Women's Foundation of California launches!

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Women's Foundation of California launches!

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EchoDitto is proud to announce the launching of the new Women's Foundation of California website! Our team was honored to work with the talented and committed staff at WFCA to take their internal designs and wireframes to a powerful new platform for content management and communications. The core team consisted of Paul Venuti (Technical Lead), Alan Ivey (Systems Administrator), and Juan Gonzalez (Project Manager), though much of EchoDitto's team contributed to the success of this project over the past few months.

The Women's Foundation of California is a nonprofit advocacy organization that promotes social justice and economic opportunity for everyone in California. With main offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, WFCA participates in fundraising and grant making designed to enhance and improve the lives of women in the state and beyond.

The Project
WFCA's old website was based upon a proprietary SaaS CMS solution that was no longer adequate to meet the Foundation's needs. Our friends at Engaging Networks identified an opportunity for EchoDitto to help lead the project out of design and into development and launch, and so we sprang into action. Our team leveraged an agile approach to prototyping by concurrently developing information architecture, establishing functional requirements, and outlining technical specifications for the new website. Thanks to our Technical Lead's creativity and ingenuity, we were able to identify rapid deployment solutions for each content type, block, and view. Strategically, this enabled us to use Drupal 7's efficiencies to build a truly robust platform.

The Website
The WFCA website - WomensFoundCA.org - has a number of core features that represent significant improvements and functional milestones for the Foundation's communications: an Events system, Leader Profiles, Board and Staff profiles, Publications and Reports, an integrated News & Op-Eds system, and integration with third-party tools, like an external blog and the Engaging Networks CRM System for donations and mailing list sign-ups. Check out the before-and-after shots below, and help support WFCA with a donation to their work!

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