Appetite For Change has 2 websites, soon to be three, and we need them to all connect together. All three sites are hosted in different places (long story) which is not ideal. The AFC site is hosted on Square Space, the Kindred Kitchen site was built and is hosted on Go Daddy (by previous business operator), and the Breaking Bread site is being built on Word Press. In a perfect world all three sites would be branded together and connected in some way so that people coming to those sites are aware that they are all connected. Profits from Kindred Kitchen and Breaking Bread all go back to support AFC's mission, so we want that to be clear. We would like these websites to function so that our staff can easily make changes to all three sites, and we can do the training in-house necessary to make those changes as new staff come on board. It would be great if our youth could be the ones to get trained.
Donations and T-Shirts or Other Products: AFC would like people to be able to purchase T-shirts, hoodies and other products on the website as well as donate to our cause. Currently we use Give MN which is alright, but the look and function of the widget isn't where we want it to be.
Workshops: We need to have a better calendar of events, and having a way for folks to rsvp for our Community Cooks workshops would not only help us plan, but also allow people to be reminded of the workshops they've signed up for.
See our Results: We would love to have infographics and easily to access reports on our impact in the community as well as our financial reports.
Interface with Kindred Kitchen: www.kindredkitchen.org AFC recently took over Kindred Kitchen, a shared commissary kitchen, and we want our AFC main page to interact with the current Kindred Kitchen site. Ideally we want to have a better online scheduling system for Kindred Kitchen that could live on the website for our tenants to easily access. Right now we use Google calendar, and there are definite drawbacks to that system. It would be great also to have people be able to connect to tenant's websites directly from our Kindred Kitchen page. Currently we only have logos.
Connect with Breaking Bread Cafe: www.breakingbreadfoods.com AFC also is opening Breaking Bread Cafe this spring, and although that will also have its own website (being developed now) we want that site to interface with the AFC home site and Kindred Kitchen. Ultimately we also want people to be able to place take-out and/or to-go orders online and eventually purchase their meal or value added products online.
Recipes: We need the AFC site to host all of our recipes and ideally links to other resources for recipes, gardening tips, food justice information, and more.
Resources: Current resource page is pretty sad. We'd like to beef this up and have links to all the resources we want the community to have access to.
Partners: Would be great to have all of our partners and funders with links to their organizations.
Photos: Our photo page is in great need of updating, and we want the photos to be organized in some fashion, either by program, event or some other way.
Forms: We have a simple drop down form on our website for people who are interested in subscribing to our news letter, volunteering, or hosting a work shop. It would be great to have a more detailed form with more information that we could better use for entering into our database for tracking constituents. We have wanted to created a graphic user interface at our workshops that would allow people to "sign-in" with at tablet or lap top and have their information go straight into our tracking system.
Social Media: Our site doesn't interact super well with our social media accounts. We'd love to have the website better able to drive people to Facebook, Twiiter, Instagram etc. and vice versa.