Friends of Sutter’s Fort Sacramento, CA
We were thrilled to redesign and develop the website for this Sacramento landmark. While at a glance the site looks like it’s the official park website, it’s actually the online presence for Friends of Sutter’s Fort, the nonprofit that helps California State Parks bridge the funding gap and raise the funds that are needed in order to restore historic structures, preserve important artifacts and provide exceptional educational programming. With their mission in mind, we developed the site’s information architecture in such a way that in addition to details on visiting the park, it clearly invites friends of the park to attend special events, become a member, volunteer and find other ways to support the fort!
Also, since Friends of Sutter’s Fort already runs the existing brick-and-mortar store, we encouraged them to take the store online, and with the power of Shopify, added a full-featured, scalable e-commerce component without adding much cost.
Consultation, website design and development, WordPress development, Shopify development, content management training.
After the launch of the site, we worked with Friends of Sutter’s Fort to tame their email newsletter, providing best practices on crafting a shorter email that folks would actually read, and then integrating the newsletter with a newly developed news section on the website that presents the full-length news items.
Visit The Site
Visit the site at SuttersFort.org.