After more than 20 years of building homes, we don’t do it the same way we did when we started. And while our last website wasn’t made 20 years ago, it definitely wasn’t reflective of the innovative work we’re doing in the Greater San Francisco area.
Yesterday we launched our new website: www.habitatgsf.org. Yesterday also marks six months since I joined the staff at Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco in a new position as community manager. As community manager, I’m here to communicate with, listen to, grow and engage our community; we depend on our community to fulfill our mission. We knew that our website not only fell short on demonstrating the diversity, scope and dedication of that community, but also fell short on meeting your needs.
We’ve put a lot of work into this website, and we’re excited to share it with you. A website should spread current and useful information, it should be easy to navigate and share, and ideally, you’ll enjoy visiting it. We designed our website to allow us to update it easily, getting you that current and useful information quickly; to tell the stories that make your work with us so great, so you can share your impact with others; to be intuitive and integrated with the social media sites you use, to make visiting our website as enjoyable as such an activity can be.
Best yet, we designed our website to be flexible. What we’re launching now is just the first phase of this new site. As you use it and hopefully give us your feedback, we’ll use that to develop more features to create an online space for our community. This launch isn't the end of this project (even if it feels like it to the team that spent the last six months putting it together)--it’s a starting point for more engagement and more communication with our community. I hope you’ll take a look around the site, and take the time to let us know what you think on this feedback form or in the comments below. I hope you love it as much as we do.
Posted by Bettina Sferrino, Community Manager