Their new website is an example of how strategic planning and tactical design can lead to a positive online experience for all types of visitors.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 13, 2008
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay launched their new website, http://www.bbbsmb.org to improved user response. Developed by Verndale, the site redesign features a more intuitive interface, an updated design, and a sophisticated web content management solution. During the 60 days following website launch, users visited an average 56% more pages per visit, were spending 14% more time on the site, and were 29% less likely to leave the site immediately after entering, compared to the 60 days prior to launch. Results were obtained using Google Analytics web traffic analysis.
When entering the site, visitors are directed to three featured response items: Volunteer, Refer a Child, and Donate. These three offers allow users to easily volunteer as a Big Brother or Big Sister, refer a child in need of a mentor, and donate money to the organization quickly and easily online. The website also makes it easy for users to purchase tickets for events and find out what activities are happening in their local area.
"We're very pleased with our new web site both in terms of its appearance and its functionality," said Duane de Four, Webmaster at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. "We're particularly impressed with the underlying Ektron content management system which greatly simplifies the task of keeping the site up to date."
"We are proud to be a part of what Big Brothers Big Sisters is doing for the local community," said Chris Pisapia, Managing Director of Technical Consulting at Verndale. "Their new website is an example of how strategic planning and tactical design can lead to a positive online experience for all types of visitors."
Founded in 1998, Verndale has helped hundreds of emerging and mid-sized organizations maximize the value of their web assets. Experienced in website design, application development, integration services, and online marketing, the company helps clients meet the challenges of business today in innovative and forward thinking ways. Verndale is a Microsoft Certified Development Partner and maintains active partner relationships with many of the leading Content Management, Portal, Commerce, Search, and E-Mail Marketing platforms. The firm has been recognized by the Boston Business Journal and Inc. Magazine as one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in Massachusetts and the US respectively. For more information visit http://www.verndale.com.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
As one of the largest adult-to-child mentoring organizations in the nation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay currently serves over 3,500 youth in one-to-one relationships, and more than 100 additional youth in group activities and camperships. Our service area encompasses 155 cities and towns throughout the Massachusetts Bay area. Currently located in 10 offices, our staff of nearly 100 employees supports these children, their families and the friendships they form with caring adult volunteers.
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