build/create did more than redesign our website, they build a tool that we use to interact with our students every day. Over the years they have remained available and responsive to our evolving needs, developing new features, providing support, and allowing us to continue to make the most of our site.
Davey Rosen – Associate Director
Reinvigorating student engagement
Michigan Hillel came to us with a website that was frustrating and dysfunctional, for themselves and for their members – students at the University of Michigan. Their goals were numerous, including a complete redesign and build of the site, an intricate level of content management control, and a need to engage with their membership on the site, through ticket sales, event management, and ongoing news and updates throughout the academic year and beyond.
Track all the things!
For a non-profit, membership-based organization like Hillel, tracking data in an organized, usable fashion is extremely important. So we built a student registration system as well as a new donation work-flow that integrates with their donor management CRM. Now not only have we increased their student engagement, they’re also able to quantify that engagement as the school year progresses!
There are countless interactions (just kidding, we do count them all) between students, parents, alumni and Hillel. Together those interactions paint a picture of each student’s life with Hillel at the University.
For university student organizations one thing has become abundantly clear: if your website isn’t mobile friendly, it’s not student friendly. So we made sure every interaction can be done easily on any device, so no matter where a student goes, their Hillel is never farther than their pocket.