A regional chapter of an international non-profit dedicated to education around pre-17th century life and culture needed a new look with members-only area and collaborative events calendar.
The Kingdom of An Tir is a regional chapter of The Society for Creative Anachronism, an international non-profit organization. It is completely run by volunteers.
Events Management System:
The Kingdom of An Tir’s membership plans and organizes approximately 400 events per year in the region which encompasses Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho, and most of British Columbia. Members rely on the calendar to plan their participation in the group.
The group needed a robust events management system to replace the custom one they were using. The system needed to be able to handle user event submission, approval workflow, multiple authors, and front-end user event editing. I led a focus group with key users and administrators and we settled on a required features list. A best-fit plugin was chosen and customized to meet the needs of the group.
The legacy site was written in PHP and although mostly database driven, required PHP knowledge to update many pages. Redesigning the website in WordPress made sense for an organization that uses a rotating staff of volunteers to keep content updated.