Mustard Seed Communities started in 1978 outside of Kingston, Jamaica. It later expanded to Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Zimbabwe, and Malawi.Mustard Seed provides residential care of children and adults with a range of developmental and physical disabilities. The organization’s mission is to create a loving, caring environment to the residents.

Project Goals

Website

  • Utilize a low-cost platform to create a website.
  • Create an easy to navigate website.
  • Configure a website in a way that would allow authors with minimal technical knowledge to create and manage content.
  • Create a solution that allows volunteers to register for a mission.
  • Allow website visitors to submit their stories for inclusion in the site’s content.

Donation Forms

  • Duplicate website design in Luminate Online for a seamless user experience across platforms.
  • Illustrate the story and impact of donations.
  • Allow users to pay for the credit card processing fees.
  • Configure the forms to collection mission registration fees.

Project Outcome

Custom Drupal Website

  • A website has been created utilizing Drupal content management system. The open source platform minimized technology costs for the organization.
  • The Drupal CMS allowed us to segment complex site architecture into easy to manage content types.
  • The content type approach allows authors to easily create and modify content by filling out simple forms.
  • The site’s design includes many images and visually communicates the mission and achievements of the organization. It was programmed to be responsive and functional at all screen resolutions.
  • The  mission calendar section was configured to work seamlessly with Blackbaud Luminate Online®, allowing users to make their mission reservations in Luminate Online.
  • The website has been configured to allow users to contribute their stories to the site via a web form.

Donation Forms

  • Luminate Online was configured to identically replicate the Drupal site. Website users now have a seamless experience across both platforms.
  • Donation levels on donation forms were configured to communicate the direct impact of each donation.
  • Donation forms were configured to allow users to pay for the credit card processing fees. This minimized organization’s costs and increased program budgets.
  • Mission registration forms were configured to dynamically get mission information from Drupal site pages, minimizing registration time for users.
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