Coordinating Committee Conf Call Agenda 06 06 11 Decision Item: Web Redesign Team
Decision Item: Web Redesign Team
Presenters: Barry Hermanson, Mike Feinstein
Time Requested: 30 minutes
Background: At its May 16th conference call, the Coordinating Committee discussed options for updating the GPCA web site and found that there was general agreement within the party to switch to a Drupal content management system (CMS) and a CiviCRM constituent relationship management (CRM) system, along with dating the graphic design and look of the site. However, how the transition would be managed was left open to further research, to determine whether the change could be effectuated entirely in house by GPCA IT personnel or whether an outside firm could be retained. The responsibility to evaluate this question was left to three individuals initially proposed for the negotiating committee - Sanda Everette, Mike Feinstein and Barry Hermanson, along with the three people who were suggested as good additional members of the committee. Bill Meyers was the only person of the three who agreed to join the group.
After evaluation, the committee's conclusion was to retain an outside firm to help us redesign www.cagreens.org in a timely manner by July 15, 2011 as specified in the contract of the Managing Director. A Web Redesign Team sub-committee of the Coordinating Committee should be established to work with the outside firm and the GPCA Managing Direction on this process and return to the Coordinating Committee for approval of the final design.
The GPCA FY2011-2012 six month budget allocated up to $10,500 for costs associated with the web page upgrade. The GPCA has already received a bid from Radical Designs, a workers collective, in San Francisco for $4200. The 35 hours of work by Radical Designs includes web template setup based on the Canadian Green Party's template and setting up new information infrastructure, navigation, basic plugins and features.
The Negotiating Committee recommended the following members of a Web Redesign Team (Bruce Wolfe, Bert Heuer as IT Project Manager, Sanda Everette, Mike Feinstein and Marnie Glickman) to work with Radical Designs to oversee the customization and to bring a draft graphic redesign to the Coordinating Committee for its July meeting for a final approval. The Web Redesign Team would also solicit the input of other GPCA members with web page graphic redesign experience.
Proposal: That the Coordinating Committee establish a Web Redesign Team sub-committee of the following individuals: Bruce Wolfe, Bert Heuer as IT Project Manager, Sanda Everette, Mike Feinstein and Marnie Glickman to work with Radical Designs to oversee the website redesign and to bring a the redesigned website to the Coordinating Committee for a final approval.