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Community & Non-Profit
We Improve Tomorrow is a 501(c)(3) incorporation that provides educational opportunities to motivated, underprivileged, curious and indigenous Guatemalan children who may otherwise have no access to school. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to have an education. Often due to the cultures in which we are raised, however, we sometimes forget that education is a privilege, not an entitlement. We Improve Tomorrow serves people who understand this– many families are forced to choose between paying for their children to attend school, and paying for basic needs like food and clothing. WIT provides families a way for their children to earn educational opportunities through academic performance. We believe that education is a foundation upon which communities can advance their societies by improving local health and promoting economic development. Education facilitates skill acquisition by increasing readiness to learn new techniques that are required to change one’s condition. The result is a more equitable and educated society. Local communities gain self-respect and become more responsible for their own improvement. Our mission is to empower children with knowledge and skills which will improve their lives and also improve the lives of others in their community and country. The opportunity of an education gives children a greater chance to determine their own future and to lead successful and fulfilling lives. With knowledge comes the power to create development and change. For each year of education a Guatemalan student receives, he or she will earn 10% more annually and will have a broader educational base from which to make responsible decisions. Students who complete the WIT program can expect to earn 60% more than their peers who do not attend school.
We think the Most Important Guideline (MIG) for a good Site is... The user should understand 90% of what they're looking at. So, there might be a few little links they haven't understood yet, but in general the user should know exactly why all the page elements are there. We think this site looks good and follows the MIG very well: www.cure.org We especially liked the large rotating splash pictures that draw the viewer into the cause. We also liked www.teachforus.org, but felt the site was more “bland” than www.cure.org. Please refrain from using pure white for backgrounds and pure black for text.
This will be easier to read in the attached Site Requirements Document Home Page User’s Goal: Get excited about contributing (time and/or money) to the organization. The home page should contain the following items: 1. Highlights/Excerpts/Summary of the “Brief Overview” section of this document 2. Random pictorial views of students to connect with the viewer (linked to their stories on the “Meet the Students” page) 3. Easy to find button or link to donate should be found on all pages 4. Blog highlights (1 or 2 most recent) or summary 5. Social Media links (facebook, twitter, youtube, flickr) should be present on all pages 6. Links to the other pages (About Us, Meet the Students, Schools, Blog, Media, Help Now) should be present on all pages 7. Our contact information should be present on all pages) About Us User’s Goal: Learn more about the organization. This page would contain the following information and could be split into multiple sub-pages: • What We Improve Tomorrow does • Scholarship Requirements • Student Selection Process • School Selection Process • Directors and Staff • Future Plans • Financial Accountability Meet the Students User’s Goal: Get to know the personal stories of students assisted by the program. This page would consist of a collage of student pictures which would then link the user to an information page about the particular student. The information about the student would include a personal letter from the student, the student’s age, grade level, and how long they have received scholarships from We Improve Tomorrow. Schools User’s Goal: Get to know the schools we partner with to deliver our scholarships. This page would consist of pictures and brief descriptions of the schools our scholarship recipients attend (currently only one school). This page would also include facts about Guatemalan primary education and why students do not attend school. Blog User’s Goal: Get recent information regarding the program or Guatemala. This page would be a standard Blog format with dated entries of text, pictures, and video in chronological order from most recent to oldest. Media User’s Goal: Get relevant media information about the organization. This page would contain the following information and could be split into multiple sub-pages: 1. Videos 2. Photos 3. Maps 4. Press – contacts, photos for press use, etc. 5. Publications – such as our newsletters, annual reports, and financial statements 6. Blog (link to above page) Help Now User’s Goal: Get excited about contributing (time and/or money) to the organization. This page would contain the following information and could be split into multiple sub-pages: 1. Give – options for donors to give to the organization 2. Do – options for individuals to contribute on-line or in their community (i.e. writing a blog entry, posting photos, etc.) 3. Go – options for individuals to travel to Guatemala and experience the program first hand
Target Audience Philanthropists interested in spreading education to impoverished people, specifically the indigenous children of Guatemala. Requirements We are looking to improve the look and feel of our existing website while adding functionality offered by WordPress. The new design should have a fresh, crisp, modern look and feel. It should help visitors understand what our organization does and allow them easy ways to get involved and/or donate. The site should be easy to navigate, not feel too “busy”, and feel very friendly. We are also wanting to embrace social media such as facebook, twitter, flickr, and youtube.
US$1,495 Silver package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Web page design starts at $849.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their web page design.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
WeImproveTomorrow collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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