It may have been a cold January, but there was no hibernating for the busy bees in our development team with two new sites launching in the month.
First up, we sprinkled some digital magic with an upgraded site for the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum (FOWA).
Westonbirt, near Tetbury in Gloucestershire, is the national arboretum and its 18,000 trees across 600 acres are managed by the Forestry Commission. Support from the Friends organisation is vital to maintaining and improving the beautiful and much visited site.
The new FOWA site helps them achieve their goals by incorporating innovative, specially designed online tools to allow supporters to fundraise for the organisation directly via the site.
FOWA members can now enjoy a clearer, more comprehensive interface with the organisation via the site, and there is now an online version of their magazine.
The site was developed using Tickbox’s collaborative approach. FOWA have been satisfied customers now for many years and appreciate the agency’s ethos.
The second major project also reunited Tickbox with an organisation they have worked with in the past – Bristol Dogs and Cats Home. The Bristol animal charity had launched a comprehensive rebranding exercise of its Animal Rescue Centre in the city.
As well as a press and advertising campaign, they commissioned Tickbox to provide a new responsive site.
Among the benefits of the new site is a new comprehensive and interactive animal rehoming section, and a fundraising platform that enables the Centre to set up and manage appeals.
The work will help the RSPCA in Bristol continue its work, caring for 12,000 animals annually, and rehoming 2,000.
There’s a certain symmetry in working for people who care for dogs along with people who care for trees, but we’re not reflecting on that, as we push on with a busy schedule in February.