September saw the launch of an interesting project we’ve been working on, the Tower Hamlets Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) website. We worked as lead consultant with two amazing subcontractors, Mark Patchett and Sumac.
Third Sector Consultation
The project was in three stages, and for the first stage we worked with Mark to consult widely with the third sector (community, voluntary and faith organisations) in Tower Hamlets to see what the needs were for a CVS website and what they hoped we would achieve. Mark conducted focus groups, telephone interviews and we developed an online survey tool to get responses from a wide range of stakeholders.
We developed a logo and identity for the organisation working closely with the interim board steering the creation of the new CVS. And using the information we gathered in the community consultation, we developed a site map for the website, planning content and navigation.
Content Management System (CMS) Build
Because the new CVS will need to have complete control over their new website we worked with Sumac to implement a content management system for the site. Sumac also developed a custom database to collect and display information about the hundreds of organisations in Tower Hamlets the CVS will represent.