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National arboretum website builds on community engagement

Our new website for Friends Of Westonbirt Arboretum puts the organisations community at the heart of its online activity, with public fundraising tools and online resources for members.

The responsive website includes a number of tools for engaging supporters, including a community fundraising platform that allows members of the public to set up their own fundraising pages in support of the arboretum.

User-friendly membership and the sale of “virtual products’ including the ability to adopt parts of the arboretum via an interactive map are helping to drive fundraising and income generation for the national arboretum’s charity body by providing more focussed online engagement with their 30,000 members.

The site also brings the charity’s popular monthly magazine fully online, with a dedicated magazine and archive section included in the website’s blogging platform.

Visit FOWA’s website >>

 

Bristol A.R.C. care for 1000s of animals every year

Responsive site for relaunched animal charity

Bristol A.R.C. care for 1000s of animals every year

Bristol A.R.C. care for 1000s of animals every year

Bristol Dogs and Cats Home relaunched as Bristol A.R.C. with a new, responsive website designed and created by Tickbox to launch their new brand.

The site, built on our Hummingbird 3 website platform, reflect the new brand identity for the organisation and includes many of our powerful community engagement and fundraising tools.

We created a user-friendly animal matching database that allows prospective adopters to find the perfect animal for them. Strong use of images and a light, friendly “voice” to the site support the new brand messages of the Bristol-based charity.

The site includes a fundraising platform, interactive timeline and donation facilities as well as being designed to work seamlessly with mobile devices.

 Visit Bristol A.R.C.’s website >>

 

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NHS partnership website launched on Hummingbird 3

Our latest website, for a partnership of NHS trusts, universities and local authorities, is the first of a number of projects to run on our new Hummingbird 3 CMS platform.

Bristol Health Partners is a strategic collaboration between the city’s three NHS trusts, three clinical commissioning groups, two universities and its local authority.

The website supports the partnership’s internal comms strategy, as well as providing a platform for engaging other bodies and professionals with their work.

The site is the first to run on the latest version of our Content Management System, Hummingbird and is designed to be responsive, user-friendly and highly flexible.

Hummingbird 3.0 has been in development for over a year and marks a significant upgrade on our tried-and-trusted CMS. The platform has been designed and specced in collaboration with a number of our clients to deliver a powerful CMS system designed for the way charities and other similar organisations work.

The centralised CMS system is created to allow best-practice to be disseminated across all our clients – with regular updates, improvements and upgrades seamlessly rolled out across all users. Through working with multiple charity, arts and public sector clients we are able to take successful and effective technical solutions and share them across all clients.

This ensures all HB3 users benefit from ongoing development work and future-proof their sites as well as benefiting from our experience and expertise in the sector.

 

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Volunteer Management System for Museum Makers

Museum Makers is a project set up by Luton Culture that has helped transform Luton’s Wardown Park Museum, backed up by technology from Tickbox.

Working with Luton Culture, we developed the Volunteer Makers platform to power the Museum Makers website, which co-ordinates and manages volunteer activity at the museum.

The platform operates as a challenge database, automatically matching volunteer opportunities with skills and allowing light-touch volunteering to encourage a wider volunteer community. The system works closely with social platforms to actively increase engagement and interactions.

The platform has helped Wardown Park Museum to increase its active volunteer force from less than 5o to over 1000 in less than a year, with reduced staff administration time from Luton Culture.

This has helped the museum meet a number of ambitious targets, increase visitor numbers and run effectively with a reduced budget – the volunteers have even managed to get a place in the Guinness Book of Records!

If you are interested in how the Volunteer Makers platform could help your organisation, get in touch with us here.

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Digital Museums consultancy and training

Tickbox were commissioned by the South West Museum Development Partnership to deliver digital engagement consultancy and training to nearly 40 museums across the region.

Drawing on more than 8 years experience of delivering digital strategy and implementation projects for museums, arts and heritage organisations across the UK, we have been helping the museums to improve their use of digital platforms across their whole organisation.

The project involved auditing and reviewing existing digital engagement in the museums, and delivering interactive workshops to support development of their digital strategies.

Following the final tranche of workshops, we organised a regional forum bringing together museums who had taken part in the programme to share experiences and selected a number of ‘Digital Champions” – museums for whom engagement with digital has been transformational and who will continue to share their knowledge and experience with partnership members going forward.

To find out more about this project, visit our Digital Museum blog.