways we could edit, update, and manage our existing website, and felt we were missing key opportunities to interact online with our stakeholders. Thanks to a generous grant from the Robbins-de Beaumont Foundation, we began to design our new "digital hub" in 2017. Our primary goals were to:
- Design a user-friendly site that could be accessed on mobile and would have new functionalities such as multi-language translation, social media integration, and calendar events.
- Build a reference library of resources for tutors and students that is effective and relevant.
- Create a site for which technical maintenance was sustainable for LitNet staff members.
Our planning process began with our dedicated LitNet education committee members who surveyed our LitNet tutors and consulted with our colleagues at similar nonprofits to learn more about what users most desired in a website and the most effective ways for delivering it. Next, we formed a website working group of eight tutors, who researched dozens of online teaching resources and provided critical feedback on site design and content.
Thank you to the Robbins-de Beaumont Foundation and to all of our volunteer committee members for their hard work on this project!
We are especially grateful to Bill Schaepe, our developer and technical consultant, who worked closely with us to get the site up and running, provided key training in WordPress and technical aspects of website creation, and spent hours fielding our many questions, as we learned to become independent managers of the site.
And a huge thanks to Lisa Cavender who provided design support throughout this process.
We hope you enjoy the new site-- please feel free to contact us with comments, questions, or critiques at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lee Glazerman (former board member)
Lois Lenett (Advisory Board)
Website Working Group