Invisible Children is requesting proposals from experienced individuals who can be available to support with regular site maintenance and web projects, such as updating content, code, or platform versions on an as-needed basis.

Invisible Children’s website is custom-built on the WordPress CMS and has been online for nearly 15 years. In the past, web platforms were managed, built, and designed by an in-house team to meet significant awareness, fundraising, and advocacy goals of the organization. In recent years, Invisible Children’s programmatic & fundraising models have shifted away from tactics that require robust web-based platforms. As a result, Invisible Children no longer has an in-house web team and the site has undergone minimal maintenance since 2015. 

Description of Expected Work

We are looking for technical partners who can help us keep our web presence active and running smoothly. We foresee needing support with the following sorts of tasks:

+ Field emails from Invisible Children web services re: updates, outages, etc. and assist with basic web maintenance 

+ Periodically perform minor content updates such as copy updates, updating links, etc. 

+ Advise Invisible Children IT and Communications staff on how best to move forward when a big or urgent web need arises that is beyond the scope of maintenance

+ Advise Invisible Children staff on priorities, timeline, and costs for long term web projects

+ Potentially provide technical support to additional web projects as they arise.

Contractor Expectation

Required:

+ Experience, willingness, and ability to work with a mixture of modern and legacy systems

+ Experience advising organizations on their tech stack to optimize performance and minimize cost

+ Excellent patience and communication skills — particularly with less-technologically-minded collaborators

+ Experience in multiple generations of various protocols, languages, and systems

+ Experience with WordPress

Preferred: 

+ Familiarity with Invisible Children and the nature of its web operations, past and present

+ Familiarity with Google Analytics eCommerce tagging

Proposals Must Include

+ An introduction summarizing you / your company’s background

+ An overview of your resources, capabilities, and relevant experience

+ Two to three examples of other sites you’ve built or maintained. 

+ Contact information for three (3) past performance references (We will not contact your references without notifying you first)

+ Hourly rate

+ Current workload. How does it fit into you/your firm’s current scheduled activities?

Proposals should be submitted by January 29, 2021, via email to [email protected]. Please include Web Maintenance Support Proposal in the subject line of your email.

Invisible Children will select one (1) to three (3) candidates as “Preferred Vendors” for hourly- or project-based web maintenance support to be provided on an as-needed basis.