The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY works directly with the United Nations to organize and work for women’s rights the world over.
CSW reached out to Social Ink to redesign and rebuild their website, creating new visual identity assets and icons and re-aligning their events management flow with an integrated donations and registration payments (ECommerce) system. This CMS-powered site with customized backend interface powers all CSW events and helps the site with outreach and organization.
Dealing with Donations
CSW-NGO needed a way to both collect regular donations – and collect payments + donations for the various events they were hosting. We connected them to the platform set up by the folks at Stripe, using a security certificate and low transaction fee to funnel all transactions in a secure manner using Stripe’s developer-friendly interface (and obviating the need for PCI compliance and other fees that eat away at the bottom line). We integrated the payment system with a multiple registrations and an upload feature to accept advertisements and promotional items in their annual handbook.
Wrassling with Members
Further integrating the various previous systems at CSW-NGO, we thought of different solutions to migrate the old membership system into WordPress system, accomplishing two goals: centralizing two previously separated systems of membership and website content, and “future-proofing” the membership system by tying CSW-NGO members as “users” in the new website. While CSW-NGO didn’t need it at the beginning, this site architecture proved useful as the organization began to explore new avenues of allowing members-only login to private website content, as well managing member profiles.