The latest version of the foundation's website was a big project. Our team approached the new site with a simple goal -- to further the cause of the university by making a site that allowed us to better connect with our current donors and those thinking of becoming donors.
From beginning to end, nufoundation.org was a process. Initial hand-drawn sketches became mockups, mockups became test pages, test pages became revised test pages which became the site you see now. No orphan this, nufoundation.org required the hard work and talents of many team members:
Inside the foundation
Chris Cooper - Interactive Marketing Director. Responsible for strategy and project oversight. Chris took all the disconnected pieces of paper with arrows pointing in all directions and turned it into a web site.
Claire Abelbeck - Creative/Interactive Intern. Instrumental in the success of the project, she was responsible for creating much of what you see. Without Claire you would be seeing pages and pages and pages of white nothingness.
Bettina Burklund - Project Manager. The task-master keeping the team on track, sometimes with a whip and a chair. She was also a proofing ninja, checking hundreds of pages red pen in hand.
Doug Cook - Creative Marketing Specialist/Copywriter. Responsible for all the copy you like (along with Dorothy), not responsible for any copy you don’t like (ditto Dorothy).
Dorothy Endacott - Communications Director. The boss, oversaw the project and provided copywriting when Doug failed.
Lindsey “news” Horner—Communications Intern.
Responsible for many of the news articles on the site.
Amber Thomson - Creative Intern. Helped locate and select many of the wonderful photos you see throughout the site.
Outside the foundation
Blackbaud Interactive - Provided the technology for our site using Blackbaud's netcommunity product
John Le - Freelance Designer - Initial designs and creative direction throughout the project
Mike Kieser Freelance Developer - Provided development expertise within the "stories" section of the site using the open-source Drupal framework