9. Prepping to Meet Chelsea Clinton & NEW Website Launch

In my last post, I mentioned the launch of my new social initiative, Beading Barriers, an arts empowerment program & sustainable scholarship program for girls’ education. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been prepping my project website to use it as part of my presentation for the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) next week! She’s the First was chosen out of hundreds of organizations and commitments to present our idea on stage, in a session moderated by Chelsea Clinton herself!

ImageToday I’m really excited to announce the LAUNCH of my website and to guide you through some of its interactive features. I will present this website as my final class project. It includes a variety of media, two original videos, and an instructional series — all surrounding the topic of magazine bead jewelry and my journey to CGIU next week.

Visit the website here!

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On the HOME page, web users can see photos and read a brief description of the project. They can also follow the page to our Etsy shop (COMING SOON) where they will be able to purchase the magazine bead jewelry once it is completed.

On the ABOUT page, users can find background information about CGIU. This is also where I will post updates throughout and after the conference.

After visiting the HOW-TO page, web users can watch an instructional video which tells them how to make the magazine beads. They can also read the instructions below, should they not want to watch the video.

Watch the instructional video:

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The MEDIA page introduces our project with an announcement video as well as a slideshow of photos from our first workshop held a few weeks ago with Girls Group – Ann Arbor.

Watch the announcement video:

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Finally, the CONTACT page gives a brief bio of myself as the project’s founder as well as provides contact information for individuals who’d like to get involved.

I’ll most likely be adding more information before I turn the project in, so any feedback is welcome! Do you feel like the website is missing crucial information? If so, what?

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2 thoughts on “9. Prepping to Meet Chelsea Clinton & NEW Website Launch

  1. Hey Meaghan!

    Your website looks great. You’re a natural at all things social media; asking “what information am I missing?” lead me to look at your full site, so mission accomplished!

    The “About” section of your page could be a bit clearer.
    1. You start with an incomplete mission statement: it sounds like the goal of She’s the First, but without explaining how you’ll accomplish the goal. Even adding “by making beads…” would help me better understand your organization.
    2. There are quotes around the word “beat,” (“beat” poverty) and I wasn’t sure what that meant. Is there another word that works there?
    3. Add a subhead! After your mission statement, you’re explaining the Clinton conference. Putting in a simple “About the Clinton Conference:” above would help break up the information.

    I hope that helps!

    I’ve been looking at a lot of websites for my org, and yours is better than a number of them already. Great job!

  2. After seeing what version of your website you have at this point in time, I like the development you’ve made. I know I already talked to you in class today about the project, but I think a key to making this site successful is stressing this as a project. I think even just putting a small “She’s the First” logo in the header would do a good job of connecting the two and further stressing that this is a project and not an organization on its own, because that was my first impression of it.

    I like the changes you’ve made to the About section, and I urge you to continue to stress the girls involved and more pictures and video showing your vision in progress, your mission at work. I understand that it is your brainchild and you want credit for it, but I just think that when trying to impress others with the effect your idea is having, pictures of it in action are the way to go. This also explains why I like the choice to get rid of the “conference” tab, it explains how you came up with the idea and why, but a better use of space is showing the idea in practice.

    I also look forward to the Etsy store being open and more concrete examples of the finished beaded bracelets. This will make the project more tangible and real, with examples of the work being done and also making it easier to raise money. When the store is open I highly recommend making it a tab as well as having it on the homepage, because that will sort of act as your “donate” tab or just explaining to the world how they can most easily get involved with and support the project.

    GOOD JOB THOOOO

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