Website Set Up (CMS-Based)

Help Stewardship Partners communicate their work with a content management system (CMS)-based website, so that they can easily manage and update site content on a regular basis.
Stewardship Partners
Seattle, WA, USA
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Seattle, WA, USA


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Posted February 23rd

Website Set Up (CMS-Based)

Project Details

What We Need
  • Set up of a new website using a Content Management System (CMS) like Wordpress, Squarespace, Joomla, Drupal, or Weebly
  • Training to ensure Organization's staff members can update content and manage the site post-launch
  • Note: We recommend that you do a Website Content Plan project first, so that you have all the content ready for your new CMS-based site. A CMS-based website can be maintained and updated easily - no coding required!
Additional Details

We are launching a campaign to offer grants and incentives for rain gardens in Puget Sound. The wire frame and content is in development and will be ready in a couple of weeks. We need a web developer to develop the landing page. Rain gardens work like a native forest by capturing and infiltrating polluted runoff from rooftops, driveways, and other hard surfaces.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have all content and wireframe, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a branding team working with us, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to expand our reach to homeowners across the region that will install rain gardens.

We have a goal of 12,000 rain gardens in Puget Sound to help keep polluted runoff from harming endangered salmon and orcas. The majority of our region's Puget Sound pollution is caused by rainwater runoff from our streets, driveways, lawns and rooftops! In fact, 14 million pounds of toxins enter Puget Sound each year.

Project Plan

Prep: Share Information
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with an outline of the Organization’s needs and goals for the new website, which should include any specific features that are required (e.g., contact forms, mobile responsive design, member sign in, etc.)
  • Volunteer Manager provides approved content and images to be used for the new website (e.g., About Us copy, Mission Statement, staff bios and images, etc.)
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with links to any existing online presence that the Organization has (e.g., social media, blog, existing website, etc.)
  • Volunteer Manager helps register Organization's domain name with a web host, if necessary
  • Both parties review our pro-tips for Organizations and Volunteers to ensure the project is set up for success
Milestone 1: Kick-off Discussion
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional connect to discuss the timeline and scope of the website project, including: the number of pages or sections for the new website, specific features and plugins requires, look and feel for the website (themes), target date for initial review, target date for website launch
  • Professional reviews information provided and makes recommendations for which CMS application to use
  • Volunteer Manager signs up for the selected CMS application, and provides Professional with credentials to create the website
Milestone 2: Build & Review
  • Professional uses the materials provided and agreed upon timeline to build the website
  • Volunteer Manager reviews the in-progress website and provides feedback
  • Professional completes any required functional QA
Milestone 3: Website Launch
  • Professional provides final website for approval to launch
  • Volunteer Manager approves the website for launch, or requests approval from any stakeholders
  • Professional launches the site on Organization's domain name
  • Professional troubleshoots any issues that may arise immediately after launch
  • Professional instructs the Volunteer Manager on how to update content and maintain the website going forward
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About The Org

Stewardship Partners
Posted by
David B.

Executive Director

Our Mission


Stewardship Partners creates people-based solutions that engage Puget Sound communities as caretakers of the land and water that sustain us.

When everyone understands their role, has access to resources, and has a sense of belonging to community, land and water, then positive change happens. Mixing optimism, realism and action, Stewardship Partners starts with empathy; we listen then co-create solutions with our partners, connecting them with their environment and each other to improve watershed health.

Stewardship Partners is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

What We Do

When Stewardship Partners was founded 20 years ago, Puget Sound was in a steep ecological decline. Industrial pollution, conversion of forest land for development, polluted urban runoff, and ecologically harmful farming practices were quickly degrading salmon habitat and threatening the food supply of our resident orca whales.

Efforts to head off further environmental degradation included new state laws and initiatives and new nonprofit advocacy and cleanup efforts. But one conservation-minded constituency was almost entirely left out of the conversation: landowners--people with a deep connection to the land and a strong motivation to act as responsible stewards of the ecosystem.

Stewardship Partners stepped in to fill that gap. Starting with one face-to-face conversation with a single farmer in the Snoqualmie River Valley, our organization has grown into a national model of engagement with private landowners--from farmers and winegrowers to developers and homeowners.

We have developed practical, affordable tools and techniques--based on the latest ecological science--that empower people to be effective, hands-on caretakers of the land and water. We connect them with funding, business opportunities, green infrastructure incentives, and restoration volunteers led by our full-time crew, and we link them with one another to build a citizen-based conservation movement that achieves sustained, powerful impact on the environment.

That impact is measured in acres of habitat restored and maintained, numbers of native trees and shrubs planted, and gallons of polluted runoff cleaned--as well as numbers of partnerships created and individuals inspired to act.

But the threats have continued to escalate. More than 80,000 people are moving to the Central Puget Sound region each year, increasing the strain on our ecosystem. Wildlife habitat is still under siege, as are natural shorelines that control erosion and native plants that absorb air and water pollution. Every day, we see evidence that our orcas, salmon, and other iconic species are at dire risk of extinction.