THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN’S OFFICE OF UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THE GOOD WORK OF THEIR DONORS AND ALUMNI. WE ANSWERED THE CALL.
The University of Michigan’s Office of University Development (OUD) came to us with a clear mission: they wanted a website where they could publicize the philanthropic work the University accomplishes through its network of donors and alumni. This work is incredibly important for communities and students alike, and the University is rightfully proud of it. They needed a site that allowed them to share these stories, and that’s when they turned to us.
Our work with U of M’s OUD has encompassed several projects, each designed to strengthen relationships between donors and alumni and draw attention to the grant projects. From a more communicative website to impact reporting for grants and scholarships to a new project that overhauls the old grant funding application portal, we’ve helped OUD grow their reach in numerous ways.
CELEBRATING THE LEADERS AND BEST.
We recognized right away that OUD needed a content-driven site that would be easy for visitors to navigate. This made WordPress the perfect choice, due to its superior content management tools. Working within University of Michigan’s brand standards, we created a clean, accessible website that allows the good work of the U of M network to shine.
SHOWING THE IMPACT.
Nothing is so satisfying as being able to demonstrate that the resources devoted to a good cause were well spent. OUD asked us to develop an Impact Reporting Tool to do just that. By showing the effectiveness of our scholarship programs to donors, OUD hopes to secure further funds, which will allow their programs to grow.
HAIL TO THE VICTORS.
Our most recent work for OUD has been to create a new Foundation Relations site to replace their existing grant and funding portal. Upon completion, this project will offer better access for faculty and staff, while creating a public-facing site that shows off what members of our network have been doing with their grant-funded work.