Technology Services

 

We have a wide range of experience implementing and evaluating different technologies, particularly content management and customer relationship systems. Our core expertise lies in open source development, utilizing PHP, and customizing Drupal, WordPress, NationBuilder, and other platforms. A selection of the technological services we offer include:

  • CMS Development, including WordPress and Drupal
  • Technical Project Management
  • Front-end Development and Interaction Design
  • Testing and Quality Assurance (QA)
  • CRM Strategy and Integrations
  • Data Integration/Systems Integration
  • Custom Applications & Tools
  • Managed Hosting

CMS Development

We work with our clients on evaluating the best technical solutions to fit their digital strategy and the on-the-ground reality of their organizations. Our technical team has over 70+ combined years of experience working with open source content management systems, such as Drupal and WordPress, ideal solutions when integrating with third party tools like CRMs, bulk e-mail tools, eCommerce, mapping, advocacy tools, and more. We’ve also established ourselves as experts in customizing and extending content and advocacy platforms such as NationBuilder.

CRM Integration

Duplicate and siloed data slows you down and wastes resources. Echo & Co. has extensive experience integrating CRM tools with your website, email tools, sign-up forms, advocacy toolsets, and more. We work with the leading CRM platforms, including Salesforce, Convio, Salsa, Avectra, Engaging Networks, NationBuilder, and more.

Interactive Mapping

Your data tells a story. Echo & Co. is experienced at the development of custom data visualizations using Mapbox and Google Maps to create new, custom maps on the fly, show full-page and mobile maps, or filter maps based on taxonomy and terminology.

Content Migration

If you have existing content to be migrated to your new website, Echo & Co. will lead your team through a comprehensive review of existing content. The goal of this review will be to locate and inventory all of the content to be transferred. We will work closely with your team to organize content and to identify recurring functional elements that must be supported. In some cases we will recommend, based on our discussion and the overall plan for the redesign, that content in some places be archived or reorganized to improve usability and messaging.

Hosting

Echo & Co. offers full service hosting to nonprofits and other organizations and individuals looking for stable, secure, scalable web hosting solutions. We use state-of-the-art systems to make sure that your website stays up and available, and we offer a range of options depending on your needs. But what really sets us apart is our commitment to hands on monitoring and support. We don’t just respond when a problem crops up. We proactively manage our hosting infrastructure to keep it running as smoothly as possible, and we take care of things like backups and redundancy so you can be sure that if something does happen your data will be safe. We have experienced systems administrators on call 24/7 in case of emergency, and always available during normal business hours for support requests and questions.

 

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